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Senior takes part in effort to beautify Kaimuki

September 28, 2018
By KCS Staff

The streets of Kaimuki got a pop of color and a touch of whimsy last weekend, thanks to the talent of local artists. Jennifer Noel, a Kaimuki resident, organized the "streetARThawaii" effort, recruiting artists to paint over thirteen traffic signal boxes in the neighborhood, which are often targets for graffiti.

Senior Yurina Kim was asked to paint the signal box near Kaimuki Dialysis, on the corner of Koko Head and Harding Avenues. She worked through the weekend, painting a mural that comprised of stars, Diamond Head, and the voyaging canoe, Hōkūleʻa. Yurina said she enjoys incorporating stars and constellations into her work and was glad they fit in well with the other Hawaiian elements of her piece. Although she felt "pressure" and somewhat "vulnerable" having cars and those passing by observe her work, she is grateful for the opportunity and experience. Amazing job, Yurina!