In a collaboration with the Pow Wow School of Art, 808 Urban and the Estria Foundation, about 15 students from local schools got the historic chance to paint and draw colorful artwork on the hatch covers of the Hokulea, Hawaii’s famous voyaging canoe, Saturday at the Marine Educational Training Center at Sand Island.
Take a look!
Hokulea and Hikianalia Painting Day (13 of 13)
The whole project of painting the hatch covers and the designs on the Hikianalia took place over the course of Saturday. As John Prime says, it's a collaboration of "different hands, putting in their own mana, and different souls touching and energizing this project... it's a representation of not just us as a community but also to represent the other Polynesian islands. It's the part that's under the ink, the unseen, that's really important."
Here’s a bit more about the project, courtesy of John “Prime” Hina, the leader of 808 Urban: