Events

Jul
28
Thu
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: Quilts in the Forest/Quilts in the Park at Volcano Art Center
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Volcano Art Center presents:

QUILTS IN THE FOREST/ QUILTS IN THE PARK

July 15—August 6, 2016

In Hale Ho’omana at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus

 Dedicated to the Centennial Celebration of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service

Volcano Art Center’s (VAC) first annual quilt show will open on July 15th, 2016 with a special reception from 5 pm to 7 pm, at Hale Ho`omana at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. This exhibit is open to the public and free of charge. The exhibit will be open from July 16th to August 6th, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm.

In this first annual quilt show for VAC, over 20 quilters are showing 40 of their finest work, some for the first time in public. This year’s special theme, Find Your Park, highlights the centennial celebration for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as well as the National Park Service. A number of remarkable designs will be on display, inspired by the ongoing dramatic scenery in the park. The 40 quilts shown include traditional as well as contemporary Hawaiian quilts, wearable art, bed runners and some “very small “ quilts.

Also on display will be two antique Hawaiian quilts, on loan by master quilter Roberta Muller, as well as a number of old quilting paraphernalia.

Roberta Muller will share basic quilting techniques on Saturday, July 16th at two 2-hour sessions, 10-12 and 1-3, at Hale Ho`omana. Honu (turtle) Design Kits will be on sale for $ 10.00 and will include Honu applique, fabric, batting, backing, needles and thread.

On Monday, July 25th, at 7 pm, Volcano Art Center will be showing the award winning PBS documentary “ The Art of Quilting” at Hale Ho`omana. This program celebrates contemporary quilt artists as they transcend classic quilts by taking the finest traditions of the past to create new traditions for this American art form. This presentation is free however donations are gladly accepted.

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking 

This workshop is an introduction to Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with Sensei Glenn Yamanoha.

Traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking is a relief printing technique that uses Japanese tools and natural materials. Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic process in four hands-on sessions. Attendees will learn the fundamental techniques of Mokuhanga such as cutting with chisels, preparing blocks and paper, registration, and printing with a baren (printing pad.)

The workshop will consist of five afternoon sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus starting on July 14

through August 11 (Thursday afternoons from 1pm – 3:30pm: July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11.)

Course fee is $80/$72 for VAC Members plus a $25 Supply fee. No experience is necessary for this workshop.

Mokuhanga differs from western woodblock in that it is water-based printing with sumi ink, watercolor and nori (rice paste), so no toxic solvents are used; it is printed with a hand held baren rather than a press; and it employs the accurate “kento” registration method, cut directly into the block. By utilizing non-toxic, “green” materials, it readily combines traditional processes with new printing technologies.

Yamanoha studied woodblock printing in Kyoto, Japan on a Monbusho (Japan Government) scholarship between 1988-90. Glenn lives in Volcano Village and runs Volcano Gravel.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 28 @ 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

Jul
29
Fri
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: Quilts in the Forest/Quilts in the Park at Volcano Art Center
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Volcano Art Center presents:

QUILTS IN THE FOREST/ QUILTS IN THE PARK

July 15—August 6, 2016

In Hale Ho’omana at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus

 Dedicated to the Centennial Celebration of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service

Volcano Art Center’s (VAC) first annual quilt show will open on July 15th, 2016 with a special reception from 5 pm to 7 pm, at Hale Ho`omana at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. This exhibit is open to the public and free of charge. The exhibit will be open from July 16th to August 6th, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm.

In this first annual quilt show for VAC, over 20 quilters are showing 40 of their finest work, some for the first time in public. This year’s special theme, Find Your Park, highlights the centennial celebration for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as well as the National Park Service. A number of remarkable designs will be on display, inspired by the ongoing dramatic scenery in the park. The 40 quilts shown include traditional as well as contemporary Hawaiian quilts, wearable art, bed runners and some “very small “ quilts.

Also on display will be two antique Hawaiian quilts, on loan by master quilter Roberta Muller, as well as a number of old quilting paraphernalia.

Roberta Muller will share basic quilting techniques on Saturday, July 16th at two 2-hour sessions, 10-12 and 1-3, at Hale Ho`omana. Honu (turtle) Design Kits will be on sale for $ 10.00 and will include Honu applique, fabric, batting, backing, needles and thread.

On Monday, July 25th, at 7 pm, Volcano Art Center will be showing the award winning PBS documentary “ The Art of Quilting” at Hale Ho`omana. This program celebrates contemporary quilt artists as they transcend classic quilts by taking the finest traditions of the past to create new traditions for this American art form. This presentation is free however donations are gladly accepted.

Aloha Friday: `Ohe Kapala with Noe Noe Kekaualua
Jul 29 @ 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.

Jul
30
Sat
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: Quilts in the Forest/Quilts in the Park at Volcano Art Center
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Volcano Art Center presents:

QUILTS IN THE FOREST/ QUILTS IN THE PARK

July 15—August 6, 2016

In Hale Ho’omana at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus

 Dedicated to the Centennial Celebration of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service

Volcano Art Center’s (VAC) first annual quilt show will open on July 15th, 2016 with a special reception from 5 pm to 7 pm, at Hale Ho`omana at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. This exhibit is open to the public and free of charge. The exhibit will be open from July 16th to August 6th, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm.

In this first annual quilt show for VAC, over 20 quilters are showing 40 of their finest work, some for the first time in public. This year’s special theme, Find Your Park, highlights the centennial celebration for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as well as the National Park Service. A number of remarkable designs will be on display, inspired by the ongoing dramatic scenery in the park. The 40 quilts shown include traditional as well as contemporary Hawaiian quilts, wearable art, bed runners and some “very small “ quilts.

Also on display will be two antique Hawaiian quilts, on loan by master quilter Roberta Muller, as well as a number of old quilting paraphernalia.

Roberta Muller will share basic quilting techniques on Saturday, July 16th at two 2-hour sessions, 10-12 and 1-3, at Hale Ho`omana. Honu (turtle) Design Kits will be on sale for $ 10.00 and will include Honu applique, fabric, batting, backing, needles and thread.

On Monday, July 25th, at 7 pm, Volcano Art Center will be showing the award winning PBS documentary “ The Art of Quilting” at Hale Ho`omana. This program celebrates contemporary quilt artists as they transcend classic quilts by taking the finest traditions of the past to create new traditions for this American art form. This presentation is free however donations are gladly accepted.

Jul
31
Sun
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Buddhist 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.

Aug
1
Mon
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 1 @ 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

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Niaulani Nature Walk
Aug 1 @ 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
2
Tue
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: Quilts in the Forest/Quilts in the Park at Volcano Art Center
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Volcano Art Center presents:

QUILTS IN THE FOREST/ QUILTS IN THE PARK

July 15—August 6, 2016

In Hale Ho’omana at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus

 Dedicated to the Centennial Celebration of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service

Volcano Art Center’s (VAC) first annual quilt show will open on July 15th, 2016 with a special reception from 5 pm to 7 pm, at Hale Ho`omana at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. This exhibit is open to the public and free of charge. The exhibit will be open from July 16th to August 6th, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm.

In this first annual quilt show for VAC, over 20 quilters are showing 40 of their finest work, some for the first time in public. This year’s special theme, Find Your Park, highlights the centennial celebration for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as well as the National Park Service. A number of remarkable designs will be on display, inspired by the ongoing dramatic scenery in the park. The 40 quilts shown include traditional as well as contemporary Hawaiian quilts, wearable art, bed runners and some “very small “ quilts.

Also on display will be two antique Hawaiian quilts, on loan by master quilter Roberta Muller, as well as a number of old quilting paraphernalia.

Roberta Muller will share basic quilting techniques on Saturday, July 16th at two 2-hour sessions, 10-12 and 1-3, at Hale Ho`omana. Honu (turtle) Design Kits will be on sale for $ 10.00 and will include Honu applique, fabric, batting, backing, needles and thread.

On Monday, July 25th, at 7 pm, Volcano Art Center will be showing the award winning PBS documentary “ The Art of Quilting” at Hale Ho`omana. This program celebrates contemporary quilt artists as they transcend classic quilts by taking the finest traditions of the past to create new traditions for this American art form. This presentation is free however donations are gladly accepted.

Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Aug 2 @ 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
3
Wed
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 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

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: Quilts in the Forest/Quilts in the Park at Volcano Art Center
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Volcano Art Center presents:

QUILTS IN THE FOREST/ QUILTS IN THE PARK

July 15—August 6, 2016

In Hale Ho’omana at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus

 Dedicated to the Centennial Celebration of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service

Volcano Art Center’s (VAC) first annual quilt show will open on July 15th, 2016 with a special reception from 5 pm to 7 pm, at Hale Ho`omana at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. This exhibit is open to the public and free of charge. The exhibit will be open from July 16th to August 6th, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm.

In this first annual quilt show for VAC, over 20 quilters are showing 40 of their finest work, some for the first time in public. This year’s special theme, Find Your Park, highlights the centennial celebration for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as well as the National Park Service. A number of remarkable designs will be on display, inspired by the ongoing dramatic scenery in the park. The 40 quilts shown include traditional as well as contemporary Hawaiian quilts, wearable art, bed runners and some “very small “ quilts.

Also on display will be two antique Hawaiian quilts, on loan by master quilter Roberta Muller, as well as a number of old quilting paraphernalia.

Roberta Muller will share basic quilting techniques on Saturday, July 16th at two 2-hour sessions, 10-12 and 1-3, at Hale Ho`omana. Honu (turtle) Design Kits will be on sale for $ 10.00 and will include Honu applique, fabric, batting, backing, needles and thread.

On Monday, July 25th, at 7 pm, Volcano Art Center will be showing the award winning PBS documentary “ The Art of Quilting” at Hale Ho`omana. This program celebrates contemporary quilt artists as they transcend classic quilts by taking the finest traditions of the past to create new traditions for this American art form. This presentation is free however donations are gladly accepted.

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm 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
4
Thu
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

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by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: Quilts in the Forest/Quilts in the Park at Volcano Art Center
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Volcano Art Center presents:

QUILTS IN THE FOREST/ QUILTS IN THE PARK

July 15—August 6, 2016

In Hale Ho’omana at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus

 Dedicated to the Centennial Celebration of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service

Volcano Art Center’s (VAC) first annual quilt show will open on July 15th, 2016 with a special reception from 5 pm to 7 pm, at Hale Ho`omana at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. This exhibit is open to the public and free of charge. The exhibit will be open from July 16th to August 6th, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm.

