Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Ivey and Imua - Street Art or Signs?

Garner Ivey passed away in 2012. Though I didn't know him personally, his family and friends wanted to commemorate his life by painting a big sign at the Hookipa pillbox. Garnery Ivey was a civil engineer at A & B Properties, one of the largest landholders in the state of Hawaii, and also a wrestling coach at Baldwin High School. This explains why there is a Garner Ivey wrestling tournament in his honor. He was also involved with the Maui Chamber of Commerce, and I think, helped found it.
I mua Hawaiian. Imua means first, or move forward with strength, move ahead. Hawaiian language can have multiple meanings so for read Kamehameha School's meaning of I mua. I mua is pronounced like, "ee moo (like a cow) uh." This sign could also refer to the Paddle Imua annual event which is organized by the nonprofit Imua Family Services.

My theme this year is “Signs, Stickers, Street Art, and Graffiti on Maui.” As a departure from my A to Z Challenge posts in previous years, the blog posts will be very short. To read more about my theme and how I interpreted it, visit here.

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