PUKALANI SCHOOL
Email Calley:  [email protected]
Visionary Design    Public Art, Painting  &  Murals 
Studio on the Big Island of Hawai'i
PUKALANI SCHOOL MURAL COMMUNITY TEAM

MURAL ARTIST CALLEY O’NEILL SENDS GREAT GREAT GRATITUDE!!! MAHALO NUI!!!!!

STUDENTS:  4th and 5th grade classes plus one 3rd grade class, several gifted and talented kindergarteners, 3 - 4th grade classes to grout all the triangles125 students initially plus about 65 more to grout                                                              TOTAL: 185 students

PRINCIPAL  Dr. Kathleen Dimino

PUKALANI MURAL GRANT WRITER / INITIATOR:  Art Teacher, Kitty Walsh

SFCA:  Trisha Lagaso-Goldberg, Art in Public Places Project Manager

DOE: Evan Tottori and Jon Fong, Art Resource Teachers 

ART ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Parent, Jamie Gomer, student, Maya Ito, and SFCA commissioner Michael Moore

CULTURAL ADVISORS: Napua Gregg, and especially Calley’s guide, Hawaiian cultural advisor, KUMU PULAMA COLLIER 

FOREST ADVISORS: Especially RENEE MILLER and MARK WHITE of the Nature Conservancy, with great inspiration from the work of Dr. ART MEDEIROS and Auahi, LUCIENNE DeNaie and Maui Tomorrow, EAST MAUI WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP, WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP, Gerry Dameron and Deb Smith, Go Green!

OUR MODELS AND THEIR FAMILIES:  Kumu Pulama’s daughter, Zhen Li Kekuakamaha’o Richards, KAMALANI JAYNA KENOLIO PUU and the entire Dee Puu Ohana, all of whom worked hard on the mural border as well as doing a fantastic job modeling list                                                                                                                                                                     18 so far

PUKALANI TEACHERS Mahalo to all the wonderful 4th and 5th grade teachers, including Mrs. Brennan, Mrs. Follstad, Ms. Blackburn, Ms. Pardo, Ms. Enriquez, Ms. Bega, and kindergarten teacher, Ms. Baird, plus 2016 4th grade teachers                                                                                                                                                                   Estimating 8

STAFF: all helpers (I am asking Gilda Vogel for the list)                                                                                   Estimating 10

MY HOSTS:  Jamie Gomer and Petar Kovacic, Gerry Dameron and Deb Smith                                                               4

WAIMEA TEAM:  LAMAR YOAKUM, my stained glass partner who cut 3,500 pieces of glass, Beverly Amtzen and Diane Repp who grinded each piece, Ann Rothstein, Mike Merle, Julia Fairchild, Sonia Carvallyo, Daudi Micu, my son Noa Eads who got us out of all the demanding technical/mechanical challenges, Brad Bordessa, Toby Donner, who stopped her life during the Jewish high holy days to spend two very full days with me in Seattle selecting all the glass, and for the gymnasiums which we could not have done this without, I thank Waimea Elementary School, Parker Ranch Shopping Center, and New Hope Church                                                                  13

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS:  Including community people, friends, and protessionals from all walks of life, ages, abilities, and races, including three women police officers and 4 local firefighters who came in their bright yellow engine and parked outside the school.                                                                                                                                                                  62 at minimum

HIGHER STANDARDS TILE and STONE, with owner/director ISAAC HOMZA, lead installer, Al Grummt, third generation tile setter, Steve Levine, with assistant Harrison Fechter                                                                                                                      4

MANY COMPANIES helped me with this by thoughtfully advising me and actively supporting the project with the highest quality materials and very generous school discounts:  
  • NORTHWEST ART GLASS, Owner RICHARD MESMER and his amazing staff, especially MATT LAITALA,
  •  Brandon Wyatt, and Brenda Murphy-Niederkorn of 3A COMPOSITES for the donation of the GATORFOAM , 
  • WEDI AND CERAMIC TILE PLUS IN MAUI, 
  • MARC ANTOSCH, MONICA DEVINE AND MAUI LASER CUTTING IN LAHAINA FOR THE BEAUTIFUL MAUI MAP, 
  • ANGELA AT XPRESS REPROGRAPHICS IN KONA, 
  • Austin Rott-Technical Sales Manager Support South West of Wedi Corporation, and their conduit supplier, 
  • ONE SHOT SUPPLY, HONOLULU, 
  • DAVID DETER AND BOSTIK FOR THE BEAUTIFUL GROUT, 
  • BRAD DECHTER, CAMMIE LASTER AND 
  • DHX, 
  • KIM AND WITS END MOSAIC, 
  • JARED OF THE METAL ARTS FOUNDRY.                                                                                                           12


                                                                                                        TOTAL: Approximately 316 people worked on this mural!