Classes & Workshops

May
20
Sat
2017
EXHIBIT: “Worldwide Voyage: Hawai’i Shares Its Culture With The World”
May 20 @ 9:00 am – Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm

Guided By The StarsEXHIBIT: “Worldwide Voyage: Hawai’i Shares Its Culture With The World”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition Worldwide Voyage: Hawai’i Shares Its Culture With The World.  This fine art exhibition presents the navigational story of the Hōkūleʻa’s Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, told through photographs, cultural items and art inspired by the voyage.  The exhibit will be open to the public on May 20th through July 2nd at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.

The Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage has taken the iconic sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa around the Earth, and her sister canoe Hikianalia around the Pacific, to promote a global movement toward a more sustainable world. The Mālama Honua (caring of Island Earth) mission seeks to engage communities worldwide in the practice of  sustainable living while sharing Polynesian culture, learning from the past and from each other, creating global relationships, and inspiring action to care for and discover the wonders of Earth.  Since departing Hawaiian waters in May 2014, Hōkūle‘a will have sailed approximately 60,000 nautical miles and made stops in 27 countries and 100 ports, weaving a “Lei of Hope” around the world.

Iwa Leads The WayDuring the voyage, Hōkūleʻa and her crew have been greeted and visited by global peace and ocean conservation leaders such as His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki­moon, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Jackson Brown, Sir Richard Branson and Republic of Palau President Tommy Remengesau, Jr.

The exhibition on display consists of a collection of mounted photographs, cultural items, and art curated by Gary Eoff.  The photographs provided by the Polynesian Voyaging Society offer a first-hand account of the navigation, ports visited and the stories of the individual navigators. The cultural items, made by Ed Kaneko and his students, as well as Gary Eoff illustrate primitive wayfaring methods and supplies used on ancient voyages.  A few of the items on display traveled on the canoe to The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History as part of the voyage.  Art work including a star compass table by David Reisland and wood bowls by Cliff Johns will also be on display.  

Volcano Art Center wishes to extend a huge mahalo the Polynesian Voyaging Society for sharing the visual story with us,” states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.    “Their mission to perpetuate the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of exploration through experiential educational programs that inspire students and their communities to respect and care for themselves, each other, and their natural and cultural environments, is truly something we support”, continues Weiss.

Crew members aboard Hōkūleʻa“Volcano Art Center and the artists we represent have been inspired by the courage of this voyage.  Navigating using only ancient wayfinding practices, without modern instruments, using stars, winds and waves is remarkable.  While most people are turning to technology for everything, its absolutely refreshing to witness the opposite.  Timing the exhibit with the completion of the actual voyage is no accident. We hope to honor the homecoming by sharing with the canoe and crew just how much their strength, determination and knowledge has inspired us.”

In conjunction with the exhibit a screening of the film The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific by Sam Low will be shown at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village on Thursday, June 22nd at 7pm.  Sam Low will also be signing copies of his award winning book titled Hawaiki Rising, the story of Hōkūleʻa and the men and women who sailed in the wake of their ancestors to discover pride in their culture and themselves.  Also on hand that same evening Lanikai Brewing Co. will offer samples for sale of their tribute Kahiki Ale, honoring the past, present and future of Polynesian voyaging. This limited edition beer from their Mauka to Makai collection is brewed using six well known Polynesian Heritage plants: Ko (sugar cane), Ki (ti), Kalo (taro), Nui (coconut), Olena (turmeric) and Ulu (breadfruit).  Specially brewed to celebrate Hōkūleʻa’s homecoming, supplies are limited.

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Jun
22
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

high fire clay 5Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, beginning Thursday, May 18, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

Our teaching artist Erik Wold will be available for individualized assistance—answering questions and troubleshooting problems.  The emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion.  Each class will include an introduction to working on the potter’s wheel, along with a step by step demonstration of its use.  Students will then try their hand at wheel throwing under the guidance and supervision of the instructor. Students will be given up to 5 pounds of clay to experiment with during the evening.

This is a chance to see how you like working with clay on the potter’s wheel, and perhaps consider a full-length class in the future or simply sign up for another Drop-in Evening!  Students with all levels of clay experience are welcome.

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” will begin May 18, from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

If students wish to keep pieces created that evening, they will be able to sign up for more evening sessions to trim, finish and glaze their pieces.  If their time is limited, such as visitors to Hawaiʻi Island, cost of pieces will be calculated by weight and finishing labor to be completed by the instructor.  (For example, an 8 fluid ounce cup is estimated to total about $10).  Finished pieces will be available for pick up at VAC, or shipped if necessary.

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Thursday Night at the Center: Film screening of “The Navigators” & book signing of “Hawaiki Rising” with Sam Low
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Navigators PosterThursday Night at the Center: Film screening of “The Navigators” & book signing of “Hawaiki Rising” with Sam Low

A thousand years before Europeans knew the Pacific existed; Polynesian seafarers had explored and settled this vast ocean. Where did they come from and how did they populate one-third of Earth’s surface? Discover how at a film screening of The Navigators – Pathfinders of the Pacific at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus on Thursday, June 22, from 7pm – 9pm.

Thor Heyerdahl believed Polynesians floated into the Pacific from South America on crude rafts, pushed by prevailing winds and currents. But the real story is far more interesting – they sailed against these winds and currents from island Southeast Asia in sophisticated sailing craft, and they navigated vast distances without compass, charts or instruments of any kind, using instead a world of natural signs to guide them.

Anthropologist and filmmaker Sam Low’s film, The Navigators – Pathfinders of the Pacific, tells this story. To shoot the film, he traveled all over the Pacific. In Huahine, in the Society Islands, he filmed the excavation of the remains of an ancient sea-going canoe, in Fiji he joined archeologist Roger Green as he discovered pottery that traced the voyaging route of the first Polynesians from islands off the coast of New Guinea, “but the most interesting place I filmed,” Low says, “was on the tiny island of Satawal, in Micronesia.” Here, the last traditional navigators still practice an ancient art, one similar to those used by Polynesians – navigating their canoes without charts or instruments.  A star of Low’s film is Satawalese navigator Mau Piailug. Low shows Mau teaching students to read the weather in sky and sea signs, to navigate by the stars, to build a canoe and to sail it.

Another star of The Navigators is a sailing vessel – Hōkūleʻa, a replica of the kind of craft that ancient Polynesians once used. In 1975, Hōkūleʻa first proved her seaworthiness by voyaging from Hawaii to Tahiti with Mau Piailug as navigator. Since then, Hōkūleʻa has sailed 140,000 miles throughout the Pacific, following the ancient voyaging routes of the ancestral Polynesians.

hawaikiPOSTER 22x28 OLAnyone wishing to learn what it was like to discover distant islands by the signs of direction in wind, wave and stars will enjoy Low’s film. It is truly a saga of one of the world’s great seafaring people – and a story that most of us have not heard. Filmmaker Low will also be in attendance to answer questions and sign his new book, Hawaiki Rising – Hōkūleʻa, Nainoa Thompson and the Hawaiian Renaissance. DVD copies of The Navigators will also be sold after the screening. Also on hand that same evening Lanikai Brewing Co. will offer samples for purchase, of their tribute Kahiki Ale, honoring the past, present and future of Polynesian voyaging. This limited edition beer from their Mauka to Makai collection is brewed using six well known Polynesian Heritage plants: Ko (sugar cane), Ki (ti), Kalo (taro), Nui (coconut), Olena (turmeric) and Ulu (breadfruit).  Specially brewed to celebrate Hōkūleʻa’s homecoming, supplies are limited.

