Calendar of Events

Oct
14
Sat
2017
EXHIBIT: “Far From the Tree” featuring works by Linda Peterson & Gregg Smith
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm

image3EXHIBIT: “Far From the Tree” featuring Linda Peterson & Gregg Smith 

Volcano Art Center announces the art exhibit Far From the Tree featuring new works by Linda Peterson and Gregg Smith. The exhibition is open to the public on Saturday, October 14th through Sunday, November 12th, 9 am – 5pm daily at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.   A special opening reception with both artists occurs on Saturday, October 14th from 5 – 7 PM.

The mixed media exhibition showcases each artists’ specialty including Peterson’s beautifully detailed acrylic paintings and Gregg Smith’s segmented wood turned vessels made mostly of Hawaiian hardwoods.  The exhibit will also feature a collaborative collection of hand painted wooden bowls that combine the best of both artists’ talents.

greggsmithlindapeterson3Linda Peterson, a retired teacher and nurse, has loved drawing and the idea of becoming an artist since she was a child growing up in Southern California. A self-taught artist, she enhanced her skills by attending workshops given by accomplished artists. Upon moving to Hawai‘i in 1974 she began painting with oils and acrylics. While living part-time in the Pacific Northwest, she stayed involved with the arts through local contests, working with a professional designer, painting private and public murals, and demonstrated her techniques on a local television station. Linda credits her surrounding environment as a constant inspiration to her art.

Gregg Smith is a wood artist specializing in segmented wood turning of bowls, vases, urns and decorative vessels. Laminated wood turnings, made primarily of Hawaiian hardwoods, plus Gregg’s application of decorative pyrography designs sets his distinguished vessels apart from many others in his field.

greggsmith3In recognition, Gregg has received numerous awards for his turnings and has been asked to judge several wood exhibitions. His work has appeared in national magazines and he has demonstrated at the Utah woodworking symposium as well as at several American Association of Woodturners events. He has served as the Vice President and President of the Big Island Woodturners, the West Hawai‘i Woodturners Club and as treasurer of the Hawai‘i Wood Guild.

Gregg has collaborated with several of Hawai‘i’s talented artists.  This most recent collaboration with Linda Peterson creates a new canvas for Linda’s paintings and adds an element of color and detail to Gregg’s skillful craft.

 

 

 

Oct
20
Fri
2017
Yogilates with Marcia Timboy
Oct 20 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Yogilates with Marcia Timboy 

Friday mornings at 7:30am at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Sessions include exercises and poses (asana) to cultivate strength, stamina, stability and flexibility with particular attention paid to building tone in the deeper postural “core” muscles. Equipment such as blocks, resistance bands, weights, fit balls and yoga balls (simulating the resistance training of the Pilates machines) may also be utilized to further enhance strength and balance.

Yogilates was created by certified Pilates instructor and yoga practitioner Jonathan Urla in 1997, designed to integrate the Pilates methodology into the practice of hatha yoga for a more complete system of exercise.

Instructor Marcia Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, American Council on Exercise, Aquatic Exercise Association, Physical Mind Pilates Institute, Active-Isolated Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative® Breathwork,; is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Aloha Friday: Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe
Oct 20 @ 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.

Oct
21
Sat
2017
“Writing on the Wild Side” Writing Workshop with Tom Peek
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

“Writing on the Wild Side”
Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

Want to explore the wild side of your mind? Award-winning novelist and longtime Big Island writing teacher Tom Peek will guide you there with his acclaimed workshop “Writing on the Wild Side,” from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 21 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Peek’s inspirational techniques and stimulating exercises help students explore their creative minds and unique voices. The workshop is perfect for journal keepers, bloggers, fiction and nonfiction storytellers, poets and anyone with the desire to probe their own thoughts and feelings without censorship.

Students always go home enthused, praising Peek’s workshops as “enlivening,” “revelatory,” and “the best Saturday I’ve spent in a long time!”

In the workshop Peek will also discuss writing for social media. “Facebook, Twitter, blogs and websites have enormous expressive potential,” he said. “But being fully yourself—original and authentic—is often difficult,” says Peek. “I want to help writers learn to tap their wild minds to create unique writing that people actually want to read.”

The workshop is open to all levels and genres. No writing experience is necessary. The class fee is $75 or $65 for VAC members.

Peek has taught his workshops since 1991. A writer for more than three decades, his work includes an award-winning novel, newspaper stories and commentaries, magazine articles, university publications, national park exhibits and award-winning video productions.

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Hula Kahiko feat. Hālau Na Kipuʻupuʻu under the direction of Kumu hula Micah Kamohoaliʻi
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Hālau Na Kipuʻupuʻu under the direction of Kumu hula Micah Kamohoaliʻi photo by Aniku ChongHula Kahiko at Volcano Art Center feat. Hālau Na Kipuʻupuʻu under the direction of Kumu hula Micah Kamohoaliʻi

The Volcano Art Center’s 2017 Hula Kahiko series continues on Saturday, October 21 at 10:30am with a performance by Hālau Na Kipuʻupuʻu under the direction of Kumu hula Micah Kamohoaliʻi.

Members of Hālau Na Kipuʻupuʻu are well known for their powerful performances as well as revitalizing many ancient art forms and practices not commonly seen within hula today.  They are most famed among the hula community for revitalizing the art and practice of creating kapa.  Kamohoali‘i and his hālau will be on hand after the performance displaying the unique hand-made regalia and props used.

