Founded by Jasper Wong and now in its second year, POW WOW Hawaii brings a diverse group of international contemporary artists to Honolulu.

While the core exhibition opens today, the event also an ambitious mural program. The walls, which find many of the artists collaborating, form the core of the event and essentially transform an entire Honolulu neighborhood in a single week. Kamea Hadar, one of the artists and directors of POW WOW, spoke with us about the walls in progress, which include work by Will Barras, MEGGS, PHIBS, and Aaron De La Cruz. With much of POW WOW focused on the coversation between artists and with the community, watching the walls take shape is a powerful part of the story.

Kamea Hadar, one of the artists and directors of POW WOW, spoke with us about the walls in progress, which include work by Will Barras, MEGGS, PHIBS, and Aaron De La Cruz. He also talks about why they were chosen to participate and their personal connections to POW WOW.

Check out POW WOW In Pictures, Part One.

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