Calendar of Events

Feb
16
Sat
2019
EXHIBIT: NIUHI-SHARK: Honoring Kamehameha the Great in Paint and Prose
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the next fine art exhibition to be displayed at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in  Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park from February 16th – March 24th, 2019.  The exhibition titled NIUHI-SHARK honors Kamehameha The Great in both paint and prose with original paintings created by Carl F.K. Pao paired with selections from the book Kamehameha–The Rise of a King by Kāwika EyreThe exhibit in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of King Kamehameha’s death will open on Saturday, February 16th with artist and author present at an opening reception from 5 to 7pm. The public is also welcome to attend a panel discussion the day before on Friday, February 15th at 5:30pm at the Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

2019 marks the 200th year of the death of Kamehameha the Great. His beloved wife Ka‘ahumanu is said to have tattooed the exact date on her arm: May 8, 1819.  1819 was also the year of the breaking of the ‘ai kapu which freed men and women to eat together and later that same year, Chief Kekuaokalani, Kamehameha’s nephew fell with his wife Mānono on the battlefield at Kuamo‘o in a last and valiant attempt to defend the gods and the kapu system.  2019 is thus a year of reflection and emotion.

Hawai‘i Island is not only the place of Kamehameha’s birth, it is also the beautiful and dramatic setting of much of his life’s story, the source of his power, the home of his final days, and the hidden place of his bundled bones. It is fitting that several civic and social groups including ‘Ahu‘enaInc.,Royal Order of Kamehameha I, MāmalahoaHālau, I Ka Leo Ola O Nā Mamo,

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This commemorative exhibit showcases Pao’s artwork with key excerpts from the book Kamehameha–The Rise of a King and illustrations created for the book by artist Brook Parker.  The collection provides viewers a visual experience of important events in King Kamehameha’slife and the fascinating perspective from two very different styles of art.

DKE at GraduationDavid Kāwika Eyre has taught Hawaiian language at Kamehameha Schools for 23 years. His book Kamehameha—The Rise of a Kingwon a Palapala Po‘okela Award for excellence in Hawaiian culture, a NēnēBook Award, a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, and a Read Aloud America selection award. Eyre is the author of 7 books, the most recent a collection of haiku poems entitled not a one, published by Red Moon Press in 2018.  He will be signing copies of the award-winning Kamehameha book which provides the frame work for this exhibition on Sunday, February 17thfrom 11am -1pm at the VAC gallery.

Born and raised on the island of O‘ahu, Carl Pao graduated from Kamehameha Schools in 1989. He earned a BFA at the University of Hawai`i at Mänoa in 1994, with an emphasis in Ceramics (Outstanding Senior Ceramic Student Award).  Carl received his MFA with first-class honors in 1999 from Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland, Aotearoa. He returned to Hawai’i in 2000 to take his current full-time teaching position at the Kamehameha Schools High School in the Visual Arts.  In January 2018, Carl transferred to the Keaʻau campus.  Outside of his teaching schedule, Carl continues to create his own art.

A panel discussion beginning at 5:30pm on February 15that VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village kicks off the events and programs which support the exhibition.  All are invited to hear different perspectives on the life of Kamehameha, in particular his complex relationship with the Ka‘ū chief Keōua.  The exhibit and supporting events promise paint, prose, protocol and conversations providing cultural, historical, and educational experiences.

Kamehameha Lua Training with Kekuhaupiʻo by Carl F. K. PaoThe Volcano Art Center is honored to host the exhibition, NIUHI-SHARK: Honoring Kamehameha the Great in Paint and Prose through March 24th, 2019. The exhibition is planned to expand and move to the East Hawai‘i Cultural Center for Merrie Monarch Week, and will then possibly travel to the island of O‘ahu to be included in the Hawaiʻi Book and Music Festival.