In this first annual quilt show for VAC, over 20 quilters are showing 40 of their finest work, some for the first time in public. This year’s special theme, Find Your Park, highlights the centennial celebration for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as well as the National Park Service. A number of remarkable designs will be on display, inspired by the ongoing dramatic scenery in the park. The 40 quilts shown include traditional as well as contemporary Hawaiian quilts, wearable art, bed runners and some “very small “ quilts.

Also on display will be two antique Hawaiian quilts, on loan by master quilter Roberta Muller, as well as a number of old quilting paraphernalia.

Roberta Muller will share basic quilting techniques on Saturday, July 16th at two 2-hour sessions, 10-12 and 1-3, at Hale Ho`omana. Honu (turtle) Design Kits will be on sale for $ 10.00 and will include Honu applique, fabric, batting, backing, needles and thread.

On Monday, July 25th, at 7 pm, Volcano Art Center will be showing the award winning PBS documentary “ The Art of Quilting” at Hale Ho`omana. This program celebrates contemporary quilt artists as they transcend classic quilts by taking the finest traditions of the past to create new traditions for this American art form. This presentation is free however donations are gladly accepted.

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking 

This workshop is an introduction to Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with Sensei Glenn Yamanoha.

Traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking is a relief printing technique that uses Japanese tools and natural materials. Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic process in four hands-on sessions. Attendees will learn the fundamental techniques of Mokuhanga such as cutting with chisels, preparing blocks and paper, registration, and printing with a baren (printing pad.)

The workshop will consist of five afternoon sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus starting on July 14

through August 11 (Thursday afternoons from 1pm – 3:30pm: July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11.)

Course fee is $80/$72 for VAC Members plus a $25 Supply fee. No experience is necessary for this workshop.

Mokuhanga differs from western woodblock in that it is water-based printing with sumi ink, watercolor and nori (rice paste), so no toxic solvents are used; it is printed with a hand held baren rather than a press; and it employs the accurate “kento” registration method, cut directly into the block. By utilizing non-toxic, “green” materials, it readily combines traditional processes with new printing technologies.

Yamanoha studied woodblock printing in Kyoto, Japan on a Monbusho (Japan Government) scholarship between 1988-90. Glenn lives in Volcano Village and runs Volcano Gravel.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 4 @ 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

Aug
5
Fri
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

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by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: Quilts in the Forest/Quilts in the Park at Volcano Art Center
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Volcano Art Center presents:

QUILTS IN THE FOREST/ QUILTS IN THE PARK

July 15—August 6, 2016

In Hale Ho’omana at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus

 Dedicated to the Centennial Celebration of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service

Volcano Art Center’s (VAC) first annual quilt show will open on July 15th, 2016 with a special reception from 5 pm to 7 pm, at Hale Ho`omana at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. This exhibit is open to the public and free of charge. The exhibit will be open from July 16th to August 6th, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm.

In this first annual quilt show for VAC, over 20 quilters are showing 40 of their finest work, some for the first time in public. This year’s special theme, Find Your Park, highlights the centennial celebration for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as well as the National Park Service. A number of remarkable designs will be on display, inspired by the ongoing dramatic scenery in the park. The 40 quilts shown include traditional as well as contemporary Hawaiian quilts, wearable art, bed runners and some “very small “ quilts.

Also on display will be two antique Hawaiian quilts, on loan by master quilter Roberta Muller, as well as a number of old quilting paraphernalia.

Roberta Muller will share basic quilting techniques on Saturday, July 16th at two 2-hour sessions, 10-12 and 1-3, at Hale Ho`omana. Honu (turtle) Design Kits will be on sale for $ 10.00 and will include Honu applique, fabric, batting, backing, needles and thread.

On Monday, July 25th, at 7 pm, Volcano Art Center will be showing the award winning PBS documentary “ The Art of Quilting” at Hale Ho`omana. This program celebrates contemporary quilt artists as they transcend classic quilts by taking the finest traditions of the past to create new traditions for this American art form. This presentation is free however donations are gladly accepted.

Aloha Friday: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Aug 5 @ 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.

Aug
6
Sat
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

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by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: Quilts in the Forest/Quilts in the Park at Volcano Art Center
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Volcano Art Center presents:

QUILTS IN THE FOREST/ QUILTS IN THE PARK

July 15—August 6, 2016

In Hale Ho’omana at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus

 Dedicated to the Centennial Celebration of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service

Volcano Art Center’s (VAC) first annual quilt show will open on July 15th, 2016 with a special reception from 5 pm to 7 pm, at Hale Ho`omana at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. This exhibit is open to the public and free of charge. The exhibit will be open from July 16th to August 6th, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm.

In this first annual quilt show for VAC, over 20 quilters are showing 40 of their finest work, some for the first time in public. This year’s special theme, Find Your Park, highlights the centennial celebration for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as well as the National Park Service. A number of remarkable designs will be on display, inspired by the ongoing dramatic scenery in the park. The 40 quilts shown include traditional as well as contemporary Hawaiian quilts, wearable art, bed runners and some “very small “ quilts.

Also on display will be two antique Hawaiian quilts, on loan by master quilter Roberta Muller, as well as a number of old quilting paraphernalia.

Roberta Muller will share basic quilting techniques on Saturday, July 16th at two 2-hour sessions, 10-12 and 1-3, at Hale Ho`omana. Honu (turtle) Design Kits will be on sale for $ 10.00 and will include Honu applique, fabric, batting, backing, needles and thread.

