Classes & Workshops

Mar
27
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 27 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Mar 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Mar
28
Tue
2017
Introduction to Hawaiian Culture & Practices with Kumu Ab Valencia
Mar 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

kumu abImmerse Yourself in Hawaiian Culture Classes at Volcano Art Center

Prepare to dive deep and immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture, protocol, and practices. Visitors and kama‘aina alike will delight in this hands-on series of classes suitable for anyone ages 15 and up who have a curiosity about Kīlauea, and the indigenous cultural practices of kanaka maoli with respect to Akua and to Pelehonuamea, goddess of the Volcano.

Kumu Ab Valencia will offer insight into Hawaiian cultural practices and protocol as it pertains to the realm of wao akua (a distant mountain region in which all of the living things there flourish as a result of the activity of the gods, akua). Learn an oli (a chant) and get a hands-on demonstration in the method of preparing a pū‘olo (a container that holds the offering).Then embark on a huaka‘i (excursion) to make a presentation to nā akua with oli and ho‘okupu (offering).

Presented within a contemporary setting, the “Introduction to Hawaiian Culture & Practices” workshop happens on Tuesday, March 21, 28 & Tuesday, April 4, from 4pm – 5pm. Cost is $150 plus a $10 materials fee. Please bring a notebook and pen. No prior experience is necessary. Class sessions start promptly at 4pm – please arrive at least 10 minutes early.

Put it all together in “Hula Pele,” on May 2, 9, 16, & 23, from 4pm – 5pm. In celebration of the annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, learn basic hula steps and hand motions that tell the story of Pele. Learn appropriate costuming and how to make hula adornments.  On the final day of class, haumāna (students) will make a traditional hula presentation to Pele at her home at Kīlauea. Cost is $200 and includes all plant materials for hula adornments. Students may be responsible for pā’ū hula (hula skirt for men and women). Please bring a notebook and pen.

All classes meet at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village. Take your pick of the class offering that speaks to you or enroll in both sessions for a truly immersive experience that is sure to foster or rekindle your connection to this unique place we call Kīlauea.

Kumu Ab Valencia was born and raised in Honolulu and began dancing hula in 1979. In 2004, Ab and his wife Pua moved from Honolulu to Volcano, Hawai‘i, where Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu ma Kilauea began in March 2006. Kumu Ab currently teaches hula in Volcano and continues to share traditional cultural knowledge with the community.

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Mar
29
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 29 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

Hawaiian Cordage Workshops with Gary Eoff
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

gary eoff artHawaiian Cordage Workshops with Gary Eoff 

Volcano Art Center is excited to announce a series of workshops which will investigate Hawaiian Cordage materials.  These hands-on workshops are designed specifically for the eight selected artists from the 2016 Hawai’i Nei Art Contest who will be preparing art works for the  Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Invitational Exhibition.  The title of this year’s exhibit is Hawaiian Cordage: Fiber, Form & Function.  The exhibit will be on display July 8th through August 19th, 2017.

The first two workshops in this educational series will be held on March 14th and 29th from 1-4pm, with artist Gary Eoff at Kohanaiki Community Halau in Kona.  These workshops will focus on ten main Hawaiian cordage plants including Nui (coconut), Hau, Olona, Wauke, ‘Ahu ‘awa, ‘Uki ‘Uki, ‘I.e. ‘I.e,  Hue Hue, Koali ‘Ai (morning glory), and Hala. The plant, its origin, the part of the plant used for cordage, and the cordage uses will be discussed.  The workshops will also cover where and how the plants grow, the fiber source of each plant, and how the cordage is  prepared.

gary eoff art showGary Eoff has resided in Kona, Hawaii since 1981.  He works as an artist and craftsman, influenced by the rich Hawaiian culture and traditions.  Inspired by the expert craftsmanship, high aesthetic and the natural materials used in the culture of old Hawai`i, Gary’s work is noted for its attention to detail, authentic design and  process.  Gary gathers his materials in a manner that sustains the host environment: always careful to nurture the plants and help to reproduce what was gathered.

Registration is required and class size is limited.  Transportation is not included but car pooling may be arranged and is highly encouraged.  Class fee is $40 each session, or $75 for both workshops ($35 each for VAC members and $70 for both sessions)  Call (808) 967-8222 to register or register online.

