Ke Kula ʻo ʻEhunuikaimalino 2018

Kainaliu, Hawai‘i

At the end of March 2018, we returned to South Kona to paint a project with Ke Kula ‘O ‘Ehunuikaimalino before the Hōkūle‘a arrived for the weekend festivities. The mural was painted on two sides of the building across from Oshiroʻs Market in Kainaliu.

On the northern side of the building, the theme was makai (towards the ocean), with a ukulele in the ocean. The puka (hole) of the ukulele is a fish bait ball. A fleet of wa‘a (canoes) approaching the shore was painted by the haumāna (students) and can be looked at in different ways. One interpretation is when you go somewhere, one should ask, “What are you taking there to give?” Another perspective is that the wa‘a are transporting people to Hawaii with the crops they brought.

On the southern side of the building, the theme was mauka (towards the mountain).  Hāpu‘u fern was painted by Eugene “Eukarezt” Kristoff and the students. Besides the visions of hāpu‘u coming up in the reflection and meditation sessions, the spirals of hāpu‘u can be thought of as portals.

79-7401 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, HI 96750, USA

Mural Name

“E Ola Mau”

Date Completed

March 31, 2018

Schools Served

Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino

Lead Artists

Estria Miyashiro and Eugene “Eukarezt” Kristoff

Cultural Practitioners, Kūpuna, Community Orgs

Sponsors & Supporters

Kona Brewers Festival, the Bill Healey Foundation, and 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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