Calendar of Events

Aug
10
Sat
2019
EXHIBIT: “Nani Ka ʻIkena” by Jesse Tunison
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm

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August 10th – September 15th, 2019
Volcano Art Center proudly presents an exhibit of photography titled “Nani Ka ʻIkena” by Jesse Tunison at its gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park from August 10th through September 15th, 2019.  The exhibit will be open to the public from 9am to 5pm daily. However, on opening day, Saturday, August 10th a special reception with the artist takes place from 5-7pm.

The title “Nani Ka ʻIkena” references beautiful sights and visuals and translates more literally to “that which is seen is beautiful” which poetically explains the collection of large scale photography on display.   The exhibit features vibrant colors and crisp wide vistas which highlight the character and drama of Hawaiʻi Island’s landscape.  The collection of ten photographs were captured over the past decade by Tunison and also document the dynamic changes which have occurred in such a short period of time.  While the landscape has changed the beauty has endured.

Jesse Tunison was raised in the creative town of Volcano, Hawaiʻi where he was surrounded by artists.  While there were many creative influences, his mother Dina Kageler an experienced photographer and artist provided Jesse the use of her old equipment.  While Jesse grew up around many professional artists most had no experience in digital photography.  Because of this, Jesse considers himself a self-taught artist. His highly technical approach blended with a unique stylization of his images blends perfectly with filmmaking and professional portrait photography.  In 2008, Tunison founded Toxikc Color Visuals, a studio that provides photography, sound and cinematography services.  Today he is known as a professional fine art and commercial photographer, cinematographer, director, and producer.   

“While the Volcano Art Center has been displaying Jesse’s fine art photography for years this is his first solo exhibition”, states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.  “We enjoy supporting young artists and their artistic endeavors and we invite the community to do the same by viewing the exhibition.”  While the exhibit is free please note that park entrance fees apply.

 

Aug
25
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

A Taste of Tea & Pottery 2019
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Camellia sinensisFundraiser: A Taste of Tea & Pottery to Benefit Ceramics and Glass Programs at Volcano Art Center

Support Ceramics and Glass at Volcano Art Center!

The Volcano Art Center invites you to show your support for ceramics and glass programs on Hawai’i Island by attending A Taste of Tea & Pottery, on Sunday, August 25th from 12noon – 4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village.

The annual fundraiser, now in its third year, helps fund VAC’s “Fire Arts Programs” which include ongoing ceramics and glass classes and workshops.  Admission is $30 for VAC Members or $35 for non-members and includes your choice of one hand made tea cup or bowl, a tasting of several freshly brewed Hawai’i grown teas, and the option to participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.  Enjoy door prizes and a silent auction as well as cookies, packaged tea and tea cups which can be purchased additionally. Attendees will again be able to vote for their favorite Hawaiʻi grown tea through the Taster’s Choice Award.

_MG_1379 - Version 2Throughout the afternoon ceramics students along with VAC’s instructor, Erik Wold, will be in the studio offering a hands-on experience with clay along with ongoing demonstrations of wheel-thrown pottery techniques.  Eva Lee, from Hawai’i Tea Society and co-founder of Tea Hawai’i & Company of Volcano will discuss tea cultivation in Hawai’i for small family farms and the global market.  Lee will also present a summary on the pre-event fundraising Arts & Tea Culture Workshops which were made possible by the support of Volcano ceramic artist guest instructor and tea grower Chiu Leong, and Chado practitioner artist Philippe Nault infusing tea culture with Hawaiʻi agriculture.  A Taste of Tea & Pottery event is co-sponsored by the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture.

534284_559412287447491_789523154_nThe Taste of Tea & Pottery event helps support VAC’s ongoing ceramics program which offers educational opportunities in clay in an atmosphere of camaraderie and shared inspiration where students learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano, Hawaiʻi. Attendees of the fundraiser will have the opportunity to try a variety of clay forming methods, including handbuilding and wheelthrowing. During the event, VAC ceramics students, along with pottery instructor Erik Wold, will be inviting attendees to get their hands in clay in the ceramics studio. All are welcome to join in or simply observe the action and get a taste of what VAC’s ceramics educational program has to offer. For those whose interest is sparked, there is always the opportunity to register in one of our regular session series of classes offered throughout the year.

