Calendar of Events

May
11
Sat
2019
EXHIBIT: Hulihia: The Hawaiʻi Nei Invitational Exhibition
May 11 @ 9:00 am – Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm
Offering, photo encaustic by Robin Scanlon

Offering, photo encaustic by Robin Scanlon

EXHIBIT: Hulihia: The Hawaiʻi Nei Invitational Exhibition

 Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled Hulihia: The Hawaiʻi Nei Invitational Exhibition on display 9am – 5pm, daily from May 11th until June 16th, 2019 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases seven outstanding artists who were selected by members of the VAC Board of Directors from the 2018 Hawai’i Nei Exhibition.  The selected artists include Elizabeth Miller, Kathleen Mishina, Norman Negre, Robin Scanlon, Suzy Zenk-Thompson, Carol Ekela Tredway, and Robin Racoma were asked to explore the theme Hulihia, meaning “complete change”.   The resulting body of work honors the extraordinary events of 2018 which created new landscapes of our beloved Hawaiʻi Nei.  A special opening reception with the artists is on Saturday, May 11th from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery. Park entrance fees apply.
Ke one lauʻena a Kane by Robin Yoko Racoma

Ke one lauʻena a Kane by Robin Yoko Racoma

“We are looking forward to displaying this diverse collection of artworks” states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss. “It was an amazing time to be a witness to the changes occurring to the island of Hawai’i during 2018.  The Kīlauea lava eruption began the altering events in early May, followed by the threatening fires at Keauhou Ranch, Pohakuloa and Waikoloa.  Not long after that Hurricane Lane, arrived dropping record rainfall which severely flooded rivers and roads.  All that was occurring while what seemed like clockwork rumbles and shakes from thousands of earthquakes occurred while the magma repositioned within and the aina settled.  To say 2018 was extreme is an understatement,” claims Weiss.  Seeing how this group of talented artists processed those events, then created objects of art through their chosen media has reminded us all of the power of transformation and creativity. VAC invites all to visit this unique exhibition, and extends a special invitation to those who experienced any or all of these events personally.  The collection of art on display is a testament to the process of transformation.”

May
24
Fri
2019
Fit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes
May 24 @ 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
http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Strong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes
May 24 @ 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

http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kaipo AhChong

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

Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo Ah Chong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions.

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

May
25
Sat
2019
Stained Glass Basics I
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass Basics I 

Whimsical shapes, illustrative scenes or divine stories, stained glass has re-created the light in our lives for centuries. Stained glass artisans use both glass color and texture to produce light forms and patterns creating mood and character in small and large spaces. Want to know more? Then this four-session stained glass workshop will shed some light on the process of stained glass.

Now you can try your hand at making stained glass art in this workshop for beginners. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artist Lois Pollock will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

“Stained Glass Basics I” will be held at Volcano Art Center on May 18, 25, June 1, 2, 2019: Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 1pm. Class fee is $100/$90 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

IMG_0656You will complete this 4-session workshop with a finished light-catcher, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue working with stained glass.

Limited space. Please call to register. 
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May
26
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
May 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.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
May 26 @ 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 26 @ 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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May
27
Mon
2019
Ni‘aulani Nature Walk
May 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
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio – Canceled on 4/8

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:They Shall Not Grow Old (Documentary)
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Nights: They Shall Not Grow Old (Documentary)
May 27, 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

This film is an impressive technical achievement with a walloping emotional impact, They Shall Not Grow Old pays brilliant cinematic tribute to the sacrifice of a generation. Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and the Imperial War Museum, Oscar winning filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there.
Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings about the conflict, the food they ate, the friends they made and their dreams of the future. This film was released to rave reviews and scored a rare 100% on Rotten Tomatoes!

May
28
Tue
2019
Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes***Rescheduled to Tuesday, May 28 in lieu of Monday Memorial Day Holiday
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops ***Rescheduled to Tuesday, May 28 in lieu of Monday Memorial Day Holiday  

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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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
May 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.

May
29
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
May 29 @ 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. 

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Classes focusing on Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales happen on May 15 & 29.

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

*Saturday, May 4– Completing the glass placement of the ʻAlalā mosaic with Claudia McCall, 9am-11am.

