Calendar of Events

Mar
17
Sat
2018
Call To Artists: Quilts in the Forest – Where the Path May Lead, VOLCANO ART CENTER 2ND BI-ANNUAL QUILT SHOW
Mar 17 @ 12:07 am – May 26 @ 1:07 am

Call To Artists: Quilts in the Forest – Where the Path May Lead,  VOLCANO ART CENTER 2ND BI-ANNUAL  QUILT SHOW

Registration deadline: May 26th, 2018

Volcano Art Center is inviting all quilters on the Island of Hawaiʻi to its 2nd bi-annual quilt show.  This year’s show hopes to inspire quilters to explore new and innovative ways in quilting. Open to residents of Hawaiʻi Island the prospectus and entry forms are available on-line at http://volcanoartcenter.org/gallery/call-to-artists/.    On-line registration is due by May 26th.  The exhibition will be open July 13- August 4, 2018 at VAC’s Niaulani campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village. For more information contact Fia Mattice, at 967-8222 or via email quiltshow2018@volcanoartcenter.org

Mar
31
Sat
2018
EXHIBIT: Ho’oku’i i nā Kiko (Connecting the Dots) by Natalie Mahina Jensen and Lucia Tarallo
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – May 6 @ 5:00 pm

naleihuluExhibit:  Ho’oku’i i nā Kiko (Connecting the Dots) by Natalie Mahina Jensen and Lucia Tarallo

March 31st – May 6th
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 31st from 3-5PM

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition Ho’okuʻi i nā Kiko (Connecting the Dots).  Presented by Hale Nauā III, Society of Maoli Arts,  the exhibit displays the multi-media artworks of Natalie Mahina Jensen and Lucia Tarallo.  The exhibit will be on display 9am -5pm daily at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park from March 31st – May 6th, 2018.  The public is invited to a free lecture provided by Lucia Tarallo beginning at 3pm on March 31st, with an opening reception to follow.  While these events are free, National Park entrance fees apply.

 

The extensive collection of art and cultural works created for this exhibit by the mother-daughter duo present a harmonious collection of modern and iconographic works of art imbedded with historical and philosophical points of view.  Most importantly, is the poignant telling of the Battle of Kuamo’o, fought on Hawai’i Island in 1819.  This singular event in Hawai’i’s history has long be shrouded in what some believe to be erroneous perspectives; historical truths feared to be offensive.  Photographs, paintings, sculptures and feather articles deliver a sublime message connecting the viewer artistically with the provenance of ancient designs. Jensen’s paintings, in particular, display indigenous iconographic designs rendered to weave a human-life story or a particular Maoli belief.  Feather and ribbon capes and sashes made by Tarallo reveal the history of the making of capes during particular eras.

“The Volcano Art Center is honored to present this unique collection of art by two incredibly talented women”, states gallery manager Emily C. Weiss.   “Together their mastery of ancient art forms expose viewers to works of art which also encourage investigation into Hawai’i unique history.   Both artists have used the fine arts venue as an avenue of exploration since the Hawaiian Renaissance.  Their belief is that the foundation of the culture has become esoteric and only truly understood by a few.  Their hope is that by presenting historical events within their collections of art people will begin questioning pieces of history that have been overlooked or avoided all together. Their goal is to allow the viewer to achieve a better understanding of Hawai’i’s culture today by presenting events from the past.”

P1010023Born in Honolulu, and raised in Makaha on the island of O`ahu Natalie Mahina Jensen was educated and trained since childhood in Nā Mea Hulu, Native Hawaiian feather work, later specializing in the Sculpted Feathered Staff called Kāhili Ku.  Her first art exhibit was at age eleven with Hale Nauā III, Society of Maoli Arts, a collective founded by her artist father, National Treasure Rocky Ka`iouliokahihikolo`Ehu Jensen in 1976.  By her eighteenth birthday she had been commissioned by the corporate, public and private sectors – a collection of feathered capes and Kāhili that grace more than a dozen public sites in the islands and abroad.  For many years her feathered sculpture was given by the Hawai`i Visitor’s Bureau as their ultimate award for excellence. She continues to teach feather work in workshops all over the state of Hawai`i and the U.S. continent.

