Calendar of Events

Nov
25
Fri
2022
Exhibit: 23rd Annual Wreath Exhibition
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm

Exhibit: 23rd Annual Wreath Exhibition

A unique collection of handmade wreaths will be on display

Friday, November  25th – December 31st,  2022

With warmest winter wishes and happiest holiday greetings, the Volcano Art Center welcomes the public to the 23rd Annual Christmas in the Country celebration starting Friday, November 25th, 2022.  Featuring the Annual Wreath Exhibit, which continues through December 31st,  this year’s Christmas in the Country promises an abundance of creativity and cheer to welcome the holiday season. VAC Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is open 9am -5pm daily (open on Thanksgiving Day, closed on Christmas Day.)  VAC’s Niaulani Campus will offer extended holiday hours, Monday – Saturday, 10am -4pm beginning November 19, 2022 (closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.)

This fun group exhibition presents one-of-a-kind wreaths in a variety of imaginative media, techniques, and styles. This year artists may engage with the theme Under The Sea, inspired by our beloved ocean and sea life Those looking for truly original wreaths as well as one-of-a-kind, handmade gift items will not be disappointed by the selection created by the local artistic community.  Held at the VAC Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, the exhibit is free, however park entrance fees apply.

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The day after Thanksgiving, VAC Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park creates a merry scene of art and aloha inside the1877 Volcano House Hotel historic building. In addition to the exquisite artwork Volcano Art Center has become known for showcasing year-round, unique holiday offerings of island-inspired gifts, ornaments, and decorations made by Hawaiʻi Island artists can also be found.

Christmas in the Country Expands to Niaulani Campus. Come celebrate the spirit of the holidays! Also, enjoy handmade art and gifts by Hawai’i’s local artists.

Enhance your home for the holidays! Beautiful live poinsettias will be on display and available for purchase at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Jan
3
Tue
2023
Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon
Jan 3 @ 3:30 pm

 

Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon 

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, January 3 – February 7, 2023

A series of 6 drawing classes for children ages 8 to 14 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Ken’s lessons focus on drawing things from life. Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes will be encouraged as a way to prepare for more personal imaginary works. Field trips into the Niaulani Rainforest will also be included, weather permitting.

Ken enjoys working with Hawaii’s children and has done so since 1986 with the Artists in the Schools program, as well as in private lessons and summer camps. He has also worked with the developmentally and physically disabled with VSA arts.

Fee: $120/ $110 VAC Members plus a $17 supply fee

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Jan
10
Tue
2023
Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon
Jan 10 @ 3:30 pm

 

Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon 

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, January 3 – February 7, 2023

A series of 6 drawing classes for children ages 8 to 14 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Ken’s lessons focus on drawing things from life. Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes will be encouraged as a way to prepare for more personal imaginary works. Field trips into the Niaulani Rainforest will also be included, weather permitting.

Ken enjoys working with Hawaii’s children and has done so since 1986 with the Artists in the Schools program, as well as in private lessons and summer camps. He has also worked with the developmentally and physically disabled with VSA arts.

Fee: $120/ $110 VAC Members plus a $17 supply fee

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Jan
14
Sat
2023
Pen Sketching & Watercolor Washes with Patti Pease Johnson
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Pen Sketching & Watercolor Washes with Patti Pease Johnson

Saturday, January 14, 2023,  from 9 am – 12:30 pm at VAC Niaulani Campus in Volcano, Village.

Learn mixed media line and wash technique on 6 x 9” watercolor paper and create 2 paintings in the 3 ½ hour session. “It’s a great size for journal travel recording for lively illustrative looks,” says instructor Patti Pease Johnson. This workshop is a chance for beginners and intermediate students to experiment with simplified line exaggerations and painting outside the lines. All materials are supplied so it gives a person a chance to see if this is their creativity spark before investing in the materials.

