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Find out what's happening this month at The ARTS at Marks!


The ARTS at Marks Garage

March 2017

1159 Nu'uanu Avenue *Honolulu, Hawai'i 96817


Gallery Hours:Tuesday through Saturday12pm - 5pm



Honolulu Biennial Visual Installation by Mohammad Kazem

March - April

Hailing from The United Arab Emirates, pioneering conceptual artist, Mohammed Kazem uses overlooked remnants of the everyday to measure and navigate global transformations. Kazem is one of the participating artists at the Honolulu Biennial with an installation hosted at ARTS at Marks Garage for the next 2 months. Often using or representing his own body in drawings, performances, and photographs, Kazem employs geographical markers as a way to locate his own subjectivity in relation to the rapid modernization and development of his homeland, the United Arab Emirates.


Honolulu Biennial Official After Party

March 8, 9:30PM-12:30AM


- Dj Annalog

- Live concert with Quadraphonix

- Hailing from United Arab Emirates Visual Installation by Mohammad Kazem

- Specialty BAR@Marks libations & beverages

FREE for all HB artists & VIPS with wrist band, $20for public

Tickets -


ImprovHI Auditions


March 4, 12-5PM

New Arts Partner ImprovHI is about to have a super busy 2017 and is looking for more players!


Looking for male and female actors who are comfortable improvising songs on the spot. Epic vocal strengths are a plus, but not required. Actors will be asked to do an improvised character monologue and a "want" song. No improv experience required. Music will be provided.


Looking for local improv teams to perform in our monthly "Original Jams Improv Show" at Arts at Marks in Chinatown. Shows will be every first Saturday startingApril 1st. Teams will be selected to play in at least one show. Shows should be improv comedy based and fit within a 15-25 minute slot. Long form only. Teams will be given 5-10 minutes to audition.

For questions, please email


Second Saturday Discover Art

March 11, 11AM-4PM

Every second Saturday, the Creative Arts Experience presents "Discover Art" to feature artists andperformers, stationed around the Chinatown community, to offer art classes,demonstrations and lessons. Activities will be interactive and geared towardchildren and families. Activities will include watercolors, face and body painting, take-away art, ceramics,papier-mâché, and more!


The Acting Studio

COJODA Productions

Tuesdays, 5:30-7PM

Single Point Acting for actors of all ages and levels. It simplified process created by Consulina Wong derived from the classic techniques of Stanislavski, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg. Learn acting skills from a veteran actress. Learn to act for movies, television stage and still photography.For more info and to join, call: Consulina Wong at(808) 223 6338.


Teen Slam Poetry

Pacific Tongues / Youth Speaks Hawaii

Every Wednesday, 4:30-6PM

Free teen slam poetry writing and performance workshops.


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The ARTS at Marks Relaunch

March 3, 6-10 PM

After a month of renovations by G70 and J.C. Builders, preview showcase of the Honolulu Biennial, Mohammed Kazem, ImprovHI, and more! The BAR@Marks will be up and running with beer provided by Kona Brewing Co.


Open House @ The Lofts

Chinatown Artist Lofts

More than half-a-dozen artists open-studios and one left to rent on the second floor of Chinatown Artists Loftswith live music, galleries, art demonstrations, and refreshments overlooking a tropical courtyard from5-10pm.Entrances on Smith and Maunakea near Hotel Street.



Nanci Amaka

Nanci Amaka is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist exploring ideas surrounding trauma, identity, memory and the sensorial elements between experience and language.Working from the theory that traumatic events challenge perceptions of power, autonomy, and identity; her work explores displacement due to widespread ecological destruction & global warfare.As well as the effects of traumatic memories on the human body and mind. Her performances are poetic narratives of memory retrieval & inspection that investigate limits of vulnerability & social empathy, by creating charged contemplative experiences.


CW Art Studio First Friday Open House

March 3, 5-10PM

Acrylic Mixed Media Workshop

Claudia Wallace

March 18, 10AM-2PM

CW Art Studio 1109 Maunakea St. #215

Cost: $75.00 (includes all materials, light lunch, refreshments)

The class will explore abstract expression, various ways and techniques materials can be used along with basic composition, division of space, color and focal point value. Space is limited so participation is on a first come basis. If interested, please contact her at (808) 293-7033 or email:


Hailing from Russia:

Pussy Riot Choreographer

Viktoria Naraxsa

Solo Performance


March 10, 6-9PM

- Artist talk with Masami Teraoka (selling art posters as well)

- Specialty BAR@Marks libations & beverages

- Tickets $20 -



Clown Masterclass

by Spanish Artist Aitor Basauri of Spymonkey

May 7 - 12, 10AM-4PM

In the Spymonkey clown masterclass, you will discover what makes you funny, hone your skills and practice making an audience belly laugh! Through clear and specific instruction, Aitor will support you to develop and hone your comedic skills. You will learn to trust your instinctive and spontaneous self. We will teach you technically how to make people laugh through status play-offs, parody, improvisation and many more games and exercises. 5 days.18 years and up.24 participant limit.

Spymonkeyis an international comedy and physical theatre company, based in Brighton. Aitoris one of the most sought after and leading teachers of clown and physical comedy in the world. He regularly runs Spymonkey masterclasses in London, Brighton and New York, is a staff tutor atCirque du Soleil Las Vegas, and teaches atEcole Phillipe Gaulier.

Tickets available soon on Eventbrite.


Honolulu Culture & Arts District

Charisma Industries

COJODA Productions

Friends of the Library

Hawai'i Shakespeare Festival

Hawai'i Watercolor Society


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Pacific Tongues/Youth Speaks Hawai'i

PA'I Foundation

Playbuilders of Hawaii

T-RX/Hallowballoo Music + Arts Festival


A sincere thank you to Kona Brewing Company, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Colliers International, Spire Accountants - Advisors, Mayor's Office on Culture and the Arts, Group 70 International, Andis Wines, Weissman Family Foundation, Stern Sidney Stern Memorial Trust, 1001 Friends, anonymous donors and many others for their ongoing support! Mahalo!

Please join these fine people by reconnecting, making a donation, and let's get ready for a wildly creative 2017!


Join 1001 Friends!

Rich Richardson, Executive Director

Named one of 6 People Making a Difference in Honolulu, Honolulu Magazine,Nov. 2013 (808) 521-2903 1159 Nu'uanu Ave. Honolulu, HI96817

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Honolulu, HI 96817

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    The ARTS at Marks Garage is a community arts center with a 1,000 sq. ft. gallery, a 1,000 sq. ft. theater, and a 1,000 sq. ft. office space founded in 2001. Marks is home to 13 performing and visual arts businesses including Youth Speaks Hawaii and Hawaii Shakespeare Festival. 45,000 visitors attend 13 exhibits and 150 performances each year.
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