Volcano Art Center Featured Artists

Kiwala’o Hollis Taylor

An `olapa (daner) and ho`opa`a (drummer/chanter) with Halau o Kekuhi for 25 years. She was given her Hawaiian name in 1975 by her first Kumu Hula Aunty Edith Kanaka`ole.

In January 2007, Kiwala`o was elevated to Kumu Hula in an ancient “uniki” ceremony.

Besides creating art she now expresses and shares her love and knowledge of hula through her Halau Ulu Lehua I `Ola`a.