This evening is part of a once-a-month Thursday night series at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and our environment.  The series is intended to inspire, enhance your appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections. This presentation is free; however, a $5 donation is appreciated.

Thursday Night At The Center:Film screening of “The Navigators” & book signing of “Hawaiki Rising” with Sam Low plus Kahiki Ale sampling from Lanikai Brewing Company
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

imageVolcano Art Center presents:
Sam Low
with a film screening of
The Navigators
& ​book signing of
Hawaiki Rising
Join us Thursday! June 22, 2017 at 7PM
at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village
A thousand years before Europeans knew the Pacific existed; Polynesian seafarers had explored and settled this vast ocean. Where did they come from and how did they populate one-third of Earth’s surface?
Anthropologist and filmmaker Sam Low’s film, The Navigators – Pathfinders of the Pacific, tells this story. To shoot the film, he traveled all over the Pacific. In Huahine, in the Society Islands, he filmed the excavation of the remains of an ancient sea-going canoe, in Fiji he joined archeologist Roger Green as he discovered pottery that traced the voyaging route of the first Polynesians from islands off the coast of New Guinea, “but the most interesting place I filmed,” Low says, “ was on the tiny island of Satawal, in Micronesia.” Here – the last traditional navigators still practice an ancient art – one similar to those used by Polynesians – navigating their canoes without charts or instruments.
Anyone wishing to learn what it was like to discover distant islands by the signs of direction in wind, wave and stars will enjoy Low’s film. It is truly a saga of one of the world’s great seafaring people – and a story that most of us have not heard.
The Navigators was first released in 1983 on PBS nationally. Since then, it has been shown on the BBC and television venues worldwide and has become a classic – recognized as the best film to tell the story of the great Polynesian diaspora. It continues to be shown at colleges, universities and other places of higher learning around the world. Just this year, Low has released a renewed high definition version of the film which will be shown. Filmmaker Low will also be in attendance to answer questions and sign his book, Hawaiki Rising – Hokule’a, Nainoa Thompson and the Hawaiian Renaissance. DVD copies of The Navigators as well as copies of the book Hawaiki Rising will be sold after the screening.

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Volcano Art Center is also proud to announce that Lanikai Brewing Co. will be offering samples for purchase, of their tribute Kahiki Ale, honoring the past, present and future of Polynesian voyaging. This limited edition beer from their Mauka to Makai collection is brewed using six well known Polynesian Heritage plants: Ko (sugar cane), Ki (ti), Kalo (taro), Nui (coconut), Olena (turmeric) and Ulu (breadfruit). Specially brewed to celebrate Hōkūleʻa’s homecoming, supplies are limited.

Artwork for Kahiki label provided by Dietrich Varez.
Kahiki label art provided by Dietrich Varez!

The Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village. This presentation is free, however donations are always welcome!
This evening is part of a once-a-month Thursday night series at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and our environment. The series is intended to inspire, enhance your appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections.

Jun
23
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kaipo AhChongAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This month’s offerings include: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong.

Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo AhChong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority. National Park entrance fees apply.

Jun
24
Sat
2017
Stained Glass II: Panel Lamp Project
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stained Glass II: Panel Lamp Project
With Claudia McCall

Ready to take your take your Stained Glass skills to the next level? Now you can try your hand at creating your own stained glass table lamp.

In this class, you will explore the design and construction of triangle shaped table panel lamps. The techniques you’ll learn directly apply to other panel lamp shapes.

Instructor Claudia McCall will provide the patterns, although students are welcome to bring their own designs. Note that custom patterns will need to be adapted to 3 panels each measuring 4 1/4” by 9”.

“Stained Glass II: Panel Lamp Project” will be held at Volcano Art Center on June 24 & 25, July 1, 2, 8, 9: Saturday and Sunday from 9am-12pm. Class fee is $150/$135 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Students should have previous experience working with stained glass using the copper foil technique. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses.

Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

You will complete this 6-session workshop with a finished table lamp, and the knowledge and experience to continue working with stained glass.

McCall started working with stained glass in 2006 after a friend gave her a pretty little glass panel.   She loved the way sunlight played through the different types of glass, and wanted to explore the possibilities.  She has been exploring ever since.  She creates stained glass in the copper foil technique when not occupied with her family farm in Volcano, Hawaii.

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Inspired Figure Drawing Workshop
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

figuredrawing2Inspired Figure Drawing Workshop with Rose Adare

Find your passion all over again! Learn the tricks that can pull you out of any drawing funk. Artist Rose Adare will offer the “Inspired Figure Drawing” workshop on Saturday, June 24 from 10am – 3pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

A variety of drawing techniques will be covered, such as “The Tornado” and “Pop & Lock Draw” to give you fresh ways to view drawing. Learn how different music influences your drawings and how stance and movement can also play a role. This is an “out of the box” way of drawing a model and connecting with your materials, the model, and your own creativity.

You will get to try different drawing styles and techniques – pick what you like and throw the rest away!

Class fee is $65/$60 for VAC members plus a $10 model fee. Students are asked to bring a pen, notebook, drawing materials such as charcoal, pencil, erasers, and a large pad of paper at least 11” x 14”.
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figuredrawingRose Adare Bio:

A graduate of the San Francisco Academy of Art University and earning a full three year scholarship from the Temescal Atelier for Classical Realism, she trained under the esteemed living master David Hardy. During her time at the academy, Adare’s work was featured at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor for a Toulouse Lautrec retrospective. Adare began her Fine Art career as The Muse Studio, founding the annual Muse Showcase: A Celebration in Art and Music, in Berkeley, CA. Expanding throughout the Bay Area, Adare took on two solo shows, the first at the Sutter Gallery in San Francisco followed by another at Epic Arts in Berkeley. Struck by a municipal train in 2005, Adare spent the following years in physical rehabilitation and retaught her self how to paint. Returning to the art scene in 2009. Adare was accepted in the Schaefer Portrait Challenge in 2012 & 2015 and won 2nd place at the Wyland galleries “Best of the West” in 2013. Adare’s portrait series Restraint & Revolution was featured as part of a 3 woman concurrent solo show at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, and went on tour throughout the states with 21 evocative oil paintings.

Hula Kahiko with Kumu hula Iwalani Kalima with Hālau Kou Lima Nani E
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Kumu hula Iwalani Kalima with Hālau Kou Lima Nani EVAC’s Hula Kahiko series continues on Saturday, June 24 at 10:30am with a performance by Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani ‘E under the direction of Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima.

Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani ‘E was founded in 1986 to coordinate cultural education programs that benefit Hawai‘i communities.  Students in the hālau range from keiki (children) to Kupuna (elders) and are taught all aspects of the hula tradition including the practice of traditional Hawaiian values.

Iwalani Kalima is the Kumu Hula of Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani ‘E. She studied under renowned hula master George Lanakilakeikiahiali’i Na’ope for over 36 years. She received her kumu palapala in 1982. Iwalani’s ambition is to perpetuate her life experiences with people that want to learn about hula, Hawaiian culture and its arts.

This presentation is free and open to the public and will be presented authentically in an outdoor setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats.

Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and ʻohana
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and ʻohana

Saturday, June 24 (11am-1pm)

Held once a month in conjunction with the Hula Kahiko performance at the kahua hula, the public is invited to join Native Hawaiian cultural specialist Loke Kamanu and her ʻohana as they set up shop on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery. Presenting a lovely display of “Nā Mea Hula” (all things hula), Loke will share a variety of instruments, implements and lei styles that play an integral role in the life of the hula practitioner. This memorable demonstration is hands-on and family friendly.

 

Jun
25
Sun
2017
Stained Glass II: Panel Lamp Project
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stained Glass II: Panel Lamp Project
With Claudia McCall

Ready to take your take your Stained Glass skills to the next level? Now you can try your hand at creating your own stained glass table lamp.

In this class, you will explore the design and construction of triangle shaped table panel lamps. The techniques you’ll learn directly apply to other panel lamp shapes.

Instructor Claudia McCall will provide the patterns, although students are welcome to bring their own designs. Note that custom patterns will need to be adapted to 3 panels each measuring 4 1/4” by 9”.

“Stained Glass II: Panel Lamp Project” will be held at Volcano Art Center on June 24 & 25, July 1, 2, 8, 9: Saturday and Sunday from 9am-12pm. Class fee is $150/$135 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Students should have previous experience working with stained glass using the copper foil technique. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses.

Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

You will complete this 6-session workshop with a finished table lamp, and the knowledge and experience to continue working with stained glass.

McCall started working with stained glass in 2006 after a friend gave her a pretty little glass panel.   She loved the way sunlight played through the different types of glass, and wanted to explore the possibilities.  She has been exploring ever since.  She creates stained glass in the copper foil technique when not occupied with her family farm in Volcano, Hawaii.

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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Jun
26
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 26 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Monday Movie Night: Baraka
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Night: Baraka
June 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm
$5.00 donation suggested 
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion!

Baraka:

Featuring no conventional narrative, this film presents footage of people, places and things from around the world. From chaotic cities to barren wilderness, the movie takes viewers around the globe to witness a variety of spectacles in both natural and technological realms. Detouring into former concentration camps, the production doesn’t shy away from the dark side of humanity, and ultimately shows how much of the world is interconnected by both the tragedy and the vibrancy of life.

Director: Ron Fricke
Writers: Ron Fricke (concept), Mark Magidson (concept)

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Jun
27
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held in the Great Room at the Volcano Art Center Niualani campus.

Jun
28
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 28 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

A class suited for beginners as well as long time practitioners.  Jo Caron is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts where she lived as a full time resident for several years and taught yoga classes, meditation and self-development workshops.  Cost is $10 per class. For more information call Jo at 443-6993.

Jun
29
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

high fire clay 5Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, beginning Thursday, May 18, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

Our teaching artist Erik Wold will be available for individualized assistance—answering questions and troubleshooting problems.  The emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion.  Each class will include an introduction to working on the potter’s wheel, along with a step by step demonstration of its use.  Students will then try their hand at wheel throwing under the guidance and supervision of the instructor. Students will be given up to 5 pounds of clay to experiment with during the evening.

This is a chance to see how you like working with clay on the potter’s wheel, and perhaps consider a full-length class in the future or simply sign up for another Drop-in Evening!  Students with all levels of clay experience are welcome.

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” will begin May 18, from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

If students wish to keep pieces created that evening, they will be able to sign up for more evening sessions to trim, finish and glaze their pieces.  If their time is limited, such as visitors to Hawaiʻi Island, cost of pieces will be calculated by weight and finishing labor to be completed by the instructor.  (For example, an 8 fluid ounce cup is estimated to total about $10).  Finished pieces will be available for pick up at VAC, or shipped if necessary.

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Jun
30
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: `Ohe Kapala with Noe Noe Kekaualua
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday Hula Arts Noe Noe Kekaualua

Aloha Friday `Ohe Kapala (bamboo stamps)

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: `ohe kapala with Noe Noe Kekaualua.

Dancing since the age of 3, Hula practitioner Noe Noe Kekaualua will share various aspects of traditional hula arts – lei making, pa’u styles, fabric stamping and more.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority. National Park entrance fees apply.

Reception for “Worldwide Voyage: Hawai’i Shares Its Culture With The World”
Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Iwa Leads The WayRECEPTION: “Worldwide Voyage: Hawai’i Shares Its Culture With The World”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition Worldwide Voyage: Hawai’i Shares Its Culture With The World.  This fine art exhibition presents the navigational story of the Hōkūleʻa’s Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, told through photographs, cultural items and art inspired by the voyage.  The exhibit will be open to the public on May 20th through July 2nd at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.

The reception will take place on Friday, June 30, from 3-5pm at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.

Find out more about the exhibit here!

Jul
1
Sat
2017
Stained Glass II: Panel Lamp Project
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stained Glass II: Panel Lamp Project
With Claudia McCall

Ready to take your take your Stained Glass skills to the next level? Now you can try your hand at creating your own stained glass table lamp.

In this class, you will explore the design and construction of triangle shaped table panel lamps. The techniques you’ll learn directly apply to other panel lamp shapes.

Instructor Claudia McCall will provide the patterns, although students are welcome to bring their own designs. Note that custom patterns will need to be adapted to 3 panels each measuring 4 1/4” by 9”.

“Stained Glass II: Panel Lamp Project” will be held at Volcano Art Center on June 24 & 25, July 1, 2, 8, 9: Saturday and Sunday from 9am-12pm. Class fee is $150/$135 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Students should have previous experience working with stained glass using the copper foil technique. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses.

Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

You will complete this 6-session workshop with a finished table lamp, and the knowledge and experience to continue working with stained glass.

McCall started working with stained glass in 2006 after a friend gave her a pretty little glass panel.   She loved the way sunlight played through the different types of glass, and wanted to explore the possibilities.  She has been exploring ever since.  She creates stained glass in the copper foil technique when not occupied with her family farm in Volcano, Hawaii.

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Jul
2
Sun
2017
Stained Glass II: Panel Lamp Project
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stained Glass II: Panel Lamp Project
With Claudia McCall

Ready to take your take your Stained Glass skills to the next level? Now you can try your hand at creating your own stained glass table lamp.

In this class, you will explore the design and construction of triangle shaped table panel lamps. The techniques you’ll learn directly apply to other panel lamp shapes.

Instructor Claudia McCall will provide the patterns, although students are welcome to bring their own designs. Note that custom patterns will need to be adapted to 3 panels each measuring 4 1/4” by 9”.

“Stained Glass II: Panel Lamp Project” will be held at Volcano Art Center on June 24 & 25, July 1, 2, 8, 9: Saturday and Sunday from 9am-12pm. Class fee is $150/$135 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Students should have previous experience working with stained glass using the copper foil technique. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses.

Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

You will complete this 6-session workshop with a finished table lamp, and the knowledge and experience to continue working with stained glass.

McCall started working with stained glass in 2006 after a friend gave her a pretty little glass panel.   She loved the way sunlight played through the different types of glass, and wanted to explore the possibilities.  She has been exploring ever since.  She creates stained glass in the copper foil technique when not occupied with her family farm in Volcano, Hawaii.

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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Jul 2 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

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Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: May 14 – June 16 at VAC

No class on June 25 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on July 2 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on July 9 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

Please call to register. Space is limited. 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb | Afternoon Session
Jul 2 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: May 14 – June 16 at VAC

No class on June 25 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on July 2 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on July 9 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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Jul
3
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 3 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

“Painting with Peggy”
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Get the results that you want from Acrylics, and together with Peggy Stanton and other artists, get inspired to do your best work ever!

Margaret “Peggy” Stanton leads an ongoing series of Acrylic Painting Workshops for artists of all levels. Each three hour class, is a hands on painting session where participants learn to approach their painting process with a new awareness and understanding of color dynamics and composition.

Begin your first session with a 16″x 20″ canvas!

Margaret helps artists to heighten and accentuate their own unique vision with bold colors, lines and shapes. With important tips on Acrylic Paints and Mediums, artists create a painting on canvas using a more immediate and intuitive process. She guides artist on “painterly” ways to put on the finishing stokes. Stanton also offers individual instruction for artists during each session.

“Painting with Peggy” Acrylic Painting Class will be held on Monday, July 3 from Noon – 3:00pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Cost for each session is $20/$15 for VAC Members. Please see the materials list and detailed class descriptions below.391395_4336354888297_2021976355_n

Students bring your own supplies and easels. Please bring a piece to show the group if you want to. If you have any questions, please email Margaret Stanton at peggystanton007@yahoo.com.  To see Margaret’s work visit Margaret Stanton’s Art Online
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Supply List

We will set, start and finish our paintings during this fun and informative three hour session.

Start with a 16″ x 20″ canvas or so. We will paint a colorful underpainting, then Peggy will show you how to create the perfect pallet to work with.

Ten point list of what to bring including a list of colors: 

1.)  Bring your Acrylic Paints. (If you are buying new paints try the Soft Acrylics. Soft Acrylics have as much pigment as heavy body acrylics, they mix easily and they can be thicken up with Clear medium when needed) While Painting with Peggy you will learn about colors; their properties and their complimentary counter parts. Below is a list of colors that you can use. Please get professional grade paints.

Primary (best to have) Colors:

  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Alizarine Crimson (Red)
  • Cadmium Yellow light
  • Titanium White

Secondary (good to have) Colors: 

  • Viridian or Thalo Green
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Burnt Umber

Choose more colors as you go. Here are some colors with descriptions:

  • Phthalo Blue – transparent blue-green
  • Magenta – transparent, between D.Purple and Ult. Blue
  • Acra Gold – transparent “dark” yellow
  • Naphthol Red Light – transparent light red
  • Quinacridone Crimson – transparent red, rosy glazing
  • Cadmium Orange – secondary, compliment to Ultramarine Blue
  • Hooker’s Green Deep Hue – Dark green-yellow
  • Quinacridone Burnt Orange – Transparent red-orange
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Green Gold – transparent
  • Mixing White – good to have for mixing medium values and other stuff
  • Unbleached White – good for warm whites and warm nudging of colors

 

2.)  Acrylic Matt Medium (clear, runny)

3.)  Canvas of your choice (stretched canvas or canvas pad – any size, I like 16 x 20 or larger)

4.)  Large Jar for water (plastic or glass, the larger the better)

5.)  Pallet of your choice (styrafoam plates or egg cartons work well)

6.)  Paper Towels

7.)  Easel

8.)  Chair we have, but bring one that you like if you want to.

9.)  Please think about a place or a subject that is meaningful to you, and bring a picture of it to refer to as you create your painting with Peggy.

10.)  Drinks and snacks

Arrive a little early to get set up, because right away everyone will coat their canvas with an underpainting. While it dries, Peggy will guide us in setting up the perfect pallet of colors and give instructions on how to develop your painting with great color harmony and value.

Personal instruction is available during this three hour class and painting session. Any painting that you are having trouble with, feel free to bring to the class. Peggy will help you to recognize its strengths and provide tips on how to put on the final touches.

Together as a group we will learn how to create your next best masterpiece, inspire each other to try new things with a better understanding of color and composition and encourage those who want to exhibit their art in shows and on the web.

Jul
4
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jul 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held in the Great Room at the Volcano Art Center Niualani campus.

Jul
5
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 5 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Jul 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

A class suited for beginners as well as long time practitioners.  Jo Caron is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts where she lived as a full time resident for several years and taught yoga classes, meditation and self-development workshops.  Cost is $10 per class. For more information call Jo at 443-6993.

Jul
6
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, beginning Thursday, May 18, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

Our teaching artist Erik Wold will be available for individualized assistance—answering questions and troubleshooting problems.  The emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion.  Each class will include an introduction to working on the potter’s wheel, along with a step by step demonstration of its use.  Students will then try their hand at wheel throwing under the guidance and supervision of the instructor. Students will be given up to 5 pounds of clay to experiment with during the evening.

This is a chance to see how you like working with clay on the potter’s wheel, and perhaps consider a full-length class in the future or simply sign up for another Drop-in Evening!  Students with all levels of clay experience are welcome.

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” will begin May 18, from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

If students wish to keep pieces created that evening, they will be able to sign up for more evening sessions to trim, finish and glaze their pieces.  If their time is limited, such as visitors to Hawaiʻi Island, cost of pieces will be calculated by weight and finishing labor to be completed by the instructor.  (For example, an 8 fluid ounce cup is estimated to total about $10).  Finished pieces will be available for pick up at VAC, or shipped if necessary.

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Thursday Night at the Center: “Rapid `Ōhi`a Death/ Hala Discussion”
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

rapid ohia deathThursday Night at the Center: “Rapid `Ōhi`a Death/ Hala Discussion” 

Thursday, July 6 at 7pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village

ROD/Beyond the Basics

Most of us are aware of the threat to our Big Island’s keystone `ōhi`a forest species.  Rapid `Ōhi`a Death (ROD), a fungal infection, has decimated thousands of acres of Big Island forests.

Dr. Lisa Keith, a research plant pathologist with the US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Center in Hilo, will describe the work being done to understand the two strains of fungus attacking and destroying our island’s `ōhi`a.  She will tell us what the ROD fungus is, how it works, where it is from, and how we detect it.   We will learn what is known so far about this pathogen and hear about the experiments being done with the hope of mitigating or eliminating the considerable damage wreaked by this threat to Hawai`i’s ecosystem.

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Still another plant species of vital importance to the Hawaiian environment and culture is the pandanus or hala.  Under attack on other Hawaiian islands, it has not reached the Big Island.  In this case, the culprit is an insect that causes severe damage and stunted fronds, materials essential to Hawai`i’s weavers of hala mats and other articles.

In the instances of both Rapid Ohia Death and hala decline, it is important to understand as much as possible about the threats to our islands’ natural resources in order to protect and defend the environment and culture of this unique Hawaiian place.

This evening is part of a once-a-month Thursday night series at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and our environment.  The series is intended to inspire, enhance your appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections. This presentation is free; however, a $5 donation is appreciated

Jul
7
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: Ukulele with Wes Awana.

Volcano area musician Wes Awana shares his love of `ukulele and Hawaiian music by giving family-friendly lessons on the iconic and inviting `ukulele.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority. National Park entrance fees apply.

Tropical Flower Arranging with Kaipo Ah Chong
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kaipo Ah Chong Floral Arrangement

A tropical floral arrangement by Kaipo AhChong

 Tropical Flower Arranging with Kaipo Ah Chong

Hawaiian cultural practitioner Kaipo Ah Chong will offer his popular tropical flower arranging workshop once again at Volcano Art Center. Leave the workshop with your own arrangement to take with you and enjoy! The finished flower arrangements are sure to evoke a sense of paradise in your home. Or, extend your Aloha to a friend or loved one with an arrangement you artfully assembled yourself, perfect for any occasion!