“While sustained practice is crucial in developing the skills needed to explore the medium of ceramics in depth, this event is intended to be a fun introduction for those curious to try their hand at working with clay”, states teaching artist Erik Wold. Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Erik has been instructing all skill levels, from those entirely new to working with clay, to advanced students in both wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques since VAC began its ongoing ceramics programs over three years ago.  Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African Handbuilding methods which Wold will also demonstrate at the event.

_MG_1365 - Version 2The A Taste of Tea & Pottery also supports VAC’s ongoing glass programs.  Programs include Stained Glass Basics I and II with Claudia McCall and Lois Pollock and Flameworking with Nash Adams-Pruitt.  Glass offering will be expanding as VAC raises the necessary funds to purchase specialized equipment and expand classroom space.   You can offer your support of these programs by purchasing a ticket or making a donation by calling at 808-967-8222 or visiting www.volcanoartcenter.orgA Taste of Tea & Pottery fundraiser is sure to be an entertaining day of tea and ceramics!
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Aug
26
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 26 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Aug 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Monday Movie Nights: A Year In Port
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

With renowned wine importer Martine Saunier as our guide, we journey into Portugal’s spectacular Douro Valley to explore the mystery and complexity of the world’s oldest official wine appellation. With ravishing photography, the film tells the story of the four seasons: the first buds of Spring, the festivals of High Summer, the vivid Harvest and the wine-making in Winter. In the world of Port wine, tradition reigns. Workers still stomp the grapes with their feet. Master Blenders reach back through a century of barrels to create the perfect blend. Yet dynamic young winemakers are now bucking tradition with new table wines that, together with Port, are making the Douro one of hottest wine regions to watch.

Tickets are $25 for VAC Members and $30 for Non-Members


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Aug
27
Tue
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructor Kaliko Beamer- Trapp

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian language but haven’t had the
time? Are you interested in Hawaiian culture and history? Or are you new
to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street names, place
names, and people’s names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent
Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant
language right here at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus.

Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday
night beginning August 13 – October 1, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm. This basics
class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar,
and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could
even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for
the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. No textbook is required;
reading materials will be provided by the instructor. Bring a notebook
to take notes if you wish!

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Instructor Kaliko Beamer- Trapp

Do you already have the ability to pronounce Hawaiian words and want to learn how to put them together to make phrases and sentences? Are you perhaps already able read Hawaiian sentences aloud and recognize the individual pieces, and now you want to learn more sentence patterns and idioms? Well this is the class for you!

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning August 13 – October 1, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Aug 27 @ 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 at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor Kaliko Beamer- Trapp

The Level 3 class is for those who can already speak and understand a little Hawaiian language. Class is taught over 50% in the Hawaiian language to increase comprehension and to “immerse” the students in the language. Each 8 week series covers a different topic in reading selected from traditional Hawaiian literature of the 1800s and bases the vocabulary and lessons around the readings. This class is ideal for teachers, cultural practitioners, and those with the goal of using Hawaiian language on a daily basis.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning August 13 – October 1, 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Aug
28
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 28 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

Aug
30
Fri
2019
Guided Cultural Tour of the Niaulani Forest
Aug 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

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Free Guided Cultural Tour of the Niaulani Forest

Join Kumu Hula Ryan McCormack for a special tour of the Niaulani old growth forest, with a Hawaiian cultural emphasis on Friday, August 30th from 9:30 -11:00am.  Tour participants will meet at the Volcano Art Center (VAC) at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village. The tour will focus on Hawaiian protocol, traditional chants, history and lifeways, as they relate to the native forest ecosystem.  Topics will include protocol for “asking permission” to enter the forest and gather plant material, traditional knowledge and uses of forest plants, and local history and lore from the uniquely Hawaiian perspective.  The tour may include examples of traditional Hawaiian oli (chants) and hula that relate to the forest.

Over 20 years ago, VAC signed an agreement with the Hawai’i State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to lease a 7.4 acre land parcel containing roughly 5 acres formally known as the Niaulani Forest Reserve and within it an established 1/7 mile loop trail.  Members of VAC including artists, scientists, and educators from the Volcano community immediately began removing invasive species from the land.  In signing the lease for Niaulani, VAC agreed to continue the generational legacy of land stewardship and to educate residents and visitors about its importance as a natural and cultural resource.