Kumu Kamohoaliʻi is also known as a professional artist, producing works in many mediums such as lei making, feather working, photography, printing, painting, clothing, wood and stone carvings, film production and traditional Hawaiian kapa.  In all that he does he honors his kūpuna for who he is.

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.

Nā Mea Hula with Kamaolipua Grace of Hālauolaokalani
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Nā Mea Hula with Kamaolipua Grace of Hālauolaokalani

Saturday, October 21 (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 Kamaolipua Grace and members of of Hālauolaokalani as they set up shop on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery. Presenting a lovely display of “Nā Mea Hula” (all things hula), Kamaolipua 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.

 

Experimental Watercolors with Patti Pease Johnson
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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Join Big Island artist Patti Pease Johnson, for the Experimental Watercolors workshop on Saturday, October 21, from 12:00pm – 3:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. 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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Oct
22
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Oct 22 @ 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
Oct 22 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

7 week session

>Dates of classes will be Sept 17 & 24, Oct 1, 15, 22 & 29 and Nov 5. Glazing will take place on November 5th, with pick up December 3 or by other arrangement.

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.

sunday clay pottery work exampleEight 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 $175/$162 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.

Two spots for hand builders remaining. Please call to register. 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Oct 22 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

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Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

7 week session

Dates of classes will be Sept 17 & 24, Oct 1, 15, 22 & 29 and Nov 5. Glazing will take place on November 5th, with pick up December 3 or by other arrangement.

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.

Eight 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 afternoon session is $175/$162 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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Oct
23
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 23 @ 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
Oct 23 @ 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”
Oct 23 @ 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, October 23 from Noon – 3:00pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Cost for each session is $20/$15 for VAC Members. Please see the materials list and detailed class descriptions below.391395_4336354888297_2021976355_n

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

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

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

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

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

Primary (best to have) Colors:

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

Secondary (good to have) Colors: 

  • Viridian or Thalo Green
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Burnt Umber

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

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

 

2.)  Acrylic Matt Medium (clear, runny)

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

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

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

6.)  Paper Towels

7.)  Easel

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

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

10.)  Drinks and snacks

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

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

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

Pilates with Marcia Timboy
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Pilates Apparatus Workout on the Mat with Marcia Timboy

Monday evenings at 5:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Get the benefts of expansive apparatus work in a mat class utilizing fit balls, yoga balls, bands, weights, blocks and sliding pads. As in all good Pilates classes, you will access your core muscle groups with breath-work and initiate every acton by using your core muscles.

This is a full body workout. Strengthen your core: abs, glutes, hips and lower back. Move out to your upper body: rhomboids, trapezius, deltoids, triceps, forearms, wrists and hands. Work your lower body: inner thighs, quads, hamstrings, soleus, tbia, ankles and feet.

Use of equipment not only adds more challenge to your workout, it also assists to make certain moves more accessible. Marcia shares how the basic principles of Pilates apply to this equipment based mat workout. She explains the mechanics of each exercise, the part of the body benefitted, and how the exercise on the mat simulates work on the apparatus.

Instructor Marcia L. Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with over twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She has been a Physical Activity Educator for the UH/CTAHR’s Nutrition Education for Wellness Project, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator for the Nu`uanu YMCA, Fitness Center Manager at the Mauna Lani Bay Resort, corporate wellness presenter for Club One-San Francisco, Director of YO (Youth Outreach) Dance Project and a Physical Therapist Aide/Exercise Specialist. Marcia holds certifications with AAFA, Silver & Fit, YMCA, ACE, AEA, PhysicalMind Pilates Institute, A-I Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative© Breathwork, is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Authentic Pilates Apparatus and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Stained Glass Open Studio
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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NEW! Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings beginning August 7 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: Hocus Pocus (PG)
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Monday Movie Night: Hocus Pocus (PG)
October 23, 2017 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

 

Hocus Pocus: (1993, PG)

Join the Volcano Art Center’s October & Halloween themed Monday Movie Nights! Join us for a modern Disney movie classic, Hocus Pocus! After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.

Oct
24
Tue
2017
Dance Imagined with Karen Masaki
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Imagining dance – whatever can be felt or seen with the inner eye is the inspiration for physical movement. Volcano Art Center’s Dance Imagined workshop, with instructor Karen Masaki, encourages exploration and builds strength and fluidity for the pure exhilaration of movement.

The 5-session series will start on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  The one-and-a-half hour class begins with a general warm up, moving through all body parts to get the blood flowing and joints loosened.  Explorations of spinal and joint movements, alignment, and breathing help develop greater awareness and physical capacity.  Short improvisations inject laughter and fun while stimulating the imagination.

The class ends with a free dance segment, accompanied by a wide range of music, from classical to rock.

Join Karen Masaki for Dance Imagined at Volcano Art Center on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Class dates are October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Cost for a single class is $20/$15 VAC members or $50 for the entire series (paid in advance) for both VAC members and non-members. To register or for more information call 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

This class is appropriate for all who love to move.  No dance experience is necessary.

Karen Masaki has spent a lifetime surrounded by and immersed in the arts. Karen has performed in dance companies in Philadelphia, New York and Honolulu and taught at private studios and community colleges on O’ahu.  She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa.  She has studied modern dance with renowned teachers Betty Jones and Fritz Ludin, and ballet with Alaine Haubert, director of American Ballet Theatre’s William Gillespie School at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in California.  Karen grows and processes tea and is a long-time Ashtanga Yoga practitioner.