*Saturday, May 18– VAC invites community participation in assisting tile artist Ted Thomas in completing the ʻAlalā mosaic by Claudia McCall. Thomas will be assembling the mosaic pieces with grout and finalizing the panel. Free and open to the public, 9am – 11am on the back lanai of Hale Ho‘omana.

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.

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
May 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Ted Pirsig  

Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm

A mix of low-key asana alternating with seated pranayama (breath exercises) and ending with 20-30 minutes of meditation.

 

May
31
Fri
2019
Fit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes
May 31 @ 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
http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Strong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes
May 31 @ 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

http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery with Desiree Moana Cruz
May 31 @ 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.

Jun
1
Sat
2019
Edible Wild Plants: A Hands-On Foray for Foragers and Foodies
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

pricklypear edible landscapingEdible Wild Plants: A Hands-On Foray for Foragers and Foodies

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, June 1, 2019, 9am – 3pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Cost: $40/ $30 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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Stained Glass Basics I
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass Basics I 

Whimsical shapes, illustrative scenes or divine stories, stained glass has re-created the light in our lives for centuries. Stained glass artisans use both glass color and texture to produce light forms and patterns creating mood and character in small and large spaces. Want to know more? Then this four-session stained glass workshop will shed some light on the process of stained glass.

Now you can try your hand at making stained glass art in this workshop for beginners. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artist Lois Pollock will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

“Stained Glass Basics I” will be held at Volcano Art Center on May 18, 25, June 1, 2, 2019: Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 1pm. Class fee is $100/$90 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

IMG_0656You will complete this 4-session workshop with a finished light-catcher, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue working with stained glass.

Limited space. Please call to register. 
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Jun
2
Sun
2019
Stained Glass Basics I
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass Basics I 

Whimsical shapes, illustrative scenes or divine stories, stained glass has re-created the light in our lives for centuries. Stained glass artisans use both glass color and texture to produce light forms and patterns creating mood and character in small and large spaces. Want to know more? Then this four-session stained glass workshop will shed some light on the process of stained glass.

Now you can try your hand at making stained glass art in this workshop for beginners. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artist Lois Pollock will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

“Stained Glass Basics I” will be held at Volcano Art Center on May 18, 25, June 1, 2, 2019: Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 1pm. Class fee is $100/$90 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

IMG_0656You will complete this 4-session workshop with a finished light-catcher, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue working with stained glass.

Limited space. Please call to register. 
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Volcano Insight
Jun 2 @ 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
Jun 2 @ 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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Jun
3
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 3 @ 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
Jun 3 @ 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
Jun 3 @ 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
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio – Canceled on 4/8

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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Jun
4
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jun 4 @ 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
5
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 5 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Jun 5 @ 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. 

IMG_5565

Classes focusing on Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales happen on May 15 & 29.

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

*Saturday, May 4– Completing the glass placement of the ʻAlalā mosaic with Claudia McCall, 9am-11am.

*Saturday, May 18– VAC invites community participation in assisting tile artist Ted Thomas in completing the ʻAlalā mosaic by Claudia McCall. Thomas will be assembling the mosaic pieces with grout and finalizing the panel. Free and open to the public, 9am – 11am on the back lanai of Hale Ho‘omana.

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.

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

Yoga with Ted Pirsig  

Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm

A mix of low-key asana alternating with seated pranayama (breath exercises) and ending with 20-30 minutes of meditation.

 

Jun
8
Sat
2019
Stained Glass Basics II: Baubles, Bevels and other Embellishments with Claudia McCall
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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In this workshop, you will create your own customized stained glass light catcher and learn how to apply various embellishments to your piece. “Stained Glass Basics II: Baubles, Bevels and other Embellishments” taught by Claudia McCall, will be offered on June 8, 9, 15, 16, 2019: Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 12pm.

Claudia will provide several patterns from which to choose, though students are welcome to bring their own ideas. Topics covered include pattern design and project help. The finished project will include some type of fun additional embellishments such as slices of agate, bevels and nuggets. You will complete this 4-session workshop with a finished stained glass project, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue working with stained glass.

Class fee is $100/$90 VAC members plus a $30 supply fee. Anyone with prior copper foil stained glass experience is welcome to enroll.

Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Please bring a glass cutter and soldering iron if you have them. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

Claudia McCall started working in stained glass in 2006, when a friend gifted her with a piece. She loved the way the sunlight played through the different types of glass, and wanted to explore the possibilities of interpreting the natural world, and interest spurred by her mother’s love of art and her grandmother’s love of birding. Her goal is to interpret Hawai‘i’s unique environment through the stylized lens of stained glass.

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Zentangle® Ulana: Appreciations of Weaving
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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with Dina Wood Kageler

Saturday, June 8, 2019

10AM-1PM

Ulana is the Hawaiian word for weaving, plaiting, braiding or knitting.  Join us in celebrating these textural inspirations through our Zentangle practice of gratitude and appreciation, repeating lines and restful minds. Our class will explore several traditional Zentangle patterns, fragments and reticula which can, with some creative shading, take on the look of 3-D woven textures such as those found in lau hala (pandanas) and niu (coconut frond) plaiting. As a special bonus, students will receive a complimentary copy of  Useful Tangles Book V, Ulana featuring 20 woven-esque patterns and step-outs. 

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

Returning tanglers are encouraged to bring your pencil and 01 pen and other tools of your choice. Loaner pens, pencils and watercolor shadings will be available.  Tangle experience helpful but not required.

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Jazz in the Forest 6/8
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 Jazz in the Forest

Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 5:30pm

The Volcano Art Center’s Jazz in the Forest series continues on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 5:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. The evening features Binti Bailey and Larry with Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones performing World Ethnic Vocal interpretations.

Jean Pierre Thoma is a world traveled professional musician on flute, saxophone, clarinet and piano, with experience throughout  America, France, Japan, India, and Israel. Holds 2 masters degrees in music, and has been a public and private school teacher as well as member of numerous jazz and classical ensembles, such as the Maui and Marin Symphonies.  Leader of “The Jazztones” : “Raga Jazz” (with Sarangi, synth guitar & bass):  member of “Royal Kona Harp Ensemble” (3 harps w/ 2 flutes & winds): “Volcano Trio” (2 flutes & piano): performer at Holy Cross Church in choir & as instrumentalist; and pianist at restaurants, and charity performances at Hospice and Life Care Centers. Now a music teacher in Hilo at The Pacific Academy of Music, and the Kukuau Studio, he happily lives in Hilo, Hawai‘i.

Jean Pierre Thoma

Tickets are $20 for VAC members ($25 non-members)! Ticket holders will be able to purchase beer, wine, as well as pupus. Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday, June 7. After that, tickets will be sold at VAC Gallery & at the door if they are not sold out. Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show. OR, you may pick them up any day before the show at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
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Jun
9
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Jun 9 @ 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
10
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 10 @ 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
Jun 10 @ 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
Jun 10 @ 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
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio – Canceled on 4/8

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: Across The Universe
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Night: Across The Universe
June 10, 2019 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

The songs of the Beatles provide the sonic framework for this musical tale of romance, war and peace. When young British worker Jude (Jim Sturgess) sets sail for the United States in search of his father, he ends up meeting carefree college student Max (Joe Anderson) and his lovely sister, Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), along with a cast of eccentric characters. As Jude and Lucy fall for each other, their relationship is threatened by the social upheaval that accompanies the Vietnam War.

Jun
11
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jun 11 @ 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
12
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 12 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Jun 12 @ 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. 

IMG_5565

Classes focusing on Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales happen on May 15 & 29.

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

*Saturday, May 4– Completing the glass placement of the ʻAlalā mosaic with Claudia McCall, 9am-11am.

*Saturday, May 18– VAC invites community participation in assisting tile artist Ted Thomas in completing the ʻAlalā mosaic by Claudia McCall. Thomas will be assembling the mosaic pieces with grout and finalizing the panel. Free and open to the public, 9am – 11am on the back lanai of Hale Ho‘omana.

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.

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Ted Pirsig  

Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm

A mix of low-key asana alternating with seated pranayama (breath exercises) and ending with 20-30 minutes of meditation.

 

Jun
14
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Randy Lee
Jun 14 @ 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.

