EIGHT08 BLOGS: Pow Wow Hawaii 2020

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Pow! Wow! Hawaii celebrated their 10th Annual Festival here on Oahu Nei during this past Valentine’s Day week within the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu bringing together over a 100 international and local artists together to create murals and other forms of art

As for yours truly, it’s been nearly a year since I’ve visited the Kaka’ako district strictly for it’s amazing street art courtesy of the folks from Pow! Wow! Hawaii, but driving through the Kaka’ako area this past Sunday for a lunch break shenanigan definitely sparked my interest with a host of culturally themed nostalgic type of murals fronting Halekauwila Street. I NEEDED TO RETURN! Fast forward to this morning with a 1 Day TheBus Pass, a Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino in hand, a full fresh pack of Marlboro 100s and lighter in my pocket, a fully charged Samsung S10 Plus and DJI Mavic Air in my backpack, and I was ready for a morning Pow! Wow! Hawaii Adventure

Fun fact #1: I aspired to become an artist at one point in my life. A much, much, much younger point in my life lmao. I doodled a lot with a pen and pad that I carried with me throughout my adolsecent years and as a young adult. Although my preferred medium was with a charcoal pencil, I enjoyed doing “dot art” with a pen as well

Fun fact #2: As mentioned earlier, I enjoyed doing “dot art.” Back when I attended Kalakaua Intermediate School, I had a “dot art” artwork of mines displayed at the Honolulu Museum Of Art for like a week or so, and I am still very proud to mention it till this very day haha

Fun Fact #3: I also enjoyed to “tag” during my Kalakaua Intermediate days. Tagging up the walls, bathrooms, walls, and shit with the biggest fattest Sharpie Marker Pen that my friends and I got steal from a neaby store that is now obsolete in the Kalihi area. During my time attending Kalakaua Intermediate School, I also got a lot of compliments regarding my penmanship from my classmates which I still do from my colleagues as well till this very day. And with those compliements, I began enjoying Calligraphy and hand writing as well

Fun Fact #3. I attended Leeward Community College during my years as a young adult and obtained an Associates Degree in Accounting. An Associates Degree in Accounting that has been displayed on the wall of my room since then lmao. All kidding aside, during my time at Leeward Community College, I chose Art 101 as an elective of mines. During that semester, I was introduced to the language and concept of visual arts and I added a few newly learned skillsets under my repertoire, but I also learned I didn’t have the raw, unadultered natural talent to become an artist as well. Hence my aspiration to become an artist fiddled away

Fun Fact #4: I still enjoy admiring art although I haven’t been “active” or doodled with art per say since my college days. My preferred medium for art nowadays is customizing my 2003 Lexus IS300 with it being my canvas. Art comes in many forms like painting, sculpture, literature, architecture, music, dance, theater, photography and films. Whatever form of art you see, its main characteristic is that it is pleasing to your senses

For more information regarding Pow! Wow! Hawaii, be sure to check out their offical website below:


Until next year,

Peter Rosario


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