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  • The ARTS at Marks Garage - JULY 2017 Update

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

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The ARTS at Marks Garage

JULYEXHIBITS

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CONTACT 3017

July 5-29

Pu'uhonua Society presents Selections from CONTACT 3017, curated by PARADISE COVE. The curators have selected work from their exhibition, CONTACT 3017: Hawaiʻi in a Thousand Years, originally presented at the Honolulu Museum of Art School in April 2017. The exhibition will feature artwork by local artists who were asked to take on the role of futurologists, envisioning and forecasting probable, possible and unknown futures of the Islands.

For the third year, CONTACT will present an edited selection of work from its annual exhibition at the ARTS at Mark's Garage. CONTACT is an annual exhibition of contemporary art exploring the notion ofcontactas it relates to the Hawaiian Islands, its people and their experiences.

SHOWS & EVENTS

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Romeo and Juliet

Hawaii Shakespeare Festival

July 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22 at7:30 PM

July 16, 23 at 3:30 PM

Shakespeare's romantic comedy turned tragedy stars two of Hawaii's finest young Shakespearean actors as the doomed lovers, alongside a cast of talented HSF veterans. Ari Dalbert, winner of the 2016 ESU National Shakespeare Competition, plays Romeo and Alisa Boland, who placed at the state level,plays Juliet.

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Comedy of Errors

Hawaii Shakespeare Festival

July 28, 29,August 2, 3, 5 at7:30 PM

July 30,August 6 at 3:30 PM

(no show FirstFriday)

Shakespeare's madcap comedy of mistaken identity is his shortest, and funniest, play. Guest director Shirley Kagan sets the action in bustling 1920s Ephesus (which looks a lot like New York). Former ESU National Shakespeare Competition champion Connor Lawhorn stars as the bewildered Antipholus of Ephesus.

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Second Saturday Discover Art

July 8, 10AM-2PM

Every second Saturday on Pauahi St., the Creative Arts Experience features 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!

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Books at Marks

Friends of the Library

Open Tue-Sat 12-5 PM

There's a BOOKSTORE in Downtown! Books at Marks, a bookstore by Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, opened on April 4th in The ARTS at Marks Garage and will be a continuing fixture in the newly renovated space. Open: Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-5pm, and until 10 pm on First Fridays and select other events.

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FIRST FRIDAY

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July 7, 6-10 PM

Join us for the CONTACT 3017 exhibit opening, and stay for a late night vibe with collaboration from Soulgasm DJs playing from 10pm-12am!

The BAR@MARKS in full swing servingKona Brewing Co., a selection of Andis Wine, and signature cocktails.

Books@Marks by The Friends of the Library will be open until 10PM.

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July 7, 6-10 PM

The Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i is staging a preview of select donated art works from it's 70th Annual Book Sale -July 15-23, 2017at McKinley High School Cafeteria. This exhibition is a small sampling of the wide range of international, mainland, and Hawaiian paintings, prints, and photographs that have been assembled, matted and framed, documented, and reasonably priced by FLH volunteers for the upcoming Annual Sale. Artwork shown -- "Aloha Ukulele" by Frank McIntosh.

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Open House @ The Lofts

Chinatown Artist Lofts

July 7, 6-9 PM

Live music by DJ J Class, who teaches music and DJing at Punahou, at The Lofts along with live performances throughout the night.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

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Ecstatic Dance

HeArt Dance ofConsciousness

July 9 & 23, 11 AM-12:30 PM

July 16 & 30, 7-8:30 PM

HeArt Dance Of Consciousness is excited to open its home for HeArt Dance Ohana, Ecstatic Dance. Let's celebrate, create, connect to our authentic Self, our awakened Self. See You on the dance floor!!

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TV Acting for Improvisers

improvHI,Instructor:Sarah Halford

July 17, 7-9 PM

$35

www.improvhi.com/classes

Improvisers! You've already got some skills...it's time to step up your game! Hawaii's TV and Film Industry is constantly growing. Now's the time to prepare yo urself to do your best work when you're in the audition room.

In this class, you will learn audition technique, script analysis and scene work. Improvisers will learn essential tools to aid them in the business of acting and will learn how to create emotional truth on camera in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

The last 15-20 minutes of class will be dedicated to a Q&A.

Improv Rap Workshop

Class instructor: Jonah "bigMOX" Moananu

July 31, 7-9PM

$20

www.improvhi.com/classes

Improv can be scary...and improv rapping can be even scarier! SO LET'S TRY IT! Finding your flow and spitting out lyrics is like "...the feeling of freedom, of seeing the light It's Ben Franklin with a key & a kite. You see it, right?" (psst...that's a line from Hamilton the musical).

In this all level class, students will learn the basics of freestyle rap and how to use it within improvised scenes or in your every day life. Get out of your head and into your flow!

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Students will learn in a safe, non-judgemental environment where support is our number one rule.

All levels welcome!

This class is limited to 16 students

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The Acting Studio

COJODA Productions

Tuesday July 18, 5:30-7 PM

Single Point Acting for actors of all ages and levels. It's a 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. For more info and to join, call: Consulina Wong at(808) 223-6338.

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Teen Slam Poetry

Pacific Tongues / Youth Speaks Hawaii

Wednesdays, 4:30-6 PM

Free teen slam poetry writing and performance workshops.

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COMING SOON

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The Seagull

Hawaii Shakespeare Festival

August 11, 12, 16, 17, 18at7:30 PM

August 13, 20 at 3:30 PM

Chekhov's brilliant play of love, life, innocence, betrayal and the cost of leading an artistic life.The Seagullrevolves around Irina Arkadina (a famous stage actress), Boris Trigorin (her lover, a well-known writer), Konstanin (Irina's son, an amateur playwright) and Nina (a beginning actor, the girl Konstantin loves).

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ARTFUL PARTNERS IN THE COMMUNITY

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70th Annual Friends of the Library Hawai'i Booksale

Friends of the Library

July 15-23, McKinley High School

The 70thAnnual Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i Booksale will be presented by Hawai‘i State Federal Credit Union at McKinley High School. Over 150,000 books, media, works of art, comics, and much more will be available. Don't miss one of the best collections of Hawaiiana books for sale as well as over 100 pieces of donated art.

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OUR PARTNERS

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Honolulu Culture & Arts District

Charisma Industries

COJODA Productions

Friends of the Library

Hawai'i Shakespeare Festival

Hawai'i Watercolor Society

HeArt Dance of Consciousness

ImprovHI

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Pacific Tongues/Youth Speaks Hawai'i

PA'I Foundation

Playbuilders of Hawaii

Rhizome Theater Lab

T-RX/Hallowballoo Music + Arts Festival

Travel2Change

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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, G70, 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 continue a wildly creative 2017!

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Donate!

Join 1001 Friends!

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Rich Richardson, Executive Director

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

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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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