Pā‘ia Mural Project Scheduled for Feb. 26–28February 25, 2016, 2:46 PM HST · Updated March 14, 3:29 PM 2 Comments
808 URBAN will organize its first mural project on Maui in Pā‘ia, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 26 through 28.
Participants are asked to meet at the Pā‘ia Municipal Parking Lot on Hāna Highway, where the mural will be painted on a 84-foot-long by 7-foot high wall.
The Pā‘ia Mural Project inauguration, including music, hand-printing and food, will be held on Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Painting will be conducted on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The focus of the project is the rich history of the North Shore as told by the community’s elders; Pā‘ia kupuna Aunty Mopsi will share inspirational stories with the community’s youth.
Then, Hina and his hui of O‘ahu artists will assist students from the Pā‘ia Youth and Cultural Center, Kamehameha School, Seabury Hall, Carden Academy, Haleakalā Waldorf School, King Kekaulike High School and the Maui community in creating the mural.
808 URBAN, a Hawaiian nonprofit arts organization, is a collective of community cultural workers including artists, organizers and volunteers committed to improving the quality of life for our communities through arts programming.
808 URBAN strives to integrate the highest levels of artistic innovation with grassroots cultural organizing for systemic, progressive social change.
Hina has developed an effective way of steering youth from the dangers inherent in growing up in at-risk neighborhoods, transforming them into community-minded artists and cultural workers.
His unique method of youth development is rooted in the art of graffiti muralism, a visual vocabulary of the streets that he has harnessed as a cultural tool for positive social change.
Hina has created over 50 public murals and coordinated numerous public arts events on O‘ahu in the past eight years.
For more information, contact Angela Cochran at (808) 283-6813 or via email.
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