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Family Workshops

Family Workshops

~With rotating instructors specializing in different mediums

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $45

Level: Open to All Levels

Bring a lunch and spend a day making art with your child! These one day classes are an opportunity for parents and children to get a taste of exploring creativity with guidance from an experienced teaching artist. Recommended ages are 5 and up.
Please see Youth Programs for individual listings.
Most family workshops are priced as follows:
Member Tuition: $45 for 1 adult and 1 child, $20 for each additional person includes supply.
Nonmember: $55 for pair, $25 per each. additional includes supply.

RIDE THE BREAKS! Visiting Artists Presentation

RIDE THE BREAKS! Visiting Artists Presentation

~With Maurizio "The Next One"

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

At the Donkey Mill Art Center, legendary dancer and music producer Maurizio THE NEXT ONE Cannavo from Turin, Italy will discuss his 30 year career as a music producer and bboy. Maurizio will show and discuss film clips, music, photos and images of his unique career. This is a rare glimpse into the roots of Hip Hop Culture in Europe from a Pioneer of the Italian scene and the process of being a part of newer art forms. The presentation will be coupled with an Ohana Style Potluck and opened by screenings of Rollin Sevens, a dance Short by VII GEMS ROCK DIVISION (NYC) and a tribute to Jeremiah "KRUSH" Nathan.

Widely considered a Bboy legend, The NextOne a.k.a. The Dreamer (born Maurizio Cannavò) is a Hip Hop pioneer in Italy. Not only has he been dancing as a Bboy for over 30 years but he is also a world renowned DJ and music producer. In the B-Boy world, NextOne is credited for the creation of many dance moves such as "Power Footworks" and "Space Flow." In the 90's he became a member of the legendary "Rock Steady Crew" and toured with the first Hip Hop Musical world tour entitled "Jam On The Groove." To this day, his contributions and dedication for the art form is widely recognized and respected worldwide.
NextOne is a serious record collector with an extensive collection that boasts over 20,000 original vinyl records. He has also produced beats for many different artists and musicians as well as performed & collaborated with legends such as: Rakim, Gangstarr, Guru's Jazzmatazz, Afrika Bambaataa & Kool Dj Herc, Donald Dee, Grand Master Caz (Cold Crush Brothers), Grand Mixer DST, ?uest Love, Rahzel & Scratch (the Roots), Common, Tony Touch & Cocoa Brovaz, Das Efx, Maseo (De la Soul), Alliance Etnik, Mc Solar, Smooth da Hustler & Nexx Level Click, Group Home, Chief Rocker Busy Bee, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (ATCQ), Erick Sermon and many others.
Due to his contributions to these art forms his name has had credits in many books and documentaries and he continues to be invited to numerous music and Bboy events to judge competitions, participate in panel discussions, hold workshops, and DJ for events.

Visiting Artist Presentation and Potluck

Visiting Artist Presentation and Potluck

~With Jenifer K Wofford and David Goldberg

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Join us to welcome another pair of gifted artists from the UH Hilo Visiting Artist with the University of Hawaii Summer Art Institute Program

Thursday, July 18 at 6pm

Few can dispute the fact that Hip-hop culture has become the foundation of youth culture across the planet. Ranging from it's earliest introductions through art shows, documentaries and independent films to it's use as a vehicle of corporate marketing, this course looks at DJing, beat production, graffiti, breakdancing and rap from multiple perspectives. Goldberg makes use of texts about hip-hop's various elements created by cultural practitioners and looks at the culture objectively from the vantage points of feminism, activism, sales and the underground. Particular attention is paid to Hip-hop's influence on other forms of cultural expression and on those forms that have influenced it. David Goldberg is a cultural critic and writer, a lecturer in art, art history and American studies and a Professor in the Department of American Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Jenifer K Wofford is a Filipina-American artist and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was born in San Francisco and raised in Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, and Malaysia. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and her MFA from UC Berkeley. Wofford has worked in arts education for over a decade, with schools and organizations including the University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, Diablo Valley College, SFMoMA, Casa De Los Jovenes, Leadership High School, First Graduate, City Arts and Tech High School, and Out Of Site.

Artist's Statement:

Happily, I have no quick, one-word answer to the "what kind of art do you make" question: the questions that provoke my projects necessitate varied approaches, from visual and performance strategies to teaching and curatorial work. My work often plays with notions of difference, hybridity, liminality and authenticity. It's often governed by the creative slapstick that occurs when aesthetic values blunder into cultural frictions and global inequities. I do what I can to make work that is absurd, irreverent, imaginative, honest and political, employing as many strategies as seem appropriate.
www.wofflehouse.com

Artist Presentation: MANA Surf Documentary

Artist Presentation: MANA Surf Documentary

~With Andi Campognone and Eric Minh

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Please bring a dish to share and join us for an evening with visiting artist/surfers working on a documentary, "MANA." Andi Campognone, Director of AC Projects and Eric Minh Swenson, Founder of EMS Productions will discuss their documentary on southern California artists who share the skill and affinity of surfing and how their love of, and interactions with the dynamics of the ocean inform their artwork. Each artist approaches their work differently in their process, mediums and styles, yet they all share a reverence for the power, beauty and complexity of the ocean. They are additionally unified by their strong community and family connections, each with a commitment to younger generations through art and surfing.

The artists will be interviewed in their Los Angeles studios as well as while working, surfing and living on location in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Several of the artists were born and/or raised in Hawaii and have family histories there. The film will feature private studio sessions, interviews, and events and ceremonies around the Big Island during the month of July, 2013. While on location in Kailua-Kona, the artists will feature their work at Donkey Mill Art Center with an lecture/panel on July 11, 2013.

Artists:
Craig Skibs Barker
Casper Brindle
Ben Brough
Alex Couwenberg
Ned Evans
Steven Fuchs
Eric Johnson
David Lloyd
Ken Pagliaro
Alex Weinstein


Film:
Director: Eric Minh Swenson
Executive Producer: Andi Campognone
Water footage: Ken Pagliaro
Collaborative footage: Marcel Morin and Sarah Mueller of Vitae Sessions

Visiting Artist Presentation and Potluck

Visiting Artist Presentation and Potluck

~With Khalid Kodi and Wendy Yothers

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

UH Hilo Visiting Artist with the University of Hawaii Summer Art Institute Program presents two incredible artists, Khalid Kodi and Wendy Yothers.

Thursday at 6pm, please bring a dish to share

Wendy Yothers, Co- penhagen, Denmark, Design for Gold and Silversmithing, cum Laude (1987).
Her works are included in the perma- nent collections of the Vatican, Rome, Italy; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C. Yothers, currently teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, and will conduct the course Small Sculpture.

Khalid Kodi, long recognized as a prolific Sudanese American master artist, has emerged as a central figure working on multi/cross-cultural concepts. He uses contemporary themes for traditional story telling with references to magical realism, intricately layered in textures, symbols also figures, and by synthesizing colors/rhythms. His past series have included works on human phenomena such as wars, genocide and their impact on human societies. These works incorporate sculpture, paintings, installations and environmental sites, and were featured in many national and international venues. Through his work, Kodi advocates for and humanizes victims of war and genocide in Africa and exposes these events to the larger international community. His exhibitions carry an outreach and educational message that promote peace, human dignity and celebrate a rich culture.
www.khalidkodi.com

Ken Matsuzaki: Tradition Transformed

Ken Matsuzaki: Tradition Transformed

~With Ken Matsuzaki

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $225

Level: Intermediate - Advanced

In this three-day workshop, master potter Ken Matsuzaki will share his vast experience and insight rooted in more than 40 years of working with clay. This class will include handbuilding techniques as well as working on the potters wheel, and students will have the unique opportunity to learn more about Matsuzakis methods for creating his unique and soulful forms. During daily demonstrations and lectures, he will share with us his journey from his roots as apprentice to Tatsuzo Shimaoka, Mashiko Living National Treasure, who was in turn taught by Shoji Hamada. Matsuzaki has developed a body of work that is deeply rooted in the Mingei tradition and from these roots has evolved into a style and aesthetic where tradition meets contemporary.

Ken Matsuzaki Presentation at Holualoa Inn

Ken Matsuzaki Presentation at Holualoa Inn

~With Ken Matsuzaki

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Holualoa Inn graciously hosts Ken Matsuzaki of Mashiko, Japan for an evening lecture. Please join us for a short film followed by a question and answer session to welcome this extraordinary visiting artist. Coffee, tea and sweets will be served (not a potluck).

Ken Matsuzaki was born in 1950 in Tokyo and graduated from the Fine Arts Ceramic Department at Tamagawa University in 1972. That same year he began his five year apprenticeship with Tatsuzo Shimaoka, Mashiko Living National Treasure, who was in his turn taught by the great Japanese potter Shoji Hamada. Hamada was the first Mingei Living National Treasure, and was responsible for putting the small town of Mashiko on the world ceramics map. Ken Matsuzaki established his own kiln, Yu-Shin, or Playful Spirit in 1978 at Mashiko and has since exhibited his work throughout the world.

Having first created superb work in the Mingei style, he was driven to seek greater freedom of expression. He aimed to evoke the expressive freshness of Shino, Oribe and Yakishime, from the early Momoyama period in the 16th Century, styles closely associated with the tea ceremony. Matsuzaki has developed a body of work that is rooted in the Mingei tradition but which has, over time, transformed into a vibrant, fresh style unique to this great master potter.

Full Tanks & Empty Reefs:The Impacts of Hawaii's Reef Wildlife Trade

Full Tanks & Empty Reefs:The Impacts of Hawaii's Reef Wildlife Trade

~With Rene Umberger

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Thursday, June 13
Free Admission, Ohana Potluck

Hawaii's most beautiful and unique reef fish are being drained from West Hawaii reefs to fill the demand created by mainland hobby aquarists. Few are aware that Hawaii is the world's third largest supplier of reef wildlife for household saltwater aquariums. Umberger will discuss the impacts of the aquarium trade on reefs and wildlife as well as efforts to address the issues.

Rene Umberger is a scuba instructor and underwater guide with over 10,000 dives on Hawaii reefs. She has been advocating for Hawaii's reef wildlife since 2007, founding For the Fishes and co-founding the Reef Rescue Alliance. In 2010 she led the Maui effort to regulate the aquarium trade for the first time at the county level, culminating in two laws providing the strongest protections for reef wildlife in the state. Her presentation on the impacts of the aquarium trade has been shared with community groups statewide, promoting understanding and stewardship for Hawaii's coral reefs and wildlife.

For more info go to: www.FortheFishes.org and www.ReefRescueAlliance.org

Photographing Your Artwork

Photographing Your Artwork

~With Eric Edwards

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $35

Level: Beginners

Saturday
This workshop will cover basic techniques for archiving your drawings, paintings, fiber art, ceramics or sculptures. The workshop goal is to teach people with basic cameras how they can document their work. Format will include an illustrated lecture covering simple techniques. Emphasis will be on methods using equipment available to the amateur photographer. Attendees are requested to bring their cameras. Attendees are invited to spend the afternoon using DMAC's lighting equipment to practice with their own cameras and artwork.

Eric Edwards developed digital imaging products, technology and intellectual property at Sony, and led development of international standards in digital photography, digital cinema, JPEG and MPEG.

Film Club Screening: My Man Godfrey (1936)

Film Club Screening: My Man Godfrey (1936)

~With group

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Thursday, June 6 at 6pm

My Man Godfrey is a 1936 American screwball comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava. The screenplay was written by Morrie Ryskind, with uncredited contributions by La Cava, based on "1101 Park Avenue", a short story by Eric Hatch. The story concerns a socialite who hires a derelict to be her family's butler, only to fall in love with him, much to his dismay. The film stars William Powell and Carole Lombard.

The film was remade in 1957 with June Allyson and David Niven in the starring roles. In 1999, the original version of My Man Godfrey was deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. (Wikipedia)
Free with popcorn served, donations gratefully appreciated. The cinema club meets monthly to discuss and promote the work of film artists who have inspired them. If you have an idea for a film you would like us to consider, please contact us: donkeymill@gmail.com