Calendar of Events

Jul
13
Sat
2024
Hawaiʻi Nei Invitational Exhibition
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm

Hawaiʻi Nei Invitational Exhibition
July 13th – August 25th

 Exhibiting at the VAC gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce the Hawaiʻi Nei Invitational Exhibition.

The multi-media exhibition showcases seven outstanding artists who were selected from the Hawai`i Nei 2023 Art Contest celebrating Hawai`i Island’s native species held at Wailoa Art Center.   The artists including Jane Bonus, Yumi Doi, Makoa Freitas, Ethan Froney, Mark Martel, Rayme Yang-Kaula and Mariana Zopel were invited to explore the basic design element of Lines in their new works of art created specifically for this exhibition.  

As a graphic element lines can be used to define shapes and figures, and also indicate motion, and emotion.  In the visual arts, lines are made when you draw or paint marks on a paper or canvas, or when material such as wood, glass and metal are carved, bent or shaped. Lines are also made by photographers or filmmakers when they choose how to angle their cameras or compose their image.

Visit VAC Gallery to see how the artists creatively incorporated lines in their selected medium to represent Hawaiʻi’s native species or landscape found within Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The public is invited to meet the participating artists at the opening reception from 2-4pm on Saturday, July 13th.  The exhibition may also be viewed online at www.volcanoartcenter.org
 While the exhibit and reception are free, park entrance fees apply.  The exhibit will also be available for viewing on VAC’s website upon opening. For more information please contact Emily C. Weiss at (808) 967-7565 or email sales@volcanoartcenter.org

Jul
25
Thu
2024
The Volcano Art Center invites you to a free drawing class with artist Ken Charon!
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Free Drawing Classes with Ken Charon

Gain inspiration from the stunning natural environment of VAC’s Niaulani Forest. This one-and-a-half-hour instructional class will meet at 11am. at VAC’s Niaulani Campus Thursday, July 18 & 25th.
Free to adult visitors, island residents and keiki over seven years of age accompanied by an adult.

Charon covers basic drawing techniques and other helpful tips before leading participants to a scenic location to capture its unique natural beauty.

Sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the class, please arrive prior to the 11a.m. start time to ensure your place. Bring supplies if you wish, otherwise supplies will provided.  Dress for both warm sun and chilly rain, as the weather is unpredictable. These offerings are free of charge with partial support from the Hawai’i County Waiwai Program.  For more information call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

 

Aug
10
Sat
2024
Hula Kahiko: Featuring Kumu hula Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe with hālau Hālauolaokalani
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Hula Kahiko: Featuring Kumu hula Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe with hālau Halauolaokalani on August 10, 2024.

Volcano Art Center’s Hula Arts at Kīlauea performance series continues on Saturday, August 10th, featuring Kumu Hula Kahoʻokele Crabbe and hālau Halauokalani.
The performance is part of a year-round series sponsored by the Volcano Art Center.  For the series, hula hālau from across Hawai‘i are invited to perform each month.  The performance begins at 10:30am at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
After graduating in 1995 at Puʻupueokapu, Waikane, Oʻahu with traditional ʻuniki ceremonies under his teacher kumu hula Robert Cazimero, kumu hula Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe founded Halauolaokalani in 1999.
The hula performance is presented authentically in an outdoor setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats, and to arrive early as parking at the Visitor’s Center is limited, additional parking is available at the Steam Vents parking lot.
Although these events are free, park entrance fees apply.

These free events are supported in part by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority through the Kūkulu Ola Program.

Donations are welcome to continue future programs. The Volcano Art Center is a non-profit educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary, and performing arts.

Help Support the Hula Arts Here

Aug
31
Sat
2024
Exhibit: All About The View by John Dawson
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm

The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce

All About The View by John Dawson
August 31 – October 13, 2024

 Exhibiting at the VAC gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
 While the exhibit and reception are free, park entrance fees apply.  The exhibit will also be available for viewing on VAC’s website upon opening. For more information please contact Emily C. Weiss at (808) 967-7565 or email sales@volcanoartcenter.org

Sep
14
Sat
2024
Cooking with Canoe Plants Workshop with Heather
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Heather Penfield on Saturday, September 14th, 2024 , from 9am – 11am., for the Cooking with Canoe Plants Workshop at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus.

