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Live art, music headline POW! WOW! Hawaii finale

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February 17th, 2016



JOHNNY WILSON / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISERThe Green headline Stranded in Paradise, the finale event for POW! WOW! Hawaii 2016, at Makers and Tasters on Saturday.

JOHNNY WILSON / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

The Green headline Stranded in Paradise, the finale event for POW! WOW! Hawaii 2016, at Makers and Tasters on Saturday.

POW! WOW! Hawaii 2016 went out with a bang last weekend, as thousands of people showed up at Makers and Tasters in Kakaako for the annual art and music event’s finale concert. Local favorites The Green headlined the show and were joined by DJ Babu and Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, Likkle Mai and local artists Eli Mac and Taimane Gardner.

DJ Cipha Sounds hosted the night, which also included a performance by students in the POW! WOW! School of Music. Food trucks, a breakdancing contest and art battle also took place. POW! WOW! sponsor Hawaiian Airlines had a VIP area set up at Makers and Tasters to provide guests with comfortable seating, complimentary snacks and drinks, and charging stations for mobile devices.

But the best part about the Black Book VIP Lounge was the up-close-and-personal vantage point for a live art installation by Honolulu-based artist Kamea Hadar and Japanese husband and wife duo Hitotzuki (aka Kami and Sasu Yoshida).

COURTESY HAWAIIAN AIRLINESKamea Hadar works on painting the side of a Hawaiian Airlines service vehicle.

COURTESY HAWAIIAN AIRLINES

Kamea Hadar works on painting the side of a Hawaiian Airlines service vehicle.

Hadar laid the foundation for the installation on the side of a Hawaiian Airlines service vehicle on Feb. 6 during the monthly Honolulu Night Market event at Makers and Tasters, painting a Hawaiian couple exchanging ha, or breath of life. Hitotzuki took over on Saturday to add blue and white tones reflective of Hawaii’s natural landscape.

COURTESY HAWAIIAN AIRLINESSasu Yoshida adds his personal touch to the side of a Hawaiian Airlines service vehicle during Stranded in Paradise on Saturday.

COURTESY HAWAIIAN AIRLINES

Sasu Yoshida adds his personal touch to the side of a Hawaiian Airlines service vehicle during Stranded in Paradise on Saturday.

According to a Hawaiian Airlines representative, the artists were inspired by a “strong sense of selfless service” found in both Hawaiian and Japanese culture.

See more photos from Stranded in Paradise via Honolulu Pulse.
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Jason Genegabus has covered the local entertainment, nightlife, music and bar scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com.

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POW! WOW! Hawaii returns

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February 6th, 2015



STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014The streets of Kakaako and beyond will be crawling with artists from around the world as POW! WOW! Hawaii returns for its sixth year in Hawaii.

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014

The streets of Kakaako and beyond will be crawling with artists from around the world as POW! WOW! Hawaii returns for its sixth year in Hawaii.

The sixth edition of POW! WOW! Hawaii is underway this week, with artists from around the world converging upon Honolulu to transform blank walls into street art masterpieces along with a variety of art and music programming — and parties.

Co-founders Kamea Hadar and Jasper Wong officially opened the festival on Jan. 28 at the Modern Honolulu with a POW! WOW! edition of the hotel’s Study Hall lecture series. While the actual painting most people associate with POW! WOW! doesn’t start until Monday, Hadar explained how they learned it was necessary to extend the festival from one to two weeks in length.

“The artists would show up, and some of them would go straight from the airport and start painting,” he said. “They would be from Europe or South Africa and totally jet-lagged, but they would be out there painting. So we extended it to two weeks. The first week is about getting over the jet-lag and experiencing the culture in Hawaii.

“If we take them straight into the heart of Honolulu into this industrial area and they don’t get to decompress, they just try to get the painting done so they can go to the beach. This way, we let them relax for a few days, go to the beach … and get their base tan in.”

It also means POW! WOW! Hawaii includes a couple of pretty big parties before the hard work starts next week. The Lei-Over, a Hawaii version of the popular Los Angeles-based Do-Over party hosted by DJs Haycock and Strong, goes down Saturday at Buho Cantina in Waikiki starting at 6 p.m.

And on Sunday, the popular Grey Goose Dayclub partners with Purps for a POW! WOW! edition from noon to 6 p.m. at the Modern Honolulu.

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014

Here’s a rundown of additional POW! WOW! Hawaii events:

» “Exploring the New Contemporary Art Movement” Opening Reception: POW! WOW! Hawaii exhibition curated by Andrew Hosner (Thinkspace Gallery), 6-10 p.m. Saturday at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, 111 Victoria St. Free.

» 1xRun Print Exhibit: 6-10 p.m. Tuesday at Fresh Cafe Kakaako, 831 Queen St. Free.

