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‘Reverse Graffiti Kona’ exhibition (April 15-16)

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The community is invited to Reverse Graffiti Kona, a free spray can art exhibition promoting anti-vandalism and creative expression, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 16, with a basic skills workshop 3:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, April 15 at the Kona Skate Park, Old Kona Airport.

The event is designed to educate the community about one of the most misunderstood forms of contemporary art – spray can art, or more commonly known as “graffiti.”

The Friday basic skills workshop will be led by professional artists Krush TWS and Prime and is open to students of all ages to learn the basics, history, techniques, styles, ethics, and health hazards of spray can art. Students will also be given the opportunity to try their hand at spray can art; materials will be provided.

Artists interested in participating in Saturday’s Spray Can Art Competition (winners will receive prizes) must attend this workshop.

The Spray Can Art Competition runs 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 16. In addition to the contest, Saturday will offer an afternoon of fun and positive entertainment, including live painting demonstrations by Krush KWS and Prime, b-boy competitions, music, and skateboarding. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event.

To get its “Not Even Once” core message out to Hawaii’s community, the Hawaii Meth Project will participate in the Spray Can Art Exhibition.

In addition, they will host a table and volunteers will be handing out free wristbands and stickers to raise awareness about the dangers of using meth.

The Hawaii Meth Project will also be seeking volunteers to join the fight against meth or “ice” on the Big Island.

For information about the event, contact Cynthia Hope at cynthiahope@aol.com.

Reverse Graffiti Kona – Basic Skills Workshop
Date: Friday, April 15, 2011
Time: 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Reverse Graffiti Kona – Spray Can Art Competition
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Place:
Kona Skate Park (Old Airport)
Kailua-Kona

The Hawaii Meth Project is a non-profit organization that implements a range of advertising and community action programs to reduce methamphetamine use in the state. Launched in June 2009, the Hawaii Meth Project leverages a proven model that combines extensive research with a hard-hitting, integrated media campaign.

The Hawaii Meth Project is affiliated with the meth Project, a national non-profit organization headquartered in Palo Alto, California, aimed at significantly reducing first-time Meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach.

— Find out more:
www.hawaiimethproject.org

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