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Naupaka murals shine at SALT at Our Kakaʻako

October 4, 2016

Renowned local street artist Kamea Hadar from POW! WOW! Hawaii has portrayed the Hawaiian legend of the naupaka flower on the parking structure of the Kamehameha Schools retail complex, SALT at Our Kaka‘ako.

Building upon the urban art scene that Our Kakaʻako is known for, Kamehameha Schools’ retail center, SALT at Our Kaka‘ako, will now include original works of art from various artists that expressed interest in having their work shown at SALT to cover walls, stairways, alleys and walkways.

Artists interested in the project provided images representative of their work, as well as a resume and letter of interest to a Kamehameha Schools panel of judges. Submissions were reviewed by a KS committee and artists were selected in June with an install of this past summer. The Kamehameha Schools Kaiāulu ʻo Kakaʻako Master Plan includes the vision of building gathering spaces where innovative ideas can be shared throughout the community.

Get a taste of SALT the next time you’re in the area, visit SALT at Our Kakaʻako and enjoy the various artwork located in this urban-innovative community. Read more about the murals here.

Photographs provided by KS photographer Michael Young and freelance mural photographer Jonas Maon.

Artist Kamea Hadar portrayed the Hawaiian legend of the naupaka flower on the parking structure of the KS retail complex, SALT at Our Kaka‘ako. He is among a group of artists commissioned by KS to create culturally inspired murals throughout Kakaʻako.

Kahu Kordell Kekoa, Kahiau Beamer, Roxy Ortiz and Kamea Hadar join together to bless the start of art installation at SALT at Our Kakaʻako.

Hadar, co-founder of POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi gets ready to start on the makai-facing mural.

This art piece encompasses approximately 19,000 square feet and wraps around the SALT at Our Kakaʻako parking garage.

The makai-facing mural took approximately three weeks to complete which included delays from two storms approaching the islands.

The depiction of Naupaka - Pele's sister - is on the makai side of the SALT at Our Kakaʻako parking garage.

Hadar recently completed and signed the murals on both the mauka and makai-facing walls of the structure.

KS collaborates with various artists to incorporate Native Hawaiian culture and identity in numerous commercial development projects.

The start of the mauka-facing mural.

The mauka-facing wall features Naupaka's lover, Kaui.

Completion of the mauka-facing wall.


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