Cultural Demonstrations

Aloha Friday

Each Friday, on the front porch of the Volcano Art Center Gallery, visitors and kama`aina alike are invited to experience a free, hands-on workshop presented by hospitable Hawai`i Island practitioners.

Week 1– `ukulele with Wes Awana

(11am – 1pm)

Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug 4, Sept 1, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1

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

 

Week 2 – lei making with Randy Lee

(11am – 1pm)

Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 14, May 13, June 9, July 14, Aug 11, Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8

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.

 

Week 3 – hula and oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe

(11am – 1pm)

Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 17, Apr 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug 18, Sept 15, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15

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.

 

Week 4 – lei making with Kaipo AhChong

(11am – 1pm)

Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 24, Apr 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, Aug 25, Sept 22, Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 22

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.

 

Week 5 – hula and oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe

(11am – 1pm)

Mar 31, Jun 30, Sept 29, Dec 29

11am-1pm

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.