ANNOUNCING POW! WOW! HAWAII 2018

ANNOUNCING POW! WOW! HAWAII 2018

 

POW! WOW! HAWAII 2018

POW! WOW! HAWAII IS A GATHERING OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS THAT ENGAGES WITH THE BROADER COMMUNITY IN THE PROCESS AND CREATION OF ART.

Supported by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, POW! WOW! has grown into a global network of artists and organizes gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, a large creative space named Lana Lane Studios, concerts, and live art installations across the globe. The Hawaii event takes place during Valentine’s Day week in February in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, and brings over a hundred international and local artists together to create murals and other forms of art.

After touring globe and beautifying the streets of tent different cities, contemporary art initiative POW! WOW! takes to its hometown in Oahu, Hawaii for its 2018 festivities. Taking place between February 10th and the 18th, artists and musicians will gather at the Kaka’ako neighborhood and create all new murals and installations. The festival is fleshed out with a block party alongside the Honolulu Night Market, an exhibition curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum of Art, a print show with Detroit-based 1xRun, artist talks, screenings, foot golf tournaments with Kicks to the Pitch and Paradise Soccer Club, break dancing battles with UDEF, as well as concert with BAMP.

In 2017, the festival was held in the following cities: Honolulu, Hawaii; Washington D.C.; Israel; Long Beach, California; Worcester, Massachusetts; Guam; Seoul, South Korea; San Jose, California; Kobe, Japan; and Taipei, Taiwan.

POW! WOW! Hawaii 2018 Visiting Artist Roster
Bounce (@bounce1029) – Taiwan
Daniel Arsham (@danielarsham) – New York
Dulk (@dulk1) – Spain
Faile (@faileart) – New York
Horishow (@horishow) – Japan
Icy and Sot (@icyandsot) – Iran
James Bullough (@james_bullough) – Germany
Kelly Tunstall (@kellytunstall) – California
Laurence Vallieres (@laurenceval) – Montreal
Lauren YS (@lolo.ys) – California
OG Slick (@og_slick) – Hawaii/California
Ricky Watts (@rickywatts) – California
Royyal dog (@royyaldog) – South Korea
Sam Yong (@saminthewolf) – Australia
Sandra Chevrier (@sandrachevrier) – Montreal
Sean Chao (@seanchaochao) – Vancouver
Simone Legno (Tokidoki) (@simonelegno/@tokidokibrand) – Italy
SixCoin (@sixcoin_kr) – South Korea
Spenser Little (@spenserlittleart) – California
Sydney James (@sydneygjames) – Michigan
Tran Nguyen (@mynameistran) – Vietnam
Woes (@woes) – Hawaii/California

POW! WOW! Hawaii 2018 Local Artists
7Sketches (@7sketches)
Asalt (@asalt_one)
Cme
Cory Taum (@kamehana_o_kala)
Devour
Gary Draws Fish (@garydrawsfish)
Gavin Murai (@reckonshop)
Gezu
Jasper Wong (@mrjasperwong)
Jeffrey Gress (@pro_gress)
Jesse Velasquez (@dakine.dak1ne)
Kahiau Beamer (@mungmonster)
Kai Kaulukukui (@artworkofkai)
Kamea Hadar (@kameahadar)
Kaplan Bunce (@kapache1)
Katch (@katch1)
Kate Wadsworth (@wadsworthink)
Kealakukui (@kealakukui_)
Kris Goto (@kgotoart)
Lucky Olelo (@luckyolelo)
Maek (@hydeclyde)
Nicole Naone (@nicoleforever)
Oera (@uglykid_o)
Prime (@808prime)
Puff (@pufftronic)
Retsy
Solomon Enos (@solomonenos)
Unomas (@unomaser)
Wooden Wav​e (@wooden_wave)

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 7:30PM:
• STUDY HALL WITH POW! WOW! DIRECTORS JASPER WONG AND KAMEA HADAR.
A talk with POW! WOW! lead directors and a mural unveiling by Kamea Hadar. Located at The Study in the Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 6-10PM:
• OPENING BLOCK PARTY PRESENTED BY POW! WOW! AND THE HONOLULU NIGHT MARKET.
Block party in Kaka’ako to celebrate the start of POW! WOW! Hawaii 2018. Located on Auahi Street and Keawe Street.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 5-9PM:
• THE 5TH ANNUAL ‘POW! WOW! EXPLORING THE NEW CONTEMPORARY MOVEMENT’.
Curated by Andrew Hosner from Thinkspace Gallery. Located at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria Street. On view February 11 to 24.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12 to SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17:
• Mural painting and installations in Kaka’ako by all the POW! WOW! artists.
• POW! WOW! Pop-up Shop at the Big Bad Wolf store, open daily at 1050 Ala Moana Boulevard. And at Boldface, open daily at 851 Pohukaina Street, suite D.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 6-10PM:
• 6TH ANNUAL 1XRUN X POW! WOW! PRINT EXHIBITION.
Limited edition print exhibition presented by 1xRun. Located at Lana Lane Studios, 327 Lana Lane. On view February 13 to 17.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 7-8PM:
• OLUKAI PRESENTS JEFF HAMADA OF BOOOOOOOM TALKS WITH POW! WOW! HAWAII ARTIST.
Jeff Hamada of Booooooom has an in-depth conversation with a POW! WOW! artist. Held at Lana Lane Studios, 327 Lana Lane.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 7-8PM:
• OLUKAI AND BANK OF HAWAII PRESENTS A TALK BETWEEN SIMONE LEGNO OF TOKIDOKI AND POW! WOW! FOUNDER JASPER WONG. 
An intimate talk between the man behind the art of Tokidoki and POW! WOW! founder Jasper Wong. Held at
Lana Lane Studios, 327 Lana lane.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 6-11PM:
• MONSTER, UDEF, AND THE PRO BREAKING TOUR PRESENTS SHADOW STYLES 6.
A break dance battle with the UDEF crew. Located at the Wade Warehouse, 449 Cooke Street.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 6-10PM:
• QUINTESSENCE – FIVE YEARS OF BEVY’S MURALS (CLOSING PARTY).
A showcase of murals at Bevy. Located at The Barn at Salt. On view February 9 to 16.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17:
• BAMP AND POW! WOW! CONCERT 
Info and artists to be announced. Located at the Kaka’ako Gateway Park.

For more information on POW! WOW! Hawaii contact info@powwowhawaii.com or visit www.powwowhawaii.com