Ryan McCormack is an ʻŪniki ʻAi Lolo of Unukupukupu, having completed his formal rites of passage under the tutelage of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.  He is Kumu Hula of Māunuunu and a Lecturer in the Hawaiʻi Life Styles department at Hawaiʻi Community College. Originally from Waimānalo, he now calls the rainforest of ʻŌlaʻa, Hawaiʻi Island, his home. His ongoing passion for hula and community wellbeing has been supported by a lifetime of dancing and an educational journey that has most recently culminated in a Masters degree in Depth Psychology, with an emphasis in Jungian and Archetypal Studies, from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He delights in sharing the mythology, history, music, and dance traditions of Hawaiʻi, both here at home and around the world.

The tour is free and open to the public. Participation is limited so please call (808) 967-8222 to reserve your spot. This tour is sponsored by the County of Hawai’i’s Department of Research and Development.

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery with Desiree Moana Cruz
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Aug
31
Sat
2019
Food from Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps & Wood Chips
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

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It’s back! Instructor Zach Mermel will teach the basics of mushroom cultivation in the “Food From Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and Wood Chips” workshop on Saturday, August 31, 2019, from 9am – 2:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Wondering what to do with those undesirable exotic trees on the Back Forty? By teaming with certain fungi, you can turn that pesky plant problem into an edible solution. A wonder drug or just darn tasty, the humble mushroom belongs to a kingdom seldom explored. Mushrooms are an excellent source of vegetarian protein and nutrition with the added bonus of “easy to grow”. Their health benefits are well known and their ecological advantages are just now being fully realized.

Now you can learn basic fungal biology and how fungal mycelium colonizes different materials, particularly wooden logs, stumps, and wood chips. You’ll also discover the health benefits of different edible and medicinal fungi in Hawai‘i.

Course fees are $50 for VAC members and $55 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Each participant will depart with a shiitake mushroom log kit, as well as a King Stropharia mushroom kit. Participants will meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village for a slideshow lecture, then drive to Shaka Forest Farms on Wright Road in Volcano Village for the hands-on segment of the workshop. Participants will meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village for a slideshow lecture, then drive to Shaka Forest Farms on Wright Road in Volcano Village for the hands-on segment of the workshop.

Zach_Headshot4If you’re an eager epicurean, avid horticulturalist or just interested in mushrooms, Zach encourages you along with farmers, gardeners, and homeowners seeking to incorporate the growing of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms into their lives and livelihoods to attend.

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Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
 Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo


Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery with Erik Wold 

Saturday Mornings: 10am – 1pm

The Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery workshop series will focus on “direct pull” handbuilding techniques common throughout East Africa and neighboring regions. In 2017, Volcano Art Center in partnership with Hawai‘i Craftsmen was privileged to host a master class series instructed by world-renowned artist Magdalene Odundo. Instructor Erik Wold became enthralled with this alluring technique after participating in the Odundo workshop as a lab tech. After much practice, he is sharing what he learned in this new pottery series.

The series will start with a documentary showing and short videos followed by getting participants’ hands directly in clay. The focus will be on gaining control of this method creating small to medium sized work, culminating in a barrel firing fueled by woodchips. This primal yet nuanced technique is a great introduction to working with clay for those with no previous experience as well as an exciting opportunity for those with experience to learn something entirely new.

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery is an eight-week workshop beginning Saturday, July 6, 2019, through Saturday, August 31, 2019 with no class on August 24, from 10am – 1pm. Cost 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 studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

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

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Healing Through Words creative writing workshop with Dr. Heather Rivera
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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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, August 31 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 retired Registered Nurse with over 25 years of experience. She is the author of nine books, contributing author in seven 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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Sep
1
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Sep 1 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

20171202_214815Cost for either 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.  To register, call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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 studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

 

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Sep
2
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Sep 2 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Sep 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Monday Movie Nights: Sideways
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The misadventures begin when Miles (Paul Giamatti), an un-recovered divorcé and would-be novelist with a wine fixation, decides to gift old college buddy and washed-up actor Jack (Thomas Haden Church) with a celebratory trip to the vineyards of the Santa Ynez Valley the week before Jack’s wedding. The two couldn’t be an odder couple. Jack is an over-sexed charmer; Miles is a sad-sack worrier. Jack is looking for his “last taste of freedom”; Miles just wants to taste perfection in a bottle. Jack is fine with cheap Merlot; Miles pines for the elusive, perfect Pinot. Indeed, the only thing they seem to share in common is the same heady mix of failed ambitions and fading youth. And yet, as they make their way up the coast, Miles and Jack soon find themselves drowning in wine and women. Both men careen dangerously and comically toward mid-life crises. Now, the wedding approaches and with it the certainty that Miles and Jack won’t make it back to Los Angeles unscathed or unchanged…if they get back there at all.

