Since returning I've been wading through my mail. I received sad news that Honolulu's finest art gallery, Bibleot closed this month. Paul, Tom, and his mom had a fun place with funky artwork, and introduced me to the best potters in Hawaii. I am sad to see it go even though I did not visit so often this past year.
Most of our remaining art galleries seem to feauture neon oil paintings of jumping whales or copies of Hawaiian art -- all overpriced for tourists. Bibelot always had a range of affordable art for those of us who are just starting out. They were also very real people who enjoyed to talk with folks.