March Events at the Volcano Art Center

Activities scheduled for March at the Volcano Art Center

Volcano Art Center

Fridays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 11:00AM–1:00PM

Aloha Fridays. Every Friday, a hands-on demonstration lesson is given in a cultural craft that will vary from week to week at the VAC Gallery porch in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service should call (808) 967-8222 or email julie@volcanoartcenter.org at least two weeks in advance. This program is supported in part by the County of Hawaii Department of Research and Development and the Hawaii Tourism Authority. All events are free (donations welcome); park entrance fees apply. Visit volcanoartcenter.org for more information.

Saturday, March 2–Sunday April 14, 9:00AM–5:00PM

La‘a Ka Pa-Kapala, Sacred the Rhythms And Patterns. A collaborative exhibit by Natalie Mahina Jensen and Lucia Tarallo. A collection of acrylic paintings depicting the Hawaii Maoli’s penchant for sacred geometry. The paintings serve to illustrate the newly interpreted Nature Chant Kumulipo, entitled Kane Keia! Wahine Kela! (Male This! Female That!). Opening reception Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 5:00PM, Talk Story with both artists on Thursday, March 14 at 6:00PM at VAC Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. All events are open to the public; park entrance fees apply. Call the VAC Gallery at (808) 967-7565 or visit volcanoartcenter.org for more information.

Mondays at 9:30AM & Saturdays at 11:00AM

March 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 & 30

Niaulani Nature Walk – Free Guided Rain Forest Tour in Volcano. This one-hour nature walk travels through a lush portion of an old-growth Hawaiian rain forest on an easy, 1/7-mile loop trail. The walk introduces individuals, families, and groups to the native plants and birds of Volcano. Guides focus not only on the biological, ecological, and geological features of the area, but also the cultural usages of flora and fauna by native Hawaiians. Offered every Monday and Saturday at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Free; donations welcome. Call (808) 967-8222 or visit volcanoartcenter.org for more information.

Saturday, March 2, 10:00AM–1:00PM

“Make Books!” with Lisa Louise Adams. Join Lisa in this half day workshop. Learn to paint and fold a hard cover accordion book and also make 2 soft cover books. Treat yourself to a fun day of learning the simple art of making books and get inspired by Lisa’s collection of one-of-a-kind art books. Students are asked to bring cotton fabric for covers and magazine or favorite copies of photos. Cost is $35 or $31.50 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee. Held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus. Please call to register in advance at (808) 967-8222.

Saturday, March 2 at 6:30PM & Sunday, March 3 at 2:00PM (Matinee)

Volcano Variety Show! The ultimate in good time entertainment! Spring fever is in the air and everyone needs a good dose of delight! Acts range from sketch, comedy, music, dance and downright fun! Shows are appropriate for all ages. Performances held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Tickets: Adults $8, Children under 17 $5. Order your tickets now at (808) 967-8222 and visit volcanoartcenter.org for more information.

Mondays at 7:30AM, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:30PM

March 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 25, 26 & 28

Yoga with Emily Catey. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Classes are offered on Monday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday evenings, open to both beginning and intermediate students at VAC’s Niaulani Campus. $10 drop in fee or $5 for VAC members. Call (808) 967-8222 or visit volcanoartcenter.org for more information.

Mondays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 5:30PM–7:00PM

Beginner’s Yoga With Rob Kennedy. A gentle, comprehensive yoga practice suited to all levels of experience but aimed specifically at beginners or people resuming their practice after an injury or interruption. Slow-paced but with an emphasis on individual growth. Stretch and strengthen your entire body then reward yourself with a deep, conscious relaxation. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothes and bring a mat or large towel. Ongoing on Mondays. $5 per class. Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus. Call (808) 967-8222 or visit volcanoartcenter.org for more information.

Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2:00PM–3:00PM

Tea for Tuesdays – Hina Matsuri (Girls Day) & National Women’s History Month. Join JoAnn Aguirre, tea educator and member of the Hawaii Tea Society, for an hour of tea talk, a delicious scone and a cuppa, in a special tribute to all young girls, and to women’s contributions to the world of tea. Tea for Tuesdays is a one hour program and part of our monthly 2013 Volcano Tea Series. Free activity; donations accepted. Held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. For more information, call (808) 967-8222 or visit teachingtea.com.

Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 5:30PM

Kanikapila Jam Sessions are open to all musicians. Bring your instrument and enjoy “garage style” jamming with your neighbors and community. Donations are appreciated. Ongoing at VAC’s Niaulani Campus. Call (808) 967-8222 or visit volcanoartcenter.org for more information.

Thursday, March 7, 5:30PM–7:00PM

HINA Community Meeting – Kau District. Come and learn about VAC’s Hawaii Island Network of Artists project, partially funded by the County of Hawaii. This exciting new initiative aims to encourage and support a greater awareness of Big Island artists and the economic impact of this unrecognized creative workforce. Held at the Naalehu Community Center, 95-5635 Mamalahoa Hwy in Naalehu, Hawaii. For more information, visit www.HINArtists.org or contact HINA Project Manager Tiffany DeEtte Shafto at info@hinartists.org. Stay connected with HINA on our Facebook Page and on Twitter, join our Facebook Group and subscribe to our Blog to receive updates in your inbox.

Saturday, March 9, 10:30AM–11:30AM

Hula Arts at Kilauea in HVNP – Na Mea Hawai`i Hula Kahiko Performance. Featuring Halau Hula Manaolana `O Kohala and visiting halau, Hula Halau Ka Pi’o O Ke Anuenue of Ashland, Oregon. Their performance honors their late kumu hula Raylene Kawaia`ea. This inspired outdoor presentation takes place rain or shine at the pa hula (stone platform) located near VAC Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The audience is encouraged to bring sitting mat and be prepared for variable weather. On the same day, there is a hands-on cultural demonstration from 9:30AM to 1:30PM on the VAC Gallery lanai. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service should call (808) 967-8222 or email julie@volcanoartcenter.org at least two weeks in advance. This program is supported in part by the County of Hawaii Department of Research and Development and the Hawaii Tourism Authority. All events are free, though donations are welcome and park entrance fees apply. Visit volcanoartcenter.org for more information.

Sunday, March 10, 4:00PM–5:30PM

Medicine for the Mind, Buddhist Healing Meditation. Everyone longs for happiness in external conditions, expecting people and things to be the source of the satisfaction we seek. In these classes, we will look at Buddha’s teachings on finding happiness inside – in states of mind that are the cause of inner peace. We will engage in meditations to train our mind in the inner causes of fulfillment and discover a lasting source of happiness. Everyone is welcome to these free classes held at at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Free; donations welcome. For more information contact Buddhist student Patty Johnson at (808) 985-7470.

Thursday, March 14 at 6:00PM

La‘a Ka Pa-Kapala, Sacred the Rhythms And Patterns – Artist Talk Story. Talk Story with artists Natalie Mahina Jensen and Lucia Tarallo about their collection of acrylic paintings depicting the Hawaii Maoli’s penchant for sacred geometry. The paintings serve to illustrate the newly interpreted Nature Chant Kumulipo, entitled Kane Keia! Wahine Kela! (Male This! Female That!) Held at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. All events open to the public, although park entrance fees apply. Call VAC Gallery (808) 967-7565 for more information.

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