Volcano Art Center (VAC) will be displaying a curated collection of works by the Volcano Village Artists Hui in an exhibition titled Sightlines at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park beginning February 13th, 2016.
This multi-media exhibition features the works of Lisa Louise Adams, Margaret Barnaby, Pam Barton, Mary Goodrich, Emily Herb, Zeke Israel, Elizabeth Miller, Ira Ono, Eric Wold and Michael and Misato Mortara. The artists included in the exhibit have lived, worked and interacted with the unique elements and energy of the Volcano rain forest area over an extended period of time. The exhibit seeks to provide residents and visitors an opportunity to view how the dynamic environment has captured their interest and inspired their imaginations. The surrounding environment within their particular “line of sight” is expressed through the art form they’ve worked years to perfect.
In addition to the works of art on display, an abundance of educational offerings are scheduled with the participating artists including lectures, and demonstrations. All educational offerings will be held at VAC Gallery, (unless otherwise noted) located next to the Kilauea Visitor Center in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. These events are FREE of charge although park entrance fees apply.
Thursday, February 25, 10am – 2pm: Erik Wold & Emily Herb to demonstrate throwing pottery. Each artist will work on a ceramics wheel, centering and throwing a ceramic vessel.
Saturday, February 27, 11am – 1pm: Elizabeth Miller will demonstrate metal repousse’ techniques.
Saturday, March 5, 11am – 1pm: Zeke Israel will demonstrate hand building with clay.
Thursday, March 10, 2pm – 5pm: Mary Goodrich will lead a photography tour to the Footprints Archeological Site in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Participants will meet at VAC Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Registration is required as carpooling will need to be arranged. Hike could be changed due to weather conditions. Please call (808) 967-7565 to register.
Saturday, March 12, 11am – 1pm: Lisa Louise Adams will demonstrate the art of watercolor painting.
Saturday, March 19, 11am – 1pm: Ira Ono will demonstrate Japanese paste paper collage.
Volcano Village Artis Hui
The Volcano Village Artists Hui is possibly best known for their annual studio tour in November. The annual event, over Thanksgiving weekend, draws quite a crowd as the artists open their studios and welcome the public to see their latest works.
The Volcano Village Artists Hui is a group of working artists in Volcano, Hawai‘i, who have skills in many art media. Reflected in their work are the elements of Hawai‘i such as lava, birds, animals, tropical plants, and the culture of Hawai‘i as it blends with each artist’s origins.
All of “the Hui” artists have the distinction of having works included in fine art collections and have won major awards in their chosen media. Over the 25 years the Hui has been in existence, each artist’s work has evolved with new ideas, materials and methods. There is always an awareness of living on Hawai‘i Island that suffuses the entire line of works; regardless of artist or medium. Within the group of artists, there is a feeling of achievement as they reach for the goal of fulfilling personal ambitions as well as enriching the community with their creative efforts.
For more information contact the VAC Gallery at (808) 967-7565.