 

Research historian, lecturer, award-winning author, and artist, Lucia Tarallo has designed, mounted and curated more than 150 fine art exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally.  Together with her daughter, Natalie Mahina, she wrote the award-winning Daughters of Haumea, honored with the Po`okela Award of Excellence.  For years, she has written an art column for Ka Wai Ola, the newspaper for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, also for Nā `Ōiwi.  Her writings on Maoli culture are also included in countless magazines, newspapers and academic art journals.  Aside from her feather work, writings and curated fine art exhibitions which are displayed in collections throughout the world, Lucia Tarallo has taught Hawaiian art history at the Bishop Museum, Edith Kanaka`ole Foundation, Nā Pua No`eau, Liliu`okalani Trust, Kamehameha Schools, Hawai`i Community College, and most recently at Ke Ana La`ahana Public Charter School.

 

Those interested in learning more about the Battle of Kuamo’o and the events leading up to the momentous event in Hawai’i Island history are welcome to attend a free lecture titled “The Last Truth”.  The lecture offered by Lucia Tarallo, takes place at 3pm on the opening day of the exhibition at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.   The lecture will be followed by an opening reception where the public is invited to meet the artists.

 

Apr
20
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday: Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_1182Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: hula and oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe.

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

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

Apr
21
Sat
2018
Gold Leaf and Illumination with Rose Adare
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Gold Leaf and Illumination with Rose Adare

For all painters seeking a little light in their life, “Gold Leaf and Illumination” is a class dazzled by all that sheens and shines. Artist Rose Adare will offer the “Gold Leaf and Illumination” workshop on Saturday, April 21 from 10am – 3pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Students will learn how to lay out and prepare their materials to implement gold, copper, or silver leaf in the most effective way possible. Tutorials will include how to incorporate leaf with under-paintings and over-paintings, how to work highlights and shadows into their paintings, the distinction between warm and cool light, and how to seal leaf properly. Other topics include metallic pigments and metal paints.

All levels are welcome! Please bring all of your painting supplies (oils or acrylics, brushes, solvents, mediums if you use them, and cleaning supplies)  including 3 different photos to work with and two small canvases, no bigger than 11”x14”. Class fee is $65/$60 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. The supply fee will be waived for those who bring their own gold leaf sizing and sealant.

Rose Adare is a graduate of the San Francisco Academy of Art University, and trained under the esteemed living master David Hardy. Adare began her Fine Art career at The Muse Studio, founding the annual Muse Showcase: A Celebration in Art and Music, in Berkeley, CA. Struck by a municipal train in 2005, Adare spent the following years in physical rehabilitation and retaught herself how to paint, returning to the art scene in 2009. Adare’s portrait series Restraint & Revolution was featured as part of a 3-woman concurrent solo show at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, and went on tour throughout the states with 21 evocative oil paintings.

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Apr
22
Sun
2018
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lBuddhist Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, March 4, through April 22, 2018. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

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

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

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

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

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

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.

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Apr
23
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 23 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

“Painting with Peggy”
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Get the results that you want from Acrylics, and together with Peggy Stanton and other artists, get inspired to do your best work ever!

Margaret “Peggy” Stanton leads an ongoing series of Acrylic Painting Workshops for artists of all levels. Each three hour class, is a hands on painting session where participants learn to approach their painting process with a new awareness and understanding of color dynamics and composition.

Begin your first session with a 16″x 20″ canvas!

Margaret helps artists to heighten and accentuate their own unique vision with bold colors, lines and shapes. With important tips on Acrylic Paints and Mediums, artists create a painting on canvas using a more immediate and intuitive process. She guides artist on “painterly” ways to put on the finishing stokes. Stanton also offers individual instruction for artists during each session.

“Painting with Peggy” Acrylic Painting Class will be held on Monday, April 23 from Noon – 3:00pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Cost for each session is $20/$15 for VAC Members. Please see the materials list and detailed class descriptions below.391395_4336354888297_2021976355_n

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

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

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

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

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

Primary (best to have) Colors:

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

Secondary (good to have) Colors: 

  • Viridian or Thalo Green
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Burnt Umber

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

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

 

2.)  Acrylic Matt Medium (clear, runny)

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

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

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

6.)  Paper Towels

7.)  Easel

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

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

10.)  Drinks and snacks

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

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

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

Apr
24
Tue
2018
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Apr
25
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 25 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

Apr
26
Thu
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

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

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

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

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

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

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Thursday Night at the Center: The Sandalwood Trade in Hawai‘i: Unforeseen Consequences
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Night at the Center: The Sandalwood Trade in Hawai‘i: Unforeseen Consequences

The ‘iliahi (sandalwood) trade in the early nineteenth century marked the Kingdom of Hawai‘i’s first foray into international economic activity. The resulting destruction of the sandalwood forests is well known. Paul Field will lead “The Sandalwood Trade in Hawai‘i: Unforeseen Consequences” discussion on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 7 – 9pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Paul Field, a retired Professor of History at Windward Community College, will discuss how the sandalwood trade affected relations between commoners and chiefs, altered the concept of mana, and led to the first official interference of the United States government in the affairs of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Hawaiian studies and history enthusiasts will enjoy this informative, engaging evening.

This event is free, although a $5 donation to Volcano Art Center is greatly appreciated.

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

Apr
27
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kaipo AhChong

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This month’s offerings include: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong.

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

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

Apr
28
Sat
2018
Flameworking – An Introductory Class
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

nash lampworkingFlameworking – An Introductory Class

In the multi-faceted world of glass, Volcano Art Center is pleased to expand its offerings of glass art workshops with “Flameworking – An Introductory Class” on April 28 & 29: Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – 4pm.

Flameworking, also known as lampworking or torchworking, is a type of glasswork whereby the artist utilizes a torch or lamp to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is blown and shaped with tools and hand movements, forming beads, figurines, or other similar miniature artwork.

This class, designed for the student who has never touched a torch, is sure to spark your interest. Instructor Nash Adams-Pruitt will teach the regions of the flame and heat base for a solid foundation from which to build flamework skills.  Nash will lead the class in creating sphere forms and pendants.

nash lampworking piecesYou will complete this workshop with your own finished design, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue flameworking.

Class fee is $160/$155 for VAC members plus a $40 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear covered shoes. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 4 adults.

Artist Nash Adams-Pruitt specializes in functional glass art. He has been working borosilicate glass at the torch for four years. 
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Apr
29
Sun
2018
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Flameworking – An Introductory Class
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

nash lampworkingFlameworking – An Introductory Class

In the multi-faceted world of glass, Volcano Art Center is pleased to expand its offerings of glass art workshops with “Flameworking – An Introductory Class” on April 28 & 29: Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – 4pm.

Flameworking, also known as lampworking or torchworking, is a type of glasswork whereby the artist utilizes a torch or lamp to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is blown and shaped with tools and hand movements, forming beads, figurines, or other similar miniature artwork.

This class, designed for the student who has never touched a torch, is sure to spark your interest. Instructor Nash Adams-Pruitt will teach the regions of the flame and heat base for a solid foundation from which to build flamework skills.  Nash will lead the class in creating sphere forms and pendants.

nash lampworking piecesYou will complete this workshop with your own finished design, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue flameworking.

Class fee is $160/$155 for VAC members plus a $40 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear covered shoes. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 4 adults.

Artist Nash Adams-Pruitt specializes in functional glass art. He has been working borosilicate glass at the torch for four years. 
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Apr
30
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 30 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

May
1
Tue
2018
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

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

May
2
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 2 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

May
3
Thu
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

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

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

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

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

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

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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May
4
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday: Ukulele with Wes Awana
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: Ukulele with Wes Awana.

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

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

May
6
Sun
2018
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lBuddhist Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

May
7
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

May
8
Tue
2018
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

May
9
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 9 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

May
10
Thu
2018
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part II – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
May 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Two

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Two will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning May 10, 2018, from 5pm – 6:30pm. This basics class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some basic Hawaiian language experience is preferred.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore. It is also recommended for students to have a Hawaiian language dictionary.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

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

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

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

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

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

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part V – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Five

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Five will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning May 10, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8pm. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred for this series.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore.
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May
11
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Randy Lee
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

RandyLeeAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: Lei making with Randy Lee.

