Calendar of Events

Feb
17
Sat
2024
Exhibit: Dietrich Varez Legacy: The Expanded Collection
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – May 26 @ 5:00 pm
The Volcano Art Center announces a very special exhibit opening on Saturday, February 17th honoring  the life, art and legacy of the artist and author Dietrich Varez.
The exhibition titled Dietrich Varez Legacy: The Expanded Collection features unpublished works of the artist which have recently been made available through the Varez Family Estate and a generous donation from the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibit opens daily from 9am -5pm at VAC Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and will be on display through May 26th, 2024.
For more information please call (808) 967-7565 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Mar
2
Sat
2024
The Sounds of Niaulani Musical Forest Tour
Mar 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

The Sounds of Niaulani Musical Forest Tour with Dina Kageler

Join us for free family fun in the Hawaiian Rainforest. A 45-minute playful and educational event suitable for all ages. You will learn about distinctive Hawaiian native plants and environment through song and story by Dina Kageler. Adults and children of all ages are welcome, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. This special event will begin at 9:30 am, at VAC Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. (19-4974 Old Volcano Road).
This event along with other future events is sponsored by the Atherton Foundation.

Mar
4
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Mar
7
Thu
2024
Heritage & Archival Film Series
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Volcano Art Center’s Heritage and Archive Program presents the first of the Archive Film Series. This project shares a glimpse of VAC’s unique 50 year history.

Digitized and restored footage is now available for public viewing highlighting the people and events that have shaped the arts and community at the summit of Kīlauea.

VAC invites members of the community to provide historical reference and personal enrichment to this archived material.

This program is proudly supported by funding through Hawai’i’s State Grant In Aid Program and will run monthly at VAC Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Old).

This presentation is free, although donations are greatly appreciated.

Mar
8
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery with Desiree Moana Cruz
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

desiree moana cruzAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Desiree Moana Cruz shares ‘ohe kapala and contemporary textile stamping and  often seen in hula kahiko style costuming.  She is an advocate for Kanaka Maoli practitioners and a member of Halau Na Kipu’upu’u of Waimea.

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i State GIA Wai Wai Program.

Mar
9
Sat
2024
Soft Pastel Still Life with Patti Pease Johnson
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

pastel still life student workingSoft Pastel Still Life

Exaggerate!  Be bold with colors and yourself using lights and darks and enjoy the marks you make on paper using a proven signature rotational method for success with soft pastels.

Now Big Island artist and instructor Patti Pease Johnson can help you gain the confidence and techniques of this centuries-old medium. Patti supplies the instruction and all materials along with guidance and inspiration for this process along with some handy tips for your creative journey.

Grow your knowledge of composition, color, and correcting problems!

Learn about the different types of pastels, different papers, fixing and mounting paper and backing. Then use newsprint to get the flow of arm movements to keep loose. Next, you’ll begin forming shapes and move into colors on pastel paper from close observation of the setup’s still life. Students will complete a 9×12-inch project.

The Soft Pastel Still Life Workshop will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. The cost for the workshop is $75 and $70 for VAC Members plus a $15 fee, inclusive of supplies. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

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

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Zentangle® Tribute to our Kamehameha Butterfly: Pulelehua with Lydia Meneses
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lydia Meneses, Certified Zentangle Teacher

Zentangle: Tribute to our Kamehameha Butterfly: Pulelehua will be held at VAC Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Road), on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at VAC Niaulani Campus, from 10am – 1pm.

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.  At first glance a Zentangle art piece appears intricate and complicated. But when students are guided through the process, some realize how simple it is and how fun and engrossing it becomes.

During this Zentangle art session we are paying tribute to Hawaii’s official state insect, the lovely endemic Kamehameha Butterfly (Vanessa tameamea) also known as Pulelehua. In some cultures the graceful butterfly is used to symbolize healing and transformation.

We will create our butterfly images by using two inspiring Zentangle guides known as step outs.

Class session will be guided with Zentangle’s tradition ceremony and method:

·       Gratitude

·       Appreciation

·       Relaxation

·       Mindfulness and awareness

This class is open to all levels, no Zentangle or art experience necessary.

Students are encouraged to bring snacks/beverages to share.

Cost is $35/$30 VAC members plus a $15 supply and facility fee.

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Hula Kahiko: Unulau, a hālau hula under the direction of Kumu Hula Pele Kaio
Mar 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Unulau, a hālau hula under the direction of Kumu Hula Pele Kaio

Saturday, March 9, 2024 | 10:30am

The Volcano Art Center’s Hula Kahiko program continues on Saturday, March 9th at 10:30am with a performance by Unulau, a hālau hula under the direction of Kumu Hula Pele Kaio. The performance is part of a year-round series sponsored by the Volcano Art Center at the kahua hula (hula platform) near the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

Unulau means “The multitudes of UNU”. UNU is a name that is shared by all hālau born from Unukupukupu. Unulau is anchored in the philosophy, teachings, and fire traditions of the hula ʻaihaʻa. Unulau continues to promote and perpetuate ʻike (knowledge) and education through hula – hula is the platform by which we engage, inspire, and inform our relationship to the environment and the spirit.

The performance takes place, rain or shine, in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats. National Park entrance fees apply. These free events are supported by Volcano Art Center’s members.

