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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 3:56 p.m., Thursday, December 14, 2006

2 new galleries opening in Chinatown

Advertiser Staff

Chinatown's reputation as the city's art district is futher cemented by the launch of two new galleries.

Opened on Thursday is Nu'uanu Gallery (1161 Nu'uanu Ave., 536-9829), next to The ARTS at Marks Garage. The venue's debut show is "John Young and Nathan Oliveira: Friendship," through Jan. 27.

The late Young, one of Hawai'i's best-known painters, and Northern California-based Oliveira met while Oliveira was a visiting artist at the University of Hawai'i.

Across the street, and aesthetically worlds away, is Chinatown Boardroom (1160 Nu'uanu Ave., 585-7200), opening on Monday, Jan. 18. Owners Jackie Pamerleau and Eric Walden have created a surfboard shop-cum-gallery. Custom boards mingle well with works by young local artists.