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Traffic boxes in Kailua are transformed into art

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kauai-based artist Patrick Ching shows off a utility box he painted at the corner of Kuulei Road and South Kainalu Drive in Kailua. “I’m really happy with how it came out,” said Ching, an artist who often favors native wildlife as a subject. “I wanted to make it look nice and cheerful, and make people smile as they’re coming down this stretch, with the colors of Kailua Bay.”

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Kauai-based artist Patrick Ching shows off a utility box he painted at the corner of Kuulei Road and South Kainalu Drive in Kailua. “I’m really happy with how it came out,” said Ching, an artist who often favors native wildlife as a subject. “I wanted to make it look nice and cheerful, and make people smile as they’re coming down this stretch, with the colors of Kailua Bay.”

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Patrick Ching flew in from Kauai to paint one of the boxes around Kailua as part of a comprehensive public project.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Patrick Ching flew in from Kauai to paint one of the boxes around Kailua as part of a comprehensive public project.

  • NINA WU / NWU@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Artist Christian Bendo painted a seascape on the utility box in front of the Kailua Print Shop on Kuulei Road.

    NINA WU / NWU@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Artist Christian Bendo painted a seascape on the utility box in front of the Kailua Print Shop on Kuulei Road.

Some previously plain, gray traffic signal boxes in the town of Kailua now feature unique artwork by local artists. Read more

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