Presidents Day. February 16, 2018 13:11

229 Jackson Street
San Jose, CA 95112
EXPIRES 2/20/18
This month! Join us as we kick off our @cukui artists calendar for 2018. 
Having made a name for himself in the streets of Hawaii as a youth, and in The Bay Area as a creative, Mike "Bam" Tyau has a driving force in many different industries and mediums. @miketyau 

About the artist.
Mike Bam Tyau is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii and moved to the Bay Area in 1986 to attend the Academy of Art in San Francisco. As a part of the “golden age” of graffiti writing in the 80ʻs, he wrote with the TWS (Together With Style) crew and later joined the TDK (Those Damn Kids) crew of Oakland. After taking a hiatus from writing for over 10 years, Mike came back to the scene in the mid 2000s and starting traveling to street art festivals (Art Basel & Pow Wow Hawaii) with the Montana Colors street team. 
Within the past 5 years, Mike started to paint more about his ancestors and heritage in Hawaii. Teaching classes for and joining the non-profit organization, Mike currently returns to Hawaii several times a year to connect with the ‘ōpio/children of Hawaii by learning about their land, ancestors and mo‘olelo ‘āina (stories of place). In return, he teaches the youth how to paint murals and be the future storytellers. 
Here is a link to visually see some of the work:
The body of work that Mike is currently working on is about the ‘aumakua (family gods that are represented by animals). Some of the ‘aumakua tie into several mo‘olelo ‘aina based on past murals painted with the children of Hawaii and New Zealand. Most of the work would be similar to what we paint in murals, but scaled down to canvas.

Music provided by @ungramr/@curategoodsj brother, @markplstk.
229 Jackson Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Tues-Sat 11-7pm | Sunday 12-5pm