Events

May
27
Fri
2016
Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

'I'iwi upcloseArt For A Cause! UP Close By Marian Berger

April 30th-June 5th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery is proud to announce the return of Marian Berger’s paintings in the upcoming exhibition titled Up Close. Featuring ten, dramatic watercolor portraits of Hawai‘i’s native birds in double elephant folio size with proceeds benefiting the San Diego Zoo Global, Hawaiian Endangered Bird Conservation Program, this is an exhibition not to miss.  On display at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, 9am to 5 pm daily, the exhibition is free to the public though park entrance fees apply. The opening reception with Marian is on Saturday, April 30th from 5 -7 pm.

Born in Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of a meteorologist, Marian spent her early childhood on Wake Island and in Alaska where she acquired her father’s love of science, her mother’s artistic bent, and her parents’ mutual love of the outdoors.  “I assumed that art was a natural part of life, a way that everyone expressed themselves,” she says.

During her teens, Marian focused on abstracts until she took a class at Humboldt State University in representational drawing which “opened my eyes,” as she puts it.  After graduating from Humboldt with a degree in wildlife management, Marian moved to the Big Island in 1976.

Palila upcloseMarian had her first one-woman show at Volcano Art Center Gallery and has had several since.  In 1987, she created a series of paintings of Hawai‘i’s endangered birds and plants for the Aston Kaua‘i Resort.  An edition of 2000 prints was published, and proceeds from the sales were given to the Hawai‘i Nature Conservancy.  In 1988, she painted a number of watercolors presented to U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye and U.S. Representative Daniel Akaka for their contributions in preserving Hawai‘i’s native wildlife.  In 2009 and 2010 she won top honors for her entries in the Hawaii Nei shows.  In 2006 she was commissioned to do a series of Audubon style paintings titled Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i which she completed in 2011.

Following the success of that exhibition both in Hawai‘i and on the U.S. mainland, and the awareness and financial support the effort provided to Hawai‘i’s endangered bird recovery programs (millions of impressions and more than $300,000), Cliff Hague and Marian Berger began discussing a follow up project to continue the momentum.  Marian’s stunning watercolor closeup of an I’iwi inspired them to consider a series of similar portraits of Hawai‘i’s iconic native birds.  This led directly to the concept for the Up Close collection, which then took Marian more than three years to complete.

Please enjoy the beauty and inspiration of these remarkable paintings.  A significant percentage of the sales of the limited edition giclées of both Up Close and the Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i supports the endangered bird recovery programs on Hawai‘i.  And 100% of the sales of the originals of the Up Close collection goes to support San Diego Zoo Global’s roll in the re-introduction of the Hawaiian ‘Alalā this fall, as well as the Volcano Art Center’s public programs.

Up Close is supported in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i.

May
28
Sat
2016
Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

'I'iwi upcloseArt For A Cause! UP Close By Marian Berger

April 30th-June 5th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery is proud to announce the return of Marian Berger’s paintings in the upcoming exhibition titled Up Close. Featuring ten, dramatic watercolor portraits of Hawai‘i’s native birds in double elephant folio size with proceeds benefiting the San Diego Zoo Global, Hawaiian Endangered Bird Conservation Program, this is an exhibition not to miss.  On display at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, 9am to 5 pm daily, the exhibition is free to the public though park entrance fees apply. The opening reception with Marian is on Saturday, April 30th from 5 -7 pm.

Born in Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of a meteorologist, Marian spent her early childhood on Wake Island and in Alaska where she acquired her father’s love of science, her mother’s artistic bent, and her parents’ mutual love of the outdoors.  “I assumed that art was a natural part of life, a way that everyone expressed themselves,” she says.

During her teens, Marian focused on abstracts until she took a class at Humboldt State University in representational drawing which “opened my eyes,” as she puts it.  After graduating from Humboldt with a degree in wildlife management, Marian moved to the Big Island in 1976.

Palila upcloseMarian had her first one-woman show at Volcano Art Center Gallery and has had several since.  In 1987, she created a series of paintings of Hawai‘i’s endangered birds and plants for the Aston Kaua‘i Resort.  An edition of 2000 prints was published, and proceeds from the sales were given to the Hawai‘i Nature Conservancy.  In 1988, she painted a number of watercolors presented to U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye and U.S. Representative Daniel Akaka for their contributions in preserving Hawai‘i’s native wildlife.  In 2009 and 2010 she won top honors for her entries in the Hawaii Nei shows.  In 2006 she was commissioned to do a series of Audubon style paintings titled Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i which she completed in 2011.

Following the success of that exhibition both in Hawai‘i and on the U.S. mainland, and the awareness and financial support the effort provided to Hawai‘i’s endangered bird recovery programs (millions of impressions and more than $300,000), Cliff Hague and Marian Berger began discussing a follow up project to continue the momentum.  Marian’s stunning watercolor closeup of an I’iwi inspired them to consider a series of similar portraits of Hawai‘i’s iconic native birds.  This led directly to the concept for the Up Close collection, which then took Marian more than three years to complete.

Please enjoy the beauty and inspiration of these remarkable paintings.  A significant percentage of the sales of the limited edition giclées of both Up Close and the Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i supports the endangered bird recovery programs on Hawai‘i.  And 100% of the sales of the originals of the Up Close collection goes to support San Diego Zoo Global’s roll in the re-introduction of the Hawaiian ‘Alalā this fall, as well as the Volcano Art Center’s public programs.

Up Close is supported in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i.

Jazz in the Forest 5/28 4:30pm
May 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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Saturday, May 28 | 4:30pm

The 2016 Jazz in the Forest series continues with two performances (4:30pm & 7:30pm) on Saturday, May 28, and will feature Jr. Volcano Choy and the Volcano Art Center’s Jazz Ensemble. The Jazz in the Forest concert series offers an extraordinary opportunity to hear the highest caliber jazz – anywhere – up close and personal.

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

Two shows will be offered, with a matinee at 4:30pm and an evening performance at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 for VAC members ($25 non-members) for BOTH SHOWS! Ticket holders will be able to purchase Volcano Red Ale and Mauna Kea Pale Ale from Mehana Brewing Company & as well as wine before each performance.

Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village, VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, and at Basically Books in Hilo. The last day to purchase tickets online, at VAC Gallery, or Basically Books is Friday, May 27. After that, tickets will be sold at the door if they are not sold out. Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show. OR, you may pick them up any day before the show at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

Purchase tickets here!

Jazz in the Forest 5/28 7:30pm
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

jazz genericJazz in the Forest

Saturday, May 28 | 7:30pm

The 2016 Jazz in the Forest series continues with two performances (4:30pm & 7:30pm) on Saturday, May 28, and will feature Jr. Volcano Choy and the Volcano Art Center’s Jazz Ensemble. The Jazz in the Forest concert series offers an extraordinary opportunity to hear the highest caliber jazz – anywhere – up close and personal.