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Oct 24 @ 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.

Oct
25
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 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.

Oct
26
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 26 @ 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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

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

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

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

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

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

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Oct
27
Fri
2017
Yogilates with Marcia Timboy
Oct 27 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Yogilates with Marcia Timboy 

Friday mornings at 7:30am at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Sessions include exercises and poses (asana) to cultivate strength, stamina, stability and flexibility with particular attention paid to building tone in the deeper postural “core” muscles. Equipment such as blocks, resistance bands, weights, fit balls and yoga balls (simulating the resistance training of the Pilates machines) may also be utilized to further enhance strength and balance.

Yogilates was created by certified Pilates instructor and yoga practitioner Jonathan Urla in 1997, designed to integrate the Pilates methodology into the practice of hatha yoga for a more complete system of exercise.

Instructor Marcia Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, American Council on Exercise, Aquatic Exercise Association, Physical Mind Pilates Institute, Active-Isolated Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative® Breathwork,; is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Aloha Friday: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong
Oct 27 @ 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.

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Keiki Stained Glass Class
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

keiki stained glass pumpkin Keiki Stained Glass Class

Introducing the very first Keiki Stained Glass class at Volcano Art Center!

Now your child can try their hand at making stained glass art in this workshop for beginners. Students will learn basic stained glass construction tasks by completing a simple, 5-piece pumpkin design that can be hung in a window or made into a candle holder – just in time for Halloween!

The glass will be precut and will then be completed using the copper foil solder method of stained glass construction, which includes foiling, soldering, finishing, and decorating. Glass cutting and grinding will be demonstrated.

Glass artist Lois Pollock will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

Pumpkin candle holder stained glass“Keiki Stained Glass” will be held at Volcano Art Center on October 28 & 29: Saturday and Sunday from 9am-12pm. Class fee is $55/$50 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. This class is designed for children ages 11 – 13 and children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 4 children accompanied by their parent.

Please call to register, (808) 967-8222. 

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Oct
29
Sun
2017
Keiki Stained Glass Class
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

keiki stained glass pumpkin Keiki Stained Glass Class

Introducing the very first Keiki Stained Glass class at Volcano Art Center!

Now your child can try their hand at making stained glass art in this workshop for beginners. Students will learn basic stained glass construction tasks by completing a simple, 5-piece pumpkin design that can be hung in a window or made into a candle holder – just in time for Halloween!

The glass will be precut and will then be completed using the copper foil solder method of stained glass construction, which includes foiling, soldering, finishing, and decorating. Glass cutting and grinding will be demonstrated.

Glass artist Lois Pollock will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

Pumpkin candle holder stained glass“Keiki Stained Glass” will be held at Volcano Art Center on October 28 & 29: Saturday and Sunday from 9am-12pm. Class fee is $55/$50 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. This class is designed for children ages 11 – 13 and children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 4 children accompanied by their parent.

Please call to register, (808) 967-8222. 

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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Oct 29 @ 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
Oct 29 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

7 week session

>Dates of classes will be Sept 17 & 24, Oct 1, 15, 22 & 29 and Nov 5. Glazing will take place on November 5th, with pick up December 3 or by other arrangement.

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.

sunday clay pottery work exampleEight 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 $175/$162 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.

Two spots for hand builders remaining. Please call to register. 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Oct 29 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

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Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

7 week session

Dates of classes will be Sept 17 & 24, Oct 1, 15, 22 & 29 and Nov 5. Glazing will take place on November 5th, with pick up December 3 or by other arrangement.

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.

Eight 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 afternoon session is $175/$162 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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Oct
30
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 30 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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

 

Pilates with Marcia Timboy
Oct 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Pilates Apparatus Workout on the Mat with Marcia Timboy

Monday evenings at 5:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Get the benefts of expansive apparatus work in a mat class utilizing fit balls, yoga balls, bands, weights, blocks and sliding pads. As in all good Pilates classes, you will access your core muscle groups with breath-work and initiate every acton by using your core muscles.

This is a full body workout. Strengthen your core: abs, glutes, hips and lower back. Move out to your upper body: rhomboids, trapezius, deltoids, triceps, forearms, wrists and hands. Work your lower body: inner thighs, quads, hamstrings, soleus, tbia, ankles and feet.

Use of equipment not only adds more challenge to your workout, it also assists to make certain moves more accessible. Marcia shares how the basic principles of Pilates apply to this equipment based mat workout. She explains the mechanics of each exercise, the part of the body benefitted, and how the exercise on the mat simulates work on the apparatus.

Instructor Marcia L. Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with over twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She has been a Physical Activity Educator for the UH/CTAHR’s Nutrition Education for Wellness Project, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator for the Nu`uanu YMCA, Fitness Center Manager at the Mauna Lani Bay Resort, corporate wellness presenter for Club One-San Francisco, Director of YO (Youth Outreach) Dance Project and a Physical Therapist Aide/Exercise Specialist. Marcia holds certifications with AAFA, Silver & Fit, YMCA, ACE, AEA, PhysicalMind Pilates Institute, A-I Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative© Breathwork, is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Authentic Pilates Apparatus and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Stained Glass Open Studio
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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NEW! Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings beginning August 7 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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Oct
31
Tue
2017
Dance Imagined with Karen Masaki
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Imagining dance – whatever can be felt or seen with the inner eye is the inspiration for physical movement. Volcano Art Center’s Dance Imagined workshop, with instructor Karen Masaki, encourages exploration and builds strength and fluidity for the pure exhilaration of movement.

