I know Pow! Wow! Hawaii is long and gone, but thats no reason not to admire the amazing pieces put on by its participants.
In honor of the 3rd year of Pow Wow Hawaii, I thought I'd compile a few articles that really showcase the talent and hard work displayed by the artists.
Below is a nice list of different sites and videos covering the annual event. Hope you enjoy.
Complex Magazine Video:
Complex Mag honors the ten year anniversary of Kanye West's iconic "College Dropout" album (One of my personal favorites) with a sweet webpage designed especially to showcase interviews and achievements of Mr. West himself.
It's a great write up and tribute to one of the most talented performers of this generation. Also pay very close attention to the animation and illustrations in the backdrop of the webpage because they were done by our good friend, Samuel Rodriguez of Cukui.
Make sure to check out both of the websites above. Sam is a great guy and I had an amazing time at his solo art show, which displayed last year at Loft in Space. He is also a featured artist at Pow! Wow! Hawaii, so make sure to catch him around Kakaako this upcoming week.
Been a huge fan of Shwood Eyewear and their premium wooden glasses for quite some time now. A pair of these glasses has been on the top of my wish list ever since I laid my eyes on these beauties. What is your take on their new "Fifty/Fifty" spring collection?
Also heres a cool promo vid to give you a little info about them.
So happy for our great friend Lawrence Seward, on the success of his recent solo show titled "End of the Rainbow" which debuted at SPF on January 30th. I know I'm a little late here, but if you're like me and didn't get a chance to get down there on opening night, the show will be up for display until March 2nd. Do not miss out on this one!
Also for more information, here's a great interview of Lawrence by Noe Tanigawa from Hawaii Public Radio.
It scares me a bit to think how fast 2013 came and went. Just about exactly one year ago, I was volunteering at my favorite artists gathering Pow! Wow! Hawaii in beautiful 80 degree weather. Pow! Wow! Hawaii! gathers some of the best artists from Hawaii and the world and unleashes them in a small downtown community in Honolulu. The results are amazing--huge, colorful murals of all types of art on buildings and walls, street after street. Combined with art education, great food, and a blowout carnival festival, Pow! Wow! is fast becoming one of Honolulu's great events.
This year however, I'm hunkered down in my Boston dorm room in 10 degree temperatures, while the festivities go on without me. It's no secret that I'm bummed about missing the week long event, but I couldn't be happier for the Pow Wow crew which undoubtedly is putting on its best show yet. The paintings and events will be going on from the 8th to the 15th of February.
If you're in Hawaii next week, and if you've never experienced Pow Wow, do not miss it. Let me give you a few tips on who to keep an eye out for during the paintings. These guys do not disappoint. Check out their articles below!
Jasper Wong - Creator of Pow! Wow! Hawaii
As if being amazing artists weren't enough, these guys are all extremely friendly and accessible. I encourage everyone to approach them, shake their hand, and thank them for putting on such a great show for the community.
This is a tiny taste of what's to come. There are so many more crazy-talented artists in attendance so head down to Kakaako and find out for yourselves! Take some pics and send them to me--wish I was there!
I know I've been gone for so long. But I'm at Boston College and getting through my very first college semester. I'm starting my finals and will be heading home to Hawaii at the end of the month! I can't wait to get back. Although, I am loving college, and Boston, and even the cold snowy weather we're living in right now.
We were hoping to have more offerings for the holidays, but I couldn't swing things with school on the East Coast and production back in the islands. We're getting stuff out now so stay tuned as we unveil some new t-shirt designs.
We do however, have brand-spanking new phone cases for your iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5/5s, Galaxy SIII, and Galaxy SIV phones. People have been asking for these and we now have a great source for them--Hawaii-based 3rdi Galleries. These are high quality, limited run artist prints on the back, surrounded by a durable shell that will protect your phone nicely.
Choose from our new Big Friendly Robot design or the very cool art from Ryan Higa, one of this year's Artists of Hawaii. Either one is gonna make you look cool as you walk around chatting on your phone.
Stay tuned because we have matching tshirts coming and expect a great bundle offer for a case and tshirt.
Thanks and hope the holidays are going well so far!
Kamea Hadar (one of a1000x favorites) spoke on TEDxMaui recently about the inner workings of Pow Wow Hawaii and what art truly brings the community. This is exactly the type of energy and passion that inspired our own website. It's a very inspirational video that really shows how art affects the community and brings people closer at the same time.
Congratulations to Kamea and Pow Wow Hawaii for all their success! Can't wait for next year.