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12 Months of Events with the Donkey Mill Art Center

12 Months of Events with the Donkey Mill Art Center

Date: July 1 - July 1, 2016
(Normal Business Days)

Admission: Free!

Check back for updates and more detailed descriptions below.

Format Exhibit - 2 x 4 x 8
July 24 - October 16 from 10-4pm daily (closed Sun/Mon)
Opening Reception: Friday, July 24 at 6pm
Free Admission

DMAC Fall Break
*Closed for maintenance
August 9 - 15, 2015

20th Anniversary Celebration
Membership & Volunteer Recognition
Saturday August 29, 2015
Free Admission

Ride the Breaks 2015 - Kona Town Night Market
Location: Brewer's Block
August 29, 2015 from 7pm - 11pm
Free Admission

Cool Fusion: Festival of 1,000 Bowls
Location: Keauhou Shopping Center
Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 11am - 3pm
$20 presale/$25 at the event

Hawaii Artists Collaboration - Partner Event
October 19-25, 2016
Special Presentation - Thurs, Oct 29 from 6-8pm
*Stay tuned for corresponding workshops

Artist in Residence: Meet Kristin Shiga, metalsmith
October 26 - 31, 2015 - See Workshops & Presentations
Made possible through the generosity of the Laila Twigg-Smith Fund
and the Hawaii Community Foundation.

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Info TBA

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival - Partner Event
November 6 - 15, 2015

Kona Coffee Cultural Exhibit
November 6th - December 9th, 2015 from 10-4pm daily (closed Sun/Mon)
Artist Reception and Awards: Friday, November 6th, 2015 from 6-8 pm
Free Admission

Artist Talk: Walter Dods
November 12, 2015 from 6pm - 11pm
Free Admission

Kona Town Night Market
Location: Brewer's Block
November 21, 2015 from 6pm - 11pm
Free Admission

Thanksgiving Closure
Thurs, Nov 26 - Fri Nov 27

Holiday Affair Concert & Auction
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Details TBA

DMAC Winter Break
*Closed for maintenance
December 20th - January 3, 2016

Sensei & Sensibilities
Faculty and Student Exhibit
February 5 - April 4, 2015 from 10-4pm daily (closed Sun/Mon)
Opening Reception: Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 6pm
Free Admission

2016 Art Auction
* Stay tuned for details!

Earth Day
Friday, April 22

Wood, Fiber and Ink: Juried statewide woodblock print exhibit
May 6 - July 9, 2015 from 10-4pm daily (closed Sun/Mon)
Opening Reception: Friday, May 6, 2016 at 6pm
Free Admission

Summer Hours
*To accommodate our summer youth program
June 13 - July 15, 2016
Mon - Fri 9am - 3pm

2x4x8: A Format Show

2x4x8: A Format Show

Date: July 24 - October 17, 2015
(Normal Business Days)

Admission: Free!

Overview by Hiroki Morinoue

The Donkey Mill Art Center has just opened a new exhibition of works by 22 local artists who were given the challenge of working within a narrow discipline. Each artist was limited to one plank of wood that is 8 feet long, 2 inches wide and 4 inches deep, otherwise known as 2x4s in the building and construction industry. The exhibition was conceived by Hiroki Morinoue, April Matthews and Margaret Shields who curate exhibits for the Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa.

The format concept is more fascinating when one truly considers the limiting conditions under which each artist must work. In addition to the wood, artists were permitted to use stains, paints and different types of varnishes for surface detail. Nails, screws, bolts and glue of any type to hold parts and pieces together were allowed.

"2x4x8: A Format Show" opened at the Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa on Friday, July 24, 2015 and is on view during normal opening hours, Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm until October 17, 2015.

Annual Membership Meeting and 20th Anniversary Celebration

Annual Membership Meeting and 20th Anniversary Celebration

Date: August 22 , 2015

Admission: Free!

Join us on Saturday, August 22 for our Annual Membership Meeting at the Donkey Mill Art Center. The meeting will be immediately followed by a 20th Anniversary Celebration with a blessing, music, food, drink and assorted frivolities. All ages welcome!

2015 Ride the Breaks

2015 Ride the Breaks

Date: August 28 - August 30, 2015
(Friday ~ Sunday)

Admission: Free!

Ft. Steve "Zulu Gremlin" Roybal - "Dance is a physical celebration of life."
Friday from 5pm - 7pm

The Donkey Mill Art Center welcomes 2015 Ride the Breaks, Annual Hip-Hop cultural festival on the Big Island of Hawaii. This Multi-Day Hip Hop Arts Festival takes place from August 28-30 with multiple events in West Hawaii, including elements of Hip Hop; breaking (breakdancing), aerosol art, deejaying, and emceeing.