Jun
15
Sat
2019
Drawing Mandalas as Meditation with Lisa Maria Martin
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Learn the creative and meditative process of drawing mandalas with Lisa Maria Martin on Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 11am – 2pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Drawing mandalas is a great exercise in letting go of perfectionism, listening to your intuition, and finding the calm within. Mandala is Sanskrit for “circle” and leaves the shape as our only guideline. Volcano artist Lisa Maria will guide and share her personal tips and tricks for drawing these mandalas making this an easy, relaxing and fun morning. Participants will have the opportunity to create as many mandala drawings as they wish.

Class fee is $35/$30 VAC members plus a $10 supply fee. All supplies will be provided. This workshop is open to all levels. No art or meditation experience is needed.

Lisa Maria Martin is a painter born and raised in New England and newly moved to Hawaii from Maine. Lisa Maria’s unique and whimsical style has developed through her 25 years and is a wonderful match for the aloha spirit! Imaginative portraiture and works from nature are among her specialties.
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Sounds at the Summit: D’Andrea Pelletier
Jun 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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D’Andrea Pelletier

Sounds at the Summit featuring the Operatic Vocals of D’Andrea Pelletier

Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 5:30pm

Opera singer D’Andrea Pelletier will perform live on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 5:30pm as part of Volcano Art Center’s Sounds at the Summit concert series.

Tickets are $20 for VAC members ($25 non-members)! Ticket holders will be able to purchase beer, wine, as well as pupus. Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday, June 14. After that, tickets will be sold at VAC Gallery & at the door if they are not sold out. Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show. OR, you may pick them up any day before the show at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
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Jun
16
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Jun 16 @ 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
17
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 17 @ 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
Jun 17 @ 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
Jun 17 @ 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
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio – Canceled on 4/8

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
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday Movie Night: Hans Zimmer Live In Prague
June 17, 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!

Jun
18
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jun 18 @ 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
19
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 19 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Jun 19 @ 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. 

IMG_5565

Classes focusing on Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales happen on May 15 & 29.

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

*Saturday, May 4– Completing the glass placement of the ʻAlalā mosaic with Claudia McCall, 9am-11am.

*Saturday, May 18– VAC invites community participation in assisting tile artist Ted Thomas in completing the ʻAlalā mosaic by Claudia McCall. Thomas will be assembling the mosaic pieces with grout and finalizing the panel. Free and open to the public, 9am – 11am on the back lanai of Hale Ho‘omana.

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.

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Ted Pirsig  

Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm

A mix of low-key asana alternating with seated pranayama (breath exercises) and ending with 20-30 minutes of meditation.

 

Jun
21
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe
Jun 21 @ 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.

Jun
22
Sat
2019
A-Mazing Triangles, a bookbinding workshop with Charlene Asato
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

A-Mazing Triangle SamplesA-Mazing Triangles – A bookbinding workshop with Charlene Asato

Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 9am – 12pm

Can a book be more than pages full of words? With imagination and some triangle know how you can create an A-Mazing Triangle book. After all, isn’t any good picture or book worth a thousand words?

Attendees of the “A-Mazing Triangle Workshop” will spend the morning creating triangular books. They’ll also learn different ways to turn a single piece of paper into triangular pages. Students will also get to explore various maze patterns that result in remarkable sculpture books. Bookbinding experience is not necessary.

Charlene Asato - Panphlet Stitch - Volcano Art CenterJoin instructor Charlene Asato for this wonderful three-hour workshop at Volcano Art Center on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 9am – 12pm. Cost for this workshop is $35 or $32 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee.

Tools to bring: X-acto knife with fresh #11 blade, cutting mat, scissors, pencil, metal edge ruler, bone folder or butter knife, glue stick, old magazine or catalog for gluing.

Optional: any art supplies such as colored pencils, crayons, photographs for collaging, scraps of paper, scoring board, portable paper trimmer, punches, rubber stamps or stencils, etc.

Asato avidly pursues book arts, paper arts, photography, calligraphy and doll arts. Her work has been included in many juried shows locally and nationally.  In 2012, she had a solo exhibition of her books at East Hawaii Cultural Center.
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Abstract Collaging Workshop with Darcy Gray
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

IMG_9011 copyAbstract Collaging Workshop with Darcy Gray

Join Darcy Gray for a day of Abstract Collaging on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 10am – 2:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided.

