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2016 - Social Change through Art

2016 - Social Change through Art

Date: January 1 - December 31, 2016
(Normal Business Days)

Admission: Free!

This year The Donkey Mill Art Center will be investigating Social Change Through Art by way of educational programs, exhibits and events for adults and children. Through the language of art, we hope to create cross-cultural dialog that focuses on inclusion and confronts the alienating assumptions which reinforce a sense of separation between ourselves and others.

We are currently developing projects for the coming year with emphasis on community collaboration.
Creative dialog, experiential learning, exhibits, lectures and artist-talks will focus on themes which call attention to current issues and challenge long held beliefs. We challenge our local artists and art educators to demonstrate the use of art as language that can lead to shifts in perception, awareness and action, through their own work as well as in their work within the community. We welcome project proposals and idea sharing. Contact Anne for more info. anne@donkeymillartcenter.org

WOOD INK FIBER  Exhibit

WOOD INK FIBER Exhibit

Date: May 6 - July 9, 2016
(Normal Business Days)

Admission: Free!

Opening Reception: Friday, May 6 from 6pm - 8pm

The Donkey Mill Art Center is proud to announce our Inaugural Biennial Exhibition, WOOD INK FIBER 2016, a juried exhibition open to all artists working in the media of woodblock printing in the state of Hawai’I and open to the public for viewing in our current galleries in Holualoa, Hawai’i, May 6-July 9, 2016.

The woodcut print is as old to these islands as the patterns that decorate pre-contact kapa cloth, and as new as patterns carved into plywood with a dremel tool. The use of wood, paper and pigment, informed by numerous traditions continues to be a vital artistic form. The primary activity of this exhibition will be to explore these various forms as they are currently practiced in the State of Hawai'i.

Ride the Breaks Artist Talk with Hip Hop Legend Grandmaster Caz

Ride the Breaks Artist Talk with Hip Hop Legend Grandmaster Caz

Date: August 12 , 2016
(Friday)

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Admission: Free!

Friday evening
Free event - please bring a dish to share for our potluck dinner
The Donkey Mill Art Center welcomes Ride the Breaks 2016, the annual Hip Hop cultural festival on Hawaii Island. The Ride the Breaks festival strives to provide a forum for cultural exchange and youth empowerment through the promotion of positive Hip Hop culture. Each year the festival brings artists, dancers, deejays and emcees together for a multi-day event featuring performances, competitions, live painting, lectures, demonstrations, and workshops.

Please join us in welcoming this year’s guest artist, Grandmaster Caz: a Hall of Fame DJ, world renowned emcee, author and public speaker who has been a major figure in the Hip Hop community since 1974. Caz is widely regarded as one of the best MC’s of all time and has been honored, recognized and acknowledged for his many contributions to the Hip-Hop community and industry. He is a member of the DMC Technics DJ Hall of Fame, the Zulu Nation Hall of Fame, and the Bronx Walk of Fame with Proclamations from The UN, Brooklyn Councilwoman’s Office, The Bronx Borough President and the NYC Council, The Bronx Chamber of Commerce and current Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

Grandmaster Caz is a true Hip-Hop Legend!

Pua Na Pua Art Festival

Pua Na Pua Art Festival

Date: August 13 , 2016
(Saturday)

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Admission: Free!

Full Life Hawaii, Abled Hawai’i Artists and Donkey Mill Art Center are pleased to announce the Pua Na Pua Art Festival, empowering people of all abilities to explore self-employment through the arts. This art fair is the first of its kind in West Hawaii, and will inclusively celebrate the contributions of both developmentally-disabled (DD) and non-DD artists with booths available to artists of all abilities.
The event will feature arts, crafts, and artisanal items, live music, demos, a silent auction and more.

The festival will take place at the:
Keahou Shopping Center
78-6831 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Contact: Mar@fulllifehawaii.org for info.

Cool Fusion Celebrates 10 Years and over 10,000 Handmade Bowls

Cool Fusion Celebrates 10 Years and over 10,000 Handmade Bowls

Date: September 24 , 2016
(Saturday)

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Admission: $20

Tickets are $20 presale and $25 at the event ($15 for kids)

Step 1: Choose your favorite handmade ceramic bowl
Step 2: Get a wristband
Step 3. Fill your bowl. Sip. Repeat!

The Donkey Mill Art Center proudly presents the Cool Fusion: Festival of 1,000 Bowls, celebrating 10 years of ceramic, musical, and culinary arts. The event will be held at the Keauhou Shopping Center on Saturday, September 24 from 11am - 2pm. Tickets are $20 presale and $25 at the event ($15 for kids). An assortment of handmade ceramics will be arranged on tabletops where guests can carefully consider their selections before indulging in a lunch of delicious noodles. Additional bowls are available for as little as $10 each, with many other pieces of ceramic art, including larger bowls, vases, and cups available for purchase.
Enjoy a fusion of ceramic, musical, and culinary arts in support of ceramics education with the Donkey Mill Art Center. Call (808) 322-3362 to reserve your tickets.

