Calendar of Events

Jun
22
Sat
2019
EXHIBIT: The Joy of the Brush
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm

EXHIBIT: The Joy of the Brush – Paintings by Linda J. Varez

Volcano Art Center Gallery is honored to present a unique collection of original paintings by Linda J. Varez in an exhibition titled “The Joy Of The Brush.”  The exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, June 22nd and will continue through Sunday, August 4th, 2019 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  A special reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, June 22nd from 2-4pm.

Dietrich & LindaLinda J. Varez was born in San Luis Obispo, California and graduated from Cal Poly (California Polytechnic State University) with a degree in agriculture.  Soon after graduation, Linda moved to Ventura, CA. where she was surrounded by professional artists showing their works in Los Angeles.  She began attending evening art classes at Ventura College and credits Art Student League teacher Barney Dietz with “excellent art instruction and guidance.”

Linda came to Hawai’i in 1960 to surf in the annual surfing competition held at Makaha on the west side of Oahu, known then as the unofficial world surf championship.  She placed sixth in the women’s division.  Soon after that she began working at Maui Divers, carving coral rings and eventually began designing jewelry.  In 1965 she met her soon to be husband, Dietrich Varez, now one of Hawai’i’s most recognized artists, best known for his extensive collection of linoleum-block and screen printed images.

IMG_2269After their marriage the young couple had one son and began to desire the peace and tranquility of the natural environment over the hustle and bustle of Honolulu.  In 1969 they purchased the largest, secluded lot they could afford on Hawai’i Island, sight-unseen.  The only known detail at the time was that the three acre plot was forested by flowering ohia trees.  “That was enough for us,” states Linda.  The remote rain forest setting became the inspiration for both artists’ works for decades to follow.  As Dietrich’s block prints and paintings gained in popularity Linda become his biggest supporter and consultant. Dietrich Varez passed away last year, Linda continues to paint.

“This special exhibition will display both older and new original paintings by Linda Varez,”states gallery manager Emily C. Weiss.  “Although not as well-known as her famous husband’s work, Linda’s painting are just as delightful.”  The collection includes oil paintings created between 1980-1996 and more recent original watercolor images. The Volcano Art Center invites all to come experience the lesser known artworks of Linda J. Varez.  The exhibition and reception are both free to attend; however, park entrance fees apply.  The VAC staff would like to note the opening reception time is from 2-4pm which varies from traditional evening reception times.  Please don’t miss this special event.

Jun
24
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 24 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops 

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village

VAC’s Legacy Program has inspired a new series of Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes beginning in September!  Using a collection of donated linoleum block prints by Dietrich and his wife Linda, participants can witness the direct connection between the natural environment and Hawaiian principles and values. Instructed by Desiree Cruz.

From 11am – 1pm on Mondays (excluding holidays), following the guided Ni‘aulani forest walk, guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints depicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment.

These programs are supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required and the classes are free, however a $5 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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Stained Glass Open Studio
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Monday Movie Nights: The Great Escape
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Night: The Great Escape
June 24, 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

Imprisoned during World War II in a German POW camp, a group of Allied soldiers are intent on breaking out, not only to escape, but also to draw Nazi forces away from battle to search for fugitives. Among the prisoners determined to escape are American Captain Virgil Hilts (Steve McQueen) and British Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett (Richard Attenborough). Outwitting their captors by digging a tunnel out of the prison grounds, the soldiers find the stakes much higher when escape becomes a reality.

Jun
25
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jun 25 @ 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 at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Jun
26
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 26 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Niaulani
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Niaulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities. 

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Classes focusing on Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales happen on June 5, 12 & 26.

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on the following dates in June:

*Saturday, June 15 – Tile glazing with Lisa Louise Adams for the “We Love Volcano” mosaic

Wednesday, June 19– Tile glazing with Star Carlin for the “We Love Volcano” mosaic

The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Jun
27
Thu
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 1 with Kaliko Trapp

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm, with no class on June 20 & July 4. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 2 with Kaliko Trapp

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm with no class on June 20 & July 4. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 3 with Kaliko Trapp

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm with no class on June 20 & July 4. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred for this series.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Jun
28
Fri
2019
Fit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes
Jun 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

fit & firm classFit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes with PK Mercado

Fit & Firm coed strength, balance, core and agility exercise conditioning classes for ages 30 and older. Low to Medium exercise intensity, including but not limited to squats, planks, shoulder presses, lunges and more. Geared towards full body functional fitness to compliment one’s active lifestyle. Most fitness equipment provided.

Please bring with you on the first class: Exercise ball, exercise mat, water, towel, and wear comfortable fitness wear. No slippers, or crocks. Shoes or bare feet ONLY.