To donate to the Hula Arts at Kīlauea programs or to find out more information please contact Emily C. Weiss at info@volcanoartcenter.org or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

These free events are supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai’i or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jazz in the Forest: “Maiden Voyage”
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Jazz in the Forest:”Maiden Voyage”

Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 5:30pm

The Volcano Art Center’s Jazz in the Forest series continues on Saturday, March 9, at 5:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. The evening features  Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones. 

We begin on March 9, on our “Maiden Voyage” concert which includes compositions from around the world of jazz. On this initial jazz adventure for our jazz music year, we will feature compositions which will take us through  the history of our special American and world music, such as “April in Paris”, and “Strasbourg St. Denis”, to more down home pieces such as “Watermelon Man” and “Speak No Evil”. The band will include Jean Pierre Thoma -JP – on flute, and saxophones,  Asha Azama on keyboards and vocals, Joey Carroll on acoustic and electric bass, and vocals, and the great percussionist Russell Lundgren.  Come and enjoy “A Lovely Day”  with us.

Our schedule at the Volcano Art Center for later this year will include special tributes to George Gershwin, a historic tour through the varied life of the guitar in America from rural blues to avant garde electronics, and visitation to the giants of our jazz musical history.  Plans include our regular seasonal concerts, with new twists and turns.  Don’t miss any of this exciting year of jazz.

Tickets are $25 for VAC members ($30 non-members)!
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Mar
11
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Mar 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Mar
15
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Mar 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i State GIA Wai Wai Program.

Mar
18
Mon
2024
Liko Aʻe Spring Camp
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – Mar 22 @ 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Spring Camp

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Spring Camp.

A weeklong Spring Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from March 18 – March 22, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

The Camp will include: papermaking, music and puppetry, drawing, beading, accordion bookmaking & kapa stamping.
Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

Deadline to register is Monday, March 4, 2024.

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Mar
19
Tue
2024
Liko Aʻe Spring Camp
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – Mar 23 @ 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Spring Camp

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Spring Camp.

A weeklong Spring Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from March 18 – March 22, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

The Camp will include: papermaking, music and puppetry, drawing, beading, accordion bookmaking & kapa stamping.
Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

Deadline to register is Monday, March 4, 2024.

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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Mar
20
Wed
2024
Liko Aʻe Spring Camp
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – Mar 24 @ 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Spring Camp

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Spring Camp.

A weeklong Spring Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from March 18 – March 22, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

The Camp will include: papermaking, music and puppetry, drawing, beading, accordion bookmaking & kapa stamping.
Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

Deadline to register is Monday, March 4, 2024.

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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Mar
21
Thu
2024
Liko Aʻe Spring Camp
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – Mar 25 @ 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Spring Camp

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Spring Camp.

A weeklong Spring Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from March 18 – March 22, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

The Camp will include: papermaking, music and puppetry, drawing, beading, accordion bookmaking & kapa stamping.
Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

Deadline to register is Monday, March 4, 2024.

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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Mar
22
Fri
2024
Liko Aʻe Spring Camp
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – Mar 26 @ 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Spring Camp

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Spring Camp.

A weeklong Spring Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from March 18 – March 22, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

The Camp will include: papermaking, music and puppetry, drawing, beading, accordion bookmaking & kapa stamping.
Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

Deadline to register is Monday, March 4, 2024.

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lauhala Weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This month’s offerings include: Lauhala Weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales. Visitors and kama’aina alike are invited to experience a free, hands-on workshop.

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i State GIA Wai Wai Program.

 

Mar
23
Sat
2024
Reiki 2 Certification with Heather Penfield
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Reiki 2 Certification at Volcano Art Center with Certified Teacher, Heather Penfield

In this Reiki 2 Certification Workshop you will:

  • Learn the Reiki symbols and how to integrate them into a treatment
  • Discover distance Reiki and the benefits of sending Reiki over distance and time 
  • Practice Reiki on yourself and others using new techniques
  • Find out how easy it is to use Reiki in every day life as a tool for balance and well being 
  • Feel empowered to care for yourself, family, pets and others 
  • Experience an initiation into Reiki 2 

Includes:

  • Reiki 2 Certification with signed certificate 
Prerequisite: Reiki 1 certification  
 
Reiki is a complimentary holistic healing technique used to relax and balance the nervous system, assisting the body’s natural ability to heal and restore itself on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.

 

 The class fee is $ 160/$155 for VAC members 

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Puppets on the Path Performance
Mar 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Puppets on the Path as they celebrate The Sounds of Niaulani through a special blend of original music and puppetry representing the native rainforest in Volcano. The performance will be on March 23, at 3 pm. in Varez Hall at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village (19-4074 Old Volcano Road).

Puppets on the Path began as a special program at the Volcano Art Center in 1983. The production has  grown to entertain audiences in schools, museums, shopping centers and sciences conventions statewide, and beyond. Their original stories of songs and puppets through the years have protrayed both marine and forest ecosystems of Hawaiʻi, from coral reefs to the rainforests.

 The Sounds of Niaulani celebrates the Niaulani Forest trail, where Ka ʻApapane sings of her life among the hāpuʻu ferns and ʻōhiʻa trees, and where young mamaki and ʻōhelo  plants sing as they grow from a rainforest nurse log.  This special blend of nature, science, music and puppetry is the hallmark of the Puppets on the Path productions which continue to bring “edutainment” to audiences of all ages.

