06.03.15 by Jeff

Mural Recap: Pow! Wow! Hawaii

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There were so many incredible murals painted at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii event. It’s impossible to the fully appreciate these works without seeing them in person so maybe you’ll have to fly out to Honolulu and find them.

All the images in this post were painstakingly shot by Brandon Shigeta, who had to wake up extremely early (and also wait around for hours) to catch some of these without cars blocking them. He’s one of the hardest working people at this event every year.

I hope people in Honolulu realise how special this is; Vancouver is dying for something like this. Keep in mind, this post doesn’t even include all the work that was produced this year!

etam-1Mural by Sainer and Bezt (Etam Cru)

 

case-maclaim-smith-one-1Mural by Smithe and Case

 

doz-green-2Mural by Doze Green

 

eaton-1Mural by Tristan and Matt Eaton

 

crytik-1Mural by Cryptik

 

esao-aaron-horkeyMural by Esao and Aaron Horkey

 

ernestMural by Ernest Zacharevic

 

fafi-1Painting and flower installation by Fafi

 

heuman-1Mural by Hueman

 

hot-tea-3 One of many many yarn pieces by Hot Tea

 

katch-1 Mural by Katch

 

kevin-lyons-1 Mural by Kevin Lyons

 

mark-dean-veca-1Mural by Mark Dean Veca

 

dfaceMural by D*Face

 

reach-debeMural by Reach and Debe

 

severMural by Sever 

 

tatunga-and-lolo-ysMural by Lauren YS and Tatiana Suarez

 

vincent-di-nguyen Mural by Vincent Di Nguyen 

 

woes-nosego-1-(1) Mural by Woes, Nosego, Sainer, Lauren YS, Caratoes, Boykong

 

wooden-waveMural by Matt and Roxy Ortiz

 

03.03.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Olek

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There were two artists that worked exclusively with yarn at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii festival: Hot Tea (Minnesota), and Olek (New York). The video below captures Olek as she crochets a beautiful canoe using materials generously provided by Anthropologie. I like the part where she says “my work is never completed, the reaction completes my work”.

Watch the video below.

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26.02.15 by Jeff

VSCO Journal: Pow! Wow! Hawaii

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My favourite part of attending the Pow! Wow! Hawaii festival each year is getting to meet so many new people. This year I became fast friends with Anna and Christina from VSCO who, along with my pal photographer Carmen Chan, interviewed many of the artists and produced a bunch of mini stories about the event. You can check out their coverage over on VSCO’s Pow Wow Hawaii Journal and be sure to check out their main feature on James Jean here.

29.01.15 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Taiwan Re-Cap Video

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Next week I’m flying out to Honolulu for the giant arts festival known as Pow! Wow! Hawaii. Booooooom is gonna be a media sponsor again, and actually we’re teaming up with WeTransfer to produce an official video for this year’s festival! So keep your eyes peeled for that.

In the lead up to the event the team has just released a video re-cap of Pow! Wow! Taiwan, the most recent festival, which took place in Taipei.

Vincent Ricafort did a great job capturing the fun vibe of the event. You may recognize a lot of artists I’ve featured on Booooooom (I’m in there a bit too), and if you’re wondering who the dancing people are they’re the organizers and volunteers who worked tirelessly to put on an amazing event. Thank you to everyone involved, I had the best time!

Watch the video below!

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12.01.15 by Jeff

POW! WOW! Hawaii Through the Eyes of Artist Ron English

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The annual arts festival known as Pow! Wow! Hawaii is coming up next month and in the lead up to the event, they’ve released this great video from last year. After finishing up his own mural, artist Ron English walked around and interviewed several others artists while they worked. You can follow the @PowWowHawaii Instagram for updates – congrats to Jasper who managed to get that account over 100k followers without ever being featured by Instagram (teach me your secrets).

Watch the video below to see the event through the eyes of Ron English!

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07.10.14 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! x Flexfit: School of Music

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In the past couple years, Pow! Wow! Hawaii’s mission has expanded way beyond covering the city of Honolulu in murals. Thanks to Flexfit, the festival has introduced the Pow! Wow! School of Music, a youth education program which gives kids the opportunity to learn, create, and collaborate. Watch the video below.

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29.09.14 by Jeff

POW! WOW! Paints Hawaiian Airlines

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Hawaiian Airlines is a big reason why my friends out in Hawaii are able to make the massive Pow! Wow! mural festival happen each year. Each year the airline covers the flights of many of the world’s best artists for the event, and recently they invited artists to put their work all over the runway. This really illustrates to me the way the Pow! Wow! organizers have grown their event in a few short years; it’s the product of building lasting relationships with people and companies, making sure everyone benefits. If you’re organizing an annual event you could learn a lot from the way they’re going about things.

Watch the video below of the Hawaiian Airlines ground service vehicles getting the Pow! Wow! treatment. I’m already looking forward to February!

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09.06.14 by Jeff

Mural for Versace by Artist Tristan Eaton

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Enjoy a nice little video of my friend Tristan Eaton going H.A.M. on a wall for Versace, organized by Pow! Wow! Hawaii. Watch below!

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