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Jul 21, 2016

Mele Murals & ʻOpio Beautify Keahuolū

Throughout the month of July, “MOKU,” the 1st annual Mele Murals ʻAha, has been working to create beautiful paintings throughout Keahuolū. The painting of two murals brought together over 50 ʻōpio from various high schools and programs on Hawaiʻi island with local Mele Mural artists.  Before painting began, LT teammates Mike Ikeda, Mana Purdy and Cathy Okamura took the ʻōpio and Mele Mural staff on a huakaʻi around Keahuolū to teach them about its cultural and historical significance.  The murals, located at Kona International Marketplace and HPM Building Supply, are a tribute to the history of Keahuolū and our beloved Queen.

What a great learning experience for the keiki involved, and what a beautiful asset to the Keahuolū ahupuaʻa.  Mahalo to Mele Murals and the Estria Foundation for your wonderful work in so many of our Hawaiʻi communities! For more information about Mele Murals, visit www.melemurals.org.



Mahalo nui to our ʻōpio, our partners, ʻohana and the community of Kona for supporting our latest efforts, "Makaʻala."

The success of our first Mele Murals ʻAha and O.N.O. Kona Night Market and Hoʻolauleʻa could not have been possible without each one of you.

The community of Kona has a lot to be proud of in their ʻōpio!  Enjoy the latest video by Kahena Cinema on the journey of "Makaʻala."


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