Calendar of Events

Mar
25
Mon
2019
Ni‘aulani Nature Walk
Mar 25 @ 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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops 

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

VAC’s Legacy Program has inspired a new series of Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes beginning in September!  Using a collection of donated linoleum block prints by Dietrich and his wife Linda, participants can witness the direct connection between the natural environment and Hawaiian principles and values. Instructed by Desiree Cruz.

From 11am – 1pm on Mondays (excluding holidays), following the guided Ni‘aulani forest walk, guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints depicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment.

These programs are supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required and the classes are free, however a $5 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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Stained Glass Open Studio
Mar 25 @ 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: Cheri (2009, R)
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Nights: Cheri
March 25, 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
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In Paris before World War I, elegant cars, mansions, and servants defined the lives of Paris’s elite. Set in this glamorous era is the young Fred Peloux, nicknamed Chéri. He is a handsome young man who lives in the small social circle of his mother’s friends, all of which were high class prostitutes their younger years. The most revered of his mothers friends is an elegant woman by the name of Léa de Lonval, who at the request of Cheri’s mother forms a relationship with young Fred as an attempt to tame him.

But, after six years spent together, the age difference on this odd coupling takes its toll on their union. To please his mother, Chéri accepts to marry a rich courtesan’s daughter, without actually caring for her. The emotional fallout is has Léa de Lonval wondering, has she fallen in love? If so, do she and Chéri, have a future together?

Mar
26
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Mar 26 @ 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.

Mar
27
Wed
2019
Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities. 

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on the following dates in March:

March 6 – Fused Glass tile making for ʻAlalā mosaic with Claudia McCall

March 13 – Glass tile making for Dietrich Varez “Mighty Ohia” mosaic with Maria Macias

March 20 & 27 – Clay tile making for “I Love Volcano” mosaic – with Lisa Louise Adams or Erik Wold

The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Mar
28
Thu
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Mar 28 @ 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 March 28 – May 16, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm. 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
Mar 28 @ 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 March 28 – May 16, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm. 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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Yoga with Heather Lewis
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Heather Lewis 

Thursday evenings at 5:30pm

Heather offers a Vinyasa/Hatha flow class with mindful meditation. Heather seeks to empower others through breath, movement and alignment. This class is for beginners to intermediate students. Cost is $10.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Mar 28 @ 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 March 28 – May 16, 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm. 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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Mar
29
Fri
2019
Fit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes
Mar 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

fit & firm classFit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes with PK Mercado

Fit & Firm coed strength, balance, core and agility exercise conditioning classes for ages 30 and older. Low to Medium exercise intensity, including but not limited to squats, planks, shoulder presses, lunges and more. Geared towards full body functional fitness to compliment one’s active lifestyle. Most fitness equipment provided.

Please bring with you on the first class: Exercise ball, exercise mat, water, towel, and wear comfortable fitness wear. No slippers, or crocks. Shoes or bare feet ONLY.

Payment in full at the first class session. CHECKS OR CASH IN EXACT CHANGE ONLY. Make checks out to
Soul Fitness Hawaii, LLC

$45 Class Fee: includes all 5 classes. There are no make ups for missed classes. No roll overs, no prorating classes. Your payment holds your spot for the month of March only. If you’d like to continue taking on going classes you will have to confirm your spot with me for the next ongoing class.

All classes are booked and scheduled in advanced. If you don’t confirm you spot for the month, You will lose it, and I will fill it. Spots are limited to only 15 people. So please be mindful of your intent. WE always have a waitlist.

Before signing up call me to learn if this is the appropriate fitness level for you. If you have any prior medical concerns or attending physical therapy at this time, call me. You will need to finish all P.T. before taking class.

Please call me directly to register. NO DROP IN SPOTS AVAILABLE. Class starts sharp at 9, no late entry. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130
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Strong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

strong seniors chair classStrong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes  with PK Mercado

Senior Strong Chair Exercise Classes in Volcano starting first Friday in March. 5 classes for $45, must call me to reserve your spot. Spots are limited to only 15. No drop ins. NO make ups for missed classes. No prorating. No roll overs to the next month.

I will provided all equipment. You’ll bring water, towel and wear fitness wear and shoes. NO Crocks, slippers or sandals. If you walk with a cane please bring that, if you walk with a walker bring that as well.