On Monday, July 25th, at 7 pm, Volcano Art Center will be showing the award winning PBS documentary “ The Art of Quilting” at Hale Ho`omana. This program celebrates contemporary quilt artists as they transcend classic quilts by taking the finest traditions of the past to create new traditions for this American art form. This presentation is free however donations are gladly accepted.

Aug
7
Sun
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

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by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Buddhist 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.

Aug
8
Mon
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 8 @ 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

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Niaulani Nature Walk
Aug 8 @ 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
9
Tue
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

After School Clay for Kids | 9-12 year olds
Aug 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

clayAfter School Clay for Kids | 9-12 year olds 

Poke it, hit it, squeeze it & pound it!

Your child will adore rolling, squeezing, twirling, and pulling easy-to-sculpt clay into fun and imaginative craft projects. The tactile nature of clay lets young children develop their imaginations and their motor skills while having fun.

Your child will be able to make, glaze and fire earthenware clay. These simple forms turn into possibilities for discovery of shape, texture and color. There is something very therapeutic about playing with clay even as an adult.

Join instructor Lisa Louise Adams for six, fun weeks of  After School Clay for Kids, Tuesday afternoons starting August 9, from 2:30pm – 4:00pm. Cost for the six week workshop is $55 or $50 VAC Members plus a $15 supply fee.

Clay, like almost no other material, allows the immediate materialization and realization of the imagination at virtually any developmental level. It also encourages experimentation too and stimulates curiosity.

 

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Aug 9 @ 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.

Handbuilding with Clay | Tuesday Evenings
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Handbuilding with Clay | Tuesday Evenings 

Enjoy six weeks of playing with clay. Learn how to coil, pinch and slab-build form, manipulate and carve then let dry, get fired, paint on glazes and fire again! Quite a process and SO much fun! If you already know how to throw, wheels will be available.

For adults:

Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30pm (August 9 – September 13)

Cost for adult classes: $125/$115 VAC Members Plus $25 Supply Fee
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Aug
10
Wed
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 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

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

After School Clay for Kids | 6-9 year olds
Aug 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

After School Clay for Kids | 6-9 year olds 

Poke it, hit it, squeeze it & pound it!

Your child will adore rolling, squeezing, twirling, and pulling easy-to-sculpt clay into fun and imaginative craft projects. The tactile nature of clay lets young children develop their imaginations and their motor skills while having fun.

Your child will be able to make, glaze and fire earthenware clay. These simple forms turn into possibilities for discovery of shape, texture and color. There is something very therapeutic about playing with clay even as an adult.

Join instructor Lisa Louise Adams for six, fun weeks of After School Clay for Kids, Wednesday afternoons starting August 10, from 2:30pm – 4:00pm. Cost for the six week workshop is $55 or $50 VAC Members plus a $15 supply fee.

Clay, like almost no other material, allows the immediate materialization and realization of the imagination at virtually any developmental level. It also encourages experimentation too and stimulates curiosity.

 

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Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Aug 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm 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
11
Thu
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

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by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

National Park Illustrations[1]EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”

Celebrated USPS Nature in America Stamp Artist Shares His Life’s Work relating to The National Park Service

Volcano Art Center will be displaying the illustrations of Big Island wildlife artist John D. Dawson in an exhibit titled “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”. This exhibition features illustrations and natural history studies designed for the National Parks Service over a 20 year period. The exhibition helps celebrate the 100th anniversary for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service.

Over the past three decades, Dawson has completed major assignments and appeared in national publications for the National Geographic Society, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon Society, United Nations and the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, among many others including private commissions.

Along with a stunning collection of art on display inside the Kilauea Visitor Center at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one of Dawson’s proudest accomplishments is the Nature in America stamp series created for the United States Postal Service. The final installment of this series issued on September 1, 2010 – a lively depiction of The Hawaiian Rainforest – is a special reflection of the island beauty Dawson and his wife Kathleen have enjoyed as residents of Hilo for the past 20 years.

“National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016” will be on display 9:00am -5pm, Monday –Friday at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village through September 2nd, 2016. The exhibition is free to the public. An opening reception followed by an artist’s presentation will be held on Thursday, August 11th in the Great Room of Volcano Art Center’s Administrative offices. The reception begins at 6:00 pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00 pm.

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking 

This workshop is an introduction to Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with Sensei Glenn Yamanoha.

Traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking is a relief printing technique that uses Japanese tools and natural materials. Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic process in four hands-on sessions. Attendees will learn the fundamental techniques of Mokuhanga such as cutting with chisels, preparing blocks and paper, registration, and printing with a baren (printing pad.)

The workshop will consist of five afternoon sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus starting on July 14

through August 11 (Thursday afternoons from 1pm – 3:30pm: July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11.)

Course fee is $80/$72 for VAC Members plus a $25 Supply fee. No experience is necessary for this workshop.

Mokuhanga differs from western woodblock in that it is water-based printing with sumi ink, watercolor and nori (rice paste), so no toxic solvents are used; it is printed with a hand held baren rather than a press; and it employs the accurate “kento” registration method, cut directly into the block. By utilizing non-toxic, “green” materials, it readily combines traditional processes with new printing technologies.