Feb
18
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Feb 18 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops 

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

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

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

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

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Stained Glass Open Studio
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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Monday Movie Nights: Timescapes: Rapture 2012 (Documentary, NR)
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Nights: Timescapes: Rapture 2012 (Documentary, NR)
February 18 , 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
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Award-winning cinematographer Tom Lowe timelapse started out as a hobby. Braving the conditions, he would camp out in places such as Yosemite, or Joshua Tree National Park, shooting the night sky, then editing the footage and uploading short films to Vimeo.com. People quickly started to take notice, with some of his Vimeo videos racking up hundreds of thousands of views.

Simultaneously, Lowe launched the Timescapes.org forum, the largest community of timelapse shooters on the internet, which has grown to over 5,000 members. Two years in the making Tom’s debut film features stunning slow-motion and timelapse cinematography of the landscapes, people, and wildlife of the American South West.

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Feb
20
Wed
2019
Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

Classes focusing on Lauhala weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales will meet on February 13 & 27. 

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on February 6 & 20 with Erik Wold for clay tile making and glazing. Your custom-made tiles, inspired by our community, will become part of the “I Love Volcano” mosaic which will be permanently installed outside Hale Ho‘omana.  The community is invited to create tiles to be place in a large mosaic featuring the Ohia Tree design by beloved Dietrich Varez.  The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

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

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

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Ted Pirsig 

Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm

A mix of low-key asana (poses) alternating with seated pranayama (breath exercises) and ending with 20-30 minutes of meditation.
Props to bring, if you have them: two blocks, a strap, a blanket, and a meditation cushion. (There will be some props to share, if you’re without.)

 

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part V – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Five with Kaliko Trapp

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Five will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning January 10 through February 28, 2019 from 5pm – 6:30pm. This basics class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some basic Hawaiian language experience is preferred.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore. It is also recommended for students to have a Hawaiian language dictionary.
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Yoga with Heather Lewis
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Heather Lewis 

Thursday evenings at 5:30pm

Heather offers a Vinyasa/Hatha flow class with mindful meditation. Heather seeks to empower others through breath, movement and alignment. This class is for beginners to intermediate students. Cost is $10.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part VIII – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Eight with Kaliko Trapp

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Eight will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning January 10 through February 28, 2019 from 6:30pm – 8pm. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some Hawaiian language experience is required.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore.
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Thursday Night at the Center: Return to the Wild, One Year Later: An Update on the Reintroduction Efforts of ʻAlalā
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Thursday Night at the Center: Return to the Wild, One Year Later: An Update on the Reintroduction Efforts of ʻAlalā

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

Join us on Thursday, February 21 at 6:30pm for an update on the reintroduction efforts of the ʻAlalā. Through intensive conservation efforts 11 ʻAlalā, the endemic and endangered Hawaiian crow, have survived in native Hawaiian forests for over a year and have been joined by another 10.  Rachel Kingsley, the Education and Outreach Associate for The ʻAlalā Project, will provide information about this unique species, an update on the birds that have been reintroduced, as well as plans for future reintroduction efforts of the ʻAlalā. Please join us to learn more about this highly intelligent and unique crow species, integral to native Hawaiian ecosystems and culture.

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

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

Feb
22
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Stained Glass Basics I
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Now you can try your hand at making stained glass art in this workshop for beginners. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. 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.

“Stained Glass Basics I” will be held at Volcano Art Center on February 16, 17, 23, 24, 2019: Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 12pm. Class fee is $100/$90 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

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This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List. 
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Jazz in the Forest: A Tribute to Miles Davis
Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 5:30pm

Jazz in the Forest returns in 2019 for a Tribute to Miles Davis concert at VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village, featuring Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones performing Miles Davis compositions spanning 50 years of his original and groundbreaking creative directions! Miles Davis scan 2

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, Hawai‘i.

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Tickets are $20 for VAC members ($25 non-members)! Ticket holders will be able to purchase beer, wine, as well as pupus. 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, February 22. 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.
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Feb
24
Sun
2019
Stained Glass Basics I
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Now you can try your hand at making stained glass art in this workshop for beginners. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. 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.

