Calendar of Events

Jul
13
Sat
2024
Hawaiʻi Nei Invitational Exhibition
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm

Hawaiʻi Nei Invitational Exhibition
July 13th – August 25th

 Exhibiting at the VAC gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce the Hawaiʻi Nei Invitational Exhibition.

The multi-media exhibition showcases seven outstanding artists who were selected from the Hawai`i Nei 2023 Art Contest celebrating Hawai`i Island’s native species held at Wailoa Art Center.   The artists including Jane Bonus, Yumi Doi, Makoa Freitas, Ethan Froney, Mark Martel, Rayme Yang-Kaula and Mariana Zopel were invited to explore the basic design element of Lines in their new works of art created specifically for this exhibition.  

As a graphic element lines can be used to define shapes and figures, and also indicate motion, and emotion.  In the visual arts, lines are made when you draw or paint marks on a paper or canvas, or when material such as wood, glass and metal are carved, bent or shaped. Lines are also made by photographers or filmmakers when they choose how to angle their cameras or compose their image.

Visit VAC Gallery to see how the artists creatively incorporated lines in their selected medium to represent Hawaiʻi’s native species or landscape found within Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The public is invited to meet the participating artists at the opening reception from 2-4pm on Saturday, July 13th.  The exhibition may also be viewed online at www.volcanoartcenter.org
 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

Jul
19
Fri
2024
EXHIBIT: Quilts In The Forest – 50 Years of Creativity
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm

Quilts In The Forest – 50 Years of Creativity  – Volcano Art Center’s 5th Biennial Quilt and Fiber Arts Exhibit
Opening reception:  Friday, July 19, from 4pm. – 6pm.

Volcano Art Center is inviting all fabric and fiber artists in the state of Hawaiʻi to its 5th biennial quilt show, Quilts In The Forest – 50 Year of Creativity.  This year’s exhibit hopes to inspire artists to create works of art steeped in the rich traditions and history of the past or to explore new and innovative ways in quilting.  The exhibition will be open Wednesdays – Sundays from July 19 – August 11, 10am -4pm. (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays) at VAC’s Niaulani campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village. For more information contact Fia Mattice, at (808) 967-8222 or via email info@volcanoartcenter.org.  Volcano Art Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created in 1974 whose mission is to promote, develop and perpetuate the artistic, cultural and environmental heritage of Hawaiʻi’s people through the arts and education.  Please visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

The show displays the talent of Hawaiʻi Island quilters, both amateur and professional. The exhibition is free of charge however donations are greatly accepted.

 

Jul
25
Thu
2024
The Volcano Art Center invites you to a free drawing class with artist Ken Charon!
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Free Drawing Classes with Ken Charon

Gain inspiration from the stunning natural environment of VAC’s Niaulani Forest. This one-and-a-half-hour instructional class will meet at 11am. at VAC’s Niaulani Campus Thursday, July 18 & 25th.
Free to adult visitors, island residents and keiki over seven years of age accompanied by an adult.

Charon covers basic drawing techniques and other helpful tips before leading participants to a scenic location to capture its unique natural beauty.

Sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the class, please arrive prior to the 11a.m. start time to ensure your place. Bring supplies if you wish, otherwise supplies will provided.  Dress for both warm sun and chilly rain, as the weather is unpredictable. These offerings are free of charge with partial support from the Hawai’i County Waiwai Program.  For more information call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

 

Jul
26
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lauhala Weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales
Jul 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  Hawaiʻi  Tourism Authority.

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
2
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Aug 2 @ 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 Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

 

Aug
3
Sat
2024
Fabric & Fiber Pop-Up Shop
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fabric & Fiber & Fun Pop-Up Shop from 10am – 3pm | Saturday, August 3rd

The Volcano Art Center invites anyone interested in fabric and textiles to the exciting pop-up store with fabric and fiber artists on Saturday, August 3rd from 10am – 3pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani campus in Volcano Village.  The artists will provide insight and inspiration to the wonderful world of fiber arts.

In conjunction with “Quilts in the Forest”, VAC  5th biennial quilt show, open Wed – Sun, 10-4, July 19 – August 11.
Indigo and TieDye artist Ann Kalber, silk and fiber artist Patti Pease Johnson, quilters Catherine Wynne, Trudy Koszarek and Brigitte Bloecher, Cynner Wenner from Ming Gei and Chris Albus will be sharing their work and experiences.
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
9
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Botanical Stamping with Desiree Moana Cruz
Aug 9 @ 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.

Utilizing plants cultivated in her garden and others collected from the forests, Desiree Moana Cruz will share traditional and contemporary dye processes and the use of repetitive symbolism featured in hula garments. She is an advocate for Hawaiian practitioners and a member of Hālau Na Kipuʻupuʻu of Waimea.

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

 

Aug
10
Sat
2024
Abstract Watercolors with Broken Glass with Patti Pease Johnson
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

student working 2 250dpi Abstract Watercolors with Broken Glass

Join Big Island artist, Patti Pease Johnson for the Abstract Watercolors workshop on Saturday, August 10th, from 9am – 12:30pm at Volcano Art Center. Cost for the workshop is $75 and $70 for VAC Members plus a $15 supply fee. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

Imagine glass being shattered. The random shapes and patterns are totally unpredictable. Now take these haphazard glass pieces and marry them with watercolors; then add your own playful attitude. This is Experimental Watercolors! Like music on paper, colors flow in delicate waves.

Each student will create three to five separate 8×8 inch watercolor paintings on cold press watercolor paper using pre-broken glass as a catalyst to spark creativity. Students will also be taught theories of good composition, along with color theory and color wheel use. Abstract qualities are the focus in this workshop using three – four paints right out of the tube with the glass. After the first drying and glass removal, each piece is brought to further expressiveness by using detailed watercolor techniques of washes, spatters, lifting, value gradations, dry brush and more.

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

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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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 10th, 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 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.
Although these events are free, park entrance fees apply.

These free events are supported in part by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority through the Kūkulu Ola Program.

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.

Help Support the Hula Arts Here

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
16
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Aug 16 @ 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 Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

Aug
17
Sat
2024
Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An exhibition of imagery from VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program (HAP) focused on VAC’s history of dance. In honor of VAC’s 50th Anniversary year, the exhibition shares iconic photographs by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1974 – 1985. The historical exhibit also features films sharing the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island and highlights the founder of the Dance program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, Earnest T. Morgan (1947-1992).  Both Morgan and Trina Nahm-Mijo, founder of the Dance program at Hawai‘i Community College, started the first modern dance company in the state of Hawaiʻi called “Dance O Hawai‘i” and coordinated summer dance retreats in the creative environment of  Volcano for many years.  The Volcano Art Center is pleased to share these images through its Heritage and Archive Program (HAP), funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Grant In Aid (GIA) Program. The Exhibit will be on display August 17th – September 8th, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am -4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

**SOLD OUT** Dance Events* Dancing At The Source! Moving The Future!
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Volcano Art Center in partnership with Grassroots Community Development Group (GCDG), and Compassion & Choices (CC) presents Dancing At The Source! Moving The Future! The event is a fundraiser for the VAC Heritage and Archival Project and the Big Island Dance Council, on Saturday, August 17th, 2024. This intimate, dance performance celebrates VAC’s 50th Anniversary and highlights the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island. Beginning at 5 pm with a free dance performance in The Sculpture Garden at Niaulani, the public is invited to a brief, 30-minute, performance that nods to VAC’s history with dance interacting with the natural environment.

A second fundraising performance begins at 7 pm in Dietrich Varez Hall, also located at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. This special event could make you laugh, cry, or remember past pieces choreographed by the founder of the Volcano Dance Retreats, Earnest T. Morgan.  The legacy dance Performance focuses on works that celebrate the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats and upcoming dancers who carry on this dance legacy. Iconic photographs from past Dance Retreats, taken by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1975 – 1985 will be on display and made available through VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program. This event is co-sponsored by VAC, GCDG, and CC.  A silent auction fundraiser will accompany this special Legacy Concert.  Seating is extremely limited. Tickets are $50 for VAC Members/ $60 for non-members. Both events are held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd) in Volcano Village.

Aug
18
Sun
2024
Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An exhibition of imagery from VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program (HAP) focused on VAC’s history of dance. In honor of VAC’s 50th Anniversary year, the exhibition shares iconic photographs by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1974 – 1985. The historical exhibit also features films sharing the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island and highlights the founder of the Dance program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, Earnest T. Morgan (1947-1992).  Both Morgan and Trina Nahm-Mijo, founder of the Dance program at Hawai‘i Community College, started the first modern dance company in the state of Hawaiʻi called “Dance O Hawai‘i” and coordinated summer dance retreats in the creative environment of  Volcano for many years.  The Volcano Art Center is pleased to share these images through its Heritage and Archive Program (HAP), funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Grant In Aid (GIA) Program. The Exhibit will be on display August 17th – September 8th, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am -4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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
21
Wed
2024
Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An exhibition of imagery from VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program (HAP) focused on VAC’s history of dance. In honor of VAC’s 50th Anniversary year, the exhibition shares iconic photographs by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1974 – 1985. The historical exhibit also features films sharing the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island and highlights the founder of the Dance program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, Earnest T. Morgan (1947-1992).  Both Morgan and Trina Nahm-Mijo, founder of the Dance program at Hawai‘i Community College, started the first modern dance company in the state of Hawaiʻi called “Dance O Hawai‘i” and coordinated summer dance retreats in the creative environment of  Volcano for many years.  The Volcano Art Center is pleased to share these images through its Heritage and Archive Program (HAP), funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Grant In Aid (GIA) Program. The Exhibit will be on display August 17th – September 8th, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am -4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

Aug
22
Thu
2024
Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An exhibition of imagery from VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program (HAP) focused on VAC’s history of dance. In honor of VAC’s 50th Anniversary year, the exhibition shares iconic photographs by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1974 – 1985. The historical exhibit also features films sharing the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island and highlights the founder of the Dance program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, Earnest T. Morgan (1947-1992).  Both Morgan and Trina Nahm-Mijo, founder of the Dance program at Hawai‘i Community College, started the first modern dance company in the state of Hawaiʻi called “Dance O Hawai‘i” and coordinated summer dance retreats in the creative environment of  Volcano for many years.  The Volcano Art Center is pleased to share these images through its Heritage and Archive Program (HAP), funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Grant In Aid (GIA) Program. The Exhibit will be on display August 17th – September 8th, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am -4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

