Telma Boinville: Artist Commemoration

“Love Telma” Mural by Oahu Artist’s”: Niki & KIF Creative Director Ken N.

On Sunday, December 17th the Directors of our company, Keep It Flowing, wanted to send aloha to the victim’s family who lost their beloved wife and mother Telma Boinville to an act of senseless violence. Telma was a victim of a drug related attack on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawai’i. Our biggest motivation for wanting to get involved in this project is that our Director of Development Laycie Love is a native to the North Shore of Oahu. She attended the candlelight vigil, which was held on the day after the tragedy. Laycie commented, “I was literally a few blocks away from the crime scene as it was happening, this hit too close to home, something must be done”. Creative Director Ken Nishimura states, “ This kind of tragic events is not acceptable in our or any community, action must be taken’.

Telma portrait by Lānaʻi :

Telma Piece by Maui Artist:

Portrait by Las Vegas Artist: Tim Ward

“Love” Piece by Oahu Artist: Niki Kealoha

“Telma” Piece by Oahu Artist & Keep It Flowing Creative Director: Ken N.

“Telma Boinville” Piece by Kaua’i Artist: Trysen Kaneshige

Keep it Flowing has a history of collaborating with drug prevention organizations such as Hawaii Meth Project, Coalition of a Drug Free Hawai’i and is currently preparing for an anti-drug mural campaign in February of 2018 in collaboration with the Attorney Generals Office and Adult Friends for Youth. The idea of networking with other artists around the State, was to produce a commemorative piece of art to present to the Emery family as well as our community. We reached out to KHON2 to see if they were interested in sharing this movement and they agreed to come out and document the mural that was being painted on Oahu by Ken, our Creative Director.

Our purpose for becoming actively involved with this movement was to spread aloha to the victim’s family and our community. This event has shaken up communities on all islands. Thanks to KHON2 and our direct connection to the Emery family, we were able to share love and hope as well as the art donated by artists from Maui, LānaʻI, Kaua’i, Las Vegas and Oahu. After watching local TV news KHON2 and hearing the wise words of Haleiwa native Alika Bajo, our actions were affirmed into helping to restore aloha. Alika spoke to reporters saying “Too many times people turn a blind eye, that’s not me or that has nothing to do with me so I don’t want to get involved, but sometimes we should get involved”.

In the near future, Keep it Flowing will be focusing on collaborating with youth organizations, schools and city officials to share the message of drug prevention awareness statewide. Please contact us if you would like to kokua.

Mahalo nui to Mark of Instagram account @meanhawaii for all your kokua

Keep it Flowing Instagram: @keepitflowing

Kona Town Night Market: RTB Makahiki Mural

Kona Town Night Market was a huge success!  Mahalo nui loa for your support!  Over a 1000 people in attendance!  Here are some highlights from the event! Stay tuned for the mural documentation that will be previewed on in our portfolio link!

Mahalo nui loa to Kumu Keala Ching and Mattson Davis for all your guidance and kokua!

Special visit by Hawane Rios and Pua Case gracing us with their presence and mele! Mahalo nui Nikki Collins for connecting us! Amazing!

Mahalo nui to Yaro, Ken Swift and Manini Holdings for all your hard work in making this event possible!

Mural mascot Pu’uwai!  Giving us our second wind when we were tired and drained! Mahalo!

Pueo is always watching!

Kona Town Night Market: Ride the Breaks

Community event coming soon to Kona, Hawaii!  A music and art festival held in Kailua Kona on November 11th organized by Manini Holdings and Ride the Breaks (an annual dance music art event)! Save the date!  Muralists, Dancers and Musicians will be performing and painting live during the event.  Don’t miss out!

Digital Ad work created by Ken of Keep it Flowing.

Nanakuli Mural Restoration

Nanakuli Supermarket-NS mural restoration February 1, 2017 with Hawaii State Legislature and District Representative Andria Tupola and Miss Diamond Head, Hawaii Miss Leticia Fierro.

Up keeping a mural is just as important as painting it! Co-organizer Mrs. Tupola, of the NS mural project, contacted us and advised us of the vandalism that occurred.

Andria is a very active representative and has an amazing amount of love and support from the Nanakuli community.

We also contacted one of our affiliates who also is active in Nanakuli, Miss Diamondhead Hawaii, Miss Leticia “Letty” Fierro to join us in repairing the small damage caused to the mural.  Letty gives back to her city through her positive outreach and is most know for her “Help the Keiki Annual Toy Drive”.

After repairing the mural we collectively wanted to add a little more value to the mural and we decided to paint several more fishes on the west facing side (underwater scene) of the mural.

West Maui Greenway Mural coming soon!

Keep it Flowing and Tkay Designs will be paint a mural in Lahaina, Maui for the 1st annual “Love the West Maui Greenway Day” event on Saturday April 22.

The first annual Love the West Maui Greenway Day is the first major event that is being planned to build awareness and support for a safe, healthy facility that would allow Maui residents and visitors to get outside and enjoy and experience West Maui.

Mahalo Nui Loa to the Grand Wailea Waldorf Astoria Resort for your continued support towards our projects!

Love the West Maui Greenway Day
April 22, 2017 | Lahaina Civic Center
1840 Honoapiilani Hwy Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Cost: FREE   |   All Ages Welcome
The first annual Love the West Maui Greenway Day is the first major event that is being planned to build awareness and support for a safe, healthy facility that would allow Maui residents and visitors to get outside and enjoy and experience West Maui.

Activities
9am-12pm – Get Fit the Greenway
Yoga by Good Karma Yoga
“Let’s Move” Hip Hop with Body in Balance
Hula Hooping
Keiki Bike Rodeo
Community Art Project with Maui Art School
Guided Greenway Exploration Rides and Walks

12pm-4:30pm – Greenway Entertainment
Hula show by Old Lahaina Luau
Music with Melinda Caroll
Hawaiian Music with Anthony Pfluke
Music by Fred’s Garage and more!