Tickets are $25 for VAC Members and $30 for Non-Members


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Sep
3
Tue
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Sep 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructor Kaliko Beamer- Trapp

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian language but haven’t had the
time? Are you interested in Hawaiian culture and history? Or are you new
to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street names, place
names, and people’s names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent
Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant
language right here at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus.

Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday
night beginning August 13 – October 1, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm. This basics
class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar,
and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could
even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for
the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. No textbook is required;
reading materials will be provided by the instructor. Bring a notebook
to take notes if you wish!

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Sep 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Instructor Kaliko Beamer- Trapp

Do you already have the ability to pronounce Hawaiian words and want to learn how to put them together to make phrases and sentences? Are you perhaps already able read Hawaiian sentences aloud and recognize the individual pieces, and now you want to learn more sentence patterns and idioms? Well this is the class for you!

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning August 13 – October 1, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Sep 3 @ 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 at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor Kaliko Beamer- Trapp

The Level 3 class is for those who can already speak and understand a little Hawaiian language. Class is taught over 50% in the Hawaiian language to increase comprehension and to “immerse” the students in the language. Each 8 week series covers a different topic in reading selected from traditional Hawaiian literature of the 1800s and bases the vocabulary and lessons around the readings. This class is ideal for teachers, cultural practitioners, and those with the goal of using Hawaiian language on a daily basis.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning August 13 – October 1, 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Sep
4
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Sep 4 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Sep
7
Sat
2019
The Business of Art with Ira Ono
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 The Business of Art Workshop with Ira Ono

Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer the popular “Business of Art” workshop by Volcano artist Ira Ono. He will help you navigate basic business principles in this one-day intensive workshop. From the initial pros and cons of being your own boss to copyright basics to branding your product, you’ll discover what’s right for you and your art. This is a wonderful opportunity for fine artists and crafts people to gain unique insights resulting in profitable solutions.

Sponsored by the Volcano Art Center, the workshop will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 9:00am – 4pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Cost for the full day workshop is $55 or $50 for VAC Members.  Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their own art work for Ira to review.

Class topics covered include:

  • Pricing your artwork for profit
  • Creating presentations that focus on gallery buyers, gift shops, and department stores
  • What to look for in hiring trustworthy associates
  • Internet marketing, catalog sales, trade shows
  • Visual merchandising, and affordable display techniques
  • Packaging and presentation for wholesale, retail and fine art galleries
  • Creating multiples for increased sales
  • Internet marketing and getting free publicity

Ira Ono is an internationally known artist. His works are featured in the Hawai‘i State Art Museum and private collections in the U.S., Europe and Japan. He is the founder of annual Trash Art Shows throughout the state and well versed in every aspect of marketing fine arts and crafts here in Hawai‘i and beyond. Ira is also the owner and director of Volcano Garden Arts gallery in Volcano, Hawai‘i where he exhibits his personal works along with over 100 local artists from across the state. Visit Ira’s website here!

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Sounds at the Summit featuring Hawaiian Style Band
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

The Volcano Art Center’s Sounds at the Summit series continues on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 5:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Join us on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 5:30pm  for the multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning band 

Hawaiian Style Band

Hawaiian Style Band Poster

 

In the early ’90s, Hawaiian Style Band, led by Bryan Kessler and Wade Cambern,
redefined contemporary Hawaiian music. They offered a fresh musical perspective on local
culture with original compositions about living Hawaiian style—about island romance, talking
story, ‘ohana, and sovereignty. Their interpretation of Hawaiian language songs re-acquainted
music fans with these important compositions.

Tickets are $20 for VAC members ($25 non-members)! Ticket holders will be able to purchase beer, wine, as well as pupus. Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday, September 6. 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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Sep
8
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Sep
9
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Sep 9 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Monday Movie Nights: A Clockwork Orange ( 1971,R)
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Nights: A Clockwork Orange (R)
September 9, 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion!

