Following up on an extremely successful showing in 2011, the multi-day POW WOW Hawai’i art event had its third annual showing in 2012. Originally conceived in Hong Kong, the event moved to Hawaii to help enrich the local creative scene. The event encompasses a global roster of over 50 local and international artists who created art at Loft in Space + Fresh Cafe and over the streets of Kaka’ako over a six-day period between February 13 to 18, 2012.
This first part in a three part series documents POW WOW Hawai'i 2012. Part 2 releases on Friday, Oct. 12th and part 3 comes out on Monday, Oct. 15th.
Directed & Edited by: Michael Inouye
Director of Photography: Vincent Ricafort
In the Fall of 2011, The Estria Foundation produced the 5th Annual Estria Battle Finals in Oakland, CA. The only nationwide aerosol arts competition in the country. The event was part of the first Aerosol Arts Festival, a five day celebration of the art form that has launched the Hip Hop movement worldwide since the 1970's. For more information visit estriabattle.com & estria.org
Artist Collective, Trust Your Struggle traveled from California to the Philippines to paint with the community in Puerto Princessa as part of the #WaterWrites Mural series. Number #4 of 12, this mural addresses the impacts of climate change on the Pacific Islands, the need for clean drinking water, and the ingenuity of local community "Water Warriors" who are standing up in defense of the environment.