Exhibit: Honoring King Kamehameha
Juried art exhibit celebrating 150 years of Hawaiʻi honoring King Kamehameha, The Great. On June 11, 1872, Hawai‘i held its first King Kamehameha Day celebration. The holiday was decreed by royal proclamation in 1871 by King Kamehameha V, grandson of Kamehameha I. The holiday is intended to celebrate the legacy of not only his grandfather but the father of the Hawaiian nation. June 11, 2022, marks the 150th anniversary of this noble holiday. In honor of this very special day the Volcano Art Center (VAC) showcases works of art that celebrate the life and legacy of Hawaiʻi’s great warrior and statesman. This mixed media, multiple artists exhibition will be on display at VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park from May 21st – June 26th 2022. The gallery is open daily from 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Exhibit: Hawai’i Nei Invitational: Species of Concern
The Volcano Art Center is proud to announce a curated, group exhibition focusing on Species Of Concern (SOC). Participating artists selected from the Hawai`I Nei 2021 Annual Art Contest celebrating Hawai`I Island’s native species. The Volcano Art Center further challenges these creative individuals to create new works of art that explore Species of Concern from the state of Hawaii. (SOC) are species about which there are some concerns regarding status and threats, but insufficient information is available to list the species under the Endangered Species Act. Species on this list include different designations – endangered, critically endangered, vulnerable, etc. VAC hopes the exhibition will bring awareness to these vulnerable species and conservation efforts to preserve them. This mixed media, multiple artists exhibition will be on display at VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park from July 2nd – August 7th, 2022. The gallery is open daily from 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.