Give collage a try in this one-day workshop where we will learn to “mix it up” with different types of papers, stencils, spray paint, stamps, inks and paint. The class will use 9” x 12” heavy watercolor paper which has been gessoed. Darcy will show you how to apply your own unique designs on to the collage paper.

In the morning session we will gather and create decorative papers, work on our basic layout, then in the afternoon bring all these elements together to create our own unique artworks. Embellish as you wish, add texture and color, bring in personal touches along the way, tell a story, or just dive in and have fun creating spontaneous expressive collages. Work at your own pace.

IMG_8992 copyBasic acrylics paints, pencils, markers, brushes, stencils, papers, stamps, spray paint, and glue, will be provided in class, but students can bring their own supplies if they choose. Bringing an apron is suggested. Students will each get (5) 9” x12” gessoed heavy paper sheet to work on. Students may bring their own canvas, paper, or panels to work on if they wish, no larger than 9” x 12”. Bring a snack.

Class fee is $90/$85 VAC members plus a $20 supply fee. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 10 adults.

IMG_0350Darcy Gray holds a B.A. in 3 dimensional design from the City of Birmingham University in England. Her work has been featured in multiple exhibitions throughout Hawai‘i and California, in both solo and group shows. In 2016, she received awards from the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hawai‘i Island Art Alliance, and Honorable Mention in the 2018 Wailoa Center show, Jan Ken Po. For more information on Darcy and her work, visit www.darcygrayfineart.com.
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Jun
23
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Jun 23 @ 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
24
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 24 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Ni‘aulani Nature Walk
Jun 24 @ 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
Jun 24 @ 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
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio – Canceled on 4/8

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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Jun
25
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jun 25 @ 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
26
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 26 @ 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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Jun 26 @ 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. 

IMG_5565

Classes focusing on Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales happen on May 15 & 29.

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

*Saturday, May 4– Completing the glass placement of the ʻAlalā mosaic with Claudia McCall, 9am-11am.

*Saturday, May 18– VAC invites community participation in assisting tile artist Ted Thomas in completing the ʻAlalā mosaic by Claudia McCall. Thomas will be assembling the mosaic pieces with grout and finalizing the panel. Free and open to the public, 9am – 11am on the back lanai of Hale Ho‘omana.

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.

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Ted Pirsig  

Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm

A mix of low-key asana alternating with seated pranayama (breath exercises) and ending with 20-30 minutes of meditation.

 

Jun
28
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Jun 28 @ 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.

Jun
29
Sat
2019
Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson

Open up your creativity and challenge yourself by learning this fun technique. It’s guaranteed to change the way you look at color.

In this workshop, you’ll paint your own 8” x 53” scarf using three colors of your choice, which will create many more colors on the silk. Pick a main color, then, choose the other two after learning about color theory. You’ll then be ready to mix your desired colors, achieved by pre-mixing the four process colors of dye (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black). Students from previous classes have been amazed by what they refer to as “happy color accidents.”

Big Island artist and instructor Patti Pease Johnson will tell you, “It’s all about playing with colors. I supply all materials and guidance, you create. The fun time is your art journey for a few hours.” Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

Join her for the Paint Your Own Silk Scarf workshop on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 9:00am-12:30pm at Volcano Art Center. Cost is $50 and $45 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee per person. For more information or to register call VAC at 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

silkscarf2In the final hour, students will use hot wax with the tjanting tool on Habotai silk to outline your more representational design and create a resist line for the dyes. Then you will paint and mix colors on the 10” x 10” silk artwork.

Patti Pease Johnson’s artwork can be found at galleries and shops across the State and in collections around the world. Patti has a designer’s ability to distill natural subjects into their most essential forms and to rearrange them in her paintings. Her artworks include sculpture, mobiles, fashions, soft pastels, and clay objects in abstract and expressionist styles.

 

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Arts & Tea Culture Workshop Series #2
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

The Series is open to anyone interested in learning about the relationship between tea, arts and agriculture.  No experience is necessary. The three afternoon workshops are scheduled for Saturdays, May 18th 12noon – 5pm, June 29th 1- 4pm and July 27th 1- 4pm at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. ***All workshops require a minimum of 6 participants to be held. Reserve your space today!

