Calendar of Events

Feb
22
Sat
2020
EXHIBIT: Mixed Flock: Prints by Margaret Barnaby & Pottery by Emily Herb
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – May 10 @ 5:00 pm

Mixed Flock ʻŌʻō Ceramic Bowl by Emily HerbEXHIBIT: Mixed Flock: Prints by Margaret Barnaby & Pottery by Emily Herb

Continues through May 10, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 5 – 7pm

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition Mixed Flock:  Prints by Margaret Barnaby & Pottery by Emily Herb.  The exhibit will open to the public Saturday, February 22nd continuing through May 10th from 9am – 5pm daily at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Park entrance fees apply.  An opening reception with the artists will take place on Saturday, February 22nd from 5-7pm.

The exhibition features two prominent female artists from Volcano Village who find deep inspiration in Hawaiʻi’s natural environment, specifically by the native bird populations found within it.  Both artists are also members of the Volcano Village Artists Hui who host an annual studio tour each November.  While their works are distinctively different, Barnaby working in 2-D creating multiple plate woodblock prints and Herb working in 3-D with functional and decorative stoneware, both artists create works of art focusing on native birds and other flying creatures of Hawaiʻi’s rich and varied habitats.  “Both artists create graphic representations of species unique to Hawaiʻi,” states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss. “Their works expose and inform the viewer, educating people about many rare, endangered and even extinct species.  VAC is honored to share their newest works which help support the Center’s mission to promote, develop and perpetuate the artistic, cultural and environmental heritage of Hawaiʻi through arts and education.”

Margaret Barnaby grew up in New England, attended Rhode Island School of Design, and after living in New York City moved to the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.   After 30 years as a studio art jeweler, her interest turned to birds and large-scale woodblock prints.   In her multiple plate woodblock prints, several plywood plates are carved by hand. The pieces of wood are larger than the size of the paper. Each plate has part of the image on it and can be used to print one or more colors.   The plates are inked using brayers and rollers with oil-based lithography inks and printed on an etching press in succession to build the final picture.  Barnaby’s prints use 6 or more plates and around 15 colors.  She often uses Stonehenge paper, an American made rag paper.  This is a difficult hand process and there are always variations between the prints.   The editions are small.   It can take up to a month or more to complete a print.

About her subject matter, Barnaby states, “Crows caught my attention early in life.  They are very loud and very busy.  When I came to Volcano I learned about the severely endangered native Hawaiian corvid, the ‘alala.  All of these birds were in captivity.  Now due to the aggressive captive breeding program, there are over one hundred birds and some have been released.  I use the ‘alala as a symbol of what is best and worst about people.   We are the reason that these birds and plants are in trouble, and we have the power to protect them.  Of course, it doesn’t hurt that a big black bird has a lot of graphic punch.   As I learned about the ‘alala I also started to see and learn about other Hawaiian native birds, and these are portrayed in the prints for this show.”

Emily Herb was born in the Midwest, and has also lived in Utah, Alaska, Arizona, Seattle and Hawai‘i. Her work has always been inspired by the natural world, and by birds in particular. Since moving to Hawai‘i in 1998, her work has focused mainly on birds and plants found in the Islands.   Emily took her first pottery classes in junior high school, and has been working with clay ever since.  As a young adult, she attended intensive summer art programs with Dean Schwarz in Decorah, Iowa and with Marguerite Wildenhain in Guerneville, California, which laid a solid foundation in the craft of wheel thrown pottery.  She has also been influenced by attending pottery workshops with many artists, including Paulus Berensohn, John Leach and Don Bendel.  In addition to making pottery, she has studied various movement techniques, including modern and aerial dance, and since moving to Hawaiʻi, hula and yoga.

Mixed Flock ʻIwa Wall Plaque by Emily HerbFor Mixed Flock, Emily Herb has been working on new designs, including birds that frequent forested areas, open country, wetlands, the shoreline and open ocean.  New works include vases, decanters, sculptural vessels, bowls and plates, as well as wall plaques. The artist  notes,  “It is the wonder and awe of nature that continues to inspire me to create pottery. I hope that my work will help to inspire others to appreciate nature, and support efforts to preserve and protect our amazing natural world.”

Both artists are scheduled to present live demonstrations of their techniques at the VAC Gallery. Margaret Barnaby on Saturday, February 29th from 1-3pm will be hand carving wood block plates. Emily Herb will be demonstrating glazing techniques on Saturday, March 7th from 11am -1pm.

This exhibit is supported by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaiʻi or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with The Volcano Art Center. Volcano Art Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization created in 1974.