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

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

May
12
Sat
2018
EXHIBIT: Fishponds Of Hawaiʻi by Carol Araki Wyban
May 12 @ 9:00 am – Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm
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EXHIBIT: Fishponds Of Hawaiʻi by Carol Araki Wyban
May 12th-June 24th
Volcano Art Center is honored to announce the exhibition Fishponds Of Hawaiʻi by Carol Araki Wyban.  This mixed media, fine art exhibition presents ancient Hawaiian fishponds as cultural treasures and a form of Hawaiian excellence.  Pen and ink drawings and original paintings by Wyban share a deep understanding of types of different ponds, technology, legends and fish.  Wyban is the author-illustrator of Tide and Currents: Fishponds of Hawaiʻi published by the University of Hawaiʻi Press.  She is the subject of a video produced by Na Maka o ka Āina.  Her studies and plans are available in the Hawaii State Public Library System.
 Carol at Kaloko fishpond
The exhibit will be open to the public on May 12th through June 24th at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The public is invited to an opening reception at the Volcano Art Center Gallery on May 12th from 5-7pm, while the event and exhibition are free, park entrances fees do apply.  In conjunction with the exhibition Carol will conduct a slideshow and lecture on Thursday, May 17th at 7pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  The lecture will include images from the exhibition as well as photos of modern activity at Hawaiian Fishponds. 
Landscaping with Native Hawaiian Plants
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Locally adapted. Relatively low maintenance. A habitat for beneficial organisms. These are just some of the positive aspects of incorporating native plants into your garden and landscape. Instructor Zach Mermel of Ola Design Group will teach the Landscaping with Native Hawaiian Plants workshop on Saturday, May 12, from 9am – 12pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

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

Class fee is $35/$30 VAC Members. To register, call 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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Zentangle®: Fine Feather-Like Friends
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Zentangle: Fine Feather-Like Friends with Lydia Meneses

Saturday, May 12, 2018

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lydia will discuss a brief background of the many uses of feathers in different cultures and religions, and the symbolism of the feather in many cultures and religions. All materials will be either supplied or available for borrowing.  During this session we will be creating tiles with the feather-like form as our focus.  Students’ kits will include various Zentangle tiles, 2 General pastel chalk pencils & blending tortillions.

Our class will be guided with Zentangle’s traditional ceremony and method.

  • Gratitude
  • Appreciation
  • Relaxation
  • Mindfulness & awareness

This class is open to all levels, no Zentangle or art experience necessary.  Participants are welcome to bring their favorite drawing tools.

Students are asked to bring snacks to share.

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

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Jazz in the Forest 5/12 4:30pm
May 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Jazz in the Forest

Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 4:30pm

The 2018 Jazz in the Forest series continues with two performances (4:30pm & 7:00pm) on Saturday, May 12 featuring the Django Reinhardt Hot Club of Volcano – Hal Glatzer, Greg Shirley, Brian McCree with Jean Pierre Thoma.

Jean Pierre Thoma is a world traveled professional musician on flute, saxophone  clarinet and piano, with experience  throughout  America, France, Japan, India, and Israel. Holds 2 masters degrees in music, and has been a public and private school teacher as well as member of numerous jazz and classical ensembles, such as the Maui and Marin Symphonies.  Leader of “The Jazztones” : “Raga Jazz” (with Sarangi, synth guitar & bass):  member of “Royal Kona Harp Ensemble” (3 harps w/ 2 flutes & winds): “Volcano Trio” (2 flutes & piano): performer at Holy Cross Church in choir & as instrumentalist; and pianist at restaurants, and charity performances at Hospice and Life Care Centers. Now a music teacher in Hilo at The Pacific Academy of Music, and the Kukuau Studio, he happily lives in Hilo Hawaii.

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

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

Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday, May 11. After that, tickets will be sold at VAC Gallery & at the door if they are not sold out. Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show. OR, you may pick them up any day before the show at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
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Jazz in the Forest 5/12 7:00pm
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 Jazz in the Forest

Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 7:00pm

The 2018 Jazz in the Forest series continues with two performances (4:30pm & 7:00pm) on Saturday, May 12 featuring the Django Reinhardt Hot Club of Volcano – Hal Glatzer, Greg Shirley, Brian McCree with Jean Pierre Thoma.

