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The ARTS at Marks Garage - JANUARY 2019 Update



January at The ARTS!


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

808.521.2903 | |

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12pm - 5pm


Aloha 2019!

As the new year begins, many of us are thinking of starting fresh, of new opportunities, of doing more with what we have, and reflecting on possibilities. In the spirit of renewal and possibility, our theme for the spring at The ARTS will be RE-Definition. Let's think differently. Let's see things in a new light. Sometimes all you need is a new perspective to move forward.

We have an amazing line up for January. Artist Eri Kawano Irwinʻs exhibit, "Us" examines societal challenges found in Hawaiʻi and the distracting influence of commercial beauty surrounding us. R. Zamora Linmark's ground-breaking play, Rolling the R's, will delight you, challenge you, and make you see a side of Hawaii that you may never have seen before. The Oahu Fringe Festival showcases ground breaking and new material by emerging artists and stage veterans. And we round out the month with internationally acclaimed teacher and performer, Aitor Basauri, and Hā Hā Hawai`i bringing the art of physical comedy to our audiences.

Visit us at the ARTS this month as we re-new, re-think, and re-define our perspectives.

Wishing you a bright and happy 2019!

From all of us at The ARTS at Marks,

Reiko Ho

Programming Director, The ARTS at Marks Garage

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January Exhibit



Eri Kawano Irwin, pen and colored pencil

January 2-26

When one first experiences Hawaiʻi, sheer beauty is often the initial impression. Upon closer examination, that beauty is revealed as a façade distracting us from the societal challenges surrounding us: poverty, homelessness, discrimination (gender, racial, national, etc.) and so on. Upon this realization, Eri Kawano Irwin concentrated on these challenges, yet some aspect of beauty -- natural surroundings, beautiful people and distinct architecture -- always emerged. Read more


First Friday


Us Opening

January 4, 6-9 PM

Stop by and chat with the artist, and enjoy beers by Kona Brewing Co.


Open House@The Lofts

Chinatown Artist Lofts

January 4, 6-10 PM

Open studios and demonstrations all night!


Shows & Events


ROLLING THE R'S, a play by R. Zamora Linmark & Directed by Reiko Ho

Kailua Onstage Arts & The ARTS at Marks Garage

January 4-6 & 18-20, 7:30 PM, Sunday Shows at 2 PM

Set in Kalihi in the disco years of the late '70s, when high school students hung posters of Scott Baio and Shaun Cassidy on the walls, read Teen Beat magazine, and listened to Peaches and Herb on cassette tapes. Edgar Ramirez, a Kalihi teenager "who looks like a Filipino John Travolta," is gay and faces down the taunts from his peers. Edgar and his friends Katrina and Vicente along with their classmates, dream, explore their sexuality, and struggle to define their ethnic identities in a non-linear, surrealistic, sometimes brutal story punctuated by the authoritarian voice of schoolteacher, Mrs. Takemoto, and the judgmental gossiping of Philippine-born friends Mrs. Cayabyab and Mrs. Arayat. Read More

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Oahu Fringe Festival

Various Artists

January 10-12

Fringe Fest is back! The ARTS is hosting 8 different shows throughout the weekend that will take you from comedy to shadow puppets to dance, and augmented reality! Shows include: B is for Body, CYPHER: Homecoming, Dr.Dodgy's Intergalactic Auto-Mechanical Circus, How to Really, Really? REALLY! Love a Woman, Mama Ensemble II: The Motherload, SHADOWS DANCE WITH WORDS, Thoughts on the Size of the Universe, and Two Women Drinking Wine Talking About Murder. Read More

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Workshops & Classes


Kumu Aitor Physical Comedy Boot Camp

Hā Hā Hawai`i Festival

January 25 - February 3

Be adventurous with internationally acclaimed Kumu Aitor Basauri! Take a wild ride on the Physical Comedy Boot Camp.Tame fears, find fun. Laughter can save us all. In these crazy times, find your humor among other artists, professionals, performers, musicians, actors and humans. Learn to be funnier. and unlock your inner freedom. Youʻll break your face laughing. Read More




Left, Brighton Spencer, Right, Byron Kauhi

The Acting Studio

COJODA Productions/Acting Studio HI

Tuesdays, 5:30-7 PM

The Acting Studio, a cojoda productions company, will be hosting the 2019 Actors Showcase featuring the newest and most exciting faces in the film industry of Honolulu, Hawaii. The show, a mixed media presentation at the most current of art spaces, The ARTS at Marks Garage.



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COJODA Productions

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Hawai'i Shakespeare Festival

Hawai'i Watercolor Society

Playbuilders of Hawaii

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  • The ARTS At Marks Garage
    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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