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.
Maggie Herron Returns To The Volcano Art Center
The Volcano Art Center’s Jazz In The Forest series is proud to present Maggie Herron on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 5:30pm.
Maggie has had the honor of opening concerts for Dave Brubeck, the Jazz Crusaders, and Phoebe Snow. She’s recorded with jazz luminaries, Brian Bromberg, Bill Cunliffe, Bob Sheppard, Grant Geissman and Doug Webb. In 2021, Maggie won a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Jazz Album Of The Year.
Performing alongside Maggie on June 11 is Paul Lindbergh. Paul has performed with Michael Macdonald, Patty Austin, Petula Clark, Al Green, Ernie Watts, Gabe Balthazar, Ollie Mitchell, and the great jazz guitarist Phil Upchurch. Paul’s talent has become a constant companion to Maggie’s live performances for many years.
A free copy of Maggie’s 2020 album “Renditions” will be included with the purchase of a ticket to this concert. Maggie recorded the tracks of this album in the studio “live” at the piano and vocals. Renditions won the 2020 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Jazz Album Of The Year.
Tickets are $30/$25 VAC Members and are available online, or at VAC Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Tickets purchased online will be held at Will Call on the night of the show (doors open at 5:00pm). Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.
Visitors and kama’aina alike are invited to experience a free, hands-on workshop with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales on Friday, June 17, 2022, from 11 am – 1 pm, at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.
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.
Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition Quilts in the Forest – Looking Forward, Honoring the Past at the Niʻaulani Campus in Volcano Village. The exhibit is on display July 22 – August 14, 2022, Wednesday–Sunday, from 10am -4pm.
The biennial quilt show presents quilters from Hawaiʻi Island. The exhibition highlights new and innovative ways of quilting.
The show displays the talent of Hawaiʻi Island quilters, both amateur and professional. The exhibition is free of charge however donations are greatly accepted.
Online registration begins April 1- May 27, 2022.