Jean Pierre Thoma is a world traveled professional musician on flute, saxophone  clarinet and piano, with experience  throughout  America, France, Japan, India, and Israel. Holds 2 masters degrees in music, and has been a public and private school teacher as well as member of numerous jazz and classical ensembles, such as the Maui and Marin Symphonies.  Leader of “The Jazztones” : “Raga Jazz” (with Sarangi, synth guitar & bass):  member of “Royal Kona Harp Ensemble” (3 harps w/ 2 flutes & winds): “Volcano Trio” (2 flutes & piano): performer at Holy Cross Church in choir & as instrumentalist; and pianist at restaurants, and charity performances at Hospice and Life Care Centers. Now a music teacher in Hilo at The Pacific Academy of Music, and the Kukuau Studio, he happily lives in Hilo Hawaii.

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

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

Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday, May 11. After that, tickets will be sold at VAC Gallery & at the door if they are not sold out. Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show. OR, you may pick them up any day before the show at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
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May
13
Sun
2018
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

May
14
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 14 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

May
15
Tue
2018
The Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolor
May 15 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Anyone can paint beautiful watercolors – even you! Artist Nancy DeLucrezia will offer the “Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolor” workshop on Tuesday, May 15 from 4 pm – 7pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

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

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

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

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

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
May 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

May
16
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 16 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
May 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

May
17
Thu
2018
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part II – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Two

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Two will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning May 10, 2018, from 5pm – 6:30pm. This basics class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some basic Hawaiian language experience is preferred.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore. It is also recommended for students to have a Hawaiian language dictionary.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

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

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

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

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

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

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part V – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Five

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Five will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning May 10, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8pm. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred for this series.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore.
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Fishponds Of Hawaiʻi: Free Lecture and slideshow by Carol Araki Wyban
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fishponds Of Hawaiʻi: Free Lecture and slideshow by Carol Araki Wyban

Thursday, May 17th at 7pm

Free slideshow and lecture presented by Carol Araki Wyban on Fishponds of Hawaiʻi.  In conjunction with her fine art exhibition on display at the Volcano Art Center Gallery, Carol will share her knowledge and experience on Hawaiian fishponds. The lecture will include images from the exhibition as well as photos of modern activity at Hawaiian Fishponds.  Event begins at 7pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village. Visit www.volcanoartcenter.org for more information.

May
18
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday: Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_1182Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: hula and oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe.

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

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

May
19
Sat
2018
Stained Glass Basics I
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Now you can try your hand at making stained glass art in this workshop for beginners. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artist Lois Pollock will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

“Stained Glass Basics I” will be held at Volcano Art Center on May 19, 20, 26 & 27 2018: Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 12pm. Class fee is $100/$90 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

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

“Stained Glass Basics II” will be offered on June 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2018: Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 12pm. This class will cover pattern design, allowing students to work on their own design as a second project upon successful completion of “Stained Glass Basics I.” Class fee is $100/$90 VAC members plus a $30 supply fee. Students should bring a stained glass design for review to the first class, no larger than 12” x12”. Anyone with prior copper foil stained glass experience is welcome to enroll.

Students may enroll in both “Stained Glass Basics I & II” at the same time.
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Healing Through Words creative writing workshop with Dr. Heather Rivera
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Heather RiveraHealing Through Words with Dr. Heather Rivera

Have you always wanted to write a book but don’t know where to start?  Is fear holding you back? Do you wonder where you’ll get the time to write?  You know the story needs to be told—your voice wants to be heard. You feel it deep in your soul. Don’t let uncertainty hold you back.

Join Dr. Heather Rivera for the 1 ½ hour creative writing workshop, “Healing Through Words” on Saturday, May 19 from 10am – 11:30am at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus. She will use imagery, visualization, and prompts to help you tap into your creative muse and discover the healing power of writing. You will also have the opportunity to share your writing in a safe supportive environment, if you choose.

Amazon best-selling Author, Heather Rivera, found healing while writing her first novel and has been sharing the power of writing in workshops. Find your voice and let the words flow. Class fee is $35/$30 VAC Members.

