Events

Jun
25
Sat
2016
EXHIBITION: Ka’u and Kīlauea Reflections
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – Jul 10 @ 3:00 pm
Kau Hospital

Ka`u Hospital, oil painting, by Douglas Davenport

Ka’u and Kīlauea Reflections

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

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

Pahala

Road to Pahala, oil painting, by Douglas Davenport

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

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

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

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

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

Davenport with art

Dr. Douglas Davenport with paintings and ceramics

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

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

Jun
29
Wed
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 29 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

clayPreschoolers & Parents “Fun with Clay”

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

Your preschooler will adore rolling, squeezing, twirling, and pulling easy-to-sculpt clay into fun and imaginative craft projects. The tactile nature of clay lets young children develop their imaginations and their motor skills while having fun.

You and your preschooler will be able to make, glaze and fire earthenware clay. These simple forms turn into possibilities for discovery of shape, texture and color. There is something very therapeutic about playing with clay even as an adult.

Join instructor Lisa Louise Adams for six, fun weeks of Fun With Clay, Wednesday mornings starting June 1, from 9am – 10am. Cost for the six week workshop is $55/$50 VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee.

Clay, like almost no other material, allows the immediate materialization and realization of the imagination at virtually any developmental level. It also encourages experimentation too and stimulates curiosity.

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

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Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm with Jo Caron

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

Jun
30
Thu
2016
Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

handbuilding clay class with lisa louiseHandbuilding with Clay | Thursday Afternoons 

Enjoy six weeks of playing with clay. Learn how to coil, pinch and slab-build form, manipulate and carve then let dry, get fired, paint on glazes and fire again! Quite a process and SO much fun! If you already know how to throw, wheels will be available.

For adults:

Thursday afternoons 2:30-4:30pm (June 1 – July 7)

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Jul
1
Fri
2016
Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stained Glass 6-Sessions | Saturday Mornings
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

AND

June 18, 25, July 2, Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jul
4
Mon
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 4 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 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

 

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

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul
6
Wed
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 6 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preschoolers & Parents “Fun with Clay”
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

clayPreschoolers & Parents “Fun with Clay”

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

Your preschooler will adore rolling, squeezing, twirling, and pulling easy-to-sculpt clay into fun and imaginative craft projects. The tactile nature of clay lets young children develop their imaginations and their motor skills while having fun.

You and your preschooler will be able to make, glaze and fire earthenware clay. These simple forms turn into possibilities for discovery of shape, texture and color. There is something very therapeutic about playing with clay even as an adult.

Join instructor Lisa Louise Adams for six, fun weeks of Fun With Clay, Wednesday mornings starting June 1, from 9am – 10am. Cost for the six week workshop is $55/$50 VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee.

Clay, like almost no other material, allows the immediate materialization and realization of the imagination at virtually any developmental level. It also encourages experimentation too and stimulates curiosity.

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Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm with Jo Caron

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

Jul
7
Thu
2016
Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Jul
8
Fri
2016
Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abstract Acrylics with Lisa Louise Adams
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

 IMG_1830Abstract Acrylics with Lisa Louise Adams

Have fun learning the fundamentals of color, value, and texture with strong design. Lisa Louise will share lots of techniques, demos, tools, materials, and sample paintings. Working with fast-drying acrylic paint allows lots of layers and adjustments toward the realization of your own unique abstract paintings. No experience necessary, just a willingness to experiment and discover your inherent creativity.

Cost: $65/$55 VAC Members plus $20 materials fee. Includes two 12″ x 12″ wood panels.  Saturday, July 9 from 11am-4pm.

Supply List:

  • Gesso
  • Gloss medium
  • Large pallette
  • Flat & tracing paper
  • Collage materials, decorative paper, etc.
  • Roll of shop towels or paper towels
  • Yellow, red, blue, black, and white acrylic paint
  • Assorted brushes ¼” – 2”
  • 2 water containers (32oz yogurt is good)
  • Sandpaper 100 grit
  • Apron/Clothes ok to get paint on
  • Bring a Lunch

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Jul
10
Sun
2016
Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Sunday Clay – Guided Open Studio with Chiu Leong & Emily Herb
Jul 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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Jul
11
Mon
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 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

 

Jul
12
Tue
2016
Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Jul
13
Wed
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 13 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

VAC YOGA CLASSES jpeg[1]Kripalu Yoga

Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm with Jo Caron

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

Jul
14
Thu
2016
Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking 

This workshop is an introduction to Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with Sensei Glenn Yamanoha.

Traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking is a relief printing technique that uses Japanese tools and natural materials. Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic process in four hands-on sessions. Attendees will learn the fundamental techniques of Mokuhanga such as cutting with chisels, preparing blocks and paper, registration, and printing with a baren (printing pad.)

The workshop will consist of five afternoon sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus starting on July 14

through August 11 (Thursday afternoons from 1pm – 3:30pm: July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11.)

Course fee is $80/$72 for VAC Members plus a $25 Supply fee. No experience is necessary for this workshop.

Mokuhanga differs from western woodblock in that it is water-based printing with sumi ink, watercolor and nori (rice paste), so no toxic solvents are used; it is printed with a hand held baren rather than a press; and it employs the accurate “kento” registration method, cut directly into the block. By utilizing non-toxic, “green” materials, it readily combines traditional processes with new printing technologies.

Yamanoha studied woodblock printing in Kyoto, Japan on a Monbusho (Japan Government) scholarship between 1988-90. Glenn lives in Volcano Village and runs Volcano Gravel.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Nights at the Center: “Reconstructing Kaluapele: Stories and Observations of Lava and Explosions”
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Reconstructing Kaluapele: Stories and Observations of Lava and Explosions

Do you know the stories of Kilauea: the legends behind boiling lava lakes, eruptions that shook the earth and clouds of sulphurous smoke drifting over the land? The narratives are sure to give you chicken skin!

Oral histories in the form of chants about Pele, her family, and their works, contain wonderfully evocative poetry and stories of volcanic or other natural events, cloaked in metaphor and hyperbole. Bobby Camara and Don Swanson will be holding an interactive discussion about Pele and how oral traditions about her can be interpreted in terms of what we know today about Kilauea. It will be an inspiring conversation and a magical evening at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus, Thursday July 14 at 7pm.

Kilauea and Kaluapele are amazing constructs of both imagination and reality.  Together Swanson and Camara are able to piece together a history of eruptive and explosive activity using feet-on-the-ground exploration and keen observations of sometimes-subtle differences of rock and ash.  They will also share some of their interpretations about the volcanic history of Kilauea by linking geology and cultural traditions so we may all gain a richer appreciation of this unique place.

This is part of Thursday Nights at the Center, an evening series at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and our environment. The series is intended to inspire, enhance our art and life experience and foster community connections. The event is free, but a $5 donation is greatly appreciated.

Bobby Camara was born and raised in Honokaa, retired from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and has lived in Volcano for over 30 years. He is a naturalist, geographer, ethnobotanist and researcher, and is passionate about learning and sharing information about his aina.

Don Swanson is a geologist and former head of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. He grew up in the shadows of volcanoes in Washington and studied Mount St. Helens for 10 years before, during, and after its infamous eruption in 1980. He has lived in Hawai`i for nearly 20 years,

Jul
15
Fri
2016
Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EXHIBIT: Quilts in the Forest/Quilts in the Park at Volcano Art Center
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center presents:

QUILTS IN THE FOREST/ QUILTS IN THE PARK

July 15—August 7, 2016

In Hale Ho’omana at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus

 Dedicated to the Centennial Celebration of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service

 

Quilt Exhibit is open to quilters of all ages from Hawai’i Island

3 quilts per entrant | $20 per entry | All quilts to be for sale or rendered not for sale but have a listed value

quilt image by jesse tunison

Categories: 

  • The Hawaiian Quilt (Traditional/Contemporary—max. size 85×105” (Queen)
  • Pieced Work—”Find Your Park” – max. size 48 x 72
  • Art to Wear— open
  • Bed Runner—max. size 24 x 72
  • Miniature Quilt—max.size 9 x 13

 

Online registration by May 27, 2016: ENTRY FORM

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Jul
16
Sat
2016
Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quilt Workshop with Roberta Muller
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Quilt Workshop with Roberta Muller, 10am – 12pm 

