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The Red Sands Sea Forts, eight miles off the coast of England, were built during World War II to aid in the nation’s resistance against the Nazis. They were subsequently used to broadcast pirate radio stations in the 1960s, then abandoned to a state of semi-decay. Now, artist Tristan Eaton has assembled some of the world’s most famous street artists — Shepard Fairey, Futura 2000, How & Nosm, and The London Police — to give the forts new life as canvases for bold murals. A documentary film will chronicle the entire ambitious undertaking.

“These forts are a timeless symbol of resistance,” Eaton says. “This makes them a perfect icon for the spirit of the street art and graffiti movement, and I think it’s important to share their story with a new generation.”

The Painted Oceans project seeks “to shed light on these beautiful structures to keep them alive for another generation to enjoy,” Eaton says. The murals are part of a broader project to eventually turn some of the forts into a heritage museum. “At the end of the day, our murals are nothing but a coat of paint, but the grand sum of our efforts and our love and dedication will hopefully affect the Red Sands Sea Forts forever.”

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T.S. Claire: Rally Against Cancer.

On December 25th, 2015 my long time friend, co-conspirator and artist Tina St. Claire (also known as TFail) was diagnosed with Cancer.  She is facing her predicament with incredible amounts of positivity and courage.  If you could take the time to donate towards her recovery I’d be greatly appreciative, she’s a fantastic friend.

Click here to learn more about her and to donate.

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Murals and Illustrations Co-Created by Sandy + Steve Pell

Sandy and Steve Pell at Pellvetica from Vancouver, British Columbia, is the creative duo specializing in graphic design.  “ As experienced artists and designers, we combine our visual style, theories and techniques to create beautiful illustrations, murals and graphic design projects”. 



Let’s make #CrossConnect the most popular hashtag on Twitter !

posted by Margaret

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The 3rd Annual Exploring the New Contemporary Art Movement.

Coming up this weekend on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School will be the “3rd Annual Exploring the New Contemporary Art Movement” group exhibition as part of this year’s POW! WOW! Hawai’i mural event.

This special exhibition will feature over 120 local and international artists curated by Los Angeles-based gallery Thinkspace. The massive group exhibition serves as a survey of the burgeoning New Contemporary Art Movement for art lovers on Oahu and the world over via the internet, handpicked by one of the scene’s most prolific galleries.

I’ve featured some of the many incredible pieces above by Aaron Li-Hill, Aaron Nagel, Alex Garant, Benjamin Garcia, Carl Cashman, Cryptik, Daniel Bilodeau, Edwin Ushiro, Esao Andrews and Hueman.

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POW! WOW! HAWAII! 2016.

POW! WOW! HAWAII! 2016 kicks off on Saturday, February 6th and what follows is one of the most exciting weeks of art filled wonderment in the world.  Taking place in the streets of Honolulu, the global network of artists set about creating incredible murals throughout the city as well as concerts, gallery shows and lectures.  I will be in Hawaii covering the street art festival and I’m insanely honored to be part of it again this year.

Check out this year’s line-up of international artists: 1010, Andrew Hem, Audrey Kawasaki, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Borondo, Christina Angelina, Curiot, Defer, Edwin Ushiro, Haroshi, Hauser, Hebru Brantley, Hitotzuki, Hueman, Hula, James Jirat Patradoon, Kevin Lyons, Kristin Farr, Lauren YS, Mouf, Pantone, Ricky Lee Gordon (Freddy Sam), Risk, Seher, Sket, Slick, Slinkachu, Tatiana Suarez, Tristan Eaton, Usugrow and Woes Martin. They’ll be painting alongside local artists: Asalt, Beak, Chanse, Ckaweeks, Dak1ne, Drewtoonz, Emma Dold, Endr, Hoven, Jasper Wong, Jeffrey Gress, Kai Kaulukukui, Kamea Hadar, Kaplan Bunce, Maek, Matthew Tapia, Melody Sakura, Mung Monster, Oera, Prime, Puff, Soker, Unomas, Whomu and Wooden Wave.

Check out POW! WOW! HAWAII!’s website for more information!  See you soon Hawaii!