Volcano Art Center’s 2018 Exhibition Schedule 


 September 14-16, 2018

John D. Dawson Studio Sale at the Volcano Art Center
Location: Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus 

The Volcano Art Center is hosting a unique studio sale of Big Island artist John D. Dawson. The sale includes original acrylic and watercolor paintings, rough sketches, and pen and ink drawings from decades of work as a professional illustrator.  Dawson is well known for his paintings and illustrations for national publications including the National Park Service, United States Postal Service,  National Geographic SocietyNational Wildlife Federation, and Audubon Society.    The sale will open with a special preview to VAC member’s from 4-6pm on Friday, Sept. 14th and to the general public from 10am -3pm on Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 15 & 16, 2018.  (Not a member? Signing up is easy at www.volcanoartcenter.org)   The studio sale will be held at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.   For more information please contact Emily C. Weiss at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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September 22nd – October 6th, 2018

One Lucid Dream: A Retrospective of Art Works by Ken Charon
Location: Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus

Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce the exhibition One Lucid Dream: A Retrospective of Art Works by Ken Charon. The exhibit will host a unique collection of original paintings, drawing and other objects created throughout Charon’s long artistic career. The exhibit will be on display 10am -3pm daily at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village from Saturday, September 22nd – October 6th, 2018, closed on Sundays.  The public is invited to a free opening reception on Saturday, September 22nd from 5-7pm.

Ken Charon was born in New York, U.S.A. July 26, 1954 and moved to Paris, France in 1971. His professional art training began with the American Center for Students and Artists in Paris, and includes the American College of Switzerland the Acadamie Julian in Paris and the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California.  Charon began his professional career 40 years ago with an artistic expedition from his home in Paris to the Seychelles Islands in 1978.  In 1984 he moved to Hawaii Island and established his home and studio, the Art Farm, in the rainforest near Kurtistown.  Since then, Ken has participated in juried shows and solo exhibitions in Art Centers and galleries on Hawaii Island and beyond, receiving numerous awards and recognition over the years.  His work can be found in private collections around the world including those of Al Gore and Barack Obama.  This unique collection of paintings and drawings be on display in Dietrich Varez Hall at VAC’s Niaulani Campus located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village.  For more information call (808) 967-8222.

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November 16th – December 31st, 2018

Christmas in the Country, featuring the Annual Wreath Exhibition
Location: TBD

 With warmest winter wishes and happiest of holiday greetings, Volcano Art Center  welcomes you to the Annual Christmas in the Country celebration starts Friday, November 16, 2018.  Featuring the Annual Invitational Wreath Exhibit that continues through December 31, this year’s Christmas in the Country promises an abundance of art and aloha to kick start your holiday season. On display at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, 9am to 5 pm daily, the exhibition is free to the public though park entrance fees apply.  Contact (808) 967-7565 for more information.