The 5-session series will start on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  The one-and-a-half hour class begins with a general warm up, moving through all body parts to get the blood flowing and joints loosened.  Explorations of spinal and joint movements, alignment, and breathing help develop greater awareness and physical capacity.  Short improvisations inject laughter and fun while stimulating the imagination.

The class ends with a free dance segment, accompanied by a wide range of music, from classical to rock.

Join Karen Masaki for Dance Imagined at Volcano Art Center on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Class dates are October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Cost for a single class is $20/$15 VAC members or $50 for the entire series (paid in advance) for both VAC members and non-members. To register or for more information call 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

This class is appropriate for all who love to move.  No dance experience is necessary.

Karen Masaki has spent a lifetime surrounded by and immersed in the arts. Karen has performed in dance companies in Philadelphia, New York and Honolulu and taught at private studios and community colleges on O’ahu.  She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa.  She has studied modern dance with renowned teachers Betty Jones and Fritz Ludin, and ballet with Alaine Haubert, director of American Ballet Theatre’s William Gillespie School at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in California.  Karen grows and processes tea and is a long-time Ashtanga Yoga practitioner.

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Nov
1
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Nov 1 @ 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.

Nov
2
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

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

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

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

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

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

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Nov
3
Fri
2017
Yogilates with Marcia Timboy
Nov 3 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Yogilates with Marcia Timboy 

Friday mornings at 7:30am at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Sessions include exercises and poses (asana) to cultivate strength, stamina, stability and flexibility with particular attention paid to building tone in the deeper postural “core” muscles. Equipment such as blocks, resistance bands, weights, fit balls and yoga balls (simulating the resistance training of the Pilates machines) may also be utilized to further enhance strength and balance.

Yogilates was created by certified Pilates instructor and yoga practitioner Jonathan Urla in 1997, designed to integrate the Pilates methodology into the practice of hatha yoga for a more complete system of exercise.

Instructor Marcia Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, American Council on Exercise, Aquatic Exercise Association, Physical Mind Pilates Institute, Active-Isolated Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative® Breathwork,; is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Mandala Mosaic Workshop with Mark Brody
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Mandalas are a naturally occurring design that shows growth, connection and wholeness. It is also the perfect format to lay out color, shape and pattern in your next mosaic. Guest artist and author Mark Brody will bring all the tools and materials for you to complete your own 15” glass mosaic mandala for interior or garden placement. In this class you will learn basic ideas of radial symmetry and use them in your own personalized glass mosaic. Mark will teach basic glass cutting techniques as well as specialized pattern-cutting skills to make this a lasting mosaic that can be placed indoors or out in the garden. Work on a light-weight, weather-resistant board that will be cut in a 15” circle.

A mandala is a multi-cultural design which uses the circle to show the connection of all the pieces. The design uses concentric circles to radiate outward or focus inward, and is a perfect format to learn to mosaic because the design has a natural flow and symmetry to it. Mark will go over the many different methods and materials of mosaic so that you will be able to start your next one on your own.

Discover more in the three-day “Mandala Mosaic” workshop on November 3, 4, & 5: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am – 4pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.  Class fee is $225/$200 VAC members plus a $25 materials fee. Bonus! All students will receive a free substrate valued at $25 to create your next mosaic after the class has ended. A variety of sizes from which to choose will be available. Class size is limited to 10 people (ages 15 and older).

Mark Brody has been teaching for over 15 years up and down the West Coast in San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle, has a fine arts degree in sculpture, a certificate in teaching, and is a proud member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA). He is also the author of the how-to mosaic book, Mosaic Garden Projects, which can be purchased during the workshop or online. For more information on Mark and his art, visit www.markbrodyart.com.mandala mosaic 3mandalamosaic mark brody 2

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Aloha Friday: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Nov 3 @ 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.

Nov
4
Sat
2017
Mandala Mosaic Workshop with Mark Brody
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

mandala mosaic 2Mandala Mosaic Workshop with Mark Brody 

Mandalas are a naturally occurring design that shows growth, connection and wholeness. It is also the perfect format to lay out color, shape and pattern in your next mosaic. Guest artist and author Mark Brody will bring all the tools and materials for you to complete your own 15” glass mosaic mandala for interior or garden placement. In this class you will learn basic ideas of radial symmetry and use them in your own personalized glass mosaic. Mark will teach basic glass cutting techniques as well as specialized pattern-cutting skills to make this a lasting mosaic that can be placed indoors or out in the garden. Work on a light-weight, weather-resistant board that will be cut in a 15” circle.

A mandala is a multi-cultural design which uses the circle to show the connection of all the pieces. The design uses concentric circles to radiate outward or focus inward, and is a perfect format to learn to mosaic because the design has a natural flow and symmetry to it. Mark will go over the many different methods and materials of mosaic so that you will be able to start your next one on your own.

Discover more in the three-day “Mandala Mosaic” workshop on November 3, 4, & 5: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am – 4pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.  Class fee is $225/$200 VAC members plus a $25 materials fee. Bonus! All students will receive a free substrate valued at $25 to create your next mosaic after the class has ended. A variety of sizes from which to choose will be available. Class size is limited to 10 people (ages 15 and older).