Apr
8
Wed
2020
The Wonders of Watercolor ***RESCHEDULED
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drop Flower by Nancy DelucreziaThe Wonders of Watercolor ***RESCHEDULED

Get ready to explore “The Wonders of Watercolor” with Nancy DeLucrezia, an eight-week workshop series on Wednesdays starting March 4 – April 22, 2020, from 1 – 4pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. This eight-week watercolor workshop is designed for artists who are already working in watercolor and want to benefit from the constructive feedback and sharing of ideas and information provided by group classes in taking your work to a new level. Each session will consist of approximately 30-60 minutes of presentations, demonstrations and discussions, followed by 120-150 minutes of work on current or new paintings while receiving feedback from the instructor and fellow students, especially regarding the topics covered.

In this class, you will discover and enhance your personal style, review composition, light, materials, and techniques, discover sources of inspiration, learn more about various paints and color mixing, participate in valuable critiques, and learn to build and promote your portfolio. The cost is $305/$280 for VAC Members.

Nancy DeLucrezia majored in art at the State University of New York with a concentration in photography and printmaking. In the late 80’s she moved to California studied privately with Santa Barbara Watercolor Society founder, Rose Margaret Braiden. She also studied with award-winning watercolor artist, Judy Koenig. Ms. DeLucrezia was a founding member of Working Artists Ventura (WAV), a residential community of artists, writers, and performers, where she lived for six years and produced several art shows, theatrical performances and concerts.  She also served as Art Programs Director for Turning Point Foundation, teaching watercolor classes to psychiatrically challenged clients and curating community exhibits of their work. Since moving to the Big Island in 2015 she has studied acrylic painting with Peggy Stanton and oil painting with Rose Adare. She has also served on the Boards of Directors of Hawaii Island Art Alliance and Kipaipai School of Art and has taught watercolor at Kipaipai and Volcano Art Center.

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Apr
9
Thu
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Apr 9 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Monday and Thursday 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

 

Apr
10
Fri
2020
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Randy Lee
Apr 10 @ 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 Hawai’i Tourism’s Kūkulu Ola Program.

Apr
11
Sat
2020
Hands-On Fermented Foods Workshop: Sauerkraut & Kombucha/Jun with Jasmine Silverstein of HeartBeet Foods
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hands-On Fermented Foods Workshop: Sauerkraut and Kombucha/Jun with Jasmine Silverstein of HeartBeet Foods

Saturday, April 11, 2020 | 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, kimchi, kombucha, 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 “Sauerkraut & Kombucha/Jun” workshop on Saturday, April 11, 2020, from 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 as how to make your own Kombucha. 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 $15 fee, inclusive of supplies. All supplies and Organic ingredients will be provided. Pre-registration is required. 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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Zentangle® Check Yourself, a Date with Knightsbridge ***POSTPONED
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Grey rimZentangle® Check Yourself, a Date with Knightsbridge ***POSTPONED
with Lydia Meneses, Certified Zentangle Teacher
Saturday, April 11, 2020 | 10AM-1PM

This class was inspired by a whimsical home company, MacKenzie-Child located on the East coast.  Their unique designs are full of bold colors and at times accented with black and white checks as seen in a checkerboard grid very much like Zentangle’s beloved Knightsbridge pattern. Plans are to keep this session classic by creating with black and white, BUT because we know life isn’t always just black and white, we’ll be open to a dash of color. Students will be guided in a playful study as we gently warp various grids which allow the checkerboard to a have a feeling of movement.

All materials with be provided. Student kits will include Zentangle tiles and selected pens from Sakura of America that meet the needs of this class.

Class will be guided with Zentangle’s traditional ceremony and methods of:

  • Gratitude
  • Appreciation
  • Relaxation
  • Mindfulness & Awareness

This class is open to all levels, no Zentangle or art experience necessary.  A brief overview of the Zentangle art method will be introduced for those new to Zentangle art. This is a potluck so please feel free to bring some food to share. Cost is $35/$30 VAC Members plus a $15 fee, inclusive of supplies.

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Guided Tour of the Niaulani Sculpture Garden
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_0388Free Guided Tour of the Niaulani Sculpture Garden

Volcano Art Center is pleased to announce guided tours of the Niaulani Sculpture Garden. This Free, guided, tour of Hawai’i Island’s first outdoor venue for sculpture will begin occurring regularly from 2 – 3pm on the 2nd Saturday of each month until June of 2020.  Tour highlights include biographical information about the sculptor, their inspiration for the work and technical information regarding the construction behind certain piece. The tours focus on deepening the understanding and appreciation of abstract sculpture in an inviting, walkable exhibit space created by landscape architect David Tamura. The grounds at the Niaulani Campus also currently host two outdoor sculptures on loan Courtesy of the Art in Public Places Collection from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and The Arts.  Tours will be led by trained guides under the direction of VAC board member and Volunteer Coordinator, Julie Williams.
Apr
12
Sun
2020
Volcano Insight ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lVolcano Insight ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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.