“Stained Glass Basics I” will be held at Volcano Art Center on February 16, 17, 23, 24, 2019: Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 12pm. Class fee is $100/$90 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

IMG_0656You will complete this 4-session workshop with a finished light-catcher, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue working with stained glass.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List. 
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Volcano Insight
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Feb 24 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, January 6, through March 3, 2019, with no class on January 20. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

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

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

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

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

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

Erik Wold 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.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List.

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Feb 24 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, January 6, through March 3, 2019, with no class on January 20. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

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

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

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

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

Erik Wold 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.

One handbuilding space left. Please call to register. 

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Feb
25
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Feb 25 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops 

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

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

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

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

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Stained Glass Open Studio
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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Monday Movie Nights: Black Book (R)
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Nights: Black Book (R)
February 25 , 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

 

 After narrowly escaping death, young Rachel Rosenthal (Carice van Houten) becomes part of the Jewish resistance, assuming the name Ellis de Vries. Her superiors order her to seduce a Gestapo officer named Ludwig (Sebastian Koch). Ellis is successful in her mission but soon finds herself falling in love with her mortal enemy. Join us for this award winning German film that caught the eyes of many critics in 2006.

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Feb
27
Wed
2019
Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

Classes focusing on Lauhala weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales will meet on February 13 & 27. 

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on February 6 & 20 with Erik Wold for clay tile making and glazing. Your custom-made tiles, inspired by our community, will become part of the “I Love Volcano” mosaic which will be permanently installed outside Hale Ho‘omana.  The community is invited to create tiles to be place in a large mosaic featuring the Ohia Tree design by beloved Dietrich Varez.  The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

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

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

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Ted Pirsig 

Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm

A mix of low-key asana (poses) alternating with seated pranayama (breath exercises) and ending with 20-30 minutes of meditation.
Props to bring, if you have them: two blocks, a strap, a blanket, and a meditation cushion. (There will be some props to share, if you’re without.)

 

Feb
28
Thu
2019
Yoga with Heather Lewis
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Heather Lewis 

Thursday evenings at 5:30pm

Heather offers a Vinyasa/Hatha flow class with mindful meditation. Heather seeks to empower others through breath, movement and alignment. This class is for beginners to intermediate students. Cost is $10.

Mar
1
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Slack Key Guitar with Randy Lorenzo
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

Randy is a much loved long time member of the local music scene in Hawai‘i. He is a multiple Hoku and Grammy award winner. His resume is impressive, including recording with, or being a founding member of, Olomana, Country Comfort, Gabby Pahinui, Peter Moon Band, and Ry Cooder among others. He is also an accomplished solo performer and singer songwriter. Randy remains active, playing and recording locally and occasionally on the mainland.

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.

Mar
2
Sat
2019
“Exploring Tunnel Books” bookbinding workshop
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9am – 12pm

Get ready to take a trip down the rabbit hole in an adventurous tunnel bookbinding workshop where your imagination is your only limit.

A “tunnel” or “peephole” book is made up of pages bound by accordion folds on both sides and are “read” through a hole in the cover, and a cutout in each page, allowing all pages to be seen at once, front to back. This creates an illusion of depth and perception. The images on each page work together to form a three-dimensional scene inside the book that helps to tell a story. What will your story be? Be as wildly creative as you want to be! You will learn the basics of constructing 2 styles of tunnel books and design your own models.

Manini.Tunnel BookJoin instructor Charlene Asato on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9am – 12pm for the “Exploring Tunnel Books” bookbinding workshop at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. Cost is $35/$32 VAC Members plus a $10 materials fee. Prior bookbinding experience is not necessary, nor is tunnel vision or accordion skills.

Tools to bring: X-Acto knife with fresh #11 blade, cutting mat, scissors, pencil, metal edge ruler, bone folder or butter knife, glue stick, old magazine or catalog for gluing.

Optional: any art supplies such as colored pencils, crayons, photographs for collaging, scraps of paper, scoring board, portable paper trimmer, punches, rubber stamps or stencils.

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

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Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson
Mar 2 @ 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, March 2, 2019, 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!