Aug
23
Fri
2024
Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An exhibition of imagery from VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program (HAP) focused on VAC’s history of dance. In honor of VAC’s 50th Anniversary year, the exhibition shares iconic photographs by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1974 – 1985. The historical exhibit also features films sharing the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island and highlights the founder of the Dance program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, Earnest T. Morgan (1947-1992).  Both Morgan and Trina Nahm-Mijo, founder of the Dance program at Hawai‘i Community College, started the first modern dance company in the state of Hawaiʻi called “Dance O Hawai‘i” and coordinated summer dance retreats in the creative environment of  Volcano for many years.  The Volcano Art Center is pleased to share these images through its Heritage and Archive Program (HAP), funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Grant In Aid (GIA) Program. The Exhibit will be on display August 17th – September 8th, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am -4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lauhala Weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales
Aug 23 @ 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  Hawaiʻi  Tourism Authority.

Aug
24
Sat
2024
Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An exhibition of imagery from VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program (HAP) focused on VAC’s history of dance. In honor of VAC’s 50th Anniversary year, the exhibition shares iconic photographs by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1974 – 1985. The historical exhibit also features films sharing the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island and highlights the founder of the Dance program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, Earnest T. Morgan (1947-1992).  Both Morgan and Trina Nahm-Mijo, founder of the Dance program at Hawai‘i Community College, started the first modern dance company in the state of Hawaiʻi called “Dance O Hawai‘i” and coordinated summer dance retreats in the creative environment of  Volcano for many years.  The Volcano Art Center is pleased to share these images through its Heritage and Archive Program (HAP), funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Grant In Aid (GIA) Program. The Exhibit will be on display August 17th – September 8th, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am -4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

Aug
25
Sun
2024
Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An exhibition of imagery from VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program (HAP) focused on VAC’s history of dance. In honor of VAC’s 50th Anniversary year, the exhibition shares iconic photographs by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1974 – 1985. The historical exhibit also features films sharing the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island and highlights the founder of the Dance program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, Earnest T. Morgan (1947-1992).  Both Morgan and Trina Nahm-Mijo, founder of the Dance program at Hawai‘i Community College, started the first modern dance company in the state of Hawaiʻi called “Dance O Hawai‘i” and coordinated summer dance retreats in the creative environment of  Volcano for many years.  The Volcano Art Center is pleased to share these images through its Heritage and Archive Program (HAP), funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Grant In Aid (GIA) Program. The Exhibit will be on display August 17th – September 8th, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am -4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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
28
Wed
2024
Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An exhibition of imagery from VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program (HAP) focused on VAC’s history of dance. In honor of VAC’s 50th Anniversary year, the exhibition shares iconic photographs by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1974 – 1985. The historical exhibit also features films sharing the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island and highlights the founder of the Dance program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, Earnest T. Morgan (1947-1992).  Both Morgan and Trina Nahm-Mijo, founder of the Dance program at Hawai‘i Community College, started the first modern dance company in the state of Hawaiʻi called “Dance O Hawai‘i” and coordinated summer dance retreats in the creative environment of  Volcano for many years.  The Volcano Art Center is pleased to share these images through its Heritage and Archive Program (HAP), funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Grant In Aid (GIA) Program. The Exhibit will be on display August 17th – September 8th, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am -4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

Aug
29
Thu
2024
Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An exhibition of imagery from VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program (HAP) focused on VAC’s history of dance. In honor of VAC’s 50th Anniversary year, the exhibition shares iconic photographs by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1974 – 1985. The historical exhibit also features films sharing the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island and highlights the founder of the Dance program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, Earnest T. Morgan (1947-1992).  Both Morgan and Trina Nahm-Mijo, founder of the Dance program at Hawai‘i Community College, started the first modern dance company in the state of Hawaiʻi called “Dance O Hawai‘i” and coordinated summer dance retreats in the creative environment of  Volcano for many years.  The Volcano Art Center is pleased to share these images through its Heritage and Archive Program (HAP), funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Grant In Aid (GIA) Program. The Exhibit will be on display August 17th – September 8th, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am -4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

Aug
30
Fri
2024
Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An exhibition of imagery from VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program (HAP) focused on VAC’s history of dance. In honor of VAC’s 50th Anniversary year, the exhibition shares iconic photographs by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1974 – 1985. The historical exhibit also features films sharing the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island and highlights the founder of the Dance program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, Earnest T. Morgan (1947-1992).  Both Morgan and Trina Nahm-Mijo, founder of the Dance program at Hawai‘i Community College, started the first modern dance company in the state of Hawaiʻi called “Dance O Hawai‘i” and coordinated summer dance retreats in the creative environment of  Volcano for many years.  The Volcano Art Center is pleased to share these images through its Heritage and Archive Program (HAP), funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Grant In Aid (GIA) Program. The Exhibit will be on display August 17th – September 8th, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am -4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Zennie Sawyer
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

Zennie has lived in Hilo, Hawaiʻi for over 21 years. She is originally from the island of Molokai. She was inspired to make lei when a kupuna at her school would give lei every day to the teachers.  “It was a treasured gesture of aloha.”