Puppeteers and musicians include Kate Schuerch, Loren Brownlea and Dina Kageler.  This free family-friendly theater production is a part of the 50th Year Anniversary celebration for the Volcano Art Center, and is sponsored in part by a grant from the Atherton Foundation of Hawai`i.

Although this performance is free, donations are greatly appreciated.
Mar
25
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Mar 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Mar
28
Thu
2024
Heritage & Archival Film Series
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Volcano Art Center’s Heritage and Archive Program presents the first of the Archive Film Series. This project shares a glimpse of VAC’s unique 50 year history.

Digitized and restored footage is now available for public viewing highlighting the people and events that have shaped the arts and community at the summit of Kīlauea.

VAC invites members of the community to provide historical reference and personal enrichment to this archived material.

This program is proudly supported by funding through Hawai’i’s State Grant In Aid Program and will run monthly at VAC Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Old).

This presentation is free, although donations are greatly appreciated.

Mar
30
Sat
2024
Mixed Media Papermaking with Mary Milelzcik
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Join artist Mary Milelzcik for a Mixed Media Papermaking workshop on Saturday, March 30, from 10 am to 2:30 pm at the Volcano Art Center in Volcano. Newcomers and Advanced students are welcome.  $70/ $65 VAC Members plus $38 supplies.

This workshop will introduce you to papermaking using recycled heavy weight Arches art paper with local plant materials, dyes and earth pigments. Using a using a household blender and various sized moulds and deckles, you are able to make paper in a variety of sizes, scrolls, layered artwork and create a painting with pulp. Participants are encouraged to bring flowers and plant material to add color, or other interesting things to imbed in their paper.

You will leave with a basic knowledge of papermaking, a variety of papers, pulp sources, and instructions on how to make paper at home. To allow for more paper making time, the instructor will source, prepare and cook plant materials for pulp, dyes and paint, in advance of the class. Plant fibers used in this workshop may include wauke (paper mulberry), ginger, old growth cedar, homegrown cotton bolls and flowers, lemongrass, cane grass, etc. (depending on availability).

If you have a special project in mind, or any questions, please email in advance to discuss how I can help you achieve your creative goals. Also, advanced Papermaking workshops and studio time are available at Arts Asylum for individuals and groups by appointment.   artsasylum@gmail.com

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Apr
1
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Apr 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Apr
2
Tue
2024
Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon
Apr 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon 

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, April 2nd – May 7th

A series of 6 drawing classes for children ages 8 to 14 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Ken’s lessons focus on drawing things from life. Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes will be encouraged as a way to prepare for more personal imaginary works. Field trips into the Niaulani Rainforest will also be included, weather permitting.

Ken enjoys working with Hawaii’s children and has done so since 1986 with the Artists in the Schools program, as well as in private lessons and summer camps. He has also worked with the developmentally and physically disabled with VSA arts.

Fee: $120/$110 VAC Members plus a $17 supply fee

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Apr
5
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i State GIA Wai Wai Program.

Apr
7
Sun
2024
Dietrich Varez Panel Discussion and Film
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dietrich Varez Panel Discussion and Film

The Varez Legacy program is an engaging, public program that will honor Varez’s life, art, and legacy through a free public exhibit, a talk-story event, a movie screening, and an online exhibition. The Programs share Dietrich’s deep connections to Hawaiʻi’s peoples, stories, and places which inspired him to create the art and writings he is well known for. A true artist for the people, Varez carved a deep understanding and appreciation of Hawaiian values and lifestyle that can be learned and perpetuated through his art. The Program begins with this free exhibition and also offers a free event on Sunday, April 7th which will provide insight into the life of the man behind the art.
Beginning at 2pm a film from VAC’s Archive Collection featuring Dietrich will be shared followed by a panel discussion of people who worked closely with Dietrich during his life. Volcano Art Center encourages all those who have been touched by his story as told through his prints, paintings, books and illustrations to attend the event which will be held in Dietrich Varez Hall at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Refreshments will be provided. Questions to be directed to Emily C. Weiss at (808) 967-8222 or via email at gallery@volcanoartcenter.org.
Apr
8
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Apr
9
Tue
2024
Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon
Apr 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon 

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, April 2nd – May 7th

A series of 6 drawing classes for children ages 8 to 14 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Ken’s lessons focus on drawing things from life. Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes will be encouraged as a way to prepare for more personal imaginary works. Field trips into the Niaulani Rainforest will also be included, weather permitting.

Ken enjoys working with Hawaii’s children and has done so since 1986 with the Artists in the Schools program, as well as in private lessons and summer camps. He has also worked with the developmentally and physically disabled with VSA arts.

Fee: $120/$110 VAC Members plus a $17 supply fee

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Apr
12
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery with Desiree Moana Cruz
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

desiree moana cruzAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Desiree Moana Cruz shares ‘ohe kapala and contemporary textile stamping and  often seen in hula kahiko style costuming.  She is an advocate for Kanaka Maoli practitioners and a member of Halau Na Kipu’upu’u of Waimea.

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i State GIA Wai Wai Program.

Apr
13
Sat
2024
Pen Sketching & Watercolor Washes with Patti Pease Johnson
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Pen Sketching & Watercolor Washes with Patti Pease Johnson

Saturday, April 13, 2024,  from 9 am – 12:30 pm at VAC Niaulani Campus in Volcano, Village.