Payment in full at the first class session. CHECKS OR CASH IN EXACT CHANGE ONLY. Make checks out to
Soul Fitness Hawaii, LLC

$45 Class Fee: includes all 5 classes. There are no make ups for missed classes. No roll overs, no prorating classes. Your payment holds your spot for the month of March only. If you’d like to continue taking on going classes you will have to confirm your spot with me for the next ongoing class.

All classes are booked and scheduled in advanced. If you don’t confirm you spot for the month, You will lose it, and I will fill it. Spots are limited to only 15 people. So please be mindful of your intent. WE always have a waitlist.

Before signing up call me to learn if this is the appropriate fitness level for you. If you have any prior medical concerns or attending physical therapy at this time, call me. You will need to finish all P.T. before taking class.

Please call me directly to register. NO DROP IN SPOTS AVAILABLE. Class starts sharp at 9, no late entry. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130
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Strong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

strong seniors chair classStrong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes  with PK Mercado

Senior Strong Chair Exercise Classes in Volcano starting first Friday in March. 5 classes for $45, must call me to reserve your spot. Spots are limited to only 15. No drop ins. NO make ups for missed classes. No prorating. No roll overs to the next month.

I will provided all equipment. You’ll bring water, towel and wear fitness wear and shoes. NO Crocks, slippers or sandals. If you walk with a cane please bring that, if you walk with a walker bring that as well.

If you’re under doctors care, please call me to discuss medical concerns.
Payment is due in full at the first session, check or cash in exact change ONLY, I will not give credit.

Class starts 10am sharp, come early to set up your space. NO tardies you will be turned away. It disrupts the class. And it won’t be made up. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130

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Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This month’s offerings include: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong.

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

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Jun
29
Sat
2019
Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson

Open up your creativity and challenge yourself by learning this fun technique. It’s guaranteed to change the way you look at color.

In this workshop, you’ll paint your own 8” x 53” scarf using three colors of your choice, which will create many more colors on the silk. Pick a main color, then, choose the other two after learning about color theory. You’ll then be ready to mix your desired colors, achieved by pre-mixing the four process colors of dye (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black). Students from previous classes have been amazed by what they refer to as “happy color accidents.”

Big Island artist and instructor Patti Pease Johnson will tell you, “It’s all about playing with colors. I supply all materials and guidance, you create. The fun time is your art journey for a few hours.” Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

Join her for the Paint Your Own Silk Scarf workshop on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 9:00am-12:30pm at Volcano Art Center. Cost is $50 and $45 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee per person. For more information or to register call VAC at 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

silkscarf2In the final hour, students will use hot wax with the tjanting tool on Habotai silk to outline your more representational design and create a resist line for the dyes. Then you will paint and mix colors on the 10” x 10” silk artwork.

Patti Pease Johnson’s artwork can be found at galleries and shops across the State and in collections around the world. Patti has a designer’s ability to distill natural subjects into their most essential forms and to rearrange them in her paintings. Her artworks include sculpture, mobiles, fashions, soft pastels, and clay objects in abstract and expressionist styles.

 

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Arts & Tea Culture Workshop Series #2
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Arts & Tea Culture Workshop Series – A Pre-event for A Taste of Tea and Pottery Fundraiser

 The Volcano Art Center (VAC) announces the third annual A Taste of Tea & Pottery event to be held on Sunday, August 25th, from 12noon – 4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

New to this year’s A Taste of Tea & Pottery fundraiser is the addition of a pre-event workshop series focusing on the role of the arts in tea culture and community.  The Arts & Tea Culture Workshops are designed to be attended as a series, providing participants a glimpse into the long history and cultural significance of a handmade tea bowl while highlighting locally produced teas which have become a unique agricultural product for the state of Hawaiʻi.

The Series is open to anyone interested in learning about the relationship between tea, arts and agriculture.  No experience is necessary. The three afternoon workshops are scheduled for Saturdays, May 18th 12noon – 5pm, June 29th 1- 4pm and July 27th 1- 4pm at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. ***All workshops require a minimum of 6 participants to be held. Reserve your space today!

Arts & Tea Culture Workshop #1 on May 18th from 12noon – 5pm

Participants will have the opportunity to hand build porcelain ceramic tea bowls with Volcano artist and tea farmer Chiu Leong. The session will introduce the history of tea bowl culture, a brief overview of local tea farming by Eva Lee and a focused cupping, tasting and education on Hawaii grown white teas.

Hawaii Grown TeaArts & Tea Culture Workshop #2 on June 29th from 1- 4pm

Students who attended workshop #1 will receive their bisque fired tea bowls from the previous session to glaze for high fire completion. In addition, a focused cupping and tasting of locally produced black teas with a brief discussion and demonstration on tea cultivar propagation for attendees to start a few tea plants on their own.

