10.03.17 by Jeff

POW! WOW! Hawaii 2017 Recap

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Here’s a little (and by little I mean massive) photo recap of this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii arts festival. I was fortunate to meet many artists whose work I’d been admiring for years from a computer screen, and I left feeling extremely inspired and excited to work on creative back at home. Have a look at many many photos below (some from me, some from Brandon Shigeta, some from Jasper Wong).

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30.01.17 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2017

Mural by Audrey Kawasaki during Pow! Wow! 2016

 

It’s my favourite time of year again! Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2017 arts festival is set to take over Honolulu February 11th-18th. The 2017 artist roster has been released (view the list here) and really I’m looking forward to meeting all the artists!

If you find yourself a cheap airline ticket make sure you get out there in time for the massive gallery show on February 12th, curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace. There are close to 100 artists showing work in it (full list here) and the show is always a highlight for me. Also, on February 15th I’ll be doing a talk with one of my favourite artists, Mr. Jago, so maybe come for that too!

If you can’t make it out to Hawaii, the entire festival will be captured by many photographers on Instagram @powwowworldwide, and I’ll be posting things to @booooooom.

18.02.16 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2016 Mural Recap

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Mural by Audrey Kawasaki

All the images in this post were shot by the hardest working guy I know, Brandon Shigeta. From what I understand this image above was Audrey Kawasaki’s first mural ever!* So many amazing walls at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii art festival. Have a look at more below.

*EDIT – it is not her first mural, but it’s her first large-scale outdoor mural.

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16.06.15 by Jeff

Booooooom x WeTransfer: HEAVY DREAMERS (Full Film)

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Earlier this year we teamed up with WeTransfer to profile a diverse group of artists and investigate their creative motivations while they made work at the Pow! Wow! Hawaii arts festival. Huge thanks to director David Ehrenreich and cinematographer Liam Mitchell, it was an amazing experience working with them once again. A lot of blood sweat and tears went into this little piece, I hope you enjoy it! Please view it full screen HD if your connection is fast enough!

HEAVY DREAMERS features interviews with: Hot Tea, Kevin Lyons, James Jean, Tatiana Suarez, Nosego, Lauren YS, Klone, Smithe, Case, and JPatt.

Watch the full film below!

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14.03.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Fafi and Neil

Paris-based artist Fafi and her son Neil made a drawing for us at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii festival. Stay tuned for our documentary film featuring many of the artists at the event, made possible by the friendly folks at Wetransfer.

02.02.15 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2015: International Artist Roster

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This week I’m headed out to Oahu to prepare for the Pow! Wow! Hawaii art festival which runs February 7th-14th. Booooooom is an official media partner, and we’re also joining forces with WeTransfer to produce a video of all the action so keep your eyes peeled for that (it’s gonna be good!). You can follow along on Instagram: @PowWowHawaii and @Booooooom.

The entire international artist roster for this year’s event has just been released and it’s pretty ridiculous. In addition to these names there will be more than 30 local artists in attendance as well. In alphabetical order:

 

Aaron Horkey
Akut
Alexis Diaz
Bezt
Case
Cryptik
Debe
D*Face
David Flores
Dmote
Doze Green
Ernest Zacharevic
Esao Andrews
Fafi
Ganzeer
Hottea
Hueman
James Jean
Kelly Towles
Kevin Ancell
Kevin Lyons
Klone
Kozyndan
Mark Dean Veca
Maser
Maya Hayuk
Natalia Rak
Naturel
Nosego
Olek
Reach
Roa
Saber
Sainer
Sever
Smithe
Strok
Tatiana Suarez
Tristan Eaton
Vincent Di Nguyen

See the list of local artists below.

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12.03.14 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii Video by Werehaus

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Friendly dudes outta San Fran, from a studio called Werehaus, put together a bunch of candid footage from their time at Pow! Wow! Hawaii. Kinda hard to tell what’s happening in most of the video as there’s a lot of random footage and no names/titles on screen, but you do get to see some artists and walls I haven’t featured.

My only complaint is that we don’t get to see Andrew Schoultz skateboard in front of everyone’s murals (just his own). Watch the video below.

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28.01.14 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2014 / Full Artist Roster

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A week from now I’ll be headed to out to Oahu for Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2014 and doing my best to cover all that goes on out there. Feb 8th-15th artists from all over the world will be painting murals in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu. There will also be music workshops for youth and lectures by artists (I’ll be giving one too).

Some of my closest friendships have come out of this event, and I’m looking forward meeting to all the new artists that will be there this year. Below is a list of confirmed artists.

 

Confirmed International Artists:

 

123Klan
Aaron De La Cruz
Apex
Andrew Schoultz
Bask
Brendan Monroe
Cope2
Cyrcle
Dabs Myla
Dave Kinsey
Defer
Gage Hamilton
Gaia
Glenn Barr
Hanasaurusrex
Hannah Stouffer
Indie 184
INSA
Inti
Jeff Hamada
Jessie Unterhalter
Katey Truhn
Know Hope
Kofie
Lady Aiko
Madsteez
Meggs
Mimi Pond
Norm
Nychos
Persue
Reach
Reka
Roids
Ron English
Seth Globepainter
Skinner
Spencer Keeton Cunningham
Tatiana Suarez
Tristan Eaton
Vhils
Wayne White

 

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