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

Patti Pease Johnson’s artwork can be found at galleries and shops across the State and in collections around the world. Patti has a designer’s ability to distill natural subjects into their most essential forms and to rearrange them in her paintings. She lives in Kea‘au with her family and teaches painting at her home studio. For the month of February, her artwork is featured in the window display at One Gallery, Hilo. “It is all about abundance and arising imagination,” says Patti. The artworks include sculpture, mobiles, fashions, soft pastels, and clay objects.
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Mar
3
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Mar 3 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, January 6, through March 3, 2019, with no class on January 20. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

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

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

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

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

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

Erik Wold 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.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List.

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Mar
4
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 4 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops 

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

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

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

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

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Stained Glass Open Studio
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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Monday Movie Nights: 180° Conquerors Of The Useless (2010, PG) (Documentary)
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Nights: 180° Conquerors Of The Useless (Documentary, 2010, PG)
March 4 , 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

 

Directed by Chris Malloy Conquerors Of The Useless covers the journey of Jeff Johnson as he travels from Ventura, California to Patagonia Chile as he retraces the 1968 trip that Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins took in their Van. After finding footage of the 1968 expedition, Johnson decided to make climbing the Corcovado Volcano in Patagonia as his life goal and, after speaking to Chouinard and Tompkins, he planned his own journey.

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Mar
6
Wed
2019
Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Mar 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

Classes focusing on Lauhala weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales will meet on February 13 & 27. 

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on February 6 & 20 with Erik Wold for clay tile making and glazing. Your custom-made tiles, inspired by our community, will become part of the “I Love Volcano” mosaic which will be permanently installed outside Hale Ho‘omana.  The community is invited to create tiles to be place in a large mosaic featuring the Ohia Tree design by beloved Dietrich Varez.  The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

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

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

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Mar 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Ted Pirsig 

Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm

A mix of low-key asana (poses) alternating with seated pranayama (breath exercises) and ending with 20-30 minutes of meditation.
Props to bring, if you have them: two blocks, a strap, a blanket, and a meditation cushion. (There will be some props to share, if you’re without.)

 

Mar
7
Thu
2019
Yoga with Heather Lewis
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Heather Lewis 

Thursday evenings at 5:30pm

Heather offers a Vinyasa/Hatha flow class with mindful meditation. Heather seeks to empower others through breath, movement and alignment. This class is for beginners to intermediate students. Cost is $10.

Mar
8
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Randy Lee
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Mar
9
Sat
2019
Zentangle®: Lava Layers
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Zentangle®: Lava Layers with Dina Wood Kageler

March 9, 2019

10AM-1PM

Join us for this Lava Layers workshop in the Zentangle Inspired Art method.  We will explore repetitive patterns through a mindful approach to creating silhouettes and layers.  Just as stratum of lava have created our `āina, we will add layer upon layer of tangles to represent the birth processes of our island.  Our guide will be Certified Zentangle Teacher Dina Wood Kageler who will lead returning and new students with both familiar and new tangles, as well as additional embellishments including touches of color and fanciful borders.  Returning tanglers are invited to bring your favorite drawing supplies. Loaner supplies will be be available.

Students are invited to bring snacks to share. 

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

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

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Mar
11
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Mar 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

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

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops 

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

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

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

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

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Medicine for the Mind: Teachings in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition
Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Medicine for the Mind: Teachings in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition

Second Sunday of each month, 3 – 5pm

Authentic Mahayana Buddhist teachings to train the mind in the inner cause of fulfillment to discover a lasting source of happiness. Classes are free. Calabash donations for the Volcano Art Center are gratefully accepted.  Dress warmly and bring a cushion if you like to sit on the floor.  For more information contact Buddhist student Patty Johnson at 345-1527.

Stained Glass Open Studio
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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Monday Movie Nights: The Fall (2006, R)
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Nights: The Fall (2006, R)
March 11 , 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

This epic, dramatic and visually stunning story begins in a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles were an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances. This independent movie was filmed across 20 countries including India, Indonesia (Bali), Italy, France, Spain, Namibia and China and has become a modern classic that embodies the best of modern cinema.

