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: email@example.com
It is a beautiful winter day here in Pahoa. A warm 82, the new pool deck has been completed and the water warm. You would not think it was winter here, but the old growth Ohia that surround us are all in bloom!
If you staying with us at Ohia House Bed and Breakfast, in Pahoa, you are just a short drive to the National Park this weekend, and admission is FREE!!
To celebrate the connections between our national leaders and national parks, all 401 National Park Service sites will have free admission during the upcoming Presidents Day weekend, February 15-17.
The National Park Service will also waive admission fees on five additional days in 2014 – the first weekend of National Park Week (April 19 and 20), the National Park Service’s 98th birthday (August 25), National Public Lands Day (September 27) and Veterans Day (November 11).
Hawai‘i Volcanoes is one of five national park units on the Island of Hawai‘i. Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park is also free of charge on the NPS fee-free 2014 dates. Pu‘ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site, Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park, and the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail do not charge entrance fees.
National park passes that provide free or discounted admission year round are available for active duty military members and their dependents, senior citizens, and people with permanent disabilities.
This photo is incredible, stay at the crater for the show after dark! It is worth the wait.
January 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and volunteer to remove invasive ginger along the summit of Kīlauea, 9 a.m. to noon. Meet project leader Paul Field at Kīlauea Visitor Center. Bring a hat, raingear, garden gloves, day pack, snacks and water. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Walk-ins welcome, no advance registration required. Entrance is free all day.
Just a j40 minute drive from Ohia House Bed and Breakfast located in Pahoa, Hawaai, Volcanoes National Park encourages volunteers to register to help count humpback whales during the 2014 Sanctuary Ocean Count held the last Saturday of January, February and March (Jan. 25, Feb. 22, and Mar. 29), from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This would be fun for the kids as well!
Ka‘ena Point, located at the end of Chain of Craters Road in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, is one of Hawai‘i Island’s 21 Sanctuary Ocean Count sites. Volunteers on shore monitor humpbacks in nearshore waters for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Residents and visitors look forward to this yearly event which provides important population and distribution information about humpback whales around the Hawaiian Islands.
The Sanctuary Ocean Count is an ideal opportunity for the community and the park to work together as stewards of the ocean. These splendid creatures swim more than 2,000 miles to Hawai‘i from Arctic waters every winter, and the annual count is one way to observe and record their behavior and ensure their future.
For more information, visit www.hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov. To register online, visit www.sanctuaryoceancount.org. For any additional questions please call the Ocean Count Hotline 808-268-3087.
Registered volunteers meet Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park volunteer and Sanctuary Ocean Count site leader Jennifer Watson at the end of Chain of Craters Road on the scheduled count days.
Free concert, tomorrow night! Kai Ho‘opi‘i in Concert. Come enjoy an evening of Hawaiian music, through the sweet voice of Kai Ho‘opi‘i, sharing the music of his ‘ohana from Kahakuloa, Maui. Kai is a winner of the Aloha Festivals Hawaiian falsetto signing contest. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing Nā Leo Manu “Heavenly Voices” presentations. Free.
When: Wed., Jan. 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium
We are at the end of another year and First Friday right around the corner. This Friday, January 3, 2014 you're invited to join the evening Pre-Paint Party hosted by Benjamin Moore, Hilo Downtown Improvement Association and all the businesses in Downtown Hilo!
Visit the Benjamin Moore photo booth next to Kress Building, visit galleries on the Art Walk, enjoy shopping late, and listen to music wafting around the town. And in the Paint What Matters project area along Kamehameha Ave. See the old front street for the last time and celebrate with small businesses offering Aloha and Mahalo.
Painting begins January 6th, find out more at the First First Friday of 2014 in Downtown Hilo!