By Nadine Kam
Nadine Kam photos
One of the works by Marques Hanalei Marzan on view at ii gallery in Kakaako.
"Lines in Time," a solo"exhibition of fiber arts by Marques Hanalei Marzan will have its grand opening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, Feb. 7, at the intimate ii gallery at 687 Auahi St., also home to the renovated R/D and Morning Glass Coffee.
Marzan studied traditional Hawaiian fiber art for years under such notable kupuna as Elizabeth Lee, Gladys Kukana Grace and Pat Bacon, and this exhibition shows the evolution of his work as he incorporates traditional weaving, twining and netting techniques to create works with a contemporary focus.
The show will continue 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, through March 6.
While there, check out R/D's array of art and fashion books. In addition to photo books about photography, Kate Moss and Grace Coddington's memoir, Sarah Honda point out one of the best sellers for the innovation center, the Magma Sketchbook suited for designers, graphic artists and illustrators. The $15.95 book has plenty of blank pages to fill with ideas, and some practical tools, as you'll see below. It would make a great gift for an aspiring designer you know:
The Magma Sketchbook is being snatched up by many an aspiring designer. Among its features:
In addition to note pages, there are line drawings to help the artistically challenged render their designs.
And in case you can't decipher all the symbols in a clothing care label, a handy-dandy guide tells all.