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The ARTS at Marks Garage - APRIL 2019 Update

April at The ARTS!

1159 Nu'uanu Avenue | Honolulu, Hawai'i 96817
808.521.2903 | |
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12pm - 5pm

It’s April. The sakura are blooming and it is time for hanami.
Hanami or “flower viewing” is a centuries old Japanese tradition of welcoming spring. It is also known as the “cherry blossom festival.” Friends and family gather under blooming cherry blossoms for food, drink, songs, companionship, and the beauty of the sakura (cherry blossoms). The sakura are seen as a metaphor for life itself, breathtaking and beautiful, but also fleeting and ephemeral.
I love the idea of taking a moment with friends to appreciate how achingly beautiful life is. While we don’t have cherry blossoms, we will have the lovely art of The Hawaii Watercolor Society in the gallery this month. Highlights of the month also include the world premiere of Maseeh Ganjali’s Children of Isfahan and Playbuilder’s annual Playfestival. Art in all it's forms is like the cherry blossoms, and First Friday can be our version of Hanami. Won’t you come down and spend some time celebrating the moment with us?
In the cherry blossom's shade there's no such thing as a stranger.
Kobayashi Issa, haiku master
Happy Spring from all of us at The ARTS at Marks.

Reiko Ho
Programming Director, The ARTS at Marks Garage

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April Exhibit

2019 HWS Members' Show
Hawaii Watercolor Society
April 1-28
Hawai'i Watercolor Society's annual Members' Show juried by watercolor master Stephen Quiller.
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First Friday

2019 HWS Member's Show Opening
April 5, 5-7 PM
Talk with the artists, indulge in outstanding artwork, and get inspired! The award ceremony will start at 6.
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Open House@The Lofts
Chinatown Artist Lofts
April 5, 6-10 PM
Open studios and demonstrations all night! Located at 1109 Maunakea St, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Shows & Events

Children of Isfahan
Maseeh Ganjali
April 4 & 6, 7:30 PM, April 5, 9:30 PM, April 7, 4 PM
A historical-fictional play, set in the early fall of 1624 in Isfahan’s New Julfa district; the newly formed Armenian district of Iran’s Safavid capital. It portrays an intimate story of an Armenian immigrant, his daughter, and an Iranian painter.
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The PlayBuilders Festival 2019
April 13 & 14, 6 PM
Staged reading of original works by various artists.
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Auditions for Hawaii Shakespeare Festival
Hawaii Shakespeare Festival
April 20, 12-3 PM
Open audition for Hawaii Shakespeare Festival's 18th season. Plan to stay the whole time but if you have to arrive late or leave early, that's fine. Prepare nothing but be ready to move. More details at Read More

Workshops & Classes

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.

Books at Marks
Friends of the Library
Open Tue-Sat 12-5 PM, and until 9 PM on First Fridays
There’s a BOOKSTORE in Downtown by Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i!

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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.
    1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI (View Map)

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