Local and international artists are ready to kick off POW! WOW!
International Art Festival POW! WOW! returns for its 9th year in Hawaii bringing together over 100 international and local artists to create murals and other forms of art for the community. To kick-off the highly anticipated week of events, 'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach will host a press conference on Friday, February 8th with pow! wow! Directors Jasper Wong and Kamea Hadar directly following the press conference will be a concert featuring the top artists of Kahala records, who will perform an exciting musical showcase for the artists and guests.'Alohilani will debut their special mural from POW! WOW!
An exclusive look at a postcard mural from artist Victor Ving and photographer Lisa Beggs (seen in attached video) will also be unveiled at the event. It is the largest ever "Greetings Tour" postcard mural from the two measuring at 50x75 feet. It marks the completion of their 34th project on their quest to paint all 50 states. Ving said that life on the road began 4 years ago after working for many years in a corporate environment then leaving that to live in an RV with his fiance and travel the states following his passion for art.
In an interview with Victor Ving,
Q: What was the inspiration behind the mural and can you describe it?
A: The Greetings from Hawaii mural spans a massive 3,750 square feet and brings to life the island through inspiration that was sourced from in and around Oahu and vintage advertisements.
Q: Where can guests view the mural from?
A: The mural is intended to be seen from high above at Alohilani Resort from Swell pool deck and the guest towers. Because of its size it can also be viewed from Google Earth for everyone to enjoy!
Ving is hoping the public will visit these murals and in a creative way share it with the world.