Cathedral Catholic Academy

Nu‘uanu, O‘ahu

This was the first project that Cathedral Catholic Academy and Pacific Buddhist Academy in Nu‘uanu worked together on. In addition, the special education students from Robert J. Stevenson Middle School also joined for a day of painting. The revelation was that this was the first time many of the students held a paintbrush, nonetheless paint a large scale mural.

After several sessions of reflection, several concepts and images were translated for the mural. One image was a circle of children holding hands around a tree of life. Many rainbows were also seen in the visions of the students that bridge across the sky over the stream that runs behind Cathedral Catholic Academyʻs school campus. Poliʻahu and Kāne are portrayed on the front wall with the face of Keaomelemele, the daughter of Hina & Kū, and represents the cool showers of Nu‘uanu valley. The rainbows represent the new bridge of people in the Nu‘uanu community and the relationship between Cathedral Catholic Academy and Pacific Buddhist Academy.

Viewer can find this mural below…

1728 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA

Mural Name

“Mihi” – Aloha Ākea

Date Completed

September 2015

School Served

Cathedral Catholic Academy, Pacific Buddhist Academy

Lead Artists

Estria Miyashiro, John Prime Hina, Mike Bam Tyau, Kanoa Castro, Lindsay Lander, Wayne Takezono

Cultural Practitioners, Kūpuna, Community Orgs

Jenn Gonsalves, Kaulana Yoshi, Gina Ahuna, Auli‘i Hirahara

Cultural Practitioners

Hawaii Tourist Authority, Montana Cans

Documentation By

‘Ōiwi TV

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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