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  • One Night Stand in The Chinatown Courtyard

  • Type: Entertainment/Art/Exhibit
    Date: Friday - 8/5/2011
    Time: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    Mendonca Building Courtyard
    1126 Smith Street
    #11 on the Gallery
    Walk Guide
    (Other Venues)
    For More info:
    JoDee Hunt, 262-5930
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    Cost: Free
The Mendonca Building's Courtyard will be open in August with the usual music and art and will also introduce a new tenant in Loft 215 upstairs. Go upstairs through the Smith Street door or up the red Courtyard stairs to meet our new artists and view scheduled performances by THE ARTSMITHS.
"EDGARDO GARCIA II, aka Deen, was born in Pasay City, Philippines and raised in the Bay Area in California but began his professional art career in Hawaii in 2000.  After apprenticing with his brother Walfrido for his art studio, he decided to start DAGAR of Light Productions in order to pursue his dream of reflecting the Lord's Light through His gift:  painting. Currently known for his renditions of the Honu or the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, he has also ventured into other subjects like clownfish, lionfish, koi and lotus, tropical flowers, seascapes and landscapes, and portraits.  His art can be found around the Hawaiian Islands in various galleries where he can often be found doing painting demonstrations. His art features original oils and mixed media on canvas, acrylic murals, Ltd. Edition Giclees on canvas, Open Edition Giclees on paper and various original custom hand painted collectibles including ukuleles, silk aloha shirts, mailboxes, Koa hats and lamp shades.  He also produces books, calendars, greeting cards and other collectibles.  He is available for commissions, murals, kids rooms, fundraisers and painting demos. 
Also showing will be ROBERT CABBAT. From his earliest memories Robert loved to draw. Drawing and sketching was a natural skill refined and polished over the years. Having taken a few formal classes in art, he is primarily self-taught nurturing his art ability through hours of practice and execution. He enjoys painting in oils and acrylics, but is quite familiar with other mediums including graphite, charcoal, soft pastels, and colored pencils. In 2005 he received degrees in Graphic Design and Film/Video from Collins College in Tempe, Arizona. He works as a freelance graphic designer and paints on his spare time.
Returning with her amazing Knitwear will be BAERBEL “Gigi” MILLER. She will be reintroducing some of the great new fashion hits from Europe...”pompom scarf’s” Hawaii. They are seen all over Paris and the rest of Europe as well. If you already have one, they make great gifts and are very reasonable priced. She will also have many handmade scarves and throws and her original one of a kind purses.
SHAYNE TURNER will again offer her unique jewelry that she calls Grand Strands. Crafted individually and by hand in beautiful Temple Valley, each unique piece celebrates many of nature’s own creations, reflecting places and colors of our Islands.
NILMA HUNTER will be displaying her jewelry as well. Originally from Brazil, Nilma discovered her love for jewelry designing about 4 years ago; she quit her job of 12 years in a hotel on the North Shore and dedicated her time to this new love. Self taught and motivated by Phil 4:13, she designs and handcrafts unique ocean inspired pieces with mostly earth friendly silver (reclaimed from old electronic equipment and other resources) and other sustainable mediums such as sea glass and shells found on beaches and Golden Grass (naturally recurring in the central area of Brazil). She also tries to keep the crochet and knit art her mother taught her alive in her jewelry using thin wire to create one of a kind pieces. Nilma enjoys the challenge of custom orders, giving you the opportunity to design your own piece. Her most popular item is her inspirational words stamped customizable. Finger printing on silver is a great way to keep your loved ones near your heart, stop by her table to check it out!
A display of art created by a group of “street artists” who operate out of PS150 on Pauahi Street in Chinatown may be featured as well.

“Resident artists” RUTH SORENSON, KRIS GOTO and CHEYNE GALLARDE and perhaps others will be upstairs in the Chinatown Artist Lofts, and will have their studios open for a look at their newest creations.
OTIS SCHAPER will return after several months away to provide Courtyard music. He is well known as a local singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Otis has been dubbed "the Bob Dylan of Haleiwa" by Lynn Nani, music coordinator for the Haleiwa Arts Festival. He joined The Strangers, a classic rock band, in 1996 and wrote or co- wrote, along with Michael Scherr, the songs on their debut album "Meet The Strangers". Otis's influences include The Clash, Elvis Costello, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan. Otis owns The Factory, a surfboard manufacturing company, and shapes Chronic Surfboards.
Entry to the venue is either on Maunakea Street or Smith Street through the Bamboo into the Courtyard. This event is free and open to the public.

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