Arts & Tea Culture Workshop #3 on July 27th from 1- 4pm

Participants will collect their previously glazed bowls (new attendees will receive a new one to use) for the enjoyment of participating in a Japanese Tea Ceremony. It will be performed by artist and Chado practitioner Philippe Nault, along with an introduction to its origin, its evolution and its philosophical development as a “transformative practice”. A discussion on green tea, a brief review of Hawai`i green tea cultivation and production will follow.

The series can be attended for $60 (VAC members) or $75 for non-VAC members.  Individual workshops can be can be attended for $25 each. The first twenty members to register for all three workshops receive A Taste of Tea & Pottery ticket on Aug 25th for half price!  Registration is limited, call 967-8222 to register today! To purchase tickets, enroll for the workshops, or get more information about our August 25th A Taste of Tea & Pottery event call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222.

Proceeds from these special events will be used to help support the “Fire Arts” Program at VAC which includes ongoing ceramics and glass classes and workshops at the Volcano Art Center. The Volcano Art Center is dedicated to offering these programs which, in part thanks to funds raised, are now expanding and include high-fire pottery, flame-worked glass, and stained glass, and ceramic classes for students of the nearby Volcano School of Arts and Sciences.

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Jun
30
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session (4 weeks)
Jun 30 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold (4 weeks)

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

4 week session beginning Sunday, June 9, 2019, through Sunday, June 30, 2019. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Have you experienced the pleasure of putting your own handmade functional pottery into use? All skill levels are welcome to join us at Volcano Art Center’s ceramic studio where we will be working with stoneware clay and high-fire reduction glazes.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Those new to clay will be guided step by step through the basics of using the potter’s wheel or handbuilding techniques. Continuing students and those with previous experience are encouraged to develop their skills and are welcome to pursue more advanced directions with the instructor’s helpful input. Informal discussion on topics ranging from sources of creative inspiration to various pottery styles and traditions from around the world will supplement this hands-on learning experience.

20171202_214815Seven registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and two additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

Cost for the morning session is $100/$90 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.

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Jul
1
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 1 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Monday Movie Nights: Love In The Time Of Cholera
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Night: Love In The Time Of Cholera
July 1, 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
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The romantic epic begins when Florentino Ariza (Javier Bardem) sees Fermina Daza (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) through a villa window, it is love at first sight. Though a man of modest means, Florentino’s skill as a poet awakens a similar passion within Fermina. But Fermina’s father disapproves of the affair and vows to keep the lovers apart. Fermina eventually marries an aristocratic doctor (Benjamin Bratt), and they move to Paris. Florentino, however, still loves Fermina and patiently waits for a chance to be with her again.

Jul
2
Tue
2019
Flameworking – An Introductory Class
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

nash lampworkingFlameworking – An Introductory Class

In the multi-faceted world of glass, Volcano Art Center is pleased to expand its offerings of glass art with two separate introductory Flameworking workshops on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 and Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 5 – 8pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Flameworking, also known as lampworking or torchworking, is a type of glasswork whereby the artist utilizes a torch or lamp to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is melted and shaped with tools and hand movements, forming beads, figurines, or other similar miniature artwork.

This class, designed for the student who has never touched a torch, is sure to spark your interest. Instructor Nash Adams-Pruitt will teach the regions of the flame and heat base for a solid foundation from which to build flamework skills.  Nash will lead the class in creating sphere forms and pendants.nash lampworking pieces

You will complete this workshop with your own finished design, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue flameworking.

Class fee for either workshop is $80/$75 for VAC members plus a $40 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear covered shoes. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

Artist Nash Adams-Pruitt specializes in functional glass art. He has been working borosilicate glass at the torch for six years.

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jul 2 @ 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 at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Jul
3
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 3 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Niaulani
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Niaulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities. 

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Classes focusing on Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales happen on June 5, 12 & 26.

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on the following dates in June:

*Saturday, June 15 – Tile glazing with Lisa Louise Adams for the “We Love Volcano” mosaic

Wednesday, June 19– Tile glazing with Star Carlin for the “We Love Volcano” mosaic

The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Jul
6
Sat
2019
Edible Landscaping for Backyards and Beyond!
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

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Transform your lanai and lawn, your field and fence, into an abundant oasis of edible and multifunctional plants. Join instructor Zach Mermel of Ola Design Group  for the workshop, “Edible Landscaping for Backyards and Beyond!”

Attendees will explore a range of edible plants that can grow mauka to makai. A packet of practical readings and resources for further learning is included. Participants will get to take home a number of edible plants at the conclusion of the workshop.

