March 26, 2010 06:00pm-09:00pm
Honolulu Academy of Arts
ARTafterDARK is the Honolulu Academy of Arts' monthly art party organized by a dynamic group of young volunteers dedicated to exploring the arts.
Come spend Noruz—Persian New Year—with the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute and ARTafterDARK! Experience new sounds, new tastes and new sights!
ON VIEW IN CENTRAL COURTYARD:
Immerse yourself in Persian culture by experiencing Hafsin—the symbolic centerpiece of Noruz that Iranians set up in their homes. Families gather around a beautiful embroidered fabric laden with items that signify renewal, life, happiness, spiritual purity, prosperity, fertility, growth, good health—all things one desires for the New Year. You'll see things such as serkeh (vinegar), somagh (crushed sumac) and sham' (candelabra).
Also, stop by the Roshan Cultural Heritage sponsor table for a free rose water greet (while supplies last) and more information about this very special and symbolic Persian holiday!
RELAX IN THE BANYAN COURTYARD:
Rest your feet, have something to drink and vibe to the music of distinguished Iranian composer and violinist Parviz Yahagi (pre-recorded) amidst spring flower arrangements by Bill Maliglig.
PERSIAN PLAY IN THE EDUCATION LECTURE HALL:
Downstairs from the Banyan Courtyard, Maseeh Ganjali and five of his fellow UH classmates will perform Puppets, a play inspired by Noruz and their Persian culture.
In this play, the puppeteer has a new story for you. It's the story of a hero who is in love with a girl. But there is a monster who lives close to their home. For hero and girl to live happily ever after, the hero must defeat monster. And this story has one more character—Haji Firouz. He will perform his jokes and make you laugh. Come and listen to the puppeteer as he unfolds the story. Come and listen to how it all begins and how it all ends.
The 30-minute interactive, hysterical play is on for one night only!
First run: 7pm
Second run: 8pm
Make sure to arrive early as seating is limited!
The first year of the Academy's Artist in Residence program ends with recent University of Hawai`i-Manoa graduate Steve Coy. Now residing in Detroit, Michigan, Coy returns to Honolulu to transform Gallery 31 into an Urban Futurescape.
Gallery 31 is located in the basement of the Banyan Courtyard next to the Education Lecture Hall.
SPOTLIGHT GALLERY: ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD (GALLERY 26)
Gallery 26 contains some amazing art from Iran including works on paper, ceramics and manuscripts just to name a few! Stop by the gallery, between the Kinau and Banyan Courtyards, during ARTafterDARK. An Academy docent will be present to answer all your questions.
NEW ON ROTATION:
All the first floor art galleries are open during ARTafterDARK for you to enjoy. Academy docents will also be present in the following galleries with new art on the walls.
Gallery 28: From Whistler to Warhol: Modernism on Paper
Gallery 27: New modern and contemporary art rotation
Gallery 14: Masterpieces from the Richard Lane Collection
Gallery 16: Living Tradition: The Calligraphy of Chen Wei-Teh
Gallery 20: Hina Matsuri: Japanese Dolls from the Tsuji Family Collection
Gallery 10: New Impressionist art rotation—van Gogh, Pissarro + more
Gallery 9: Graphic Cabinet 5: Private and Public Devotion in Medieval Europe
LIVE IN LUCE PAVILION:
DJs Slant and Xhift Magazine's DJ Xhift spin the best world beats 6-9pm.
Iranian-inspired small plates from Town, bar by Downtown.
WARNING: BRING CASH, ATM AT ACADEMY IS OUT OF ORDER
The Academy is in the process of switching ATM machines so there will be no operating machine at the museum during this month's ARTafterDARK. Please be prepared by getting cash before entering the Academy as all the Town/Downtown food and beverage stations are CASH ONLY.
The closest ATM is at the Circle K on the Corner of Beretania St. and Ward Ave. Thanks for your understanding!
IN KINAU COURTYARD:
More Persian-inspired cuisine by Town, bar by Downtown.
SOMETHING NEW FOR THE NEW YEAR:
It is customary for Iranians to wear something new for the New Year. In keeping with that tradition, ARTafterDARK grants you full permission to treat yourself to a new outfit and sport it at the event!
If you look good, you feel good—set yourself up for a year of wonderful things.
FOOD AND DRINK by Town and Downtown:
In the Kinau Courtyard:
Stew and rice plate
Lamb and yellow lentil stew (Khoresh Ghaymeh)
(or) Eggplant stew (Khoresh Bademjan)
Vegetable pickle (Torshi Makhloot)
Cucumber Yogurt (Mast-o-Khiar)
At the Main Food Bar—Persian Small Plates:
Herbed rice and fish (sabzi polow and mahi)
Baked zucchini, walnut, and egg (kookoo kadoo)
Spiced meat patties (shaami kebab)
3 dips: yogurt-walnut, beet-yogurt, roasted eggplant-mint
Waiahole taro flatbread with fresh cheese
Coconut macaroons (shirini nargili)
Persian raisin cookies (shirini keshmeshi)
Watermelon, rose water, and pomegranate
Just a reminder—ARTafterDARKers can park in the following locations:
1) FREE: The Diamond Head 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., Diamond Head of Victoria Street
5) $5 at Kim Chee III Parking Lot on Young Street
Event photos by local photographer Arturo Solis of Entwine Wedding Photography!