Volcano Art Center is proud to present the exhibition Nā Mea Makamae…Tiny Treasures, a multi-media, group exhibition celebrating art and artifacts honoring the Hawaiian culture. The exhibit will be on display at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park from October 15th through November 13th, 2016.The artists, Bernice Akamine, Samuel M. ‘Ohukani‘ohi‘a Gon III, Beau Jack Imua Key, and Tom Mehau have explored Hawai`i’s many “treasured things” on a small scale for this exhibit.
“The subject matter was open when we invited the participating artists,” explains gallery manager Emily C. Weiss. The artists have brought to the exhibit objects which express not only their love for Hawai`i, but its way of life. The fine details communicated through the art convey a deeper appreciation for the life energy that flows through all things. The incredible amount of information transferred into these small works is similar to Hawai`i’s environment. At the surface it’s beautiful, however if you intimately explore the details so much more will be shared.”
Many of the artists were inspired by traditional Hawaiian carving techniques then adjusted the work to express a more personal story of their own harmonious relationship to the environment.
The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge although park entrance fees apply. The public is also invited to a special opening reception held on October 15th from 5 -7pm.