Apr
13
Mon
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Apr 13 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

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

 

Niaulani Nature Walk ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio ***POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 30, 2020
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. 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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Apr
14
Tue
2020
Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_5228Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales 

Second Tuesdays | 11am – 1pm
Learn the art of lauhala weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales. The cost is $10. 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.

Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Apr 14 @ 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
15
Wed
2020
The Wonders of Watercolor ***RESCHEDULED
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drop Flower by Nancy DelucreziaThe Wonders of Watercolor ***RESCHEDULED

Get ready to explore “The Wonders of Watercolor” with Nancy DeLucrezia, an eight-week workshop series on Wednesdays starting March 4 – April 22, 2020, from 1 – 4pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. This eight-week watercolor workshop is designed for artists who are already working in watercolor and want to benefit from the constructive feedback and sharing of ideas and information provided by group classes in taking your work to a new level. Each session will consist of approximately 30-60 minutes of presentations, demonstrations and discussions, followed by 120-150 minutes of work on current or new paintings while receiving feedback from the instructor and fellow students, especially regarding the topics covered.

In this class, you will discover and enhance your personal style, review composition, light, materials, and techniques, discover sources of inspiration, learn more about various paints and color mixing, participate in valuable critiques, and learn to build and promote your portfolio. The cost is $305/$280 for VAC Members.

Nancy DeLucrezia majored in art at the State University of New York with a concentration in photography and printmaking. In the late 80’s she moved to California studied privately with Santa Barbara Watercolor Society founder, Rose Margaret Braiden. She also studied with award-winning watercolor artist, Judy Koenig. Ms. DeLucrezia was a founding member of Working Artists Ventura (WAV), a residential community of artists, writers, and performers, where she lived for six years and produced several art shows, theatrical performances and concerts.  She also served as Art Programs Director for Turning Point Foundation, teaching watercolor classes to psychiatrically challenged clients and curating community exhibits of their work. Since moving to the Big Island in 2015 she has studied acrylic painting with Peggy Stanton and oil painting with Rose Adare. She has also served on the Boards of Directors of Hawaii Island Art Alliance and Kipaipai School of Art and has taught watercolor at Kipaipai and Volcano Art Center.

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Apr
16
Thu
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Apr 16 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Monday and Thursday 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

 

Apr
17
Fri
2020
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe ***POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 17, 2020
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_1182Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe

***POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 17, 2020

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 Hawai’i Tourism’s Kūkulu Ola Program.

Apr
18
Sat
2020
Experimental Watercolors with Patti Pease Johnson ***RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

student working 2 250dpiExperimental Watercolors ***RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020

Imagine glass being shattered. The random shapes and patterns are totally unpredictable. Now take these haphazard glass pieces and marry them with watercolors; then add your own playful attitude. This is Experimental Watercolors! Like music on paper, colors flow in delicate waves.

Each student will create three to five separate 8×8 inch watercolor paintings on cold press watercolor paper using pre-broken glass as a catalyst to spark creativity. Students will also be taught theories of good composition, along with color theory and color wheel use. Abstract qualities are the focus in this workshop using three – four paints right out of the tube with the glass. After the first drying and glass removal, each piece is brought to further expressiveness by using detailed watercolor techniques of washes, spatters, lifting, value gradations, dry brush and more.

Join Big Island artist, Patti Pease Johnson for the Experimental Watercolors workshop on Saturday, April 18, 2020, from 9am – 12:30pm at Volcano Art Center. Cost for the workshop is $50 and $45 for VAC Members plus a $15 fee, inclusive of supplies. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

When asked to describe the experience Patti explained, “You can’t help but wonder what is going to happen after your first piece of glass is put on watercolor paper. In painting, the more chances you take, the more you will stretch the limits of your understanding, and in turn the more you will grow as an artist.”

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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Food from Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps & Wood Chips ***POSTPONED
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

mushroomsFood From Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and Wood Chips ***POSTPONED

It’s back! Instructor Zach Mermel will teach the basics of mushroom cultivation in the “Food From Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and Wood Chips” workshop on Saturday, April 18, 2020, from 9am – 2:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

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

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

 Course fees are $55/$50 VAC members plus a $15 fee, inclusive of supplies. Pre-registration is required. Each participant will depart with a shiitake mushroom log kit, as well as a King Stropharia mushroom kit. Participants will meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village for a slideshow lecture, then drive to Shaka Forest Farms on Wright Road in Volcano Village for the hands-on segment of the workshop.

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

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Apr
19
Sun
2020
Volcano Insight ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lVolcano Insight ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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.