Learn mixed media line and wash technique on 6 x 9” watercolor paper and create 2 paintings in the 3 ½ hour session. “It’s a great size for journal travel recording for lively illustrative looks,” says instructor Patti Pease Johnson. This workshop is a chance for beginners and intermediate students to experiment with simplified line exaggerations and painting outside the lines. All materials are supplied so it gives a person a chance to see if this is their creativity spark before investing in the materials.

“Simple line drawing for the outside of objects is what it’s about,” says Patti. “Make it a suggestion of the object. Draw and paint loosely. For example, no need to complete the leaf outside edge, have a closed petal on a flower, or a tree with full branches. White space is good, chant it when you begin painting,”

Your intuition and playful attitude are part of this journey. First is a discussion by looking at many samples and asking the question: is it about drawing vs. color? Students then practice the minimal drawing first on newsprint from looking at a simple still-life setup. Then it is redrawn on the watercolor paper, and outlined suggestively with the permanent black fine-tip pen. Students learn a pen hashing technique for the darkest darks and cast shadows; plus learn watercolor techniques of washes, blending, glazing, dry brush, and lift-off. A 4-page handout with a basic 10-step procedure lets you remember the steps.

Patti Pease Johnson has been a working artist for 27 years and a teacher of various mediums including two other watercolor techniques, soft pastel still life, and Plein air landscapes. Her workshops for painting on silk using liquid dye and wax resist. She has had artwork in numerous juried shows and has collectors in many parts of the world through gallery sales around the state of Hawaii.

The cost is  $75/$70 for VAC members, plus $10 supply fee, and a $5 registration fee. For more information call (808) 967-8222.

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Apr
15
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Apr
16
Tue
2024
Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon
Apr 16 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon 

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, April 2nd – May 7th

A series of 6 drawing classes for children ages 8 to 14 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Ken’s lessons focus on drawing things from life. Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes will be encouraged as a way to prepare for more personal imaginary works. Field trips into the Niaulani Rainforest will also be included, weather permitting.

Ken enjoys working with Hawaii’s children and has done so since 1986 with the Artists in the Schools program, as well as in private lessons and summer camps. He has also worked with the developmentally and physically disabled with VSA arts.

Fee: $120/$110 VAC Members plus a $17 supply fee

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Apr
19
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i State GIA Wai Wai Program.

Apr
20
Sat
2024
Liko A’e Keiki Plus One
Apr 20 @ 8:40 am – 2:30 pm

Liko A’e Keiki + One

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko A’e Keiki plus One workshop. The workshop will be held at VAC Niaulani Campus, Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 8:40 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki  8-13 years of age and one adult. The deadline to register is Friday, April 5, 2024.

This one-day workshop gives keiki and their parent, grandparent or any adult, a memorable opportunity to explore the arts together.
The classes will includes painting, zentangle, textile art treasure bags, and silk painting.

Cost: for one adult and one child $100/$92 for members of VAC. If you wish to enroll any additional adult or child, please call the office at (808) 967-8222. Additional keiki or adult $25/$20 (VAC member).

$25 discount for early registration. The deadline for early registration is Monday, March 25.

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Apr
22
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Quilt Workshop: Light Up Your Landscape
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am – Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm

Quilt Workshop: Light Up Your Landscape

Enjoy a two days of textile fun with Gloria Loughman“Light Up Your Landscape” workshop on April 22nd and 23rd, from 9:30am – 4pm,  at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

“Light Up Your Landscape” is a two-day workshop with the world-renowned quilter, Gloria Loughman, www.glorialoughman.com. She will be focusing on design principles, color schemes as well as quilting techniques.

Light is one of the most powerful tools that an artist can use in a composition. Fusing small squares, rectangles or diamonds of fabric, students can build up a landscape background that is full of light, contrasts, and drama. In this class, design principles including perspective and focal point will be outlined, and a variety of colour schemes will be displayed and discussed. Participants will then design their own wall hanging working from a photos, sketch, or picture. Fusing, invisible machine appliqué, free motion stitching and quilting techniques will be included. This workshop is suitable for new and experienced quilters. Patterns, hand dyed and painted fabrics available in class.

The class fee $250/$225 (VAC member) materials not included. (see list below)
Participants will be able to use their own materials. Gloria will have her hand-dyed materials for sale.

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Materials

Please bring a photo or sketch as inspiration. A simple scene with a beautiful or dramatic sunset sky and silhouette foreground is the most appropriate for this class.

Sewing Machine in good working order, machine manual, tools and accessories including a darning foot and walking foot. An open toed embroidery foot would also be very useful.

Pen and notebook
Pencil, eraser, cellotape, black medium felt tipped marker (e.g. Sharpie)
Large sheet of white paper – needs to be at least as big as proposed quilt size (can join). Rotary cutter, patchwork ruler, cutting board, optional small square (6 1⁄2 or 4 1⁄2 inches) Pins – lots of straight pins
1 metre (yards) of Freezer Paper
2 metres (yards) of fusible web – e.g. 24 inch Steam a Seam 2 Lite recommended. Narrower widths will also work well but you will need more.
Thread to blend with background and foreground fabrics.
size 80 topstitch needles
Scissors (both fabric and paper), Seam Ripper, tweezers
Batting – A little bigger than proposed quilt size. Suggest cotton, wool or any other thin batting. If not sure of size – I would suggest batting about 20 ins by 26 ins)

Fabric

Background – Bring a range of fabrics that blend well together in the colors needed for the background. It may work out that you actually only use three or four background fabrics, if they contain a range of colours. The important thing is for the fabrics to blend or overlap so that the color graduations are quite subtle.