She has made lei ever since.  She invites you to make lei together at VAC!

These free cultural events are part of VAC’s Cultural Connections Initiative supported in part by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

 

Aug
31
Sat
2024
Exhibit: All About The View by John Dawson
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm

The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce

All About The View by John Dawson
August 31 – October 13, 2024

 Exhibiting at the VAC gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
 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

Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An exhibition of imagery from VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program (HAP) focused on VAC’s history of dance. In honor of VAC’s 50th Anniversary year, the exhibition shares iconic photographs by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1974 – 1985. The historical exhibit also features films sharing the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island and highlights the founder of the Dance program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, Earnest T. Morgan (1947-1992).  Both Morgan and Trina Nahm-Mijo, founder of the Dance program at Hawai‘i Community College, started the first modern dance company in the state of Hawaiʻi called “Dance O Hawai‘i” and coordinated summer dance retreats in the creative environment of  Volcano for many years.  The Volcano Art Center is pleased to share these images through its Heritage and Archive Program (HAP), funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Grant In Aid (GIA) Program. The Exhibit will be on display August 17th – September 8th, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am -4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

Sep
1
Sun
2024
Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An exhibition of imagery from VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program (HAP) focused on VAC’s history of dance. In honor of VAC’s 50th Anniversary year, the exhibition shares iconic photographs by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1974 – 1985. The historical exhibit also features films sharing the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island and highlights the founder of the Dance program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, Earnest T. Morgan (1947-1992).  Both Morgan and Trina Nahm-Mijo, founder of the Dance program at Hawai‘i Community College, started the first modern dance company in the state of Hawaiʻi called “Dance O Hawai‘i” and coordinated summer dance retreats in the creative environment of  Volcano for many years.  The Volcano Art Center is pleased to share these images through its Heritage and Archive Program (HAP), funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Grant In Aid (GIA) Program. The Exhibit will be on display August 17th – September 8th, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am -4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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
4
Wed
2024
Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An exhibition of imagery from VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program (HAP) focused on VAC’s history of dance. In honor of VAC’s 50th Anniversary year, the exhibition shares iconic photographs by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1974 – 1985. The historical exhibit also features films sharing the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island and highlights the founder of the Dance program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, Earnest T. Morgan (1947-1992).  Both Morgan and Trina Nahm-Mijo, founder of the Dance program at Hawai‘i Community College, started the first modern dance company in the state of Hawaiʻi called “Dance O Hawai‘i” and coordinated summer dance retreats in the creative environment of  Volcano for many years.  The Volcano Art Center is pleased to share these images through its Heritage and Archive Program (HAP), funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Grant In Aid (GIA) Program. The Exhibit will be on display August 17th – September 8th, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am -4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

Sep
5
Thu
2024
Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An exhibition of imagery from VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program (HAP) focused on VAC’s history of dance. In honor of VAC’s 50th Anniversary year, the exhibition shares iconic photographs by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1974 – 1985. The historical exhibit also features films sharing the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island and highlights the founder of the Dance program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, Earnest T. Morgan (1947-1992).  Both Morgan and Trina Nahm-Mijo, founder of the Dance program at Hawai‘i Community College, started the first modern dance company in the state of Hawaiʻi called “Dance O Hawai‘i” and coordinated summer dance retreats in the creative environment of  Volcano for many years.  The Volcano Art Center is pleased to share these images through its Heritage and Archive Program (HAP), funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Grant In Aid (GIA) Program. The Exhibit will be on display August 17th – September 8th, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am -4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

Sep
6
Fri
2024
Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An exhibition of imagery from VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program (HAP) focused on VAC’s history of dance. In honor of VAC’s 50th Anniversary year, the exhibition shares iconic photographs by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1974 – 1985. The historical exhibit also features films sharing the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island and highlights the founder of the Dance program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, Earnest T. Morgan (1947-1992).  Both Morgan and Trina Nahm-Mijo, founder of the Dance program at Hawai‘i Community College, started the first modern dance company in the state of Hawaiʻi called “Dance O Hawai‘i” and coordinated summer dance retreats in the creative environment of  Volcano for many years.  The Volcano Art Center is pleased to share these images through its Heritage and Archive Program (HAP), funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Grant In Aid (GIA) Program. The Exhibit will be on display August 17th – September 8th, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am -4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Sep 6 @ 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 Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

 

Sep
7
Sat
2024
Pen Sketching & Watercolor Washes with Patti Pease Johnson
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Pen Sketching & Watercolor Washes with Patti Pease Johnson

