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POW! WOW! Hawaii 2017 Photo Round Up

After touring globe and beautifying the streets of eight different cities, contemporary art initiative POW! WOW! returned to its hometown in Oahu, Hawaii for its 2017 festivities. Taking place between February 11th and the 18th, artists headed over to the Kaka’ako neighbourhood to create a bunch of new murals and installations. As much as the festival is about art, it’s also about music, community and culture.

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These images tell the story of the island life behind the murals, as well as showing some of the brightest and best artistic talent out there right now. Some images are from a trip to Papahana Kuaola, a non-profit organization in Waipao that provides aina based learning experiences focused on connecting the area’s past with a sustainable future.

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Artists from overseas this year included: Careaux, Cinta Vidal, Dan Witz, Defer, The Draculas, Drew Merritt, Evoca, Glazed Paradise, James Jean, Joram Roukes, Kevin Lyons, Maya Hayuk, Michelle Tanguay, Mr. Jago, Oakoak, OG Slick, Ouizi, PichiAvo, Shok-1, Tara McPherson, Tavar Zawacki (Above), Telmo Miel and Woes, alongside local Hawaiian artists Beak, Ckaweeks, Dak1ne, Devour, Gavin Murai, Hoven, Jasper Wong, Jeffrey Gress, Kai Kaulukukui, Kamea Hadar, Kaplan Bunce, Katch, Lucky Olelo, Maek, Mason Rose, Mung Monster, Ran Noveck, Prime, Puff, Rolando Venegas, Solomon Enos, Soker, Uglykids, Whomu and Wooden Wave.

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Kamea Hadar x Tatiana Suarez – Aloha

This Fall marked the two-year anniversary of the mural painted by Tatiana Suarez and Kamea Hadar in the neighbourhood of Little Haiti. The collaborative mural was organised by ocean lifestyle brand, Olukai, kicking off Anywhere Aloha—a campaign which shares the spirit of Aloha globally. With the unveiling of their follow-up mural along the historic Miami River, the project’s inspiring message comes full circle.

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PARADISE LOST BY KAMEA HADAR AND DEFER

“PARADISE LOST” BY KAMEA HADAR AND DEFER

Another awesome POW! WOW! HAWAII! video, this time featuring Kamea Hadar, who came through San Francisco for his recent show at 1AM Gallery. His new work is in collaboration with Defer and titled “Paradise Lost”, which explores their interpretations of paradise. Kamea and Defer first worked together at POW! WOW! Hawaii and since then Defer has moved to Hawaii permanently. Being on the same island they were able to share their ideas and let those concepts evolve naturally.

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Kamea Hadar x Defer: Paradise Lost

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During POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014, artists Kamea Hadar and Defer (K2S) collaborated on a mural that marked the start of a year-long series of collaborative walls, gallery shows and other creative projects between the two artists entitled “Paradise Lost”. The second installment of the series are two large-scale murals in San Francisco and a viewing of canvas pieces at First Amendment Gallery, San Francisco. The show at First Amendment Gallery opens Thursday August 7th, 2014.

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POW! WOW! x Tristan Eaton x Versace

To celebrate the opening of their new flagship in Hawaii, Versace worked with POW! WOW! to provide a large scale mural on one of the key arteries in Honolulu. Located on the intersection of Ala Moana Boulevard and Keawe Street, curator Jasper Wong brought in world-renowned street artist Tristan Eaton to create his own interpretation of the iconic Medusa. Painted over a period of five days, Tristan Eaton employed his unique aesthetics to create a masterpiece that encompasses elements of classic Versace patterns and a variety of textures and styles.

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Talk of the Sea – POW! WOW!

This video just gave us mad chills. Check out POW! WOW!’s newest project – The final installation of POW! WOW!’s three part project with Hokulea and Polynesian Voyaging Society was a mural by Kamea Hadar of Papa Mau Piailug, with the kids of the POW! WOW! School of Art/808 Urban painting the background.

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POW! WOW! Taiwan

Vince Ricafort put together this little teaser to get you moist for POW! WOW! Taiwan. In his own words he recounts his experience of the festival:

“I’m psyched to have been a part of POW! WOW! Hawaii for the last 4 years in Hawaii. We created this video with no budget, a lot of love, and a paycheck of unforgettable experiences. It’s been wild to see it grow and humbling to have so many talents gather in one place, even if it’s just for a moment. But there’s a lot that can happen in a week, and art has the power to move entire cities! Pow! Wow! has begun to travel, its next incarnation touching down in the city of Taipei on May 25, 2014.”

GET READY, TAIWAN!

Music “The Anthem”, by Onra – www.soundcloud.com/onra

Follow the latest additions to the POW! WOW! Taiwan line-up on the POW! WOW! instagram – www.instagram.com/powwowhawaii

WEREHAUS x POW! WOW! Hawaii

The WEREHAUS boys have put together one of the best round-ups we’ve seen of this years POW! WOW! Hawaii – there’s a little bit of everything in here; the spirituality that connects everyone on the island and beyond; a taste of Hawaii’s endless-summer surf culture; the friendship and bonds that this event helps to cultivate and an insight into some of the amazing people brought together at this gathering every year.

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POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014 – Photo-set

So, now the dust has settled after the amazingness that was POW! WOW! Hawaii, we’ve collated our favourite images from the event. Big ups to all the artists, press and people behind the scenes. Special shouts to Jasper Wong, Kamea ‘Dirty Thirty’ Hadar, Amy Luu Wong, all the drivers, Miya, Larry, Maria, TheSeventhLetter crew, Pangea Seed, RVCA, Werehaus, Arrested Motion, Hypebeast, the 1xRUN boys and the rest of the awesome people that made this happen. We can’t wait for next year!

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