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Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Mar 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

Mar
30
Thu
2017
FREE Purpose Workshop
Mar 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Let’s get purposeful – it’s better together!

Staying engaged in our lives, investing in ourselves, and trying new things are all an important part of connecting with purpose. And having a sense of purpose can help us live up to 7 years longer. Because we’re friends and I want us to live longer together, let’s attend a FREE Purpose Workshop

March 30, 2017 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Volcano Art Center Hale Ho’omana
19-4074 Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, HI 96785

Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Mar
31
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: `Ohe Kapala with Noe Noe Kekaualua
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday Hula Arts Noe Noe Kekaualua

Aloha Friday `Ohe Kapala (bamboo stamps)

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

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

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

Apr
1
Sat
2017
EXHIBIT: Ānuenue, featuring Clytie Mead, Hugh Jenkins & Stephanie Ross
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – May 14 @ 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center announces Ānuenue, a fine art exhibition featuring silk paintings and scarves by Clytie Mead and glass by Hugh Jenkins and Stephanie Ross.  The exhibit will open to the public on April 1st and continue through May 14th, 2017 at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  An opening reception with the artists will be held on Saturday,  April 1st from 5 to 7pm.

Ānuenue, the Hawaiian word meaning rainbow, refers to a multicolored arc in the sky caused by the refraction of light within droplets of water in the air.  Ānuenue appear more frequently in Hawai‘i than in many other places due to the fact that Hawai‘i is surrounded by water.  To many Hawaiians, the ānuenue is the sign of an ali’i being near.  Hawai`i is well known for its beautiful frequent rainbows.

The exhibit reflects upon the abundant spectrum of colors within Hawaii’s frequent ānuenue and its many varying landscapes.  The artists have focused on the colors presented within the life-giving blend of the sun and rain, while exploring very diverse media.  “Hugh Jenkins and Stephanie Ross explore rich pigments added to their glass vessels while Clytie Mead paints with colored dyes on silk, a much softer palette,” states Emily C. Weiss of Volcano Art Center Gallery.  “The combination directly reflects our varying ānuenue, sometime so bold you can’t miss it, while other times so subtle they are hard to see.”

BIGlass-19Hugh Jenkins and Stephanie Ross, a husband and wife team, also operate Big Island Glass and Art Gallery located in the old sugar plantation town of Honoka’a, on the Hamakua coast of Hawai`i Island. Together they have blown glass since 1996, collaborating on highly colored blown glass vessels.  In 1998 they decided to leave their long teaching careers in Honolulu, Stephanie at Holy Nativity and Hugh at Punahou School, seeking an appropriate location for their own glass studio. They are now proud to be considered a nationally recognized studio in the use of renewable energy, with reclaimed cooking oil as their main fuel source.  For this exhibit, Hugh and Stephanie state “we are inspired by the colors in nature and of the places where we have experienced rainbows. Through a range of views and colors schemes, we hope to share our admiration for the joy that nature provides.”

IMG_0619 (Edited)Award winning artist Clytie Mead received a Bachelor of Fine Art in painting from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters of Art in Architectural History from Cornell.  Clytie works in a number of media, including traditional watercolor, however watercolor on silk is her favorite. This Asian technique combines with a western artistic vocabulary to form the style she is best known for.  Inspired by the abundant beauty of the tropical paradise she lives in, Clytie paints flowers and indigenous plants. Some designs incorporate birds, butterflies, and even land snails. Her recent work includes tapa design borders. In featuring less well-known native flowers, the artist’s goal is to draw attention to rare and often endangered treasures of Hawaii.  In this exhibit Clytie is focusing on the ohia lehua blossom which is newly threatened by the devastating fungal disease, Ceratocystis Fimbriata. Cyltie states “I have painted a series of five painting of lehuas to bring awareness to the plight of this flower that is so important in the Hawaiian culture.  Never has the native forest been more in need of the magic healing powers of ānuenue.   I encourage all to appreciate them in a way that will not spread this horrible disease.”  Clytie now lives and works in the rural community of Ahualoa with her husband.  Her work has been exhibited in Hong Kong and Japan and is many private collections in Hawaii and the U.S.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Clytie will demonstrate silk painting on scarves on Mother’s Day, May 14th.  The free demonstration takes place from 11am to 1pm on the lanai of the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Gigantic Rummage yART Sale at Volcano Art Center!
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 9am – 2pm

We’re looking for items to be sold! All items must work and be clean.