Dr. Heather Friedman Rivera obtained her Ph.D. in Parapsychic Science in 2011, her Doctorate in Law in 2002 and is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist specializing in Past-life Regression. She trained with Dr. Brian Weiss at The Weiss Institute. Heather is also a Registered Nurse with over 25 years of experience. She is the author of seven books. contributing author in five books, and author of numerous articles. She serves as an editor for the International Journal of Regression Therapy. Heather has been featured in print, radio, and web television. Heather holds workshops and retreats on writing and past life regression, and coaches writers from dream to book-in-hand.
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May
20
Sun
2018
Stained Glass Basics I
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass Basics I 

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

Now you can try your hand at making stained glass art in this workshop for beginners. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artist Lois Pollock will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

“Stained Glass Basics I” will be held at Volcano Art Center on May 19, 20, 26 & 27 2018: Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 12pm. Class fee is $100/$90 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

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

“Stained Glass Basics II” will be offered on June 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2018: Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 12pm. This class will cover pattern design, allowing students to work on their own design as a second project upon successful completion of “Stained Glass Basics I.” Class fee is $100/$90 VAC members plus a $30 supply fee. Students should bring a stained glass design for review to the first class, no larger than 12” x12”. Anyone with prior copper foil stained glass experience is welcome to enroll.

Students may enroll in both “Stained Glass Basics I & II” at the same time.
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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lBuddhist Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

May
21
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 21 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Monday Movie Nights: Apocalypse Now (R)
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Nights: Apocalypse Now (R)
May 21, 2018 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

It is the height of the war in Vietnam, and U.S. Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a General to carry out a mission that, officially, ‘does not exist – nor will it ever exist’. The mission: To seek out a mysterious Green Beret Colonel, Walter Kurtz, whose army has crossed the border into Cambodia and is conducting hit-and-run missions against the Viet Cong and NVA. The army believes Kurtz has gone completely insane and Willard’s job is to eliminate him!

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May
22
Tue
2018
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

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

May
23
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 23 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

May
24
Thu
2018
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part II – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Two

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Two will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning May 10, 2018, from 5pm – 6:30pm. This basics class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some basic Hawaiian language experience is preferred.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore. It is also recommended for students to have a Hawaiian language dictionary.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

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

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

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

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

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

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part V – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Five

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Five will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning May 10, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8pm. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred for this series.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore.
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May
25
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kaipo AhChong

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This month’s offerings include: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong.

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

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

May
26
Sat
2018
Stained Glass Basics I
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass Basics I 

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

Now you can try your hand at making stained glass art in this workshop for beginners. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artist Lois Pollock will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

“Stained Glass Basics I” will be held at Volcano Art Center on May 19, 20, 26 & 27 2018: Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 12pm. Class fee is $100/$90 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

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

“Stained Glass Basics II” will be offered on June 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2018: Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 12pm. This class will cover pattern design, allowing students to work on their own design as a second project upon successful completion of “Stained Glass Basics I.” Class fee is $100/$90 VAC members plus a $30 supply fee. Students should bring a stained glass design for review to the first class, no larger than 12” x12”. Anyone with prior copper foil stained glass experience is welcome to enroll.

Students may enroll in both “Stained Glass Basics I & II” at the same time.
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Flameworking – An Introductory Class
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

nash lampworkingFlameworking – An Introductory Class

In the multi-faceted world of glass, Volcano Art Center is pleased to expand its offerings of glass art workshops with “Flameworking – An Introductory Class” on May 26 & 27: Saturday and Sunday from 2pm – 5pm.

Flameworking, also known as lampworking or torchworking, is a type of glasswork whereby the artist utilizes a torch or lamp to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is blown and shaped with tools and hand movements, forming beads, figurines, or other similar miniature artwork.

This class, designed for the student who has never touched a torch, is sure to spark your interest. Instructor Nash Adams-Pruitt will teach the regions of the flame and heat base for a solid foundation from which to build flamework skills.  Nash will lead the class in creating sphere forms and pendants.

nash lampworking piecesYou will complete this workshop with your own finished design, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue flameworking.

Class fee is $160/$155 for VAC members plus a $40 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear covered shoes. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 4 adults.

Artist Nash Adams-Pruitt specializes in functional glass art. He has been working borosilicate glass at the torch for four years. 
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May
27
Sun
2018
Stained Glass Basics I
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass Basics I 

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

Now you can try your hand at making stained glass art in this workshop for beginners. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artist Lois Pollock will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

“Stained Glass Basics I” will be held at Volcano Art Center on May 19, 20, 26 & 27 2018: Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 12pm. Class fee is $100/$90 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

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

“Stained Glass Basics II” will be offered on June 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2018: Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 12pm. This class will cover pattern design, allowing students to work on their own design as a second project upon successful completion of “Stained Glass Basics I.” Class fee is $100/$90 VAC members plus a $30 supply fee. Students should bring a stained glass design for review to the first class, no larger than 12” x12”. Anyone with prior copper foil stained glass experience is welcome to enroll.