Apr
20
Mon
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Apr 20 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

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

 

Niaulani Nature Walk ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio ***POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 30, 2020
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio 

Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. 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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Apr
21
Tue
2020
Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Ti Leaf Lei Making with Jelena Clay
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_9146Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Ti Leaf Lei Making with Jelena Clay

Third Tuesdays | 11am – 1pm

Learn the art of Ti Leaf Lei making in this fun, hands-on workshop which meets the third Tuesday of each month from 11am – 1pm at Volcano Art Centerʻs Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Skills will be taught for each student to learn the basics needed to make a lei kupeʻe.  Those who grasp the concept and skills can advance to make a basic ti rope, to twist a ti leaf rose and how to add ti leaf inserts to create full leafy beautiful lei! 

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

The class fee is $10 per student, class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  Please register by calling (808)967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.  Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

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.

Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Apr 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

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

Apr
22
Wed
2020
The Wonders of Watercolor ***RESCHEDULED
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drop Flower by Nancy DelucreziaThe Wonders of Watercolor ***RESCHEDULED

Get ready to explore “The Wonders of Watercolor” with Nancy DeLucrezia, an eight-week workshop series on Wednesdays starting March 4 – April 22, 2020, from 1 – 4pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. This eight-week watercolor workshop is designed for artists who are already working in watercolor and want to benefit from the constructive feedback and sharing of ideas and information provided by group classes in taking your work to a new level. Each session will consist of approximately 30-60 minutes of presentations, demonstrations and discussions, followed by 120-150 minutes of work on current or new paintings while receiving feedback from the instructor and fellow students, especially regarding the topics covered.

In this class, you will discover and enhance your personal style, review composition, light, materials, and techniques, discover sources of inspiration, learn more about various paints and color mixing, participate in valuable critiques, and learn to build and promote your portfolio. The cost is $305/$280 for VAC Members.

Nancy DeLucrezia majored in art at the State University of New York with a concentration in photography and printmaking. In the late 80’s she moved to California studied privately with Santa Barbara Watercolor Society founder, Rose Margaret Braiden. She also studied with award-winning watercolor artist, Judy Koenig. Ms. DeLucrezia was a founding member of Working Artists Ventura (WAV), a residential community of artists, writers, and performers, where she lived for six years and produced several art shows, theatrical performances and concerts.  She also served as Art Programs Director for Turning Point Foundation, teaching watercolor classes to psychiatrically challenged clients and curating community exhibits of their work. Since moving to the Big Island in 2015 she has studied acrylic painting with Peggy Stanton and oil painting with Rose Adare. She has also served on the Boards of Directors of Hawaii Island Art Alliance and Kipaipai School of Art and has taught watercolor at Kipaipai and Volcano Art Center.

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Apr
23
Thu
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Apr 23 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Monday and Thursday 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

 

Thursday Night at the Center: Adventures in Indonesia with Jay Robinson ***POSTPONED
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A busy day on the trunk; orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park, Borneo

A busy day on the trunk; orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park, Borneo

Thursday Night at the Center: Adventures in Indonesia with Jay Robinson ***POSTPONED 

Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 6:30pm

Indonesia is one of the most biologically and culturally diverse countries on earth – with a little bit of everything for everyone. Bali has waterfalls, sandy shores, and rice fields. Java has iconic temples and erupting volcanoes. Borneo has wild orangutans in its deep jungles. Komodo island has dragons. And Western New Guinea has traditional mountain tribes holding feverous festivals. Indonesia is a traveler’s dream. Bring along your pad and pen and join Jay Robinson for his tips on an Indo-Adventure on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 6:30pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

This evening is part of a once-a-month Thursday night series at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and our environment.  The series is intended to inspire, enhance your appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections. This presentation is free, although a $5 donation is greatly appreciated.

Apr
24
Fri
2020
Guided Cultural Tour of the Niaulani Forest ***POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 24, 2020
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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Free Guided Cultural Tour of the Niaulani Forest

Join Kumu Hula Ryan McCormack for a special tour of the Niaulani old-growth forest, with a Hawaiian cultural emphasis every fourth Friday of the month, from 9:30 -11:30am.  Tour participants will meet at the Volcano Art Center (VAC) at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village. The tour will focus on Hawaiian protocol, traditional chants, history and lifeways, as they relate to the native forest ecosystem.  Topics will include protocol for “asking permission” to enter the forest and gather plant material, traditional knowledge and uses of forest plants, and local history and lore from the uniquely Hawaiian perspective.  The tour may include examples of traditional Hawaiian oli (chants) and hula that relate to the forest.

