POW! WOW! Hawaii 2011

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

The beauty of art is most commonly enjoyed during its final stage. All the blood, sweat and tears happen behind closed doors. However, that is where the real grandeur lies. The process. Imagine for a moment a gathering of internationally renowned artists in one place. A place that will allow them to do what they do best: be creative. We give them the tools, the space and the freedom to paint for one week. We make that process open to the public, allowing them full engagement and interaction between the artists and their audience. They witness the creativity in its entirety and become an essential part of the artists’ process. It’s about the breaking down of those closed doors and making art accessible. Now take a step further and imagine transforming a whole neighborhood with art within a week. Seeing creativity happen all around you from beginning to end and bringing people together through the act of putting paint on surface. A POW WOW.

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THE FOLK THAT MAKE IT HAPPEN

Lead Director
JASPER WONG

Artist Operations
KAMEA HADAR

Marketing Director
CHRISTA WITTMIER

Community Development
TIFFANY TANAKA

Merchandising Director
JUN JO

Documentary Director
MICHAEL INOUYE

Special Thanks
JEFFREY GRESS
DAYNA KALAKAUA

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FEATURED ARTISTS:

MEGGS (Australia)

WILL BARRASS (England)

AARON DE LA CRUZ (USA)

123KLAN (Canada)

JEFF HAMADA (Canada)

YUE WU (France)

SUITMAN (USA/Hong Kong)

JASPER WONG (Hawaii)

PRIME(Hawaii)

KAMEA HADAR (Hawaii)

EKUNDAYO (Hawaii)

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MUSICAL GUEST:

Donnis ______________________________________

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