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Hawaii Comic & Toy Expo on Sunday

April 29th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Art, Events

Hoping for a new chance to “relive our hanabatta days,” three local organizers are launching what they hope to be an annual expo for comic and toy collectors this Sunday (perhaps fittingly, the day after “Free Comic Book Day“). The Hawaii Comic & Toy Expo is the brainchild of Francisco Figueiredo, Carey Ishizuka, and Steve Valenzon, and will […]

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Third annual Fringe Festival starts Thursday

November 5th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Art, Events

Honolulu will again join a global celebration of the arts with the Oahu Fringe Festival, which has now grown to a three-day event since it first landed in Chinatown in 2011. Fringe festivals are part of a tradition going back to 1947, where the first Edinburgh Festival Fringe was held in Scotland. There are dozens […]

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Surf magazine, app ‘nude’ launches

September 27th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Art, Media, Technology

“Surfing is an elegant endeavor that was born, practiced, and perfected here in Hawaii. Our goal with nude is to cohesively portray surfing’s beauty, history, and elegance into a publication that will speak to both surfers and non-surfers alike.”

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First ‘IconLocal’ Supports the Homeless Community

August 20th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Art, Events, Video

This past weekend, Honolulu hosted the first-ever “IconLocal” in support of The Noun Project. The workshop brought together local designers and civic-minded geeks with local community service providers to develop a set of symbols and icons to support the homeless and the groups dedicated to helping them. “IconLocal Hawaii” was organized by Hawaii Open Data, […]

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Firing Up for the Fringe Festival

August 1st, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Art, Events

The world’s largest arts festival kicks off halfway around the globe this weekend. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe sold over 1.8 million tickets in 2009 to see over 18,000 artists from 60 countries. This year, several students from the Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center (NHISPAC) have traveled to Scotland to participate, and you […]

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Hawaii Book and Music Festival This Weekend

May 13th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Art, Books, Events, Family

The sixth annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival takes place this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 14 & 15, on the municipal grounds between Honolulu Hale and the Fasi Building. It’s a great event for kids and families, for sure, but also for any voracious reader. I look forward to it almost as much as […]

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Hilo Designer Spots Movie Art

November 30th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Art

When music lovers watch movies, they often obsessively catalog the songs featured in the soundtrack. When geeks watch movies, they often notice which specific gadgets and tech tools are depicted. And slaves to fashion obsess over what the stars are wearing. When Hilo designer Liz Ambrose watches movies, she fixates on the paintings, sculptures, and […]

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3-D Printing at RAPID Technology

October 30th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Art, Technology

RAPID Technology is a Honolulu-based 3-D printing and rapid prototyping firm. With 3-D printers by Z Corporation, the company offers designers, architects, engineers, and even artists a fast and intuitive way to visualize and interact with their work. Last September, RAPID Technology Chief Operating Officer Russ Ogi joined us on Bytemarks Cafe on Hawaii Public […]

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Free Museum Admission on Saturday

September 23rd, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Art, Events, Family, Hawaii

Saturday brings the sixth annual “Museum Day” across the country, in which hundreds of museums across the country offer free admission to re-introduce the public to their collections. This year, there are nine participating museums in Hawaii: ‘Iolani Palace (Honolulu) Bailey House Museum (Maui) Honolulu Academy of Arts (Honolulu) Mission Houses Museum (Honolulu) Pacific Aviation […]

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“Hā” Celebrates First Birthday

August 15th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Art, Events, Family, Music, Social Media, Video

The “Breath of Life” blew out a big candle last night. One year ago, the Polynesian Cultural Center unveiled its new evening show, “Hā: Breath of Life.” The ambitious, 90-minute production took three years and $3 million to prepare. And by all accounts, it was worth it. The show staged its first anniversary performance this […]

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