Foreground- Choose fabrics to match your foreground details such as trees, buildings, foliage etc

Backing fabric – The same size as batting – suggest 20 ins by 26ins

There will be suitable hand dyed and painted fabrics available for sale in the classroom as well as optional patterns and variegated threads.

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Apr
23
Tue
2024
Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon
Apr 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon 

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, April 2nd – May 7th

A series of 6 drawing classes for children ages 8 to 14 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Ken’s lessons focus on drawing things from life. Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes will be encouraged as a way to prepare for more personal imaginary works. Field trips into the Niaulani Rainforest will also be included, weather permitting.

Ken enjoys working with Hawaii’s children and has done so since 1986 with the Artists in the Schools program, as well as in private lessons and summer camps. He has also worked with the developmentally and physically disabled with VSA arts.

Fee: $120/$110 VAC Members plus a $17 supply fee

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Apr
25
Thu
2024
Heritage & Archival Film Series
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Volcano Art Center’s Heritage and Archive Program presents the first of the Archive Film Series. This project shares a glimpse of VAC’s unique 50 year history.

Digitized and restored footage is now available for public viewing highlighting the people and events that have shaped the arts and community at the summit of Kīlauea.

VAC invites members of the community to provide historical reference and personal enrichment to this archived material.

This program is proudly supported by funding through Hawai’i’s State Grant In Aid Program and will run monthly at VAC Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Old).

This presentation is free, although donations are greatly appreciated.

Apr
26
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lauhala Weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This month’s offerings include: Lauhala Weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales. Visitors and kama’aina alike are invited to experience a free, hands-on workshop.

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i State GIA Wai Wai Program.

 

Apr
27
Sat
2024
Cooking with Canoe Plants 2 Workshop with Heather
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Join Heather Penfield on Saturday, April, 27, 2024 , from 9am – 11am., for the Cooking with Canoe Plants Part 2 Workshop at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus.

 

 

 

 

 

In this workshop you will dive deeper into the uses of the first edible plants brought to Hawaii by Polynesians, and explore 5 or more different plants and how to prepare them. You will gain hands on experience making recipes from start to finish, including salad, main course and desert. Heather will discuss  the nutritional, social and economical benefits on buying locally grown produce. The class will include: class handout with recipes, and in class samples.

You will be using in season produce which includes:

 Ulu (breadfruit), Uala (sweet potato), Olena (turmeric), Kalo(taro), Ko(Sugarcane), Mai’a(banana), Niu (coconut), Ohi’a ai (mountain apple), & Ki (ti)

All New Recipes! Beginners are Welcome!

 The class fee is $60/$55 for VAC members plus a $20 supply fee

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Apr
29
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Apr
30
Tue
2024
Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon
Apr 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon 

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, April 2nd – May 7th

A series of 6 drawing classes for children ages 8 to 14 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Ken’s lessons focus on drawing things from life. Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes will be encouraged as a way to prepare for more personal imaginary works. Field trips into the Niaulani Rainforest will also be included, weather permitting.

Ken enjoys working with Hawaii’s children and has done so since 1986 with the Artists in the Schools program, as well as in private lessons and summer camps. He has also worked with the developmentally and physically disabled with VSA arts.

Fee: $120/$110 VAC Members plus a $17 supply fee

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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May
3
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i State GIA Wai Wai Program.

May
4
Sat
2024
Waiho’olu’u Ola Indigo Dyeing Fundamentals
May 4 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

IMG-4170Waiho’olu’u Ola Indigo Dyeing Fundamentals Workshop 

Learn the magical process of creating with nature’s oldest natural dye, indigo. In this workshop, you’ll use traditional methods of banding and folding in traditional and modern resist styles to create patterns as you explore the alchemy of the beautiful plant pigment, indigo.

Learn to dye natural fiber goods in a plant derived indigo vat. Create resist patterns using folding, wrapping, and clamping techniques, as well as how to control hue density with multiple dyeing submersions. You’ll also learn the basic fundamentals of this historic dyeing process. Dyestuff will be provided, and each participant will leave with a new skill and understanding of Indigo Dye as well as their own finished sample pieces.

Participants may bring 1-5 small items of your own to dye, avoiding bulky or heavy pieces (towels, linens, yards of fabric, bedding etc.), as vat space and time are limited. Items must be cotton, linen, hemp, silk, or anything natural – no synthetics or blends, as they accept the color the best. Please pre-wash items in pH neutral soap for best result.

Class fee is $75/$70 (forVAC members) plus a $25 supply fee. No experience is necessary. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

IMG-4172Waiho’olu’u ola : Living Color Dyery is a creative natural collective started by a husband, Justin (the alchemist) and a wife, Wai‘ala (the artist) duo who work together to share the magic and alchemy of natural living color dyes; including indigo, olena, avocado, hibiscus, etc. Outside the joy of sharing the alchemy of natural dye in workshops with others, the two love sharing their love for the natural plant world and the process of co-creating consciously with nature.
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May
6
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

May
7
Tue
2024
Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon
May 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon 

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, April 2nd – May 7th

A series of 6 drawing classes for children ages 8 to 14 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Ken’s lessons focus on drawing things from life. Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes will be encouraged as a way to prepare for more personal imaginary works. Field trips into the Niaulani Rainforest will also be included, weather permitting.

