ART AT "THE ARTS":
Chris Veatch, left, Nico Negrette and Gerard Elmore met Greg Howell and Mary Gutzi as they all took in "Fruit of the Dreamtrees: Visions from the Subconscious," a new exhibition at The ARTS at Marks Garage, on Friday. The exhibition opened on May 3, but the official reception was postponed three days so it could be part of First Friday's second birthday celebration. Howell had eye surgery recently and will be wearing the patch for a few weeks. Elmore opens in "Ventriloquist" at Kumu Kahua on Thursday.
NO TRASH CAN FOR THIS!:
Philippa Paeridis served Ed Pickard a Bacardi Sour Apple when he stopped in to see the art on display at J Salon. Pickard, a retired architect who appreciates the arts, made his local theater debut last year as "the trash can man" in The Actors Group production of "End Game." He hopes to find a director and a venue suitable for staging "Like a Bird," his original play about an imprisoned mental patient, later this year. Paeridis' popular Bacardi serving tray was not for sale.
OUT FOR ART:
Candace Gentry, left, enjoyed First Friday with Brad Coates and his wife, Sachi Braden. Coates said it was great to see so many young people on the street but added that more members of the "baby boom" generation should get involved in supporting the arts in Honolulu.
"... LIKE THE SPICE GIRLS":
Judy Lat, left, Jacinta Baca and Dana Rambo enjoyed colorful drinks at Indigo. Lat had a green UV raspberry-and-Red Bull martini, Baca a Cosmopolitan and Rambo a Lemon Drop. Not only were their drinks each a different color, Rambo said, but the three friends are each of different ethnicities, "just like the Spice Girls."
EARLY IN, EARLY OUT:
First Friday didn't get started on the street until after 7, but Indigo was jammed by 5:30. David Patterson, left, and Dina Schneider shared a table in the Opium Den with Russell Shimooka. It was an early night for Schneider. She had a plane to catch and left while the party was still hot.
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