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12 months of Film

12 months of Film

Date: June 26 - June 25, 2015
(Normal Business Days)

Admission: Free!

"12 Months of Film," beginning June 26. On the 4th Thursday of each month at 6pm, the public is invited to join in a preview and reflective dialog of a featured film with a suggested donation of $5 and complimentary popcorn served. Our goal is to provide a monthly gathering place for film buffs to explore, discuss and celebrate the diversity of film; contemporary and classics, narrative as well as documentaries, those that highlight the culture of America but also different parts of the world.

These films are made possible through the generosity of the following Sponsors:
- John Holliday - Host and Signature Donor

- Featured Sponsors -

Kelly Shaw
Koa Realty Inc.

Peaberry & Gallette Cafe
Keauhou Shopping Center

Kona Brewing Company
Providing beer for monthly films and pizza for our family films.

Thanks to you, the Donkey Mill holds a film license for through the Motion Picture Licensing Company.

12 Months of Film
June 2014 - June 2015 at 6pm
Suggested Donation $5 - complimentary popcorn served.

Thursday, June 26 - The Land of Eb
(2012) Andrew Wilson. A Marshallese family struggles to make a new life for themselves.
- This month brought to you by the Lindborg Family

Thursday, July 24 - Fantastic Mr. Fox
(2009) Wes Anderson. An urbane fox returns to his farm raiding ways.
- This month brought to you by The Law Offices of Kim Jackson

August 28 - Cutie and the Boxer
(2013) Documentary exploring the 40 year old marriage of boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko.

September 25 - Vertigo
(1958) Alfred Hitchcock. A retired San Francisco detective with acrophobia investigates strange activities while becoming obsessed with his client.

October 23 - Curse of the Were-Rabbit
(2004) Wallace and his dog Gromit try to solve the mystery of the garden being sabotaged.

November 20 - Her
(2013) The story follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people.

December 18 - Home Alone
(1990) A family film about a boy is mistakenly left behind when his family leaves for a holiday vacation.

January 22 - Rashoman
(1950) Akira Kurosawa. A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from different points of view.

February 26 - The Triplets of Belleville
(2003) Animated comedy film written and directed by Sylvain Chomet.

March 24 - Wadja
(2012) Aaifaa Al Mansour. A Saudi girl competes in a school's Koran recitation competition to pay for her bicycle.

April 23 - Pina
(2011) Wim Wender's stunning documentary paying tribute to legendary choreographer Pina Bausch.
- This month brought to you by I Love Ninja

May 28 - Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
(1988) Pedro Almodovar. Woman tries to find out why her lover left her.
A series of complex intersecting paths.

June 25 - The Big Sleep
(1946) Howard Hawks. A film noir classic. Bogart/Bacall.
- This month brought to you by Kona Trans

ARTISTS OPPORTUNITY: Crafts and Coffee Theme Products Wanted

ARTISTS OPPORTUNITY: Crafts and Coffee Theme Products Wanted

Date: August 1 - October 25, 2014
(Normal Business Days)

Admission: Free!

In honor of this year's Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, we invite artists/crafts-persons to submit their coffee-themed products and handmade wares to be sold in our Gallery Shop. Please email us a short description of yourself and your work by October 25 along with a few photos. Send your submissions to, attn: Margaret and Thalia.



Date: August 15 - October 25, 2014
(Normal Business Days)

Admission: Free!

The Donkey Mill Art Center is seeking some new work for our Gallery Shop. Artists and crafts persons with a line of handmade products are invited to submit their work for review. If you would like to be considered, please email us a short description of yourself and your work along with a few photos.

Items must be individually handmade in Hawaii. Send your submissions to, attn: Margaret

Where Earth Meets Fire: Contemporary Ceramics on the Big Island

Where Earth Meets Fire: Contemporary Ceramics on the Big Island

Date: September 6 - October 31, 2014
(Normal Business Days)

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Admission: Free!

September 6 - October 31, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday, September 6th

This exhibition celebrates the wealth of creative talent in the ceramic arts on Hawaii Island. Donkey Mill Artistic Director Hiroki Morinoue and Ceramics Program Director Claire Seastone selected a group of artists who represent both the excellence and the range that characterizes contemporary ceramics on the Big Island. Rather than focusing on a single style or movement this exhibition creates a dialog between different approaches from conceptual sculpture to exquisitely crafted thrown vessels to take stock of a varied and lively scene. Featured artists include Amber Aguirre, Clayton Amemiya, Gerald Ben, Fumie Bonk, Peter Durst, Steve Freedman, Tim Freeman, Ron Hanatani, Emily Herb, Kate and Will Jacobson, Tina Jensen, Tim Johnson, Linda Jo Kolder, Chiu Leong, Janet Lipps, Monica Mann, Suzanne Merner, Setsuko Morinoue, Gordon Motta, Erik Omundson, Georgia Sartoris, Claire Seastone, Deborah Ozaki, Shelby Smith and Carol Zee.

The ceramics program at the Donkey Mill Art Center has long been a gathering place for Big Island ceramic artists. As well as a varied program of adult and youth classes taught by Claire Seastone and Erik Omundson, the program regularly hosts talks and classes by a variety of internationally known artists. Among others, recent visitors have included Beth Cavener, Ken Matsuzaki, Tip Toland, Richard Notkin, Doug Casebeer and Ah Leon. This February we will welcome Artist and Educator Jason Walker, through the generosity of the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund.

Family Film Night: Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Family Film Night: Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Date: October 23 , 2014

Admission: Free!