Saturday, September 7, 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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Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An exhibition of imagery from VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program (HAP) focused on VAC’s history of dance. In honor of VAC’s 50th Anniversary year, the exhibition shares iconic photographs by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1974 – 1985. The historical exhibit also features films sharing the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island and highlights the founder of the Dance program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, Earnest T. Morgan (1947-1992).  Both Morgan and Trina Nahm-Mijo, founder of the Dance program at Hawai‘i Community College, started the first modern dance company in the state of Hawaiʻi called “Dance O Hawai‘i” and coordinated summer dance retreats in the creative environment of  Volcano for many years.  The Volcano Art Center is pleased to share these images through its Heritage and Archive Program (HAP), funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Grant In Aid (GIA) Program. The Exhibit will be on display August 17th – September 8th, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am -4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

Sep
8
Sun
2024
Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An exhibition of imagery from VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program (HAP) focused on VAC’s history of dance. In honor of VAC’s 50th Anniversary year, the exhibition shares iconic photographs by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1974 – 1985. The historical exhibit also features films sharing the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island and highlights the founder of the Dance program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, Earnest T. Morgan (1947-1992).  Both Morgan and Trina Nahm-Mijo, founder of the Dance program at Hawai‘i Community College, started the first modern dance company in the state of Hawaiʻi called “Dance O Hawai‘i” and coordinated summer dance retreats in the creative environment of  Volcano for many years.  The Volcano Art Center is pleased to share these images through its Heritage and Archive Program (HAP), funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Grant In Aid (GIA) Program. The Exhibit will be on display August 17th – September 8th, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am -4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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
13
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Botanical Stamping with Desiree Moana Cruz
Sep 13 @ 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.

Utilizing plants cultivated in her garden and others collected from the forests, Desiree Moana Cruz will share traditional and contemporary dye processes and the use of repetitive symbolism featured in hula garments. She is an advocate for Hawaiian practitioners and a member of Hālau Na Kipuʻupuʻu of Waimea.

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

 

Sep
14
Sat
2024
Cooking with Canoe Plants Workshop with Heather
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Heather Penfield on Saturday, September 14th, 2024 , from 9am – 11am., for the Cooking with Canoe Plants 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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Hula Kahiko with Kumu Hula Manaiakalani Kalua with Akaunu
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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Hula Kahiko featuring Kumu Hula Manaiakalani Kalua with Akaunu

Saturday, September 14th, 2024 at 10:30am

Born and raised in Keaukaha, Kumu Hula Manaiakalani Kalua graduated from Kamehameha School in 1996 and received a BA in Hawaiian Studies in 2002 from Ka Haka ʻUla ʻo Keʻelikolani at UH-Hilo.  He has been an instructor at  Hawaiʻi Community College in the Hawaiian Life Styles-program, since 2003. His hālau, Akaunu opened in 2012 and is closely tied to the traditions of UNUKUPUKUPU and Hālau O Kekuhi.

This performance is part of a year-round series sponsored by the Volcano Art Center.  For the series, hula halau from across Hawai`i and beyond are invited to perform each month in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.

These free events are supported in part by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority through the Kūkulu Ola Program.

This presentation will be presented authentically in an outdoor setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats.

Although the event is free, park entrance fees apply.

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Mahalo!

Jazz in the Forest: Jp & the Jazztones – Diva Jazz
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Jazz in the Forest: JP & the Jazztones – Diva Jazz

Saturday, September 14, 2024, at 5:30pm

Please join us on Saturday September 14 at 5:30 pm  at the Volcano Art Center, for an evening of  joyful vocal history of Diva Jazz.

This concert will feature the great voices of Leslis Harlib and Binti Bailey, along with the music of Jean Pierre -JP- and the Jazztones, giving tribute to some of these historic influences.  Beginning more than a century ago with Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith -” the Empress of the Blues”, and continuing through Sophie Tucker, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Alberta Hunter, and more, this will be an evening to remember.
The Jazztones in this incarnation will include beside this impressive duo of vocalists,  Leslie Harlib on piano, JP Thoma on saxes and clarinet, Joey Carroll on bass, and Owen Matsui on percussion.

Tickets are $25 for VAC members ($30 non-members)! Ticket holders will be able to purchase beer, wine, as well as pupu. Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, or at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village.

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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
20
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Sep 20 @ 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 Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

Sounds at the Summit: Dirty Cello in Concert
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


Dirty Cello in Concert at Volcano Art Center 

Friday, September 20, at 5:30 pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

Tickets: $30/$25(VAC Members)

From Iceland to Italy, and all over the U.S., San Francisco based band  Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical.” Lou Fancher, Oakland Magazine.

“The band plays every style imaginable, and does some fantastic covers. (Their rendition of “Purple Haze” is incredible.) But what is most spectacular about them is hearing the depth of soul in Roudman’s playing—it goes beyond what most people would expect from the instrument. She plays it with so much heart, you’ll wonder why more bands don’t have a cellist.” Good Times Santa Cruz

“The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn’t make sense but somehow does.” LA Times

Youtube Videos:

Devil Went Down to Georgia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K16hf1yWO7U

House is a Rockin’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_p9UR2TzAQ

Don’t Call Me Honey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuG8dMulga4

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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
27
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lauhala Weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales
Sep 27 @ 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  Hawaiʻi  Tourism Authority.