The workshop will be held Saturday, July 6, 2019, from 9am – 2:30pm with a break for lunch. Course fees are $40/$30 for VAC members and plus a $15 materials fee.

How akamai are you about environmentally friendly landscaping and gardening? Have you ever considered methods for rapidly expanding the plant biodiversity for your garden? What are some of the most nutritious plants that you and your family can grow easily? If you’re saying, “yes, yes and (well) I have no idea!” then consider signing up for this workshop.

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Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
 Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo


Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery with Erik Wold 

Saturday Mornings: 10am – 1pm

The Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery workshop series will focus on “direct pull” handbuilding techniques common throughout East Africa and neighboring regions. In 2017, Volcano Art Center in partnership with Hawai‘i Craftsmen was privileged to host a master class series instructed by world-renowned artist Magdalene Odundo. Instructor Erik Wold became enthralled with this alluring technique after participating in the Odundo workshop as a lab tech. After much practice, he is sharing what he learned in this new pottery series.

The series will start with a documentary showing and short videos followed by getting participants’ hands directly in clay. The focus will be on gaining control of this method creating small to medium sized work, culminating in a barrel firing fueled by woodchips. This primal yet nuanced technique is a great introduction to working with clay for those with no previous experience as well as an exciting opportunity for those with experience to learn something entirely new.

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery is an eight-week workshop beginning Saturday, July 6, 2019, through Saturday, August 31, 2019 with no class on August 24, from 10am – 1pm. Cost is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

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Zentangle® Inspired Labyrinth Cartouches
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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with Lois and Earl Stokes, Certified Zentangle Teachers

Saturday, July 6, 2019

10AM-1PM

Set aside a morning to Breathe, Relax, Create and Heal. Both Labyrinths and Zentangle can be practiced as a healing art, a mindful meditation or simply viewed as the creation of beautiful art. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It is the repetitive nature of these patterns that brings us into a state of relaxed focus that some call meditation.

On this journey, we will

  • adorn labyrinth photos and a copper labyrinth trinket created by Lois
  • work with different ways to mount photos and objects
  • create ornate frames and borders to adorn your art and keepsakes

All art supplies will be provided. In this class you will receive:

  • specialty papers
  • adhesive sheets and museum putty
  • a copper labyrinth trinket created by Lois
  • a set of labyrinth photos by Lois
  • 5 circuit Chakra Vyuha finger labyrinth image adorned by Lois
  • booklet of tangles used to adorn frames and borders
  • a shared tray of various pens, pencils & edge scissors (returning students are encouraged to bring their favorite supplies)

Everyone is welcome. No prior knowledge of the Zentangle Method is necessary. This is a potluck so please feel free to bring some food to share. Cost is $35/$30 VAC Members plus a $10 supply fee.

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Jul
7
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Jul 7 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students, are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

20171202_214815Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.  To register, call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Jul 7 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire!is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

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Jul
8
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 8 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Monday Movie Nights: Planetary (Documentary)
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Night: Planetary (Documentary)
July 8, 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wake up call, a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. PLANETARY is a poetic and humbling reminder that it’s time to shift our perspective. PLANETARY asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us – to remember that: we are PLANETARY.

Jul
9
Tue
2019
Flameworking – An Introductory Class
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

nash lampworkingFlameworking – An Introductory Class

In the multi-faceted world of glass, Volcano Art Center is pleased to expand its offerings of glass art with two separate introductory Flameworking workshops on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 and Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 5 – 8pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Flameworking, also known as lampworking or torchworking, is a type of glasswork whereby the artist utilizes a torch or lamp to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is melted and shaped with tools and hand movements, forming beads, figurines, or other similar miniature artwork.

This class, designed for the student who has never touched a torch, is sure to spark your interest. Instructor Nash Adams-Pruitt will teach the regions of the flame and heat base for a solid foundation from which to build flamework skills.  Nash will lead the class in creating sphere forms and pendants.nash lampworking pieces

You will complete this workshop with your own finished design, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue flameworking.

Class fee for either workshop is $80/$75 for VAC members plus a $40 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear covered shoes. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

Artist Nash Adams-Pruitt specializes in functional glass art. He has been working borosilicate glass at the torch for six years.

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jul 9 @ 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 at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Jul
10
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 10 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Niaulani
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Niaulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities. 

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Classes focusing on Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales happen on June 5, 12 & 26.

