In the Mix: POW! WOW! art available online
BY JASON GENEGABUS / firstname.lastname@example.org
Now that POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014 is underway, the streets of Kakaako are buzzing with activity as invited artists have begun their work and fans congregate to watch all the action.
Along with the street art, POW! WOW! Hawaii organizers have opened a pair of pop-up shops to service those who visit the artists at work and want something to take home with them to commemorate the experience. The shops are located at Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen Street, and Lana Lane Studios, 327 Lana Lane, and both will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Saturday.
But what if you don’t live in Hawaii, or want something a little more exclusive than the already limited-edition products available in the pop-up shops? Another option is Detroit-based art retailer 1xRUN (“One Time Run”), which currently offers a number of exclusive pieces from featured POW! WOW! Hawaii artists online.
According to its website, 1xRUN focuses on “bringing limited-edition, time-released artwork to collectors” and was launched after “years and years of developing trusted relationships with our favorite artists, gallerists and curators.”
More than 40 different prints will be available for purchase between Feb. 3 and Tuesday, with pieces released on a staggered schedule. Some, like Hawaii-based artist Kamea Hadar’s “Liar” and Honolulu-born artist Ekundayo’s “Awake,” sold out their 40-print runs shortly after being put on sale.
Artists with artwork still available for purchase or yet to be released online include:
» Glenn Barr
» Aaron De La Cruz
» Tristan Eaton
» Ron English
» Gage Hamilton
» Spencer Keeton
» Dave Kinsey
» Madsteez & Roids
» Beak McFlaps
» Meleanna Meyer
» Aidan Monahan
» Brendan Monroe
» Carl F.K. Pao
» Brook Parker
» Mimi Pond
» Hanna Stouffer
» Tatiana Suarez
» Wayne White
» Angry Woebots
Along with the online sale, 1xRUN will be in Honolulu this week to host an exhibition at Fresh Cafe on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. They’ll be joined by Pangea Seed, a local non-profit organization that will display prints from their archives as well as debut a new custom toy figure designed by more than 30 artists from around the world. The event is open to all ages.
Jason Genegabus is Entertainment Editor/Online at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and has covered the local nightlife, music, bar and entertainment scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter and Google+.