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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.

Mural Unveiling Tomorrow at Nānākuli Super!

Join us tomorrow at  Nānākuli Super at 11am to bless and celebrate the Nānākuli Community Mural!
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Special guests:
Kahu Kaleo Patterson
Ulumahiehieoeokalani Halau
MC Krystilez
Dj Jimmy Taco
Date: Saturday February 27, 2016
Time: 11am – Noon
Location: Nānākuli Super 87-2090 Farrington Hwy, Waiʻanae, HI 96792
The event timeline is below:
11:00AM MUSIC STARTS MC Krystilez to welcome everyone.
11:15AM Official event start, MC Krystilez to welcome everyone & thank everyone for coming.
11:20AM Ulumahiehieoeokalani Halau to perform 3 numbers
11:30 AM Introduction of artist Ken “East”  Nishimura  & Nicole Kealoha from Diverse Art.
11:35 AM Artist thank you and remarks.
11:45 AM  Kahu Kaleo Patterson / Kahu  Blesses Mural and cuts maile lei with Ken, Nikki, and Okimoto Corp.
11:50 AM Cake presentation and closing mahalo.
12:00 PM Pau
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Nānākuli Community Day!

Today the Nānākuli Community came together to begin this amazing creative project!  Over 75 participants teamed up into 4 groups to tackle phase 1 of this 3000 square foot mural at the Nānākuli Super!  This mural represents UNITY, lead by District Representative Andria Tupola to bring the community, family and friends closer together through art.  The mural was so graciously blessed by Kahu (priest) Kaleo Patterson before the process began.  Dr. Patterson channeled the message of love and togetherness which really set the tone for this Aloha Aina mural project!  Stay Tuned for more details.

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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

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