Yamanoha studied woodblock printing in Kyoto, Japan on a Monbusho (Japan Government) scholarship between 1988-90. Glenn lives in Volcano Village and runs Volcano Gravel.
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Handbuilding with Clay | Thursday Afternoons
Aug 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Handbuilding with Clay | Thursday Afternoons 

Enjoy six weeks of playing with clay. Learn how to coil, pinch and slab-build form, manipulate and carve then let dry, get fired, paint on glazes and fire again! Quite a process and SO much fun! If you already know how to throw, wheels will be available.

For adults:

Thursday afternoons 2:30-4:30pm (August 11 – September 15)

Cost for adult classes: $125/$115 VAC Members Plus $25 Supply Fee
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 11 @ 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

Aug
12
Fri
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

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by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

National Park Illustrations[1]EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”

Celebrated USPS Nature in America Stamp Artist Shares His Life’s Work relating to The National Park Service

Volcano Art Center will be displaying the illustrations of Big Island wildlife artist John D. Dawson in an exhibit titled “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”. This exhibition features illustrations and natural history studies designed for the National Parks Service over a 20 year period. The exhibition helps celebrate the 100th anniversary for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service.

Over the past three decades, Dawson has completed major assignments and appeared in national publications for the National Geographic Society, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon Society, United Nations and the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, among many others including private commissions.

Along with a stunning collection of art on display inside the Kilauea Visitor Center at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one of Dawson’s proudest accomplishments is the Nature in America stamp series created for the United States Postal Service. The final installment of this series issued on September 1, 2010 – a lively depiction of The Hawaiian Rainforest – is a special reflection of the island beauty Dawson and his wife Kathleen have enjoyed as residents of Hilo for the past 20 years.

“National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016” will be on display 9:00am -5pm, Monday –Friday at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village through September 2nd, 2016. The exhibition is free to the public. An opening reception followed by an artist’s presentation will be held on Thursday, August 11th in the Great Room of Volcano Art Center’s Administrative offices. The reception begins at 6:00 pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00 pm.

Aloha Friday: Lei making with Randy Lee
Aug 12 @ 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.

Aug
13
Sat
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

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by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

National Park Illustrations[1]EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”

Celebrated USPS Nature in America Stamp Artist Shares His Life’s Work relating to The National Park Service

Volcano Art Center will be displaying the illustrations of Big Island wildlife artist John D. Dawson in an exhibit titled “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”. This exhibition features illustrations and natural history studies designed for the National Parks Service over a 20 year period. The exhibition helps celebrate the 100th anniversary for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service.

Over the past three decades, Dawson has completed major assignments and appeared in national publications for the National Geographic Society, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon Society, United Nations and the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, among many others including private commissions.

Along with a stunning collection of art on display inside the Kilauea Visitor Center at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one of Dawson’s proudest accomplishments is the Nature in America stamp series created for the United States Postal Service. The final installment of this series issued on September 1, 2010 – a lively depiction of The Hawaiian Rainforest – is a special reflection of the island beauty Dawson and his wife Kathleen have enjoyed as residents of Hilo for the past 20 years.

“National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016” will be on display 9:00am -5pm, Monday –Friday at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village through September 2nd, 2016. The exhibition is free to the public. An opening reception followed by an artist’s presentation will be held on Thursday, August 11th in the Great Room of Volcano Art Center’s Administrative offices. The reception begins at 6:00 pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00 pm.

Aug
14
Sun
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Buddhist 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.

Aug
15
Mon
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 15 @ 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

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Niaulani Nature Walk
Aug 15 @ 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
16
Tue
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

National Park Illustrations[1]EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”

Celebrated USPS Nature in America Stamp Artist Shares His Life’s Work relating to The National Park Service

Volcano Art Center will be displaying the illustrations of Big Island wildlife artist John D. Dawson in an exhibit titled “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”. This exhibition features illustrations and natural history studies designed for the National Parks Service over a 20 year period. The exhibition helps celebrate the 100th anniversary for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service.

Over the past three decades, Dawson has completed major assignments and appeared in national publications for the National Geographic Society, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon Society, United Nations and the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, among many others including private commissions.

Along with a stunning collection of art on display inside the Kilauea Visitor Center at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one of Dawson’s proudest accomplishments is the Nature in America stamp series created for the United States Postal Service. The final installment of this series issued on September 1, 2010 – a lively depiction of The Hawaiian Rainforest – is a special reflection of the island beauty Dawson and his wife Kathleen have enjoyed as residents of Hilo for the past 20 years.

“National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016” will be on display 9:00am -5pm, Monday –Friday at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village through September 2nd, 2016. The exhibition is free to the public. An opening reception followed by an artist’s presentation will be held on Thursday, August 11th in the Great Room of Volcano Art Center’s Administrative offices. The reception begins at 6:00 pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00 pm.

After School Clay for Kids | 9-12 year olds
Aug 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

clayAfter School Clay for Kids | 9-12 year olds 

Poke it, hit it, squeeze it & pound it!

Your child will adore rolling, squeezing, twirling, and pulling easy-to-sculpt clay into fun and imaginative craft projects. The tactile nature of clay lets young children develop their imaginations and their motor skills while having fun.

Your child will be able to make, glaze and fire earthenware clay. These simple forms turn into possibilities for discovery of shape, texture and color. There is something very therapeutic about playing with clay even as an adult.

