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WYLAND UNVEILS TWO EXCLUSIVE WHALING WALLS AT KAUAI VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER, AUGUST 11
KAPAA, HI (July 24, 2017) – Internationally renowned artist Wyland painted 100 Whaling Walls that span the globe. Wyland revisited two of these famous murals at Kauai Village Shopping Center to remake them. In celebration, the public is invited to an unveiling of the completed wall project on Friday, Aug. 11, beginning at 3 p.m.
The Whaling Walls draw visitors worldwide, as one of the largest art in public places projects ever completed, spanning five continents, 17 countries, and 79 cities around the globe.
“A Time for Conservation,” first painted on the Kauai Village Shopping Center clock tower in 1991, will be redone by Wyland and unveiled by him on Aug. 11. The event also includes dedication remarks by Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Wyland and live entertainment.
“We are proud to be part of Wyland’s legacy, with Kauai Village Shopping Center’s Whaling Walls. His artistry not only adds beauty to our community, but also reminds us to respect ocean life,” said Cliff Ogata, of ValueRock Realty Partners, the owners of Kauai Village Shopping Center. “As one of the most popular destinations in Kapaa, we are fortunate to share this message with countless visitors.”
Kauai Village Shopping Center also features the Whaling Wall “Humpbacks off the Pali Coast,” facing Kuhio Highway, on the building that will house Ross Dress for Less. Wyland updated this mural in January.
Wyland began painting the Whaling Walls over three decades ago. The artist and the Wyland Foundation’s monumental goal of painting 100 life-size public marine murals was completed in 2008. These murals were painted in life-size dimensions to increase appreciation and understanding for aquatic habitats.
About Kauai Village Shopping Center
Located in the heart of Kapaa along Kuhio Highway, Kauai Village Shopping Center is the leading retail and dining destination in East Kauai. Anchored by a 24/7 Safeway and soon-to-open Ross Dress for Less, the Kauai Village Shopping Center offers a diverse mix of leading national chains and local business, on nearly eight acres.