A tropical agriculture farmer and member of Halau Na Kamalei, Ah Chong will share his expert skills in this hands-on workshop. Explore color and texture in 3 dimensions with tropical flowers. Choose from an array of flowers like Anthuriums, Orchids, Ti leaves, Ginger, and Heliconia, to name a few.

The workshop will be held on Friday, April 7 from 1pm – 3pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Cleaned tropical flowers will be provided and the class fee is $45 plus a $20 supply fee. Please bring a pair of clippers. Pre-registration is required. 

Kaipo AhChong Aloha Friday Lei Making

Kaipo Ah Chong making Lei at VAC’s Aloha Fridays on the Gallery Porch

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Jul
8
Sat
2017
EXHIBIT: “Connecting Cords: Hawaii Nei Invitational Exhibition”
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm

Lehua Mama by Bonnie Sol HahnConnecting Cords: Hawaii Nei Invitational Exhibition

July 8th – August 19th, 2017
 opening reception on Saturday, July 8th at 5:00pm

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Connecting Cords: The Hawaii Nei Invitational Exhibition on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 8th until August 19th, 2017 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibit showcases the work of eight different artists focusing on the fiber, form and function of Hawai’i’s cordage plants.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply.  A special opening reception with the eight participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 8th from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

The participating artists, including Howard Bradley, Lynn Capell, Gretchen Grove, Bonnie Sol Hahn, Heather Mettler, Aidan Murray, Dominic Tidmarsh and John Strobehn were each selected from the 2016 Hawai‘i Nei Exhibition celebrating native species.  For this exhibit the selected artists were asked to represent traditional Hawaiian cordage plants including Nui (coconut), Hau, Olona, Wauke, ‘Ahu ‘awa, ‘Uki ‘Uki, ‘I.e. ‘I.e, Hue Hue, Koali ‘Ai (morning glory), and Hala.  The plants, their origin, and the part of the plants used for cordage as well as where and how the plants grow, the fiber source of each plant, and how the cordage is prepared were investigated in a unique series of workshops hosted by VAC.

170423 TheGuardianAndTheGuideGary Eoff, an artist and craftsman of Kona and Linda Pratt, a botanist of Volcano helped lead a series of workshops exposing these artists to their muse.  Gary Eoff has resided in Kona, Hawaii since 1981.  He works as an artist and craftsman, influenced by the rich Hawaiian culture and traditions.  Inspired by the expert craftsmanship, high aesthetic and the natural materials used in the culture of old Hawai`i, Gary’s work is noted for its attention to detail, authentic design and process.  Gary gathers his materials in a manner that sustains the host environment: always careful to nurture the plants and help to reproduce what was gathered.  Linda Pratt has carried out botanical research in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park for more than 25 years and is the co-author (with Charles Stone) of Hawaii’s Plants and Animals: Biological Sketches of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  She holds a M.S. in Botanical Sciences from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a B. S. in Biology from the University of Miami. She has worked with the U. S. Geological Survey, Pacific Islands Ecosystem Research Center, and Kilauea Field Station.

Fish Trap“We are looking forward to displaying this diverse collection of art works”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss. “We already see that some artists have beautifully represented literal depictions of plants and materials while other have chosen to focus on the cord as a metaphor, the uniting factor that ties one to the environment, uniting us to each other and the community we create as a whole.  It will be interesting to see these new works which explore Hawai’i’s plant biodiversity and its connection to Hawai’i’s people both of the past and present.

Stained Glass II: Panel Lamp Project
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stained Glass II: Panel Lamp Project
With Claudia McCall

Ready to take your take your Stained Glass skills to the next level? Now you can try your hand at creating your own stained glass table lamp.

In this class, you will explore the design and construction of triangle shaped table panel lamps. The techniques you’ll learn directly apply to other panel lamp shapes.

Instructor Claudia McCall will provide the patterns, although students are welcome to bring their own designs. Note that custom patterns will need to be adapted to 3 panels each measuring 4 1/4” by 9”.

“Stained Glass II: Panel Lamp Project” will be held at Volcano Art Center on June 24 & 25, July 1, 2, 8, 9: Saturday and Sunday from 9am-12pm. Class fee is $150/$135 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Students should have previous experience working with stained glass using the copper foil technique. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses.

Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

You will complete this 6-session workshop with a finished table lamp, and the knowledge and experience to continue working with stained glass.

McCall started working with stained glass in 2006 after a friend gave her a pretty little glass panel.   She loved the way sunlight played through the different types of glass, and wanted to explore the possibilities.  She has been exploring ever since.  She creates stained glass in the copper foil technique when not occupied with her family farm in Volcano, Hawaii.

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Jazz in the Forest 7/8 4:30pm
Jul 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Jazz in the Forest

Saturday, July 8 | 4:30pm

The 2017 Jazz in the Forest summer series kicks off with two performances (4:30pm & 7:00pm) on Saturday, July 8, and will feature Hal Glatzer with Jean Pierre Thoma & the Jazztones. The Jazz in the Forest concert series offers an extraordinary opportunity to hear the highest caliber jazz – anywhere – up close and personal.

Hal Glatzer with Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones will perform jazz classics from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s written by the great American Tin Pan Alley composers such as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and Rogers & Hart.
Hal has made a lifetime study of these classics, and and will croon us with the full verses and chorus of the romantic and often humorous lyrics.  Be prepared to listen carefully for emotions and messages you may not have heard before.

Jean Pierre ThomaJean Pierre Thoma is a world traveled professional musician on flute, saxophone  clarinet and piano, with experience  throughout  America, France, Japan, India, and Israel. Holds 2 masters degrees in music, and has been a public and private school teacher as well as member of numerous jazz and classical ensembles, such as the Maui and Marin Symphonies.  Leader of “The Jazztones” : “Raga Jazz” (with Sarangi, synth guitar & bass):  member of “Royal Kona Harp Ensemble” (3 harps w/ 2 flutes & winds): “Volcano Trio” (2 flutes & piano): performer at Holy Cross Church in choir & as instrumentalist; and pianist at restaurants, and charity performances at Hospice and Life Care Centers. Now a music teacher in Hilo at The Pacific Academy of Music, and the Kukuau Studio, he happily lives in Hilo Hawaii.

Bassist Matt Spencer is a long time professional musician and multi -instrumentalist  who has enjoyed a dynamic career primarily as a freelance musician, touring, recording and writing music with many different groups in many different styles. Playing bass, guitar and percussion, he covers a wide range of musical vocabulary from jazz to African, Brazilian to funk, and salsa to spiritual.  Matt has led his own 10 piece salsa band, was Musical Director for the Cleo Parker Robinson dance company, toured with the Motet, Tony Furtado, and Kyle Hollingsworth, worked as a studio musician in LA, worked as a dance accompanist for many dance schools around the country.
Matt integrates the consciousness of spiritual awareness into the technique and knowledge of the art of music.

Guitarist Fred Hee is originally from Honolulu and now lives in Volcano HI. He began playing at age 17 while at Punahou School, and has been active ever since in America, Canada, and the Bahama Islands, including traveling with “Solid Gold”, and playing in Hawaii with numerous groups.  His activities following his education in computer science have led him to an interesting career with the telescopes of Hawaii.

The Wine and Beer Room will be open for attendees to enjoy before and after the concert. And as usual, an area has been set aside for dancing, so you don’t have to stay in your seat when the band starts to swing and you’re moved to your feet.

