Sunday, March 2, 2014

Coming this March at Volcano Art Center on the Big Island of Hawaii

An award-winning wood lathe artist, John Mydock will display his newest body of work, which represents his creative passion for turning and embellishing Hawaiian tropical hardwoods. On March 8, Mydock will demonstrate his pyrography or wood burning techniques on the porch of the Volcano Art Center Gallery from 2 - 4 pm. The exhibit runs through March 30, with the Gallery open daily from 9 am - 5 pm. The first in an experimental series of "Flash Exhibits" at Hale Ho'omana, will run from March 7 - 11. This exhibit will feature paintings by Margaret Stanton and sculpture by Randy Takaki. In this special exhibit, Margaret and Randy share their unique vision in painting and sculpture. Both artist's work begins in the forests of Hawai‘i Island near it’s active volcanos. Margaret’s paintings are expressive and colorful. Randy’s sculpture is mysterious and powerful. Free to the public, this Exhibition runs for five days only March 7 - 11 at Volcano Art Center’s Hale Ho’omana in Volcano Village. Hours are 9 am - 5 pm. The Opening Reception is Friday, March 7 starting at 5 pm. Music starts at 6 pm, with The Elementalz - Sherri Thal (vocals/violin/percussion) & Brent Magstadt (vocals/guitar) who combine broad horizons of musical experience for a unique blend of original alt-elemental acoustic grooves, from centered Americana to free form fusion instrumentals. On Saturday, March 8th, take in original guitar bass & drums grooves with Steve Fundy, Margaret Stanton and Maj Balej, from 6 - 8 pm. Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30 am and Saturdays at 11:00 am. The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/ohia rain forest remaining in the entire state. No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.org

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