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POW! WOW! Opening Block Party

The annual POW! WOW! Hawaii mural festival kicks off tomorrow evening, with a block party in Kaka’ako – the neighborhood of Honolulu where the murals are mostly located. Going down on Cooke St from 6pm – 11pm.

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Mark Dean Veca: 20 Years

Whether or not you’re already a big fan of the work of Los Angeles-based artist Mark Dean Veca (interviewed), I think you’ll agree, his Mark Dean Veca: 20 Years hardcover coffee table book from Zero Plus Publishing is absolutely stunning. It’s almost slightly overwhelming – it’s hard to imagine one person producing so much amazing work, in so many different places, across such a wide array of media. The 11.25 x 11.25″ (28.5 x 28.5 cm) tome boasts 168 pages, with 145 color plates, and text by art critics Shana Nys Dambrot and Carlo McCormick. The signed edition is available in Mark’s online shop.

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Favorite Rapper’s Favorite Chef

The other day my wife and I went to check out the new Roy Choi spot in Watts, called Locol. If you live in LA you probably already know Roy Choi helms the city’s most sought-after food truck empire (Kogi BBQ), revitalized Chinatown with his Chego rice bowl spot, and more recently explored higher-end dining Pot and Commissary at the lovely Line hotel in Koreatown. Here’s Jeff Weiss’s review of Locol for LA Weekly. Watts is often referred to as a “food desert” with very few healthy options and little fresh food available. Locol aims to change that.

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Painted Oceans

POW! WOW! Long Beach 2015 participating artist Tristan Eaton has just announced an impressive new project called Painted Oceans. His plan is to paint the famous Red Sands Sea Forts off the coast of England, alongside the artistic talents of Shepard Fairey, Futura 2000, How/Nosm, and The London Police. There’s also a current Kickstarter effort to raise $200K to document the whole project. Epic stuff!

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