Two shows will be offered, with a matinee at 4:30pm and an evening performance at 7:00pm. Tickets for the matinee show are $18 for VAC members ($20 non-members)! Ticket holders will be able to purchase Volcano Red Ale and Mauna Kea Pale Ale from Mehana Brewing Company & as well as wine before each performance. Great pupu by ʻŌhelo Café will also be available for purchase.

Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online or at VAC Gallery is Friday, July 7. After that, tickets will be sold at the door if they are not sold out. Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show. OR, you may pick them up any day before the show at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

Purchase tickets here!

Jazz in the Forest 7/8 7:00pm
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jazz in the Forest

Saturday, July 8 | 7:00pm

The 2017 Jazz in the Forest summer series kicks off with two performances (4:30pm & 7:00pm) on Saturday, July 8, and will feature Hal Glatzer with Jean Pierre Thoma & the Jazztones. The Jazz in the Forest concert series offers an extraordinary opportunity to hear the highest caliber jazz – anywhere – up close and personal.

Hal Glatzer with Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones will perform jazz classics from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s written by the great American Tin Pan Alley composers such as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and Rogers & Hart.
Hal has made a lifetime study of these classics, and and will croon us with the full verses and chorus of the romantic and often humorous lyrics.  Be prepared to listen carefully for emotions and messages you may not have heard before.

Jean Pierre ThomaJean Pierre Thoma is a world traveled professional musician on flute, saxophone  clarinet and piano, with experience  throughout  America, France, Japan, India, and Israel. Holds 2 masters degrees in music, and has been a public and private school teacher as well as member of numerous jazz and classical ensembles, such as the Maui and Marin Symphonies.  Leader of “The Jazztones” : “Raga Jazz” (with Sarangi, synth guitar & bass):  member of “Royal Kona Harp Ensemble” (3 harps w/ 2 flutes & winds): “Volcano Trio” (2 flutes & piano): performer at Holy Cross Church in choir & as instrumentalist; and pianist at restaurants, and charity performances at Hospice and Life Care Centers. Now a music teacher in Hilo at The Pacific Academy of Music, and the Kukuau Studio, he happily lives in Hilo Hawaii.

Bassist Matt Spencer is a long time professional musician and multi -instrumentalist  who has enjoyed a dynamic career primarily as a freelance musician, touring, recording and writing music with many different groups in many different styles. Playing bass, guitar and percussion, he covers a wide range of musical vocabulary from jazz to African, Brazilian to funk, and salsa to spiritual.  Matt has led his own 10 piece salsa band, was Musical Director for the Cleo Parker Robinson dance company, toured with the Motet, Tony Furtado, and Kyle Hollingsworth, worked as a studio musician in LA, worked as a dance accompanist for many dance schools around the country.
Matt integrates the consciousness of spiritual awareness into the technique and knowledge of the art of music.

Guitarist Fred Hee is originally from Honolulu and now lives in Volcano HI. He began playing at age 17 while at Punahou School, and has been active ever since in America, Canada, and the Bahama Islands, including traveling with “Solid Gold”, and playing in Hawaii with numerous groups.  His activities following his education in computer science have led him to an interesting career with the telescopes of Hawaii.

The Wine and Beer Room will be open for attendees to enjoy before and after the concert. And as usual, an area has been set aside for dancing, so you don’t have to stay in your seat when the band starts to swing and you’re moved to your feet.

Two shows will be offered, with a matinee at 4:30pm and an evening performance at 7:00pm. Tickets for the evening show are $18 for VAC members ($20 non-members)! Ticket holders will be able to purchase Volcano Red Ale and Mauna Kea Pale Ale from Mehana Brewing Company & as well as wine before each performance. Great pupu by ʻŌhelo Café will also be available for purchase.

Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online or at VAC Gallery is Friday, July 7. After that, tickets will be sold at the door if they are not sold out. Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show. OR, you may pick them up any day before the show at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

Purchase tickets here!

Jul
9
Sun
2017
Stained Glass II: Panel Lamp Project
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stained Glass II: Panel Lamp Project
With Claudia McCall

Ready to take your take your Stained Glass skills to the next level? Now you can try your hand at creating your own stained glass table lamp.

In this class, you will explore the design and construction of triangle shaped table panel lamps. The techniques you’ll learn directly apply to other panel lamp shapes.

Instructor Claudia McCall will provide the patterns, although students are welcome to bring their own designs. Note that custom patterns will need to be adapted to 3 panels each measuring 4 1/4” by 9”.

“Stained Glass II: Panel Lamp Project” will be held at Volcano Art Center on June 24 & 25, July 1, 2, 8, 9: Saturday and Sunday from 9am-12pm. Class fee is $150/$135 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Students should have previous experience working with stained glass using the copper foil technique. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses.

Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

You will complete this 6-session workshop with a finished table lamp, and the knowledge and experience to continue working with stained glass.

McCall started working with stained glass in 2006 after a friend gave her a pretty little glass panel.   She loved the way sunlight played through the different types of glass, and wanted to explore the possibilities.  She has been exploring ever since.  She creates stained glass in the copper foil technique when not occupied with her family farm in Volcano, Hawaii.

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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Jul 9 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: May 14 – June 16 at VAC

No class on June 25 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on July 2 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on July 9 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

Please call to register. Space is limited. 

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Jul
10
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 10 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Jul
11
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jul 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held in the Great Room at the Volcano Art Center Niualani campus.

Jul
12
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 12 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

A class suited for beginners as well as long time practitioners.  Jo Caron is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts where she lived as a full time resident for several years and taught yoga classes, meditation and self-development workshops.  Cost is $10 per class. For more information call Jo at 443-6993.

Jul
13
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

high fire clay 5Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, beginning Thursday, May 18, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

Our teaching artist Erik Wold will be available for individualized assistance—answering questions and troubleshooting problems.  The emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion.  Each class will include an introduction to working on the potter’s wheel, along with a step by step demonstration of its use.  Students will then try their hand at wheel throwing under the guidance and supervision of the instructor. Students will be given up to 5 pounds of clay to experiment with during the evening.

This is a chance to see how you like working with clay on the potter’s wheel, and perhaps consider a full-length class in the future or simply sign up for another Drop-in Evening!  Students with all levels of clay experience are welcome.

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” will begin May 18, from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

If students wish to keep pieces created that evening, they will be able to sign up for more evening sessions to trim, finish and glaze their pieces.  If their time is limited, such as visitors to Hawaiʻi Island, cost of pieces will be calculated by weight and finishing labor to be completed by the instructor.  (For example, an 8 fluid ounce cup is estimated to total about $10).  Finished pieces will be available for pick up at VAC, or shipped if necessary.

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Jul
14
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Randy Lee
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

RandyLeeAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: Lei making with Randy Lee.

Master lei maker, Randy Lee uses a variety of natural materials to fashion gorgeous lei from the freshest fern, leaves and flowers that he personally gathers from the rain forests of Pana`ewa. Enjoy the skill and wonderful stories that this well-respected practitioner has to offer.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority. National Park entrance fees apply.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

BeginningHawaiianLanguage July2017 FlyerHawaiian Language Classes Offered at Volcano Art Center

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian but haven’t had the time? Just visiting the islands and want to immerse yourself in the culture? Or, are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street and place names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language.

Volcano Art Center is proud to present Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, a beginning Hawaiian language course taught by University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero. Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi will be offered for 8 weeks every Friday night beginning July 14, from 6pm – 7:30pm. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore. It is also recommended for students to have a Hawaiian language dictionary.

