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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

May at The ARTS!

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

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road.
They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
– Anna Quindlen in How Reading Changed My Life
There is nothing like a good book. Reading can make you happier and healthier, reducing your stress, showing you new worlds, promoting empathy and self-care. We love books at the ARTS. Books and Art of all kinds go hand in hand.
This month at the ARTS at Marks, we are delighted to feature one of our amazing partners, The Friends of the Library of Hawai’i. One of my favorite parts of the ARTS at Marks is the comforting presence of the Friends of the Library’s bookstore.
If you are not familiar with the Friends of the Library, they exist to promote and support the fifty-one public libraries that make up the Hawai‘i State Public Library System. Since 1879, FLH has worked to increase the facilities and the extension of services of free public libraries in Hawai‘i. Today, Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i is a nonprofit organization that continues the work of its illustrious founding members and supporters, who included prominent business leaders and Hawaiian royalty.
Our gallery will showcase art from their vast collection in a show titled, “Every Picture Has a Story.” We will also host The Hawaii Young Actor’s Ensemble as they bring the Bard’s words to life in their production of “The Tempest.”
As Stephen King says, “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
We hope that you will visit us this May and enjoy the magic of a good book and the art that they inspire.

Reiko Ho
Programming Director, The ARTS at Marks Garage

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We're Shivering with Antici-pation as Winter is Coming to The ARTS!
We've got really exciting Game of Thrones and Rocky Horror Picture Show events happening this month! For more info check out the details below!

May Exhibit

Every Picture Tells a Story
Friends of the Library Hawaii
May 1-31
Find the piece that tells your story at our gallery show! FLH will be featuring an intersection of arts and books with over 100 pieces of art: affordably priced paintings, lithographs, posters, and 3D art pieces complemented with books from the FLH Books at Marks bookstore.
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FLH will also be hosting free workshops within The ARTS throughout the month to coincide with the gallery show:
Saturday, May 11 at 12:30 pm FLH Volunteer Jan Bullock will host an up cycled craft workshop teaching attendees how to make flowers and gift bags from old books.
Saturday, May 18 at 12:30pm the Hawaiʻi Watercolor Society will be teaching participants how to paint, starting with their favorite book art cover.
Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 pm writer and multimedia artist Thad Higa from the HI Zine & Book Library will host a curated zine “bookshelf” reading list and discussion.

First Friday

Every Picture Tells a Story Gallery Opening
May 3, 5-10 PM
At 5pm, Every Single Daylight will take the stage performing throughout the night.
Then, the Honolulu Altered Book Group will host a book art craft session starting at 5:30 pm using techniques including collage, stencils, stamps, illustration, watercolor, and more.
At 7pm, Moses Goods, theatre artist and storyteller, will perform on stage!
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Open House@The Lofts
Chinatown Artist Lofts
May 3, 6-10 PM
Open studios and demonstrations all night! Located at 1109 Maunakea St, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Shows & Events

Cinco de Mayo
The ARTS at Marks Garage
_May 5, 3-8 PM
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us! Come by for a drink and stay for the dancing and DJs!

The Tempest
The Hawaii Young Actors Ensemble
May 10 & 11, 7:30 PM, May 12, 2 PM
This production of
Tempest explores the theme of forgiveness as more powerful and life-giving than any kind of retribution, with an original soundtrack composed by Isaia Bresolin, the student playing Prospero in the production. Read More

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THRONE-A-THON - GoT Viewing Party!
The ARTS at Marks Garage
May 24, 3-10 PM
Join us as we marathon Season 8 with games, trivia, a costume contest, live improv between episodes, and other festivities! Entrance is FREE, but for $5 you can decorate your very own goblet to drink from all night. All goblet wielders will get $1 off our special brews during the THRONE-A-THON! GoT-themed snacks and pupus available while supplies last


The Love Cafe
Ruth Shiroma Foster & Becky McGarvey
May 25, 8 PM
The Love Cafe is an audience interactive, cabaret, sing a long, variety show with all live music, singing, and dancing. Featuring local performers Ruth Shiroma Foster and Becky McGarvey, teaming up to show off their skills with their favorite love songs from across the decades.
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Masterclass with Jaimie Gusman
Jaime Gusman
May 26, 3 PM
In this generative workshop we will explore the possibilities of space in poetry, beginning with a poem’s most intimate cell: the poetic line. Students will participate in readings, a group writing activity, individual writing prompts, and have the opportunity to share their work. Beginners and seasoned writers are welcome!
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Rocky Horror Picture Show Trivia Night!
The ARTS at Marks Garage with Tita Titsling
May 31, 6 PM
Let's do the Time Warp again - we're not waiting until October! Frankenfurter wants you to support The ARTS with RHPS Trivia Night On May 31st, with your host, the indomitable Tita Titsling! The evening will include contests for best individual costume, best team of costumes, best team name, a Frankenfurter strut-off, refreshments, and trivia about your favorite goth, trans, sci-fi musical extravaganza!
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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!

Save by Being Sustainable!
Purchase an ARTS reusable cup or mason jar, or bring in your own reusable cup and receive $1 off your bar beverage!

Reserve a stall at The ARTS with!
Use code mghh25 for $2 off any reservations after 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends!

Get $2 Off Parking!

Get $5 OFF your LYFT!
Use CODE: ARTSATMARKS for $5 off your first 4 rides! New users only. Subject to Lyft's terms.

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Our Partners

COJODA Productions
Friends of the Library
Hawai'i Shakespeare Festival
Hawai'i Watercolor Society
Playbuilders of Hawaii
T-RX/Hallowbaloo Music + Arts Festival

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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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