14.06.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Edwin Ushiro

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A selection of paintings from artist Edwin Ushiro’s latest solo exhibition. “Capturing What Still Glimmers” explores memory making and particularly pivotal moments in time that can’t be undone or taken back. See more images below or on display at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles from June 18th to July 6th.

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08.06.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Kamea Hadar

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Congratulations to my good friend Kamea Hadar, one of the directors of Pow! Wow!, who fittingly became a father halfway through painting this mural in Hawaii. I say fittingly because the piece is a portrait of Barack Obama entitled “Hapa”, which means “part” or “partial” in Hawaiian, and refers to people of mixed race.  Barack Obama was born in Honolulu to a white mother from Kansas and a black father from Kenya. Kamea, who currently lives in Honolulu, was born in Israel to a half Japanese half Korean mother, and an Israeli father.

Photos by Jonas Maon and Andrew Tran. Have a look at the video below.

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24.03.16 by Staff

#TheCreatorClass Goes to POW! WOW!

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Photo by Ja Tecson

Director Leeor Wild, and cinematographer Mason Rose follow photographer Ja Tecson as he documents the progress of Sean “Hula” Yoro’s mural for this year’s POW! WOW! festival. You can watch #TheCreatorClass’ video over on Booooooom TV now!

22.01.16 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2016: Artist Roster

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Kevin Lyons, Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2016 Visiting Artist

 

The annual Pow! Wow! Hawaii art festival is just around the corner, running from February 6th-13th, in Honolulu. The 2016 artist roster has been released and it might make you wanna start looking for cheap flights.

If you do end up pulling the trigger and flying out there (maybe the best life decision) you can get tickets to their big closing event concert here. For everyone else, the entire festival will be captured by several photographers on Instagram @powwowworldwide.

There are more than 50 international and local artists involved this year, have a look at the entire list below!

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20.07.15 by Staff

Calvin Seibert’s Elaborate Sand Castles

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These insanely precise sand castles are bound to inspire (or utterly discourage) the efforts of casual beach-dwellers everywhere. See more images of professional sculptor and artist Calvin Seibert’s masterpieces below!

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21.06.15 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Long Beach 2015

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This week (June 22nd-27th) the arts festival known as Pow! Wow! invades Long Beach, California, and is well on its way to becoming the largest mural arts festival in the world. In the last year the festival traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, hosted their largest event yet in Honolulu, Hawaii, and expanded to Austin, Texas (in partnership with SXSW).

Pow! Wow! Long Beach 2015 roster: Aaron De La, Benjie Escobar, Bumblebee, Cruz, Cryptik, Fafi, Hueman, James Jean, Jeff McMillan, Jeff Soto, Low Bros, Madsteez, Nychos, Push, and Tristan Eaton.

On June 26th Long Beach Museum of Art and Thinkspace Gallery are also hosting “Vitality and Verve” and have invited 20 international artists including Aaron Horkey, Andrew Schoultz, Audrey Kawasaki, Brendan Monroe, Esao Andrews, Greg Simkins, Hot Tea, Meggs, Nosego and many others to transform both floors of their building with murals and installations.

I’ll be out there for the week so if you live in the area please come and say hello! I’d love to meet you! Follow along here @booooooom or @powwowlongbeach.

You can watch the video from Pow! Wow! SXSW below.

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05.06.15 by Jeff

Todd St. John

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Works by New York-based artist/designer behind HunterGatherer studio, Todd St. John. More images below.

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28.05.15 by Jeff

San Francisco-Based Artist Heather Day

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A selection of abstract paintings by San Francisco-based artist Heather Day, who is originally from Hawaii. More images below.

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