If you’re under doctors care, please call me to discuss medical concerns.
Payment is due in full at the first session, check or cash in exact change ONLY, I will not give credit.

Class starts 10am sharp, come early to set up your space. NO tardies you will be turned away. It disrupts the class. And it won’t be made up. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130

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Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery with Desiree Moana Cruz
Mar 29 @ 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.

Mar
30
Sat
2019
EXHIBIT: On Sacred Ground – An intimate collection of hula images by Dino Morrow
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – May 5 @ 5:00 pm

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March 30 – May 5, 2019

As the Island of Hawaiʻi prepares for the annual Merrie Monarch Festival, the week-long celebration of Hula featuring the acclaimed hula competition, the Volcano Art Center welcomes you to the exhibition On Sacred Ground – An intimate collection of hula images by Dino Morrow. The exhibit highlights the Hula Arts At Kīlauea Program, which features free monthly Hula Kahiko Performances and other hula related arts on a year-round basis in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, through the documentary photography of Dino Morrow. The exhibit opens on Saturday, March 30th at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The public is invited to an opening reception with the artist that same evening from 5 to 7pm.

Morrow is a documentary and portrait photographer who specializes in candid shots of indigenous and local cultures.  His current focus is to witness and respectfully document Hawaiian and indigenous cultures as an intimate and traditional expression: sense of place, identity, connection, art, values, spirituality and offering.  For Morrow, the ultimate value of an image is given when the participants accept the perspective, composition and feeling to be honorable and authentic. In order to achieve this, he relies on a personal connection with the subject and a keen sense of a deeper understanding from their perspective.  In short, Morrow says “Photography, for me, is trying to see what I feel…with a camera.”

VAC Hula Arts 2018 HiRes Dino Morrow Photography-89 copyThe Volcano Art Center is pleased to have had the contribution of this world-class hula and documentary photographer during the 2018 Hula Arts At Kīlauea Program.   His strong visual aesthetic and attention to detail paired perfectly with the dynamic location in capturing authentic Hula Kahiko performances and other hula related arts.  The Hula Arts At Kīlauea Program offers the following activities, free of charge, year-round: monthly live outdoor Hula Kahiko Performances paired with hands-on cultural demonstrations, weekly Aloha Friday programs which offer short classes on a wide range of hula arts, monthly Hula Voices presentations featuring evening “talk story” sessions with hula practitioners and an annual May Day Celebration. The performances and hands-on activities given by recognized Hawai’i Island resident practitioners provide a greater awareness of the hula arts as a cultural experience and as a way to feel a deep connection to the environment. The non-performance hula activities provide intimate, hands-on, enriching experiences to participants. All VAC Hula Arts Programs help support cultural practitioners in perpetuating the hula arts and in sharing the Aloha Spirit.

These ongoing programs allow the Volcano Art Center to continue its long tradition of culturally rich programming.  Support from Hawaiʻi Tourism’s Community Enrichment Program allows these programs to be shared with visitors to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. For a complete schedule of events please visit www.volcanoartcenter.org/hula-arts/ or call 808-967-7565. The Volcano Art Center invites you to view the beauty and experience last year’s events by visiting the exhibition Ancient Hula Through the Photographer’s Lens by Dino MorrowThe photography exhibition will be on display through May 5th.

VAC Headshot Press Release 01.18 HiRes Dino Morrow Photography-6A special evening presentation by Morrow will be held on Thursday, April 18th starting at 6:30pm.  The evening program will share the extensive collection of intimate images captured during various hula performances. The presentation will take place at the Ni‘aulani Campus of the Volcano Art Center, located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, in Volcano Village. Volcano Art Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization created in 1974 whose mission is to promote, develop and perpetuate the artistic, cultural and environmental heritage of Hawaii through arts and education. Please visit www.volcanoartcenter.org for more information.

Landscaping with Native Hawaiian Plants
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Locally adapted. Relatively low maintenance. A habitat for beneficial organisms. These are just some of the positive aspects of incorporating native plants into your garden and landscape. Instructor Zach Mermel of Ola Design Group will teach the Landscaping with Native Hawaiian Plants workshop on Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 9am – 3pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll interact first-hand with a variety of native plants found throughout Hawai‘i Island’s various microclimates, and learn how to integrate these plant allies into your home ecosystem. Join the fun!

