FEATURED

On the 75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, the survivors of the attack were presented a prestigious ceremony in their honor.  Part of this ceremony was a distinguished hula dance and song performed for them on Ford Island in front of the Arizona Memorial.  The performance was conducted by the Recca Family.  Joe Recca wrote and sang the song of gratitude and his daughter, Delys Recca, performed the hula dance. 

Mark Howard was commissioned to capture this once-in-a-lifetime event in a painting.  Mr. Howard set out to capture three things: (1) the spirit of Hawaiiana and Hula, (2) the gratitude expressed to the survivors, and (3) the grace and beauty of the Ms. Delys Recca.  After the original painting was completed Mr. Howard felt compelled to paint this larger 40” x 30” presentation.

Delys Recca, the dancer portrayed, is world renowned for her lifetime of island dance skills and honorable presentations.  She is a multiple-year performer in the annual hula competition, the Merry Monarch Festival.  Ms. Recca is also a direct-line descendant of King Kamehameha. 
Mark Howard, "75th Anniversary Performance"
​Acrylic on canvas, 30x40, SOLD, Available in giclée

ABOUT US

For 20 years, Haleiwa Art Gallery has been at the center of Oahu’s local art community, providing a much-needed venue for island-based artists to display their work. At Haleiwa Art Gallery, we strive to reach a wide audience and provide artistic experiences to enrich the lives of as many people as possible. With an emphasis on diversity, we carry original artwork and fine art prints in a range of styles, subjects, and mediums. Currently, the gallery features the fine artwork of approximately 20 Pacific Island artists, with collections large enough to demonstrate the full spectrum of each artist’s ability. We hold the largest collection of works by the late Al Furtado, and represent other fine artists including Ed Furuike, Lance Fairly, Mark Howard, and XQ Silk Art. 
Please call with any questions about our artists or upcoming events
808-637-3368

WHAT'S HAPPENING

  1. Morbi nunc odi
    Haleiwa Art Walk
    SATURDAY: MAY 13, 2017
    Join us for free refreshments, live ukulele music, and mingling with the artists. 3-8pm
  2. Morbi nunc odi
    Haleiwa Art Walk
    SATURDAY: JUN 10, 2017
    Join us for free refreshments, live ukulele music, and mingling with the artists. 3-8pm
  3. Morbi nunc odi
    Haleiwa Art Walk
    SATURDAY: JUL 8, 2017
    Join us for free refreshments, live ukulele music, and mingling with the artists. 3-8pm