4/10 & 4/11 "Where Your Homegirls At" Art Show

iKandy, Exclusive, & Pancho Abalos presents

@ iKandy (Pearlridge Center Uptown Kiosk ground level near Payless)
Saturday April 10
Sunday April 11


Where Your Homegirls At will be featuring art from Pancho Abalos. He will be unveiling new art pieces for his Aiea art show at iKandy (Pearlridge Center). Hailing from Ewa Beach, Pancho Abalos will be unleashing his creativity for all of Hawaii to enjoy showing off his latest offerings with one of a kind Art Pieces, Limited T-shirt Design, Limited Prints Signed and Numbered, Live Painting, Stickers, and more. Pancho Abalos will be doing live painting at the show on Saturday April 10 from 1pm-6pm. The art installation will be on display Saturday April 10 from 10am-9pm and Sunday April 11 from 10am-6pm.

Pancho Abalos has been doing art since he was able to pick up a crayon. His art is rooted in his love for cartoons, hip-hop and graffiti with his earliest influences being cartoons like Transformers, Robotech and GI Joe. He began sketching what he saw on TV those early Saturday mornings. Pancho's art has since evolved to a modern contemporary style of urban art that has been described as vibrant, dynamic and intricate.

Pancho Abalos is influenced by his emotions and surroundings; family, friends, the graffiti and hip hop culture the environment that envelopes him. His love for creating characters evolved from the birth of his daughter, Alyssa. When she turned three, she fell madly in love with dinosaurs and that was when Pancho's character Dino Girl was introduced. It has since evolved into his tee-shirt and novelty line labeled Artist Proof.

Pancho Abalos was born in Quezon City, Philippines, but has spent his formidable years growing up here in Kapolei and Ewa. After graduating from Campbell High School in 1997, he studied Graphic Design at Bob Jones University, in Greenville South Carolina.

He started doing art professionally in 2003 and has kept going ever since in an effort to continue mastering his techniques. Pancho Abalos has done a significant number of Oahu exhibitions including live murals with the Ground Up Movement. He's shown in Los Angeles, the Philippines and have received several awards and honors in juried exhibitions in both Hawaii and California. He also did charity shows in New York, was a featured painter at the 2006 Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture, the 2007 and 2006 First Hawaiian Bank Auto Show for Scion of Hawaii, Remy’s on Temple in LA’s Historic Filipino Town, the 2006 Windward Artist’s Guild Annual Juried show at the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens and several night clubs around LA and Orange County. Pancho Abalos also collaborated with many well-known artist of the urban art genre such as Alfie Numeric and Dave Araquel of Beatrock clothing. Art is his lifelong passion.

Artist website: www.myspace.com/pancho808