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

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

Two shows will be offered, with a matinee at 4:30pm and an evening performance at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 for VAC members ($25 non-members) for BOTH SHOWS! Ticket holders will be able to purchase Volcano Red Ale and Mauna Kea Pale Ale from Mehana Brewing Company & as well as wine before each performance.

Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village, VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, and at Basically Books in Hilo. The last day to purchase tickets online, at VAC Gallery, or Basically Books is Friday, May 27. After that, tickets will be sold at the door if they are not sold out. Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show. OR, you may pick them up any day before the show at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

Purchase tickets here!

May
29
Sun
2016
Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

'I'iwi upcloseArt For A Cause! UP Close By Marian Berger

April 30th-June 5th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery is proud to announce the return of Marian Berger’s paintings in the upcoming exhibition titled Up Close. Featuring ten, dramatic watercolor portraits of Hawai‘i’s native birds in double elephant folio size with proceeds benefiting the San Diego Zoo Global, Hawaiian Endangered Bird Conservation Program, this is an exhibition not to miss.  On display at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, 9am to 5 pm daily, the exhibition is free to the public though park entrance fees apply. The opening reception with Marian is on Saturday, April 30th from 5 -7 pm.

Born in Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of a meteorologist, Marian spent her early childhood on Wake Island and in Alaska where she acquired her father’s love of science, her mother’s artistic bent, and her parents’ mutual love of the outdoors.  “I assumed that art was a natural part of life, a way that everyone expressed themselves,” she says.

During her teens, Marian focused on abstracts until she took a class at Humboldt State University in representational drawing which “opened my eyes,” as she puts it.  After graduating from Humboldt with a degree in wildlife management, Marian moved to the Big Island in 1976.

Palila upcloseMarian had her first one-woman show at Volcano Art Center Gallery and has had several since.  In 1987, she created a series of paintings of Hawai‘i’s endangered birds and plants for the Aston Kaua‘i Resort.  An edition of 2000 prints was published, and proceeds from the sales were given to the Hawai‘i Nature Conservancy.  In 1988, she painted a number of watercolors presented to U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye and U.S. Representative Daniel Akaka for their contributions in preserving Hawai‘i’s native wildlife.  In 2009 and 2010 she won top honors for her entries in the Hawaii Nei shows.  In 2006 she was commissioned to do a series of Audubon style paintings titled Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i which she completed in 2011.

Following the success of that exhibition both in Hawai‘i and on the U.S. mainland, and the awareness and financial support the effort provided to Hawai‘i’s endangered bird recovery programs (millions of impressions and more than $300,000), Cliff Hague and Marian Berger began discussing a follow up project to continue the momentum.  Marian’s stunning watercolor closeup of an I’iwi inspired them to consider a series of similar portraits of Hawai‘i’s iconic native birds.  This led directly to the concept for the Up Close collection, which then took Marian more than three years to complete.

Please enjoy the beauty and inspiration of these remarkable paintings.  A significant percentage of the sales of the limited edition giclées of both Up Close and the Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i supports the endangered bird recovery programs on Hawai‘i.  And 100% of the sales of the originals of the Up Close collection goes to support San Diego Zoo Global’s roll in the re-introduction of the Hawaiian ‘Alalā this fall, as well as the Volcano Art Center’s public programs.

Up Close is supported in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i.

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
May 29 @ 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.

May
30
Mon
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 30 @ 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

Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

'I'iwi upcloseArt For A Cause! UP Close By Marian Berger

April 30th-June 5th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery is proud to announce the return of Marian Berger’s paintings in the upcoming exhibition titled Up Close. Featuring ten, dramatic watercolor portraits of Hawai‘i’s native birds in double elephant folio size with proceeds benefiting the San Diego Zoo Global, Hawaiian Endangered Bird Conservation Program, this is an exhibition not to miss.  On display at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, 9am to 5 pm daily, the exhibition is free to the public though park entrance fees apply. The opening reception with Marian is on Saturday, April 30th from 5 -7 pm.

Born in Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of a meteorologist, Marian spent her early childhood on Wake Island and in Alaska where she acquired her father’s love of science, her mother’s artistic bent, and her parents’ mutual love of the outdoors.  “I assumed that art was a natural part of life, a way that everyone expressed themselves,” she says.

During her teens, Marian focused on abstracts until she took a class at Humboldt State University in representational drawing which “opened my eyes,” as she puts it.  After graduating from Humboldt with a degree in wildlife management, Marian moved to the Big Island in 1976.

Palila upcloseMarian had her first one-woman show at Volcano Art Center Gallery and has had several since.  In 1987, she created a series of paintings of Hawai‘i’s endangered birds and plants for the Aston Kaua‘i Resort.  An edition of 2000 prints was published, and proceeds from the sales were given to the Hawai‘i Nature Conservancy.  In 1988, she painted a number of watercolors presented to U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye and U.S. Representative Daniel Akaka for their contributions in preserving Hawai‘i’s native wildlife.  In 2009 and 2010 she won top honors for her entries in the Hawaii Nei shows.  In 2006 she was commissioned to do a series of Audubon style paintings titled Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i which she completed in 2011.

Following the success of that exhibition both in Hawai‘i and on the U.S. mainland, and the awareness and financial support the effort provided to Hawai‘i’s endangered bird recovery programs (millions of impressions and more than $300,000), Cliff Hague and Marian Berger began discussing a follow up project to continue the momentum.  Marian’s stunning watercolor closeup of an I’iwi inspired them to consider a series of similar portraits of Hawai‘i’s iconic native birds.  This led directly to the concept for the Up Close collection, which then took Marian more than three years to complete.

Please enjoy the beauty and inspiration of these remarkable paintings.  A significant percentage of the sales of the limited edition giclées of both Up Close and the Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i supports the endangered bird recovery programs on Hawai‘i.  And 100% of the sales of the originals of the Up Close collection goes to support San Diego Zoo Global’s roll in the re-introduction of the Hawaiian ‘Alalā this fall, as well as the Volcano Art Center’s public programs.

Up Close is supported in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i.

Niaulani Nature Walk
May 30 @ 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

 

May
31
Tue
2016
Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

'I'iwi upcloseArt For A Cause! UP Close By Marian Berger

April 30th-June 5th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery is proud to announce the return of Marian Berger’s paintings in the upcoming exhibition titled Up Close. Featuring ten, dramatic watercolor portraits of Hawai‘i’s native birds in double elephant folio size with proceeds benefiting the San Diego Zoo Global, Hawaiian Endangered Bird Conservation Program, this is an exhibition not to miss.  On display at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, 9am to 5 pm daily, the exhibition is free to the public though park entrance fees apply. The opening reception with Marian is on Saturday, April 30th from 5 -7 pm.

Born in Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of a meteorologist, Marian spent her early childhood on Wake Island and in Alaska where she acquired her father’s love of science, her mother’s artistic bent, and her parents’ mutual love of the outdoors.  “I assumed that art was a natural part of life, a way that everyone expressed themselves,” she says.