“Simple line drawing for the outside of objects is what it’s about,” says Patti. “Make it a suggestion of the object. Draw and paint loosely. For example, no need to complete the leaf outside edge, have a closed petal on a flower, or a tree with full branches. White space is good, chant it when you begin painting,”

Your intuition and playful attitude are part of this journey. First is a discussion by looking at many samples and asking the question: is it about drawing vs. color? Students then practice the minimal drawing first on newsprint from looking at a simple still-life setup. Then it is redrawn on the watercolor paper, and outlined suggestively with the permanent black fine-tip pen. Students learn a pen hashing technique for the darkest darks and cast shadows; plus learn watercolor techniques of washes, blending, glazing, dry brush, and lift-off. A 4-page handout with a basic 10-step procedure lets you remember the steps.

Patti Pease Johnson has been a working artist for 27 years and a teacher of various mediums including two other watercolor techniques, soft pastel still life, and Plein air landscapes. Her workshops for painting on silk using liquid dye and wax resist. She has had artwork in numerous juried shows and has collectors in many parts of the world through gallery sales around the state of Hawaii.

The cost is  $75/$70 for VAC members, plus $10 supply fee, and a $5 registration fee. For more information call (808) 967-8222.

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Sounds at the Summit featuring Muriel Anderson
Jan 14 @ 5:30 pm

MurielAndersonCastle-PhotoByBryanAllenMuriel Anderson in Concert 

The Volcano Art Center presents Sounds at the Summit on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 5:30 pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village featuring Muriel Anderson.

Guitarist/Harp-guitarist Muriel Anderson takes you on a journey in music and stories, with a backdrop of visuals artfully compiled by award-winning photo artist, Bryan Allen. It is a musical journey through space and around the world. Sometimes whimsical, always engaging, bringing together diverse cultures and settings.

Muriel Anderson’s obvious joy of music, humor, and her comfort across genres of folk, classical, bluegrass, popular and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. Muriel’s innovative CD that lights up, “Nightlight Daylight” was chosen as one of the top 10 CDs of the decade by Guitar Player Magazine and her “Heartstrings” recording accompanied the astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery.  Muriel is celebrating the pre-release of  “Acoustic Chef” an international cookbook/CD with a tune to go with each recipe.  Muriel is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and has performed/recorded with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten, and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. She is the host of the renowned Muriel Anderson’s ALL STAR GUITAR NIGHT® and founder of the MUSIC FOR LIFE ALLIANCE charity.

Muriel Anderson Wave Closeup PhotoMuriel Anderson is a good friend and a great guitarist.  She deserves national recognition…Chet Atkins 

Just one hell of a great player …a great personality and what I like is the touch that Muriel has on the guitar and the way she plays it like we all wish to play.… Les Paul

This is some seriously powerful, deeply emotional music that will stay in your head and your heart forever. Muriel plays all styles with such ease and command that it’s easy to forget how good she really is! …Tommy Emmanuel, cgp

Tickets are $25 for VAC members/$30 non-members! Ticket holders will be able to purchase beer and wine. Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, and at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village. The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday, January 13. After that, tickets will be sold 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 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 10 am-4 pm.

For more information about Muriel Anderson and her music, visit the following links:  YouTube: A Bakers Dozen | WEBSITE | EPK

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Jan
15
Sun
2023
Make Your Own Glass Mosaic (3 Sunday Sessions)
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic with Michael Reeder

In this class, you will create usable art under the guidance of expert mosaic artist, Michael Reeder.  You’ll learn the basics of mosaic art using a prepared 9″ x 9″ wood template on which you develop your own design.  Make a trivet or a wall hanging for yourself or a heartfelt holiday gift. All supplies are provided but, you are welcome to bring your own special pieces.

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic Workshop is a 3-session workshop, held on Sundays, January 15, 22, 29, 2023, from 10 am – 12 pm, at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. The class fee is $65/$60 for VAC members plus a $25 materials fee. Please bring your own glasses or goggles.

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Jan
17
Tue
2023
Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon
Jan 17 @ 3:30 pm

 

Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon 

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, January 3 – February 7, 2023

A series of 6 drawing classes for children ages 8 to 14 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Ken’s lessons focus on drawing things from life. Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes will be encouraged as a way to prepare for more personal imaginary works. Field trips into the Niaulani Rainforest will also be included, weather permitting.

