Hawaiʻi Nei Invitational Exhibition


The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce the upcoming Hawaiʻi Nei Invitational Exhibition.  The annual event  will be on display from August 26th – October 1st ,  9am – 5pm, daily at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

The multi-media exhibition showcases seven outstanding artists who were selected from the Hawai`i Nei 2022 Art Contest celebrating Hawai`i Island’s native species held at Wailoa Art Center. The artists including Kathy Sprinkle, Robert Peck, Saxony Charlot, Aleysia Ray Kaha, Janee Weddell-Hespenheide, Aly Kat, Jillian Marohnic, and Dawn Sagar were challenged with exploring the theme of Chiaroscuro, the use of strong contrast between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition.  It is also a technical term used by artists and art historians for the use of contrasts of light to achieve a sense of volume in modeling three-dimensional objects and figures.

Visit VAC Gallery to see how the artists expressed this theme through their art of Hawaiʻi’s native species or landscape found within Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The participating artists will be present at an opening reception from 2-4pm on Saturday, August 26th.  For those that can not attend the exhibition in person it may also be viewed online at www.volcanoartcenter.org

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