During her teens, Marian focused on abstracts until she took a class at Humboldt State University in representational drawing which “opened my eyes,” as she puts it.  After graduating from Humboldt with a degree in wildlife management, Marian moved to the Big Island in 1976.

Palila upcloseMarian had her first one-woman show at Volcano Art Center Gallery and has had several since.  In 1987, she created a series of paintings of Hawai‘i’s endangered birds and plants for the Aston Kaua‘i Resort.  An edition of 2000 prints was published, and proceeds from the sales were given to the Hawai‘i Nature Conservancy.  In 1988, she painted a number of watercolors presented to U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye and U.S. Representative Daniel Akaka for their contributions in preserving Hawai‘i’s native wildlife.  In 2009 and 2010 she won top honors for her entries in the Hawaii Nei shows.  In 2006 she was commissioned to do a series of Audubon style paintings titled Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i which she completed in 2011.

Following the success of that exhibition both in Hawai‘i and on the U.S. mainland, and the awareness and financial support the effort provided to Hawai‘i’s endangered bird recovery programs (millions of impressions and more than $300,000), Cliff Hague and Marian Berger began discussing a follow up project to continue the momentum.  Marian’s stunning watercolor closeup of an I’iwi inspired them to consider a series of similar portraits of Hawai‘i’s iconic native birds.  This led directly to the concept for the Up Close collection, which then took Marian more than three years to complete.

Please enjoy the beauty and inspiration of these remarkable paintings.  A significant percentage of the sales of the limited edition giclées of both Up Close and the Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i supports the endangered bird recovery programs on Hawai‘i.  And 100% of the sales of the originals of the Up Close collection goes to support San Diego Zoo Global’s roll in the re-introduction of the Hawaiian ‘Alalā this fall, as well as the Volcano Art Center’s public programs.

Up Close is supported in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i.

Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

handbuilding clay class with lisa louiseHandbuilding 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 (May 31-July 5)

Cost for adult classes: $125/$115 VAC Members Plus $25 Supply Fee
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Jun
1
Wed
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 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

Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

'I'iwi upcloseArt For A Cause! UP Close By Marian Berger

April 30th-June 5th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery is proud to announce the return of Marian Berger’s paintings in the upcoming exhibition titled Up Close. Featuring ten, dramatic watercolor portraits of Hawai‘i’s native birds in double elephant folio size with proceeds benefiting the San Diego Zoo Global, Hawaiian Endangered Bird Conservation Program, this is an exhibition not to miss.  On display at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, 9am to 5 pm daily, the exhibition is free to the public though park entrance fees apply. The opening reception with Marian is on Saturday, April 30th from 5 -7 pm.

Born in Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of a meteorologist, Marian spent her early childhood on Wake Island and in Alaska where she acquired her father’s love of science, her mother’s artistic bent, and her parents’ mutual love of the outdoors.  “I assumed that art was a natural part of life, a way that everyone expressed themselves,” she says.

During her teens, Marian focused on abstracts until she took a class at Humboldt State University in representational drawing which “opened my eyes,” as she puts it.  After graduating from Humboldt with a degree in wildlife management, Marian moved to the Big Island in 1976.

Palila upcloseMarian had her first one-woman show at Volcano Art Center Gallery and has had several since.  In 1987, she created a series of paintings of Hawai‘i’s endangered birds and plants for the Aston Kaua‘i Resort.  An edition of 2000 prints was published, and proceeds from the sales were given to the Hawai‘i Nature Conservancy.  In 1988, she painted a number of watercolors presented to U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye and U.S. Representative Daniel Akaka for their contributions in preserving Hawai‘i’s native wildlife.  In 2009 and 2010 she won top honors for her entries in the Hawaii Nei shows.  In 2006 she was commissioned to do a series of Audubon style paintings titled Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i which she completed in 2011.

Following the success of that exhibition both in Hawai‘i and on the U.S. mainland, and the awareness and financial support the effort provided to Hawai‘i’s endangered bird recovery programs (millions of impressions and more than $300,000), Cliff Hague and Marian Berger began discussing a follow up project to continue the momentum.  Marian’s stunning watercolor closeup of an I’iwi inspired them to consider a series of similar portraits of Hawai‘i’s iconic native birds.  This led directly to the concept for the Up Close collection, which then took Marian more than three years to complete.

Please enjoy the beauty and inspiration of these remarkable paintings.  A significant percentage of the sales of the limited edition giclées of both Up Close and the Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i supports the endangered bird recovery programs on Hawai‘i.  And 100% of the sales of the originals of the Up Close collection goes to support San Diego Zoo Global’s roll in the re-introduction of the Hawaiian ‘Alalā this fall, as well as the Volcano Art Center’s public programs.

Up Close is supported in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i.

Preschoolers & Parents “Fun with Clay”
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

clayPreschoolers & Parents “Fun with Clay”

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

Your preschooler 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.

You and your preschooler 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 Fun With Clay, Wednesday mornings starting June 1, from 9am – 10am. Cost for the six week workshop is $55/$50 VAC Members plus a $15 materials 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
Jun 1 @ 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.

Jun
2
Thu
2016
Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

'I'iwi upcloseArt For A Cause! UP Close By Marian Berger

April 30th-June 5th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery is proud to announce the return of Marian Berger’s paintings in the upcoming exhibition titled Up Close. Featuring ten, dramatic watercolor portraits of Hawai‘i’s native birds in double elephant folio size with proceeds benefiting the San Diego Zoo Global, Hawaiian Endangered Bird Conservation Program, this is an exhibition not to miss.  On display at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, 9am to 5 pm daily, the exhibition is free to the public though park entrance fees apply. The opening reception with Marian is on Saturday, April 30th from 5 -7 pm.

Born in Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of a meteorologist, Marian spent her early childhood on Wake Island and in Alaska where she acquired her father’s love of science, her mother’s artistic bent, and her parents’ mutual love of the outdoors.  “I assumed that art was a natural part of life, a way that everyone expressed themselves,” she says.

During her teens, Marian focused on abstracts until she took a class at Humboldt State University in representational drawing which “opened my eyes,” as she puts it.  After graduating from Humboldt with a degree in wildlife management, Marian moved to the Big Island in 1976.

Palila upcloseMarian had her first one-woman show at Volcano Art Center Gallery and has had several since.  In 1987, she created a series of paintings of Hawai‘i’s endangered birds and plants for the Aston Kaua‘i Resort.  An edition of 2000 prints was published, and proceeds from the sales were given to the Hawai‘i Nature Conservancy.  In 1988, she painted a number of watercolors presented to U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye and U.S. Representative Daniel Akaka for their contributions in preserving Hawai‘i’s native wildlife.  In 2009 and 2010 she won top honors for her entries in the Hawaii Nei shows.  In 2006 she was commissioned to do a series of Audubon style paintings titled Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i which she completed in 2011.