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on the following dates in June:

*Saturday, June 15 – Tile glazing with Lisa Louise Adams for the “We Love Volcano” mosaic

Wednesday, June 19– Tile glazing with Star Carlin for the “We Love Volcano” mosaic

The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Jul
11
Thu
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Jul 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 1 with Kaliko Trapp

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm, with no class on June 20 & July 4. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 2 with Kaliko Trapp

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm with no class on June 20 & July 4. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 3 with Kaliko Trapp

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm with no class on June 20 & July 4. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred for this series.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Thursday Night at the Center: Laysan Albatross (Mōlī) and Other Native Seabirds: Their Significance in Hawaiian Culture
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

LAALFlightLighthouse2 by Hob OsterlundThursday Night at the Center: Laysan Albatross (Mōlī) and Other Native Seabirds: Their Significance in Hawaiian Culture

Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 6:30pm

The presenters will facilitate a lively discussion about Mōlī and other native seabirds, their importance in Hawaiian culture, and the risks they now face.  A short documentary called “Kalama’s Journey” will inspire further insights and conversation. A book signing of Holy Mōlī: Albatross and Other Ancestors will follow the presentation.

About the Presenters:

Sabra Kauka is a respected kumu from Kaua’i who teaches Hawaiian education to keiki through kupuna. Her interest in the birds stems from her cultural connection to their beauty. She is dedicated to providing a home to these spiritual beings that are losing theirs.

Hob Osterlund is an award-winning writer, photographer, and conservationist. She is the founder of the Kaua‘i Albatross Netwrok, author of the book Holy Mōlī: Albatross and Other Ancestors, producer of the documentary Kalama’s Journey, and a fellow at the Safina Center.

This event is free, although a $5 donation to Volcano Art Center is greatly appreciated. For more information, please call VAC at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

Jul
12
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Randy Lee
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

RandyLeeAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This week’s offerings include: Lei making with Randy Lee.

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

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Jul
13
Sat
2019
Writing from the Heart with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

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The most powerful writing comes from the heart. What do you care about? What inspires you? What is special in your life? Frances Kai-Hwa Wang will offer the “Writing from the Heart” workshop on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 9:30am – 4pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Write about the people, places, and memories that matter to you. Write to touch, inspire, move, persuade, and provoke readers. Write with emotion, write with spirit. Write from your own truest self to help others find theirs. This course explores the kind of writing that changes people, oneself included. And it begins honestly, one word, one day at a time.

Class fee is $75/$65 for VAC members. Bring a notebook, pen, and lunch.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a journalist, essayist, speaker, educator, and poet focused on issues of diversity, race, culture, and the arts. The child of immigrants, she was born in Los Angeles, raised in Silicon Valley, and now divides her time between Michigan and the Big Island of Hawai‘i. She has worked in philosophy, ethnic new media, anthropology, international development, nonprofits, and small business start-ups. Her writing has appeared at NBC News Asian America, PRI Global Nation, New America Media, Pacific Citizen, Angry Asian Man, Cha Asian Literary Journal, Kartika Review, and several anthologies, journals, and art exhibitions. She teaches courses on Asian/Pacific Islander American media and civil rights law at the University of Michigan, and she teaches creative writing at University of Hawaii Hilo and Washtenaw Community College. She co-created a multimedia artwork for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Indian American Heritage Project online and travelling art exhibition. Visit franceskaihwawang.com

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Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
 Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo


Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery with Erik Wold 

Saturday Mornings: 10am – 1pm

The Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery workshop series will focus on “direct pull” handbuilding techniques common throughout East Africa and neighboring regions. In 2017, Volcano Art Center in partnership with Hawai‘i Craftsmen was privileged to host a master class series instructed by world-renowned artist Magdalene Odundo. Instructor Erik Wold became enthralled with this alluring technique after participating in the Odundo workshop as a lab tech. After much practice, he is sharing what he learned in this new pottery series.

The series will start with a documentary showing and short videos followed by getting participants’ hands directly in clay. The focus will be on gaining control of this method creating small to medium sized work, culminating in a barrel firing fueled by woodchips. This primal yet nuanced technique is a great introduction to working with clay for those with no previous experience as well as an exciting opportunity for those with experience to learn something entirely new.

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery is an eight-week workshop beginning Saturday, July 6, 2019, through Saturday, August 31, 2019 with no class on August 24, from 10am – 1pm. Cost is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

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Jul
14
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Jul 14 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students, are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

20171202_214815Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.  To register, call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Jul 14 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire!is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

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Jul
15
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 15 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Monday Movie Nights: Fire & Sand (Local Documentary)
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Night: Fire & Sand (Local Documentary)
July 15, 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

Fire and Sand documents healing in the community of lower Puna in the wake of the 2018
Kilauea eruption. Through exploration of the living mythology of the goddess Pele, the inner
and outer landscapes of traumatic loss, hope, and new beginnings are revealed.
Local kumu, students, residents and helpers are featured in the film.