Class fee is $35/$30 VAC Members.

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Mixed Media Encaustic
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Beginner & Intermediate Mixed Media Encaustic 

Join artist Mary Milelzcik for the Mixed Media Encaustic workshop on Saturday, March 30, 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.  Wet and dry shellac burns will be demonstrated. After instruction and experimenting, you will have the opportunity to create a 2 small finished encaustic paintings to take home.

Mary will provide an assortment marking tools and brushes, and also 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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Mar
31
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Mar 31 @ 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.

Apr
1
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 1 @ 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

Ni‘aulani Nature Walk
Apr 1 @ 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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops 

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

VAC’s Legacy Program has inspired a new series of Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes beginning in September!  Using a collection of donated linoleum block prints by Dietrich and his wife Linda, participants can witness the direct connection between the natural environment and Hawaiian principles and values. Instructed by Desiree Cruz.

From 11am – 1pm on Mondays (excluding holidays), following the guided Ni‘aulani forest walk, guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints depicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment.

These programs are supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required and the classes are free, however a $5 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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Stained Glass Open Studio
Apr 1 @ 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: Tea With The Dames
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Nights: Tea With The Dames (Documentary, 2018)
April 1, 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
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Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time. Together, they’re over 342 years old, and they’re continuing to create iconic and legendary performances on stage and on screen.

After seven decades into their careers these four legendary ladies invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight.

Bursting with devilish wit and whip-smart insights, Tea With The Dames is a remarkable opportunity to spend time in the company of four all-time greats—up close and unfiltered.

Join us at the Volcano Art Center to take-in a cup of tea as we join the dames as they relive the moments in their lives that have been filled with decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them.

Apr
2
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Apr 2 @ 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.

Apr
3
Wed
2019
Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities. 

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on the following dates in March:

March 6 – Fused Glass tile making for ʻAlalā mosaic with Claudia McCall

March 13 – Glass tile making for Dietrich Varez “Mighty Ohia” mosaic with Maria Macias

March 20 & 27 – Clay tile making for “I Love Volcano” mosaic – with Lisa Louise Adams or Erik Wold

The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Apr
4
Thu
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Apr 4 @ 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 March 28 – May 16, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm. 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
Apr 4 @ 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 March 28 – May 16, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm. 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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Yoga with Heather Lewis
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Heather Lewis 

Thursday evenings at 5:30pm

Heather offers a Vinyasa/Hatha flow class with mindful meditation. Heather seeks to empower others through breath, movement and alignment. This class is for beginners to intermediate students. Cost is $10.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Apr 4 @ 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 March 28 – May 16, 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm. 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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Apr
5
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Slack Key Guitar with Randy Lorenzo
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Randy Lorenzo 1Aloha 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: Slack Key Guitar with Randy Lorenzo.

Randy is a much loved long time member of the local music scene in Hawai‘i. He is a multiple Hoku and Grammy award winner. His resume is impressive, including recording with, or being a founding member of, Olomana, Country Comfort, Gabby Pahinui, Peter Moon Band, and Ry Cooder among others. He is also an accomplished solo performer and singer songwriter. Randy remains active, playing and recording locally and occasionally on the mainland.

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.

Apr
6
Sat
2019
yART Sale! Gigantic Rummage Sale
Apr 6 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Apr
7
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Apr 7 @ 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
Apr 7 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, April 7, 2019, through Sunday, June 2, 2019 with no class on April 21. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Have you experienced the pleasure of putting your own handmade functional pottery into use? All skill levels are welcome to join us at Volcano Art Center’s ceramic studio where we will be working with stoneware clay and high-fire reduction glazes.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Those new to clay will be guided step by step through the basics of using the potter’s wheel or handbuilding techniques. Continuing students and those with previous experience are encouraged to develop their skills and are welcome to pursue more advanced directions with the instructor’s helpful input. Informal discussion on topics ranging from sources of creative inspiration to various pottery styles and traditions from around the world will supplement this hands-on learning experience.

20171202_214815Seven registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and two additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

Cost for the morning 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 is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Apr 7 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, April 7, 2019, through Sunday, June 2, 2019 with no class on April 21. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Have you experienced the pleasure of putting your own handmade functional pottery into use? All skill levels are welcome to join us at Volcano Art Center’s ceramic studio where we will be working with stoneware clay and high-fire reduction glazes.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Those new to clay will be guided step by step through the basics of using the potter’s wheel or handbuilding techniques. Continuing students and those with previous experience are encouraged to develop their skills and are welcome to pursue more advanced directions with the instructor’s helpful input. Informal discussion on topics ranging from sources of creative inspiration to various pottery styles and traditions from around the world will supplement this hands-on learning experience.

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

Cost for the afternoon 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 is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.

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Apr
8
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 8 @ 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

Ni‘aulani Nature Walk
Apr 8 @ 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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops 

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

VAC’s Legacy Program has inspired a new series of Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes beginning in September!  Using a collection of donated linoleum block prints by Dietrich and his wife Linda, participants can witness the direct connection between the natural environment and Hawaiian principles and values. Instructed by Desiree Cruz.

From 11am – 1pm on Mondays (excluding holidays), following the guided Ni‘aulani forest walk, guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints depicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment.

These programs are supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required and the classes are free, however a $5 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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Stained Glass Open Studio
Apr 8 @ 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: 12 Years A Slave (R)
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Nights: 12 Years A Slave (2013, R)
April 8, 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

In the years before the American Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon’s life forever.

Apr
9
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Apr 9 @ 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.

Apr
10
Wed
2019
Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities. 

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on the following dates in March:

March 6 – Fused Glass tile making for ʻAlalā mosaic with Claudia McCall

March 13 – Glass tile making for Dietrich Varez “Mighty Ohia” mosaic with Maria Macias

March 20 & 27 – Clay tile making for “I Love Volcano” mosaic – with Lisa Louise Adams or Erik Wold

The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Apr
11
Thu
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Apr 11 @ 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 March 28 – May 16, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm. 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
Apr 11 @ 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 March 28 – May 16, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm. 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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Yoga with Heather Lewis
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Heather Lewis 

Thursday evenings at 5:30pm

Heather offers a Vinyasa/Hatha flow class with mindful meditation. Heather seeks to empower others through breath, movement and alignment. This class is for beginners to intermediate students. Cost is $10.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Apr 11 @ 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 March 28 – May 16, 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm. 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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Apr
12
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Randy Lee
Apr 12 @ 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.

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Soft Pastel Still Life with Patti Pease Johnson
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Exaggerate!  Be bold with colors and yourself using lights and darks and enjoy the marks you make on paperusing a proven signature rotational method for success with soft pastels.

Now Big Island artist and instructor Patti Pease Johnson can help you gain the confidence and techniques of this centuries old medium. Patti supplies the instruction and materials along with guidance and inspiration for this process along with some handy tips for your creative journey.

Grow your knowledge of composition, color and correcting problems!

Learn about the different types of pastels, different papers, fixing and mounting paper and on backing. Then use newsprint to get the flow of arm movements to keep loose. Next, you’ll begin forming shapes and move into colors on pastel paper from close observation of the setup still life. Students will complete a 9×12 inch project.

The Soft Pastel Still Life Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 9am -Noon at Volcano Art Center. Cost for the workshop is $50 and $45 for VAC Members plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.  For more information or to register call VAC at 808-967-8222 or visit on line at www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Patti Pease Johnson’s artwork can be found at galleries and shops across the State and in collections around the world.

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Zentangle®: Celtic-Inspired Knotwork
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Celtic-Inspired Zentangle® Knotwork

with Ellen O’Dunn, CZT

April 13, 2019

10AM-1PM

What is Zentangle®?

The Zentangle method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over the world, across a wide range of skills, interests, and ages. We believe that life is an art form and that our Zentangle Method is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life.

IMG_2726About this Class:

“Celtic art… and Celtic knots in particular… has fascinated me since I was a young lass. Celtic knots and spirals decorated the pages of my storybooks about King Arthur and Camelot as well as many of the fairytale books I so loved. I began doodling the two-link pattern (minus the tangles!) shown on the tile pictured when I was about 6 or 7. Is it any wonder that I fell in love with Zentangle, an art form that allows me to imagine myself as a monk of St. Columba’s order, working on the Book of Kells (also pictured), lost in the lines and swirls created by my quill?” -Ellen O’Dunn, CZT

This class should be considered somewhat “Advanced” due to the more complicated nature of one or two of the new tangles we will be learning. While not required, it is highly recommend that students have some prior experience with Zentangle. You will learn several Celtic-inspired tangle patterns and be working with Zentangle Renaissance tiles, all to a peaceful background of beautiful and relaxing Celtic music.

Benefits of a Zentangle Practice:

  • Confidence
  • Empowerment
  • Focus
  • Inspiration
  • Relaxation
  • Increased Awareness

What is a CZT?

A Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) has been trained by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts to guide students in the mindful, meditative practice of the Zentangle method. We will demonstrate the tangle patterns and techniques in a supportive, encouraging, and caring environment. There are no mistakes in Zentangle art. The method can be used to conquer your stress and relax your mind. It has been described as yoga for the brain.

Our Classes

  • 3 hours in length
  • All supplies are included
  • It is recommended but not required that you attend a Basics class before taking our other classes
  • Please bring a light refreshment to share

Cost is $35/$30 VAC members plus a $10 supply fee. Students are invited to bring snacks to share. 

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Apr
14
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Apr 14 @ 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
Apr 14 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, April 7, 2019, through Sunday, June 2, 2019 with no class on April 21. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Have you experienced the pleasure of putting your own handmade functional pottery into use? All skill levels are welcome to join us at Volcano Art Center’s ceramic studio where we will be working with stoneware clay and high-fire reduction glazes.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Those new to clay will be guided step by step through the basics of using the potter’s wheel or handbuilding techniques. Continuing students and those with previous experience are encouraged to develop their skills and are welcome to pursue more advanced directions with the instructor’s helpful input. Informal discussion on topics ranging from sources of creative inspiration to various pottery styles and traditions from around the world will supplement this hands-on learning experience.

20171202_214815Seven registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and two additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

Cost for the morning 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 is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Apr 14 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, April 7, 2019, through Sunday, June 2, 2019 with no class on April 21. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Have you experienced the pleasure of putting your own handmade functional pottery into use? All skill levels are welcome to join us at Volcano Art Center’s ceramic studio where we will be working with stoneware clay and high-fire reduction glazes.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Those new to clay will be guided step by step through the basics of using the potter’s wheel or handbuilding techniques. Continuing students and those with previous experience are encouraged to develop their skills and are welcome to pursue more advanced directions with the instructor’s helpful input. Informal discussion on topics ranging from sources of creative inspiration to various pottery styles and traditions from around the world will supplement this hands-on learning experience.

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

Cost for the afternoon 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 is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.

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Apr
15
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 15 @ 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

Ni‘aulani Nature Walk
Apr 15 @ 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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops 

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

VAC’s Legacy Program has inspired a new series of Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes beginning in September!  Using a collection of donated linoleum block prints by Dietrich and his wife Linda, participants can witness the direct connection between the natural environment and Hawaiian principles and values. Instructed by Desiree Cruz.

From 11am – 1pm on Mondays (excluding holidays), following the guided Ni‘aulani forest walk, guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints depicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment.

These programs are supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required and the classes are free, however a $5 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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Stained Glass Open Studio
Apr 15 @ 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: Blindness
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Blindness (2008, R)
April 15, 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

As the world is ravaged by an epidemic of an instant whiting blindness, the first people in society afflicted by this epidemic are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital. Soon criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak in this isolated environment, hording the meager food rations and committing socially unacceptable acts. There is, however, one eyewitness to the nightmare: a woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague as she follows her afflicted husband into quarantine.

Apr
16
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Apr 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.

Apr
17
Wed
2019
Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities. 

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on the following dates in March:

March 6 – Fused Glass tile making for ʻAlalā mosaic with Claudia McCall

March 13 – Glass tile making for Dietrich Varez “Mighty Ohia” mosaic with Maria Macias

March 20 & 27 – Clay tile making for “I Love Volcano” mosaic – with Lisa Louise Adams or Erik Wold

The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Apr
18
Thu
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Apr 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 March 28 – May 16, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm. 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
Apr 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 March 28 – May 16, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm. 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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Yoga with Heather Lewis
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Heather Lewis 

Thursday evenings at 5:30pm

Heather offers a Vinyasa/Hatha flow class with mindful meditation. Heather seeks to empower others through breath, movement and alignment. This class is for beginners to intermediate students. Cost is $10.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Apr 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 March 28 – May 16, 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm. 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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Slide Show Presentation: On Sacred Ground – An intimate collection of hula images by Dino Morrow
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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A special evening presentation with Dino Morrow will be held on Thursday, April 18th starting at 6:30pm.  The evening program will share the extensive collection of intimate images captured during various hula performances during Volcano Art Center’s Hula Arts At Kīlauea Program, which features free monthly Hula Kahiko Performances and other hula related arts on a year-round basis in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

VAC Headshot Press Release 01.18 HiRes Dino Morrow Photography-6Morrow is a documentary and portrait photographer who specializes in candid shots of indigenous and local cultures.  His current focus is to witness and respectfully document Hawaiian and indigenous cultures as an intimate and traditional expression: sense of place, identity, connection, art, values, spirituality and offering.  For Morrow, the ultimate value of an image is given when the participants accept the perspective, composition and feeling to be honorable and authentic. In order to achieve this, he relies on a personal connection with the subject and a keen sense of a deeper understanding from their perspective.  In short, Morrow says “Photography, for me, is trying to see what I feel…with a camera.”

This presentation is free, although a $5 donation to VAC is greatly appreciated.

Apr
19
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe
Apr 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.

Apr
21
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, April 7, 2019, through Sunday, June 2, 2019 with no class on April 21. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Have you experienced the pleasure of putting your own handmade functional pottery into use? All skill levels are welcome to join us at Volcano Art Center’s ceramic studio where we will be working with stoneware clay and high-fire reduction glazes.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Those new to clay will be guided step by step through the basics of using the potter’s wheel or handbuilding techniques. Continuing students and those with previous experience are encouraged to develop their skills and are welcome to pursue more advanced directions with the instructor’s helpful input. Informal discussion on topics ranging from sources of creative inspiration to various pottery styles and traditions from around the world will supplement this hands-on learning experience.

20171202_214815Seven registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and two additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

Cost for the morning 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 is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, April 7, 2019, through Sunday, June 2, 2019 with no class on April 21. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Have you experienced the pleasure of putting your own handmade functional pottery into use? All skill levels are welcome to join us at Volcano Art Center’s ceramic studio where we will be working with stoneware clay and high-fire reduction glazes.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Those new to clay will be guided step by step through the basics of using the potter’s wheel or handbuilding techniques. Continuing students and those with previous experience are encouraged to develop their skills and are welcome to pursue more advanced directions with the instructor’s helpful input. Informal discussion on topics ranging from sources of creative inspiration to various pottery styles and traditions from around the world will supplement this hands-on learning experience.

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

Cost for the afternoon 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 is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.

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Apr
22
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 22 @ 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

Ni‘aulani Nature Walk
Apr 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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops 

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

VAC’s Legacy Program has inspired a new series of Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes beginning in September!  Using a collection of donated linoleum block prints by Dietrich and his wife Linda, participants can witness the direct connection between the natural environment and Hawaiian principles and values. Instructed by Desiree Cruz.

From 11am – 1pm on Mondays (excluding holidays), following the guided Ni‘aulani forest walk, guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints depicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment.

These programs are supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required and the classes are free, however a $5 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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Stained Glass Open Studio
Apr 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: Hans Zimmer Live In Prague (Music Concert Film)
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Night: Hans Zimmer Live In Prague  (Movie Concert Film)
April 22, 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

Hans Zimmer is one of the most successful and celebrated film music composers working today. His multi-award winning career reaches back to the mid-eighties and his credits include some of the biggest blockbuster movies of all time along with acclaimed TV series such as The Crown and Planet Earth II.

Join the Volcano Art Center for Monday Movie Night as we plunge into this immersive concert that was filmed in Prague among 17,000 attendees during Hans Zimmer’s hugely successful European concert tour. Accompanied by a band, orchestra and choir, and guitarist Johnny Marr of The Smiths, this epic staging was spectacular with stunning visuals, and was recored onto a state of the art sound system. This show is a treat for lovers of both great music and great movies!

Apr
23
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Apr 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.

Apr
24
Wed
2019
Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities. 

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on the following dates in March:

March 6 – Fused Glass tile making for ʻAlalā mosaic with Claudia McCall

March 13 – Glass tile making for Dietrich Varez “Mighty Ohia” mosaic with Maria Macias

March 20 & 27 – Clay tile making for “I Love Volcano” mosaic – with Lisa Louise Adams or Erik Wold

The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Apr 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 March 28 – May 16, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm. 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
Apr 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 March 28 – May 16, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm. 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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Yoga with Heather Lewis
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Heather Lewis 

Thursday evenings at 5:30pm

Heather offers a Vinyasa/Hatha flow class with mindful meditation. Heather seeks to empower others through breath, movement and alignment. This class is for beginners to intermediate students. Cost is $10.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Apr 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 March 28 – May 16, 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm. 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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Apr
26
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Apr 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.

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Hands-On Fermented Foods Workshop: Sauerkraut and Yogurt with Jasmine Silverstein of HeartBeet Foods
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Saturday, April 27 | 10am – 1pm

Our digestive system is home to a complex diversity of living microorganisms, which are impacted by what we eat and drink. These microorganisms, which include probiotics, directly influence our own health; from aiding digestion, to clearing skin, to boosting our energy. We can nurture the health of these internal microorganisms by eating probiotic-rich, fermented foods.

Fermented foods have been a part of every ancient culture throughout history. Sauerkraut, pickles, and yogurt are a few of the many traditional live-cultured, fermented foods. These foods developed out of the need to preserve food, before refrigeration was possible.

Join Jasmine Silverstein of HeartBeet Foods in this hands-on fermented foods workshop on Saturday, April 27, 10am – 1pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Learn the basics of culturing cabbage and various vegetables into probiotic-rich Sauerkraut, as well how to make your own yogurt. Each participant will take home their own finished products. This informative and engaging workshop will leave you prepared to make your own ferments at home!

Cost for the workshop is $60 and $55 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee.  Pre-registration is required.

All supplies and Organic ingredients provided.
- No cooking skills necessary, just an interest in real, whole food.
- Fermentation is an Art not a Science… It’s flexible and fun, not rigid or difficult.

Version 2Jasmine is a holistic chef and retreat caterer on the Big Island. She began experimenting in the world of fermentation in 2011, shortly after being diagnosed with a severe autoimmune condition. The benefits she has received from discovering and engaging in the world of microbes has proven to be invaluable. She hopes to share her experience and inspire others to cultivate their own health. Find more information about Jasmine and her services at www.heartbeetfoods.com.

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Healing Through Words creative writing workshop with Dr. Heather Rivera
Apr 27 @ 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, April 27 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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Apr
28
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, April 7, 2019, through Sunday, June 2, 2019 with no class on April 21. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Have you experienced the pleasure of putting your own handmade functional pottery into use? All skill levels are welcome to join us at Volcano Art Center’s ceramic studio where we will be working with stoneware clay and high-fire reduction glazes.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Those new to clay will be guided step by step through the basics of using the potter’s wheel or handbuilding techniques. Continuing students and those with previous experience are encouraged to develop their skills and are welcome to pursue more advanced directions with the instructor’s helpful input. Informal discussion on topics ranging from sources of creative inspiration to various pottery styles and traditions from around the world will supplement this hands-on learning experience.

20171202_214815Seven registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and two additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

Cost for the morning 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 is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, April 7, 2019, through Sunday, June 2, 2019 with no class on April 21. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Have you experienced the pleasure of putting your own handmade functional pottery into use? All skill levels are welcome to join us at Volcano Art Center’s ceramic studio where we will be working with stoneware clay and high-fire reduction glazes.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Those new to clay will be guided step by step through the basics of using the potter’s wheel or handbuilding techniques. Continuing students and those with previous experience are encouraged to develop their skills and are welcome to pursue more advanced directions with the instructor’s helpful input. Informal discussion on topics ranging from sources of creative inspiration to various pottery styles and traditions from around the world will supplement this hands-on learning experience.

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

Cost for the afternoon 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 is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.

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Apr
29
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 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

Ni‘aulani Nature Walk
Apr 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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops 

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

VAC’s Legacy Program has inspired a new series of Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes beginning in September!  Using a collection of donated linoleum block prints by Dietrich and his wife Linda, participants can witness the direct connection between the natural environment and Hawaiian principles and values. Instructed by Desiree Cruz.

From 11am – 1pm on Mondays (excluding holidays), following the guided Ni‘aulani forest walk, guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints depicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment.

These programs are supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required and the classes are free, however a $5 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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Stained Glass Open Studio
Apr 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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Monday Movie Nights: Rachel Getting Married (R)
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Night: Rachel Getting Married
April 29, 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

Rachel Getting Married opened the 65th Venice International Film Festival. Anne Hathaway stars as Kym Buchman, as she is released from drug rehab for a few days so she can go home to attend the wedding of her older sister, Rachel.

Kym’s past drug and alcohol-fueled antics have more or less made her the black sheep of her family. The tension between the sisters comes to a high point during the long weekend that the whole family must endure through the joy and pain that happens when Kym comes home

 

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Apr
30
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Apr 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.

May
1
Wed
2019
Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities. 

Classes focusing on the Volcano Art Center Community Mosaic Project will meet on the following dates in March:

March 6 – Fused Glass tile making for ʻAlalā mosaic with Claudia McCall

March 13 – Glass tile making for Dietrich Varez “Mighty Ohia” mosaic with Maria Macias

March 20 & 27 – Clay tile making for “I Love Volcano” mosaic – with Lisa Louise Adams or Erik Wold

The mural will be on Hale Ho‘mana’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

May Day is Lei Day!
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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May Day is Lei Day!  Come celebrate May Day at the Volcano Art Center Gallery porch on Wednesday, May 1st! Everyone is invited to join in the festivities from 11am – 1pm, featuring hands on lei making demonstrations,  live music and hula dancing.  May Day honors the unique way that Hawaiʻi’s multi-cultural traditions are woven  together to create a more interesting, more tolerant and more beautiful community.  With hundreds of fragrant blossoms and plant materials provided by the Volcano Art Center Gallery, learn tips to sewing the perfect lei, the proper protocol of giving and receiving a lei and more.  This free event at the VAC Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is supported in part by a grant from the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.   National Park entrance fees apply.

May
2
Thu
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
May 2 @ 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 March 28 – May 16, 2019, from 4pm – 5pm. 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
May 2 @ 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 March 28 – May 16, 2019, from 5pm – 6:30pm. 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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Yoga with Heather Lewis
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Heather Lewis 

Thursday evenings at 5:30pm

Heather offers a Vinyasa/Hatha flow class with mindful meditation. Heather seeks to empower others through breath, movement and alignment. This class is for beginners to intermediate students. Cost is $10.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
May 2 @ 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 March 28 – May 16, 2019, from 6:30pm – 8pm. 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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May
3
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Slack Key Guitar with Randy Lorenzo
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Randy Lorenzo 1Aloha 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: Slack Key Guitar with Randy Lorenzo.

Randy is a much loved long time member of the local music scene in Hawai‘i. He is a multiple Hoku and Grammy award winner. His resume is impressive, including recording with, or being a founding member of, Olomana, Country Comfort, Gabby Pahinui, Peter Moon Band, and Ry Cooder among others. He is also an accomplished solo performer and singer songwriter. Randy remains active, playing and recording locally and occasionally on the mainland.

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.

May
5
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, April 7, 2019, through Sunday, June 2, 2019 with no class on April 21. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Have you experienced the pleasure of putting your own handmade functional pottery into use? All skill levels are welcome to join us at Volcano Art Center’s ceramic studio where we will be working with stoneware clay and high-fire reduction glazes.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Those new to clay will be guided step by step through the basics of using the potter’s wheel or handbuilding techniques. Continuing students and those with previous experience are encouraged to develop their skills and are welcome to pursue more advanced directions with the instructor’s helpful input. Informal discussion on topics ranging from sources of creative inspiration to various pottery styles and traditions from around the world will supplement this hands-on learning experience.

20171202_214815Seven registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and two additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

Cost for the morning 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 is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, April 7, 2019, through Sunday, June 2, 2019 with no class on April 21. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Have you experienced the pleasure of putting your own handmade functional pottery into use? All skill levels are welcome to join us at Volcano Art Center’s ceramic studio where we will be working with stoneware clay and high-fire reduction glazes.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Those new to clay will be guided step by step through the basics of using the potter’s wheel or handbuilding techniques. Continuing students and those with previous experience are encouraged to develop their skills and are welcome to pursue more advanced directions with the instructor’s helpful input. Informal discussion on topics ranging from sources of creative inspiration to various pottery styles and traditions from around the world will supplement this hands-on learning experience.

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

Cost for the afternoon 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 is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.

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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 6 @ 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