Following the success of that exhibition both in Hawai‘i and on the U.S. mainland, and the awareness and financial support the effort provided to Hawai‘i’s endangered bird recovery programs (millions of impressions and more than $300,000), Cliff Hague and Marian Berger began discussing a follow up project to continue the momentum.  Marian’s stunning watercolor closeup of an I’iwi inspired them to consider a series of similar portraits of Hawai‘i’s iconic native birds.  This led directly to the concept for the Up Close collection, which then took Marian more than three years to complete.

Please enjoy the beauty and inspiration of these remarkable paintings.  A significant percentage of the sales of the limited edition giclées of both Up Close and the Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i supports the endangered bird recovery programs on Hawai‘i.  And 100% of the sales of the originals of the Up Close collection goes to support San Diego Zoo Global’s roll in the re-introduction of the Hawaiian ‘Alalā this fall, as well as the Volcano Art Center’s public programs.

Up Close is supported in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i.

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

handbuilding clay class with lisa louiseHandbuilding 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 (June 1 – July 7)

Cost for adult classes: $125/$115 VAC Members Plus $25 Supply Fee
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 2 @ 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

Jun
3
Fri
2016
Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

'I'iwi upcloseArt For A Cause! UP Close By Marian Berger

April 30th-June 5th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery is proud to announce the return of Marian Berger’s paintings in the upcoming exhibition titled Up Close. Featuring ten, dramatic watercolor portraits of Hawai‘i’s native birds in double elephant folio size with proceeds benefiting the San Diego Zoo Global, Hawaiian Endangered Bird Conservation Program, this is an exhibition not to miss.  On display at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, 9am to 5 pm daily, the exhibition is free to the public though park entrance fees apply. The opening reception with Marian is on Saturday, April 30th from 5 -7 pm.

Born in Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of a meteorologist, Marian spent her early childhood on Wake Island and in Alaska where she acquired her father’s love of science, her mother’s artistic bent, and her parents’ mutual love of the outdoors.  “I assumed that art was a natural part of life, a way that everyone expressed themselves,” she says.

During her teens, Marian focused on abstracts until she took a class at Humboldt State University in representational drawing which “opened my eyes,” as she puts it.  After graduating from Humboldt with a degree in wildlife management, Marian moved to the Big Island in 1976.

Palila upcloseMarian had her first one-woman show at Volcano Art Center Gallery and has had several since.  In 1987, she created a series of paintings of Hawai‘i’s endangered birds and plants for the Aston Kaua‘i Resort.  An edition of 2000 prints was published, and proceeds from the sales were given to the Hawai‘i Nature Conservancy.  In 1988, she painted a number of watercolors presented to U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye and U.S. Representative Daniel Akaka for their contributions in preserving Hawai‘i’s native wildlife.  In 2009 and 2010 she won top honors for her entries in the Hawaii Nei shows.  In 2006 she was commissioned to do a series of Audubon style paintings titled Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i which she completed in 2011.

Following the success of that exhibition both in Hawai‘i and on the U.S. mainland, and the awareness and financial support the effort provided to Hawai‘i’s endangered bird recovery programs (millions of impressions and more than $300,000), Cliff Hague and Marian Berger began discussing a follow up project to continue the momentum.  Marian’s stunning watercolor closeup of an I’iwi inspired them to consider a series of similar portraits of Hawai‘i’s iconic native birds.  This led directly to the concept for the Up Close collection, which then took Marian more than three years to complete.

Please enjoy the beauty and inspiration of these remarkable paintings.  A significant percentage of the sales of the limited edition giclées of both Up Close and the Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i supports the endangered bird recovery programs on Hawai‘i.  And 100% of the sales of the originals of the Up Close collection goes to support San Diego Zoo Global’s roll in the re-introduction of the Hawaiian ‘Alalā this fall, as well as the Volcano Art Center’s public programs.

Up Close is supported in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i.

Jun
4
Sat
2016
Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

'I'iwi upcloseArt For A Cause! UP Close By Marian Berger

April 30th-June 5th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery is proud to announce the return of Marian Berger’s paintings in the upcoming exhibition titled Up Close. Featuring ten, dramatic watercolor portraits of Hawai‘i’s native birds in double elephant folio size with proceeds benefiting the San Diego Zoo Global, Hawaiian Endangered Bird Conservation Program, this is an exhibition not to miss.  On display at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, 9am to 5 pm daily, the exhibition is free to the public though park entrance fees apply. The opening reception with Marian is on Saturday, April 30th from 5 -7 pm.

Born in Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of a meteorologist, Marian spent her early childhood on Wake Island and in Alaska where she acquired her father’s love of science, her mother’s artistic bent, and her parents’ mutual love of the outdoors.  “I assumed that art was a natural part of life, a way that everyone expressed themselves,” she says.

During her teens, Marian focused on abstracts until she took a class at Humboldt State University in representational drawing which “opened my eyes,” as she puts it.  After graduating from Humboldt with a degree in wildlife management, Marian moved to the Big Island in 1976.

Palila upcloseMarian had her first one-woman show at Volcano Art Center Gallery and has had several since.  In 1987, she created a series of paintings of Hawai‘i’s endangered birds and plants for the Aston Kaua‘i Resort.  An edition of 2000 prints was published, and proceeds from the sales were given to the Hawai‘i Nature Conservancy.  In 1988, she painted a number of watercolors presented to U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye and U.S. Representative Daniel Akaka for their contributions in preserving Hawai‘i’s native wildlife.  In 2009 and 2010 she won top honors for her entries in the Hawaii Nei shows.  In 2006 she was commissioned to do a series of Audubon style paintings titled Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i which she completed in 2011.

Following the success of that exhibition both in Hawai‘i and on the U.S. mainland, and the awareness and financial support the effort provided to Hawai‘i’s endangered bird recovery programs (millions of impressions and more than $300,000), Cliff Hague and Marian Berger began discussing a follow up project to continue the momentum.  Marian’s stunning watercolor closeup of an I’iwi inspired them to consider a series of similar portraits of Hawai‘i’s iconic native birds.  This led directly to the concept for the Up Close collection, which then took Marian more than three years to complete.

Please enjoy the beauty and inspiration of these remarkable paintings.  A significant percentage of the sales of the limited edition giclées of both Up Close and the Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i supports the endangered bird recovery programs on Hawai‘i.  And 100% of the sales of the originals of the Up Close collection goes to support San Diego Zoo Global’s roll in the re-introduction of the Hawaiian ‘Alalā this fall, as well as the Volcano Art Center’s public programs.

Up Close is supported in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i.

Jun
5
Sun
2016
Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

'I'iwi upcloseArt For A Cause! UP Close By Marian Berger

April 30th-June 5th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery is proud to announce the return of Marian Berger’s paintings in the upcoming exhibition titled Up Close. Featuring ten, dramatic watercolor portraits of Hawai‘i’s native birds in double elephant folio size with proceeds benefiting the San Diego Zoo Global, Hawaiian Endangered Bird Conservation Program, this is an exhibition not to miss.  On display at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, 9am to 5 pm daily, the exhibition is free to the public though park entrance fees apply. The opening reception with Marian is on Saturday, April 30th from 5 -7 pm.