Roberta Muller will share basic quilting techniques on Saturday, July 16th at two 2-hour sessions, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, at Hale Ho`omana. Honu (turtle) Design Kits will be on sale for $ 10.00 and will include Honu applique, fabric, batting, backing, needles and thread.
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Zentangle® Inspired Art: Scratchboard
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
scratchboardZentangle® Inspired Art: Scratchboard
Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It is the repetitive nature of this process that puts you into a relaxed focus that some call meditation.
In this Zentangle® Inspired Art class you will use a scratchboard for your canvas. Lois and Earl Stokes, Hawaii’s first Certified Zentangle® Teachers will guide you through gently scratching away the top layer of black ink to reveal the light below. on Saturday, July 16, from 10am-1pm. You will explore the deeper harmony that the Zentangle® approach provides when you reflect on its metaphors for living a mindful life. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee.
If you can draw a dot, a line, a curved line, an S and a circle you can create Zentangle® art – Anything is possible one stroke at a time™

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Quilt Workshop with Roberta Muller
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Quilt Workshop with Roberta Muller, 1pm – 3pm 

Roberta Muller will share basic quilting techniques on Saturday, July 16th at two 2-hour sessions, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, at Hale Ho`omana. Honu (turtle) Design Kits will be on sale for $ 10.00 and will include Honu applique, fabric, batting, backing, needles and thread.
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Jul
17
Sun
2016
Exhibit: “Up Close” By Marian Berger
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

April 30th-July 17th

Opening Reception Saturday, April 30th 5-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Sunday Clay – Guided Open Studio with Chiu Leong & Emily Herb
Jul 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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Jul
18
Mon
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 18 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 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

 

Jul
19
Tue
2016
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

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

Jul
20
Wed
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 20 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Make Masks of the Endangered ‘Alalā with Volcano Art Center and The ‘Alalā Project!
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

 Make Masks of the Endangered ‘Alalā with Volcano Art Center and The ‘Alalā Project!

Volcano Art Center invites all ages to a mask making event on Wednesday, July 20th from 11:00am -1:00pm.  Held on the porch of the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park this is a free activity although park entrance fees apply.

Open to all ages, keiki must be accompanied by an adult, this hands-on activity will result in a mask depicting the endangered ʻAlalā.  Supplies will be provided, although participants are welcome to bring their own materials to add to the fun.

This activity is part of a series of programs and events benefiting San Diego Zoo Global’s Hawai‘i’s Endangered Bird Recovery Program.  Come learn more about the ʻAlalā and about the reintroduction of the species back into Hawai‘i’s forests scheduled for November of this year.   For more information call (808) 967-7565.

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

VAC YOGA CLASSES jpeg[1]Kripalu Yoga

Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm with Jo Caron

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

Jul
21
Thu
2016
Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking 

This workshop is an introduction to Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with Sensei Glenn Yamanoha.

Traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking is a relief printing technique that uses Japanese tools and natural materials. Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic process in four hands-on sessions. Attendees will learn the fundamental techniques of Mokuhanga such as cutting with chisels, preparing blocks and paper, registration, and printing with a baren (printing pad.)

The workshop will consist of five afternoon sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus starting on July 14

through August 11 (Thursday afternoons from 1pm – 3:30pm: July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11.)

Course fee is $80/$72 for VAC Members plus a $25 Supply fee. No experience is necessary for this workshop.

Mokuhanga differs from western woodblock in that it is water-based printing with sumi ink, watercolor and nori (rice paste), so no toxic solvents are used; it is printed with a hand held baren rather than a press; and it employs the accurate “kento” registration method, cut directly into the block. By utilizing non-toxic, “green” materials, it readily combines traditional processes with new printing technologies.

Yamanoha studied woodblock printing in Kyoto, Japan on a Monbusho (Japan Government) scholarship between 1988-90. Glenn lives in Volcano Village and runs Volcano Gravel.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Jul
23
Sat
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

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by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding” multimedia group show
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm

Endemic Understanding, group show, multi-media

July 23rd-Aug. 28th

Opening Reception Saturday, July 23rd, 5-7pm

Endemic Understanding showcases the extraordinary biodiversity within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island. Artists Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks. This exhibit honors the centennial celebration of the National Park Service.On display at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, 9am to 5 pm daily, the exhibition is free to the public though park entrance fees apply.  Contact (808) 967-7565 for more information.

Jul
24
Sun
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Jul
25
Mon
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 25 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 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

 

Jul
26
Tue
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

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

Jul
27
Wed
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 27 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

VAC YOGA CLASSES jpeg[1]Kripalu Yoga

Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm with Jo Caron

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

Jul
28
Thu
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking 

This workshop is an introduction to Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with Sensei Glenn Yamanoha.

Traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking is a relief printing technique that uses Japanese tools and natural materials. Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic process in four hands-on sessions. Attendees will learn the fundamental techniques of Mokuhanga such as cutting with chisels, preparing blocks and paper, registration, and printing with a baren (printing pad.)

The workshop will consist of five afternoon sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus starting on July 14

through August 11 (Thursday afternoons from 1pm – 3:30pm: July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11.)

Course fee is $80/$72 for VAC Members plus a $25 Supply fee. No experience is necessary for this workshop.

Mokuhanga differs from western woodblock in that it is water-based printing with sumi ink, watercolor and nori (rice paste), so no toxic solvents are used; it is printed with a hand held baren rather than a press; and it employs the accurate “kento” registration method, cut directly into the block. By utilizing non-toxic, “green” materials, it readily combines traditional processes with new printing technologies.

Yamanoha studied woodblock printing in Kyoto, Japan on a Monbusho (Japan Government) scholarship between 1988-90. Glenn lives in Volcano Village and runs Volcano Gravel.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Jul
29
Fri
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Jul
30
Sat
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Jul
31
Sun
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Aug
1
Mon
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 1 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Niaulani Nature Walk
Aug 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

 

Aug
2
Tue
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

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by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

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

kanikapila

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

Aug
3
Wed
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 3 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

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

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Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm with Jo Caron

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

Aug
4
Thu
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking 

This workshop is an introduction to Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with Sensei Glenn Yamanoha.

Traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking is a relief printing technique that uses Japanese tools and natural materials. Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic process in four hands-on sessions. Attendees will learn the fundamental techniques of Mokuhanga such as cutting with chisels, preparing blocks and paper, registration, and printing with a baren (printing pad.)

The workshop will consist of five afternoon sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus starting on July 14

through August 11 (Thursday afternoons from 1pm – 3:30pm: July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11.)

Course fee is $80/$72 for VAC Members plus a $25 Supply fee. No experience is necessary for this workshop.

Mokuhanga differs from western woodblock in that it is water-based printing with sumi ink, watercolor and nori (rice paste), so no toxic solvents are used; it is printed with a hand held baren rather than a press; and it employs the accurate “kento” registration method, cut directly into the block. By utilizing non-toxic, “green” materials, it readily combines traditional processes with new printing technologies.

Yamanoha studied woodblock printing in Kyoto, Japan on a Monbusho (Japan Government) scholarship between 1988-90. Glenn lives in Volcano Village and runs Volcano Gravel.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Aug
5
Fri
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Aug
6
Sat
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Aug
7
Sun
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

Niaulani Nature Walk
Aug 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

 

Aug
9
Tue
2016
Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symbiotic Affinities by Liz Miller

by Liz Miller

Exhibition: “Endemic Understanding”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Endemic Understanding on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 23rd to August 28, 2016 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases the extraordinary biodiversity found within the five National Parks on Hawai‘i Island.  The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply, with the exception of August 25-28 when park entrance fees will be waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday Weekend.  A special opening reception with the seven participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

by Margaret Barnaby

The artists, including Margaret Barnaby, Heide Cumes, Lanaya Deily, Jack Jeffrey, Susan Litteral, Liz Miller, and Karen Schuster were selected from the 2015 Hawai‘i Nei exhibition celebrating native species, and asked to further investigate the plants, animals and environments found within Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks yet  found nowhere else.

“The exhibition title Endemic Understanding refers to the ecological state of the species being unique to a defined geographic location, in this case Hawai‘i Island’s National Parks”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.“Through the exhibit we hope to honor the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and their role in helping to protect and understand our natural resources.”

Through a series of educational events, the participating artists gathered information which helped them craft between 3-5 works each, based on their unique artistic perspective.  The final curated show will showcase each artist’s in depth understanding of the species they chose to investigate further.

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

The Guardian by Susan Litteral

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as that of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  A great opportunity to celebrate the National Parks and view this exhibit is during the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, August 27, 2016, or during the whole the National Park Service Birthday Weekend which takes place August 25 – 28. The BioBlitz runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cultural festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Park entrance fees are waived and all events are free on these dates.

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

kanikapila

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

Aug
10
Wed
2016
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 10 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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