Exhibit: Inspiring Conservation: Preserving Hawaiʻi’s Native Environment Through Art: paintings by Diana Miller

June 1, 2024 @ 9:00 am – July 7, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
Volcano Art Center Gallery
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718
Free event although park entrance fees apply.
(808) 967-7565

The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce a new exhibit of paintings by Diana Miller titled Inspiring Conservation: Preserving Hawaiʻi’s Native Environment Through Art at the VAC gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park from June 1st through July 7th, 2024.

Artist Diana Miller will be sharing approximately 20 acrylic paintings of Hawaiʻi’s native landscapes as well as her mission for their continued protection. Partial proceeds from the sale of works will be donated to The Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi and their conservation efforts.

Diana Miller was born in Normandy, France in 1954. She remembers enjoying creating art and being interested in the natural environment and wildlife as a child. In 1975 Diana graduated with a degree in Studio Art with a minor in Art History from the University of Maryland at College Park. In 1979 Diana enlisted in the US Air Force.  After Basic Training, she was assigned to the Defense Language Institute (DLI) to study Russian. While enrolled in studies at the DLI, she applied to Officers Training School and was accepted, followed by her commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1980. Throughout her 25-year career, she was assigned to bases in Washington State, South Korea, Japan, Guam and Hawaiʻi. She also traveled around the world on temporary duty assignments to Saudi Arabia, Kosovo, Australia, Philippines, United Kingdom and Thailand. Her final duty station was at Hickam Air Force Base, on Oʻahu where she later retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2004. Following retirement, Diana relocated to the Island of Hawaiʻi to an off-grid home located on 3 forested acres. Since 2008, Diana has held various positions at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park within the Interpretation division,  learning and sharing about the native environment, culture, and geology of Hawaiʻi.  She recently completed the Artist-in-Residence program co-sponsored by the National Parks Arts Foundation and Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

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