Sneak Peek: Boys and Girls Lihue Clubhouse Mural

The Boys and Girls Club Clubhouse in Lihue, Kauai is getting a big time make-over and we’re thrilled to be a part of it! It will take us three weeks to complete this project and we’re currently in the middle of week one. So far, we’ve prepared all the walls for what’s to come. This makeover will involve creating two large murals: one exterior and one interior. Both of these murals will be collaborative involving the participation of 50+ adults and youth. We can’t reveal too many project details quite just yet, but here’s a sneak peek for now:

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With each mural project, we try to expand our knowledge and challenge our comfort zone. In this case, we used a spray gun for the very first time. Thankfully Stan, a professional carpenter and project crew member (pictured here), gave us a pointers on how to control this fun tool. It was fast, loud and powerful. We got the job done and we got covered in paint in the process! Live & Learn!

 

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For the past three days we’ve been working diligently to get all the walls ready to paint a scene that will spark imaginations and transport people to a magical place. Stay tuned for updates!

JOB OPENING: If you know anyone who might be interested, we are currently seeking assistants in Kauai to help us with some basic labor for this project. Please contact us via our Facebook page (Keep It Flowing) or Instagram @keepitflowing and we will get back to you asap! Interviews begin on Monday, April 6, 2015.

Be A Jerk: Underage Alcohol Awareness Mural

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trysen Tkay2 Kaneshige and Keep it Flowing is partnering up with Big Brothers and Big Sister (BBBS) in Maui to create an awareness mural at their club house!!!  Be a Jerk is a campaign supported statewide to stop underage drinking.  Visit our “mural” section in our portfolio for the latest updates. Stay tuned!

 

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Mural Location:

Big Brothers Big Sisters Maui, 200 Waimaluhia Lane, Wailuku, HI 96793

 

Mural Size:

15 feet x 9 feet

 

Mural Media:

Acrylic

 

Muralists:

Ken Nishimura (East 3) and Trysen Kaneshige (Tkay2)

 

Date of Completion:

March 27, 2015

 

Mural Unveiling:

April 18, 2015

 

Big Brother Big Sisters Contact Info:

JD Wyatt, Director, JD@bbbshawaii.org, 808-242-9754 ext. 202

Courtney Cabebe , Match Specialist, ccabebe@bbbshawaii.org, 808-252-9754 ext. 207

Ashlee Chapman MSW, School Based Case Manager, achapman@bbbshawaii.org, 808-242-9754 ext. 206

 

The Underage Drinking Prevention Coalition includes the following organizations:

Maui County, Department of Housing and Human Concerns; Aloha House; Maui Youth and Family Services; Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.; Community Work Day; Kihei Youth Center; Paia Youth & Cultural Center Maui; Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Shelter; Alu Like Molokai; Lanai Youth Center; Hana Youth Center; Baldwin High School, Peer Education Program; Boys and Girls Clubs of Maui; and Maui Police Department.

If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting. Here are some strategies to help you cut back or stop drinking:

  • Limit your drinking to no more than 1 drink a day for women or 2 drinks a day for men.
  • Keep track of how much you drink.
  • Choose a day each week when you will not drink.
  • Don’t drink when you are upset.
  • Avoid places where people drink a lot.
  • Make a list of reasons not to drink.

How Did We Celebrate Our One-Year Anniversary?

One Year Anniversary at Lahaina Boys and Girls Club

To celebrate working with the Hawaii Meth Project for one year, we visited the location of the very first mural we created with the Hawaii Meth Project’s message — Not Even Once — here in Hawaii. The Not Even Once Mural Project  promotes a meth-free life and raises awareness about meth at Hawaii schools and youth centers. To commemorate this anniversary Keep It Flowing muralists Trysen Kaneshige and Ken Nishimura visited the site of the very first Not Even Once mural. This inaugural mural can be found at The Boys and Girls Club in Lahaina, Maui. Both artists added more fish to the ocean mural. While they were painting at the Club, they reconnected with the youth and the staff. They also led free art workshop which was conducted by Kaneshige. We are happy that the youth that visit this club daily, approximately 100 youth on average, are exposed to this important message. Many thanks to BGC Director Danae Marin, Uncle Joe and Sule for inviting us back to the BGC Lahaina Club! Read more about our anniversary here: http://mauitvnews.com/blog/tag/lahaina-boys-and-girls-club/