Dinner Party at Marks Garage
August 30 - October 1, 2016

Dinner Party explores the theme of social eating as interpreted by ten locally-based artists. Join us for this gastro-inspired group exhibition and read more about some of the artists below!

Daven Hee sits at the head of the table as the mastermind behind "Dinner Party".  He's currently working on a dinner set for 4.  

"For me, sitting down to a meal was a time to reflect and be with the family.  No matter what was going on outside of the meal you had to sit down, be together, and eat."
Daven has exhibited both nationally and internationally, with work in the permanent collections of: the National Institute for the Arts, the Australian National University, and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.  Check him out at


With only a shoestring budget and some spare drill bits, Calvin Lac can conjure up a chandelier to illuminate even the darkest place settings. We catch the mechanical wizard here, blowing some plates in preparation for "Dinner Party".

"It doesn't even matter what's at the table...  For me, eating socially is that time you get to decompress at the end of the night with your friends."  

Calvin's mixed media work utilizes both intimate design and kinetic elements.  He's currently a teaching assistant at Punahou School in their Glass and Jewelry programs.  Follow him on instagram as @i_lac_it_like_dat and stay tuned to meet more of the artists!  


ROOTED at The Bloomingdale's Gallery

ROOTED is a constant push and pull of the ocean, a noticeable shift in the sand that sinks down with each arriving wave. It’s the salt that heals, the formidable fire that creates and destroys, and the wind that whispers through our skin. What does it mean to take roots as a resident? To call a place home if you’ve left or just arrived? ROOTED is our exploration with finding a place to call home in Hawaii.

Five original handpainted photographic prints $250 ea.
Jen May: @jenmay • •
Kat Araujo: @kataraujostudio • •



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