Ken enjoys working with Hawaii’s children and has done so since 1986 with the Artists in the Schools program, as well as in private lessons and summer camps. He has also worked with the developmentally and physically disabled with VSA arts.

Fee: $120/ $110 VAC Members plus a $17 supply fee

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Jan
21
Sat
2023
Cooking with Canoe Plants Workshop with Heather Penfield
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Join Heather Penfield on Saturday, January 21, 2023 , from 9am – 11am., for the Cooking with Canoe Plants Workshop at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Learn the importance of the first edible plants brought to Hawaii by Polynesians.  
  • Explore five or more different plants and how to buy and  prepare them. 
  • Gain hands-on experience making recipes from start to finish. Including salad, main course and dessert.
  • Discuss the nutritional, social & economical benefits of buying locally grown  produce.

Includes:

  • Handout with recipes 
  •  Samples of the recipes we make 

We will use in season produce:

 Ulu (breadfruit), Uala (sweet potato), Olena (turmeric), Kalo(taro), Ko(Sugarcane), Mai’a(banana), Niu (coconut), Ohi’a ai (mountain apple), & Ki (ti)

 

 

 

 

 The class fee is $55/$50 for VAC members plus a $20 supply fee

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Jan
22
Sun
2023
Make Your Own Glass Mosaic (3 Sunday Sessions)
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic with Michael Reeder

In this class, you will create usable art under the guidance of expert mosaic artist, Michael Reeder.  You’ll learn the basics of mosaic art using a prepared 9″ x 9″ wood template on which you develop your own design.  Make a trivet or a wall hanging for yourself or a heartfelt holiday gift. All supplies are provided but, you are welcome to bring your own special pieces.

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic Workshop is a 3-session workshop, held on Sundays, January 15, 22, 29, 2023, from 10 am – 12 pm, at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. The class fee is $65/$60 for VAC members plus a $25 materials fee. Please bring your own glasses or goggles.

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Jan
24
Tue
2023
Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon
Jan 24 @ 3:30 pm

 

Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon 

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, January 3 – February 7, 2023

A series of 6 drawing classes for children ages 8 to 14 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Ken’s lessons focus on drawing things from life. Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes will be encouraged as a way to prepare for more personal imaginary works. Field trips into the Niaulani Rainforest will also be included, weather permitting.

Ken enjoys working with Hawaii’s children and has done so since 1986 with the Artists in the Schools program, as well as in private lessons and summer camps. He has also worked with the developmentally and physically disabled with VSA arts.

Fee: $120/ $110 VAC Members plus a $17 supply fee

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Jan
26
Thu
2023
Thursday Night at the Center: My View from the House by the Sea
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday Night at the Center: My View from the House by the Sea with Donna Barr.

Thursday, January 26, 2023 |6 pm, at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Local author Donna Marie Barr’s new book, My View from the House by the Sea will take you to the
Samoan Islands without leaving home. As Barr describes in the book’s subtitle, her memoir tells the story of A Life Transformed by Samoa and the Peace Corps.

Barr was fifty-seven and retired when she joined the Peace Corps in 2007 and left Hawai‘i for ‘Upolu Island. After immersion training, she lived in the seaside village of Poutasi across the sandy road from her host family’s small beach house (fale ‘i tai), where she wrote reflective and vividly descriptive journal entries. Along with her tales of life in Samoa – harrowing bus rides, challenging projects, rewarding relationships and the joys of living by the sea – the author will share how the experience changed her and continues to be a vital part of her life today.

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson, award-winning Samoan journalist, praises the book, saying: “This insight into rural Samoa through a Peace Corps volunteer provides a unique perspective on culture, family dynamics, and life in a village. I applaud Barr’s depiction of our people and the depth of her understanding of the FaʻaSāmoa.” And local writer, Tom Peek, author of the award-winning novel,Daughters of Fire, writes: “This intimate memoir is a great read filled with beautiful writing, fascinating cross-cultural insights, and wry humor.”

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

Jan
28
Sat
2023
Reiki 1 Certification with Heather Penfield
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join Heather Penfield on Saturday, January 28, 2023 , from 9am – 12pm. at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus.

