Last month, Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 took place in Honolulu for the fourth consecutive year. Bringing together more than 100 artists from all over the world to Hawaii to showcase and celebrate visual arts; making art accessible, and most of all, shine a light to the creativity that exists everywhere. Walls, bins, cars, roofs—anything—can be art, and that is how Honolulu was transformed for that week.
Being fascinated by the beauty that artists communicate with their art, I’m even more impressed by the process. That is exactly what Pow Wow is about: experiencing the creative process, step by step, deeply feeling the art within ourselves. Pow Wow Hawaii is a multifaceted composition, gathering not only the work of visual artists but also musicians, students and art lovers to share such experiences through numerous means. With increasing support each year of existence, the event has attracted many different artists and the attention of the whole art community. With such growing attraction, Pow Wow has begun to fundraise in order to create a book and a film full of artist interviews and demonstrations related to this incredible week.
Vivid colored murals have made the city of Honolulu shine; it has given it a renewed sense of community and a spirit full of joy. Who wouldn’t mind beauty bestowed upon the city around them, which leads me to question why our city of Toronto remains in need of a cohesive inclusive art showcase? Is a Pow Wow Toronto possible?
Written by la Parisienne Pénélope, H&A Arts & Communications Intern.
Images from booooooom