Ken enjoys working with Hawaii’s children and has done so since 1986 with the Artists in the Schools program, as well as in private lessons and summer camps. He has also worked with the developmentally and physically disabled with VSA arts.

Fee: $120/$110 VAC Members plus a $17 supply fee

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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May
9
Thu
2024
Heritage & Archival Film Series
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Volcano Art Center’s Heritage and Archive Program presents the first of the Archive Film Series. This project shares a glimpse of VAC’s unique 50 year history.

Digitized and restored footage is now available for public viewing highlighting the people and events that have shaped the arts and community at the summit of Kīlauea.

VAC invites members of the community to provide historical reference and personal enrichment to this archived material.

This program is proudly supported by funding through Hawai’i’s State Grant In Aid Program and will run monthly at VAC Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Old).

This presentation is free, although donations are greatly appreciated.

May
10
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery with Desiree Moana Cruz
May 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

desiree moana cruzAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Desiree Moana Cruz shares ‘ohe kapala and contemporary textile stamping and  often seen in hula kahiko style costuming.  She is an advocate for Kanaka Maoli practitioners and a member of Halau Na Kipu’upu’u of Waimea.

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i State GIA Wai Wai Program.

May
11
Sat
2024
Home Herbalist Workshop with Heather Penfield
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Home Herbalist Workshop with Heather Penfield

Join Heather Penfield on May 11, 2024 at the Volcano Art Center and discover the amazing things you can do with herbal essentials. In this workshop you will learn germ boosting powers of plants & herbs and discover how to use them, and learn the art of making effective remedies at home. You will also watch how the products are made from start to finish, including salve, syrup, tincture, citrus cleaner, hand sanitizer and more.

Includes:

  •    Class handout with recipes
  •    In class & take home samples 

   Class fee is $60/$55 for VAC members plus a $20 supply fee

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May
13
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
May 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

May
17
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Ukulele with Wes Awana
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i State GIA Wai Wai Program.

May
20
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
May 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

May
24
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lauhala Weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This month’s offerings include: Lauhala Weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales. Visitors and kama’aina alike are invited to experience a free, hands-on workshop.

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i State GIA Wai Wai Program.

 

May
27
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
May 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Jun
1
Sat
2024
Exhibit: Diana Miller
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm
The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce Diana Miller Exhibiting at the VAC gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park from June 1st – July 7th, 2024. While the exhibit and reception are free, park entrance fees apply.  The exhibit will also be available for viewing on VAC’s website upon opening. For more information please contact Emily C. Weiss at (808) 967-7565 or email sales@volcanoartcenter.org
Jun
3
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Jun 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Jun
7
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Jun 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i State GIA Wai Wai Program.

Jun
8
Sat
2024
Hula Kahiko: Hālau Hula Malanai under the direction of Kumu Hula Liana Leiʻilima Kanaʻiaupuni Aveiro
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Volcano Art Center’s Hula Arts at Kīlauea 2024 performance series continues Saturday, June 8th with a presentation by Hālau Hula Malanai under the direction of Kumu Hula Liana Leiʻilima Kanaʻiaupuni Aveiro. The performance begins at 10:30am at the pā hula in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Although, the event is free, Park entrance fees apply.

 Hālau Hula Malanai is an offshoot of Hālau Hula Ka Noʻeau. Kumu Liana studied under Master Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang for more than 20 years, graduating as a Kumu Hula through traditional uniki ceremony, and passage. Hālau Hula Malanaiʻs hula geneology comes from na master Kumu Hula Auntie Maiki Aiu Lake and Auntie Mae Kamamalu Klein, dating back to the Royal Court Hula dancers. Kumu Liana continues to perpetuate the traditions and distinct “hula kuʻi styling in both the hula kahiko and hula auwana that has been passed down through generations from Auntie Maiki.

Kumu Liana supports and instills the importance of sharing hula at annual events including Huliheʻe Palace, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Maunalani’s Honu Release, Waimea Keiki Festival, May Day Celebrations, the Ukulele Festival, and many others.  She believes that sharing storytelling through hula is a responsibility as a kumu hula within the community.  Using the phrase “Hula is life” reflects her hula roots, genealogy, and goals for her halau.

 Hālau Hula Malanai is located at Konoho Kuahiwi in the uplands of Waimea with haumana ranging from age 4 to adult women.  Hālau Hula Malanaiʻs name was given by Kumu Hula Pili Pang and takes us to one of their core Hula auwana “Waika.”  Located in this area, Hālau Hula Malanai carries the name of the distinct Breeze that is clean, cool, and refreshing.  A breeze that promotes love on many different levels.

These free events are supported by donations from members of the Volcano Art Center. Donations are welcome to continue future programs. In case of extreme weather, there is a possibility that the performance will be moved indoors to the Kīlauea Visitors Center Auditorium where seating is limited.

Jun
10
Mon
2024
Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 1
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Summer Camp 1

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 1.

A weeklong Summer Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from June 10 – June 14, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222.
Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 28th.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

$50 off for early registration. Early registration deadline is Monday, May 13th

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Jun
11
Tue
2024
Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 1
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Summer Camp 1

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 1.