Thursday, October 23 at 6pm
Suggested donation: $5 - complimentary popcorn and pizza served
BYO fluffy pillows & blankets

(2004) Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest. Each month the film club meets to watch and discuss films that inspire us.

Made possible through the generosity of: Kelly Shaw of Koa Realty and Peaberry & Galette Cafe in Keahou. Featured Family Film Sponsor: Kona Brewing Company who is donating pizza for our keiki at Family Film Night!


Artist Opportunity: Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Artist Opportunity: Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Date: October 25 - November 1, 2014
(Normal Business Days)

Admission: $5

Accepting Submission forms until October 25, 2014
Intake of accepted work: November 1, 2014
Art Reception: Friday, November 14 at 6pm
Entry Fee: $5 per submission

This fall the Donkey Mill Art Center will again host the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival's annual Art Exhibition, featuring local artwork and handmade items illustrating Kona's rich cultural history. The Festival seeks to preserve, perpetuate and promote Kona's nearly 200-year coffee heritage, featuring 10 days of festivities that honor pioneers, farmers, artisans & coffee!

Artists are invited to submit their original work interpreting Kona's coffee lifestyle. Art must be on the theme of coffee, either by subject matter or medium.

For entry forms:

Artist Opportunity: Hawaii Nei Art Exhibit

Artist Opportunity: Hawaii Nei Art Exhibit

Date: October 25 - December 20, 2014
(Normal Business Days)

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Admission: $10

Accepting submissions on Saturday, October 25 from 11am - 1pm.
Celebrating Native Species of Hawaii - 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.

Pre-registration online is required. Artwork from this Kona Intake will be returned to Donkey Mill December 20, 2014 from 11 am - 2 pm. Entry fee is $10 adult per piece, free for youth under 18 ($5 suggested donation). Cash or check payable to "Hawaiian Silversword Foundation." All art must be submitted in cardboard envelopes that will protect the piece during transport to Hilo. All art must be able to be easily removed from protective cardboard envelope for review.
Visit for details.

Hawaii Artist Collaboration Presents

Hawaii Artist Collaboration Presents

Date: October 30 , 2014

Admission: Free!

Thursday evening potluck - please bring a dish to share
Free Entry

Hawaii Artists Collaboration was conceived to be a gathering place where kupuna and master artists can recharge and reinvigorate their work through a sharing of knowledge and skills, and take this new energy back into their own communities where the next generation can benefit. In 2011 nearly 30 artists came together to share experience and join in creating new works of art by the collaborative process. The result, after three days, was 57 artworks and a life changing experience. Now in their 4th year, they will be concluding an intensive week of work with a multi-artist presentation of process and product. Visit

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Date: November 7 - November 16, 2014
(Normal Business Days)

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Admission: Free!

Art Reception: November 14 at 6pm

Since its inception in 1970 the Festival has sought to preserve, perpetuate and promote Kona's nearly 200-year coffee heritage. The Festival features 10 days of festivities honoring pioneers, farmers, artisans & coffee!

The Donkey Mill Art Center will once again be hosting this year's Kona Coffee Art Exhibition, featuring artwork inspired by Kona coffee. We will also have a variety of coffee themed items for sale including hand-made ceramic wares, coffee soaps and more.
Visit for scheduled events.

Holiday Concert and Silent Auction Fundraiser

Holiday Concert and Silent Auction Fundraiser

Date: November 29 , 2014

Time: 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Admission: $60

with the Bill Noble Jazz Combo
Saturday, November 29 from 4:30pm - 7:30pm
At the Holualoa Inn

Admission: $60 Members/$70 Non-Members
* Limited tickets by presale. Call ahead!

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Donkey Mill Art Center (DMAC) is proud to present the Bill Noble Jazz Combo at the Holiday Affair 2014 at the Holualoa Inn, November 29th at 4:30 p.m. A native of Kohala, Bill Noble is an accomplished sax, flute, and clarinet player and composer whose résume includes performances with Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, The Temptations, and recently, opening for Jennifer Hudson at the Maui Ritz Carlton.

For Holiday Affair 2014, his Jazz Combo will bring the finest island musicians together for an exciting evening of Latin and Jazz favorites. In the beautiful setting of the Malulani Pavilion at the Holualoa Inn, DMAC supporters will enjoy a unique jazz experience while bidding on original works of art, and mingling with friends in a festive holiday spirit. Last year, DMAC's Holiday Affair sold out, and this year's event is expected to fill the Malulani Pavilion to capacity again.

This benefit concert and silent art auction is a fundraising event in support of Donkey Mill Art Center, the home of Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization (FEIN #99-0317895). DMAC and the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture are committed to the excellence of art and cultural education on the Big Island. Visit for info or call: (808) 322-3362

Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House

Date: December 6 , 2014

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Admission: Free!

Saturday Afternoon
Free Admission with tea, coffee and baked goods served
One day only: Members receive 20% off their entire purchase!

Stop by the Donkey Mill Art Center for our Holiday Open House and see what local artists have been creating for the holidays. Original, handmade, creative gifts for all ages include writing journals, natural soaps, drawing sets, sketchbooks, housewares, hand-pulled prints, jewelry, wearable art and more. A craft table will also be set up for the little ones.

December 6 kicks off Holiday shopping at the Mill, with Holiday retail offered through Jan 10, 2015. Membership cards and gift certificates available as well.

We are currently accepting submissions for consignment work for our Holiday sale. Contact Margaret for details: