Calendar of Events

Jun
22
Sat
2019
EXHIBIT: The Joy of the Brush
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm

EXHIBIT: The Joy of the Brush – Paintings by Linda J. Varez

Volcano Art Center Gallery is honored to present a unique collection of original paintings by Linda J. Varez in an exhibition titled “The Joy Of The Brush.”  The exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, June 22nd and will continue through Sunday, August 4th, 2019 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  A special reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, June 22nd from 2-4pm.

Dietrich & LindaLinda J. Varez was born in San Luis Obispo, California and graduated from Cal Poly (California Polytechnic State University) with a degree in agriculture.  Soon after graduation, Linda moved to Ventura, CA. where she was surrounded by professional artists showing their works in Los Angeles.  She began attending evening art classes at Ventura College and credits Art Student League teacher Barney Dietz with “excellent art instruction and guidance.”

Linda came to Hawai’i in 1960 to surf in the annual surfing competition held at Makaha on the west side of Oahu, known then as the unofficial world surf championship.  She placed sixth in the women’s division.  Soon after that she began working at Maui Divers, carving coral rings and eventually began designing jewelry.  In 1965 she met her soon to be husband, Dietrich Varez, now one of Hawai’i’s most recognized artists, best known for his extensive collection of linoleum-block and screen printed images.

IMG_2269After their marriage the young couple had one son and began to desire the peace and tranquility of the natural environment over the hustle and bustle of Honolulu.  In 1969 they purchased the largest, secluded lot they could afford on Hawai’i Island, sight-unseen.  The only known detail at the time was that the three acre plot was forested by flowering ohia trees.  “That was enough for us,” states Linda.  The remote rain forest setting became the inspiration for both artists’ works for decades to follow.  As Dietrich’s block prints and paintings gained in popularity Linda become his biggest supporter and consultant. Dietrich Varez passed away last year, Linda continues to paint.

“This special exhibition will display both older and new original paintings by Linda Varez,”states gallery manager Emily C. Weiss.  “Although not as well-known as her famous husband’s work, Linda’s painting are just as delightful.”  The collection includes oil paintings created between 1980-1996 and more recent original watercolor images. The Volcano Art Center invites all to come experience the lesser known artworks of Linda J. Varez.  The exhibition and reception are both free to attend; however, park entrance fees apply.  The VAC staff would like to note the opening reception time is from 2-4pm which varies from traditional evening reception times.  Please don’t miss this special event.

Jul
16
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Jul
17
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 17 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Jul
18
Thu
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 1 with Kaliko Trapp

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian but haven’t had the time? Just visiting the islands and want to immerse yourself in the culture? Or, are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street and place names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm, with no class on June 20 & July 4. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 2 with Kaliko Trapp

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian but haven’t had the time? Just visiting the islands and want to immerse yourself in the culture? Or, are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street and place names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm with no class on June 20 & July 4. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Thursday Night at the Center: Moving on: Stories from the Summit
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday Night at the Center: Moving On: Stories from the Summit

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 6 – 8pm

Shared stories are one way a community better understands itself, recognizes common concerns and connections, and strengthens its identity. Kīlauea has generated many human stories, past and present.

The largest eruption of Kīlauea in 200 years (May-August 2018) inspired this past January’s community story-telling event, Stories from the Summit, a program of personal accounts of the eruption that drew a packed house to the Volcano Art Center’s Varez Hall. 

In July 2019, building a new tradition of telling our stories to each other, a second program in the series will be held in VAC’s Varez Hall on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 6-8pm. The theme of this upcoming storytelling session is Moving On, accounts of ongoing recovery and regeneration.

Nothing conveys these perceptions and changes better than the tales told by those who have chosen to live or work in locations most affected by Kīlauea’s dramatic changes.  We’ve survived the Summer of 2018 and are remaking our lives, to thrive in the light of our renewed understanding of what it means to live on an active volcano.

This event is free, although a $5 donation to Volcano Art Center is greatly appreciated. For more information, please call VAC at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

This evening is part of a once-a-month Thursday night series at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and our environment.  The series is intended to inspire and enhance your appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 3 with Kaliko Trapp

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm with no class on June 20 & July 4. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred for this series.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Jul
19
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_1182Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This week’s offerings include: hula and oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe.

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.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Jul
20
Sat
2019
Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
 Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo


Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery with Erik Wold 

Saturday Mornings: 10am – 1pm

The Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery workshop series will focus on “direct pull” handbuilding techniques common throughout East Africa and neighboring regions. In 2017, Volcano Art Center in partnership with Hawai‘i Craftsmen was privileged to host a master class series instructed by world-renowned artist Magdalene Odundo. Instructor Erik Wold became enthralled with this alluring technique after participating in the Odundo workshop as a lab tech. After much practice, he is sharing what he learned in this new pottery series.

The series will start with a documentary showing and short videos followed by getting participants’ hands directly in clay. The focus will be on gaining control of this method creating small to medium sized work, culminating in a barrel firing fueled by woodchips. This primal yet nuanced technique is a great introduction to working with clay for those with no previous experience as well as an exciting opportunity for those with experience to learn something entirely new.

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery is an eight-week workshop beginning Saturday, July 6, 2019, through Saturday, August 31, 2019 with no class on August 24, from 10am – 1pm. Cost is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List. 

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Mixed Media Encaustic
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Beginner & Intermediate Mixed Media Encaustic 

Join artist Mary Milelzcik for the Mixed Media Encaustic workshop on Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 10 am – 2 pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. Encaustic is a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment, which is applied to a solid absorbent surface. Each time a new layer is applied, it must be fused. The layers can be enhanced by carving with tools or drawing with pigment, oil sticks etc. Photographs can be transferred and other materials imbedded to create a variety of amazing results with depth.

Mixed Media Encaustic is a hands-on workshop, where you’ll learn safe studio practices, all the encaustic painting basics, and how to make your own medium.  Encaustic techniques along with wet and dry shellac burns will be demonstrated. After instruction and experimenting, you will have the opportunity to create two encaustic paintings to take home with you.

Mary will provide panels and handmade paper to use as substrates and an assortment marking tools and brushes, and interesting papers, photographs, minerals, fibers, and other natural and found materials for students to incorporate into their paintings. Students are encouraged to bring other items they’d like to use. Advanced students can consult with the instructor in advance regarding specific projects. The class fee is $60/$55 for VAC members plus a $25 supply fee.

Mary Milelzcik has a B.A. degree from Sonoma State University’s School of Expressive Arts, a radical two-year upper division interdisciplinary experimental program that existed for several years in the 70’s. This transformative educational experience set the path for an interesting career as a mixed media artist and photographer; as the Curator at Highways Performance Space and Gallery in Santa Monica CA; and teaching experimental mixed media art and printmaking. Photography is an important tool in her creative and documentary projects as well as for capturing images to use as a base for mixed media encaustic paintings and prints.  She also gathers pigments and organic materials to incorporate into her work. Her artwork has been shown internationally. In her spare time, she provides strategic consultation and grant writing for small to medium sized nonprofits in Hawaii and California. She has a studio in Pahoa and specializes in mixed media art and printmaking. She experiments with local minerals and plants in her encaustic paintings.

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Hula Kahiko featuring Kumu Hula Kahoʻokele Crabbe and Halauokalani
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Kahoʻkele CrabbeHula Kahiko featuring Kumu Hula Kahoʻokele Crabbe and Halauokalani

This performance is part of a year-round series sponsored by the Volcano Art Center at the Pa Hula (hula platform) near the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

Kumu Hula Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe founded Halauolaokalani in 1999, after graduating in 1995 at Puʻupueokapu, Waikane, Oʻahu with traditional ʻuniki ceremonies under his teacher kumu hula Robert Uluwehiokalanionapuaikawekiu Cazimero.  He is an educator, advocate and support for our greatest community asset – our beloved keiki o ka ʻaina.  His motto is simple: “Aloha trumps everything in man’s world because God is love.”

This presentation will be presented authentically in an outdoor setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats.

These free events are supported in part by a grant from the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, the County of Hawaiʻi Department of Research and Development and individual funding from members of the Volcano Art Center’s ʻohana.

Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and ʻohana
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu & ʻohana

Saturday, July 20, 2019, from  11:00am – 1:00pm

Held once a month in conjunction with the Hula Kahiko performance at the kahua hula, the public is invited to join cultural specialist Loke Kamanu and her ʻohana, as they demonstrate on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery.  Presenting a lovely display of “Nā Mea Hula” (all things hula), they will share a variety of instruments, implements and lei styles that play an integral role in the life of the hula practitioner. This memorable demonstration is hands-on and family friendly.

 

Sounds at the Summit featuring Desiree Moana Cruz & The Bill Noble Quintet
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 5:30pm

The Volcano Art Center’s Sounds at the Summit series continues on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 5:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. The evening features Desiree Moana Cruz & The Bill Noble Quintet. The Bill Noble Quintet covers Jazz genres of Be-Bop, Swing, Bossa Nova, Salsa and Smooth Jazz and Funk.

Tickets are $20 for VAC members ($25 non-members)! Ticket holders will be able to purchase beer, wine, as well as pupus. Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday, July 19. After that, tickets will be sold at VAC Gallery & at the door if they are not sold out. Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show. OR, you may pick them up any day before the show at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
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Jul
21
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Jul 21 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students, are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

20171202_214815Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.  To register, call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Jul 21 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire!is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

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Jul
22
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 22 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Monday Movie Nights: Desert Runners (Documentary)
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Night: Desert Runners  (Documentary)
July 22, 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
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Desert Runners is an intimate, character-driven story that follows a diverse cast of non-professional runners as they attempt to complete the most difficult desert ultra marathon series on Earth. Their intense journey takes them to the driest, windiest, hottest and coldest deserts in the world: the Atacama in Chile, the Gobi in China, the Sahara in Egypt and finally, Antarctica.
The film explores all of the drama and emotion of this unique, year-long adventure: passion and challenge, excitement and risk, competition and camaraderie, heartbreak and triumph. Along the way, the runners face the thrill of danger, the agony of physical pain and mental defeat, and the emotional victory of crossing the finish line, forever changed from the inside out.

Jul
23
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Jul
24
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 24 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Jul
25
Thu
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 1 with Kaliko Trapp

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian but haven’t had the time? Just visiting the islands and want to immerse yourself in the culture? Or, are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street and place names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm, with no class on June 20 & July 4. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 2 with Kaliko Trapp

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian but haven’t had the time? Just visiting the islands and want to immerse yourself in the culture? Or, are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street and place names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm with no class on June 20 & July 4. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 3 with Kaliko Trapp

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm with no class on June 20 & July 4. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred for this series.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Jul
26
Fri
2019
Guided Cultural Tour of the Niaulani Forest
Jul 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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Friday, July 26, 2019

9:30 – 11:30am

 Join Kumu Hula Ryan McCormack for a special tour of the Niaulani old growth forest, with a Hawaiian cultural emphasis.  The tour will focusing on Hawaiian protocol, traditional chants, history and lifeways, as they relate to the native forest ecosystem.

Topics will include protocol for “asking permission” to enter the forest and gather plant material, traditional knowledge and uses of forest plants, and local history and lore from the uniquely Hawaiian perspective.  The tour may include examples of traditional Hawaiian oli (chants) and hula that relate to the forest.

Ryan McCormack is an ʻŪniki ʻAi Lolo of Unukupukupu, having completed his formal rites of passage under the tutelage of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.  He is Kumu Hula of Māunuunu and a Lecturer in the Hawaiʻi Life Styles department at Hawaiʻi Community College. Originally from Waimānalo, he now calls the rainforest of ʻŌlaʻa, Hawaiʻi Island, his home. His ongoing passion for hula and community wellbeing has been supported by a lifetime of dancing and an educational journey that has most recently culminated in a Masters degree in Depth Psychology, with an emphasis in Jungian and Archetypal Studies, from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He delights in sharing the mythology, history, music, and dance traditions of Hawaiʻi, both here at home and around the world.

This tour is free and open to the public. This is a first-time event and we hope to continue these programs monthly through 2020. Please come and show your support!

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This month’s offerings include: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong.

Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo Ah Chong 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.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Jul
27
Sat
2019
Experience Volcano Festival
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

What:     Experience Volcano Festival

When:    Saturday & Sunday, July 26 & 27, 2019

Where:   Multiple locations in Volcano, Hawaii

Why:       To celebrate and share this thriving community of artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and cultural practitioners

This two day event is slated for July 27th and 28th. Over the course of the weekend residents and visitors alike can enjoy art, food, music and performances.

Events span the whole of Volcano, from Akatsuka Orchid Gardens to the Volcano Winery, with a concentration of activities in the heart of historic Volcano Village. This two day event, slated for the July 27th through 28th weekend, will feature art, food, music and performances.

Restaurants will be featuring special menus along with the beloved standards. Visitors will be invited to get directly involved with the creation of artwork through make and take projects at Volcano Garden Arts and see ongoing art demonstrations at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Live local music will be on the menu at Lava Rock Cafe all weekend.

Long appreciated as one of the ‘hidden gems’ of Hawaii, Volcano is more than just a gateway to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The community has come together to host the first annual Experience Volcano Festival, a celebration of arts and culture that springs from this creative rain forest community, to showcase and share it with residents and visitors.

Those are just a taste of what this two-day celebration has in the works. And better yet, all events will be free of charge. So mark your calendars now and, if you are visiting, take advantage of the many lodging opportunities Volcano has to offer. For more information on Volcano, visit Experience Volcano at www.experiencevolcano.com

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
 Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo


Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery with Erik Wold 

Saturday Mornings: 10am – 1pm

The Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery workshop series will focus on “direct pull” handbuilding techniques common throughout East Africa and neighboring regions. In 2017, Volcano Art Center in partnership with Hawai‘i Craftsmen was privileged to host a master class series instructed by world-renowned artist Magdalene Odundo. Instructor Erik Wold became enthralled with this alluring technique after participating in the Odundo workshop as a lab tech. After much practice, he is sharing what he learned in this new pottery series.

The series will start with a documentary showing and short videos followed by getting participants’ hands directly in clay. The focus will be on gaining control of this method creating small to medium sized work, culminating in a barrel firing fueled by woodchips. This primal yet nuanced technique is a great introduction to working with clay for those with no previous experience as well as an exciting opportunity for those with experience to learn something entirely new.

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery is an eight-week workshop beginning Saturday, July 6, 2019, through Saturday, August 31, 2019 with no class on August 24, from 10am – 1pm. Cost is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List. 

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Arts & Tea Culture Workshop Series #3
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Arts & Tea Culture Workshop Series – A Pre-event for A Taste of Tea and Pottery Fundraiser

 The Volcano Art Center (VAC) announces the third annual A Taste of Tea & Pottery event to be held on Sunday, August 25th, from 12noon – 4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

New to this year’s A Taste of Tea & Pottery fundraiser is the addition of a pre-event workshop series focusing on the role of the arts in tea culture and community.  The Arts & Tea Culture Workshops are designed to be attended as a series, providing participants a glimpse into the long history and cultural significance of a handmade tea bowl while highlighting locally produced teas which have become a unique agricultural product for the state of Hawaiʻi.

Philippe NaultArts & Tea Culture Workshop #3 on July 27th from 1- 4pm

Participants will collect their previously glazed bowls (new attendees will receive a new one to use) for the enjoyment of participating in a Japanese Tea Ceremony. It will be performed by artist and Chado practitioner Philippe Nault, along with an introduction to its origin, its evolution and its philosophical development as a “transformative practice”. A discussion on green tea, a brief review of Hawai`i green tea cultivation and production will follow.

The workshop can be attended for $25 each. Registration is limited, call 967-8222 to register today! To purchase tickets, enroll for the workshops, or get more information about our August 25th A Taste of Tea & Pottery event call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222.

Proceeds from these special events will be used to help support the “Fire Arts” Program at VAC which includes ongoing ceramics and glass classes and workshops at the Volcano Art Center. The Volcano Art Center is dedicated to offering these programs which, in part thanks to funds raised, are now expanding and include high-fire pottery, flame-worked glass, and stained glass, and ceramic classes for students of the nearby Volcano School of Arts and Sciences. A Taste of Tea & Pottery event is co-sponsored by the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture.

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Jul
28
Sun
2019
Experience Volcano Festival
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

What:     Experience Volcano Festival

When:    Saturday & Sunday, July 26 & 27, 2019

Where:   Multiple locations in Volcano, Hawaii

Why:       To celebrate and share this thriving community of artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and cultural practitioners

This two day event is slated for July 27th and 28th. Over the course of the weekend residents and visitors alike can enjoy art, food, music and performances.

Events span the whole of Volcano, from Akatsuka Orchid Gardens to the Volcano Winery, with a concentration of activities in the heart of historic Volcano Village. This two day event, slated for the July 27th through 28th weekend, will feature art, food, music and performances.

Restaurants will be featuring special menus along with the beloved standards. Visitors will be invited to get directly involved with the creation of artwork through make and take projects at Volcano Garden Arts and see ongoing art demonstrations at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Live local music will be on the menu at Lava Rock Cafe all weekend.

Long appreciated as one of the ‘hidden gems’ of Hawaii, Volcano is more than just a gateway to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The community has come together to host the first annual Experience Volcano Festival, a celebration of arts and culture that springs from this creative rain forest community, to showcase and share it with residents and visitors.

Those are just a taste of what this two-day celebration has in the works. And better yet, all events will be free of charge. So mark your calendars now and, if you are visiting, take advantage of the many lodging opportunities Volcano has to offer. For more information on Volcano, visit Experience Volcano at www.experiencevolcano.com

Volcano Insight
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Jul 28 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students, are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

20171202_214815Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.  To register, call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Jul 28 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire!is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

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Jul
29
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 29 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jul 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Jul
30
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Jul
31
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 31 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Aug
1
Thu
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Aug 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 1 with Kaliko Trapp

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian but haven’t had the time? Just visiting the islands and want to immerse yourself in the culture? Or, are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street and place names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm, with no class on June 20 & July 4. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 2 with Kaliko Trapp

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian but haven’t had the time? Just visiting the islands and want to immerse yourself in the culture? Or, are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street and place names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm with no class on June 20 & July 4. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Level 3 with Kaliko Trapp

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning June 6 – August 8, 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm with no class on June 20 & July 4. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred for this series.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members.
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Aug
3
Sat
2019
Edible Landscaping for Backyards and Beyond!
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Katuk_SauropusAndrogynusEdible Landscaping for Backyards and Beyond! *RESCHEDULED to Saturday, August 3

Transform your lanai and lawn, your field and fence, into an abundant oasis of edible and multifunctional plants. Join instructor Zach Mermel of Ola Design Group  for the workshop, “Edible Landscaping for Backyards and Beyond!”

Attendees will explore a range of edible plants that can grow mauka to makai. A packet of practical readings and resources for further learning is included. Participants will get to take home a number of edible plants at the conclusion of the workshop.

The workshop will be held Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 9am – 2:30pm with a break for lunch. Course fees are $40/$30 for VAC members and plus a $15 materials fee.

How akamai are you about environmentally friendly landscaping and gardening? Have you ever considered methods for rapidly expanding the plant biodiversity for your garden? What are some of the most nutritious plants that you and your family can grow easily? If you’re saying, “yes, yes and (well) I have no idea!” then consider signing up for this workshop.

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Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
 Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo


Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery with Erik Wold 

Saturday Mornings: 10am – 1pm

The Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery workshop series will focus on “direct pull” handbuilding techniques common throughout East Africa and neighboring regions. In 2017, Volcano Art Center in partnership with Hawai‘i Craftsmen was privileged to host a master class series instructed by world-renowned artist Magdalene Odundo. Instructor Erik Wold became enthralled with this alluring technique after participating in the Odundo workshop as a lab tech. After much practice, he is sharing what he learned in this new pottery series.

The series will start with a documentary showing and short videos followed by getting participants’ hands directly in clay. The focus will be on gaining control of this method creating small to medium sized work, culminating in a barrel firing fueled by woodchips. This primal yet nuanced technique is a great introduction to working with clay for those with no previous experience as well as an exciting opportunity for those with experience to learn something entirely new.

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery is an eight-week workshop beginning Saturday, July 6, 2019, through Saturday, August 31, 2019 with no class on August 24, from 10am – 1pm. Cost is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List. 

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Aug
4
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Aug 4 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students, are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

20171202_214815Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.  To register, call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Aug 4 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire!is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

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Aug
5
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 5 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio 

Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Aug
6
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Aug 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Aug
7
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Aug
8
Thu
2019
Peter Lee and the Road Ahead
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Peter Lee at V-House Desk - Hawaii State ArchivesThursday Night at the Center: Peter Lee and the Road Ahead

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 7pm

If you have ever looked closely at a topographic map of the Kau District of Hawaii Island, you may have noticed a pair of dashed lines identified as the “Peter Lee Road”.  Built in 1888 and running roughly parallel to today’s Highway 11, this carriage road was mainly intended to transport people from Pahala to the new Volcano House Hotel perched on the rim of Kilauea Caldera.  Intrepid travelers would first arrive at the Punalu’u boat ramp landing and ride a plantation train to Pahala before starting up the carriage road.

Martha Hoverson, retired librarian and a volunteer for the Cultural Resources Management Division of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, has researched the history of the road and the man who built it.  She will give a presentation entitled “Peter Lee and the Road Ahead” at 7pm on Thursday August 8that the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

In her talk, she will discuss the role that Peter Lee, an immigrant from Norway who owned a hotel in Punaluu, played in the early development of tourism in Hawaii.  Lee himself served as a hugely popular manager of the Volcano House Hotel from 1891 until 1898, and later opened his own hotel, the Crater Hotel, in Volcano. It was located near the Volcano School of Arts and Sciences campus on Old Volcano Road.

This presentation, sponsored by the Volcano Community Foundation in conjunction with the Volcano Art Center, will provide a glimpse of the Volcano area during a pivotal time in Hawaii’s history.

Carriage Road from Punaluu - Hawaiian Historical SocietyA tour of Kau’s Kapapala Ranch on Saturday August 24th hosted by the Volcano Community Foundation, will give participants a chance to experience parts of the Peter Lee Road first hand and learn more about the rich history of both the ranch and the road. The program, set to begin at 9:30am, will conclude with a catered gourmet lunch and an optional walk on a portion of the Peter Lee Road.  Fee for the tour and lunch is $50.  Advance registration is required due to the limited spots available.  To reserve your space, email volcanocommunity@gmail.com or call (808) 895-1011.  A signup sheet will also be available at the August 8th Peter Lee presentation.  Registration confirmation and additional program information will be emailed to you prior to the tour.

The Volcano Community Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization.

This event is free, although a $5 donation to Volcano Art Center is greatly appreciated. For more information, please call VAC at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

This evening is part of a once-a-month Thursday night series at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and our environment.  The series is intended to inspire and enhance your appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections.

Aug
9
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Randy Lee
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

RandyLeeAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This week’s offerings include: Lei making with Randy Lee.

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.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Aug
10
Sat
2019
EXHIBIT: “Nani Ka ʻIkena” by Jesse Tunison
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm

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August 10th – September 15th, 2019
A collection of large scale, landscape photographs by artist and photographer Jesse Tunison. Featuring vibrant colors and crisp wide vistas captured over the past decade, the photographs highlight the unique character and drama of Hawaii Island. Opening Reception, Saturday, August 10th from 5-7pm at VAC Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

 

Ti Leaf Lei Making Workshop with Jelena Clay
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

IMG_9146Ti Leaf Lei Making Workshop with Jelena Clay

Learn the art of Ti Leaf Lei making in this fun, hands-on workshop with Jelena Clay. Jelena will teach you how to make a basic ti rope, how to twist a ti leaf rose and how to add ti leaf inserts to create full leafy beautiful lei!

A ti leaf lei is appropriate for any and all occasions and is traditionally thought to bring good luck. This lei is a thoughtful way to send off a loved one going on a journey or beginning a new career or other life change. A ti leaf lei symbolizes admiration, appreciation and respect. A ti leaf lei is often used as a gift for weddings, graduations, anniversaries and memorials.

The class fee is $15/$10 for VAC members. Please bring 15 – 20 ti leaves. If you are unable to acquire your own ti leaves, they will be provided for an additional $5 supply fee.Pre-registration is required.

IMG_9143Jelena Clay is a master fiber artist and nationally recognized gourd and fiber artist who has produced an ever-increasing variety of contemporary and traditional work in every natural fiber she can find. She currently teaches workshops around the United States and Hawai‘i.

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Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
 Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo


Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery with Erik Wold 

Saturday Mornings: 10am – 1pm

The Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery workshop series will focus on “direct pull” handbuilding techniques common throughout East Africa and neighboring regions. In 2017, Volcano Art Center in partnership with Hawai‘i Craftsmen was privileged to host a master class series instructed by world-renowned artist Magdalene Odundo. Instructor Erik Wold became enthralled with this alluring technique after participating in the Odundo workshop as a lab tech. After much practice, he is sharing what he learned in this new pottery series.

The series will start with a documentary showing and short videos followed by getting participants’ hands directly in clay. The focus will be on gaining control of this method creating small to medium sized work, culminating in a barrel firing fueled by woodchips. This primal yet nuanced technique is a great introduction to working with clay for those with no previous experience as well as an exciting opportunity for those with experience to learn something entirely new.

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery is an eight-week workshop beginning Saturday, July 6, 2019, through Saturday, August 31, 2019 with no class on August 24, from 10am – 1pm. Cost is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List. 

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Zentangle® Inspired Labyrinth Shrines
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_6108Zentangle® Inspired Labyrinth Shrines

with Lois and Earl Stokes, Certified Zentangle Teachers

Saturday, August 10, 2019

10AM-1PM

Shrines attract the practice of pilgrimage…a mindful and creative journey that will bring us fully into the present moment when we can become aware…of the sacred. Set aside a morning to Breathe, Relax, Create and Heal. Join us in walking this sacred path…Zentangle style…one step at a time…where anything is possible.

Both Labyrinths and Zentangle can be practiced as a healing art, a mindful meditation or simply viewed as the creation of beautiful art. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It is the repetitive nature of these patterns that brings us into a state of relaxed focus that some call meditation

In this class you will adorn your shrines with Zentangle patterns as you practice embossing labyrinths on

  • 36 gauge aluminum
  • metal tape
  • vellum
  • fine artists’ paper

All art supplies will be provided (returning students are encouraged to bring their favorite supplies). Everyone is welcome. No prior knowledge of the Zentangle Method is necessary. This is a potluck so please feel free to bring some food to share. Cost is $35/$30 VAC Members plus a $10 supply fee.

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Aug
11
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Aug 11 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students, are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

20171202_214815Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.  To register, call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Aug 11 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire!is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

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Aug
12
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 12 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Aug 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Aug
13
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Aug 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Aug
14
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 14 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Aug
16
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_1182Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This week’s offerings include: hula and oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe.

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.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Aug
17
Sat
2019
Taking the Pamphlet Stitch on a Romp, a bookbinding workshop with Charlene Asato
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Taking the Pamphlet Stitch on a Romp – A bookbinding workshop with Charlene Asato

Saturday, August 17, 2019 | 9am – 12pm

You don’t need special equipment to make books. You can make wonderful books with most items found around your home. This workshop is an excellent start for those with no bookbinding experience. For those with some experience, you will expand the possibilities of the pamphlet stitch. The pamphlet stitch is a most versatile binding style and leads to structures named “French doors” and “dos-a-dos.”

Join instructor Charlene Asato for the “Taking the Pamphlet Stitch on a Romp” workshop at Volcano Art Center on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 9am – 12pm. Cost for this workshop is $35 or $32 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee.

Tools to bring: X-acto knife with fresh #11 blade or similar tool, cutting mat or dense cardboard, metal-edged ruler, pencil, eraser, glue stick, scissors, discarded catalog or magazine for gluing surface.

Optional, only if you have on hand: bone folder or non-serrated butter knife, bookbinding awl, colored pencils or markers, watercolor, photographs for collaging, scraps of decorative paper, portable paper trimmer, scoring board, paper punches, rubber stamps.

Charlene Asato - Panphlet Stitch - Volcano Art Center Asato avidly pursues book arts, paper arts, photography, calligraphy and doll arts. Her work has been included in many juried shows locally and nationally.  In 2012, she had a solo exhibition of her books at East Hawaii Cultural Center.
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Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
 Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo


Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery with Erik Wold 

Saturday Mornings: 10am – 1pm

The Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery workshop series will focus on “direct pull” handbuilding techniques common throughout East Africa and neighboring regions. In 2017, Volcano Art Center in partnership with Hawai‘i Craftsmen was privileged to host a master class series instructed by world-renowned artist Magdalene Odundo. Instructor Erik Wold became enthralled with this alluring technique after participating in the Odundo workshop as a lab tech. After much practice, he is sharing what he learned in this new pottery series.

The series will start with a documentary showing and short videos followed by getting participants’ hands directly in clay. The focus will be on gaining control of this method creating small to medium sized work, culminating in a barrel firing fueled by woodchips. This primal yet nuanced technique is a great introduction to working with clay for those with no previous experience as well as an exciting opportunity for those with experience to learn something entirely new.

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery is an eight-week workshop beginning Saturday, July 6, 2019, through Saturday, August 31, 2019 with no class on August 24, from 10am – 1pm. Cost is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List. 

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Aug
18
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Aug 18 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students, are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

20171202_214815Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.  To register, call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Aug 18 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire!is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

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Aug
19
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 19 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio 

Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Aug
20
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Aug
21
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 21 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Aug
23
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kaipo AhChong

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This month’s offerings include: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong.

Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo Ah Chong 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.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Aug
25
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

A Taste of Tea & Pottery 2019
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Camellia sinensisFundraiser: A Taste of Tea & Pottery to Benefit Ceramics and Glass Programs at Volcano Art Center

Support Ceramics and Glass at Volcano Art Center!

The Volcano Art Center invites you to show your support for ceramics and glass programs on Hawai’i Island by attending A Taste of Tea & Pottery, on Sunday, August 25th from 12noon – 4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village.

534284_559412287447491_789523154_nThe annual fundraiser, now in its third year, helps fund VAC’s “Fire Arts Programs” which include ongoing ceramics and glass classes and workshops.  Admission is $30 for VAC Members or $35 for non-members and includes your choice of one hand made tea cup or bowl, a tasting of several freshly brewed Hawai’i grown teas, and the option to participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.  Enjoy door prizes and a silent auction as well as cookies, packaged tea and tea cups which can be purchased additionally. Attendees will again be able to vote for their favorite Hawaiʻi grown tea through the Taster’s Choice Award.

_MG_1379 - Version 2Throughout the afternoon ceramics students along with VAC’s instructor, Erik Wold, will be in the studio offering a hands-on experience with clay along with ongoing demonstrations of wheel-thrown pottery techniques.  Eva Lee, from Hawai’i Tea Society and co-founder of Tea Hawai’i & Company of Volcano will discuss tea cultivation in Hawai’i for small family farms and the global market.  Lee will also present a summary on the pre-event fundraising Arts & Tea Culture Workshops which were made possible by the support of Volcano ceramic artist guest instructor and tea grower Chiu Leong, and Chado practitioner artist Philippe Nault infusing tea culture with Hawaiʻi agriculture.  A Taste of Tea & Pottery event is co-sponsored by the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture.

The Taste of Tea & Pottery event helps support VAC’s ongoing ceramics program which offers educational opportunities in clay in an atmosphere of camaraderie and shared inspiration where students learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano, Hawaiʻi. Attendees of the fundraiser will have the opportunity to try a variety of clay forming methods, including handbuilding and wheelthrowing. During the event, VAC ceramics students, along with pottery instructor Erik Wold, will be inviting attendees to get their hands in clay in the ceramics studio. All are welcome to join in or simply observe the action and get a taste of what VAC’s ceramics educational program has to offer. For those whose interest is sparked, there is always the opportunity to register in one of our regular session series of classes offered throughout the year. “While sustained practice is crucial in developing the skills needed to explore the medium of ceramics in depth, this event is intended to be a fun introduction for those curious to try their hand at working with clay”, states teaching artist Erik Wold. Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Erik has been instructing all skill levels, from those entirely new to working with clay, to advanced students in both wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques since VAC began its ongoing ceramics programs over three years ago.  Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African Handbuilding methods which Wold will also demonstrate at the event.

_MG_1365 - Version 2The A Taste of Tea & Pottery also supports VAC’s ongoing glass programs.  Programs include Stained Glass Basics I and II with Claudia McCall and Lois Stokes and Flameworking with Nash Adams-Pruitt.  Glass offering will be expanding as VAC raises the necessary funds to purchase specialized equipment and expand classroom space.   You can offer your support of these programs by purchasing a ticket or making a donation by calling at 808-967-8222 or visiting www.volcanoartcenter.orgA Taste of Tea & Pottery fundraiser is sure to be an entertaining day of tea and ceramics!
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Aug
26
Mon
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 26 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Aug 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Aug
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Tue
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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Aug
28
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Aug 28 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Aug
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Fri
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Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery with Desiree Moana Cruz
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

desiree moana cruzAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Desiree Moana Cruz shares traditional and contemporary textile dyes and motif often seen in hula kahiko style costuming.  She is an advocate for Kanaka Maoli practitioners and a member of Halau Na Kipu’upu’u of Waimea.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Aug
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Sat
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Food from Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps & Wood Chips
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

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It’s back! Instructor Zach Mermel will teach the basics of mushroom cultivation in the “Food From Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and Wood Chips” workshop on Saturday, August 31, 2019, from 9am – 2:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Wondering what to do with those undesirable exotic trees on the Back Forty? By teaming with certain fungi, you can turn that pesky plant problem into an edible solution. A wonder drug or just darn tasty, the humble mushroom belongs to a kingdom seldom explored. Mushrooms are an excellent source of vegetarian protein and nutrition with the added bonus of “easy to grow”. Their health benefits are well known and their ecological advantages are just now being fully realized.

Now you can learn basic fungal biology and how fungal mycelium colonizes different materials, particularly wooden logs, stumps, and wood chips. You’ll also discover the health benefits of different edible and medicinal fungi in Hawai‘i.

Course fees are $50 for VAC members and $55 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Each participant will depart with a shiitake mushroom log kit, as well as a King Stropharia mushroom kit. Participants will meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village for a slideshow lecture, then drive to Shaka Forest Farms on Wright Road in Volcano Village for the hands-on segment of the workshop. Participants will meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village for a slideshow lecture, then drive to Shaka Forest Farms on Wright Road in Volcano Village for the hands-on segment of the workshop.

Zach_Headshot4If you’re an eager epicurean, avid horticulturalist or just interested in mushrooms, Zach encourages you along with farmers, gardeners, and homeowners seeking to incorporate the growing of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms into their lives and livelihoods to attend.

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Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
 Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo


Freshly completed pot by Erik Wold inspired by the work of Magdalene Odundo

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery with Erik Wold 

Saturday Mornings: 10am – 1pm

The Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery workshop series will focus on “direct pull” handbuilding techniques common throughout East Africa and neighboring regions. In 2017, Volcano Art Center in partnership with Hawai‘i Craftsmen was privileged to host a master class series instructed by world-renowned artist Magdalene Odundo. Instructor Erik Wold became enthralled with this alluring technique after participating in the Odundo workshop as a lab tech. After much practice, he is sharing what he learned in this new pottery series.

The series will start with a documentary showing and short videos followed by getting participants’ hands directly in clay. The focus will be on gaining control of this method creating small to medium sized work, culminating in a barrel firing fueled by woodchips. This primal yet nuanced technique is a great introduction to working with clay for those with no previous experience as well as an exciting opportunity for those with experience to learn something entirely new.

Alternative Handbuilding – East African Pottery is an eight-week workshop beginning Saturday, July 6, 2019, through Saturday, August 31, 2019 with no class on August 24, from 10am – 1pm. Cost is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List. 

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Healing Through Words creative writing workshop with Dr. Heather Rivera
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Have you always wanted to write a book but don’t know where to start?  Is fear holding you back? Do you wonder where you’ll get the time to write?  You know the story needs to be told—your voice wants to be heard. You feel it deep in your soul. Don’t let uncertainty hold you back.

Join Dr. Heather Rivera for the 1 ½ hour creative writing workshop, “Healing Through Words” on Saturday, August 31 from 10am – 11:30am at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus. She will use imagery, visualization, and prompts to help you tap into your creative muse and discover the healing power of writing. You will also have the opportunity to share your writing in a safe supportive environment, if you choose.

Amazon best-selling Author, Heather Rivera, found healing while writing her first novel and has been sharing the power of writing in workshops. Find your voice and let the words flow. Class fee is $35/$30 VAC Members.

Dr. Heather Friedman Rivera obtained her Ph.D. in Parapsychic Science in 2011, her Doctorate in Law in 2002 and is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist specializing in Past-life Regression. She trained with Dr. Brian Weiss at The Weiss Institute. Heather is also a retired Registered Nurse with over 25 years of experience. She is the author of nine books, contributing author in seven books, and author of numerous articles. She serves as an editor for the International Journal of Regression Therapy. Heather has been featured in print, radio, and web television. Heather holds workshops and retreats on writing and past life regression, and coaches writers from dream to book-in-hand.
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Volcano Insight
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Sep 1 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet?  Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.

Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students, are welcome.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

20171202_214815Cost for either session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.  To register, call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.

 

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Sep
2
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Sep 2 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Sep 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1