  • Tools, appliances, furniture, cookware
  • Kitchenware, garden/yard equipment
  • Art, prints, collectibles, woodworking

Bring your items to VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village by March 25, 2017.

 

Apr
2
Sun
2017
Edible Wild Plants: A Hands-On Foray for Foragers and Foodies
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Ever hear the phrase “the world is my oyster?” There are some individuals, who you may know, that can go outside and will never be hungry. The world is just an open cupboard (or fridge) to them!

Hawai’i’s year-round growing
season offers a wide array of wild food options for intrepid localvores. From seeds to leaves, stems to fruits: you can learn what is edible and what is not in the Edible Wild Plants workshop. In this workshop, participants will interact first-hand with many of these underappreciated edibles. This is discovery only – no picking!

Learn about wild edibles like plantain/laukahi, sow thistle, cat’s ear, and dandelion, mainly in Pu’u Huluhulu cinder cone area.

This is Hands-On immersion for foragers & foodies!

Join instructor Zach Mermel of Ola Design Group   on Sunday, April 2, 9am – 2pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Cost: $40/ $30 VAC Members plus a $15 transportation fee.

Class size is limited so register early. Attendees will meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus. Transportation will be provided.

Remember: Never eat anything from the wild without first consulting an expert! Please forage responsibly. Educate yourself, and have fun.

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

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

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

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Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

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

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

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

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

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

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

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Primary (best to have) Colors:

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

Secondary (good to have) Colors: 

  • Viridian or Thalo Green
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Burnt Umber

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

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

 

2.)  Acrylic Matt Medium (clear, runny)

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

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

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

6.)  Paper Towels

7.)  Easel

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

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

10.)  Drinks and snacks

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

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

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

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

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

An Evening with Claudia Bruhin
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus on April 4, from 7pm – 9pm.

Please join us for an evening of Talk Story with Artist/Administrator, Claudia Bruhin, from La Meridiana International School for Ceramics Arts, Tuscany, Italy. La Meridiana is highly regarded for it’s exceptional visiting artist program and beautiful facilities in the Tuscan countryside.

Claudia will show a photographic retrospective on the evolution of a destination art center. Artists who have recently taught on both Hawaii Island and La Meridiana include Adrien Arleo, Jan Edwards, Elizabeth Cavener, Kate & Will Jacobson, Richard Notkin, Ellen Shankin, Tip Toland and Jason Walker.

Free, however donations gladly accepted!

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Night at the Center: Hawaii Wildlife Center Presentation
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Hawaii Wildlife Center will give a special presentation at Volcano Art Center’s Thursday Night at the Center on Thursday, April 6 from 7pm – 9pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus.  Focusing on its history, mission, and vision, representatives from HWC will discuss their new science and discovery center, and share some of the interesting wildlife cases they’ve had at the wildlife hospital.

Michelle Reynolds will be on hand to talk about the Laysan Duck translocation project that HWC was a partner in. Samantha Christie, Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager, will be giving an update on wildlife patients at the hospital.

To help raise funds for the wildlife hospital and science center HWC will be selling logo shirts, and (for the first time!) they’ll be selling “symbolic adoptions”, where people can adopt a bird and get a plush with its own cardboard carrier, and a certificate. Be the first to adopt and receive a handmade Laysan Albatross chick.

There is also a special tour to the Hawaii Wildlife Center the following week, April 13. Participants will meet at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus at 9am and carpool to Hawaii Wildlife Center. Transportation will be provided but space is very limited! Cost is $20 and pre-registration is required. Call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 to reserve your space.

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

The Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.  This presentation is free, however donations are always welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

A tropical floral arrangement by Kaipo AhChong

 Tropical Flower Arranging with Kaipo Ah Chong

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

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

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

Kaipo AhChong Aloha Friday Lei Making

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

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Apr
8
Sat
2017
Experimental Watercolors with Patti Pease Johnson
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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Join Big Island artist Patti Pease Johnson, for the Experimental Watercolors workshop on Saturday, April 8, from 12:00pm – 3:30pm at Volcano Art Center. Each student will create three to five separate 8×8 inch watercolor paintings on hot press paper using pre-broken glass as a catalyst to spark creativity.  Students will also be taught theories of good composition, along with color theory and color wheel use.  Abstract qualities are the focus in this workshop using three – four paints right out of the tube with the glass. After the first drying and glass removal, each piece is brought to further expressiveness by using detailed watercolor techniques of washes, spatters, lifting, value gradations, dry brush and more.

