Public invited to celebrate the blessing of mural project uniting the community of Nanakuli
February 17, 2016 (Honolulu, HI): On Saturday February 27, 2015 residents and visitors to the Nanakuli community on the West side of Oahu will come together to celebrate the completion and blessing of a two week long mural project designed to unite the area. The project commenced on Saturday February 14th and was spearheaded by State House Representative Andria Tupola, urban artist Ken Nishimoto, Diverse Art, and The Okimoto Corp.
Volunteers turn up in groups and have been taking shifts through a two- week span, creating the mural located the Nanakuli Food Giant facing Farrington Highway paying close attention to detail to insure the completion of this community masterpiece. This area has been plagued with vandalism as of late, organizers of the Aloha ‘Aina Community Mural Project feel that creating this work of art will not only beautify the area but will instill a sense of pride in people living in the surrounding area. “For our younger generation, we are mentoring them to use art as a positive outlet. With Keep it Flowing and Diverse Art, our children learn how to utilize their creative talents for the betterment of everyone. In this way, urban art becomes a valued outlet for our youth to express themselves and remind everyone of the importance of arts to our children, their schools and their communities” said State House Representative Andria Tupola. “This project will encourage unity and strengthen the bond within the community through team work and a collaborative workflow” added Ken Nishimura, Co-Organizer and Lead Muralist.
The public and members of the media are invited to a special mural lei cutting and blessing event happening on Saturday, February 27 from 11am- Noon on the grounds of the Nanakuli Food Giant located at 87-2090 Farrington Hwy Waiʻanae, HI 96792.