Interview: Rone at Pow Wow Hawaii

The Melbourne-based artist on making collaborative murals in Honolulu's Kaka'ako district

by Vivianne Lapointe Last month we traveled to Honolulu to join the bursting community of artists that migrates there every February as part of Pow Wow Hawaii. The exciting event founded by Jasper Wong has turned into a month-long art festival with so much happening that it could hardly be taken in during the short week we intended to stay there. The city’s Kaka’ako commercial …

Shark Toof

The graffiti artist talks about diving with, painting and saving his beloved predator

by Vivianne Lapointe LA-based artist Shark Toof has made quite a name for himself for his dangerously bold depictions of the world’s most popular and misunderstood apex predator on street corners across the US. When asked about the genesis of his style and the reasoning behind his shark fetish, he says, “I feel like a lot of murals are wonderful to look at, but you …

POW WOW Hawaii

Local artists and the greater community comes together to promote art education and beautify the neighborhood

by Vivianne Lapointe A grouping of islands smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is one of the most isolated places on earth. Over many generations, Hawaii has become a melting pot of cultures home to a vibrant alliance of artists who, year after year, share a select amount of wall space with the international community during Pow Wow Hawaii, a week-long …