A weeklong Summer Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from June 10 – June 14, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222.
Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 28th.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

$50 off for early registration. Early registration deadline is Monday, May 13th

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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Jun
12
Wed
2024
Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 1
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Summer Camp 1

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 1.

A weeklong Summer Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from June 10 – June 14, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222.
Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 28th.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

$50 off for early registration. Early registration deadline is Monday, May 13th

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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Jun
13
Thu
2024
Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 1
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Summer Camp 1

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 1.

A weeklong Summer Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from June 10 – June 14, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222.
Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 28th.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

$50 off for early registration. Early registration deadline is Monday, May 13th

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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Jun
14
Fri
2024
Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 1
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Summer Camp 1

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 1.

A weeklong Summer Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from June 10 – June 14, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222.
Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 28th.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

$50 off for early registration. Early registration deadline is Monday, May 13th

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery with Desiree Moana Cruz
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

desiree moana cruzAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Desiree Moana Cruz shares ‘ohe kapala and contemporary textile stamping and  often seen in hula kahiko style costuming.  She is an advocate for Kanaka Maoli practitioners and a member of Halau Na Kipu’upu’u of Waimea.

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i State GIA Wai Wai Program.

Jun
17
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Jun 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Jun
20
Thu
2024
Heritage & Archival Film Series
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Volcano Art Center’s Heritage and Archive Program presents the first of the Archive Film Series. This project shares a glimpse of VAC’s unique 50 year history.

Digitized and restored footage is now available for public viewing highlighting the people and events that have shaped the arts and community at the summit of Kīlauea.

VAC invites members of the community to provide historical reference and personal enrichment to this archived material.

This program is proudly supported by funding through Hawai’i’s State Grant In Aid Program and will run monthly at VAC Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Old).

This presentation is free, although donations are greatly appreciated.

Jun
21
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i State GIA Wai Wai Program.

Jun
22
Sat
2024
Mixed Media Encaustics with Mary Milelczik
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

 

Join Mary Milelzcik at Volcano Art Centerʻs Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Road) on Saturday, June 22, from 10am – 2:30pm for the Mixed Media Ecaustics workshop. Beginners – Advanced are welcome.

Encaustic is a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment, which is applied to a solid absorbent surface. Each time a new layer is applied, it must be fused. The layers can be enhanced by adding fine art papers, carving with tools or drawing with pigment, oil sticks etc. Photographs can be transferred, and other materials embedded to create a variety of amazing results with depth and luminosity.

This is a hands-on workshop, where you’ll learn safe studio practices, encaustic painting basics, how to make your own medium, and set up an inexpensive encaustic studio.  Various encaustic techniques, photo transfer, and shellac burns will be demonstrated. After instruction and experimenting, you will have the opportunity to create two encaustic paintings to take home with you. Mary will provide encaustic paints, panels, and handmade paper to use as substrates, an assortment marking tools and brushes, and interesting papers, photographs, minerals, fibers, and other natural and found materials for students to incorporate into their paintings. Students are encouraged to bring other items they’d like to use.

Students with special projects or questions should email Mary in advance. The class fee is $70/$65 for VAC members plus a $55 supply fee. To register, call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org. Space is limited. For questions regarding the workshop content, photo transfers, or special projects, please email Mary  artsasylum@gmail.com prior to the class.

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Jun
24
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Jun 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Jun
28
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lauhala Weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This month’s offerings include: Lauhala Weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales. Visitors and kama’aina alike are invited to experience a free, hands-on workshop.

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i State GIA Wai Wai Program.

 

Jul
1
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Jul
8
Mon
2024
Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 2
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Summer Camp 2

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 2.

A weeklong Summer Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from July 8 – July 12, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222. Registration deadline is Monday, June 24th.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

$50 off for early registration. Early Registration deadline is Monday, June 10th.

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Jul
9
Tue
2024
Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 2
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Summer Camp 2

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 2.

A weeklong Summer Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from July 8 – July 12, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222. Registration deadline is Monday, June 24th.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

$50 off for early registration. Early Registration deadline is Monday, June 10th.

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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Jul
10
Wed
2024
Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 2
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Summer Camp 2

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 2.

A weeklong Summer Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from July 8 – July 12, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222. Registration deadline is Monday, June 24th.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

$50 off for early registration. Early Registration deadline is Monday, June 10th.

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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Jul
11
Thu
2024
Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 2
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Summer Camp 2

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 2.

A weeklong Summer Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from July 8 – July 12, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222. Registration deadline is Monday, June 24th.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

$50 off for early registration. Early Registration deadline is Monday, June 10th.

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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Jul
12
Fri
2024
Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 2
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Summer Camp 2

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Summer Camp 2.

A weeklong Summer Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from July 8 – July 12, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222. Registration deadline is Monday, June 24th.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

$50 off for early registration. Early Registration deadline is Monday, June 10th.

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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Jul
15
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Jul
22
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Jul
29
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Aug
5
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Aug 5 @ 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. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Aug
10
Sat
2024
Hula Kahiko: Featuring Kumu hula Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe with hālau Hālauolaokalani
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Hula Kahiko: Featuring Kumu hula Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe with hālau Halauolaokalani on August 10, 2024.