 

 

 

 

 

In this workshop you will dive deeper into the uses of the first edible plants brought to Hawaii by Polynesians, and explore 5 or more different plants and how to prepare them. You will gain hands on experience making recipes from start to finish, including salad, main course and desert. Heather will discuss  the nutritional, social and economical benefits on buying locally grown produce. The class will include: class handout with recipes, and in class samples.

You will be using in season produce which includes:

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

All New Recipes! Beginners are Welcome!

 The class fee is $60/$55 for VAC members plus a $20 supply fee

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Oct
12
Sat
2024
Hula Kahiko: Featuring Hula Iwalani Kalima with Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani Ē
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Volcano Art Center’s Hula Arts at Kīlauea performance series continues on Saturday, October 12th with a hula kahiko performance featuring Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima with Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani Ē. The performance is part of a year-round series sponsored by the Volcano Art Center. Hula hālau from across Hawai‘i are invited to perform each month.  The hour-long performance begins at 10:30am at the kahua hula (platform) in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Park entrance fees apply.

Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani Ē was founded in 1986 to coordinate cultural education programs that benefit Hawai‘i communities.  From Keaukaha – Hilo, HI. their hula lineage is from Uncle George Lanakilakeikiahiali’i Na’ope, a great master of Hula and Hawaiian Culture. He was also the co-founder of the world’s greatest hula event the “Merrie Monarch Festival”. Hālau kou lima nani e is proud to perpetuate his style of hula and regularly performs at numerous events, festivals, and competitions.  Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima shares “hula is one of the greatest avenues to keeping the culture of Hawaiʻi living, we embrace hula and enlighten people through our dance.”

The presentation is presented authentically in an outdoor setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats, and to arrive early as parking at the Visitor’s Center is limited, additional parking is available at the Steam Vents parking lot.

Although these events are free, park entrance fees apply.

These free events are supported in part by support provided by Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority through the Kūkulu Ola Program.

Donations are welcome to continue future programs. The Volcano Art Center is a non-profit art and educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary, and performing arts.  Visit www.volcanoartcenter.org or call 967-8222 for more information.

Oct
19
Sat
2024
Exhibit: Tiny Treasures
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm
The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce

Tiny Treasures


Exhibiting at the VAC gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park from
October 19 – November 17, 2024
 While the exhibit and reception are free, park entrance fees apply.  The exhibit will also be available for viewing on VAC’s website upon opening. For more information please contact Emily C. Weiss at (808) 967-7565 or email sales@volcanoartcenter.org

Nov
14
Thu
2024
Thursday Night at the Center: A Celebration of Light, Sound and Spirit with Ken Goodrich
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday Night at the Center with Ken Goodrich

 

Join Ken Goodrich on Thursday, November 14th, at 6pm, at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

A Celebration of Light, Sound and Spirit features the landscapes of Hawaii Island through the eyes and heart of photographer Ken Goodrich.

He will present photos and videos from the dramatic volcanic eruptions to the exquisite beauty of the mountains, deserts, rivers and sea that we are so fortunate to call our island home.

Ken will also show stills and videos tracing his works over the years in the realm of black and white documentary photography, macro photography and dynamic abstract imagery set to music from across the world.

Photographer and videographer Ken Goodrich started his career when he received a grant to document the vanishing culture of the indigenous Otomi people of Tlacotlapilco Mexico.

Upon returning to the United States his photography expanded to include explorations of fine art photography. His work has been exhibited in all the major Hawaii Island art associations and published internationally in fine art photography magazines.

For much of his photographic career, he has focused on projection design for live events, rock and roll concerts, classical music, and dance performances.

Most often inspired by a piece of music, he creates unique marriages of sound and light for a series of immersive poetic visual imagery.

In 2007, Ken and his wife Mary founded their company, Hawaii Photo Retreat, providing photographic education and tours on the island of Hawaii.

Thursday night 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. This presentation is free, although a donation is greatly appreciated.

Nov
23
Sat
2024
Exhibit: Christmas in the Country: Annual Wreath Exhibition
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm

The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce

Christmas in the Country: Annual Wreath Exhibition
November 23 – December 31, 2024

 Exhibiting at the VAC gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
 While the exhibit and reception are free, park entrance fees apply.  The exhibit will also be available for viewing on VAC’s website upon opening. For more information please contact Emily C. Weiss at (808) 967-7565 or email sales@volcanoartcenter.org

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