04.03.14 by Jeff

All the murals of Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2014 (Well, almost all of them)

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Here is a look at almost all of the walls from the Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2014 event, courtesy of photographer Brandon Shigeta. This was by far the biggest year yet which made it nearly impossible to see every wall that was painted. Some of the images here are of walls in progress, and there are more than a few murals missing.

Have a look at most of them below! Oh, and ya gotta see Roids and Insa’s animated wall (they painted one frame a day) here.

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19.02.14 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2014 / Helicopter Video

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Here’s a little edit of some of this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii murals, shot high above the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, from a little drone helicopter.

Artists in order of appearance: Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn, Ron English, Ekundayo, Meggs and Bask, Nychos and Buff Monster, Madsteez, and Andrew Schoultz. This is only a tiny glimpse, more to come!

Enjoy the video below!

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11.02.14 by Jeff

“Love From Hawaii” Free Encouragement Project (Gallery of Postcard Senders)

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Our “Love From Hawaii” Encouragement Project is in full swing. As I described in the previous post I am having people here in Hawaii write encouraging postcards to Booooooom readers who leave comments on this post.

I’ll be adding portraits of all the postcard senders here. My cell phone battery is constantly dying so I’ll get them up as quickly as humanly possible – tons on the way.

You may recognize a few faces in the gallery below!

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23.12.13 by Jeff

Matthew and Roxanne Ortiz (Vers Hawaii)

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Matt and Roxy Ortiz are a husband and wife artist duo, based in Honolulu, making work under the name Vers Hawaii. The couple are becoming known for their paintings of fantastical tree top villages that feature half-pipes and bowls.

I’m sure their work will remind most people of the Lost Boys hideout in Peter Pan but it actually reminds me of something a lot more obscure. Has anyone read Babar Visits Another Planet? I’m probably alone on this one but the floating houses on different levels, and the slides, totally make me think of it.

Take a look at more of their work below!

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23.12.13 by Jeff

Honolulu-based Artist Yumiko Glover

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Paintings by Honolulu-based Japanese artist Yumiko Glover.

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09.12.13 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2013 Official Video

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The full length Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2013 video has arrived! It’s kinda devastating to watch this sunny footage in the dead of winter but at least it will heat your face.

It’s kinda wild to think about the amount of art that has been produced in this one small area of Honolulu over the last few years. An artless area of the city has been completely transformed into a mecca for public art. This is my favourite art event every year and the really exciting thing is my friends have plans to bring this event to other cities now, so this is only the beginning.

If you missed it, I shared most of the 2013 murals in a giant blog post here. Enjoy the video below!

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15.08.13 by Jeff

POW! WOW! School of Music

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As if running a huge annual arts festival wasn’t enough, my friends out in Hawaii have also launched the POW! WOW! “School of Music”.

Earlier this year they partnered with Flexfit to organize free music classes for youth ages 13-18, and are now looking to make it a year-round thing. Take a look at the video below, and if you’re a talented musician, maybe you’ll wanna get involved as a teacher at next year’s event!

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01.05.13 by Jeff

Jasper Wong

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The Avant/Garde Diaries has just released a video profile featuring my good friend Jasper Wong. He’s doing so much more than is shown in the video but nonetheless I’m happy to see him featured. Watch below!

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