When asked to describe the experience Patti explained, “You can’t help but wonder what is going to happen after your first piece of glass is put on watercolor paper. In painting, the more chances you take, the more you will stretch the limits of your understanding, and in turn the more you will grow as an artist.”

Cost for the workshop is $50 and $45 for VAC Members plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome. For more information or to register call VAC at 808-967-8222.
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Jazz in the Forest 4/8 4:30pm
Apr 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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Saturday, April 8 | 4:30pm

The 2017 Jazz in the Forest series kicks off with two performances (4:30pm & 7:00pm) on Saturday, March 11, and will feature Jeannine Guillory with Jean Pierre Thoma & the Jazztones. The Jazz in the Forest concert series offers an extraordinary opportunity to hear the highest caliber jazz – anywhere – up close and personal.

An acclaimed vocalist in Hawai’i, Jeannine’s background in Jazz, Reggae, Pop, Rhythm and Blues lend to a strong versatile sound and energy that gets her audience and peers alike to stand up and applaud her amazing voice and on stage presence. She is a “must see” if you see her name on a billboard.

She has studied Jazz and Classical music as well as musical theatre. She most recently played the part of “Sheila Bryant” in “A Chorus Line.” Jeannine has performed at venues throughout Europe, South America and the United states. Stage performances include the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the Big Island Jazz Festival. She wowed the audience joining Pauline Wilson, Keahi Conjugacion and Jessie Powell last month. She is a former vocalist with the internationally known reggae/jazz group “Groundation” which continues to tour the globe.

Jeannine is currently a popular mainstream vocalist with Pacific Fusion and Island Express throughout Kailua-Kona and along the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawai’i.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Purchase tickets here!

Jazz in the Forest 4/8 7:00pm
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2017 jazz in the forestJazz in the Forest

Saturday, April 8 | 7:00pm

The 2017 Jazz in the Forest series kicks off with two performances (4:30pm & 7:00pm) on Saturday, March 11, and will feature Jeannine Guillory with Jean Pierre Thoma & the Jazztones. The Jazz in the Forest concert series offers an extraordinary opportunity to hear the highest caliber jazz – anywhere – up close and personal.

An acclaimed vocalist in Hawai’i, Jeannine’s background in Jazz, Reggae, Pop, Rhythm and Blues lend to a strong versatile sound and energy that gets her audience and peers alike to stand up and applaud her amazing voice and on stage presence. She is a “must see” if you see her name on a billboard.

She has studied Jazz and Classical music as well as musical theatre. She most recently played the part of “Sheila Bryant” in “A Chorus Line.” Jeannine has performed at venues throughout Europe, South America and the United states. Stage performances include the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the Big Island Jazz Festival. She wowed the audience joining Pauline Wilson, Keahi Conjugacion and Jessie Powell last month. She is a former vocalist with the internationally known reggae/jazz group “Groundation” which continues to tour the globe.

Jeannine is currently a popular mainstream vocalist with Pacific Fusion and Island Express throughout Kailua-Kona and along the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawai’i.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Purchase tickets here!

Apr
9
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

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

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

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

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

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb | Afternoon Session
Apr 9 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

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

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

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

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

Apr
14
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Randy Lee
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Apr
15
Sat
2017
Japanese Bookbinding with Charlene Asato
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Japanese Bookbinding with Charlene Asato

Saturday, April 15, from 9am – 12pm

Why go out and purchase a new notebook when you can create your own?  Spend the morning with instructor Charlene Asato learning the art of traditional Japanese bookbinding in this fun, hands-on workshop.

There are four traditional styles: Yotsume Toji (four hole binding), Koki Toji (Noble Binding), Asa-No-Ha Toji (Hemp Leaf) and Kikko Toji (Tortoise Shell). You will complete at least two styles, one with a soft cover and one with a hard cover. More will be covered as time allows.  These books are wonderful for albums, journals, one of a kind books, scrapbooks, and more! Learn the techniques that will have you creating your own keepsake books for years to come.

