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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

Thinking with Nature: Different Ways of Photographing (and Seeing) the Environment

Thinking with Nature: Different Ways of Photographing (and Seeing) the Environment

~With Laurel Schultz

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $85

Level: Open to All Levels

Saturday
This workshop will explore a new ways of engaging with the natural world through the lens of a camera. It will be a chance to play and break away from habitual modes of seeing. A slide lecture will explore the work of some contemporary artists whose photography embodies new approaches to the natural. Participants will then have an opportunity to explore how these approaches resonate with their own interests while exploring the Donkey Mill and surrounds with their camera. Everyone will then take these ideas home for a week of further individual photography and regroup the next weekend to share some of the results of our adventure. The emphasis of this course will be on ideas and our active exploration of them. Any and all camera and skill levels are welcome.

Laurel Schultz explores the ways we shape and misshape the natural world to our own desires. Her most recent work seeks to embody the vision of other lives in the environment. She received her MFA in interdisciplinary arts from the University of Washington in 2009.

She has been an instructor at the University of Washington and The Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle. She was an Emerging Artist in Residence at the Pilchuck Glass School in 2010, and a Hauberg Fellow there 2011. Work from her project Arboreality was included in the Earth Now: American Photographers in the Environment at the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe in 2011. Some of her photographic work can be viewed at laurelschultz.com

Save the Date!
8 June 2013 - 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Thinking with Nature: Review of Student Images
Returning Students

Artists Talk and Ohana Potluck

Artists Talk and Ohana Potluck

~With Margo Ray and Scott Yoell

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Thursday Evening
Margo Ray is a contemporary artist whose interdisciplinary practice includes collage, animation and installation. Her work explores print beyond the traditional matrix of 2-D printmaking into the realms of installation that incorporate various print processes. She holds an MFA in Print Media from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and a BA in Studio Arts from University of Hawaii at Hilo. She has also studied art in Beijing, China and has travelled extensively to the South Pacific, Vietnam, Peru and Western Europe, places that have visibly influenced her art practice.

Scott Yoell is an artist engaging traditional and electronic media. His recent work has been realized in drawing, sculpture, and video/sound installation. Yoell holds a BFA from the University of Windsor, Canada, and a MFA in Imaging and Digital Arts from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA. He is currently a co-owner of Ironwood Custom Framing and Design in Kamuela, Hawai'i.

Introduction to Video and Your DSC

Introduction to Video and Your DSC

~With Eric Edwards

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $35

Level: Open to All Levels

Saturday
Today's Digital Still Cameras are capable of capturing amazing quality HD (High Definition) video. This workshop will cover video formats, capturing video with your DSC and an introduction to basic editing. Format will include an illustrated lecture covering simple techniques to understand and capture video with your camera and discuss why one might choose to capture moving images as opposed to still images. Students are asked to bring their cameras so they can practice the different functions and techniques.

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.

Hawaiian Basket Weaving

Hawaiian Basket Weaving

~With with Gary Eoff

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: $80

HINA'I POE POE
Learn to prepare fibers and weave around a gourd using traditional Hawaiian techniques. Class includes preparation and dying of fibers and weaving around gourds creating patterns.

Gary Eoff is a master craftsman with an emphasis on handmade things of old Hawai'i. He has studied gourd carving, cordage making, weaving, tools, weapons and fishing implements, with work is noted for detail, attention to authentic designs and use of traditional materials and dyes.

* Tuition includes the supply fee.

Film Club Screening:  Princess Mononoke

Film Club Screening: Princess Mononoke

~With group

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Thursday, May 16 at 6pm
Free with popcorn served, donations appreciated
Rated PG-13

This month the cinema club will discuss and view one of Hayao Miyazaki's most beautiful and influential films - Princess Mononoke. Princess Mononoke is a period drama set specifically in the late Muromachi period of Japan but with numerous fantastical elements. The story concentrates on involvement of the outsider Ashitaka in the struggle between the supernatural guardians of a forest and the humans of the Iron Town who consume its resources. There can be no clear victory, and the hope is that the relationship between humans and nature can be cyclical. [Wikipedia] The cinema club meets monthly to discuss and promote the work of film artists who have inspired them.

The Daily Yomiuri's Aaron Gerow called the film a "powerful compilation of Hayao Miyazaki's world, a cumulative statement of his moral and filmic concerns."

Make a Multiple Signature Case Bound Book

Make a Multiple Signature Case Bound Book

~With Lisa Louise Adams

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $150

Level: Open to All Levels

RESCHEDULED AS OF 4/25: PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM NEW DATES
Learn how to construct a beautiful, handmade book that's super sturdy and can be used as a long term journal or sketchbook, for yourself or as the perfect gift.

Using cloth, paper, and a variety of embellishments, you will learn to build a durable, hard cover book with multiple signatures (stacks of paper inserts), gathered and sewn together for strength. The books will be trimmed on three sides, glued into a spine and wrapped in cloth.

Students will be introduced to a variety of materials, including tapes, end bands, ribbon bookmarks, cloth spines and cotton fabrics to personalize their books.

Students should bring their favorite text papers, 100%cotton fabric for covers and a packed lunch. Lisa will provide all other necessary supplies, tools and materials.

Film Club Screening - Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life

Film Club Screening - Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life

~With Shaun Roth

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Starts at 6pm
Free screening and popcorn. Donations appreciated.

Dir: Stephen R. Kellert and Bill Finnegan.
USA 2011 60 min

Biophilic Design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn. We need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature. The recent trend in green architecture has decreased the environmental impact of the built environment, but it has accomplished little in the way of reconnecting us to the natural world, the missing piece in the puzzle of sustainable development. Come on a journey from our evolutionary past and the origins of architecture to the world's most celebrated buildings in a search for the architecture of life. Together, we will encounter buildings that connect people and nature - hospitals where patients heal faster, schools where children's test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive, and communities where people know more of their neighbors and families thrive. Biophilic Design points the way toward creating healthy and productive habitats for modern humans.

Island architects hope the film will serve as a launching point for further public discussion about design in Hawaii.