Over 20 years ago, VAC signed an agreement with the Hawai’i State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to lease a 7.4-acre land parcel containing roughly 5 acres formally known as the Niaulani Forest Reserve and within it an established 1/7 mile loop trail.  Members of VAC including artists, scientists, and educators from the Volcano community immediately began removing invasive species from the land.  In signing the lease for Niaulani, VAC agreed to continue the generational legacy of land stewardship and to educate residents and visitors about its importance as a natural and cultural resource.

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

The tour is free and open to the public. Participation is limited so please call (808) 967-8222 to reserve your spot. This tour is sponsored by the County of Hawai’i’s Department of Research and Development.

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong ***POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 24, 2020
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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***POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 24, 2020

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 Hawai’i Tourism’s Kūkulu Ola Program.

Old Style Pau Hana Mele & Hula ‘Auana
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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A classic style hula ʻauana performance is slated with musicians Joe Camacho and Tithing Chun. They will be joined by a dancer from Ke ʻOlu Makani o Mauna Loa halau under the direction of Meleana Manuel.  Additional “talk story” and audience participation of song, hula, and memories will add to the relaxed atmosphere that occurs in any backyard kanikapila.  We invite you to come, share and enjoy.

Performed against the backdrop of the beautiful Niaulani rain forest, these free monthly hula performances from 4-5:30pm will surely deepen the viewer’s appreciation of modern hula. The healthy Hawaiian rain forest at Niaulani is home to many native plants and birds found only in Hawai’i and is referred to in songs and hula movements.

xWeather permitting the performance will be held outdoors in VAC’s outdoor sculpture garden. Feel free to bring folding chairs, blankets, refreshments, for a picnic-style event. If the weather is not conducive the event will be held indoors. Please dress in warm layers and be prepared for sun and/ or rain.

These monthly performances deepen the understanding and appreciation of modern hula. Performances begin at 4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village typically on the fourth Friday of each month. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the County of Hawai’i’s Department of Research and Development.

Apr
25
Sat
2020
Edible Wild Plants: A Hands-On Foray for Foragers and Foodies ***POSTPONED
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Ever hear the phrase “the world is my oyster?” There are some individuals, who you may know, that can go outside and will never be hungry. The world is just an open cupboard (or fridge) to them!

Hawai‘i’s year-round growing season offers a wide array of wild food options for intrepid localvores. From seeds to leaves, stems to fruits: you can learn what is edible and what is not in the Edible Wild Plants workshop. In this workshop, participants will interact first-hand with many of these underappreciated edibles. This is discovery only – no picking!

In this popular workshop, learn about wild edibles like plantain/laukahi, sow thistle, cat’s ear, and dandelion, among many others.

This is hands-on immersion for foragers & foodies!

Join instructor Zach Mermel of Ola Design Group for the Edible Wild Plants workshop on Saturday, April 25, 2020, from 9am – 3pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Cost: $45/ $35 VAC Members plus a $15 transportation fee.

Class size is limited so register early.  Attendees will meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus. Transportation will be provided.

Remember: Never eat anything from the wild without first consulting an expert! Please forage responsibly. Educate yourself, and have fun.

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Forest Work Day with Tim Tunison ***POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 25, 2020
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Fourth Saturday of the Month from 1-3PM

Want to learn about native plants, help restore a beautiful rainforest, and get some exercise? Then you’re invited to join Tim Tunison for a special Forest Workday training from 1-3 PM at the Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village to help restore the beautiful Niaulani Forest behind the Volcano Art Center. This free event is an opportunity for individuals, families, and organizations to connect with nature and each other while helping perpetuate a four-acre species-rich and inspirational old-growth rain forest. Participants will learn the management needed to perpetuate this incredibly unique old-growth koa/ and ’ohi’a rain forest and will be able to join monthly forest work days keeping the Niaulani forest healthy for generations to come. No experience is necessary however registration is required. Volunteers should bring gloves, closed-toe shoes and rain gear in case of wet weather. VAC’s Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road. To register, contact Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222. This program supported by Hawaii Tourism’s Aloha Aina Program.IMG_0717

 

 

 

Apr
26
Sun
2020
Volcano Insight ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Apr 26 @ 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.

Apr
27
Mon
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Apr 27 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

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

 

Niaulani Nature Walk ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio ***POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 30, 2020
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. 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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Apr
28
Tue
2020
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Apr 28 @ 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
30
Thu
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Apr 30 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Monday and Thursday 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

 

May
1
Fri
2020
Experience an Eco-Tour at Shaka Forest Farms
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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First Friday of the Month | 10am – 12pm

To illustrate the symbiotic relationship between conservation and agriculture, the Volcano Art Center introduces eco-tours featuring locally grown, harvested and produced agricultural products grown in or near Hawaiʻi’s native rainforest. To this end, VAC is collaborating with Shaka Forest Farms LLC, which has a 29-acre agroforestry operation set within an ‘ōhi’a rainforest teeming with a diversity of native Hawaiian plants. SFF’s principal crop is māmaki (Pipturus albidus), an endemic stingless nettle that has many uses in Hawaiian culture. This māmaki is grown for Shaka Tea, the first line of Hawaiʻi-grown, herbal iced teas on the market brewed from this native nettle plant.

