Nānākuli Beautification Project

Keep it Flowing is very excited to announce our community beautification project on the island of Oahu in Nānākuli! The Okimoto Corporation, District 43 Representative Andria Tupola, Diverse ART, Keep it Flowing and the Nanakuli Community will collaborate on a 3000 sq ft mural located at the Food Giant grocery store starting Saturday February 12, 2016.

Nanakuli Project event dates and schedule:

Saturday February 12, 2016
-8am sign up and assembly
-8:15 mural blessing
-8:30 warming up with Diverse Art (stretches and light cardio)
-8:45 Team assembly and paint distribution
-9-130pm mural painting and clean up
-2pm end of event

Sunday February 14th
-9-12:30pm community mural painting and clean up

Monday February 15-25th
-Lead Muralist and team will be painting the mural
-artist volunteers are welcome to join in. (Contact: info@keepitflowingmedia.com)

Saturday February 27th
-Mural unveiling and ceremony from 330-5:30pm

Stay tuned for more details!

YOUTH FUNDRAISER: KEALAKEKUA HAWAII

Come join us on October 25th, 2015 at Sun Dried Specialties in Kealakekua, Hawai’i for a youth fundraiser!  Keep it Flowing is very appreciative and grateful towards this community based effort for the keiki (youth) of Kealakekua!  All proceeds donated to us will go towards a workshop and youth driven collaborative awareness mural at Konawaena High School!

Please contact Sundried Specialties for all ticket purchases and questions: (808)937-2700

 

EVENT INFORMATION:

  • Date: Sunday, October 25th, 2015
  • Time: 12 noon -5pm
  • Address: 81-951 Haleki’i St, Kealakekua, HI 96750
  • All proceeds go to Keep it Flowing (towards a youth awareness mural) and Kapa Radio (youth food drive)
  • $35 per ticket

 

FUNDRAISER EVENT MENU (All you can eat):

  • Smoke prime rib over garlic mash potato’s topped with portobello mushrooms
    (cooked in a red wine rum sauce)
  • Steam fish with bacon wrap asparagus Seafood chowder
  • Poke station
  • Grilled fish and lobster crab cake station
  • Caterpillar roll poke or hamburger rolled in bacon then smoked

 

SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY:

  • Miss Hawai’i Jeanne Kapela

 

ENTERTAINMENT:

  • LT Smooth
  • Kaleo Perry & Alli Keaanina
  • Pa’ani Pila
  • Mark Yamanaka

SDS FUNRAISER POSTER

 

 

Somethings Brewing in Kona Town!

Sneak peak look at a new mural in partnership with Kona Brew Company and Manini Holdingpueo3s at the Brew Block!  This collaborative effort is with resident artists and supporters who reside in Kailua Kona (other known as Kona Town)! Stay tuned!

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State District 43 Representative Andria Tupola: Proposes Keep it Flowing Mural Program

Check out vlog post by Hawaii State House District 43 representative Andria Tupola proposing a mural project with Keep it Flowing for the island of Oahu in the Waianae & Nanakuli District!  Thank you Andria for all your support!  Stay Tuned!

Accountability Vlog #2 – What have we been up to?

Posted by Representative Andria Tupola on Monday, August 17, 2015

Boss Cutz in Kona Hawaii

Keep it Flowing artist Ken3 painting a dedication mural in Kailua-Kona Hawai’i.   The mural theme is “Ho‘īlina” which means heir, inheritance, legacy or heritage and is a dedication to owner of “Boss Cutz” late brother .  Check out this timelapse video by Reptank.

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.