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
4
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Oct 4 @ 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 Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

 

Oct
5
Sat
2024
Photo Encaustics Workshop
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Join Mary Milelzcik at Volcano Art Centerʻs Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Road) on Saturday, OCTOBER 5, 2024  from 10am – 2:30pm for a PHOTO ENCAUSTICS WORKSHOP.

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, and transferred images.

This is a hands-on workshop, where you’ll learn safe studio practices, encaustic painting basics, and various photo and collage encaustic techniques. Two wood panels, encaustic medium and gesso, an array of R & F encaustic paints, handmade Asian papers, an assortment of mark-making tools and brushes, fibers, and other materials will be provided for students to incorporate into their paintings.

Participants should bring a selection of small B & W or color LASER printouts on cheap copy paper (Under 12” x 12”). An assortment of laser prints will be provided for those who are unable to get copies made.  (I usually print mine at Office Max in Hilo). You can also bring INKJET images printed on thin papers (to imbed in your pieces -not for transfer), along with other items you’d like to incorporate.

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. Please email the instructor in advance regarding special projects or any questions  artsasylum@gmail.com.

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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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Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Botanical Stamping with Desiree Moana Cruz
Oct 11 @ 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.

Utilizing plants cultivated in her garden and others collected from the forests, Desiree Moana Cruz will share traditional and contemporary dye processes and the use of repetitive symbolism featured in hula garments. She is an advocate for Hawaiian practitioners and a member of Hālau Na Kipuʻupuʻu of Waimea.

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

 

Oct
12
Sat
2024
Hula Kahiko: Featuring Hula Iwalani Kalima with Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani Ē
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Volcano Art Center’s Hula Arts at Kīlauea performance series continues on Saturday, October 12th 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.

Although these events are free, park entrance fees apply.

These free events are supported in part by support provided by Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority through the Kūkulu Ola Program.

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.

Oct
14
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Oct 14 @ 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
18
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Oct 18 @ 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 Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

Oct
19
Sat
2024
Exhibit: Tiny Treasures
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm
The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce

Tiny Treasures


Exhibiting at the VAC gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park from
October 19 – November 17, 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

Oct
21
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Oct 21 @ 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
25
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lauhala Weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales
Oct 25 @ 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  Hawaiʻi  Tourism Authority.

VAC Spooky Trail is BACK!
Oct 25 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

VOLCANO ART CENTER’S SPOOKY TRAIL 

Friday, October 25 – Saturday October 26,  

from 4:30pm – 7 pm.

Wear your favorite HALLOWEEN costume to our Spooky Trail at Volcano Art Center’s Haunted Forest. Your adventure begins with a tour of the Halloween Village, then your tour ghoul will lure you into the Haunted Forest. Please bring your own flashlight.

The cost is $5.00 per person, (at least one adult per family). Free for children 5 and under.

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Oct
26
Sat
2024
VAC Spooky Trail is BACK!
Oct 26 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

VOLCANO ART CENTER’S SPOOKY TRAIL 

Friday, October 25 – Saturday October 26,  

from 4:30pm – 7 pm.

Wear your favorite HALLOWEEN costume to our Spooky Trail at Volcano Art Center’s Haunted Forest. Your adventure begins with a tour of the Halloween Village, then your tour ghoul will lure you into the Haunted Forest. Please bring your own flashlight.

The cost is $5.00 per person, (at least one adult per family). Free for children 5 and under.

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Oct
28
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Oct 28 @ 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. 

 

Nov
1
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Nov 1 @ 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 Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

 

Nov
2
Sat
2024
Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking 

The iconic image of the ‘Great Wave’ by Hokusai or Hiroshige’s landscapes are examples of “Mokuhanga”, the term used to describe traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking. This relief printing technique differs from western woodcut methods in that an image is carved onto a piece of wood and water-based sumi ink, watercolor and nori (rice paste) are used to create the print. No toxic solvents or heavy metal press are used. Ink is applied with brushes and a simple printing pad is used to transfer the ink into the fibers of a dampened sheet of washi (Japanese hand-made paper).

You can learn how to make your own classic image with Glenn Yamanoha in the “Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking.” This workshop series will consist of four sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village on Saturdays, November 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, from 10am – 12:30pm.

Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic processes. 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) in addition to design and aesthetic considerations. The cost is $150/$130 for VAC Members plus a $40 fee, inclusive of supplies. No experience is necessary for this workshop. To register or for more information please contact Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Glenn Yamanoha is an established painter and printmaker residing in Volcano. He has a degree in painting from the University of Washington in Seattle, studied graphic design at Seattle Art Institute and has many years of experience teaching design, drawing and painting on the college level. As a Monbusho (Japan Government) scholar, he studied Mokuhanga in Kyoto, Japan and teaches regularly at many venues on the Big Island.

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Nov
4
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 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. 

 

Nov
8
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Botanical Stamping with Desiree Moana Cruz
Nov 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.

Utilizing plants cultivated in her garden and others collected from the forests, Desiree Moana Cruz will share traditional and contemporary dye processes and the use of repetitive symbolism featured in hula garments. She is an advocate for Hawaiian practitioners and a member of Hālau Na Kipuʻupuʻu of Waimea.