Join instructor Lisa Louise Adams for six, fun weeks of  After School Clay for Kids, Tuesday afternoons starting August 9, from 2:30pm – 4:00pm. Cost for the six week workshop is $55 or $50 VAC Members plus a $15 supply fee.

Clay, like almost no other material, allows the immediate materialization and realization of the imagination at virtually any developmental level. It also encourages experimentation too and stimulates curiosity.

 

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Aug 16 @ 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.

Handbuilding with Clay | Tuesday Evenings
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Handbuilding with Clay | Tuesday Evenings 

Enjoy six weeks of playing with clay. Learn how to coil, pinch and slab-build form, manipulate and carve then let dry, get fired, paint on glazes and fire again! Quite a process and SO much fun! If you already know how to throw, wheels will be available.

For adults:

Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30pm (August 9 – September 13)

Cost for adult classes: $125/$115 VAC Members Plus $25 Supply Fee
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Aug
17
Wed
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 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

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

National Park Illustrations[1]EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”

Celebrated USPS Nature in America Stamp Artist Shares His Life’s Work relating to The National Park Service

Volcano Art Center will be displaying the illustrations of Big Island wildlife artist John D. Dawson in an exhibit titled “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”. This exhibition features illustrations and natural history studies designed for the National Parks Service over a 20 year period. The exhibition helps celebrate the 100th anniversary for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service.

Over the past three decades, Dawson has completed major assignments and appeared in national publications for the National Geographic Society, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon Society, United Nations and the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, among many others including private commissions.

Along with a stunning collection of art on display inside the Kilauea Visitor Center at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one of Dawson’s proudest accomplishments is the Nature in America stamp series created for the United States Postal Service. The final installment of this series issued on September 1, 2010 – a lively depiction of The Hawaiian Rainforest – is a special reflection of the island beauty Dawson and his wife Kathleen have enjoyed as residents of Hilo for the past 20 years.

“National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016” will be on display 9:00am -5pm, Monday –Friday at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village through September 2nd, 2016. The exhibition is free to the public. An opening reception followed by an artist’s presentation will be held on Thursday, August 11th in the Great Room of Volcano Art Center’s Administrative offices. The reception begins at 6:00 pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00 pm.

After School Clay for Kids | 6-9 year olds
Aug 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

After School Clay for Kids | 6-9 year olds 

Poke it, hit it, squeeze it & pound it!

Your child will adore rolling, squeezing, twirling, and pulling easy-to-sculpt clay into fun and imaginative craft projects. The tactile nature of clay lets young children develop their imaginations and their motor skills while having fun.

Your child will be able to make, glaze and fire earthenware clay. These simple forms turn into possibilities for discovery of shape, texture and color. There is something very therapeutic about playing with clay even as an adult.

Join instructor Lisa Louise Adams for six, fun weeks of After School Clay for Kids, Wednesday afternoons starting August 10, from 2:30pm – 4:00pm. Cost for the six week workshop is $55 or $50 VAC Members plus a $15 supply fee.

Clay, like almost no other material, allows the immediate materialization and realization of the imagination at virtually any developmental level. It also encourages experimentation too and stimulates curiosity.

 

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Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm 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
18
Thu
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

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by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

National Park Illustrations[1]EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”

Celebrated USPS Nature in America Stamp Artist Shares His Life’s Work relating to The National Park Service

Volcano Art Center will be displaying the illustrations of Big Island wildlife artist John D. Dawson in an exhibit titled “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”. This exhibition features illustrations and natural history studies designed for the National Parks Service over a 20 year period. The exhibition helps celebrate the 100th anniversary for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service.

Over the past three decades, Dawson has completed major assignments and appeared in national publications for the National Geographic Society, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon Society, United Nations and the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, among many others including private commissions.

Along with a stunning collection of art on display inside the Kilauea Visitor Center at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one of Dawson’s proudest accomplishments is the Nature in America stamp series created for the United States Postal Service. The final installment of this series issued on September 1, 2010 – a lively depiction of The Hawaiian Rainforest – is a special reflection of the island beauty Dawson and his wife Kathleen have enjoyed as residents of Hilo for the past 20 years.

“National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016” will be on display 9:00am -5pm, Monday –Friday at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village through September 2nd, 2016. The exhibition is free to the public. An opening reception followed by an artist’s presentation will be held on Thursday, August 11th in the Great Room of Volcano Art Center’s Administrative offices. The reception begins at 6:00 pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00 pm.

Handbuilding with Clay | Thursday Afternoons
Aug 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Handbuilding with Clay | Thursday Afternoons 

Enjoy six weeks of playing with clay. Learn how to coil, pinch and slab-build form, manipulate and carve then let dry, get fired, paint on glazes and fire again! Quite a process and SO much fun! If you already know how to throw, wheels will be available.

For adults:

Thursday afternoons 2:30-4:30pm (August 11 – September 15)

Cost for adult classes: $125/$115 VAC Members Plus $25 Supply Fee
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 18 @ 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

Aug
19
Fri
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

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by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

National Park Illustrations[1]EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”

Celebrated USPS Nature in America Stamp Artist Shares His Life’s Work relating to The National Park Service

Volcano Art Center will be displaying the illustrations of Big Island wildlife artist John D. Dawson in an exhibit titled “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”. This exhibition features illustrations and natural history studies designed for the National Parks Service over a 20 year period. The exhibition helps celebrate the 100th anniversary for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service.

