PRESS RELEASE
March 26, 2016
DiscoverArt April 9, 2016: Art and Artist Line-Up
Second Saturday


DiscoverArt is a new, monthly, family-friendly initiative organized by Creative Arts Experience and Honolulu Culture and Arts District Association, in partnership with The Arts and Marks Garage. Currently, the action takes place in and around Art at Marks Garage, with other shops and galleries in the Downtown-Chinatown area taking part as well. DiscoverArt is held every second Saturday. Unless otherwise specified, activities run between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Here’s the line-up for April 9, 2016’s DiscoverArt:


Bethel Street Craft Fair. Live music by Nostalgia Hawaii and various art for sale and on exhibit. Takes place on the Ewa sidewalk of Bethel Street, between Pauahi Street and Chaplain Lane.

Nostalgia Hawaii Art. By the Friends of City and County of Honolulu Art Program under the guidance of Vernon Reita. Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel Street.

Intuitive Readings. By Aunty Helen. Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel Street.

Fine Arts on Nuuanu Avenue. Live demonstrations and exhibit by Alexandra Eyer and Jimmy Tablante of the Hawaii Watercolor Association. Takes place on the Diamond Head sidewalk of Nuuanu Avenue, between Pauahi Street and Chaplain Lane.

The Voyage: Body Acceptance Project. By Christie T. Knoll. This body-positive installation invites the participant to walk among and touch floating life-size busts of actual castings of women and men. The colorful handmade paper sculptures are made from items sentimental to each subject, so each bust is unique in shape and composition. Arts at Marks, Theatre, 1159 Nuuanu Avenue.

Contemporary Photography in Hawaii 2016. This is the 8th annual survey exhibition sponsored by Pacific New Media, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Arts at Marks, Gallery, 1159 Nuuanu Avenue.

Live Music. A number of talented musicians will be performing, including: Ordinary Magic with Tommy Osuna, performing retro acoustic guitar, Ed Caberto with contemporary guitar, Middle Eastern music with Kip McAtee, and John Rocco on keyboards. Arts at Marks, Gallery, 1159 Nuuanu Avenue. Music ends at 2:00 p.m.

Woodturning Demonstration. With Ron Tosh and Eric LeBuse. Arts at Marks, Great Lawn, 1159 Nuuanu Avenue.

Make-and-Take Project by Creative Art Experience. These activities are suited for all ages. Choose one or do both! Mandala Dot Rocks - Create a meditation rock using unconventional mark-making tools like straws, sticks, toothpicks and Q-tips to create swirls and abstract designs on rocks. “Dot” yourself to your happy place and take home a beautiful one-of-a-kind reminder to stay zen. Recycled Bookmarks - Using recycled materials – that can be cut, folded, glued and decorate – to make (and take) a unique bookmark.

Learn About Asian Art. Fong Tran, a veteran Asian art collector will share tips on buying and collecting. Two talks, one at Noon and the other at 2:00 p.m. Questions welcome! Art Treasures, 1136 Nuuanu Avenue.

Sidewalk Sale of Aloha. The ever popular mountain of clothing and accessory treasures where you never know what goody you might find. Barrio Vintage, 1161 Nuuanu Avenue.


DiscoverArt has two goals: to provide interactive opportunities for people to experience art and to provide a showcase for artist to share their craft and artistry. The second Saturday of the month, visitors might find live music, demonstrations, mini-classes, craft displays, make-and-take projects and other creative surprises. The type of art and specific artists and locations changes monthly, making DiscoverArt an organic, ever-surprising experience. There is no cost for activities, though tips and donations are welcome.


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Contacts:
Media – Miki Lee, (808) 770-7235
Artists – Sandy Pohl, (808) 226-4787
*Website and social media coming soon!



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