EXHIBIT: Humble Beginnings
On display April 3 through May 16, 2021, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily
The Volcano Art Center is proud to present Humble Beginnings: A Kapa Journey by Dalani Tanahy as well as Pahūpahū: Ritual Drums of Hula by Stacy Kaʻauʻa. The artwork on display through the combined exhibits demonstrates sacred indiginous art forms uniuqe to the Hawaiian culture. The exhibit opens to the public on April 3 and continues through May 16, 2021, 9am – 5pm, daily at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. While admission is free, park entrance fees apply.
The two women show presents the personal journeys of each artist as they practice traditions of their ancestors. Both women have nurtured and devloped their abilities in these labor intensive arts as true labors of love and dedication, not only to the art itself, but to the hands of those who did it before. Their creation of these beautiful works provide viewers an opportunity to fully appreciate the complex art forms which were customary to ancient Hawaiian lifestyle and rituals. Both artist not only create but also share their practice through teaching.