The “Japanese Bookbinding” workshop happens on Saturday, April 15, from 9am – 12pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Cost is $35/$32 VAC Members plus a $10 materials fee. Prior bookbinding experience is not necessary.

Tools to bring: gluestick, x-acto knife with fresh #11 blade, cutting mat, scissors, pencil, metal edge ruler, bone folder, old magazine or catalog for gluing, awl (if you have one).

Asato avidly pursues book arts, paper arts, photography, calligraphy and doll arts. Her books have been in many juried shows, locally, nationally and internationally and some have won awards. She finds it very exciting that a simple fold changes a two-dimensional plane into a three-dimensional form. These artist books provide a wonderful avenue to convey this energy. She enjoys imparting this excitement to others through workshops.

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Zentangle®: ZIA & Found Poetry
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Zentangle®: ZIA & Found Poetry 

with Certified Zentangle Teacher Lydia Meneses, CZT

Saturday, April 15 from 10am – 1pm

April is  Poetry month!

To celebrate our love of poetry, we will combine our passion for poetry and the Zentangle art form.

Found/Black Out Poetry is a method of using pre-excinting text to search and create new meaning from these written words.

  • Overview of Found Poetry and its history.
  • Guide 2/3 poetry warm up activities
  • Methods for highlighting words: setting them apart from other text
  • Using the Zentangle art form to enhance the look of our Found Poetry page.

I will guide our participants in poetry writing warms-ups to get our poetry juices flowing.

Student will also learn how to creatively join the Zentangle art method to decorate and highlight their choosen poetic words.

Student Kits: Zentangle’s Apprentice pen 05, Sakura gelly pen, stencil, loose pages of texts from reclaimed books and note book/paper.

No artistic or poetry writing experience is required; this class has been designed for beginners as well as experienced students.

Cost is $35 / $30 VAC members, plus $10 supply fee. Very light snacks provided.
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Hula Kahiko featuring Kumu Leilehua Yuen & Manu Josiah
Apr 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Leilehua & ManuHula Kahiko featuring Kumu Hula Leilehua Yuen & Manu Josiah

The Volcano Art Center’s 2017 Hula Kahiko series continues on Saturday, April 15 at 10:30am with a presentation by Na Kumu Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah.

Manu Josiah and Leilehua Yuen are known for their informances, in which they blend storytelling, science, chant, and hula to create a journey through Hawaiian history and culture. Please join them and some of their students for an evening of traditional chant and hula at Kilauea.

Leilehua and Manu admire each other’s love of and respect for their island home. They live in her family home in Hilo, restoring the medicinal garden that her grandfather tended. Leilehua’s hula lineage is rooted in her grandmother’s teachings and her studies with legendary expert on all things Hawaiiana, Auntie Nona Beamer. The powerful natural forces of the island are where Leilehua draws much of her artistic inspiration. Manu also draws strength from the island as he works to preserve his cultural heritage through music and community education.

The performance will take place in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (hula platform) in the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.  Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats.  National Park entrance fees may apply.

Held in conjunction with the Hula Kahiko performances, the public is invited to join Native Hawaiian culture specialist Loke Kamanu and her ʻohana as they set up shop on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery from 11am – 1pm.  Presenting a lovely display of  “Na Mea Hula” (all things hula), Loke will share a variety of instruments, implements and lei styles that play an integral role in the life of the hula practitioner. This memorable demonstration is hands-on and family friendly.

These free events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawaiʻi Department of Research and Development and the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority and individual funding from members of the Volcano Art Center’s ʻohana.

Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and ʻohana
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and ʻohana

Saturday, April 15 (11am-1pm)

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

 

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

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

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

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

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

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

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb | Afternoon Session
Apr 16 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

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

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

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

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Primary (best to have) Colors:

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

Secondary (good to have) Colors: 

  • Viridian or Thalo Green
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Burnt Umber

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

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

 

2.)  Acrylic Matt Medium (clear, runny)

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

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

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

6.)  Paper Towels

7.)  Easel

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

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

10.)  Drinks and snacks

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Apr
21
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_1182Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe

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

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

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

Apr
22
Sat
2017
Soft Pastel Still Life with Patti Pease Johnson
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

pastel still life student workingSoft Pastel Still Life

Big Island artist and instructor Patti Pease Johnson can help you gain the confidence and techniques of this centuries-old medium. Johnson, who will host a soft pastel still life workshop at the Volcano Art Center, supplies the instruction and materials along with guidance and inspiration for this process along with some handy tips for your creative journey.