Born in Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of a meteorologist, Marian spent her early childhood on Wake Island and in Alaska where she acquired her father’s love of science, her mother’s artistic bent, and her parents’ mutual love of the outdoors.  “I assumed that art was a natural part of life, a way that everyone expressed themselves,” she says.

During her teens, Marian focused on abstracts until she took a class at Humboldt State University in representational drawing which “opened my eyes,” as she puts it.  After graduating from Humboldt with a degree in wildlife management, Marian moved to the Big Island in 1976.

Palila upcloseMarian had her first one-woman show at Volcano Art Center Gallery and has had several since.  In 1987, she created a series of paintings of Hawai‘i’s endangered birds and plants for the Aston Kaua‘i Resort.  An edition of 2000 prints was published, and proceeds from the sales were given to the Hawai‘i Nature Conservancy.  In 1988, she painted a number of watercolors presented to U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye and U.S. Representative Daniel Akaka for their contributions in preserving Hawai‘i’s native wildlife.  In 2009 and 2010 she won top honors for her entries in the Hawaii Nei shows.  In 2006 she was commissioned to do a series of Audubon style paintings titled Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i which she completed in 2011.

Following the success of that exhibition both in Hawai‘i and on the U.S. mainland, and the awareness and financial support the effort provided to Hawai‘i’s endangered bird recovery programs (millions of impressions and more than $300,000), Cliff Hague and Marian Berger began discussing a follow up project to continue the momentum.  Marian’s stunning watercolor closeup of an I’iwi inspired them to consider a series of similar portraits of Hawai‘i’s iconic native birds.  This led directly to the concept for the Up Close collection, which then took Marian more than three years to complete.

Please enjoy the beauty and inspiration of these remarkable paintings.  A significant percentage of the sales of the limited edition giclées of both Up Close and the Living Endemic Birds of Hawai‘i supports the endangered bird recovery programs on Hawai‘i.  And 100% of the sales of the originals of the Up Close collection goes to support San Diego Zoo Global’s roll in the re-introduction of the Hawaiian ‘Alalā this fall, as well as the Volcano Art Center’s public programs.

Up Close is supported in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i.

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jun 5 @ 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.

Jun
6
Mon
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 6 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jun 6 @ 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

 

Jun
7
Tue
2016
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jun 7 @ 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
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

handbuilding clay class with lisa louiseHandbuilding 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 (May 31-July 5)

Cost for adult classes: $125/$115 VAC Members Plus $25 Supply Fee
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Jun
8
Wed
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 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

Preschoolers & Parents “Fun with Clay”
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

clayPreschoolers & Parents “Fun with Clay”

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

Your preschooler 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.

You and your preschooler 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 Fun With Clay, Wednesday mornings starting June 1, from 9am – 10am. Cost for the six week workshop is $55/$50 VAC Members plus a $15 materials 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
Jun 8 @ 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.

Jun
9
Thu
2016
Handbuilding with Clay | Thursday Afternoons
Jun 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

handbuilding clay class with lisa louiseHandbuilding 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 (June 1 – July 7)

Cost for adult classes: $125/$115 VAC Members Plus $25 Supply Fee
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Night at the Center: “Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time”
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Movie: “Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time”

RIVERS AND TIDES is an award-winning documentary film, directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer, about the famed British artist, Andy Goldsworthy. The film depicts the engaging and interactive relationship between art and nature and follows Goldsworthy all over the world as he opens up about his unique creative process and demonstrates how he engineers and collaborates with nature, space and time.

Rivers and Tides will be shown at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus on Thursday, June 9 at 7 pm. Local earth-media based artist, Liz Miller, who has done many earthwork installations, will present the film and moderate a discussion afterwards. There will also be a book collection of Goldsworthy’s work for people to peruse that show pictures of Goldsworthy’s latest works as artist-in-residence at The Presidio/Golden Gate National Park.

The film received a number of awards, including the ‘Best Documentary’ awards of the San Diego Film Critics Society and the San Francisco Film Critics Circle. It is an Anglo-German co-production by Mediopolis Film and the British independent film company Skyline Productions.

Jun
10
Fri
2016
The 8th Annual Volcano Pottery Sale
Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Chiu Leong potteryThe 8th Annual Volcano Pottery Sale 6/10 & 6/11

Friday, June 10, 2016, 3-7pm & Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9am-3pm

Join 14 diverse ceramic artists from Hawaiʻi Island for the 8th Annual Volcano Pottery Sale, on June 10 & 11, 2016. The sale will be held at the Niaulani Campus of the Volcano Art Center, in Volcano Village from 3:00 – 7:00pm on Friday, and 9:00am – 3:00pm on Saturday.

This is a great opportunity to see a wide range of ceramic works, all in one location, and to meet and talk story with the artists. The cool rainforest surroundings of Volcano Village create a serene environment in which to enjoy the finely handcrafted wares.  Functional pottery and ceramic sculpture ranging from low fired Raku wares to high fired porcelain with crystalline glazes and soda fired stoneware will be shown.

Meet the artists and view their many unique pottery styles all at one venue, including both functional & sculptural work. There will be wheel throwing demonstrations on Saturday.

There is plenty of free parking at the Niaulani Campus, located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village.

 

Bentos and sushi from Volcano Hanabi will be available on Friday. Thai Food from Aunty Pon’s Café will be available on Saturday.

SHOW HOURS:
Friday 3 pm – 7 pm / Saturday 9 am – 3 pm

ARTISTS:
T.R. Andrews – Tim Freeman – Claire Seastone – Zoe Johnson – Marion Nipper – Peri Enkin – Shannon Hickey – Birgitta Frazier – Emily Herb – Chiu Leong – Laura Roberts – Lisa Louise Adams – Robert Troost – Suzanne Wang

 

Jun
11
Sat
2016
Exhibition: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

The 8th Annual Volcano Pottery Sale
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Chiu Leong potteryThe 8th Annual Volcano Pottery Sale 6/10 & 6/11

Friday, June 10, 2016, 3-7pm & Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9am-3pm

Join 14 diverse ceramic artists from Hawaiʻi Island for the 8th Annual Volcano Pottery Sale, on June 10 & 11, 2016. The sale will be held at the Niaulani Campus of the Volcano Art Center, in Volcano Village from 3:00 – 7:00pm on Friday, and 9:00am – 3:00pm on Saturday.

This is a great opportunity to see a wide range of ceramic works, all in one location, and to meet and talk story with the artists. The cool rainforest surroundings of Volcano Village create a serene environment in which to enjoy the finely handcrafted wares.  Functional pottery and ceramic sculpture ranging from low fired Raku wares to high fired porcelain with crystalline glazes and soda fired stoneware will be shown.