16830797_10211756474415690_2068896324257552211_nʻĀlika holds a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, History, and Anthropology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and is currently pursuing his M.A. in Hawaiian Language and Literature. He has been teaching community Hawaiian language courses for 3 years.

This class is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List. 
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Jul
15
Sat
2017
Zentangle® Inspired Art: The Golden Days of Summer
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Zentangle® Inspired Art: The Golden Days of Summer

with Lois & Earl Stokes, Certified Zentangle Teachers

Saturday July 15, 2017

10AM-1PM

Golden Days

Luminous Nights

Dreams are made lucent as you add gold foil to your Zentangle art

Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It is the repetitive nature of these patterns that takes you into a relaxed focus that some call meditation.

In this class you will learn new tangles chosen for their dramatic effect. Your black Zendala canvas will be veiled with luminous water colors and adorned with gold foil.

Add a touch of elegance to your art. Zentangle Basics is recommended but not required.

Cost is $35/$30 VAC members plus a $10 supply fee

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Jul
16
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Jul 16 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing stoneware clay.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: July16 – August 20 at VAC

Glazing on September 3 at the instructor’s nearby studio.

Potluck and kiln opening on September 10 at the instructor’s studio.

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Jul 16 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing stoneware clay.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: July16 – August 20 at VAC

Glazing on September 3 at the instructor’s nearby studio.

Potluck and kiln opening on September 10 at the instructor’s studio.

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

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Jul
17
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 17 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

“Painting with Peggy”
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Get the results that you want from Acrylics, and together with Peggy Stanton and other artists, get inspired to do your best work ever!

Margaret “Peggy” Stanton leads an ongoing series of Acrylic Painting Workshops for artists of all levels. Each three hour class, is a hands on painting session where participants learn to approach their painting process with a new awareness and understanding of color dynamics and composition.

Begin your first session with a 16″x 20″ canvas!

Margaret helps artists to heighten and accentuate their own unique vision with bold colors, lines and shapes. With important tips on Acrylic Paints and Mediums, artists create a painting on canvas using a more immediate and intuitive process. She guides artist on “painterly” ways to put on the finishing stokes. Stanton also offers individual instruction for artists during each session.

“Painting with Peggy” Acrylic Painting Class will be held on Monday, July 17 from Noon – 3:00pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Cost for each session is $20/$15 for VAC Members. Please see the materials list and detailed class descriptions below.391395_4336354888297_2021976355_n

Students bring your own supplies and easels. Please bring a piece to show the group if you want to. If you have any questions, please email Margaret Stanton at peggystanton007@yahoo.com.  To see Margaret’s work visit Margaret Stanton’s Art Online
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We will set, start and finish our paintings during this fun and informative three hour session.

Start with a 16″ x 20″ canvas or so. We will paint a colorful underpainting, then Peggy will show you how to create the perfect pallet to work with.

Ten point list of what to bring including a list of colors: 

1.)  Bring your Acrylic Paints. (If you are buying new paints try the Soft Acrylics. Soft Acrylics have as much pigment as heavy body acrylics, they mix easily and they can be thicken up with Clear medium when needed) While Painting with Peggy you will learn about colors; their properties and their complimentary counter parts. Below is a list of colors that you can use. Please get professional grade paints.

Primary (best to have) Colors:

  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Alizarine Crimson (Red)
  • Cadmium Yellow light
  • Titanium White

Secondary (good to have) Colors: 

  • Viridian or Thalo Green
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Burnt Umber

Choose more colors as you go. Here are some colors with descriptions:

  • Phthalo Blue – transparent blue-green
  • Magenta – transparent, between D.Purple and Ult. Blue
  • Acra Gold – transparent “dark” yellow
  • Naphthol Red Light – transparent light red
  • Quinacridone Crimson – transparent red, rosy glazing
  • Cadmium Orange – secondary, compliment to Ultramarine Blue
  • Hooker’s Green Deep Hue – Dark green-yellow
  • Quinacridone Burnt Orange – Transparent red-orange
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Green Gold – transparent
  • Mixing White – good to have for mixing medium values and other stuff
  • Unbleached White – good for warm whites and warm nudging of colors

 

2.)  Acrylic Matt Medium (clear, runny)

3.)  Canvas of your choice (stretched canvas or canvas pad – any size, I like 16 x 20 or larger)

4.)  Large Jar for water (plastic or glass, the larger the better)

5.)  Pallet of your choice (styrafoam plates or egg cartons work well)

6.)  Paper Towels

7.)  Easel

8.)  Chair we have, but bring one that you like if you want to.

9.)  Please think about a place or a subject that is meaningful to you, and bring a picture of it to refer to as you create your painting with Peggy.

10.)  Drinks and snacks

Arrive a little early to get set up, because right away everyone will coat their canvas with an underpainting. While it dries, Peggy will guide us in setting up the perfect pallet of colors and give instructions on how to develop your painting with great color harmony and value.

Personal instruction is available during this three hour class and painting session. Any painting that you are having trouble with, feel free to bring to the class. Peggy will help you to recognize its strengths and provide tips on how to put on the final touches.

Together as a group we will learn how to create your next best masterpiece, inspire each other to try new things with a better understanding of color and composition and encourage those who want to exhibit their art in shows and on the web.

Jul
18
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held in the Great Room at the Volcano Art Center Niualani campus.

Jul
19
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 19 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

A class suited for beginners as well as long time practitioners.  Jo Caron is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts where she lived as a full time resident for several years and taught yoga classes, meditation and self-development workshops.  Cost is $10 per class. For more information call Jo at 443-6993.

Jul
20
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

high fire clay 5Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, beginning Thursday, May 18, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

Our teaching artist Erik Wold will be available for individualized assistance—answering questions and troubleshooting problems.  The emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion.  Each class will include an introduction to working on the potter’s wheel, along with a step by step demonstration of its use.  Students will then try their hand at wheel throwing under the guidance and supervision of the instructor. Students will be given up to 5 pounds of clay to experiment with during the evening.

This is a chance to see how you like working with clay on the potter’s wheel, and perhaps consider a full-length class in the future or simply sign up for another Drop-in Evening!  Students with all levels of clay experience are welcome.

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” will begin May 18, from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

If students wish to keep pieces created that evening, they will be able to sign up for more evening sessions to trim, finish and glaze their pieces.  If their time is limited, such as visitors to Hawaiʻi Island, cost of pieces will be calculated by weight and finishing labor to be completed by the instructor.  (For example, an 8 fluid ounce cup is estimated to total about $10).  Finished pieces will be available for pick up at VAC, or shipped if necessary.

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Jul
21
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_1182Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: hula and oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe.

Kumu hula of Hālau Ke Ola o Ka Lani, Moses Kaho`okele Crabbe shares  his extensive knowledge to teach the basics of  hula, language and chant.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority. National Park entrance fees apply.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

BeginningHawaiianLanguage July2017 FlyerHawaiian Language Classes Offered at Volcano Art Center

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian but haven’t had the time? Just visiting the islands and want to immerse yourself in the culture? Or, are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street and place names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language.

Volcano Art Center is proud to present Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, a beginning Hawaiian language course taught by University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero. Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi will be offered for 8 weeks every Friday night beginning July 14, from 6pm – 7:30pm. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore. It is also recommended for students to have a Hawaiian language dictionary.

