Community Muralism with our Youth Artists
By Vincent Ricafort
808 Urban Media Arts Educator
808 Urban asked me if I would document the story of creating their commissioned mural at the Disney Aulani Resort, located on the West side of Oahu. Shot over the course of one day, a handful of high school students and mentor artists worked together to create a vibrant mural that tells the story of the legend of Maui.
“Since 2006, 808 Urban has created over 50 large-scale mural projects throughout Hawai’i, offered over a hundred free arts workshops, collaborated with dozens of local organizations and businesses, and has recently opened a new store and community arts hub called The Refuge.”
I have volunteered as a mentor filmmaker with 808 Urban since the beginning of this year. Working with the kids has been a great way to apply my own knowledge as well as develop new projects. The environment is always nurturing and I can’t help but feel just as much a student as a teacher when working with these amazing young people.
Please support the work of 808 Urban, it is so necessary in the lives of our future generations! They need the kokua of this community. Please consider making a contribution through the website or commissioning a mural at your home or business!