Meet the artists and view their many unique pottery styles all at one venue, including both functional & sculptural work. There will be wheel throwing demonstrations on Saturday.

There is plenty of free parking at the Niaulani Campus, located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village.

Bentos and sushi from Volcano Hanabi will be available on Friday. Thai Food from Aunty Pon’s Café will be available on Saturday.

SHOW HOURS:
Friday 3 pm – 7 pm / Saturday 9 am – 3 pm

ARTISTS:
T.R. Andrews – Tim Freeman – Claire Seastone – Zoe Johnson – Marion Nipper – Peri Enkin – Shannon Hickey – Birgitta Frazier – Emily Herb – Chiu Leong – Laura Roberts – Lisa Louise Adams – Robert Troost – Suzanne Wang

 

Jun
12
Sun
2016
Exhibition: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jun 12 @ 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.

Jun
13
Mon
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 13 @ 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: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jun 13 @ 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

 

Jun
14
Tue
2016
Exhibition: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jun 14 @ 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
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

handbuilding clay class with lisa louiseHandbuilding 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 (May 31-July 5)

Cost for adult classes: $125/$115 VAC Members Plus $25 Supply Fee
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Jun
15
Wed
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 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: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Preschoolers & Parents “Fun with Clay”
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

clayPreschoolers & Parents “Fun with Clay”

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

Your preschooler 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.

You and your preschooler 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 Fun With Clay, Wednesday mornings starting June 1, from 9am – 10am. Cost for the six week workshop is $55/$50 VAC Members plus a $15 materials 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
Jun 15 @ 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.

Jun
16
Thu
2016
Exhibition: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Handbuilding with Clay | Thursday Afternoons
Jun 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

handbuilding clay class with lisa louiseHandbuilding 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 (June 1 – July 7)

Cost for adult classes: $125/$115 VAC Members Plus $25 Supply Fee
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 16 @ 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

Stained Glass 6-Sessions | Thursday Evenings
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass | Thursday Evenings, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30 & Saturday Mornings 6/18, 6/25, 7/2 

Students who have already taken a class are encouraged to attend! Open to beginning & experienced students. 

June 16, 23, 30, Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm.

AND

June 18, 25, July 2, Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm.

Whimsical shapes, illustrative scenes or divine stories, stained glass has re-created the light in our lives for centuries. Stained glass artisans use both glass color and texture to produce light forms and patterns creating mood and character in small and large spaces. Want to know more? Then this three-day stained glass workshop will shed some light on the process of stained glass.

 

Before spending a fortune on tools, try your hand at making stained glass art in this workshop. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artist Claudia McCall will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

 

 You will complete this 6-session workshop with a finished light-catcher, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved in working with stained glass.

 

Class fee is $150/$135 for VAC members. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, covered shoes and safety glasses. Attendees are also asked to bring fitted Atlas Cool Touch gloves, which can be purchased at Ace Hardware or online at Amazon.com Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults. To register call Volcano art Center at 808-967-8222.

 

Stained Glass 3Claudia McCall started working with stained glass in 2006 after a friend gave her a pretty little glass panel.   She loved the way sunlight played through the different types of glass, and wanted to explore the possibilities.  She has been exploring ever since.  She creates stained glass in the copper foil technique when not occupied with her family farm in Volcano, Hawaii.

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Jun
17
Fri
2016
Exhibition: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Jun
18
Sat
2016
Exhibition: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Fabulous Gourds with Jelena Clay
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

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Fabulous Gourds with Jelena Clay 

The art of gourd decoration is an ancient tradition handed down through generations amongst many indigenous peoples. To learn some traditional and not-so-traditional gourd decorating techniques, join Jelena Clay in her “Fabulous Gourd” workshop at Volcano Art Center.

Learn how to select, prepare and decorate a gourd with pyrography (woodburning) and  coil basketry technique for the rim.  Not only the technique of burning is covered but also how to apply and control your design.

The supply fee includes pre-cleaned gourds plus botanicals for decoration, coloring and sealant. Students need to bring a wood burning tool of choice.  Beginner burning tools from Ace or Home Depot are fine.  Beginning and experienced levels ages 16 and up are welcome.

Join us for the Fabulous Gourd Workshop on June 18, 9am – 1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Cost for the workshop is $45 and $40 for VAC Members plus a $45 Supply Fee.

Jelena Clay is a master fiber artist and nationally recognized gourd artist who has produced an ever-increasing variety of contemporary and traditional work in every natural fiber she can find. Her interest in all Hawaiian art forms naturally led her to gourds.
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Stained Glass 6-Sessions | Saturday Mornings
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass | Thursday Evenings, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30 & Saturday Mornings 6/18, 6/25, 7/2 

Students who have already taken a class are encouraged to attend! Open to beginning & experienced students. 

June 16, 23, 30, Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm.

AND

June 18, 25, July 2, Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm.

Whimsical shapes, illustrative scenes or divine stories, stained glass has re-created the light in our lives for centuries. Stained glass artisans use both glass color and texture to produce light forms and patterns creating mood and character in small and large spaces. Want to know more? Then this three-day stained glass workshop will shed some light on the process of stained glass.

 

Before spending a fortune on tools, try your hand at making stained glass art in this workshop. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artist Claudia McCall will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

 

 You will complete this 6-session workshop with a finished light-catcher, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved in working with stained glass.

 

Class fee is $150/$135 for VAC members. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, covered shoes and safety glasses. Attendees are also asked to bring fitted Atlas Cool Touch gloves, which can be purchased at Ace Hardware or online at Amazon.com Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults. To register call Volcano art Center at 808-967-8222.

 

Stained Glass 3Claudia McCall started working with stained glass in 2006 after a friend gave her a pretty little glass panel.   She loved the way sunlight played through the different types of glass, and wanted to explore the possibilities.  She has been exploring ever since.  She creates stained glass in the copper foil technique when not occupied with her family farm in Volcano, Hawaii.

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Zentangle: The Basics
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

zentangle-volcano-art-centerZentangle®: Basics will be offered at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus on Saturday, June 18, from 10am – 1pm. The fee is $30 for VAC Members and $35 for non-members. There is also a $10 supply fee. Light refreshments are provided.

Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It is the repetitive nature of these patterns that brings us into a state of relaxed focus that some call meditation. No artistic experience is necessary. If you can draw a dot, a line, a curved line and a circle you can create Zentangle® art.

This class is perfect for beginners. You will learn the Zentangle® philosophy and method as you are gently guided to create repetitive patterns that become beautiful works of art you can be proud of.

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Hula Kahiko with Kumu hula Iwalani Kalima with Hālau Kou Lima Nani E
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Kumu hula Iwalani Kalima with Hālau Kou Lima Nani EVAC’s Hula Kahiko series continues on Saturday, June 18at 10:30am with a performance by Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani ‘E under the direction of Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima.

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

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

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

Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and ʻohana
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and ʻohana

(11am-1pm)

June 18

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

 

Jun
19
Sun
2016
Exhibition: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jun 19 @ 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.

