Tag the Town: Hawaii Graffiti Artists Demo Skills

In the late 1970s, a new art form was born on urban the streets of Manhattan. Young kids—often frustrated with convention—armed with spray cans “tagged” the cold steel of dormant subway cars and buildings in shadowy alleys, only to emerge as the sun rose as roving artwork embraced on the streets. Some of these artists went on to lucrative design careers; others went to jail. Now, twelve top graffiti artists in Hawai‘i will compete in the “Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle” at the Honolulu Academy of Arts at Linekona Art Center this Saturday, Sept. 3, from noon to 7:00 p.m.

Hawaii Woodshow: There's Still Time

There’s still time to get yourself over to the Honolulu Academy of Arts to soak up some island-made woodwork from many of the best artists in Hawai‘i. Through April 17th, dozens of artists will be displaying their work and talking to enthusiasts about the process (and whatever else you care to ask) in an open-format show that is slowly becoming an international draw.

Art & Flea is Back: All Hallow's Inspired

Off-beat designers, musicians and artists gather to share their wares at this monthly event.

The crafty folk behind the monthly “Art & Flea” events are gearing up for an action-packed Halloween happening, to take place at Fresh Cafe in Kakaako, on Thursday, October 28, 2010. Here, you’ll find an array of locally produced art, fashion and home designers, musicians and those with a penchant for the trendy/entrepreneurial spirit. Because of the holiday, there will also be a vintage costume contest.

Whitney-Worthy Artist Shows in Honolulu

Interisland Terminal Features Lecture, Show of Conceptual Contemproary Artist

The creative, forward-thinking folk at Interisland Terminal have announced a joint exhibition and lecture that melds various sectors of the University of Hawaii, including the School of Architecture. On Wednesday, October 6th at 6:00 p.m., internationally-exhibited conceptual artist Heather Rowe will give a free lecture on the crossroads of architecture, film and sculpture, followed by a month-long exhibit housed at UH’s Haigo and Irene Shen Architecture Gallery.

Major Wood (Show) at Art Academy March 26 through April 11

On Friday, March 26th, the annual Hawaii Wood Show begins a 2 week run that will spotlight the most talented wood artists in North America and Polynesia. The show will take place at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, at 1111 Victoria Street in Honolulu, and run through April 11, 2010.

When The Surf Surges, This Man Paints

Clark Takashima captures North Shore waves one fine stroke at a time

With the sounds of Donovan Frankenreiter wafting out of Waimea Valley, we caught up with O`ahu's own Clark Mitsuru Takashima. This self-taught (mostly) artist is leading a movement worldwide he's named "Fine Surf Art", which is, exactly what it sounds like.

Rogue (and Roving) Art Gallery to Debut in Kaimuki

There's a new buzz brewing in the underground art scene here on O`ahu; and it's called "Interisland Terminal". Founded this past January by a group of like-minded individuals looking to to shed light on "the intersections of creativity, innovation and leadership" throughout Hawai`i by exhibiting independent work across multiple genres, says the group's web site. 

Kea Lani Unveils Art Lounge

A Transformed Lobby Now Offers Creative Fare and Fresh Art

In these lean times, hotels and resorts are rolling out the incentives to allure business—be it local or distant. In our opinion, it's really given opportunity to those with creative business savvy, who can think on their feet, and offer truly unique experiences that just might raise an eyebrow—or at the very least—make us forget our portfolios and retirement funds for a spell.

Become Oscar-worthy In A Day; Screenplay Class at Film Fest

Move over Matt and Ben… How’s turning $40 in to a multi-million dollar picture deal and a little gold statue for your mantle (named “Oscar”) sound? Pretty good? You betcha it does. On Saturday, May 16, you can head over to the Waikoloa Beach Resort and share your screenplay with three top writers that ink films for the likes of DreamWorks, New Line Cinema, 20th Century Fox and Disney.

Legendary Wood Pioneer Ron Kent Shares His Collection, Stories and more

While perusing the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea’s multi-million dollar art collection last year, we met long-time O’ahu artist-in-residence, Ron Kent. One of his “Guardian” sculptures was a focal point of the entire exhibit; it’s mere presence commanding close inspection by anyone that came within eyeshot.

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