16830797_10211756474415690_2068896324257552211_nʻĀlika holds a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, History, and Anthropology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and is currently pursuing his M.A. in Hawaiian Language and Literature. He has been teaching community Hawaiian language courses for 3 years.

This class is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List. 
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Jul
23
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lBuddhist Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Jul 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing stoneware clay.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: July16 – August 20 at VAC

Glazing on September 3 at the instructor’s nearby studio.

Potluck and kiln opening on September 10 at the instructor’s studio.

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Jul 23 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing stoneware clay.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: July16 – August 20 at VAC

Glazing on September 3 at the instructor’s nearby studio.

Potluck and kiln opening on September 10 at the instructor’s studio.

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

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Jul
24
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 24 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Jul
25
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held in the Great Room at the Volcano Art Center Niualani campus.

Jul
26
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 26 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

A class suited for beginners as well as long time practitioners.  Jo Caron is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts where she lived as a full time resident for several years and taught yoga classes, meditation and self-development workshops.  Cost is $10 per class. For more information call Jo at 443-6993.

Jul
27
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

high fire clay 5Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, beginning Thursday, May 18, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

Our teaching artist Erik Wold will be available for individualized assistance—answering questions and troubleshooting problems.  The emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion.  Each class will include an introduction to working on the potter’s wheel, along with a step by step demonstration of its use.  Students will then try their hand at wheel throwing under the guidance and supervision of the instructor. Students will be given up to 5 pounds of clay to experiment with during the evening.

This is a chance to see how you like working with clay on the potter’s wheel, and perhaps consider a full-length class in the future or simply sign up for another Drop-in Evening!  Students with all levels of clay experience are welcome.

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” will begin May 18, from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

If students wish to keep pieces created that evening, they will be able to sign up for more evening sessions to trim, finish and glaze their pieces.  If their time is limited, such as visitors to Hawaiʻi Island, cost of pieces will be calculated by weight and finishing labor to be completed by the instructor.  (For example, an 8 fluid ounce cup is estimated to total about $10).  Finished pieces will be available for pick up at VAC, or shipped if necessary.

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Jul
28
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kaipo AhChongAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This month’s offerings include: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong.

Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo AhChong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority. National Park entrance fees apply.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

BeginningHawaiianLanguage July2017 FlyerHawaiian Language Classes Offered at Volcano Art Center

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian but haven’t had the time? Just visiting the islands and want to immerse yourself in the culture? Or, are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street and place names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language.

Volcano Art Center is proud to present Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, a beginning Hawaiian language course taught by University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero. Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi will be offered for 8 weeks every Friday night beginning July 14, from 6pm – 7:30pm. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore. It is also recommended for students to have a Hawaiian language dictionary.

16830797_10211756474415690_2068896324257552211_nʻĀlika holds a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, History, and Anthropology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and is currently pursuing his M.A. in Hawaiian Language and Literature. He has been teaching community Hawaiian language courses for 3 years.

This class is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List. 
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Jul
29
Sat
2017
Kimchi Making Workshop
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Love the tangy spiciness of Kimchi but have never been able to replicate that signature flavor yourself? Now you can learn how to create your own traditional Korean style Kimchi in the “Kimchi Making Workshop” on Saturday, July 29 from 10am – 2pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Aaron and Soohee Martinson will deliver an informative classroom style workshop while simultaneously delivering fun, hands-on cooking instructions. Soohee adds a narrative to the recipes by sprinkling in anecdotes while Aaron presents visual learners with a slide show every step of the way. By the end of the class students will have what it takes to make fresh Kimchi at home.

This course will give students an introduction to the techniques used to make traditional Korean Kimchi. The recipe for the Napa Cabbage Kimchi is from the Jeolla Provinces of South Korea, and are recipes that are used every day at Soonie Nae Restaurant in Seoul, South Korea.

KimchiStudents will be able to take home their Kimchi to continue fermenting it to their preferred taste. All of the materials needed to prepare the Kimchi will be provided. Students are recommended to bring an apron, as preparing Kimchi can be messy and pepper pastes will stain clothing.

Class fee is $55/$50 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Advance registration is required.
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Jul
30
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Jul 30 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing stoneware clay.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: July16 – August 20 at VAC

Glazing on September 3 at the instructor’s nearby studio.

Potluck and kiln opening on September 10 at the instructor’s studio.

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Jul 30 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing stoneware clay.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: July16 – August 20 at VAC

Glazing on September 3 at the instructor’s nearby studio.

Potluck and kiln opening on September 10 at the instructor’s studio.

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

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Jul
31
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 31 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Aug
1
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Aug 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held in the Great Room at the Volcano Art Center Niualani campus.

Aug
2
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 2 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

A class suited for beginners as well as long time practitioners.  Jo Caron is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts where she lived as a full time resident for several years and taught yoga classes, meditation and self-development workshops.  Cost is $10 per class. For more information call Jo at 443-6993.

Aug
3
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

high fire clay 5Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, beginning Thursday, May 18, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

Our teaching artist Erik Wold will be available for individualized assistance—answering questions and troubleshooting problems.  The emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion.  Each class will include an introduction to working on the potter’s wheel, along with a step by step demonstration of its use.  Students will then try their hand at wheel throwing under the guidance and supervision of the instructor. Students will be given up to 5 pounds of clay to experiment with during the evening.

This is a chance to see how you like working with clay on the potter’s wheel, and perhaps consider a full-length class in the future or simply sign up for another Drop-in Evening!  Students with all levels of clay experience are welcome.

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” will begin May 18, from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

If students wish to keep pieces created that evening, they will be able to sign up for more evening sessions to trim, finish and glaze their pieces.  If their time is limited, such as visitors to Hawaiʻi Island, cost of pieces will be calculated by weight and finishing labor to be completed by the instructor.  (For example, an 8 fluid ounce cup is estimated to total about $10).  Finished pieces will be available for pick up at VAC, or shipped if necessary.

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Aug
4
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: Ukulele with Wes Awana.

Volcano area musician Wes Awana shares his love of `ukulele and Hawaiian music by giving family-friendly lessons on the iconic and inviting `ukulele.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority. National Park entrance fees apply.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

BeginningHawaiianLanguage July2017 FlyerHawaiian Language Classes Offered at Volcano Art Center

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian but haven’t had the time? Just visiting the islands and want to immerse yourself in the culture? Or, are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street and place names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language.

Volcano Art Center is proud to present Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, a beginning Hawaiian language course taught by University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero. Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi will be offered for 8 weeks every Friday night beginning July 14, from 6pm – 7:30pm. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore. It is also recommended for students to have a Hawaiian language dictionary.

16830797_10211756474415690_2068896324257552211_nʻĀlika holds a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, History, and Anthropology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and is currently pursuing his M.A. in Hawaiian Language and Literature. He has been teaching community Hawaiian language courses for 3 years.

This class is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List. 
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Aug
6
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lBuddhist Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Aug 6 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing stoneware clay.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: July16 – August 20 at VAC

Glazing on September 3 at the instructor’s nearby studio.

Potluck and kiln opening on September 10 at the instructor’s studio.

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Aug 6 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing stoneware clay.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: July16 – August 20 at VAC

Glazing on September 3 at the instructor’s nearby studio.

Potluck and kiln opening on September 10 at the instructor’s studio.

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

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Aug
7
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Aug
8
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Aug 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held in the Great Room at the Volcano Art Center Niualani campus.

Aug
9
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 9 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com