Sunday Clay – Guided Open Studio with Chiu Leong & Emily Herb
Jun 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – Guided Open Studio with Chiu Leong and Emily Herb

This class is open to anyone interested in working with clay.  Instruction and demonstrations of throwing on the potters wheel will always be available, upon request.  The instructors will provide technical guidance with projects that the individual students are interested in pursuing.  Students will use low fire clay purchased from the Volcano Art Center.  No experience working with clay is necessary.

Cost $125/$113 for VAC Members plus a $25 materials fee for 12# of clay, which includes glazes and firing.

6 week session starting June 19 | Sundays 3 – 5pm

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Jun
20
Mon
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 20 @ 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: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jun 20 @ 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

 

Jun
21
Tue
2016
Exhibition: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jun 21 @ 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
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

handbuilding clay class with lisa louiseHandbuilding 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 (May 31-July 5)

Cost for adult classes: $125/$115 VAC Members Plus $25 Supply Fee
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Jun
22
Wed
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 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: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Preschoolers & Parents “Fun with Clay”
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

clayPreschoolers & Parents “Fun with Clay”

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

Your preschooler 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.

You and your preschooler 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 Fun With Clay, Wednesday mornings starting June 1, from 9am – 10am. Cost for the six week workshop is $55/$50 VAC Members plus a $15 materials 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
Jun 22 @ 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.

Jun
23
Thu
2016
Exhibition: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Handbuilding with Clay | Thursday Afternoons
Jun 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

handbuilding clay class with lisa louiseHandbuilding 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 (June 1 – July 7)

Cost for adult classes: $125/$115 VAC Members Plus $25 Supply Fee
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 23 @ 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

Stained Glass 6-Sessions | Thursday Evenings
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass | Thursday Evenings, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30 & Saturday Mornings 6/18, 6/25, 7/2 

Students who have already taken a class are encouraged to attend! Open to beginning & experienced students. 

June 16, 23, 30, Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm.

AND

June 18, 25, July 2, Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm.

Whimsical shapes, illustrative scenes or divine stories, stained glass has re-created the light in our lives for centuries. Stained glass artisans use both glass color and texture to produce light forms and patterns creating mood and character in small and large spaces. Want to know more? Then this three-day stained glass workshop will shed some light on the process of stained glass.

 

Before spending a fortune on tools, try your hand at making stained glass art in this workshop. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artist Claudia McCall will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

 

 You will complete this 6-session workshop with a finished light-catcher, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved in working with stained glass.

 

Class fee is $150/$135 for VAC members. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, covered shoes and safety glasses. Attendees are also asked to bring fitted Atlas Cool Touch gloves, which can be purchased at Ace Hardware or online at Amazon.com Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults. To register call Volcano art Center at 808-967-8222.

 

Stained Glass 3Claudia McCall started working with stained glass in 2006 after a friend gave her a pretty little glass panel.   She loved the way sunlight played through the different types of glass, and wanted to explore the possibilities.  She has been exploring ever since.  She creates stained glass in the copper foil technique when not occupied with her family farm in Volcano, Hawaii.

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Jun
24
Fri
2016
Exhibition: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Jun
25
Sat
2016
Exhibition: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Stained Glass 6-Sessions | Saturday Mornings
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass | Thursday Evenings, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30 & Saturday Mornings 6/18, 6/25, 7/2 

Students who have already taken a class are encouraged to attend! Open to beginning & experienced students. 

June 16, 23, 30, Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm.

AND

June 18, 25, July 2, Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm.

Whimsical shapes, illustrative scenes or divine stories, stained glass has re-created the light in our lives for centuries. Stained glass artisans use both glass color and texture to produce light forms and patterns creating mood and character in small and large spaces. Want to know more? Then this three-day stained glass workshop will shed some light on the process of stained glass.

 

Before spending a fortune on tools, try your hand at making stained glass art in this workshop. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artist Claudia McCall will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

 

 You will complete this 6-session workshop with a finished light-catcher, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved in working with stained glass.

 

Class fee is $150/$135 for VAC members. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, covered shoes and safety glasses. Attendees are also asked to bring fitted Atlas Cool Touch gloves, which can be purchased at Ace Hardware or online at Amazon.com Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults. To register call Volcano art Center at 808-967-8222.

 

Stained Glass 3Claudia McCall started working with stained glass in 2006 after a friend gave her a pretty little glass panel.   She loved the way sunlight played through the different types of glass, and wanted to explore the possibilities.  She has been exploring ever since.  She creates stained glass in the copper foil technique when not occupied with her family farm in Volcano, Hawaii.

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The Business of Art with Ira Ono
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 Ira Ono in GalleryThe Business of Art Workshop

Volcano Art Center is offering The Business of Art workshop by Volcano artist Ira Ono. He will help you navigate basic business principles in this one day intensive workshop. From the initial pros and cons of being your own boss to copyright basics to branding your product, you’ll discover what’s right for you and your art. This would be a wonderful opportunity for fine artists and crafts people to gain unique insights resulting in profitable solutions. Topics will include: Pricing your Product for Profit, Focus on galleries / Gift Shops, Trade Show Visual Merchandising, Affordable Display Techniques, Fool Proof Presentations, Internet Marketing and Getting Free Publicity.

Sponsored by the Volcano Art Center, the workshop will be held Saturday, June 25th, 2016 from 9:00am – 4pm at the Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. Cost for the full day workshop is $40 for VAC members and $50 for non-members.  Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their own art work for Ira to review.

Ira Ono is an internationally known artist. His works are found in the Hawaii State Art Museum and private collections in the U.S., Europe and Japan. He is the owner/director of Volcano Garden Arts in Volcano Village, Hawaii. Ira is the founder of the Trash Art Shows throughout the state and well versed in every aspect of marketing fine arts and crafts here in Hawaii and beyond. Visit Ira’s website here!
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EXHIBITION: Ka’u and Kīlauea Reflections
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – Jul 10 @ 3:00 pm
Kau Hospital

Ka`u Hospital, oil painting, by Douglas Davenport

Ka’u and Kīlauea Reflections

In an upcoming exhibition titled, Ka’u and Kīlauea Reflections, the Volcano Art Center will display paintings and ceramics by Dr. Douglas Davenport in an effort to raise funds for the Ka`u Hospital Foundation.

From June 25th through July 10th, the paintings and ceramics by Dr. Davenport will be available for viewing Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays), 10am – 3pm at the Niaulani campus of Volcano Art Center (VAC) in Volcano Village.  The works by Davenport in this exhibit display his appreciation for the unique district of Ka`u through a multitude of landscapes.

Pahala

Road to Pahala, oil painting, by Douglas Davenport

“I came to the Big Island with my wife and three children twenty-five years ago and fell in love with Volcano,” Davenport explains.  “We built a small house as a refuge from the busy life on Oahu…Volcano became a place for us to be together as a family.  We worked the land, the children included, hand-clearing the forest of ginger and tibouchina.  As the years went by, our love of the place grew, as did our family.”

