04.02.11 by Jeff

Pow Wow Hawaii

My good friend Jasper Wong (host of our Small Victories show in Hong Kong) is at it again! He has organized a wonderful event called Pow Wow in Oahu, Hawaii and I get to fly out there and be a part of it!

Pow Wow Hawaii art show event

Jasper and I will be joining international artists Will Barras (London), Meggs (Melbourne), Wu Yue (Paris), and 123Klan (Montreal), as well as local artists Prime, Ekundayo, and Kamea Hadar.

The artists will be painting a venue called Loft in Space from February 16 to 19 and during this time the public is encouraged to come and interact with the artists while they work! The show will open the evening of February 19 with a huge celebration.

Following the event, a selection of the artists will develop graphics based on their experiences in Hawaii and a limited-edition capsule collection will be released in collaboration with Incase and In4mation.

Essentially it’s going to be the best vacation disguised as work EVER! I’ll be posting more about this as we get closer to the event but keep your eye on the POW WOW BLOG.

Below are a few of the hooligans involved!

Pow Wow Hawaii art show event

Meggs / www.houseofmeggs.com / Melbourne, Australia

Pow Wow Hawaii art show event

Jasper Wong / www.jasperwong.net / Honolulu, Hawaii

Pow Wow Hawaii art show event

Will Barras / www.willbarras.com / London, England

Pow Wow Hawaii art show event

Wu Yue / www.5lunes.net / Paris, France

Pow Wow Hawaii art show event

123Klan / www.123klan.com / Montreal, Canada

Pow Wow Hawaii art show event

Jeff Hamada / www.jeffhamada.com / Vancouver, Canada

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

    and yes – that is a beer tap shaped like a nude boy, in a weird japanese bar!

  • canvas artwork

    wow. really nice images. keep it up

  • http://www.dessign.net Dessign

    wow amazing artwork, best of luck in Hawaii, good stuff

  • Simeon

    big happng!

  • http://www.amywilliamson.com amy williamson

    love love love Pow Wow Hawai’i

  • Alienrace

    The beer tap is the manneken pis, a famous landmark fountain from Brussels. They’re crazy about it over there.
    Have a fun trip!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      i will have to travel to Brussels one day!

  • http://pttrdy.blogspot.com/ m

    will barras! so jealous.
    and of course everyone else too, and jeff :)

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff


  • Rachael

    Hey, I live in Hawai’i! You’ll love it here, and I really need to check out this event. If I see you (and recognize you) I’ll probably ask for your autograph as the awesome booooooom guy!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      hahaha i hope to meet you there!

  • http://www.siujefftse.com Jeff Tse

    Pow Wow!! Can’t wait….This is going to be the best art show ever in Hawaii. See you soon Jeff!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      see you there bud!

  • lapetitefaon

    ahhhh this show is going to be a good one! Very cool concept of viewer interaction! Why don’t I live anywhere remotely near a warm tropical island…

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      yea i like the idea of interacting with everyone while we work!

  • http://www.niko.shrubbyart.com Niko

    Very attracted by that poster

  • Vanessa

    Congrats Jeff! You’re my hero XD

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      thanks vanessa

  • http://oritoor.com ori toor

    man, that sounds incredible!

  • http://www.twitter.com/supercw christa

    can’t wait to see you guys all here, this is going to be amazing!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      see you soon christa

  • http://156milimetros.tumblr.com/ daniela

    like your pic.

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff


  • http://fauxxe.tumblr.com Allison

    Do you know if there’s going to be anything in Hawaii from March 11th-20th? I’ll be visiting home/Hawaii during that time, and would love to see some cool exhibits!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      you should roll by FreshCafe / Loft in Space and ask the staff!

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