Volcano Art Center’s Hula Arts at Kīlauea performance series continues on Saturday, August 12th, featuring Kumu Hula Kahoʻokele Crabbe and hālau Halauokalani.
The performance is part of a year-round series sponsored by the Volcano Art Center.  For the series, hula hālau from across Hawai‘i are invited to perform each month.  The performance begins at 10:30am at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
After graduating in 1995 at Puʻupueokapu, Waikane, Oʻahu with traditional ʻuniki ceremonies under his teacher kumu hula Robert Cazimero, kumu hula Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe founded Halauolaokalani in 1999.
The hālau’s performance this year will honor Auntie Dutchie Kapu Saffery who was the spiritual “mother” of the halau and to many in the community. She was a graduate of Maiki Aiu Lake of Hālau Hula o Maiki and an ‘olapa of Papa Lehua who passed in February of this year. The hālau will present traditional mele kahiko as taught to Kumu Crabbe by his kumu, Robert Uluwehi Cazimero of Halau Na Kamalei. Special guest soloist Cathy Liliaokalani Kasparovitch Arnold will also perform.
Halauolaokalani is a branch of the hula family of Auntie Maiki Aiu Lake who was the teacher of Kumu Crabbe’s teacher, Robert Uluwehi Cazimero.
The hula performance is presented authentically in an outdoor setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats, and to arrive early as parking at the Visitor’s Center is limited, additional parking is available at the Steam Vents parking lot.

These free events are supported by donations from member’s of the Volcano Art Center. Donations are welcome to continue future programs. The Volcano Art Center is a non-profit educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary, and performing arts.

Aug
12
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Aug 12 @ 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. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Aug
19
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Aug 19 @ 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. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Aug
26
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Aug 26 @ 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. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Aug
31
Sat
2024
Exhibit: John Dawson
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm
The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce John Dawson Exhibiting at the VAC gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park from August 31st – October 13, 2024. While the exhibit and reception are free, park entrance fees apply.  The exhibit will also be available for viewing on VAC’s website upon opening. For more information please contact Emily C. Weiss at (808) 967-7565 or email sales@volcanoartcenter.org
Sep
2
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Sep 2 @ 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. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Sep
9
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Sep 9 @ 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. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Sep
14
Sat
2024
Hula Kahiko: Featuring Hula Iwalani Kalima with Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani Ē
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Volcano Art Center’s Hula Arts at Kīlauea performance series continues on Saturday, September 14th with a hula kahiko performance featuring Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima with Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani Ē. The performance is part of a year-round series sponsored by the Volcano Art Center. Hula hālau from across Hawai‘i are invited to perform each month.  The hour-long performance begins at 10:30am at the kahua hula (platform) in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Park entrance fees apply.

Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani Ē was founded in 1986 to coordinate cultural education programs that benefit Hawai‘i communities.  From Keaukaha – Hilo, HI. their hula lineage is from Uncle George Lanakilakeikiahiali’i Na’ope, a great master of Hula and Hawaiian Culture. He was also the co-founder of the world’s greatest hula event the “Merrie Monarch Festival”. Hālau kou lima nani e is proud to perpetuate his style of hula and regularly performs at numerous events, festivals, and competitions.  Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima shares “hula is one of the greatest avenues to keeping the culture of Hawaiʻi living, we embrace hula and enlighten people through our dance.”

The presentation is presented authentically in an outdoor setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats, and to arrive early as parking at the Visitor’s Center is limited, additional parking is available at the Steam Vents parking lot.

These free events are currently supported by donations from member’s of the Volcano Art Center.  Donations are welcome to continue future programs. The Volcano Art Center is a non-profit art and educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary, and performing arts.  Visit www.volcanoartcenter.org or call 967-8222 for more information.

Sep
16
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Sep 16 @ 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. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Sep
23
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Sep
30
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Oct
7
Mon
2024
Liko Aʻe Fall Camp
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Fall Camp

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Fall Camp.

A weeklong Summer Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from October 7 – October 11, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222.
Registration deadline is Monday, September 23rd.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

$50 off for early registration. Early Registration deadline is Monday, September 9th.

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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Niaulani Nature Walk
Oct 7 @ 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. These free events are currently partial funded by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program. Donations are greatly appreciated.  Participants meet at the Niaulani Gallery in Volcano Village. 

 

Oct
8
Tue
2024
Liko Aʻe Fall Camp
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Fall Camp

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Fall Camp.

A weeklong Summer Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from October 7 – October 11, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222.
Registration deadline is Monday, September 23rd.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

$50 off for early registration. Early Registration deadline is Monday, September 9th.

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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Oct
9
Wed
2024
Liko Aʻe Fall Camp
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Fall Camp

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Fall Camp.

A weeklong Summer Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from October 7 – October 11, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222.
Registration deadline is Monday, September 23rd.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

$50 off for early registration. Early Registration deadline is Monday, September 9th.

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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Oct
10
Thu
2024
Liko Aʻe Fall Camp
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Fall Camp

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Fall Camp.

A weeklong Summer Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from October 7 – October 11, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222.
Registration deadline is Monday, September 23rd.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

$50 off for early registration. Early Registration deadline is Monday, September 9th.

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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Oct
11
Fri
2024
Liko Aʻe Fall Camp
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

LikoAʻe Fall Camp

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko Aʻe Fall Camp.

A weeklong Summer Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from October 7 – October 11, from 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki ages 8-13.

Please provide snacks and lunch. Call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222.
Registration deadline is Monday, September 23rd.

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC.

$50 off for early registration. Early Registration deadline is Monday, September 9th.

Financial scholarships are available for those in need. Apply for a scholarship Here

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