Jul
16
Tue
2019
The Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolor
Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Anyone can paint beautiful watercolors – even you! Artist Nancy DeLucrezia will offer the “Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolor” workshop on Tuesday, July 16 from 4 pm – 7pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Nancy will show you how to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper and introduce you to all the basic techniques you need to create a lovely painting of your picture. Techniques covered will include basic palette setup, color theory and mixing, masking, wet in wet, texturizing and how to create depth, highlights and shadows.

During the class, participants will enjoy a sampling of several wines from the wine store “Grapes” in Hilo.

Class fee is $35/$30 for VAC members plus a $17 supply fee. A still life photo will be provided for students to paint.

Nancy DeLucrezia majored in art at the State University of New York as a photographer and printmaker and has painted with watercolors for over 25 years. She has run a Japanese art gallery in New York City, designed public relations campaigns for several arts organizations, and developed a series of drawing and painting classes for children as well as an art therapy curriculum for adults. Before moving to the Big Island she was a member of the Santa Barbara Watercolor Society and Working Artists Ventura (WAV) where she produced and participated in numerous art and theatrical events. She also served as Director of Art Programs for Turning point Foundation and taught watercolor painting to adults with special needs.

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Jul
17
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 17 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Niaulani
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Niaulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities. 

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Classes focusing on Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales happen on June 5, 12 & 26.

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on the following dates in June:

*Saturday, June 15 – Tile glazing with Lisa Louise Adams for the “We Love Volcano” mosaic

Wednesday, June 19– Tile glazing with Star Carlin for the “We Love Volcano” mosaic

The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Jul
18
Thu
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 1 with Kaliko Trapp

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm, with no class on June 20 & July 4. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 2 with Kaliko Trapp

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm with no class on June 20 & July 4. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 3 with Kaliko Trapp

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm with no class on June 20 & July 4. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred for this series.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Jul
19
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_1182Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This week’s offerings include: hula and oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe.

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

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

Jul
20
Sat
2019
Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
 Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo


Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery with Erik Wold 

Saturday Mornings: 10am – 1pm

The Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery workshop series will focus on “direct pull” handbuilding techniques common throughout East Africa and neighboring regions. In 2017, Volcano Art Center in partnership with Hawai‘i Craftsmen was privileged to host a master class series instructed by world-renowned artist Magdalene Odundo. Instructor Erik Wold became enthralled with this alluring technique after participating in the Odundo workshop as a lab tech. After much practice, he is sharing what he learned in this new pottery series.

The series will start with a documentary showing and short videos followed by getting participants’ hands directly in clay. The focus will be on gaining control of this method creating small to medium sized work, culminating in a barrel firing fueled by woodchips. This primal yet nuanced technique is a great introduction to working with clay for those with no previous experience as well as an exciting opportunity for those with experience to learn something entirely new.

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery is an eight-week workshop beginning Saturday, July 6, 2019, through Saturday, August 31, 2019 with no class on August 24, from 10am – 1pm. Cost is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

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Mixed Media Encaustic
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Beginner & Intermediate Mixed Media Encaustic 

Join artist Mary Milelzcik for the Mixed Media Encaustic workshop on Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 10 am – 2 pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. Encaustic is a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment, which is applied to a solid absorbent surface. Each time a new layer is applied, it must be fused. The layers can be enhanced by carving with tools or drawing with pigment, oil sticks etc. Photographs can be transferred and other materials imbedded to create a variety of amazing results with depth.

Mixed Media Encaustic is a hands-on workshop, where you’ll learn safe studio practices, all the encaustic painting basics, and how to make your own medium.  Encaustic techniques along with wet and dry shellac burns will be demonstrated. After instruction and experimenting, you will have the opportunity to create two encaustic paintings to take home with you.

Mary will provide panels and handmade paper to use as substrates and an assortment marking tools and brushes, and interesting papers, photographs, minerals, fibers, and other natural and found materials for students to incorporate into their paintings. Students are encouraged to bring other items they’d like to use. Advanced students can consult with the instructor in advance regarding specific projects. The class fee is $60/$55 for VAC members plus a $25 supply fee.

Mary Milelzcik has a B.A. degree from Sonoma State University’s School of Expressive Arts, a radical two-year upper division interdisciplinary experimental program that existed for several years in the 70’s. This transformative educational experience set the path for an interesting career as a mixed media artist and photographer; as the Curator at Highways Performance Space and Gallery in Santa Monica CA; and teaching experimental mixed media art and printmaking. Photography is an important tool in her creative and documentary projects as well as for capturing images to use as a base for mixed media encaustic paintings and prints.  She also gathers pigments and organic materials to incorporate into her work. Her artwork has been shown internationally. In her spare time, she provides strategic consultation and grant writing for small to medium sized nonprofits in Hawaii and California. She has a studio in Pahoa and specializes in mixed media art and printmaking. She experiments with local minerals and plants in her encaustic paintings.