Jordan Leading a Tour at Shaka Forest FarmsThe eco-tours, hosted by Shaka Forest Farms’ staff on the first Friday of each month, offer participants a chance to interact first hand with an innovative rainforest farming operation. Agroforestry, a method of agriculture modeled after natural forest systems, are much more biologically diverse than most modern farms, which grow singular plants in a monoculture arrangement. This 1.5 hour-long tour costs $25 ($20 for VAC members) and meets at VAC’s Niaulani campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village at 10am where participants will caravan or carpool to the forest farm site (19-4610 Amaumau Rd.) also in Volcano Village. Registration is required as participation is limited. Please call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to reserve your space today. This program supported by Hawaii Tourism’s Aloha Aina Program.mamaki3

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Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Ukulele with Wes Awana
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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: Ukulele with Wes Awana.

Volcano area musician Wes Awana shares his love of ‘ukulele and Hawaiian music by giving family-friendly lessons on the iconic and inviting ‘ukulele.

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i Tourism’s Kūkulu Ola Program.

May
3
Sun
2020
Volcano Insight ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 3 @ 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.

May
4
Mon
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 4 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

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

 

Niaulani Nature Walk ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 4 @ 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

 

Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Dietrich Varez Block Printing with Desiree Moana Cruz
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Dietrich Varez Block Printing with Desiree Moana Cruz

First Mondays from  11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village

VAC’s Legacy Program has inspired a new series of Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes. 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.

Following the guided Niaulani 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 a $10 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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Stained Glass Open Studio ***POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 30, 2020
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. 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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May
5
Tue
2020
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 5 @ 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
7
Thu
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Monday and Thursday 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

 

May
8
Fri
2020
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Randy Lee
May 8 @ 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 Hawai’i Tourism’s Kūkulu Ola Program.

May
9
Sat
2020
Guided Tour of the Niaulani Sculpture Garden
May 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_0388Free Guided Tour of the Niaulani Sculpture Garden

Volcano Art Center is pleased to announce guided tours of the Niaulani Sculpture Garden. This Free, guided, tour of Hawai’i Island’s first outdoor venue for sculpture will begin occurring regularly from 2 – 3pm on the 2nd Saturday of each month until June of 2020.  Tour highlights include biographical information about the sculptor, their inspiration for the work and technical information regarding the construction behind certain piece. The tours focus on deepening the understanding and appreciation of abstract sculpture in an inviting, walkable exhibit space created by landscape architect David Tamura. The grounds at the Niaulani Campus also currently host two outdoor sculptures on loan Courtesy of the Art in Public Places Collection from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and The Arts.  Tours will be led by trained guides under the direction of VAC board member and Volunteer Coordinator, Julie Williams.
May
10
Sun
2020
Volcano Insight ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 10 @ 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.

May
11
Mon
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

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

 

Niaulani Nature Walk ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio ***POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 30, 2020
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. 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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May
12
Tue
2020
Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Second Tuesdays | 11am – 1pm
Learn the art of lauhala weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales. The cost is $10. 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.

Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 12 @ 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
14
Thu
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 14 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Monday and Thursday 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

 

May
15
Fri
2020
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe ***POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 17, 2020
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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***POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 17, 2020

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 Hawai’i Tourism’s Kūkulu Ola Program.

May
17
Sun
2020
Volcano Insight ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 17 @ 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.

May
18
Mon
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 18 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

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

 

Niaulani Nature Walk ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio ***POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 30, 2020
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. 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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May
19
Tue
2020
Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Ti Leaf Lei Making with Jelena Clay
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_9146Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Ti Leaf Lei Making with Jelena Clay

Third Tuesdays | 11am – 1pm

Learn the art of Ti Leaf Lei making in this fun, hands-on workshop which meets the third Tuesday of each month from 11am – 1pm at Volcano Art Centerʻs Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Skills will be taught for each student to learn the basics needed to make a lei kupeʻe.  Those who grasp the concept and skills can advance to make a basic ti rope, to twist a ti leaf rose and how to add ti leaf inserts to create full leafy beautiful lei! 

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

The class fee is $10 per student, class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  Please register by calling (808)967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.  Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

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.

Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 19 @ 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
21
Thu
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 21 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Monday and Thursday 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

 

May
22
Fri
2020
Guided Cultural Tour of the Niaulani Forest ***POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 24, 2020
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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Free Guided Cultural Tour of the Niaulani Forest

Join Kumu Hula Ryan McCormack for a special tour of the Niaulani old-growth forest, with a Hawaiian cultural emphasis every fourth Friday of the month, from 9:30 -11:30am.  Tour participants will meet at the Volcano Art Center (VAC) at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village. The tour will focus on Hawaiian protocol, traditional chants, history and lifeways, as they relate to the native forest ecosystem.  Topics will include protocol for “asking permission” to enter the forest and gather plant material, traditional knowledge and uses of forest plants, and local history and lore from the uniquely Hawaiian perspective.  The tour may include examples of traditional Hawaiian oli (chants) and hula that relate to the forest.

Over 20 years ago, VAC signed an agreement with the Hawai’i State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to lease a 7.4-acre land parcel containing roughly 5 acres formally known as the Niaulani Forest Reserve and within it an established 1/7 mile loop trail.  Members of VAC including artists, scientists, and educators from the Volcano community immediately began removing invasive species from the land.  In signing the lease for Niaulani, VAC agreed to continue the generational legacy of land stewardship and to educate residents and visitors about its importance as a natural and cultural resource.

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

The tour is free and open to the public. Participation is limited so please call (808) 967-8222 to reserve your spot. This tour is sponsored by the County of Hawai’i’s Department of Research and Development.

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong ***POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 24, 2020
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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***POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 24, 2020

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 Hawai’i Tourism’s Kūkulu Ola Program.

Old Style Pau Hana Mele & Hula ‘Auana
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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A classic style hula ʻauana performance is slated with musicians Joe Camacho and Tithing Chun. They will be joined by a dancer from Ke ʻOlu Makani o Mauna Loa halau under the direction of Meleana Manuel.  Additional “talk story” and audience participation of song, hula, and memories will add to the relaxed atmosphere that occurs in any backyard kanikapila.  We invite you to come, share and enjoy.

Performed against the backdrop of the beautiful Niaulani rain forest, these free monthly hula performances from 4-5:30pm will surely deepen the viewer’s appreciation of modern hula. The healthy Hawaiian rain forest at Niaulani is home to many native plants and birds found only in Hawai’i and is referred to in songs and hula movements.

xWeather permitting the performance will be held outdoors in VAC’s outdoor sculpture garden. Feel free to bring folding chairs, blankets, refreshments, for a picnic-style event. If the weather is not conducive the event will be held indoors. Please dress in warm layers and be prepared for sun and/ or rain.

These monthly performances deepen the understanding and appreciation of modern hula. Performances begin at 4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village typically on the fourth Friday of each month. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the County of Hawai’i’s Department of Research and Development.

May
23
Sat
2020
Forest Work Day with Tim Tunison ***POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 25, 2020
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Niaulani Forest Work DayForest Work Day with Tim Tunison

Fourth Saturday of the Month from 1-3PM

Want to learn about native plants, help restore a beautiful rainforest, and get some exercise? Then you’re invited to join Tim Tunison for a special Forest Workday training from 1-3 PM at the Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village to help restore the beautiful Niaulani Forest behind the Volcano Art Center. This free event is an opportunity for individuals, families, and organizations to connect with nature and each other while helping perpetuate a four-acre species-rich and inspirational old-growth rain forest. Participants will learn the management needed to perpetuate this incredibly unique old-growth koa/ and ’ohi’a rain forest and will be able to join monthly forest work days keeping the Niaulani forest healthy for generations to come. No experience is necessary however registration is required. Volunteers should bring gloves, closed-toe shoes and rain gear in case of wet weather. VAC’s Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road. To register, contact Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222. This program supported by Hawaii Tourism’s Aloha Aina Program.IMG_0717

 

 

 

May
24
Sun
2020
Volcano Insight ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 24 @ 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.

May
25
Mon
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 25 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

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

 

Niaulani Nature Walk ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio ***POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 30, 2020
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. 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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May
26
Tue
2020
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 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.

May
28
Thu
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 28 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Monday and Thursday 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

 

May
29
Fri
2020
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery with Desiree Moana Cruz
May 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 Hawai’i Tourism’s Kūkulu Ola Program.

May
31
Sun
2020
Volcano Insight ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
May 31 @ 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.

Jun
1
Mon
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Jun 1 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

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

 

Niaulani Nature Walk ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Jun 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

 

Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Dietrich Varez Block Printing with Desiree Moana Cruz
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Dietrich Varez Block Printing with Desiree Moana Cruz

First Mondays from  11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village

VAC’s Legacy Program has inspired a new series of Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes. 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.

Following the guided Niaulani 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 a $10 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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Stained Glass Open Studio ***POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 30, 2020
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. 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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Jun
2
Tue
2020
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Jun 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.

