A touring, story-telling mural about Hawaiʻi’s history and healing, from a Hawaiian point of view The ʻĀINA ALOHA mural installation is a visual offering that invites reflection and furthers conversation about intergenerational/historical trauma regarding Hawaiiʻs history. The Mural is part of a larger project aimed at healing and uniting communities. It is intended to join the feature-length, documentary film Kuʻu 'Āina Aloha, Beloved Land, Beloved Country as it tours throughout the islands and beyond– inviting local communities to bring awareness and elevate engagement amongst diverse groups of people living in the islands. www.kuuainaaloha.com
The 20ft by 6ft two-sided painted canvas enables audiences to respond intimately (i.e. dancing, singing, touching) in ways that can begin paths of deeper reflection; remembering Hawaiʻi’s history while working to reconcile and become active agents for positive change.
EXTENDED Mural Showing: September 1- OCT. 10th, 2015
Mural Artists: Al Lagunero, Meleanna Meyer, Harinani Orme, Kahi Ching, Carl Pao & Solomon Enos
Filmmakers: Meleanna Aluli Meyer and David H. Kalama, Jr.Oct. 2nd, 1st Friday Reception: 6-9 PM will offer audiences an opportunity to bring new viewers to the exhibition & artist conversation. Talk-story with artists and filmmakers and a video screening of Ku ‘u ‘Āina Aloha film sketch will be offered. DJ Native Girl and the Bar @ Marks with Kona Brews will be on hand. Artists’ individual works will also be available for sale. Tours for schools/organizations available- Please inquire.
High-resolution images available / The ARTS at Mark’s Garage 1159 Nuuanu Ave. Contact Rich Richardson 521-2903 or firstname.lastname@example.org