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Jul
21
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Jul 21 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students, are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

20171202_214815Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.  To register, call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Jul 21 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire!is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

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Jul
22
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 22 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Monday Movie Nights: Desert Runners (Documentary)
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Night: Desert Runners  (Documentary)
July 22, 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

Desert Runners is an intimate, character-driven story that follows a diverse cast of non-professional runners as they attempt to complete the most difficult desert ultra marathon series on Earth. Their intense journey takes them to the driest, windiest, hottest and coldest deserts in the world: the Atacama in Chile, the Gobi in China, the Sahara in Egypt and finally, Antarctica.
The film explores all of the drama and emotion of this unique, year-long adventure: passion and challenge, excitement and risk, competition and camaraderie, heartbreak and triumph. Along the way, the runners face the thrill of danger, the agony of physical pain and mental defeat, and the emotional victory of crossing the finish line, forever changed from the inside out.

Jul
23
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Jul
24
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 24 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Niaulani
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Niaulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities. 

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Classes focusing on Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales happen on June 5, 12 & 26.

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on the following dates in June:

*Saturday, June 15 – Tile glazing with Lisa Louise Adams for the “We Love Volcano” mosaic

Wednesday, June 19– Tile glazing with Star Carlin for the “We Love Volcano” mosaic

The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Jul
25
Thu
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 1 with Kaliko Trapp

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm, with no class on June 20 & July 4. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 2 with Kaliko Trapp

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm with no class on June 20 & July 4. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 3 with Kaliko Trapp

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm with no class on June 20 & July 4. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred for this series.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Jul
26
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kaipo AhChong

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This month’s offerings include: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong.

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

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Jul
27
Sat
2019
Experience Volcano Festival
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

What:     Experience Volcano Festival

When:    Saturday & Sunday, July 26 & 27, 2019

Where:   Multiple locations in Volcano, Hawaii

Why:       To celebrate and share this thriving community of artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and cultural practitioners

This two day event is slated for July 27th and 28th. Over the course of the weekend residents and visitors alike can enjoy art, food, music and performances.

Events span the whole of Volcano, from Akatsuka Orchid Gardens to the Volcano Winery, with a concentration of activities in the heart of historic Volcano Village. This two day event, slated for the July 27th through 28th weekend, will feature art, food, music and performances.

Restaurants will be featuring special menus along with the beloved standards. Visitors will be invited to get directly involved with the creation of artwork through make and take projects at Volcano Garden Arts and see ongoing art demonstrations at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Live local music will be on the menu at Lava Rock Cafe all weekend.

Long appreciated as one of the ‘hidden gems’ of Hawaii, Volcano is more than just a gateway to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The community has come together to host the first annual Experience Volcano Festival, a celebration of arts and culture that springs from this creative rain forest community, to showcase and share it with residents and visitors.

Those are just a taste of what this two-day celebration has in the works. And better yet, all events will be free of charge. So mark your calendars now and, if you are visiting, take advantage of the many lodging opportunities Volcano has to offer. For more information on Volcano, visit Experience Volcano at www.experiencevolcano.com

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
 Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo


Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery with Erik Wold 

Saturday Mornings: 10am – 1pm

The Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery workshop series will focus on “direct pull” handbuilding techniques common throughout East Africa and neighboring regions. In 2017, Volcano Art Center in partnership with Hawai‘i Craftsmen was privileged to host a master class series instructed by world-renowned artist Magdalene Odundo. Instructor Erik Wold became enthralled with this alluring technique after participating in the Odundo workshop as a lab tech. After much practice, he is sharing what he learned in this new pottery series.

The series will start with a documentary showing and short videos followed by getting participants’ hands directly in clay. The focus will be on gaining control of this method creating small to medium sized work, culminating in a barrel firing fueled by woodchips. This primal yet nuanced technique is a great introduction to working with clay for those with no previous experience as well as an exciting opportunity for those with experience to learn something entirely new.

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery is an eight-week workshop beginning Saturday, July 6, 2019, through Saturday, August 31, 2019 with no class on August 24, from 10am – 1pm. Cost is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

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Arts & Tea Culture Workshop Series #3
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Arts & Tea Culture Workshop Series – A Pre-event for A Taste of Tea and Pottery Fundraiser

 The Volcano Art Center (VAC) announces the third annual A Taste of Tea & Pottery event to be held on Sunday, August 25th, from 12noon – 4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

New to this year’s A Taste of Tea & Pottery fundraiser is the addition of a pre-event workshop series focusing on the role of the arts in tea culture and community.  The Arts & Tea Culture Workshops are designed to be attended as a series, providing participants a glimpse into the long history and cultural significance of a handmade tea bowl while highlighting locally produced teas which have become a unique agricultural product for the state of Hawaiʻi.

