Silk Road

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September 24, 2010 06:00pm-09:00pm
Honolulu Academy of Arts


'Silk Road' information

ARTafterDARK is the Honolulu Academy of Arts' monthly art party organized by a dynamic group of young volunteers dedicated to exploring the arts. The creative mind for this month's ARTafterDARK is Curtis Lee. Thank you to our sponsorship liaison, Malia Wisch.

Join us on a journey down the Silk Road. The Academy courtyards transform into the different regions—from China to India to the Middle East—of the infamous route.

This month is generously sponsored by Tori Richard. Beat the heat! Visit their sponsor table to get your free custom-designed fan.

INDIA (Central Court)
Start the adventure with DJ Nocturna, spinning great dance tunes with Indian Bollywood flavor! Also see the lovely Natalie Phoenix and Kalae Kaina dancing tribal fusion style belly dance with a touch of classical Indian dance, 6-9pm

MEDITERRANEAN (Banyan Courtyard)
Chill-out in our Mediterranean lounge with the soothing sounds of djsilvana and musical accompaniment. 6-8:30pm

CHINA (Luce Pavilion)
Modern Zen Art: See the skillful hand of Andy Lee in action. Not your traditional Chinese brush painter—his style incorporates traditional eastern and modern western aesthetics. It is pop culture rendered in traditional calligraphic brushstrokes.

MIDDLE EAST (Kinau Courtyard)Visit the talented henna artists from Mira Savara Events to get your own henna tattoo.

SOUTHEAST ASIA (Kinau Courtyard)
Don't miss your chance to see and original dance experience. The artists of Giinko Marischino will perform improv Southeast Asian Couture dances. Performance times at 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:15pm.

Continue your travels inside the galleries with another exciting art hunt.  Your Gallery Silk Road journey begins in Central Court.  One lucky person will be randomly selected on Monday, September 27th to WIN a 1-year Individual Honolulu Academy of Arts Membership (valued at $55).  Don't forget to drop off your hunt forms in Kinau Courtyard by 8:30pm to enter to win!

Spotlight Gallery: Go on a docent-led zip tour of our major fall exhibition, Four Thousand Years of Southeast Asian Art (Henry R. Luce Gallery (28)).  On view will be approximately 150 works of art from Thailand and Cambodia, many of which have never been displayed at the museum.

Zip tour 1: 6:30-7:00pm
Zip tour 2: 7:30-8:00pm
Please meet the docents inside the gallery.

All the first floor art galleries are open during ARTafterDARK for you to enjoy.  Academy docents will be present in the following galleries:

Gallery 8: East Meets West: The Western Response
Gallery 14: Interior Landscapes: The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle
Gallery 19: Pan-Asian Buddhism
Gallery 23: Jhamandas Watumull Gallery of Indian Art

Town will be creating your delicious food and drink options for purchase.

In Luce Pavilion:

    * Falafel
    * 3 dips w/bread
    * Honey doughnut
    * Chicken tangine
    * Lamb meatballs

In Kinau Courtyard:

    * Vegetable curry plate with nan

ARTafterDARK T-shirts on SALE!!
Haven't bought your ARTafterDARK t-shirt from the Academy Shop yet?  Here's your chance to buy them on sale for only $16!  As if that wasn't a great enough price, you can purchase them for $12 if you sign up for a new membership or renew your membership at ARTafterDARK.  Get them now while supplies last!

Just a reminder—ARTafterDARKers can park in the following locations:

1) FREE: The Pro Park Parking Lot behind the Art Center at Linekona, entrances on Beretania and Young streets

2) FREE: Street parking on Beretania Street from 6 p.m.

3) FREE: First United Methodist Church Parking Lot on the corner of Beretania and Victoria streets. NOTE: lot closes promptly at 10 p.m.

4) FREE: Academy Staff Parking Lot at 1035 Kinau St., diamondhead of Victoria Street

5) $5 at Kim Chee III Parking Lot on Young Street