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Bishop Museum’s new immersive exhibition chronicles the history of the popular Pow! Wow! street-art festival

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    Pow! Wow! founder Jasper Wong discusses the new exhibition at Bishop Museum.

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                                The street-art festival Pow! Wow! Hawaii is celebrating its 10th year with an exhibition at Bishop Museum. A replica of the corner of Queen Street and The Alley features a bodega, a car covered in graffiti and a two-story mural by Kamea Hadar.

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    The street-art festival Pow! Wow! Hawaii is celebrating its 10th year with an exhibition at Bishop Museum. A replica of the corner of Queen Street and The Alley features a bodega, a car covered in graffiti and a two-story mural by Kamea Hadar.

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                                A fire hydrant sculpture titled “Splash of Aloha” by Slick with murals by “Greg Mike” Mensching and Dave “Persue” Ross.

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    A fire hydrant sculpture titled “Splash of Aloha” by Slick with murals by “Greg Mike” Mensching and Dave “Persue” Ross.

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                                University of Hawaii student Evelyn Belman took in the larger-than-life works of Amy Sol, from left, Wooden Wave and Solomon Robert Nui Enos.

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    University of Hawaii student Evelyn Belman took in the larger-than-life works of Amy Sol, from left, Wooden Wave and Solomon Robert Nui Enos.

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                                Tiana Brede, left, of Kaneohe took photos of her family at the “Pow! Wow!” exhibition. Teddy Brede, Rylan Brede and Riley Brede strike a pose in front of a mural by Hiero Veiga.

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    Tiana Brede, left, of Kaneohe took photos of her family at the “Pow! Wow!” exhibition. Teddy Brede, Rylan Brede and Riley Brede strike a pose in front of a mural by Hiero Veiga.

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                                The gallery space within “Pow! Wow! The First Decade: From Hawai‘i to the World” features more than 120 new 2-by-2 paintings by local and international artists.

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    The gallery space within “Pow! Wow! The First Decade: From Hawai‘i to the World” features more than 120 new 2-by-2 paintings by local and international artists.

When Jasper Wong presented Pow! Wow! Hawaii in 2011 he brought the Aloha State up to speed on a contemporary American art form that many mainland cities had long embraced. Street art — murals legally created on building walls in public places — had been beautifying urban America for several decades. Read more

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