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.

Eddie Would... Hang/Eat Here

New Big Isle Surf Museum and Eatery Spotlights Legendary Waterman, Eddie Aikau

There’s a new locale at the Kings’ Shops at Waikoloa, on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, that pays tribute to one of the most storied, modern day watermen. The Eddie Aikau Restaurant & Surf Museum opened for business this month, and if the celebrity turn-out was any gauge for its future success, well, things are looking bright.

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.

Aquarium Announces Summer Keiki Events

An Impressive Array of Offerings for Island Visiting or Residing Kids

The Waikiki Aquarium has launched an ambitious schedule of events in hopes of attracting more youth visitors this summer, while simultaneously offering educational outlets for new parents. The end results? In an ideal world, a new generation of ocean-savvy kids who can take their knowledge of marine life and apply it to studies, or developing a better global awareness to the ecosystem that entirely surrounds—and makes up for a significant part of the culture in Hawai‘i.

Sig Zane Teams with Waikiki Aquarium in New Print

Last month, Hilo-based clothing designer Sig Zane unveiled a new line of print designs for his now-famous aloha attire, which strayed from the successful flora he’s stuck to for nearly thirty years.

Hilo's Imiloa to Offer Youth Science Camps in June

Third through Sixth Graders Can Participate in Multi-Sensory Activities

It ain't no secret that the powers-that-be in Hawai`i don't see the value in giving Hawai`i's youth the best educational opportunities available. So, it falls on parents and communities to push the minds of our keiki.

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.

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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Access To Statewide Museums Free, In September

This September, a number of statewide museums and galleries will participate in Smithsonian Magazine's nationwide Museum Day promotion. On the 27th of that month, those who download free admission cards off the Smithsonian web site will gain access to any number of participating venues.

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Ala Moana Center: Where Fashion and Art Collide, of Course

Truth be told, we're not slaves to the fashion of whatever happens to be fashionable at every tick of the clock. Sure, we like to dress in our best vintage aloha attire for an event, possibly pull the iron out of the closet to spruce up a button down on occasion.

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