Recent Works from Solomon Enos

December 30, 2016 - January 14, 2017

With Never-Before-Seen Works of Art!

Opening Reception on First Friday
January 6, 2017 - 6p - 9p
Bar@Marks, LIVE DJ Paige Okamura spinning soul, funk mix ups

Kicking off 2017 with ARTful rejuvenation! Starting our new year at ARTS at Marks with positive reinforcement! The exhibit Radical Optimist: Recent Works from Solomon Enos, native Hawaiian contemporary artists, activist and 1st ever artist in resident at the Hawaii Theater.


Artist at Sea Exhibit
January 17 - February 3, 2017

The Artist at Sea exhibit is a showcase of painting, photography, music, and film inspired by science from Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research Vessel Falkor. Running from January 17 through February 3, 2017, at The ARTS at Marks Garage, this presentation includes work from internationally-recognized artists who have spent time aboard the research vessel as Artists in Residence, including Rebecca Rutstein, Michelle Schwengel-Regala, Leslie Reed, Baltazar Bell, and Ben Cosgrove. 

Artists and scientists both have the ability to offer a deeper understanding of our Ocean: they are both important storytellers who help people to see in new ways. Applying these talents to ocean science and conservation creates a new space for dialogue and understanding. Schmidt Ocean Institute is uniquely positioned to provide collaborations between artists and some of the world’s leading marine scientists, using the Institute’s research vessel Falkor as a platform of connection and interdisciplinary reach. The science cruises offer a range of unique technology-based ocean research that lends to artistic exploration. Artists use the time on the ship to cultivate their creativeness and respond to the research being performed, ultimately using art to bring science to a broad audience.

Like scientists, artists conceptualize and put together ideas in new ways. The goal of this cross-fertilization of disciplines through the Artist-at-Sea program will result in a broader awareness of the important research occurring on Falkor and a better understanding of the complex ocean issues facing society today. Schmidt Ocean Institute believes that by providing a platform where experts from different disciplines are brought together, the convergence of ideas will transform both the scientists’ and artists’ work.



A year-round research-based after school arts mentoring program where teenagers learn about arts industries, deepen intellectual and social skills associated with arts-based learning, and have opportunities for college and careers in and through the arts.

Teens rebrand notorious "Paradise Lost" former drug den on Hotel Street with D.I.Y. barrel of monkeys.



Teens will have the opportunity to develop their problem solving skills and research methods while gaining skills in drawing, painting, photography, installation art, sculpture, mixed-media, topography and graphic design and new media.  

All teens are welcome for This FREE program but space is limited. Please contact us at for more information.


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"Fostering Ohana" with PlayBuilders of Hawaii

Currently there is a shortage of 70 foster homes on Oahu. National Statistics on Foster Children aging out of the System share dismal outcomes; only 58% graduate high school by the age of 19; less than 10% go on to college; 1 in 5 will become homeless; 1 in 4 will be incarcerated within two years of exiting the system. For most former foster children, problems exist in forming stable cohabiting situations, parenting and social relationships.

In an effort to help find more high quality foster homes and as a way to reach out to former foster youth, PlayBuilders of Hawaii Theater Company, in collaboration with Partners in Development, Queen Lili’ouklani Children’s Center, Catholic Charities, Hawai’i and other foster care helping organizations, is developing a play with the assistance of former foster youth, ages 18 to 26, while teaching them the art of acting and dance for one year, on Sunday nights at the ARTS at Marks Garage. In the spring of 2017, the finished play will be rehearsed and taken on a state-wide tour as a way to educate the public about this very  important issue and hopefully recruit more foster homes. For more information on this project please go to or contact Terri Madden at