This year kicks off at the Donkey Mill an Artist Talk by Steve "Zulu Gremlin" Roybal, awarded dancer, choreographer and advocate of Hip-Hop culture. Steve has been active in the Hip Hop community since the early 80's and is on the international panel of judges for the Hip-Hop International World Championships. He has been teaching break dancing since the age of 14 and performed in the first celebration and induction of the Hip Hop culture into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 (his sneakers are currently on exhibit there).

Through performances, competitions, live painting, lectures, demonstrations, and workshops, Ride the Breaks seeks to present elements of Hip Hop in an inclusive and educational way, uniting community members of all ages while highlighting artists in various stages of their career. RTB also brings world renowned dancers and performers from throughout Hawaii, the mainland, and around the world to create a forum for cultural exchange.

Other events on the Calendar for the 2015 Ride the Breaks Include:
Friday, August 28 - After Party from 8-10pm at Big Daddy's Pupus & Beer in Kona
Saturday, August 29 - Break Dance Workshops from 11:30am - 3pm at KTPS in Kealakekua
Saturday, August 29 - Ride the Breaks main event, Hip-Hop and BBoy Battle and Live Art Performance
at the Kona Town Night Market from 6pm-11pm
Sunday, August 30 - All day BBQ at Pine Trees Beach

Cool Fusion: Festival of 1,000 Bowls

Cool Fusion: Festival of 1,000 Bowls

Date: September 26 , 2015

Time: 12:00am - 3:00pm

Admission: $25

Tickets: $20 presale/$25 at the event
Includes handmade bowl of your choice, heaping with home-style, Japanese Somen noodles

Sake tasting: $15
Includes handmade cup to take home

The Donkey Mill Art Center presents its 9th annual Cool Fusion: Festival of 1000 Bowls, a celebration of the ceramic, musical, and culinary arts. This year's event will be held at the Keahou Shopping Center on Saturday, September 26 from 12pm - 3pm, in the theme of Bamboo and Shibori. Enjoy live music, noodles and sake tasting while perusing locally handcrafted ceramic wares. Tickets are $20 presale and $25 at the event. Admission includes a handmade bowl of your choice heaping with home-style, Japanese Somen noodles. Swirls of fine noodles, homemade broth, and special toppings of fresh chopped vegetables will be delicately and artfully presented in petite bowls called a soba choko. Both traditional wheat noodles and gluten-free noodles are available with unlimited refills. Sake tasting at $15 includes a unique ceramic cup (masu) to bring home. Call (808) 322-3362 to reserve your tickets.

For nearly a decade, Cool Fusion has supported ceramics arts and education for people of all ages and abilities at the Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa. The Donkey Mill's ceramic department offers year-round ongoing classes in pottery and sculpture, as well as specialty workshops taught by visiting artists from around the world in a lively exchange of cultures and perspectives.

Each year 1,000 somen noodle bowls are created for this event by renowned ceramics artists from across the island, volunteering in support of the arts. Each bowl is an original work of art, wheel thrown and individually glazed. Guests tend to take great care in selecting their bowls, examining subtleties in the shape, weight and color. Additional hand-made bowls are available for as little as $10 each, with many other pieces of ceramic art. Mix and match your favorite ceramic bowls, cups and mugs or choose complete set of artisanal housewares, made in Hawaii.

In addition to a wonderful selection of handmade bowls and delicious noodles, guests will have the opportunity the Innovations Youth Band led by award-winning local musician and educator, Andrea Lindborg. This Youth Orchestra has received commendation from the Hawaii State Legislature for their artistry and has been featured at the Aloha Theatre and on KAPA FM radio. Accompanied by Luke Clebsch of Bump City, PEAK and the SF Jazz Trio, and Andrea Lindborg of Pele's Passions, PEAK, the Olliephonics, and Bump City, the Innovations Hawaii Youth Orchestra will be playing and singing various blues, reggae, jazz and popular songs to soothe your soul and inspire your senses.

Join us for a lovely and relaxing afternoon to experience the Donkey Mill Art Center's unique role as a crucible for the fusion of the ceramic, musical, and culinary arts in the Kona community.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Date: November 6 - December 12, 2015
(Normal Business Days)

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Admission: Free!

Exhibition: November 6th thru December 9th, 2015, 10-4 daily (closed Sun/Mon)
Artist Reception and Awards: Friday, November 6th, 2015 from 6-8 pm

The 2015 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is the 45th Anniversary celebration of Kona's world famous coffee. Join Donkey Mill Art Center as we prepare for a "Cup Of Excellence" and the Kona Coffee Art Show and Competition.

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

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