Jarrett Middle School

Honolulu, Hawaii

The rainbow goddess Keānuenue, sister to Kāne and Kanaloa is the central figure in our newest mural at Jarrett Middle School. Sometimes she can be seen forming in Pālolo valley’s famous Līlīlehua rain. In the night sky behind her to the right is the constellation Manaiakalani, Mauiʻs fishhook. Itʻs legendary resting place is Kaʻau Crater in Pālolo valley. To the left it in the mural is an ʻiwa bird, acting as a messenger and guardian for the community.

The message students developed from the meditation was that they are being tasked with the kuleana (responsibility) of protecting and caring for their ʻāina and wai (land and water). Though this balance may not exist presently, Keānuenueʻs thoughtful gaze at our world of both lava and sprouting koa and kalo exemplifies for the students that everything runs in cycles; Even though destruction or mismanagement of our resources may have occurred in the past, positive change and new growth is always possible if we take our kuleana to heart.

 

1903 Palolo Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA

Mural Name

Pālolo i ka Malu o Keānuenue (Pālolo in the embrace and under the protection of Keānuenue)

Date Completed

September 2017

Schools Served

William Jarrett Middle School

Lead Artists

Estria Miyashiro, Nicole Jack

Cultural Practitioners, Kūpuna, Community Orgs

Kumu Kaleo Hanohano, Kaikukī High School

Sponsors & Supporters

Montana Cans

We Need Your Help

Your tax deductible Annual Membership provides much needed support for arts education in Hawaiʻi.

Help purchasing much needed supplies for our wall murals.

Assist in funding cultural advisers for our youth workshops.

Help stage events surrounding our public mural unveilings.

We Need Your Help

Your tax deductible Annual Membership provides much needed support for arts education in Hawaiʻi.

Help purchasing much needed supplies for our wall murals.

Assist in funding cultural advisers for our youth workshops.

Help stage events surrounding our public mural unveilings.

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