Hawaiian Fibers: A Metaphor for Time
Date: April 12 - June 29, 2013
(Normal Business Days)
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Featuring two of Hawaii's masters in the fiber arts, Gary Eoff and Ed Kaneko. This exhibition explores present traditional Hawaiian fiber arts: Lauahala, Kapa and Cordage as a metaphor for social bonding and generational relationships. It also demonstrates the evolution of design based on societal needs in contrast to contemporary ideas about form and narrative elements and inspires the viewer to consider the importance of protecting plant based resources.
This exhibit traces the evolution of fibers and fiber art, showing their usage through time.
Born out of necessity for the survival of the Polynesian culture, today, we use the same materials and skills to perpetuate traditions as well as creating new art forms.
Our imperative is to pass on these practices and to protect those natural and cultural resources for all future generations.
- Gary Eoff
Date: June 25 , 2013
Tuesday, June 25 at 7pm
$5 Cash only at the door
Come listen To True stories, told live!
(like "The Moth", "Live Bait" etc.)
We'll have normal people telling real stories in 5-12 minute presentations --happy, sad, poignant or hilarious, we'll have it all. (Some stories may not be appropriate for children or houseplants).
Bring a lawn chair, a cooler and all of your friends! This will be The best $5 admission you'll spend all
summer! We intend on This being an ongoing activity and now you have the chance to be at the first ever, out on the lawn of the Donkey Mill Center in Holualoa.
We're still looking for good presenters - who would you recommend?
info@DonkeyTails.org or (808) 322-3362.
* image by Steve Hall
Riley Lee: The Sound of Bamboo
Date: June 28 , 2013
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Children under 12 free by advance reservation: (808) 322-3362
Please bring a dish to share. We will break bread together before the performance begins at 5:15pm. The actual performance will be an hour and a half.
An evening of Shakuhachi with the visiting master.
RILEY LEE began playing the shakuhachi (bamboo flute) in Japan in 1971, studying with Chikuho Sakai until 1980, and has been a student of Katsuya Yokoyama since 1984. He was given the rank of Dai Shihan (grand master) in 1980.
Riley's studies with traditional teachers in Japan have included such peculiar methods as practicing barefoot in the snow, blowing into his flute under waterfalls and in blizzards until icicles form at its end, and running the Boston Marathon and then playing taiko drums at the finish line.
* Photo by Rudi van Starrex
Hear his music at:www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7nX23-DyWs
Cool Fusion - Festival of 1,000 Bowls
Date: September 7 , 2013
Time: 12:00am - 3:00pm
"To Slurp or not to Slurp, that is the Question."
The seventh annual event, "Cool Fusion: The Festival of 1000 Bowls" will be held on Saturday, September 7 at the Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa. Escape the heat of summer and head up the hill to breezy Kona coffee land where you can enjoy a refreshing lunch of somen noodles served in a handmade bowl of your choice. Relax on the lawn of the art center while you enjoy live music by Grammy and multiple Na Hoku Hano Hano award winning slack key artist John Keawe.
Local ceramic artists have volunteered their time and energy to create an astounding 1000 handmade noodle bowls, which will be displayed the day of the event. Upon arriving, each guest chooses one of these beautiful bowls -- which they will keep -- to enjoy a light lunch of Japanese cold somen noodles. (Somen, known to Japanese as " queen of all noodles", is a signature summer dish served cold. Very thin, wheat flour noodles are artfully presented -- served in a special broth with an array of carefully prepared toppings, in a personal-sized bowl called a soba choko).
The Ceramics Department at the Donkey Mill Art Center has been bringing clay art to the community for over 10 years. Our classes are open to people of all ages and abilities, and the healing power of clay has influenced hundreds of people in our community by giving them access to this medium of expression and creativity. We also bring in visiting artists from around the world to teach workshops, expanding the horizons of local artists and bringing in students from all over to study different methods and techniques. All proceeds from this event go to support the Ceramics Department, allowing us to upgrade equipment and keep those kilns firing so that young and old can keep their hands in the mud. Admission is $25 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under, and additional bowls can be purchased for $10 each. We will also have larger bowls for sale, as well as other handmade ceramic items.
Kick your shoes off and enjoy as new and old friends come together to support this vibrant community art center. For more details, call 808 322-3362 or visit donkeymillartcenter.org.
And yes, slurping is encouraged!
Intake for Hawaii Nei Exhibit: Celebrating Native Species of Hawaii
Date: October 19 , 2013
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Exhibiting November at Wailoa Center in Hilo.
The Wailoa Arts and Cultural Center will host their annual juried art exhibit celebrating the native flora and fauna of Hawaii Island. Amateur and professional artists of all ages are invited to submit works of art celebrating native plants, animals and habitats of our beloved island.
For more info, contact:
WAILOA ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER
at 808-933-0416, E-mail: WAILOA@YAHOO.COM
* Image by Sally Lundburg
Wao Akua, (understory), 40" x 72", mixed media