Volcano Art Center Helps Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Celebrate 100 Years!

January 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO). Volcano Art Center shares in the celebration by featuring an exhibition titled “Observation/ Inspiration” from January 7 – February 19, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The show features artists who gather inspiration from the volcanic activity at Kilauea, including Catherine Robbins, Tim Freeman, Alan Fine and Kimberly Dark.

Volcano #3 by Alan Fine, 2011

The exhibition takes take place at Volcano Art Center Gallery, located in the historic 1877 Volcano House adjacent to the Kilauea Visitor Center in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Park entrance fees apply.

Three distinct mediums by four different artists highlight the ever-changing appearance of the volcano. In Catherine Robbins’ oil paintings, dramatic shapes and colors form vivid representations of landscapes. Tim Freeman’s ceramic forms invite the viewer into a quiet, hollow space full of life and possibility. The acrylic works by Alan Fine painted directly on glass show the volcano’s more explosive forces. Kimberly Dark expounds on those same powerful forces in her poem “Volcano”, performed live at the opening reception on Saturday, January 7th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Volcano Art Center Gallery.

HVO is planning multiple celebrations around the island. These include an Open House event in the Park and an international volcanological meeting in Waikoloa attended by leading earth scientists from around the world. “Volcano Awareness Month” includes talks by scientists every Tuesday evening in January at 7:00 p.m. in the “After Dark in the Park” series.

Volcano Art Center is pleased to be included in this landmark event and wishes the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory a happy centennial celebration and continued success with it’s important mission. Volcano Art Center develops, promotes and perpetuates Hawaii’s artistic, cultural and environmental heritage through the arts and education. Call (808) 967-7565 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org for more information.

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