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Mar
12
Tue
2019
The Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolor
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Anyone can paint beautiful watercolors – even you! Artist Nancy DeLucrezia will offer the “Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolor” workshop on Tuesday, March 12 from 4 pm – 7pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

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

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

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

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

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Mar
13
Wed
2019
Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

Classes focusing on Lauhala weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales will meet on February 13 & 27. 

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on February 6 & 20 with Erik Wold for clay tile making and glazing. Your custom-made tiles, inspired by our community, will become part of the “I Love Volcano” mosaic which will be permanently installed outside Hale Ho‘omana.  The community is invited to create tiles to be place in a large mosaic featuring the Ohia Tree design by beloved Dietrich Varez.  The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

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

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

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Ted Pirsig 

Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm

A mix of low-key asana (poses) alternating with seated pranayama (breath exercises) and ending with 20-30 minutes of meditation.
Props to bring, if you have them: two blocks, a strap, a blanket, and a meditation cushion. (There will be some props to share, if you’re without.)

 

Mar
14
Thu
2019
Yoga with Heather Lewis
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Heather Lewis 

Thursday evenings at 5:30pm

Heather offers a Vinyasa/Hatha flow class with mindful meditation. Heather seeks to empower others through breath, movement and alignment. This class is for beginners to intermediate students. Cost is $10.

Mar
15
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe
Mar 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_1182Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe

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

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

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

Mar
17
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Mar
18
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 18 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Mar 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops 

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

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

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

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

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Stained Glass Open Studio
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio ***CANCELED ON 2/4

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

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Mar
20
Wed
2019
Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Mar 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

Classes focusing on Lauhala weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales will meet on February 13 & 27. 

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on February 6 & 20 with Erik Wold for clay tile making and glazing. Your custom-made tiles, inspired by our community, will become part of the “I Love Volcano” mosaic which will be permanently installed outside Hale Ho‘omana.  The community is invited to create tiles to be place in a large mosaic featuring the Ohia Tree design by beloved Dietrich Varez.  The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

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

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

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Ted Pirsig 

Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm

A mix of low-key asana (poses) alternating with seated pranayama (breath exercises) and ending with 20-30 minutes of meditation.
Props to bring, if you have them: two blocks, a strap, a blanket, and a meditation cushion. (There will be some props to share, if you’re without.)

 

Mar
21
Thu
2019
Yoga with Heather Lewis
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Heather Lewis 

Thursday evenings at 5:30pm

Heather offers a Vinyasa/Hatha flow class with mindful meditation. Heather seeks to empower others through breath, movement and alignment. This class is for beginners to intermediate students. Cost is $10.

Mar
22
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Mar
23
Sat
2019
Pastel On-Site Landscape Painting with Patti Pease Johnson
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Enjoy the outdoors and take your painting beyond the four walls of a classroom in the Pastel On-Site Landscape Painting workshop with Patti Pease Johnson on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 9am – 12:30pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

You’ll receive step by step instruction in a proven rotational method for success, starting with form and fill, moving to value of black and white, then color. Your own natural style is brought to the surface. All materials will be supplied along with guidance and inspiration for your creative journey.

Initial discussion includes pastels types, papers, fixing and mounting. Then, use newsprint to get the flow of arm movements to keep loose. Next, you’ll form shapes, and move into colors on sanded pastel paper. Learn to exaggerate and be bold with colors, and the value of using the lightest lights and the darkest darks. Grow your knowledge of composition, color and correcting problems.

Students will complete one 9×12” project. Weather permitting, the workshop will take place outdoors at Ni‘aulani. Otherwise, the workshop will be held indoors with a reference photo.

Cost for the workshop is $50 and $45 for VAC Members plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

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

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Writing for Inner Exploration and Life Reflection
Mar 23 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

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A day of discovery with Award-winning novelist and teacher Tom Peek

Have you ever wondered how the place you come from influenced who you are? Or what memories you carry from your ancestors? Or how your personal history impacts your view of the world? Take a day out of your busy life to explore your deeper self and ponder the life you’ve lived so far.