For the past decade, Cool Fusion has supported arts education at the Donkey Mill, a non-profit art center in Holualoa. Each year, renowned ceramic artists from across the island come together to create uniquely beautiful somen noodle bowls as a fundraiser for the ceramics program. These skilled volunteers meet every weekend for the preceding months until 1,000 bowls have been created, fired, glazed and washed. Be it a notch in the foot of the bowl or the patterns in surface decoration, their signature styles may be recognized by those familiar with the character of their work. Some loyal fans have personal collections from each year of attending the festival.

The Donkey Mill’s ceramic department offers year-round classes for children and adults in pottery and sculpture, as well as special workshops taught by visiting artists from around the world. A former coffee mill, the art center now functions as a gathering place where people can develop as creative, conscious, and healthy human beings through art education and experience. For more details, call 808-322-3362.

CALL FOR ART - KCCF Art Show and Competition

CALL FOR ART - KCCF Art Show and Competition

Date: October 15 , 2016
(Saturday)

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Admission: Free!

Exhibit dates: October 25 - November 19, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Express your love of coffee, use coffee in your artwork or tell a story about coffee cultural heritage through art. Artists of all ages, mediums and abilities are invited to submit their original works interpreting Kona's coffee lifestyle. Art must be on the theme of coffee, either by subject matter or medium. $10 per submission.
Contact: (808) 322-3362 or email donkeymill@gmail.com for info

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Entry submission and delivery of artwork to Donkey Mill is on October 14 and 15 and artwork pick-up on
November 22 or December 3. The exhibition will open on October 25 and artwork will be on display through November 19.

On Saturday, November 5, from 4pm to 8pm, Donkey Mill Art Center will celebrate with a potluck reception and no-host bar to honor the artists and present awards.

Artists will have the opportunity to sell selected work during the show. All media are eligible and all submissions are encouraged. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, carving, assemblage, fiber, ceramics, jewelry, video-- all are welcome. We ask that the majority of the piece be made or altered by the artist directly.

We are looking forward to another great event that allows us to share our historic building, which is filled with the rich history of Kona Coffee, and a creative pulse that draws artists from our local community and around the world.

 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Exhibit

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Exhibit

Date: October 25 , 2016
(Tuesday ~ Wednesday)

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Admission: Free!

Exhibit dates: October 25 - November 19, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Visit the Donkey Mill Art Center to check out this year’s annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Exhibit, featuring 100 woven lauhala hats, along with community artwork reflecting Kona’s local coffee culture.
Free entry. Buttons available for purchase.

Coffee Events at the Donkey Mill

Coffee Events at the Donkey Mill

Date: November 4 - November 13, 2016
(Normal Business Days)

Admission: Free!

The Donkey Mill Art Center (DMAC) welcomes the 46th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival - “Brewed from tradition.”
November 4 -13, 2016
Stop by during festival week for complimentary coffee to sip as you check out the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Exhibit and peruse coffee merchandise in our gift shop, including burlap totes, natural coffee soaps, lauhala wares and more. Free entry. Buttons available for purchase.

Donkey Mill's hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Contact: (808) 322-3362 or email donkeymill@gmail.com for info.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Exhibit: Call for Art Exhibit dates: October 25 - November 19, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Express your love of coffee, use coffee in your artwork or tell a story about coffee cultural heritage through art. Artists of all ages, mediums and abilities are invited to submit their original works interpreting Kona's coffee lifestyle. Art must be on the theme of coffee, either by subject matter or medium. Entries will be accepted until October 15, 2016, with a fee of $10 per submission.
Contact: (808) 322-3362 or email donkeymill@gmail.com for info

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Exhibit
Exhibit dates: October 25 - November 19, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Visit the Donkey Mill Art Center to check out this year’s annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Exhibit, featuring 100 woven lauhala hats, along with community artwork reflecting Kona’s local coffee culture.
Free entry. Buttons available for purchase.

Lauhala Coasters with Nanette Bell
Friday, November 4 from 10am - 2pm
Join us at the Donkey Mill Art Center for coffee tasting and lauhala weaving. Learn the basics of this wonderful tradition while creating your own coffee coasters from natural, locally harvested lauhala. During your visit, make sure to check out this year’s Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Exhibit, featuring 100 lauhala hats.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Exhibit: Reception and Awards
Saturday, November 5 from 4pm - 8pm
Enjoy an evening out in celebration of celebrate the arts and culture at the Donkey Mill Art Center. The winner of this year’s Kona Coffee Art contest will be announced and prizes awarded. Pupus served with Kona Brewing Company serving their Pipeline Porter, made with 100% Kona coffee.
Free event, please bring a dish to share for our potluck dinner.

Coffee and Wax: Mixed Media Encaustics with John Matsushita
Saturday, November 12 from 10am - 1pm
Bees are valuable pollinators that help that help our coffee farms thrive! Have fun painting with bees wax while creating a coffee-inspired, mixed media art piece to take home.
More class info and updates at www.donkeymillartcenter.org