Marrakech Express

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    AADers assist Artist-in-Residence James Jack with his "Miniature Landscape for Oahu" project. 

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    Susan Laihipp and Natalie Aczon

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    Tasty snacks at The Souk in Banyan Courtyard. 

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    Jay, Tricia and Ellie Jacang

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    Guests enjoying food and music in Central Courtyard.

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    Karen Kramer and Katheryn Stanaway 

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    Karyn Nolan, Drew Read, Molly Timmers, M. Parke

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    Ryan and Kristy Wells, Belle Y., Monique and Duncan Hsia, Orly

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    Dancing in Central Courtyard.

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    Benjamin, Breena and Lidiya Pesalta

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    Lala Buzzell, Jen Hintnaus, Marti Kerton

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    AAD guests enjoy strolling through the galleries. 

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    Belly dancer in Central Courtyard. 

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    Rei Yamaguchi and Saul Newton

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    Matt and Midori Puder

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    Allen Chen, Kenji Kunimura and Skye

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    Tiffany Guest, Christina Moran, Tabitha Hribar and Tiffany Hazlewood

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    Mark Quitan, Natalie Aczon and Kai Fox

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    Pepper and Ethan Raefine, Nick and Marina Black, and Andi Keller

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    Belly dancers in Banyan Courtyard

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    Guests could relax and enjoy The Souk in Banyan Courtyard.

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May 29, 2011 10:00am-01:00pm
Honolulu Academy of Arts


'Marrakech Express' information

ARTafterDARK is the Honolulu Academy of Arts' monthly art party organized by a dynamic group of young volunteers dedicated to exploring the arts.

This month's co-chairs: Natalie Aczon, Lacy Matsumoto, and Darlene Reynon

Journey to the Maghreb on the Marrakech Express


DJ Nocturna sets a Middle Eastern tone. Central Courtyard, 6-9pm.

Phoenix Dance Project belly dancers will perform in Central, Kinau, and Banyan Courtyards, 7-9pm.

The Souk in Banyan Courtyard features Chai Studio, Kai Spices, India Market, Whole Foods Kahala, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.


Come participate in Orvis artist-in-residence James Jack's installation by sculpting a cone that will become part of the site-determined work "Miniature Landscape for O'ahu." For this night, it'll be "Miniature Landscape of the Moroccan Desert" in Kinau Courtyard, 6-9pm.

New York-based artist Darren Waterston gives a gallery talk for his new exhibition Forest Eater. Meet in front of Gallery 29 (upstairs in Luce Pavilion) at 6:45pm to start the tour.

Take a special tour of the Arts of the Islamic World Gallery (26) with an Academy docent. Meet inside the gallery by the Banyan Courtyard entrance. 7pm & 7:30pm.


Participate in our ?art gallery hunt to win a private tour of Shangri La for you and 3 friends! Get your forms in Central Courtyard, fill out the gallery questions, and submit your answers.

Still not a member? Well here's something to sweeten the pot—sign up for a new membership at the Individual level in front of the Academy that night and you'll be entered to win another private tour of Shangri La for four people. As a new member, you'll be able to pass the long lines and get your special wristband for the members-only bar in Mediterranean Courtyard.

By Town and Downtown 

Dinner on a plate in Kinau Courtyard:
• Chicken with preserved lemon and olives
• Almond-raisin couscous
• Grated cucumber and mint salad
• Orange with cinnamon + orange blossom water 

Small plates in Luce Pavilion:
• Roasted carrot salad with orange, cinnamon, and dried mint
• Peppers and chickpeas with goat's milk crème fraiche
• Fried fish cakes with chermoula
• Lamb tagine with potatoes and olives
• Spring vegetable xouscous
• Fruit salad with honey and orange blossom water 

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 and Kinau Street from 6 p.m.

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

4) $5 at the First United Methodist Church Parking Lot on the corner of Beretania and Victoria streets. NOTE: lot closes promptly at 10 p.m.

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