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Every Picture Tells a Story
Friends of the Library
May 1-31

Find the piece that tells your story at our gallery show . . .

The Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i (FLH) announces its art show “Every Picture Tells a Story”. For the month of May, FLH will be featuring an intersection of arts and books from our collection. Over 100 pieces of art will be on display in the gallery at Arts at Marks Garage, all donated to FLH. This show will showcase just a sample of the over 500 art pieces in the FLH collection. The show will feature affordably priced paintings, lithographs, posters, and 3D art pieces complemented with books from the FLH Books at Marks bookstore located within the Arts at Marks Garage.

On First Friday, May 3rd, the “Every Picture Tells a Story” gallery show will be open from Noon till 10:00 p.m. At 5:00 p.m., the band 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 p.m. and running through 10 p.m. The group will help attendees start their very own altered book using techniques including collage, stencils, stamps, illustration, watercolor, and more. Moses Goods, theatre artist and storyteller, will perform on stage from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.

FLH will also be hosting free workshops within Arts at Marks throughout the month to coincide with the gallery show:

- Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. 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, 2019 at 12:30 the Hawaiʻi Watercolor Society will be teaching participants how to paint, starting with their favorite book art cover.

- Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. writer and multimedia artist Thad Higa from the HI Zine & Book Library will host a curated zine “bookshelf” reading list and discussion.

FLH is a partner in the Arts at Marks with a permanent bookstore in the space called Books at Marks. Both Books at Marks and the Arts at Marks are open Tuesdays through Saturdays from Noon till 5 p.m. To view more art from the FLH collection, please visit the 72nd Annual Sale at McKinley High School Cafeteria June 22-30, 2019, or the FLH Art & Book Sale November 9-11, 2019 at Washington Middle School Cafeteria, or online at

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