Big Island author Tom Peek encourages you to “Discover the magic power of writing to stimulate the creative regions of your mind and unearth your meatiest memories, highest aspirations, zaniest ideas, and most incandescent insights.”

Join Tom Peek for “Writing for Inner Exploration and Life Reflection” on Saturday, March 23 from 9:30am to 4pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. Workshop cost is $75/$65 for VAC Members. To register contact the Volcano Art Center at 967-8222 or visit www. volcanoartcenter.org. Students are asked to bring a lunch and some pictures of your parents—at least one of each parent (unless you come from a single-parent family, in which case bring some pictures of your one parent).

Peek’s workshop includes fun, offbeat, and provocative “wild mind” exercises that provide participants with exploration tools to use in class and on one’s own. This workshop is perfect for journal keepers, bloggers, autobiographers, spiritual seekers, memoir and family history writers, and anyone who simply enjoys writing. No previous writing experience is necessary, just the desire to explore!

Attendees always give Peek’s workshops high marks. “I experienced a restarting of my fire for writing,” said one past participant. “This workshop will change my life,” said another.

Thought-provoking exercises include topics such as: “What passions guide your life?” “What mottos do you live by–or wish you did?”, “What’s the weirdest thing that ever happened to you?”

Peek, an award-winning novelist, has taught his popular Hawai‘i workshops since 1991, encouraging hundreds of islanders to write their own journals, blogs, family histories, stories, poems, novels, and essays.

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Mar
24
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Mar
25
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 25 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Mar 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops 

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

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

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

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

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Stained Glass Open Studio
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio ***CANCELED ON 2/4

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

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Mar
27
Wed
2019
Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

Classes focusing on Lauhala weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales will meet on February 13 & 27. 

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on February 6 & 20 with Erik Wold for clay tile making and glazing. Your custom-made tiles, inspired by our community, will become part of the “I Love Volcano” mosaic which will be permanently installed outside Hale Ho‘omana.  The community is invited to create tiles to be place in a large mosaic featuring the Ohia Tree design by beloved Dietrich Varez.  The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

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

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

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Ted Pirsig 

Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm

A mix of low-key asana (poses) alternating with seated pranayama (breath exercises) and ending with 20-30 minutes of meditation.
Props to bring, if you have them: two blocks, a strap, a blanket, and a meditation cushion. (There will be some props to share, if you’re without.)

 

Mar
28
Thu
2019
Yoga with Heather Lewis
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Heather Lewis 

Thursday evenings at 5:30pm

Heather offers a Vinyasa/Hatha flow class with mindful meditation. Heather seeks to empower others through breath, movement and alignment. This class is for beginners to intermediate students. Cost is $10.

Mar
30
Sat
2019
Landscaping with Native Hawaiian Plants
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Locally adapted. Relatively low maintenance. A habitat for beneficial organisms. These are just some of the positive aspects of incorporating native plants into your garden and landscape. Instructor Zach Mermel of Ola Design Group will teach the Landscaping with Native Hawaiian Plants workshop on Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 9am – 3pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll interact first-hand with a variety of native plants found throughout Hawai‘i Island’s various microclimates, and learn how to integrate these plant allies into your outdoor ecosystem. Join the fun!

Class fee is $35/$30 VAC Members.

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Mixed Media Encaustic
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Beginner & Intermediate Mixed Media Encaustic 

Join artist Mary Milelzcik for the Mixed Media Encaustic workshop on Saturday, March 30, from 10 am – 2 pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. Encaustic is a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment, which is applied to a solid absorbent surface. Each time a new layer is applied, it must be fused. The layers can be enhanced by carving with tools or drawing with pigment, oil sticks etc. Photographs can be transferred and other materials imbedded to create a variety of amazing results with depth.

Mixed Media Encaustic is a hands-on workshop, where you’ll learn safe studio practices, all the encaustic painting basics, and how to make your own medium.  Wet and dry shellac burns will be demonstrated. After instruction and experimenting, you will have the opportunity to create a 2 small finished encaustic painting to take home.