Mark Brody has been teaching for over 15 years up and down the West Coast in San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle, has a fine arts degree in sculpture, a certificate in teaching, and is a proud member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA). He is also the author of the how-to mosaic book, Mosaic Garden Projects, which can be purchased during the workshop or online. For more information on Mark and his art, visit www.markbrodyart.com.mandala mosaic 3mandalamosaic mark brody 2

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Nov
5
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Nov 5 @ 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.

Mandala Mosaic Workshop with Mark Brody
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

mandala mosaic 2Mandala Mosaic Workshop with Mark Brody 

Mandalas are a naturally occurring design that shows growth, connection and wholeness. It is also the perfect format to lay out color, shape and pattern in your next mosaic. Guest artist and author Mark Brody will bring all the tools and materials for you to complete your own 15” glass mosaic mandala for interior or garden placement. In this class you will learn basic ideas of radial symmetry and use them in your own personalized glass mosaic. Mark will teach basic glass cutting techniques as well as specialized pattern-cutting skills to make this a lasting mosaic that can be placed indoors or out in the garden. Work on a light-weight, weather-resistant board that will be cut in a 15” circle.

A mandala is a multi-cultural design which uses the circle to show the connection of all the pieces. The design uses concentric circles to radiate outward or focus inward, and is a perfect format to learn to mosaic because the design has a natural flow and symmetry to it. Mark will go over the many different methods and materials of mosaic so that you will be able to start your next one on your own.

Discover more in the three-day “Mandala Mosaic” workshop on November 3, 4, & 5: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am – 4pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.  Class fee is $225/$200 VAC members plus a $25 materials fee. Bonus! All students will receive a free substrate valued at $25 to create your next mosaic after the class has ended. A variety of sizes from which to choose will be available. Class size is limited to 10 people (ages 15 and older).

Mark Brody has been teaching for over 15 years up and down the West Coast in San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle, has a fine arts degree in sculpture, a certificate in teaching, and is a proud member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA). He is also the author of the how-to mosaic book, Mosaic Garden Projects, which can be purchased during the workshop or online. For more information on Mark and his art, visit www.markbrodyart.com.mandala mosaic 3mandalamosaic mark brody 2

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Nov 5 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

7 week session

>Dates of classes will be Sept 17 & 24, Oct 1, 15, 22 & 29 and Nov 5. Glazing will take place on November 5th, with pick up December 3 or by other arrangement.

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.

sunday clay pottery work exampleEight 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 $175/$162 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.

Two spots for hand builders remaining. Please call to register. 

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

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Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

7 week session

Dates of classes will be Sept 17 & 24, Oct 1, 15, 22 & 29 and Nov 5. Glazing will take place on November 5th, with pick up December 3 or by other arrangement.

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.

Eight 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 afternoon session is $175/$162 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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Nov
6
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 6 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Pilates with Marcia Timboy
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Pilates Apparatus Workout on the Mat with Marcia Timboy

Monday evenings at 5:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Get the benefts of expansive apparatus work in a mat class utilizing fit balls, yoga balls, bands, weights, blocks and sliding pads. As in all good Pilates classes, you will access your core muscle groups with breath-work and initiate every acton by using your core muscles.

This is a full body workout. Strengthen your core: abs, glutes, hips and lower back. Move out to your upper body: rhomboids, trapezius, deltoids, triceps, forearms, wrists and hands. Work your lower body: inner thighs, quads, hamstrings, soleus, tbia, ankles and feet.

Use of equipment not only adds more challenge to your workout, it also assists to make certain moves more accessible. Marcia shares how the basic principles of Pilates apply to this equipment based mat workout. She explains the mechanics of each exercise, the part of the body benefitted, and how the exercise on the mat simulates work on the apparatus.

Instructor Marcia L. Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with over twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She has been a Physical Activity Educator for the UH/CTAHR’s Nutrition Education for Wellness Project, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator for the Nu`uanu YMCA, Fitness Center Manager at the Mauna Lani Bay Resort, corporate wellness presenter for Club One-San Francisco, Director of YO (Youth Outreach) Dance Project and a Physical Therapist Aide/Exercise Specialist. Marcia holds certifications with AAFA, Silver & Fit, YMCA, ACE, AEA, PhysicalMind Pilates Institute, A-I Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative© Breathwork, is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Authentic Pilates Apparatus and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Stained Glass Open Studio
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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NEW! Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings beginning August 7 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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Nov
7
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Nov
8
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Nov 8 @ 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.

Nov
9
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

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

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

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

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

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

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Nov
10
Fri
2017
Yogilates with Marcia Timboy
Nov 10 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Yogilates with Marcia Timboy 

Friday mornings at 7:30am at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Sessions include exercises and poses (asana) to cultivate strength, stamina, stability and flexibility with particular attention paid to building tone in the deeper postural “core” muscles. Equipment such as blocks, resistance bands, weights, fit balls and yoga balls (simulating the resistance training of the Pilates machines) may also be utilized to further enhance strength and balance.

Yogilates was created by certified Pilates instructor and yoga practitioner Jonathan Urla in 1997, designed to integrate the Pilates methodology into the practice of hatha yoga for a more complete system of exercise.