In this Reiki 1 Certification Workshop you will:

  • Discover the history of Reiki in Japan and hear about the unique Reiki Hawaii connection 
  • Learn why Reiki is practiced by doctors and nurses in over 900 hospitals across the United States
  • Practice Reiki on yourself and others 
  • Find out how easy it is to use Reiki in everyday life as a tool for balance and well being
  • Experience an initiation into Reiki

 

 

 

 

 

Includes:

  • Reiki Certification with signed certificate 
  • Reiki Level 1 Manual 

Reiki is a complimentary holistic healing technique used to relax and balance the nervous system, assisting the body’s natural ability to heal and restore itself on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual le

 The class fee is $ 155/$150 for VAC members 

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Jan
29
Sun
2023
Make Your Own Glass Mosaic (3 Sunday Sessions)
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic with Michael Reeder

In this class, you will create usable art under the guidance of expert mosaic artist, Michael Reeder.  You’ll learn the basics of mosaic art using a prepared 9″ x 9″ wood template on which you develop your own design.  Make a trivet or a wall hanging for yourself or a heartfelt holiday gift. All supplies are provided but, you are welcome to bring your own special pieces.

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic Workshop is a 3-session workshop, held on Sundays, January 15, 22, 29, 2023, from 10 am – 12 pm, at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. The class fee is $65/$60 for VAC members plus a $25 materials fee. Please bring your own glasses or goggles.

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Jan
31
Tue
2023
Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon
Jan 31 @ 3:30 pm

 

Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon 

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, January 3 – February 7, 2023

A series of 6 drawing classes for children ages 8 to 14 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Ken’s lessons focus on drawing things from life. Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes will be encouraged as a way to prepare for more personal imaginary works. Field trips into the Niaulani Rainforest will also be included, weather permitting.

Ken enjoys working with Hawaii’s children and has done so since 1986 with the Artists in the Schools program, as well as in private lessons and summer camps. He has also worked with the developmentally and physically disabled with VSA arts.

Fee: $120/ $110 VAC Members plus a $17 supply fee

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Feb
7
Tue
2023
Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon
Feb 7 @ 3:30 pm

 

Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon 

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, January 3 – February 7, 2023

A series of 6 drawing classes for children ages 8 to 14 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Ken’s lessons focus on drawing things from life. Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes will be encouraged as a way to prepare for more personal imaginary works. Field trips into the Niaulani Rainforest will also be included, weather permitting.

Ken enjoys working with Hawaii’s children and has done so since 1986 with the Artists in the Schools program, as well as in private lessons and summer camps. He has also worked with the developmentally and physically disabled with VSA arts.

Fee: $120/ $110 VAC Members plus a $17 supply fee

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Feb
25
Sat
2023
Reiki 2 Certification with Heather Penfield
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Reiki 2 Certification at Volcano Art Center with Certified Teacher, Heather Penfield

 

 

 

 

 

In this Reiki 2 Certification Workshop you will:

  • Learn the Reiki symbols and how to integrate them into a treatment
  • Discover distance Reiki and the benefits of sending Reiki over distance and time 
  • Practice Reiki on yourself and others using new techniques
  • Find out how easy it is to use Reiki in every day life as a tool for balance and well being 
  • Feel empowered to care for yourself, family, pets and others 
  • Experience an initiation into Reiki 2 

 

 

 

 

 

Includes:

  • Reiki 2 Certification with signed certificate 
Prerequisite: Reiki 1 certification  
 
Reiki is a complimentary holistic healing technique used to relax and balance the nervous system, assisting the body’s natural ability to heal and restore itself on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.

 

 The class fee is $ 155/$150 for VAC members 

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Mar
17
Fri
2023
Liko A’e Spring Camp
Mar 17 @ 8:30 am – Mar 18 @ 2:30 am

Liko A’e Spring Camp – The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko A’e Spring Day Camp Program. A 2-day Camp will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus, Friday,  March 17  & 18, from 8:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to Keiki ages 7-13 years of age.

The Camp will include hand-building with clay, hip-hop, drawing, Hawaiian rhymes & dance. Please call the Volcano Art Center for more information at (808) 967- 8222.

 

 

Cost: $100 per child/ $92 for members of VAC

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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