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Streets: Kamea Hadar – “Hapa” (Hawaii)

Recently in Honolulu, Kamea Hadar unveiled a mural honoring Barack Obama, a former resident of Hawaii, for his service as the 44th President of the United States. The locally-based painter and also co-lead director of POW! WOW! Hawaii, entitled the mural Hapa, a reference to both the POTUS and artist’s mixed heritage. Seen in the background is some text from a speech that Obama gave in 2008 in Philadelphia where he spoke about his background and of racial equality. For those interested, the wall is located […]

POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Streets: Slinkachu

After a look (here & here) at most of the murals painted for this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii, we now focus in on some of the work for the event that you may have missed. Created on a miniature level by Slinkachu, the tiny sculptures were scattered and hidden in plain site around Oahu, including underneath some of the muralists, leading to some interesting collaborations. Take a look at more of the pieces created by the UK-based street artist especially for Hawaii in the photos below […]
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POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Streets: Recap (Part 2)

After a first look at some of the murals for this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii, here is a recap of most of the remaining public works created for 2016. A crew of international and local artists, mostly through the course of a week, left their mark in and around the Kaka’ako district in Oahu with their distinctive imagery. Take a look at the wall painted by Slick, Ckaweeks, and Mung Monster above as well as the rest of the pieces that were painted in the photos below… […]
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POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Streets: Recap (Part 1)

With this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii winding down over the weekend, it’s now time to take look at some of the finished murals for the annual event. Along with collaborations like the one seen above (Andrew Hem & Ekundayo), there were also artists that unveiled their imagery alone on the streets of Kaka’ako in Oahu. Take a look at part one of our coverage below and head back here later on in the week to see some of the other public works created for street art fans […]
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POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Streets: In Progress

Starting this week, artists have been hard at work painting murals for this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii. Beautifying the streets of Kaka’ako in Oahu with their imagery, the participants get to enjoy the tropical weather and throngs of fans as they leave their mark at the annual event. Here’s a look at some of the work in progress including a huge piece from Audrey Kawasaki (seen above). Along with the mural painting, there are also many associated events so check out the entire schedule here. Discuss POW! […]

POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Showing: “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum of Art School

Over the weekend, POW! WOW! Hawaii kicked off the festivities with a show curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum of Art School entitled Exploring The New Contemporary Movement, something they have done for the last two years before this (see 2015 & 2014). As in the past, artists were asked to contribute works that conform to a certain format, leading to a visually congruent and display of artworks. In addition, an installation from Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) could be seen on one wall, documenting the first major American military presence in Hawaii.   Other participating artists this year include: 1010, […]

POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Previews: “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum of Art School

Tomorrow (February 7th) will mark the third time Thinkspace has curated a show in association with POW! WOW! Hawaii at the Honolulu Museum of Art School (see 2015 & 2014). The event will continue their push to further the art of what they call the “New Contemporary Movement” and will include an installation from Aaron Li-Hill. Other participating artists this year include: 1010, Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Amanda Marie, Andrew Schoultz, Anthony Clarkson, Apex, Baghead, Bec Winnel, Ben Frost, Benjamin Garcia, Brian Mashburn, […]

Upcoming: POW! WOW! Hawaii 2016

It’s almost time for an event we look forward to every year – POW! WOW! Hawaii. The street art festival has had many satellite events in different parts of the world, but the one put on in their home base of Oahu is of course always the best. This year’s lineup features a strong list of visiting artists including 1010, Andrew Hem, Audrey Kawasaki, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Borondo, Christina Angelina, Curiot, Defer, Edwin Ushiro, Haroshi, Hauser, Hebru Brantley, Hitotzuki, Hueman, Hula, James Jirat Patradoon, Kevin Lyons, Kristin Farr, Lauren YS, Mouf, Pantone, Ricky Lee Gordon (Freddy Sam), Risk, Seher, Sket, Slick, Slinkachu, Tatiana Suarez, Tristan Eaton, Usugrow, and Woes Martin as well as many local artists […]
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POW! WOW! Hawaii ’15: Recap Videos

With this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii (more coverage here) behind us, here is a look back in video form of some of what took place. Directed by Mikey Inouye, the main recap video seen below features footage and interviews with the artists which encapsulated nicely what the event was about. Also included below are some related videos of this year’s event. Discuss POW! WOW! Hawaii here.

POW WOW ’15: Recap

It seems that POW! WOW! Hawaii gets more ambitious each year with the plethora of quality local and international artists participating growing as a result. With our more focused coverage over, here is a recap of some of the murals and walls that we missed. Included here is a the finished mural from James Jean (in progress here) at the Honolulu Museum of Art (seen above) and Slick’s piece featuring the Hawaiian flag constructed from the script of Queen’s Lili‘uokalani Protest against the Treaty of Annexation in 1897 (seen below across from Fresh Cafe in […]
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