BE BOLD WITH COLORS AND YOURSELF!

Using her signature rotational proven method for success, Patti Pease Johnson supplies the instruction and all materials along with guidance and inspiration for your creative journey. First learn about types of pastels, different papers, fixing and mounting paper on backing. Then, use newsprint to get the flow of arm movements to keep loose. Next is forming shapes, and move into colors on pastel paper. Grow your knowledge of composition, color and correcting problems.

Students will complete a 10 x12” project. Beginners to intermediate artists welcome.

Patti Pease Johnson’s artwork can be found at galleries and shops throughout the state and in collections around the world.

The workshop is slated for 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 22 at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus. The cost is $50, or $45 for VAC members, plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

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Apr
23
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Apr 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

 

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

kanikapila

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Night at the Center: “Hawai‘i’s Reef Fishes”
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Acanthurus_nigrofuscus_spawning_5The Lives of Hawaiian Reef Fish Demystified at Volcano Art Center

Ever wonder what fish are really doing in the water? John Hoover will give a special presentation on “Hawai‘i’s Reef Fishes” at Volcano Art Center on Thursday, April 27 from 7pm – pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus.

Hawaii’s reef fish don’t just hang around the reef waiting for something to happen. Like most other animals — and humans — they are busy most of the time taking care of the big three: Food, Security, and Reproduction. Each would make a fascinating topic in its own right, but perhaps the most fun to explore is reproduction. Fish engage in a wonderful and surprising variety of strategies and behaviors to ensure their continued survival. John Hoover, author of several best-selling field guides to Hawaiian marine fish and invertebrates, will explain how they do it and show some of his many underwater photos taken over 30 years of diving and snorkeling on Hawaiian coral reefs.

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

The Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.  This presentation is free, however donations are always welcome!

Apr
28
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Apr
29
Sat
2017
Hands-On Fermented Foods Workshop: Sauerkraut and Kombucha with Jasmine Silverstein of HeartBeet Foods
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Saturday, April 29 | 10am – 1pm

Join Jasmine Silverstein of HeartBeet Foods in this hands-on fermented foods workshop. Learn the basics of culturing cabbage and various vegetables into probiotic-rich Sauerkraut, as well how to make your own Kombucha. Each participant will take home their own finished products. This informative and engaging workshop will leave you prepared to make your own ferments at home!

Version 2Jasmine is a holistic chef and retreat caterer on the Big Island. She began experimenting in the world of fermentation in 2011, shortly after being diagnosed with a severe autoimmune condition. The benefits she has received from discovering and engaging in the world of microbes has proven to be invaluable. She hopes to share her experience and inspire others to cultivate their own health. 

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

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

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

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

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

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

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Students at work:

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb | Afternoon Session
Apr 30 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

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

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

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

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

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May
1
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 1 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
May 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

 

May
2
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

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

May
3
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 3 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

May
4
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

May
5
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Ukulele with Wes Awana
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

May
7
Sun
2017
Intermediate Mushroom Cultivation
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Intermediate Mushroom Cultivation

Eager to take your mushroom cultivation skills to the next level? In this workshop, we’ll explore low tech, homestead-scale methods for deepening your fungal cultivaiton fun.

Course prerequisite: Attendance at a prior Mushroom Cultivation FUNdamentals workshop offering, or previous mushroom cultivation experience.

Join instructor Zach Mermel of Ola Design Group on Sunday, May 7  from 9am – 12pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Cost is $35 plus a $10 materials fee.
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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

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

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

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

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

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Students at work:

high fire clay 5
high fire clay

 

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
May 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

 

May
9
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

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

May
10
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 10 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

May
11
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

May
12
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Randy Lee
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

May
14
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

May
15
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 15 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
May 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

 

May
16
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
May 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

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

May
17
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 17 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

May
18
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

May
19
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_1182Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe

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

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

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

May
21
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

May
22
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 22 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
May 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

 

May
23
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

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

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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 24 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

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

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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