Arts & Tea Culture Workshop #1 on May 18th from 12noon – 5pm

Participants will have the opportunity to hand build porcelain ceramic tea bowls with Volcano artist and tea farmer Chiu Leong. The session will introduce the history of tea bowl culture, a brief overview of local tea farming by Eva Lee and a focused cupping, tasting and education on Hawaii grown white teas.

Hawaii Grown TeaArts & Tea Culture Workshop #2 on June 29th from 1- 4pm

Students who attended workshop #1 will receive their bisque fired tea bowls from the previous session to glaze for high fire completion. In addition, a focused cupping and tasting of locally produced black teas with a brief discussion and demonstration on tea cultivar propagation for attendees to start a few tea plants on their own.

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

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

The series can be attended for $60 (VAC members) or $75 for non-VAC members.  Individual workshops can be can be attended for $25 each. The first twenty members to register for all three workshops receive A Taste of Tea & Pottery ticket on Aug 25th for half price!  Registration is limited, call 967-8222 to register today! To purchase tickets, enroll for the workshops, or get more information about our August 25th A Taste of Tea & Pottery event call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222.

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

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Jun
30
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Jun 30 @ 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.

Jul
1
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 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
Jul 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
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio – Canceled on 4/8

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

RegisterOnline-btn

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

Jul
3
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 3 @ 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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Jul 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. 

IMG_5565

Classes focusing on Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales happen on May 15 & 29.

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

*Saturday, May 4– Completing the glass placement of the ʻAlalā mosaic with Claudia McCall, 9am-11am.

*Saturday, May 18– VAC invites community participation in assisting tile artist Ted Thomas in completing the ʻAlalā mosaic by Claudia McCall. Thomas will be assembling the mosaic pieces with grout and finalizing the panel. Free and open to the public, 9am – 11am on the back lanai of Hale Ho‘omana.

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.

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Ted Pirsig  

Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm

A mix of low-key asana alternating with seated pranayama (breath exercises) and ending with 20-30 minutes of meditation.

 

Jul
7
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Jul 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.

Jul
8
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 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
Jul 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
Jul 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
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio – Canceled on 4/8

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

RegisterOnline-btn

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

Jul
10
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 10 @ 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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Jul 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. 

IMG_5565

Classes focusing on Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales happen on May 15 & 29.

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

*Saturday, May 4– Completing the glass placement of the ʻAlalā mosaic with Claudia McCall, 9am-11am.

*Saturday, May 18– VAC invites community participation in assisting tile artist Ted Thomas in completing the ʻAlalā mosaic by Claudia McCall. Thomas will be assembling the mosaic pieces with grout and finalizing the panel. Free and open to the public, 9am – 11am on the back lanai of Hale Ho‘omana.

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.

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga with Ted Pirsig  

Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm

A mix of low-key asana alternating with seated pranayama (breath exercises) and ending with 20-30 minutes of meditation.

 

Jul
11
Thu
2019
Thursday Night at the Center: Laysan Albatross (Mōlī) and Other Native Seabirds: Their Significance in Hawaiian Culture
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

LAALFlightLighthouse2 by Hob OsterlundThursday Night at the Center: Laysan Albatross (Mōlī) and Other Native Seabirds: Their Significance in Hawaiian Culture

Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 6:30pm

The presenters will facilitate a lively discussion about Mōlī and other native seabirds, their importance in Hawaiian culture, and the risks they now face.  A short documentary called “Kalama’s Journey” will inspire further insights and conversation.

About the Presenters:

Sabra Kauka is a respected kumu from Kaua’i who teaches Hawaiian education to keiki through kupuna. Her interest in the birds stems from her cultural connection to their beauty. She is dedicated to providing a home to these spiritual beings that are losing theirs.

Hob Osterlund is an award-winning writer, photographer, and conservationist. She is the founder of the Kaua‘i Albatross Netwrok, author of the book Holy Mōlī: Albatross and Other Ancestors, producer of the documentary Kalama’s Journey, and a fellow at the Safina Center.

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

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

Jul
12
Fri
2019
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Randy Lee
Jul 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.

Jul
14
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lVolcano Insight

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.

Jul
15
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 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
Jul 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
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_5761

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.

IMG_6601 IMG_6604

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio – Canceled on 4/8

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

RegisterOnline-btn

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

Jul
17
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jul 17 @ 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