Hawaii Ink

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August 29, 2008 06:00pm-09:00pm
Honolulu Academy of Arts


'Hawaii Ink' information

From traditional kakou to big wave surfing, Hawai‘i has an extreme side—a side that ARTafterDARK celebrates with Hawaii Ink. 

Come and get it:
 We've got free treats
• Tori Richard has been pushing the Island design envelope since the 1950s, and they will be showcasing some tattoo-like designs that might surprise you! Enter to win one of several Tori Richard gift certificates. 
• Tori Richard will also give away free custom-designed cooling agents (uh, also known as fans) to help beat the heat.

In Central Court:
Someone who takes slack key to the extreme—Makana—has put together a big show, with hula dancers in the mix. Things start off old school at 6pm, then the Ki ho‘alu Kid takes the stage 8:15-9pm, playing island sounds with an urban edge.

In Kinau Court: 
• Browse "Progressions" by Keoki Surfboard Designs.
• Come face to face with the larger-than-life portraits by local artist Silas Stoddard

In Banyan Court: 
• Get INKED with faux tattoos by Hart & Huntington Hawaii
• Groove to sounds from DJ Slant, Kentaro a.k.a. Duck, and Xhift Magazine's own DJ Xhift

In the John Dominis and Patches Damon Holt Gallery: Take a Zip Tour with Docent Sandra Simms at 7pm to get the inside scoop on art by Hawai‘i artists and of Hawai‘i. That means everything from sensual Maui waterfalls by Georgia O'Keefe to the 1888 Joseph Nawahi painting of Hilo Bay that was bought in a Big Island gallery in 1984 and "discovered" on The Antiques Road Show in 2006.

Look out for extreme sea creature art from the Waikiki Aquarium. 

And of course E+O Trading Co. will serve their culinary spin on the night's theme:
Plate 1: Kalua pig with cabbage, lomi salmon, kai choy and poi
Plate 2: Korean barbecue beef with Thai-style poke and jasmine rice
Plate 3: Chicken long rice with coconut-ginger sweet potatoes