 

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn’t go as planned.

 

Clockwork Orange
Sep
10
Tue
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructor Kaliko Beamer- Trapp

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian language but haven’t had the
time? Are you interested in Hawaiian culture and history? Or are you new
to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street names, place
names, and people’s names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent
Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant
language right here at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus.

Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday
night beginning August 13 – October 1, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm. This basics
class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar,
and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could
even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for
the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. No textbook is required;
reading materials will be provided by the instructor. Bring a notebook
to take notes if you wish!

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Instructor Kaliko Beamer- Trapp

Do you already have the ability to pronounce Hawaiian words and want to learn how to put them together to make phrases and sentences? Are you perhaps already able read Hawaiian sentences aloud and recognize the individual pieces, and now you want to learn more sentence patterns and idioms? Well this is the class for you!

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning August 13 – October 1, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Sep 10 @ 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 at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor Kaliko Beamer- Trapp

The Level 3 class is for those who can already speak and understand a little Hawaiian language. Class is taught over 50% in the Hawaiian language to increase comprehension and to “immerse” the students in the language. Each 8 week series covers a different topic in reading selected from traditional Hawaiian literature of the 1800s and bases the vocabulary and lessons around the readings. This class is ideal for teachers, cultural practitioners, and those with the goal of using Hawaiian language on a daily basis.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning August 13 – October 1, 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Sep
11
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Sep 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Sep
13
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Randy Lee
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Sep
14
Sat
2019
Zentangle® Knot Work Celtic – Inspired
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_2726Celtic-Inspired Zentangle Knot Work with Ellen O’Dunn, Certified Zentangle Teacher

Saturday, September 14, 2019

10AM-1PM

Celtic art, and Celtic knots in particular, has fascinated me since I was a young lass. Celtic knot work and spirals decorated the pages of my storybooks about King Arthur and Camelot as well as many of the fairy tale books I so loved. I began doodling the two link pattern (minus the tangles!) when I was about 6 or 7. Is it any wonder that I fell in love with Zentangle, an art form that allows me to imagine myself as a monk of St. Columba’s order, working on the Book of Kells ,  lost in the lines and swirls created by my quill?

All art supplies will be provided (returning students are encouraged to bring their favorite supplies). While not required, I highly recommend that students taking this class have some prior experience with Zentangle. You will learn several Celtic-inspired tangle patterns and be working with Zentangle Renaissance tiles, all to a peaceful background of beautiful and relaxing Celtic music.  This is a potluck so please feel free to bring some food to share. Cost is $35/$30 VAC Members plus a $10 supply fee.

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Sep
15
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Sep
16
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Sep 16 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Sep 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Monday Movie Nights: Malena (NR)
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Nights: Malena (NR)
September 16, 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion!

Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town.
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Sep
17
Tue
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructor Kaliko Beamer- Trapp

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian language but haven’t had the
time? Are you interested in Hawaiian culture and history? Or are you new
to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street names, place
names, and people’s names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent
Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant
language right here at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus.

Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday
night beginning August 13 – October 1, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm. This basics
class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar,
and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could
even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for
the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. No textbook is required;
reading materials will be provided by the instructor. Bring a notebook
to take notes if you wish!

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Instructor Kaliko Beamer- Trapp

Do you already have the ability to pronounce Hawaiian words and want to learn how to put them together to make phrases and sentences? Are you perhaps already able read Hawaiian sentences aloud and recognize the individual pieces, and now you want to learn more sentence patterns and idioms? Well this is the class for you!

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning August 13 – October 1, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Sep 17 @ 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 at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor Kaliko Beamer- Trapp

The Level 3 class is for those who can already speak and understand a little Hawaiian language. Class is taught over 50% in the Hawaiian language to increase comprehension and to “immerse” the students in the language. Each 8 week series covers a different topic in reading selected from traditional Hawaiian literature of the 1800s and bases the vocabulary and lessons around the readings. This class is ideal for teachers, cultural practitioners, and those with the goal of using Hawaiian language on a daily basis.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning August 13 – October 1, 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Sep
18
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Sep 18 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Sep
20
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe
Sep 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 porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This week’s offerings include: hula and oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe.