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

 

Nov
9
Sat
2024
Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking 

The iconic image of the ‘Great Wave’ by Hokusai or Hiroshige’s landscapes are examples of “Mokuhanga”, the term used to describe traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking. This relief printing technique differs from western woodcut methods in that an image is carved onto a piece of wood and water-based sumi ink, watercolor and nori (rice paste) are used to create the print. No toxic solvents or heavy metal press are used. Ink is applied with brushes and a simple printing pad is used to transfer the ink into the fibers of a dampened sheet of washi (Japanese hand-made paper).

You can learn how to make your own classic image with Glenn Yamanoha in the “Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking.” This workshop series will consist of four sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village on Saturdays, November 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, from 10am – 12:30pm.

Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic processes. 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) in addition to design and aesthetic considerations. The cost is $150/$130 for VAC Members plus a $40 fee, inclusive of supplies. No experience is necessary for this workshop. To register or for more information please contact Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Glenn Yamanoha is an established painter and printmaker residing in Volcano. He has a degree in painting from the University of Washington in Seattle, studied graphic design at Seattle Art Institute and has many years of experience teaching design, drawing and painting on the college level. As a Monbusho (Japan Government) scholar, he studied Mokuhanga in Kyoto, Japan and teaches regularly at many venues on the Big Island.

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An Evening With Rebecca Folsom
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Rebecca guitar over waterAn Evening with Rebecca Folsom

After sell-out concerts year after year at Volcano Art Center, Rebecca Folsom is returning to Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus for another intimate acoustic concert on Saturday, November 9 at 5:30pm.  “An Evening with Rebecca Folsom.”

Her music has been described as the soulfulness of Etta James, the abandon of Janis Joplin, and a touch of folk songstress Joni Mitchell. An award-winning artist, she has performed on BBC radio and television, Nashville’s Bluebird, New York’s Bitterend and Red Rock’s Amphitheatre in Colorado. “She takes you from subtle ballads to knock-you-to-your-knees blues.” – KUNC Radio

Add to this is a voice with a near four-octave range! Corridor Magazine wrote, “While her range is impressive, it’s the expression in her voice that rivets your attention and stays with you long after the show ends. Folsom’s voice pours from an inner source of honest emotion, flowing from lilting tenderness to fully liberated, unbridled release.”  Her music career has spanned over 20 years.

The Boulder, Colorado native writes inspiring tales of human heartbreak, redemption and freedom. She shares those songs with exquisite intimacy in a solo performance. Folsom said performing on stage is where she feels most comfortable. “There is no place on earth that I want to be more. I’m happiest there, time flies there. It’s timeless, effortless and it brings me so much joy. My hope is always that it will bring other people joy, upliftment and awakening,” she said.
Tickets are $25 for VAC members ($30 non-members)! Ticket holders will be able to purchase beer, wine, as well as pupu. Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, or at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village.

Rebecca on log

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Nov
11
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 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. 

 

Nov
14
Thu
2024
Thursday Night at the Center: A Celebration of Light, Sound and Spirit with Ken Goodrich
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday Night at the Center with Ken Goodrich

 

Join Ken Goodrich on Thursday, November 14th, at 6pm, at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

A Celebration of Light, Sound and Spirit features the landscapes of Hawaii Island through the eyes and heart of photographer Ken Goodrich.

He will present photos and videos from the dramatic volcanic eruptions to the exquisite beauty of the mountains, deserts, rivers and sea that we are so fortunate to call our island home.

Ken will also show stills and videos tracing his works over the years in the realm of black and white documentary photography, macro photography and dynamic abstract imagery set to music from across the world.

Photographer and videographer Ken Goodrich started his career when he received a grant to document the vanishing culture of the indigenous Otomi people of Tlacotlapilco Mexico.

Upon returning to the United States his photography expanded to include explorations of fine art photography. His work has been exhibited in all the major Hawaii Island art associations and published internationally in fine art photography magazines.

For much of his photographic career, he has focused on projection design for live events, rock and roll concerts, classical music, and dance performances.

Most often inspired by a piece of music, he creates unique marriages of sound and light for a series of immersive poetic visual imagery.

In 2007, Ken and his wife Mary founded their company, Hawaii Photo Retreat, providing photographic education and tours on the island of Hawaii.

Thursday night at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture, and our environment.  The series is intended to inspire, and enhance your appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections. This presentation is free, although a donation is greatly appreciated.

Nov
15
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Nov 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 Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

Nov
16
Sat
2024
Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking 

The iconic image of the ‘Great Wave’ by Hokusai or Hiroshige’s landscapes are examples of “Mokuhanga”, the term used to describe traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking. This relief printing technique differs from western woodcut methods in that an image is carved onto a piece of wood and water-based sumi ink, watercolor and nori (rice paste) are used to create the print. No toxic solvents or heavy metal press are used. Ink is applied with brushes and a simple printing pad is used to transfer the ink into the fibers of a dampened sheet of washi (Japanese hand-made paper).

You can learn how to make your own classic image with Glenn Yamanoha in the “Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking.” This workshop series will consist of four sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village on Saturdays, November 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, from 10am – 12:30pm.

Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic processes. 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) in addition to design and aesthetic considerations. The cost is $150/$130 for VAC Members plus a $40 fee, inclusive of supplies. No experience is necessary for this workshop. To register or for more information please contact Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Glenn Yamanoha is an established painter and printmaker residing in Volcano. He has a degree in painting from the University of Washington in Seattle, studied graphic design at Seattle Art Institute and has many years of experience teaching design, drawing and painting on the college level. As a Monbusho (Japan Government) scholar, he studied Mokuhanga in Kyoto, Japan and teaches regularly at many venues on the Big Island.

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Nov
18
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 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. 

 

Nov
22
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lauhala Weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales
Nov 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  Hawaiʻi  Tourism Authority.

Nov
23
Sat
2024
Exhibit: Christmas in the Country: Annual Wreath Exhibition
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm

The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce

Christmas in the Country: Annual Wreath Exhibition
November 23 – December 31, 2024

 Exhibiting at the VAC gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
 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

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking 

The iconic image of the ‘Great Wave’ by Hokusai or Hiroshige’s landscapes are examples of “Mokuhanga”, the term used to describe traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking. This relief printing technique differs from western woodcut methods in that an image is carved onto a piece of wood and water-based sumi ink, watercolor and nori (rice paste) are used to create the print. No toxic solvents or heavy metal press are used. Ink is applied with brushes and a simple printing pad is used to transfer the ink into the fibers of a dampened sheet of washi (Japanese hand-made paper).

You can learn how to make your own classic image with Glenn Yamanoha in the “Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking.” This workshop series will consist of four sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village on Saturdays, November 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, from 10am – 12:30pm.

Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic processes. 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) in addition to design and aesthetic considerations. The cost is $150/$130 for VAC Members plus a $40 fee, inclusive of supplies. No experience is necessary for this workshop. To register or for more information please contact Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Glenn Yamanoha is an established painter and printmaker residing in Volcano. He has a degree in painting from the University of Washington in Seattle, studied graphic design at Seattle Art Institute and has many years of experience teaching design, drawing and painting on the college level. As a Monbusho (Japan Government) scholar, he studied Mokuhanga in Kyoto, Japan and teaches regularly at many venues on the Big Island.

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Nov
25
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 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. 

 

Nov
29
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Zennie Sawyer
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

Zennie has lived in Hilo, Hawaiʻi for over 21 years. She is originally from the island of Molokai. She was inspired to make lei when a kupuna at her school would give lei every day to the teachers.  “It was a treasured gesture of aloha.”

She has made lei ever since.  She invites you to make lei together at VAC!

These free cultural events are part of VAC’s Cultural Connections Initiative supported in part by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

 

Dec
2
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 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. 

 

Dec
6
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Dec 6 @ 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 Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

 

Dec
9
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 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. 

 

Dec
13
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Botanical Stamping with Desiree Moana Cruz
Dec 13 @ 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.

Utilizing plants cultivated in her garden and others collected from the forests, Desiree Moana Cruz will share traditional and contemporary dye processes and the use of repetitive symbolism featured in hula garments. She is an advocate for Hawaiian practitioners and a member of Hālau Na Kipuʻupuʻu of Waimea.

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

 

Dec
14
Sat
2024
Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson

Big Island artist and instructor Patti Pease Johnson teaches the Paint Your Own Silk Scarf workshop on Saturday, December 14th, from 9:00am-12:30pm at Volcano Art Center.

In this workshop, you’ll paint your own 8” x 53” scarf using three colors of your choice, which will create many more colors on the silk. Pick a main color, then, choose the other two after learning about color theory. You’ll then be ready to mix your desired colors, achieved by pre-mixing the four process colors of dye (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black). Students from previous classes have been amazed by what they refer to as “happy color accidents.”

Johnson will tell you, “It’s all about playing with colors. I supply all materials and guidance, you create. The fun time is your art journey for a few hours.” Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome. Open up your creativity and challenge yourself by learning this fun technique. It’s guaranteed to change the way you look at color.

silkscarf2Cost is $75 and $70 for VAC members plus a $20 fee per person, inclusive of supplies.

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

Patti Pease Johnson’s artwork can be found at galleries and shops across the State and in collections around the world. Patti has a designer’s ability to distill natural subjects into their most essential forms and to rearrange them in her paintings. Her artworks include sculpture, mobiles, fashions, soft pastels, and clay objects in abstract and expressionist styles.

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Dec
16
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 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. 

 

Dec
20
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Dec 20 @ 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 Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

Dec
23
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 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. 

 

Dec
27
Fri
2024
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lauhala Weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales
Dec 27 @ 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  Hawaiʻi  Tourism Authority.

Dec
30
Mon
2024
Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 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. 

 

Jan
6
Mon
2025
Niaulani Nature Walk
Jan 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. 

 

Jan
13
Mon
2025
Niaulani Nature Walk
Jan 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. 

 

Jan
20
Mon
2025
Niaulani Nature Walk
Jan 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. 

 

Jan
27
Mon
2025
Niaulani Nature Walk
Jan 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. 

 

Feb
3
Mon
2025
Niaulani Nature Walk
Feb 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. 

 

Feb
10
Mon
2025
Niaulani Nature Walk
Feb 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. 

 

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