Aulani Resort & Spa

November 8th, 2011

Ahh, the (occasional) benefits that come with these artsy jobs… Kahi was invited along with other maoli painters to do some painting in their cast member cafeteria…in exchange for Room & Board for the Family!!!  How cool is that!  We totally enjoyed the stay which was for 3days and 2nights.  This place totally deserving to be the next best place for a Staycation!  Aulani, see you in 2012!


Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City

November 3rd, 2011

A special exhibit (thru Jan. 8, 2012) of paintings from the Forbidden City, China, a few not normally accessible to the Chinese public, this is your chance to view this amazing show!  A lot of hard work went into this show of only two months.  Check it out!  Congrats especially to HAA curator Shawn Eichman, Larry Maruya and the gang at the Installations Department, and graphic designer Jared Stone.  Visit for more info, and for everything else in between!

K&D on the Job:
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October 23rd, 2011

Proud of my recent Sponge Bob cake for my nephew Dayton.  If you need a cake or something from the oven for an event, and don’t mind it coming from a beginner let me know (half price)! -Diana

Hawai’i Kakou Mural

October 17th, 2011

Come see the “A Team”s recent creation installed at the ground floor of the Hawai’i Convention Center.  Kumu, including Meleanna Meyer, Al Lagunero, Harinani Orme, Solomon Enos, and Kahi, along with Alaka’i and Haumana, created this 64 foot mural representing Indigenous economies.  A lot of press and videos!  Check them out!, Google Hawai’i Kakou, YouTube Videos.


Contemporary Bonsai Studies – Fall 2011 Course

September 1st, 2011


It’s that time again!  Kahi will be offering bonsai classes this fall at the Academy Art Center.  Please see the following link, to register.  Classes start September 8th.  Shown below is Richelle working on sumi painting techniques.  Drawing and painting aids students in designing bonsai trees.

Aulani Resort & Spa – Preview Opening

August 28th, 2011

Got to see the Aulani for the first time…Completed!  We saw all of our Artist ‘Ohana’s work throughout the premise, from the architecture, to the interior of the rooms, very beautiful and magnificent, truly a sight to see and experience!  Coming to the Aulani even to just see the art is worth the drive!  They really did a fantastic job of telling a story!  We tried to see Kahi’s wood sculpture, but couldn’t as the room that had his artwork was occupied!  Next time.  There was a wonderful Mahalo Reception and the food was so ‘ono!  Mahalo to Disney Imagineering Crew, Peggy Krantz, John Condrey, and Maile Meyer for including us in this project!  Wanted to share that Kahi painted a few Vinylmations that went out as gifts to media press as gifts…we saw one online that was sold through ebay, sad but at the same time cool.

MAiRT Lineup

August 20th, 2011

Maoli Art in Real Time is back!  And rolling one after the other!  Dates and venues if you can make it:

– MAiRT @ CNHA (Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement) 10th Annual Convention, Hawai’i Convention Center, Moloka’i Room, August 23-25

– MAiRT @ Western Museums Association Annual Meeting, Hawai’i Convention Center, 3rd Floor Breezeway, September 23-26

– MAiRT @ Windward Community College 11th Annual Ho’olaulea Benefit, Hale ‘Akoakoa, October 1

Kalihi Stream Mural All Pau!

August 12th, 2011


The Kalihi Stream Mural started up and running again, and was completed in a week.  Mahalo to all involved!  Our Artist ‘Ohana, Volunteers, Organizers, and Community Support.  See for more info.



DVF Wall Graphic

August 4th, 2011

Here’s another sign job that we completed, giving you ideas!  Call us for your next signage project!

August Moon 2011 featuring Drawn Out

July 8th, 2011

Kahi will be participating in the “Drawn Out” portion of August Moon happening at HAA on August 6.  Proceeds benefit art education.  August Moon is a wine and food tasting event being held at night in a wonderful artistic atmosphere.  Visit the link for more info