Above, from left: John Climaldi, Chuck Andrus,
Joan Eva Atamian, Kyle Bernhardt, Zackary
Wright, Executive Director, Asia Pacific,
Christie’s International Real Estate. Below, from
left: Gina Overton, Dennis Pang, Jeff Overton.
Hawa i i
Art and real estate come together on Hawaii’s North Shore, where one
brokerage is championing local artists and designers in a series of exhibitions
Next time you visit your local real estate office, take
a look at what’s on display. If you’re lucky enough to
have Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers—the exclusive
affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in
Hawaii—as your agent, you’ll see that its walls are
covered with a selection of art and design by the best
creatives from the North Shore.
“We always want to work with our local community
and artists,” says Hawaii Life’s Diana Novoselic Ricciuti.
“We want our office to be more than just a place of
commerce, to be a community gathering place.”
To this end, Novoselic Ricciuti, her colleagues, and
members of the local community have created the
Haleiwa Art Cooperative, which will showcase
outstanding local art and design. And the offices of
Hawaii Life are the perfect place in which to do just
that. “We have this beautiful white, open space with a
lofty ceiling, kind of industrial modern, and this one
wall that just goes on forever,” says Novoselic Ricciuti.
Now dubbed the “art wall,” this space was used
for the cooperative’s inaugural show earlier this year.
Shapes of the North Shore was, in the words of Realtor-
Associate and keen surfer and shaper Kyle Bernhardt,
“a celebration of local shapers. Their skillful designs
electrified this place with positive energy.”
The cooperative is now planning a rotating program
of exhibitions, highlighting local talent from the
worlds of art, design, jewelry, textiles, and more.