Students may enroll in both “Stained Glass Basics I & II” at the same time.
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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lBuddhist Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Flameworking – An Introductory Class
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

nash lampworkingFlameworking – An Introductory Class

In the multi-faceted world of glass, Volcano Art Center is pleased to expand its offerings of glass art workshops with “Flameworking – An Introductory Class” on May 26 & 27: Saturday and Sunday from 2pm – 5pm.

Flameworking, also known as lampworking or torchworking, is a type of glasswork whereby the artist utilizes a torch or lamp to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is blown and shaped with tools and hand movements, forming beads, figurines, or other similar miniature artwork.

This class, designed for the student who has never touched a torch, is sure to spark your interest. Instructor Nash Adams-Pruitt will teach the regions of the flame and heat base for a solid foundation from which to build flamework skills.  Nash will lead the class in creating sphere forms and pendants.

nash lampworking piecesYou will complete this workshop with your own finished design, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue flameworking.

Class fee is $160/$155 for VAC members plus a $40 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear covered shoes. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 4 adults.

Artist Nash Adams-Pruitt specializes in functional glass art. He has been working borosilicate glass at the torch for four years. 
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May
28
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 28 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Monday Movie Nights: Shall We Dance (PG-13)
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Nights: Shall We Dance (PG-13)
May 28, 2018 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

John Clark is a middle aged Chicago estate lawyer. He loves his family, which includes his wife Beverly, but their combined busy schedules and getting caught in a rut after two decades of marriage has left him feeling unfulfilled. While taking the el train home every night, he notices the same young, beautiful contemplative woman staring out of one of the windows of Miss Mitzi’s Dance Studio, which specializes in ballroom. He is intrigued enough with her beauty and sadness to go in one evening on his way home. He learns that she is Paulina, one of the instructors and a former world class ballroom dancer. Because of her, he signs up for beginner group dance lessons, regardless of them being taught by Miss Mitzi herself, and not Paulina. As time progresses, John gets caught up in the lives of those at Miss Mitzi’s: his two fellow classmates – overweight Vern who wants to learn to dance for his upcoming wedding, and Chic, who wants to impress the ladies – and two of the studio’s

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May
29
Tue
2018
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
May 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

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

May
30
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 30 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

May
31
Thu
2018
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part II – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Two

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Two will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning May 10, 2018, from 5pm – 6:30pm. This basics class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some basic Hawaiian language experience is preferred.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore. It is also recommended for students to have a Hawaiian language dictionary.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

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

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

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

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

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

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part V – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Five

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Five will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning May 10, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8pm. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred for this series.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore.
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Jun
1
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: Ukulele with Wes Awana.

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

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

Jun
3
Sun
2018
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lBuddhist Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Jun
4
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 4 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Jun
5
Tue
2018
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jun 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

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

Jun
6
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 6 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

VAC YOGA CLASSES jpeg[1]Kripalu Yoga

5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

Jun
7
Thu
2018
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part II – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Two

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Two will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning May 10, 2018, from 5pm – 6:30pm. This basics class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some basic Hawaiian language experience is preferred.

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

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

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

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

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

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

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part V – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Five

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Five will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning May 10, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8pm. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred for this series.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore.
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Jun
8
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Randy Lee
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

RandyLeeAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: Lei making with Randy Lee.

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

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

Jun
11
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Jun
12
Tue
2018
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Jun
13
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 13 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

Jun
14
Thu
2018
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part II – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Two

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Two will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning May 10, 2018, from 5pm – 6:30pm. This basics class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some basic Hawaiian language experience is preferred.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore. It is also recommended for students to have a Hawaiian language dictionary.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

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

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

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

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

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

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part V – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Five

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Five will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning May 10, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8pm. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred for this series.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore.
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Jun
15
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday: Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_1182Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: hula and oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe.

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

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