27.03.15 by Jeff

POW! WOW! SXSW

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This past year the mural arts festival known as Pow! Wow! grew leaps and bounds, hosting their largest event yet, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and launching a satellite event in Taipei, Taiwan.

This month they continued their rapid expansion by partnering with SXSW and SprATX to bring some mural artists to the city of Austin, Texas. Rone (seen above), Tatiana Suarez, Kamea Hadar, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeff Gress, Ana Maria, and Meggs were among the attending artists.

More photos (shot by Brandon Shigeta) below.

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04.02.15 by Jeff

Light Painting Animation: A Skeleton Goes Skateboarding

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Enjoyed this short about a skateboarding skeleton by Darren Pearson, who makes light painting animations under the name Darius Twin. Watch “Light Goes On” below.

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05.01.15 by Jeff

Kour Pour

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Paintings of carpets by Los Angeles-based British-Iranian artist Kour Pour, who was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for Art this year. More paintings below.

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10.10.14 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Osgemeos in Vancouver

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My friend Dave Ehrenreich put together a nice little video for Montecristo Magazine on Osgemeos and their mural in Vancouver. The enormous artwork covers six concrete silos on Granville Island, and is arguably our city’s most iconic piece of public art. Watch the video below.

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19.09.14 by Jeff

Craftsy: Creating Realistic Water

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Once again, our quality sponsor this week is Craftsy which provides video tutorials and downloadable eGuides for aspiring artists. The resources they provide are aimed at people who want to quickly brush up on some basics. This week they’re offering a free downloadable eGuide on “Creating Realistic Waterscapes”.

The eGuide gives you an overview of things like the wet on wet technique, building up colour, using a masking fluid, and describing light and shadow. Not everyone is looking to paint raindrops obviously but there’s some good fundamentals here. If you’re interested: Download the eGuide for free.

15.09.14 by Jeff

Andrew Bick

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Mixed media works by artist Andrew Bick. More below.

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21.05.14 by Jeff

“The Talk of the Sea”

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In a couple days (this Friday) two canoes will embark from Hawaii on a historic three year journey around the world, using only the sun, wind, waves, and stars to guide them. Polynesian Navigators will attempt to circumnavigate the world in a sacred canoe, Hokule’a (the canoe that legendary surfer Eddie Aikau lost his life trying to save), and its sister canoe Hikianalia.

Artist Kamea Hadar and young artists from the POW! WOW! School of Art and 808 Urban painted a beautiful mural to commemorate this event. The painting depicts Papa Mau Piailug, a master navigator from the island of Satawal, Micronesia.

Watch the video below.

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24.03.14 by Jeff

Amelia Midori Miller

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Paintings by Amelia Midori Miller. More below.

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