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

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

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Zen Pen – Writing as Spiritual Practice with Tom Peek
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

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Spiritual explorers, grab your pens! Have you ever tried writing as a spiritual practice—using a pen to deepen the conversation with your soul? Would you like to gain better insight into your life and the world around you by exploring your own thoughts and feelings?

Then join award-winning novelist and longtime Big Island writing teacher Tom Peek in his acclaimed workshop “Zen Pen – Writing as Spiritual Practice” on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

“Writing is a potent way to understand the human spirit, increase our awareness, examine our lives and foster compassion for others and ourselves,” says Peek.

Peek’s inspirational techniques and simulating exercises have helped hundreds of islanders explore their creative minds and unique voices. Students always go home enthused, praising his workshops as “enlivening,” “revelatory,” and “the best Saturday I’ve spent in a long time!”

Workshop cost is $75/$65 for VAC Members. No writing experience is necessary. Students are asked to bring a personal object from your home, car, workshop, office or boat, and a handheld mirror, as well as a lunch.

Peek has taught his popular workshops since 1991 through the Volcano Art Center, UH Hilo and other venues on the islands of Oʻahu, Maui, Lanaʻi and Hawaiʻi, as well as in Canada. He’s written for three decades, both professionally and to process and guide the experiences of his life. His work ranges from university publications to late night radio comedy, and includes fiction, newspaper commentaries, magazine articles, national park exhibits, and award-winning video productions. His Hawaiʻi novel Daughters of Fire won a Benjamin Franklin Award from the national Independent Book Publishers Association.

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Mixed Media Encaustic
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Beginner & Intermediate Mixed Media Encaustic 

Join artist Mary Milelzcik for the Mixed Media Encaustic workshop on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 10 am – 2 pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. Encaustic is a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment, which is applied to a solid absorbent surface. Each time a new layer is applied, it must be fused. The layers can be enhanced by carving with tools or drawing with pigment, oil sticks etc. Photographs can be transferred and other materials imbedded to create a variety of amazing results with depth.

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

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

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

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Sep
22
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Sep
23
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Sep 23 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio 

Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Monday Movie Nights: Apocalypse Now (R)
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Nights: Apocalpse Now (R)
September 23, 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion!

 

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

 Apocalypse Now
Sep
24
Tue
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructor Kaliko Beamer- Trapp

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian language but haven’t had the
time? Are you interested in Hawaiian culture and history? Or are you new
to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street names, place
names, and people’s names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent
Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant
language right here at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus.

Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday
night beginning August 13 – October 1, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm. This basics
class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar,
and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could
even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for
the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. No textbook is required;
reading materials will be provided by the instructor. Bring a notebook
to take notes if you wish!

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Instructor Kaliko Beamer- Trapp

Do you already have the ability to pronounce Hawaiian words and want to learn how to put them together to make phrases and sentences? Are you perhaps already able read Hawaiian sentences aloud and recognize the individual pieces, and now you want to learn more sentence patterns and idioms? Well this is the class for you!

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning August 13 – October 1, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Sep 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 at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor Kaliko Beamer- Trapp

The Level 3 class is for those who can already speak and understand a little Hawaiian language. Class is taught over 50% in the Hawaiian language to increase comprehension and to “immerse” the students in the language. Each 8 week series covers a different topic in reading selected from traditional Hawaiian literature of the 1800s and bases the vocabulary and lessons around the readings. This class is ideal for teachers, cultural practitioners, and those with the goal of using Hawaiian language on a daily basis.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning August 13 – October 1, 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Sep
25
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Sep 25 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Sep
27
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Sep
29
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Monday Movie Nights: The Chumscrubber (R)
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Nights: The Chumscrubber (R)
September 30, 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion!

A darkly satiric story about life crumbling in the midst of a seemingly idyllic suburbia.

 
Oct
1
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Oct 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 at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Oct
2
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 2 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Oct
6
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Monday Movie Nights: The Wolfman (2010, R)
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

 
Oct
8
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Oct 8 @ 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 at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Oct
9
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 9 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

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

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

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

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

Oct
13
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Oct
14
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 14 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Oct
15
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Oct 15 @ 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 at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Oct
16
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 16 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Oct
18
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe
Oct 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 porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This week’s offerings include: hula and oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe.

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

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

Oct
20
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Oct
21
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 21 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio 

Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

RegisterOnline-btn

Oct
22
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Oct 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 at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.