Over the past three decades, Dawson has completed major assignments and appeared in national publications for the National Geographic Society, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon Society, United Nations and the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, among many others including private commissions.

Along with a stunning collection of art on display inside the Kilauea Visitor Center at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one of Dawson’s proudest accomplishments is the Nature in America stamp series created for the United States Postal Service. The final installment of this series issued on September 1, 2010 – a lively depiction of The Hawaiian Rainforest – is a special reflection of the island beauty Dawson and his wife Kathleen have enjoyed as residents of Hilo for the past 20 years.

“National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016” will be on display 9:00am -5pm, Monday –Friday at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village through September 2nd, 2016. The exhibition is free to the public. An opening reception followed by an artist’s presentation will be held on Thursday, August 11th in the Great Room of Volcano Art Center’s Administrative offices. The reception begins at 6:00 pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00 pm.

Aloha Friday: Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe
Aug 19 @ 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.

Aug
20
Sat
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

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by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

National Park Illustrations[1]EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”

Celebrated USPS Nature in America Stamp Artist Shares His Life’s Work relating to The National Park Service

Volcano Art Center will be displaying the illustrations of Big Island wildlife artist John D. Dawson in an exhibit titled “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”. This exhibition features illustrations and natural history studies designed for the National Parks Service over a 20 year period. The exhibition helps celebrate the 100th anniversary for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service.

Over the past three decades, Dawson has completed major assignments and appeared in national publications for the National Geographic Society, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon Society, United Nations and the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, among many others including private commissions.

Along with a stunning collection of art on display inside the Kilauea Visitor Center at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one of Dawson’s proudest accomplishments is the Nature in America stamp series created for the United States Postal Service. The final installment of this series issued on September 1, 2010 – a lively depiction of The Hawaiian Rainforest – is a special reflection of the island beauty Dawson and his wife Kathleen have enjoyed as residents of Hilo for the past 20 years.

“National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016” will be on display 9:00am -5pm, Monday –Friday at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village through September 2nd, 2016. The exhibition is free to the public. An opening reception followed by an artist’s presentation will be held on Thursday, August 11th in the Great Room of Volcano Art Center’s Administrative offices. The reception begins at 6:00 pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00 pm.

Zentangle® : Reticula and Fragments
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
scratchboardZentangle® : Reticula and Fragments 
Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It is the repetitive nature of this process that puts you into a relaxed focus that some call meditation.
This Spring, Zentangle® introduced a new fun art concept of tangling in a “Reticula” aka a grid or checkerboard. Join Lydia Meneses on Saturday, August 20, from 10am-1pm. You will explore the deeper harmony that the Zentangle® approach provides when you reflect on its metaphors for living a mindful life. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee.
If you can draw a dot, a line, a curved line, an S and a circle you can create Zentangle® art – Anything is possible one stroke at a time™
This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List. 

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Hula Kahiko ft. Kumu Liana Aveiro and Kumu Keikilani Curnan with Halau Waiau
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Hula Kahiko 

Saturday, August 20 at 10:30am

Featuring Halau Waiau

Halau Waiau, under the direction of Kumu Liana Aveiro and Kumu Keikilani Curnan, is a name given by Kumu Michael Pili Pang, who they studied with for 25 years.  Lake Waiau, is constant body of water atop Mauna, which symbolizes their dedication to Hula, culture and sharing the knowledge. 

This performance is part of a year-round series sponsored by the Volcano Art Center.  For the series, hula halau from across Hawai`i and beyond are invited to perform each month in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.

This presentation 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
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and ʻohana

(11am-1pm)

August 20

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.

 

Aug
21
Sun
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

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by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Buddhist 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.

Aug
22
Mon
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 22 @ 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

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Niaulani Nature Walk
Aug 22 @ 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
23
Tue
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

National Park Illustrations[1]EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”

Celebrated USPS Nature in America Stamp Artist Shares His Life’s Work relating to The National Park Service

Volcano Art Center will be displaying the illustrations of Big Island wildlife artist John D. Dawson in an exhibit titled “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”. This exhibition features illustrations and natural history studies designed for the National Parks Service over a 20 year period. The exhibition helps celebrate the 100th anniversary for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service.

Over the past three decades, Dawson has completed major assignments and appeared in national publications for the National Geographic Society, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon Society, United Nations and the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, among many others including private commissions.

Along with a stunning collection of art on display inside the Kilauea Visitor Center at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one of Dawson’s proudest accomplishments is the Nature in America stamp series created for the United States Postal Service. The final installment of this series issued on September 1, 2010 – a lively depiction of The Hawaiian Rainforest – is a special reflection of the island beauty Dawson and his wife Kathleen have enjoyed as residents of Hilo for the past 20 years.

“National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016” will be on display 9:00am -5pm, Monday –Friday at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village through September 2nd, 2016. The exhibition is free to the public. An opening reception followed by an artist’s presentation will be held on Thursday, August 11th in the Great Room of Volcano Art Center’s Administrative offices. The reception begins at 6:00 pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00 pm.

After School Clay for Kids | 9-12 year olds
Aug 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

clayAfter School Clay for Kids | 9-12 year olds 

Poke it, hit it, squeeze it & pound it!