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

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

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Mar
31
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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

 

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

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops 

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

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

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

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

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

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio ***CANCELED ON 2/4

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

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Apr
3
Wed
2019
Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

Classes focusing on Lauhala weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales will meet on February 13 & 27. 

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on February 6 & 20 with Erik Wold for clay tile making and glazing. Your custom-made tiles, inspired by our community, will become part of the “I Love Volcano” mosaic which will be permanently installed outside Hale Ho‘omana.  The community is invited to create tiles to be place in a large mosaic featuring the Ohia Tree design by beloved Dietrich Varez.  The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

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

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

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

Yoga with Ted Pirsig 

Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm

A mix of low-key asana (poses) alternating with seated pranayama (breath exercises) and ending with 20-30 minutes of meditation.
Props to bring, if you have them: two blocks, a strap, a blanket, and a meditation cushion. (There will be some props to share, if you’re without.)

 

Apr
4
Thu
2019
Yoga with Heather Lewis
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Heather Lewis 

Thursday evenings at 5:30pm

Heather offers a Vinyasa/Hatha flow class with mindful meditation. Heather seeks to empower others through breath, movement and alignment. This class is for beginners to intermediate students. Cost is $10.

Apr
5
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Slack Key Guitar with Randy Lorenzo
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

Randy is a much loved long time member of the local music scene in Hawai‘i. He is a multiple Hoku and Grammy award winner. His resume is impressive, including recording with, or being a founding member of, Olomana, Country Comfort, Gabby Pahinui, Peter Moon Band, and Ry Cooder among others. He is also an accomplished solo performer and singer songwriter. Randy remains active, playing and recording locally and occasionally on the mainland.

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.

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

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_5761

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops 

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

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

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

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

IMG_6601 IMG_6604

 

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

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio ***CANCELED ON 2/4

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

RegisterOnline-btn

Apr
10
Wed
2019
Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

Classes focusing on Lauhala weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales will meet on February 13 & 27. 

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on February 6 & 20 with Erik Wold for clay tile making and glazing. Your custom-made tiles, inspired by our community, will become part of the “I Love Volcano” mosaic which will be permanently installed outside Hale Ho‘omana.  The community is invited to create tiles to be place in a large mosaic featuring the Ohia Tree design by beloved Dietrich Varez.  The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

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

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

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

Yoga with Ted Pirsig 

Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm

A mix of low-key asana (poses) alternating with seated pranayama (breath exercises) and ending with 20-30 minutes of meditation.
Props to bring, if you have them: two blocks, a strap, a blanket, and a meditation cushion. (There will be some props to share, if you’re without.)

 

Apr
11
Thu
2019
Yoga with Heather Lewis
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Heather Lewis 

Thursday evenings at 5:30pm

Heather offers a Vinyasa/Hatha flow class with mindful meditation. Heather seeks to empower others through breath, movement and alignment. This class is for beginners to intermediate students. Cost is $10.

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

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

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

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

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

meditating-buddha-AU32_lVolcano Insight

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_5761

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops 

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

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

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

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

IMG_6601 IMG_6604

 

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

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio ***CANCELED ON 2/4

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

RegisterOnline-btn

Apr
17
Wed
2019
Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

Classes focusing on Lauhala weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales will meet on February 13 & 27. 

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on February 6 & 20 with Erik Wold for clay tile making and glazing. Your custom-made tiles, inspired by our community, will become part of the “I Love Volcano” mosaic which will be permanently installed outside Hale Ho‘omana.  The community is invited to create tiles to be place in a large mosaic featuring the Ohia Tree design by beloved Dietrich Varez.  The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

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

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

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

Yoga with Ted Pirsig 

Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm

A mix of low-key asana (poses) alternating with seated pranayama (breath exercises) and ending with 20-30 minutes of meditation.
Props to bring, if you have them: two blocks, a strap, a blanket, and a meditation cushion. (There will be some props to share, if you’re without.)