April 27, 2018: Pictures Plus
Members of HSBP were treated to a great tour of the Pictures Plus factory in Kapolei in April. The tour was led by the owner, Kent Untermann, and supported by his daughter Alexa Untermann and their Creative Director, Kira Kaloi. The company started in 1986 and for several years just worked the swap meet. It was not until 1993 that they opened their first retail store in Pearl Highlands. Today, the parent corporation, The Art Source, includes Pictures Plus (www.picturesplus.com), Plus Interiors (www.plusinteriors.com), California Closets (www.californiaclosets.com/locations/hawaii/kahala-showroom a franchise) and Island Sole (www.islandsole.com, a cool slipper company with five outlets on Oahu and one on Maui. All their pre-fabricated art works (including the sole of their slippers) feature local artists from whom they license usage. Lucky tour members each received a free high quality picture printed on metal that is a really sweet souvenir of the fact filled afternoon.