Instructor Marcia Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, American Council on Exercise, Aquatic Exercise Association, Physical Mind Pilates Institute, Active-Isolated Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative® Breathwork,; is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Aloha Friday: Lei making with Randy Lee
Nov 10 @ 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.

Nov
11
Sat
2017
Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson
Nov 11 @ 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. Better yet, you might discover your newest passion.

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 (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black). Students from previous classes have been amazed by what they refer to as “happy color accidents.”

Patti Pease Johnson will tell you, “It’s all about playing with colors.” Why not reward yourself by creating your very own inspired silk scarf.

Join Big Island artist Patti Pease Johnson, for the Paint Your Own Silk Scarf workshop on Saturday, November 11, from 9:00am-12:30pm at Volcano Art Center. Cost for the workshop is $50 and $45 for VAC Members plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

This workshop offers you a great way to have fun with colors and dyes and make a stylish personal statement every time you wear it!

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. She lives in Kea‘au with her family and teaches painting at her home studio.
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Jazz in the Forest 11/11 4:30pm
Nov 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Jazz in the Forest

Saturday, November 11 | 4:30pm

The 2017 Jazz in the Forest series continues with two performances (4:30pm & 7:00pm) on Saturday, November 11 with “Tin Pan Alley” with Leslie Harlib & Hal Glatzer with Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones.

Leslie and Hal will regale us with versions of some of America’s finest songs from the 30’s 40’s and early 50’s  by Gershwin, Kern, Porter, Berlin, and others, guaranteed to warm your hearts and move your feet.

Jean 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.

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

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

Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday, November 10. After that, tickets will be sold at VAC Gallery & 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 11/11 7:00pm
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 Jazz in the Forest

Saturday, November 11 | 7:00pm

The 2017 Jazz in the Forest series continues with two performances (4:30pm & 7:00pm) on Saturday, November 11 with “Tin Pan Alley” with Leslie Harlib & Hal Glatzer with Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones.

Leslie and Hal will regale us with versions of some of America’s finest songs from the 30’s 40’s and early 50’s  by Gershwin, Kern, Porter, Berlin, and others, guaranteed to warm your hearts and move your feet.

Jean 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.

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

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

Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday, November 10. After that, tickets will be sold at VAC Gallery & 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!

Nov
12
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Nov 12 @ 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.

“Let’s Give Thanks” Chamber Music Concert at Ni‘aulani
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to present the Volcano Chamber Players, a string quartet, in a classical chamber music concert to kick off the holiday season and celebrate two holidays in November: Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. The “Let’s Give Thanks Concert” happens on Sunday, November 12, from 3pm – 5pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus  in Volcano Village.

Music by American composers will be featured, including popular songs by George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, and Jay Unger. Classical string quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Joseph Haydn will also be included in the program.

The Volcano Chamber Players include Glenda Johnson and Rumi Reeves on violin, Susan McGovern on viola, and Meg Saunders on cello. Roland Maurer, concert oboist from Kona, will make a guest appearance on the Divertimento by Bernard Henrik Crusell.

The Great Room provides the perfect setting for an intimate afternoon of music in the forest, steps away from the Ni‘aulani Sculpture Garden. Enjoy plenty of fun music for everyone, with light refreshments served during intermission. Tickets for the concert are $25/$20 for VAC members. To purchase tickets call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222 or purchase tickets online!

Funds raised from this event will support the Ni‘aulani Sculpture Garden and ongoing programs at Volcano Art Center. Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

 

 

From left to right: Susan McGovern, viola; Glenda Johnson, violin; Meg Saunders, cello; Rumi Reeves, violin

About the Volcano Chamber Players

Glenda Fern Johnson is a classically-trained violinist.  She started violin at the age of 5 in England, continued her training in Missouri and California, and received a Bachelor’s of Music Education from the University of Central Missouri.  She has taught music, English, and in her home studio.  Glenda was Concertmaster of the Independence Community Symphony, was a first violinist in the St. Joseph Symphony in Missouri, and also was the Concertmaster of the Scottsdale Symphony in Arizona for many years.

In addition to playing violin, Glenda is also an accomplished pianist and singer.  She retired to Hilo four years ago, which is where her mother and grandparents lived for many years.  Presently she is a member of the Orchid Isle Orchestra and the Volcano Chamber Players, and recently retired from the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra.  She teaches private lessons in her home in Pahoa and in Hilo.

 

Rumi Reeves began her classical violin training at 9 years old.  She continued her studies, graduating as a Music Major from California State University, Long Beach in the early 1980’s.  Taking various other non-musical paths along the way, she spent the last 20+ years as a Data Architect in the I.T. (Information Technology/Computer Applications Development) industry.  She moved to Pahoa 3 years ago, and her recent retirement has brought her full circle back to her love of music – and living her dream of playing the violin again.  She is taking lessons from Michael Russell, and is a current member of the Orchid Isle Orchestra, a new member of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra and also participates in several string quartets.

 

Susan McGovern was born and raised in Honolulu, and began violin studies when she was 10 years old.  She studied violin with Arthur Loventhal (Honolulu Symphony Orchestra) and Ralph Winkler (Eastman School of Music); she studied viola with Betty Deeg, principal violist of Honolulu Symphony.  She graduated with a degree in Music Education from University of Hawaii at Manoa.  He has played viola professionally with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, Maui Symphony Orchestra, and the Don Ho Show.  Currently, she is a member of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Kona, and the Orchid Isle Orchestra.  She and husband Rob moved to Volcano in 1985, where she worked as a Park Ranger in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  She was Education Director for the Volcano Art Center and currently leads Road Scholar education groups through five Hawaiian Islands.