» Jeff Staple: New York designer talks with visiting artists; followed by a panel discussion, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday (Kevin Lyons) and Thursday (James Jean) at Kakaako Agora, 441 Cooke St. Free.

» PM Tenore: Founder/president of RVCA curates POW! WOW! Hawaii exhibition, 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Modern Honolulu, Sun Suite. Free. Afterparty from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. at Addiciton Nightclub. Cover: $10-$200.

» All That Matters: ‘Zine workshop, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 14 at Fresh Cafe Kakaako. Free; all ages. (808) 351-9812, http://allthatmattershnl.com

» POW! WOW! Finale Block Party: Presented by Honolulu Night Market, 6 to 11 p.m. Feb. 14 along Cooke Street. Free.

» Secret Walls: Live art battle, 8 to 10 p.m. Feb. 14 at 327 Lana Lane. Free.

» Deltron 3030: Alternative hip-hop supergroup with Del The Funky Homosapien, DJ Kid Koala, and Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, with Mangchi Hammer, 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd. Tickets: $30. (855) 235-2667, http://flavorus.com. 18+

For those who can’t make it — or don’t even live in Hawaii — online art gallery 1xRun is again offering the artwork of featured POW! WOW! Hawaii artists for sale. A number of the pieces on display at Tuesday’s Fresh Cafe exhibition will be available for purchase via the website.

“The reason we do a print exhibition and an original, on-canvas exhibition is because we try to … help build a collector base in Hawaii,” Wong said. “Certain people can afford original paintings, but then younger people might not be able to afford that, so they can pick up prints. We try to cover that whole spectrum so people are part of the art world, collecting art and also building the art industry in Hawaii.”

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Jason Genegabus is Entertainment Editor/Online at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and has covered the local nightlife, music, bar and entertainment scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com and follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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POW! WOW! art available online

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February 12th, 2014



Now that POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014 is underway, the streets of Kakaako are buzzing with activity as invited artists have begun their work and fans congregate to watch all the action.

Hawaii-based artist Kamea Hadar's limited edition run of "Liar" is sold out, but a number of other works are available via Detroit art retailer 1xRUN's website. (Courtesy photo)

Hawaii-based artist Kamea Hadar's limited edition run of "Liar" is sold out, but a number of other works are available via Detroit art retailer 1xRUN's website. (Courtesy photo)

Along with the street art, POW! WOW! Hawaii organizers have opened a pair of pop-up shops to service those who visit the artists at work and want something to take home with them to commemorate the experience. The shops are located at Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen Street, and Lana Lane Studios, 327 Lana Lane, and both will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Saturday.

But what if you don’t live in Hawaii, or want something a little more exclusive than the already limited-edition products available in the pop-up shops? Another option is Detroit-based art retailer 1xRUN ("One Time Run"), which currently offers a number of exclusive pieces from featured POW! WOW! Hawaii artists online.

According to its website, 1xRUN focuses on “bringing limited-edition, time-released artwork to collectors” and was launched after “years and years of developing trusted relationships with our favorite artists, gallerists and curators.”

More than 40 different prints will be available for purchase between Feb. 3 and Tuesday, with pieces released on a staggered schedule. Some, like Hawaii-based artist Kamea Hadar’s “Liar” and Honolulu-born artist Ekundayo’s “Awake,” sold out their 40-print runs shortly after being put on sale.

Artists with artwork still available for purchase or yet to be released online include:

"Sip, Surf, Stoked" by CKaweeks is among the artwork by featured POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014 artists available for purchase online. (Courtesy photo)

"Sip, Surf, Stoked" by CKaweeks is among the artwork by featured POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014 artists available for purchase online. (Courtesy photo)

» Glenn Barr

» BASK

» CKaweekS

» Cyrcle

» Aaron De La Cruz

» Defer

» Tristan Eaton

» Ron English

» Estria

» Gaia

» Gage Hamilton

» Insa

» Inti

» Spencer Keeton

» Dave Kinsey

» Madsteez & Roids

» Beak McFlaps

» Meleanna Meyer

» Aidan Monahan

» Brendan Monroe

» Meggs

» Carl F.K. Pao

» Brook Parker

» Mimi Pond

» Prime

» Pursue

» Reka

» Hanna Stouffer

» Tatiana Suarez

» Wayne White

» Angry Woebots

» 123Klan

Along with the online sale, 1xRUN will be in Honolulu this week to host an exhibition at Fresh Cafe on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. They’ll be joined by Pangea Seed, a local non-profit organization that will display prints from their archives as well as debut a new custom toy figure designed by more than 30 artists from around the world. The event is open to all ages.

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Jason Genegabus is Entertainment Editor/Online at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and has covered the local nightlife, music, bar and entertainment scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com and follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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