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VISITING ARTISTS
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CAROLYN CASTANO

Los Angeles, CA

FIND CAROLYN CASTANO:

June 25-June 27

Mural Workshop w/ 808 Urban

Nextdoor

12-5PM

Thursday, June 28

Educational Panel

Arts at Marks

5-6:30PM

Friday, June 29

Opening: Forever Expanding Sunsets & Love you Geometrically
thirtyninehotel

5-9PM

Saturday, June 30

T-Shirt Screening

Smith-Beretania Urban Park

10AM-5PM

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Carolyn Castaño is a Los Angeles-based artist and recent recipient of the California Community Foundation Getty Fellowship and prestigious C.O.L.A Individual Artist Fellowship. Castaño’s work was featured in Los Angeles County Museum’s critically acclaimed exhibition Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement and has been lauded by the Los Angeles Times as “darkly beautiful.” From 2008–2011, the artist worked on the community-based Watts House Project, which worked to enhance the residences in the area around the landmark Watts Towers by Simon Rodia.

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FALLEN FRUIT

Los Angeles, CA

FIND FALLEN FRUIT:

Thursday, June 28

Fruit Meditations
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House RSVP CURRENTLY FILLED!

1-3PM

FREE (Limit 20 / Must RSVP to findartfestival@gmail.com to confirm space)

Friday, June 29

Opening: Fruit Wallpaper, Honolulu, Hawaii
The Human Imagination

5-9PM
w/ Neighborhood Infusions from 5-7PM

Saturday, June 30

Public Fruit Jam!

Smith-Beretania Urban Park

10AM-5PM

Sunday, July 1

Neighborhood Infusions @ Stoli Summer Series

The Modern Honolulu

2-3PM

(This is an invite-only event.)
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Fallen Fruit is a Los Angeles-based artist collaborative that has been heralded by Art in America as “fun and winkingly ironic.” Comprised of David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young, the collaborative’s work uses fruit as the lens to investigate urban space, ideas of neighborhood, and new forms of located citizenship and community. Fallen Fruit aims to reconfigure the relation between those who have resources and those who do not, to examine the nature of and in a city, and to explore new, shared forms of land use and property.
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STEPHANIE SYJUCO

San Francisco, CA

FIND STEPHANIE SYJUCO:

JUNE 25-JUNE 30

The Counterfeit Crochet Workshops

Pegge Hopper Gallery

Daily 12-5PM

FREE

Thursday, June 28

Educational Panel

Arts at Marks

5-6:30PM

Friday, June 29

Opening: The Counterfeit Crochet Project

Pegge Hopper Gallery

5-9PM

August 4-31

OpeningThe Counterfeit Crochet Project: Find Art Retrospective

Waikiki Parc Hotel Pop-up Shop


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Stephanie Syjuco is a visual artist based in San Francisco who has an ongoing interest in issues of piracy and bootlegging as they apply to today’s globalized economy. Syjuco’s sculptural works and installations based on this topic have been included in exhibitions at SFMOMA, Frieze Art Fair in London and MoMA PS1. Working with local volunteers she improvises DIY communities that “knock off” everything from high-end handbags to famous contemporary artworks, using readily-available materials such as cardboard and yarn.
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LOCAL ARTISTS
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ELI BAXTER

Honolulu, HI

FIND ELI BAXTER:

Saturday, June 30

Temporary Public Art Installation

Chinatown Artist Lofts, Mendonca Building

Sunday, July 1

Stoli Summer Series Temporary Installation

The Modern Honolulu

(This is an invite-only event)

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Eli Baxter received her MFA from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. She is an installation artist and sculptor currently focused on the recycling of common materials to create her work. The results are often related to the complex and organic forms found in nature, and they deliver their commentary through the man-made materials she deploys. For her Find Art installation Baxter will create a sculpture fabricated out of bicycle inner tubes and electrical wiring meant to evoke a waterfall and the attendant cascading of plants. Semi-camouflaged by the urban landscape of Chinatown itself, coming across Baxter’s installation will be a surprise encounter for festival attendees.
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MARK CHAI

Honolulu, HI

FIND MARK CHAI:

Saturday, June 30

Opening: The Next Wave

Chinatown Artist Lofts, Mendonca Building

5-8PM

Saturday, June 30

12-5PM


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Mark Chai is a sculptural artist who combines his formal training in art with a lifelong passion for aesthetic design to create lamps, furniture, larage installations, sculpture and recycled works. His work has been featured in the New Yorker, House Beautiful and Home magazine. He was named by Honolulu Magazine as one of “Hawai‘i’s hottest designers,” and has completed commissioned projects for Downtown Restaurant at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum and The Spalding House Café.
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ROBERT REED

Honolulu, HI

FIND ROBERT REED:

Saturday, June 30

Immigrate Imitate Prophet Profit, Performance Piece

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Park

3-5PM


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Performance artist Robert Reed’s current body of work addresses social traps, exploring how American culture imposes some of these traps upon itself, as well as how they can become torturous, such as domesticity, aging, beauty and self-image. Reed was recently chosen as Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House’s Orvis Artist in Residence.
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KIRSTEN RAE SIMONSEN

Honolulu, HI

FIND KIRSTEN RAE SIMONSEN:

June 21-August 18

Opening: Put Yourself in a Better Place with your New Home

Art on the Walls at Hotel Renew #FINDART Edition

129 Paoakalani Ave.


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Kirsten Rae Simonsen is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores notions of displacement, colonialism, nostalgia, privilege, private versus public property, and the promises of the suburban and pastoral fantasy. Simonsen has shown her work nationally and internationally, including a site-specific installation for the Zendai Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai, China in 2008, and at thirtyninehotel in Honolulu. 
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VINCENT RICAFORT

Honolulu, HI

FIND VINCENT RICAFORT:

Saturday, June 30

Site-specific video projection

Nikki’s Arcade Facade

7PM-12AM

Vince Ricafort is a Honolulu-based interdisciplanary artist whose work is powered by themes of identity, place and gloabalism. The artist received his BFA from The Art Institute of Chicago, where he pursued a range of disciplines, from atelier training in drawing and painting to the study of film, video and new media arts. Recently, the artist has favored the public realm as an exhibition venue for video installations and public events, as well as exploring the role of artist as curator.