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LOCAL GRAFFITI ARTISTS TO COMPETE  IN AN INTERNATIONAL GRAFFITI BATTLE AT THE HONOLULU ACADEMY OF ARTS  AT LINEKONA

LOCAL GRAFFITI ARTISTS TO COMPETE IN AN INTERNATIONAL GRAFFITI BATTLE AT THE HONOLULU ACADEMY OF ARTS AT LINEKONA

LOCAL GRAFFITI ARTISTS TO COMPETE IN INTERNATIONAL GRAFFITI BATTLE AT THE HONOLULU ACADEMY OF ARTS AT LINEKONA

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 30, 2011

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Amanda Corby, Under My Umbrella, LLC

808.783.1407

amanda@undermyumbrella.com

 

Honolulu, HI (August 30, 2011) – Twelve of Hawai’i’s top graffiti writers will compete in the Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle at the Honolulu Academy of Arts at Linekona Art Center, 1111 Victoria St. Honolulu, from 12:00-7:00 pm, this Saturday September 3, 2011. This international graffiti battle is a competition that encourages graffiti writers to communicate social justice issues and empower communities through the messages conveyed in their work. In conjunction with the battle, local arts organization 808 Urban has curated over twenty educational activities, workshops and vendor booths based in the urban arts, sustainability and traditional Hawaiian culture, as well as a lineup of music and performances throughout the day. The event is open to the public and free for all ages to attend.

“We want to continue inspiring Hawai’i’s youth to integrate Hawaiian culture and street art. We want this event to begin changing people’s minds about what Graffiti means in Hawai’i and to prove to the public that Graffiti art is a method of social change through the perspective of our Youth” – Prime, 808 Urban Co-Founder

Confirmed graffiti writers competing in the graffiti battle include: Katch, Ekundayo, Ckaweeks, Scarz, Asen, Soker, Ohana, Bogus, Devour, Bieste, Wobel, and Sertz. Judges for the competition will be: Klash, Prime, and Estria. For updates visit www.estriabattle.com. See below for the event schedule and line-up of event supporters and participants.

 

Performances, Activities, Workshops, and Vendors taking place at the event include (*information subject to change):

LIVE PERFORMANCES (stage powered by Watt Wheels)

Hosted by: Jason Mateo

DJ’s: Lightsleepers; Agana (Oakland, CA)

Spoken Word by Youth Speaks Hawaii

Big Mox

SEPH1

Jason Tom, beatboxer

MamaWisdom1

Turfin247, turfing dance crew (Oakland, CA)

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ACTIVITIES & WORKSHOPS

(located outside):

Rock The System Blackbook Battle – 12-4pm (sign up at event! First 30 to sign up receive Crescent Graffiti Paper blackbook. Winners announced at 6pm on main stage!)

Tshirt stencil workshop by 808Urban – 1-5pm

Hip-Hop Fundamentals and Bboy/Bgirl dance w/ Diverse Arts Center (ages 10 and up) – all day

Graf Hats -

Hawaiian Storytelling -Brook Kapukuniahi Parker

May Day Lei Day and the Queen’s Court

Urban Farming, Composting, & Guerilla Garden Grenades

Beatboxing (Jason Tom)

Spoken Word, lyricism, freestyling (Seph1)

Freestyle Vocal Cypher (MamaWisdom, 808 Urban – w/ Seph1 & Jason Tom) -

Evolve1 808Urban, (live painting, airbrush)

 

(located inside Arts Center):

RM 102:

HIstory of Graffiti (Dmize 225, 808 Urban)

DIY Learning Weapon (Pinky Show)

Molyneuxs’ Ink, Honolulu Print Makers

 

RM 200:

Logo design (Jasper Wong, Pow Wow Hawaii – ** MUST BRING OWN LAPTOP **) – 12-2pm

Weapons of Mass Education, (Art Concordia, Social Justice Educator)

Calligraphy (Joe Bright)

 

RM 203:

Art Hustle and Survival (Angry Woebot)

MangaBento

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VENDING-INFO-EDUCATIONAL BOOTHS:

The Estria Foundation

808 Urban

Lightsleepers

Angry Woebot (live painting)

Ethnic Studies Student Association At University of Hawaii Manoa

KTUH Radio

Girl Fest Hawai’i

Environmental Caucus of Hawai’i

Food Policy Council

UH Future Farmers of Hawai’i

Island Foodscaping Waimanalo

Sunetric

Sustainable Coastlines of Hawai’i

Brook Kapukuniahi Parker (Fine Artist & Hawai’ian Storytelling)

May Day Lei Day and the Queen’s Court

Kava Boy / Kava Bar

Flux Hawaii Magazine

Non-Stop Honolulu

Honolulu Academy of Arts

Pow Wow Hawaii

Cukui Clothing

Sierra Dew Designs

SEPH1

Vivo’ Industridesign

Freelance Clothing

Pinky Show

Elena’s Filipino Food

 

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About The Estria Foundation:

The Estria Foundation was founded by Estria Miyashiro and Jeremy LaTrasse in 2010 and is a community-based organization dedicated to lasting systemic and social change. Through workshops, speaking engagements, projects, and events, the foundation is committed to creating public art advocating justice and peace in under-served communities worldwide. www.estria.org

 

About 808 Urban:

808 Urban is a collective of artists, volunteers, and community organizers committed to working in low-income neighborhoods at risk of gentrification. The organization strives to create environments that improve the quality of life for Hawaiian communities and advocate for progressive social change. www.808urban.org

 

About Honolulu Academy of Arts:

Founded in 1927, the Honolulu Academy of Arts is Hawai‘i’s largest private presenter of visual arts programs, with an internationally recognized collection of more than 50,000 works spanning 5,000 years. In addition, film and concert programs, lectures, art classes and workshops make the Honolulu Academy of Arts the city’s cultural hub. www.honoluluacademy.org

 

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*Press can schedule interviews the day of the event (Saturday, 9/3/11), by contacting Amanda Corby at 808.783.1407

 


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