Jun
4
Thu
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Jun 4 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Monday and Thursday 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

 

Jun
5
Fri
2020
Experience an Eco-Tour at Shaka Forest Farms
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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First Friday of the Month | 10am – 12pm

To illustrate the symbiotic relationship between conservation and agriculture, the Volcano Art Center introduces eco-tours featuring locally grown, harvested and produced agricultural products grown in or near Hawaiʻi’s native rainforest. To this end, VAC is collaborating with Shaka Forest Farms LLC, which has a 29-acre agroforestry operation set within an ‘ōhi’a rainforest teeming with a diversity of native Hawaiian plants. SFF’s principal crop is māmaki (Pipturus albidus), an endemic stingless nettle that has many uses in Hawaiian culture. This māmaki is grown for Shaka Tea, the first line of Hawaiʻi-grown, herbal iced teas on the market brewed from this native nettle plant.

Jordan Leading a Tour at Shaka Forest FarmsThe eco-tours, hosted by Shaka Forest Farms’ staff on the first Friday of each month, offer participants a chance to interact first hand with an innovative rainforest farming operation. Agroforestry, a method of agriculture modeled after natural forest systems, are much more biologically diverse than most modern farms, which grow singular plants in a monoculture arrangement. This 1.5 hour-long tour costs $25 ($20 for VAC members) and meets at VAC’s Niaulani campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village at 10am where participants will caravan or carpool to the forest farm site (19-4610 Amaumau Rd.) also in Volcano Village. Registration is required as participation is limited. Please call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to reserve your space today. This program supported by Hawaii Tourism’s Aloha Aina Program.mamaki3

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Aloha Friday – ʻUkulele with Kainani Kahaunaele
Jun 5 @ 11:00 pm – 11:15 pm
Kainani Kahaunaele2018Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This week’s offerings include: ʻUkulele with Kainani Kahaunaele.

Multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award recipient Kainani Kahaunaele, shares her passion for all things Hawaiian.  Kainani works primarily through Hawaiian language revitalization and music, and has released two solo CD recordings.  She is also a teacher of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, music, and haku mele (composing) at Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language and Literature at UH Hilo, a wife, and mother of 3 budding musicians.

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i Tourism’s Kūkulu Ola Program.

Jun
7
Sun
2020
Volcano Insight ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Jun 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.

Jun
8
Mon
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Jun 8 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

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

 

Niaulani Nature Walk ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Jun 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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio ***POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 30, 2020
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. 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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Jun
9
Tue
2020
Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_5228Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales 

Second Tuesdays | 11am – 1pm
Learn the art of lauhala weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales. The cost is $10. 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.

Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Jun 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.

Jun
11
Thu
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Jun 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Monday and Thursday 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

 

Jun
12
Fri
2020
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Randy Lee
Jun 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 Hawai’i Tourism’s Kūkulu Ola Program.

Jun
13
Sat
2020
Guided Tour of the Niaulani Sculpture Garden
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_0388Free Guided Tour of the Niaulani Sculpture Garden

Volcano Art Center is pleased to announce guided tours of the Niaulani Sculpture Garden. This Free, guided, tour of Hawai’i Island’s first outdoor venue for sculpture will begin occurring regularly from 2 – 3pm on the 2nd Saturday of each month until June of 2020.  Tour highlights include biographical information about the sculptor, their inspiration for the work and technical information regarding the construction behind certain piece. The tours focus on deepening the understanding and appreciation of abstract sculpture in an inviting, walkable exhibit space created by landscape architect David Tamura. The grounds at the Niaulani Campus also currently host two outdoor sculptures on loan Courtesy of the Art in Public Places Collection from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and The Arts.  Tours will be led by trained guides under the direction of VAC board member and Volunteer Coordinator, Julie Williams.
Jun
14
Sun
2020
Volcano Insight ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Jun 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.

Jun
15
Mon
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Jun 15 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

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

 

Niaulani Nature Walk ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Jun 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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio ***POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 30, 2020
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. 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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Jun
16
Tue
2020
Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Ti Leaf Lei Making with Jelena Clay
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_9146Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Ti Leaf Lei Making with Jelena Clay

Third Tuesdays | 11am – 1pm

Learn the art of Ti Leaf Lei making in this fun, hands-on workshop which meets the third Tuesday of each month from 11am – 1pm at Volcano Art Centerʻs Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Skills will be taught for each student to learn the basics needed to make a lei kupeʻe.  Those who grasp the concept and skills can advance to make a basic ti rope, to twist a ti leaf rose and how to add ti leaf inserts to create full leafy beautiful lei! 

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

The class fee is $10 per student, class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  Please register by calling (808)967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.  Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

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.

Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Jun 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

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

Jun
18
Thu
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Jun 18 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Monday and Thursday 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