 

Meg Malcomson Saunders began playing cello at age 10. She studied for several years in Pasadena California with Eleonor Schoenfeld, an internationally renowned cellist and teacher on the faculty of USC Thornton School of Music and Master Teacher at Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles. As life took its twists and turns, 40 years passed without a cello in her life, until Meg’s husband, desperate for a unique and inspired Christmas present, gave her a cello and a new hobby was born and a new passion rekindled. Muscle memory had survived!!

Meg has played principal cello for the Orchid Isle Orchestra for 6 years and with various string ensembles.  She played principal cellist for the UHH Performing Arts production of Miss Saigon in 2014 and has studied with Herb Mahelona in Hilo.  She currently is an active Realtor in East Hawaii and is available for teaching early cello learners. Teach them early because it really matters!! You don’t forget how to ride a bicycle.

 

RolandGuest Oboist:  Roland “Ohrlando” Maurer was born and raised in Switzerland, and became addicted to music when he was 8 years old. He played in several groups and orchestras on different instruments. After regular school, he studied oboe at the Conservatory in Zürich, and after six years of studies graduated with a Teaching Diploma, a Concert Diploma and a Conductor Certificate. With two additional years of studies, he added a Bassoon Diploma.  He made his living as a teacher, professional musician and conductor in symphony orchestras, operas and chamber music groups.

After 35 years, he needed a change in life, so he quit all his jobs and moved to Kona in 2011.  Although he wanted to leave everything behind, friends convinced him to take a few musical things along.  That was a good advice, since the “addiction” was still working.  After joining some local groups, he founded Ohrlando’s Chamber Ensemble in Kona. He and his wife Ursula have played dozens of concerts and performed more than a hundred different compositions.

Nov
13
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 13 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Pilates with Marcia Timboy
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Pilates Apparatus Workout on the Mat with Marcia Timboy

Monday evenings at 5:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Get the benefts of expansive apparatus work in a mat class utilizing fit balls, yoga balls, bands, weights, blocks and sliding pads. As in all good Pilates classes, you will access your core muscle groups with breath-work and initiate every acton by using your core muscles.

This is a full body workout. Strengthen your core: abs, glutes, hips and lower back. Move out to your upper body: rhomboids, trapezius, deltoids, triceps, forearms, wrists and hands. Work your lower body: inner thighs, quads, hamstrings, soleus, tbia, ankles and feet.

Use of equipment not only adds more challenge to your workout, it also assists to make certain moves more accessible. Marcia shares how the basic principles of Pilates apply to this equipment based mat workout. She explains the mechanics of each exercise, the part of the body benefitted, and how the exercise on the mat simulates work on the apparatus.

Instructor Marcia L. Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with over twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She has been a Physical Activity Educator for the UH/CTAHR’s Nutrition Education for Wellness Project, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator for the Nu`uanu YMCA, Fitness Center Manager at the Mauna Lani Bay Resort, corporate wellness presenter for Club One-San Francisco, Director of YO (Youth Outreach) Dance Project and a Physical Therapist Aide/Exercise Specialist. Marcia holds certifications with AAFA, Silver & Fit, YMCA, ACE, AEA, PhysicalMind Pilates Institute, A-I Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative© Breathwork, is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Authentic Pilates Apparatus and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Stained Glass Open Studio
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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NEW! Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings beginning August 7 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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Nov
14
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Nov 14 @ 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.

Nov
15
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Nov 15 @ 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.

Nov
16
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

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

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

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

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

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

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Nov
17
Fri
2017
Yogilates with Marcia Timboy
Nov 17 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Yogilates with Marcia Timboy 

Friday mornings at 7:30am at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Sessions include exercises and poses (asana) to cultivate strength, stamina, stability and flexibility with particular attention paid to building tone in the deeper postural “core” muscles. Equipment such as blocks, resistance bands, weights, fit balls and yoga balls (simulating the resistance training of the Pilates machines) may also be utilized to further enhance strength and balance.

Yogilates was created by certified Pilates instructor and yoga practitioner Jonathan Urla in 1997, designed to integrate the Pilates methodology into the practice of hatha yoga for a more complete system of exercise.

Instructor Marcia Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, American Council on Exercise, Aquatic Exercise Association, Physical Mind Pilates Institute, Active-Isolated Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative® Breathwork,; is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Aloha Friday: Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe
Nov 17 @ 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.

Nov
18
Sat
2017
Zentangle® Inspired Art: Tangling on Eggs
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Zentangle® Inspired Art: Tangling on Eggs

with Lois & Earl Stokes, Certified Zentangle Teacher

Saturday, November 18, 2017

10AM-1PM

Join Lois & Earl Stokes, Certified Zentangle Teachers, at the Volcano Art Center for an “egg-citing” time creating art using the Zentangle® Method. We will be tangling on Duck and Chicken Eggs creating ornaments for the holidays.

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.

This class invites all skill levels and requires no artistic experience. If you can draw a dot, a line, a curved line, S shape and a circle you can create Zentangle art. There are no prerequisites for this class.

Lois and Earl Stokes will gently guide you as you learn to create repetitive patterns that become beautiful works of art you can be proud of.

All materials and light refreshments included.

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

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Nov
19
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Nov 19 @ 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.

