Calendar of Events

Jan
7
Sat
2023
Exhibit: Polynesian Curiosities by Jeff Roth
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm
The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce a new exhibition titled  Polynesian Curiosities at the VAC gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park from January 7th – February 19th, 2023. The exhibit presents new hand carved woodwork by Jeff Roth.  While the exhibit is free, park entrance fees apply.

Jeff has a BFA from Washington University School of Fine Arts which naturally included courses in art history. It was his study of Asian art history with Dr. Nelson Wu that inspired Jeff to travel throughout Southeast Asia to see temples and shrines. While there, he was attracted to the handhewn folk and craft furnishings of everyday life and has tried to bring that approach to his own work. He still makes frequent trips to the library to see what is being done in the Pan-Pacific region.

He uses driftwood and salvaged wood to construct what he calls his “functional furnishings.” While he works with traditional hand powered tools and designs, he tries his best to inject some element of humor or surprise into his pieces.

 

Feb
11
Sat
2023
Hula Kahiko: Featuring Nā Kumu Hula Kaʻea Lyons-Yglesias & Kahelelani Alohikea-Smith with Hālau Kaʻeaikahelelani
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Volcano Art Center’s Hula Kahiko program continues on Saturday, February 11th at 10:30am with a performance featuring Nā Kumu Hula Kaʻea Lyons-Yglesias & Kahelelani Alohikea-Smith with Hālau Kaʻeaikahelelani. The performance is part of a year-round series sponsored by the Volcano Art Center at the kahua hula (hula platform) near the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

Founded in November 2015, Hālau Kaʻeaikahelelani is a school of Hawaiian Culture, based on the Kona side of Hawaiʻi island.  Rooted in the foundation of ALOHA, students learn the fundamental cultural teachings through the lifestyle of hula, language, music and arts, by connecting to the land, the people, the place and the community. By bringing families together through their desire to learn and live with a cultural foundation, hula blesses all – the dancers, the families, the communities.

The performance takes place in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (hula platform) in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.  Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats.  National Park entrance fees apply.

These free events are supported by members of the Volcano Art Center’s ʻohana.  To donate to the Hula Arts at Kīlauea programs or to find out more information please contact Emily C. Weiss at info@volcanoartcenter.org or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

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 & Saturday, 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 painting, hand-building with clay, hip-hop, drawing, Hawaiian rhythm & 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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Apr
22
Sat
2023
Liko A’e Keiki Plus One
Apr 22 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Liko A’e Keiki + One

The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko A’e Keiki plus One workshop. The workshop will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus, Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 8:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. Open to keiki  7-13 years of age and one adult. The deadline to register is Thursday, April 13, 2023.

This one-day workshop gives keiki and their parent, grandparent or any adult, a memorable opportunity to explore the arts together. The classes will include hand-building with clay, hip-hop, drawing, Hawaiian rhymes & dance, & textile art.

Cost: for one adult and one child $100/$92 for members of VAC. If you wish to enroll any additional adult or child, please call the office at (808) 967-8222.

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

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