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Kamea Hadar and Defer Paint “Paradise Lost” Mural in San Francisco

ArtsComments ⋅ 5 days ago
Paradise Lost is a newly-formed art duo consisting of POW! WOW! Co-Lead Director Kamea Hadar and seminal graffiti artist Defer. Continuing their evocative motifs that blend portrait painting with abstract scripts and lettering, the two recently took...

Kamea Hadar and Defer “Paradise Lost” Project

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 29, 2014
Kamea Hadar and Defer teamed up at this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii to paint the front of Fresh Cafe, a joint venture that went on to cement an ongoing collaboration dubbed “Paradise Lost.” Inspired by English poet John Milton’s p...

POW! WOW! Hawaii x Polynesian Voyaging Society “Hokule’a's Worldwide Voyage” Project

ArtsComments ⋅ May 21, 2014
Hokule’a is a Hawaiian voyaging canoe that’s navigated without the aid of any modern instruments. The iconic canoe — alongside its sister canoe Hikianalia – has completed nine voyages around the world and this Friday, it’...

Kamea Hadar “Face Value” Exhibition at Cukui Gallery

CultureComments ⋅ Aug 6, 2013
Co-director of POW WOW Hawaii, Kamea Hadar will be heading to out to California for a solo exhibition. An artistic exploration of the human form that will touch upon themes of sex, culture and human condition, the show — titled “Face Valu...

POW WOW Hawai’i 2012 Video: Part II

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 12, 2012
After learning the ethos behind Hawaii-based art project POW WOW from Part I, we now present you with POW WOWs Hawai’i Video: Part II. In this edition, we see further into what the project has to offer with comments from an array of internation...

POW WOW Hawai’i 2012 Highlights Creativity and Community

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 10, 2012
As the unifying collective behind POW WOW Hawai’i gear up for its fourth showing in early 2013, Director Michael Inouye presents Part 1 to a video compilation highlighting February’s week-long art exhibit. With confessions from founder Ja...

Kamea Hadar “White Dreams” Exhibition @ Loft in Space

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 30, 2012
A byproduct of Hawaii through and through, Kamea Hadar is a strong representation of the talent that exists on the small Pacific island. Perhaps known better for its lush scenery and sandy beaches, there exists a consummate art scene that has grown a...

POW WOW Hawai’i Event Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 20, 2011
Today marked the fourth and final day of POW WOW Hawai’i. Originally conceived and launched in part by Jasper Wong approximately one year ago in Hong Kong, the event made its second stop in Wong’s native Hawai’i. The event’...