Your child will adore rolling, squeezing, twirling, and pulling easy-to-sculpt clay into fun and imaginative craft projects. The tactile nature of clay lets young children develop their imaginations and their motor skills while having fun.

Your child will be able to make, glaze and fire earthenware clay. These simple forms turn into possibilities for discovery of shape, texture and color. There is something very therapeutic about playing with clay even as an adult.

Join instructor Lisa Louise Adams for six, fun weeks of  After School Clay for Kids, Tuesday afternoons starting August 9, from 2:30pm – 4:00pm. Cost for the six week workshop is $55 or $50 VAC Members plus a $15 supply fee.

Clay, like almost no other material, allows the immediate materialization and realization of the imagination at virtually any developmental level. It also encourages experimentation too and stimulates curiosity.

 

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Aug 23 @ 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.

Handbuilding with Clay | Tuesday Evenings
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Handbuilding with Clay | Tuesday Evenings 

Enjoy six weeks of playing with clay. Learn how to coil, pinch and slab-build form, manipulate and carve then let dry, get fired, paint on glazes and fire again! Quite a process and SO much fun! If you already know how to throw, wheels will be available.

For adults:

Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30pm (August 9 – September 13)

Cost for adult classes: $125/$115 VAC Members Plus $25 Supply Fee
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Aug
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 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

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

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by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Celebrated USPS Nature in America Stamp Artist Shares His Life’s Work relating to The National Park Service

Volcano Art Center will be displaying the illustrations of Big Island wildlife artist John D. Dawson in an exhibit titled “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”. This exhibition features illustrations and natural history studies designed for the National Parks Service over a 20 year period. The exhibition helps celebrate the 100th anniversary for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service.

Over the past three decades, Dawson has completed major assignments and appeared in national publications for the National Geographic Society, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon Society, United Nations and the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, among many others including private commissions.

Along with a stunning collection of art on display inside the Kilauea Visitor Center at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one of Dawson’s proudest accomplishments is the Nature in America stamp series created for the United States Postal Service. The final installment of this series issued on September 1, 2010 – a lively depiction of The Hawaiian Rainforest – is a special reflection of the island beauty Dawson and his wife Kathleen have enjoyed as residents of Hilo for the past 20 years.

“National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016” will be on display 9:00am -5pm, Monday –Friday at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village through September 2nd, 2016. The exhibition is free to the public. An opening reception followed by an artist’s presentation will be held on Thursday, August 11th in the Great Room of Volcano Art Center’s Administrative offices. The reception begins at 6:00 pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00 pm.

After School Clay for Kids | 6-9 year olds
Aug 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

After School Clay for Kids | 6-9 year olds 

Poke it, hit it, squeeze it & pound it!

Your child will adore rolling, squeezing, twirling, and pulling easy-to-sculpt clay into fun and imaginative craft projects. The tactile nature of clay lets young children develop their imaginations and their motor skills while having fun.

Your child will be able to make, glaze and fire earthenware clay. These simple forms turn into possibilities for discovery of shape, texture and color. There is something very therapeutic about playing with clay even as an adult.

Join instructor Lisa Louise Adams for six, fun weeks of After School Clay for Kids, Wednesday afternoons starting August 10, from 2:30pm – 4:00pm. Cost for the six week workshop is $55 or $50 VAC Members plus a $15 supply fee.

Clay, like almost no other material, allows the immediate materialization and realization of the imagination at virtually any developmental level. It also encourages experimentation too and stimulates curiosity.

 

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Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm 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
25
Thu
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

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by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

National Park Illustrations[1]EXHIBITION: “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”

Celebrated USPS Nature in America Stamp Artist Shares His Life’s Work relating to The National Park Service

Volcano Art Center will be displaying the illustrations of Big Island wildlife artist John D. Dawson in an exhibit titled “National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016”. This exhibition features illustrations and natural history studies designed for the National Parks Service over a 20 year period. The exhibition helps celebrate the 100th anniversary for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service.

Over the past three decades, Dawson has completed major assignments and appeared in national publications for the National Geographic Society, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon Society, United Nations and the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, among many others including private commissions.

Along with a stunning collection of art on display inside the Kilauea Visitor Center at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one of Dawson’s proudest accomplishments is the Nature in America stamp series created for the United States Postal Service. The final installment of this series issued on September 1, 2010 – a lively depiction of The Hawaiian Rainforest – is a special reflection of the island beauty Dawson and his wife Kathleen have enjoyed as residents of Hilo for the past 20 years.

“National Parks Illustrations 1978 through 2016” will be on display 9:00am -5pm, Monday –Friday at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village through September 2nd, 2016. The exhibition is free to the public. An opening reception followed by an artist’s presentation will be held on Thursday, August 11th in the Great Room of Volcano Art Center’s Administrative offices. The reception begins at 6:00 pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00 pm.

Handbuilding with Clay | Thursday Afternoons
Aug 25 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Handbuilding with Clay | Thursday Afternoons 

Enjoy six weeks of playing with clay. Learn how to coil, pinch and slab-build form, manipulate and carve then let dry, get fired, paint on glazes and fire again! Quite a process and SO much fun! If you already know how to throw, wheels will be available.

For adults:

Thursday afternoons 2:30-4:30pm (August 11 – September 15)

Cost for adult classes: $125/$115 VAC Members Plus $25 Supply Fee
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 25 @ 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

Aug
26
Fri
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.