‘Painting her is very special’ – Mural honoring Edith Kanaka‘ole in the works at UH-Hilo

Kamea Hadar stands Thursday in front of his mural of Edith Kanaka’ole on the building named after her on the UH-Hilo campus. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

To celebrate Edith Kanaka‘ole’s U.S. Mint quarter, local artists Kamea Hadar and Kuha‘o Zane, Kanakaole’s grandson, are creating a mural of the late Hawaiian icon at the University of Hawaii at Hilo campus.