Nov
20
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Pilates with Marcia Timboy
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Pilates Apparatus Workout on the Mat with Marcia Timboy

Monday evenings at 5:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Get the benefts of expansive apparatus work in a mat class utilizing fit balls, yoga balls, bands, weights, blocks and sliding pads. As in all good Pilates classes, you will access your core muscle groups with breath-work and initiate every acton by using your core muscles.

This is a full body workout. Strengthen your core: abs, glutes, hips and lower back. Move out to your upper body: rhomboids, trapezius, deltoids, triceps, forearms, wrists and hands. Work your lower body: inner thighs, quads, hamstrings, soleus, tbia, ankles and feet.

Use of equipment not only adds more challenge to your workout, it also assists to make certain moves more accessible. Marcia shares how the basic principles of Pilates apply to this equipment based mat workout. She explains the mechanics of each exercise, the part of the body benefitted, and how the exercise on the mat simulates work on the apparatus.

Instructor Marcia L. Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with over twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She has been a Physical Activity Educator for the UH/CTAHR’s Nutrition Education for Wellness Project, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator for the Nu`uanu YMCA, Fitness Center Manager at the Mauna Lani Bay Resort, corporate wellness presenter for Club One-San Francisco, Director of YO (Youth Outreach) Dance Project and a Physical Therapist Aide/Exercise Specialist. Marcia holds certifications with AAFA, Silver & Fit, YMCA, ACE, AEA, PhysicalMind Pilates Institute, A-I Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative© Breathwork, is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Authentic Pilates Apparatus and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Stained Glass Open Studio
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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NEW! Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings beginning August 7 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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Nov
21
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Nov
22
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Nov 22 @ 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.

Nov
23
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

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

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

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

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

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

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Nov
24
Fri
2017
Yogilates with Marcia Timboy
Nov 24 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Yogilates with Marcia Timboy 

Friday mornings at 7:30am at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Sessions include exercises and poses (asana) to cultivate strength, stamina, stability and flexibility with particular attention paid to building tone in the deeper postural “core” muscles. Equipment such as blocks, resistance bands, weights, fit balls and yoga balls (simulating the resistance training of the Pilates machines) may also be utilized to further enhance strength and balance.

Yogilates was created by certified Pilates instructor and yoga practitioner Jonathan Urla in 1997, designed to integrate the Pilates methodology into the practice of hatha yoga for a more complete system of exercise.

Instructor Marcia Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, American Council on Exercise, Aquatic Exercise Association, Physical Mind Pilates Institute, Active-Isolated Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative® Breathwork,; is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Aloha Friday: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong
Nov 24 @ 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.

Nov
26
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Nov 26 @ 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.

Nov
27
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 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
Nov 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

 

Pilates with Marcia Timboy
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Pilates Apparatus Workout on the Mat with Marcia Timboy

Monday evenings at 5:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Get the benefts of expansive apparatus work in a mat class utilizing fit balls, yoga balls, bands, weights, blocks and sliding pads. As in all good Pilates classes, you will access your core muscle groups with breath-work and initiate every acton by using your core muscles.

This is a full body workout. Strengthen your core: abs, glutes, hips and lower back. Move out to your upper body: rhomboids, trapezius, deltoids, triceps, forearms, wrists and hands. Work your lower body: inner thighs, quads, hamstrings, soleus, tbia, ankles and feet.

Use of equipment not only adds more challenge to your workout, it also assists to make certain moves more accessible. Marcia shares how the basic principles of Pilates apply to this equipment based mat workout. She explains the mechanics of each exercise, the part of the body benefitted, and how the exercise on the mat simulates work on the apparatus.

Instructor Marcia L. Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with over twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She has been a Physical Activity Educator for the UH/CTAHR’s Nutrition Education for Wellness Project, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator for the Nu`uanu YMCA, Fitness Center Manager at the Mauna Lani Bay Resort, corporate wellness presenter for Club One-San Francisco, Director of YO (Youth Outreach) Dance Project and a Physical Therapist Aide/Exercise Specialist. Marcia holds certifications with AAFA, Silver & Fit, YMCA, ACE, AEA, PhysicalMind Pilates Institute, A-I Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative© Breathwork, is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Authentic Pilates Apparatus and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Stained Glass Open Studio
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio

NEW! Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings beginning August 7 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

RegisterOnline-btn

Nov
28
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Nov 28 @ 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.

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Nov 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.

Nov
30
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

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

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

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

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

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

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Dec
1
Fri
2017
Yogilates with Marcia Timboy
Dec 1 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Yogilates with Marcia Timboy 

Friday mornings at 7:30am at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Sessions include exercises and poses (asana) to cultivate strength, stamina, stability and flexibility with particular attention paid to building tone in the deeper postural “core” muscles. Equipment such as blocks, resistance bands, weights, fit balls and yoga balls (simulating the resistance training of the Pilates machines) may also be utilized to further enhance strength and balance.

Yogilates was created by certified Pilates instructor and yoga practitioner Jonathan Urla in 1997, designed to integrate the Pilates methodology into the practice of hatha yoga for a more complete system of exercise.

Instructor Marcia Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, American Council on Exercise, Aquatic Exercise Association, Physical Mind Pilates Institute, Active-Isolated Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative® Breathwork,; is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Aloha Friday: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Dec 1 @ 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.

Dec
3
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lBuddhist Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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