PSYCHOTIC PERFECTION

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HELL OF A PARADISE

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Skateboarding history was once again made here in the islands via the reincarnation of the legendary Y ramp. Albeit a tad bit smaller… but still sick as fuck! I know I sound uncharacteristically excited but how often do the stars align to deliver you all your most liked things in one place, on one single day? Usually never… once in a lifetime maybe. I mean having a perfect ramp on the beach fronting my best loved surf spot with all my favorite skateboarders of all time throwing down, what more could a grown man ask for? The only thing that would make it any better was if the Fitted tent was set up close by with a cooler full of cold cuzzo lights at my disposal… shocker that happened as well! Did I mention Kaisers was also doing it’s thing with clean offshore shoulder high waves? Do you want more! Anyways you catch my drift it was an epic day filled with 20 year reunions and unreal skateboarding pure and simple. The stoke was real. Cheers – RM

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The GONZ floating over the channel that he made famous over 20 years ago, and at 50 years old I’d say he was an inspiration to all. Impressive.

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Heimana Reynolds the local favorite and my personal pick to win the event blasting over the hip with young boy intensity… kid is the future!

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My man Oblow doing what he does best, styling a flawless smith grind. An island native that has more local skateboarding pride than most.

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Raven Tershay was fucking killing this ramp, period. The dude is what is happening now in skateboarding.

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Evan Mock smith grinding over the death rail with finesse, this young kama’aina is the total package and I am looking forward to what the future has in store for him.

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Greyson Fletcher going off the grid in a huge way with this floater, I admire his style both on the board and off, dude does not give a fuck!

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One of my childhood heroes Eric Dressen still rolling… nuff said.

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Fucking Christian Hosoi still a great skateboarder and a mother fucking entertainer till the end, spent a huge part of my youth admiring his every move.

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Stevie Caballero in full form and crystal clean in mind body and soul. Happiest man on campus for sure.

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Never heard of Roman Pabich before this event, kid was silently stacking points all day. His win was a well deserved one from my vantage point.

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Just a reminder that just like in life, things in skateboarding don’t always go as planned!

All photos by Vince Krause.

CONTACT ZONE

Friday, April 6th, 2018 by

As a designer I never imagined how my personal process would translate through variants of creative mediums. So when Maile Meyers asked me a year ago “Hui, what you doing next April? I kindly replied, I have no idea what I’m doing next month!” “Perfect, you will co-curate CONTACT 2018 with Michael Rooks of the High Museum in Atlanta.” I am pleased and humbled she chose me for this experience, I’ve learned a tremendous amount of ‘ike throughout this process.

Big Mahalo to Michael Rooks for his kind patience and mentoring while I learn the curve. Mahalo for Maile for pushing me to try new things. Mahalo to Josh Tengan for his execution and hard work. Mahalo to the team of coordinators and installers! Most of all mahalo mahalo mahalo to all the participants who submitted works! I am excited to see Hawai‘i grow as a creative community—not only for us but to share with the world the many talents these shores produce!

- Ola

 

CONTACT ZONE, the fifth installment of CONTACT, an annual exhibition of contemporary art made in Hawai‘i, is on view from April 6 to 21 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. See below for more info and checkout contacthawaii.com for even more details.

 

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WAIKĪKĪ OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, April 6 • ‪5pm–7pm‬
‪Lei Stand @ Royal Hawaiian Center‬
‪2201 Kalākaua Ave • Waikīkī‬

Begin at the CONTACT ZONE Lei Stand (ʻewa end kiosk) by Hālau Hula Ka Liko o Kapalai. Grab a map and explore the various Contact Zone sites around Waikīkī. 

Mahalo to Lei Stand sponsors DAWSON and Royal Hawaiian Center

 

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HONOLULU OPENING RECEPTION
‪Saturday, April 7 • 6pm–9pm‬
‪Honolulu Museum of Art School‬
‪1111 Victoria St. • Honolulu‬

‪Join the artists, curators, and exhibition organizers for the opening reception of CONTACT ZONE, an exhibition of contemporary artwork made in Hawaiʻi, curated and juried by Keola Rapozo of FITTED Hawaiʻi, and Michael Rooks of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.‬

 

AFTER PARTY
‪9pm - 11pm‬
AUPUNI SPACE
729 Auahi St. • Kakaʻako

Migrate down to Kakaʻako after Linekona. See more CONTACT ZONE artwork.

CRUCIAL TIMES

Friday, April 6th, 2018 by

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 by

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