Dr. Davenport retired as an ER doctor after 25 years on Oahu and took up a part-time position at the Ka`u Hospital.  With his background as a professional potter on Oahu’s North Shore and a family history in oil painting from his grandfather and brother, Dr. Davenport explains his artistic endeavors in Ka`u as “a natural progression.”

“The paintings and painted ceramic vases depicting scenes around Ka`u and Volcanoes National Park are the result of my time here.  These works reflect the varying landscapes that grace this land, which I have been so lucky to experience.”

“I feel fortunate to have been able to work in Pahala and, in my small way, give back to the community and to the island that has enriched my life immeasurably.”

Ka`u Hospital, in Pahala, is a 21-bed facility with 16 long-term care beds and 5 acute beds. It also operates a 24-hour, 7-day a week Emergency Department. Replacing the last sugar plantation hospital on the island, Ka`u Hospital was built in 1971 to serve the needs of a vast rural area. It is a little hospital with a big mission: to be the very best it can be for the community.

Davenport with art

Dr. Douglas Davenport with paintings and ceramics

“Volcano Art Center is pleased to support Ka`u Hospital through this exhibition of art by Dr. Douglas Davenport, MD.  The hospital provides invaluable resources to the people of Hawai`i Island when they need it most,” states Michael Nelson, Volcano Art Center’s Executive Director.  Proceeds from artwork sold as well as donations received go directly to Ka`u Hospital Foundation and its mission.

The exhibit is open to the public, free of charge, Tuesday – Sunday, from 10am – 3pm.  A special opening reception takes place on Saturday, June 25th from 5-7pm in the Hale Ho`omana building at VAC’s Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., in Volcano Village.

Jun
26
Sun
2016
Exhibition: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jun 26 @ 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.

Sunday Clay – Guided Open Studio with Chiu Leong & Emily Herb
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – Guided Open Studio with Chiu Leong and Emily Herb

This class is open to anyone interested in working with clay.  Instruction and demonstrations of throwing on the potters wheel will always be available, upon request.  The instructors will provide technical guidance with projects that the individual students are interested in pursuing.  Students will use low fire clay purchased from the Volcano Art Center.  No experience working with clay is necessary.

Cost $125/$113 for VAC Members plus a $25 materials fee for 12# of clay, which includes glazes and firing.

6 week session starting June 19 | Sundays 3 – 5pm

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Jun
27
Mon
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 27 @ 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: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jun 27 @ 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

 

Jun
28
Tue
2016
Exhibition: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

handbuilding clay class with lisa louiseHandbuilding 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 (May 31-July 5)

Cost for adult classes: $125/$115 VAC Members Plus $25 Supply Fee
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Jun
29
Wed
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 29 @ 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: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Preschoolers & Parents “Fun with Clay”
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

clayPreschoolers & Parents “Fun with Clay”

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

Your preschooler 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.

You and your preschooler 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 Fun With Clay, Wednesday mornings starting June 1, from 9am – 10am. Cost for the six week workshop is $55/$50 VAC Members plus a $15 materials 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
Jun 29 @ 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.

Jun
30
Thu
2016
Exhibition: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

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

handbuilding clay class with lisa louiseHandbuilding 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 (June 1 – July 7)

Cost for adult classes: $125/$115 VAC Members Plus $25 Supply Fee
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 30 @ 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
1
Fri
2016
Exhibition: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Jul
2
Sat
2016
Exhibition: “TAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear” featuring Taupouri Tangaro
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Tangaro by Sean NaleimaileTAGA: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Cordage Wear

June 11th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, June 11th 5-7pm

Volcano Art Center Gallery to feature the art of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō  in TAGA: An Exhibition of  Contemporary Cordage Wear at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The multimedia exhibition, on display 9am – 5pm daily, from June 11 through July 17 highlights the ancient art of traditional Hawaiian cordage techniques with a contemporary twist.  The exhibition is deeply rooted in the philosophies that all humanity is connected and celebrates that connection through the ancient Hawaiian practice of TAGA (pronounced tanga) or ritualized cord-wear.

Taga is an oceanic-language variant of Kana, the kupua of Hilo who takes the form of a magic cord.  Created in the tradition of kōkōpuʻupuʻu, complex-knot carrying nets to transport personal items of aliʻi, Taga draws one single cord to manipulate by hand a sequence of complex twists, twines, weaves, splices, and knots numbering in the 100s.  Taga awakens the connection of the wearer to their embodied ancestors and descendants.

“Our traditional myths together with our scientific DNA postures one simple truth: we are all connCordwear2ected, and these connections ensure that the human spirit continues to pulse and function in the face of modernity. The cord that connects us all and reminds us we might be isolated in the middle of the world or ocean but we have a cord that connects us to the entire world and the world to us.” states Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō: spent his formative years with his grandparents in Kaʻalaea, Oʻahu. He began dancing at the age of eight years-old for family and community functions, trained by family and community members in informal settings.  His formal hula training was with Hālau O Kekuhi, where he danced for twenty-six years until receiving his ʻuniki rite as a Kumu Hula.  His academic achievements include a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, a M.Ed. and a PhD in Hawaiian Literature. He is a multiple award-wining professor at Hawai’i Community College and director and founder of Unukupukupu, the hula curricula taught through the Hawaiian Lifestyles Associate Degree Program of Hawaiʻi Community College in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

A special opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 5-7pm will take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition on display until July 17th is open to the public and free of charge.CordWear1Cordwear3

 

Stained Glass 6-Sessions | Saturday Mornings
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass | Thursday Evenings, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30 & Saturday Mornings 6/18, 6/25, 7/2 

Students who have already taken a class are encouraged to attend! Open to beginning & experienced students. 

June 16, 23, 30, Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm.

AND

June 18, 25, July 2, Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm.

Whimsical shapes, illustrative scenes or divine stories, stained glass has re-created the light in our lives for centuries. Stained glass artisans use both glass color and texture to produce light forms and patterns creating mood and character in small and large spaces. Want to know more? Then this three-day stained glass workshop will shed some light on the process of stained glass.

 

Before spending a fortune on tools, try your hand at making stained glass art in this workshop. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artist Claudia McCall will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

 

 You will complete this 6-session workshop with a finished light-catcher, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved in working with stained glass.

 

Class fee is $150/$135 for VAC members. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, covered shoes and safety glasses. Attendees are also asked to bring fitted Atlas Cool Touch gloves, which can be purchased at Ace Hardware or online at Amazon.com Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults. To register call Volcano art Center at 808-967-8222.

 

Stained Glass 3Claudia McCall started working with stained glass in 2006 after a friend gave her a pretty little glass panel.   She loved the way sunlight played through the different types of glass, and wanted to explore the possibilities.  She has been exploring ever since.  She creates stained glass in the copper foil technique when not occupied with her family farm in Volcano, Hawaii.

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