The Series is open to anyone interested in learning about the relationship between tea, arts and agriculture.  No experience is necessary. The three afternoon workshops are scheduled for Saturdays, May 18th 12noon – 5pm, June 29th 1- 4pm and July 27th 1- 4pm at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. ***All workshops require a minimum of 6 participants to be held. Reserve your space today!

Arts & Tea Culture Workshop #1 on May 18th from 12noon – 5pm

Participants will have the opportunity to hand build porcelain ceramic tea bowls with Volcano artist and tea farmer Chiu Leong. The session will introduce the history of tea bowl culture, a brief overview of local tea farming by Eva Lee and a focused cupping, tasting and education on Hawaii grown white teas.

Arts & Tea Culture Workshop #2 on June 29th from 1- 4pm

Students who attended workshop #1 will receive their bisque fired tea bowls from the previous session to glaze for high fire completion. In addition, a focused cupping and tasting of locally produced black teas with a brief discussion and demonstration on tea cultivar propagation for attendees to start a few tea plants on their own.

Philippe NaultArts & Tea Culture Workshop #3 on July 27th from 1- 4pm

Participants will collect their previously glazed bowls (new attendees will receive a new one to use) for the enjoyment of participating in a Japanese Tea Ceremony. It will be performed by artist and Chado practitioner Philippe Nault, along with an introduction to its origin, its evolution and its philosophical development as a “transformative practice”. A discussion on green tea, a brief review of Hawai`i green tea cultivation and production will follow.

The series can be attended for $60 (VAC members) or $75 for non-VAC members.  Individual workshops can be can be attended for $25 each. The first twenty members to register for all three workshops receive A Taste of Tea & Pottery ticket on Aug 25th for half price!  Registration is limited, call 967-8222 to register today! To purchase tickets, enroll for the workshops, or get more information about our August 25th A Taste of Tea & Pottery event call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222.

Proceeds from these special events will be used to help support the “Fire Arts” Program at VAC which includes ongoing ceramics and glass classes and workshops at the Volcano Art Center. The Volcano Art Center is dedicated to offering these programs which, in part thanks to funds raised, are now expanding and include high-fire pottery, flame-worked glass, and stained glass, and ceramic classes for students of the nearby Volcano School of Arts and Sciences.

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Sun
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Experience Volcano Festival
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

What:     Experience Volcano Festival

When:    Saturday & Sunday, July 26 & 27, 2019

Where:   Multiple locations in Volcano, Hawaii

Why:       To celebrate and share this thriving community of artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and cultural practitioners

This two day event is slated for July 27th and 28th. Over the course of the weekend residents and visitors alike can enjoy art, food, music and performances.

Events span the whole of Volcano, from Akatsuka Orchid Gardens to the Volcano Winery, with a concentration of activities in the heart of historic Volcano Village. This two day event, slated for the July 27th through 28th weekend, will feature art, food, music and performances.

Restaurants will be featuring special menus along with the beloved standards. Visitors will be invited to get directly involved with the creation of artwork through make and take projects at Volcano Garden Arts and see ongoing art demonstrations at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Live local music will be on the menu at Lava Rock Cafe all weekend.

Long appreciated as one of the ‘hidden gems’ of Hawaii, Volcano is more than just a gateway to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The community has come together to host the first annual Experience Volcano Festival, a celebration of arts and culture that springs from this creative rain forest community, to showcase and share it with residents and visitors.

Those are just a taste of what this two-day celebration has in the works. And better yet, all events will be free of charge. So mark your calendars now and, if you are visiting, take advantage of the many lodging opportunities Volcano has to offer. For more information on Volcano, visit Experience Volcano at www.experiencevolcano.com

Volcano Insight
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Jul 28 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students, are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

20171202_214815Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.  To register, call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Jul 28 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire!is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

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Jul
29
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 29 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 29 @ 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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Jul
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Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jul 30 @ 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 at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Jul
31
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 31 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Niaulani
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Niaulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities. 

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Classes focusing on Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales happen on June 5, 12 & 26.

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on the following dates in June:

*Saturday, June 15 – Tile glazing with Lisa Louise Adams for the “We Love Volcano” mosaic

Wednesday, June 19– Tile glazing with Star Carlin for the “We Love Volcano” mosaic

The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Aug
1
Thu
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Aug 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 1 with Kaliko Trapp

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm, with no class on June 20 & July 4. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 2 with Kaliko Trapp

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm with no class on June 20 & July 4. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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