Pattern and Flow - Traditional and Contemporary Ipu Decoration on the Big Island
Date: June 14 - August 31, 2014
(Normal Business Days)
Exhibiting June 14 - August 31
Opening Reception and Aloha Style Potluck: Saturday, June 14th from 6-9pm
With Special artist talk by Georgia Sartoris and Elroy Juan
Free Admission - please bring a dish or beverage to share.
Materials and techniques are preserved and transformed as they flow through the hands of each generation of artists. The Donkey Mill Art Center (DMAC) is proud to host Pattern and Flow, an exhibit featuring the work of local artists Gary Eoff, Michael Harburg, Elroy Juan, Cliff Johns and Georgia Sartoris. This exhibition explores traditional and contemporary Hawaiian gourd decoration in the hands of five of today's finest practitioners of the art. Their approaches range from meticulous use of original materials, techniques and patterns to spontaneous celebrations, even deconstructions, of the sensual rounded form of the ipu or Hawaiian gourd.
Pattern and Flow Exhibit will also feature two wall installations designed by DMAC's Teaching Artists, Lindsay Lander, Miho Morinoue and Margaret Shields. Recently, these artists created a 6000 sq ft backdrop for a ballet using a pochoir or stencil style technique. The success of this collaboration lead them to further explore their new vocabulary, culminating in their textile installation in the DMAC gallery. Beginning with a technique that is as ancient as hands outlined on a cave wall, they have created a new visual vocabulary that playfully and dynamically brings together the individual artists in a celebration of paint.
12 months of Film
Date: June 26 - June 25, 2015
(Normal Business Days)
"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 -
Koa Realty Inc.
Peaberry & Gallette Cafe
Keauhou Shopping Center
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
Artist Presentation & Performance with Susan Rawcliffe
Date: July 31 , 2014
Suggested Donation: $5
Potluck - please bring a dish to share
Susan Rawcliffe is an explorer of primeval soundscapes. She is a master flute maker, player and researcher as well as a master didjeridu player. Her work evolves through a circular process of making acoustical copies of ancient and contemporary specimens, learning to play them, and investing new insights into the creation of more instruments to then learn to play. She delights in exotic and potent sounds, whether as a performer, a creator of musical instruments and sculptures or a researcher into ancient flutes and their music. She will be teaching a specialty workshop in ceramics in August and is brought to the Donkey Mill through the Honolulu Potters Guild.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Coffee Themed
Date: August 1 - October 25, 2014
(Normal Business Days)
This November, the Donkey Mill Art Center will once again be hosting the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Exhibit. 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! We invite both artists and crafts-persons to participate, with coffee-themed art work for the exhibit, or coffee themed products for our Gallery Shop. Please email us a short description of yourself and your work by October 25 along with a few photos. Items must be individually handmade in Hawaii by the artist. Send your submissions to email@example.com, attn: Margaret and Thalia.
CALL TO ARTISTS
Date: August 15 - October 25, 2014
(Normal Business Days)
The Donkey Mill Art Center is seeking some new work for our Gallery Shop. Artists and crafts persons with a line of finished work 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 by the artist. Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, attn: Margaret
Materials Safety with John Matsushita
Date: August 23 , 2014
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Suggested donation: $10
Protect yourself, those around you, your space,and the environment for years of healthy art practice. Learn about the safe use and handling of materials most frequently used in making art as well as how to inform yourself about any material including best practices for storage and disposal.
Film Night: Cutie and the Boxer
Date: August 28 , 2014
Suggested Donation: $5 - complimentary popcorn served
(2013) Documentary exploring the chaotic 40-year marriage of boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Not wanting be her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own, through her own art. 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. Thanks to our hosts, Eric Edwards and John Holliday, we now have a big screen and soft chairs! Join us!
Film Night: Vertigo
Date: September 25 , 2014
Suggested donation: $5 with complimentary popcorn served
(1958) Alfred Hitchcock. A retired San Francisco detective with acrophobia investigates strange activities while becoming obsessed with his client. Join us for a preview and reflective dialog of this featured film. 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.
Made possible through the generosity of:
Kelly Shaw of Koa Realty Inc. and Peaberry & Gallette Cafe.
Cool Fusion: Festival of 1,000 Bowls
Date: September 27 , 2014
Time: 12:00am - 3:00pm
The Donkey Mill Art Center presents its eighth annual celebration of the ceramic, musical, and culinary arts. Enjoy live music, delicious food, and handcrafted ceramic artwork in the cool Kona uplands at the Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa.
Admission is $25 for adults and $12 for children, and includes a lunch of Japanese somen noodles as well as a hand made pottery bowl to take home. Pre-sale tickets are available at the discounted price of $20 for adults and $10. Additional ceramic art will be available for purchase. All funds raised support the Donkey Mill Art Center's Ceramics Program.
Somen is a signature Japanese summer dish served cold. Very thin noodles, broth, and special toppings are artfully presented in a personal-sized bowl called a soba choko. Both traditional wheat noodles and gluten-free noodles will be available.
For the first time this year, handmade sake cups will also be offered for sale. Additional hand-made bowls can be purchased for as little as $10 each, and many other pieces of ceramic art, including larger bowls, vases, and cups, will also be available.
In keeping with the Donkey Mill's mission to support a wide variety of local arts, the event will feature Brazilian style music by local musician Andrea Lindborg, an awarded musician and educator. As a special treat, she will bring her best student musicians from Innovations Public Charter School to perform for our guests.
All funds raised at Cool Fusion will support the Donkey Mill Ceramics Department's mission to bring clay art to people of all ages and abilities in our community. Along with year-round ongoing classes in pottery and sculpture, the program also offers specialty workshops taught by visiting artists from around the world. This lively exchange of cultures and perspectives brings an essential flow of fresh ideas into our local arts scene. The funds raised at Cool Fusion allow the Donkey Mill to continue to offer its high quality programs to the community.
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.
Artist Opportunity: Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition
Date: September 29 , 2014
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Accepting Submissions Monday, September 29 from 10am - 2pm. Volunteers needed to help with intake, call Kate Jacobson, 987-9196.
The Hawaii Craftsman 47th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition is Oct 10-Nov. 1 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. Artists from all islands can enter traditional or non-traditional, functional or non-functional craft with a fresh approach in categories of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or mixed media. $2500 cash prizes. To make it easier for artists to enter, we’ve setup 3 locations island wide for intake. Final jurying in Volcano Village. Selected Big Island entries are shipped to Oahu.
Prior drop off of artwork entries wrapped securely for transport to Volcano. Large pieces need to be taken directly to Volcano Sept. 30 jurying. All others will be transported by volunteers in your original packed boxes. If you are not going to be present for jurying and pickup of work, include necessary instructions with your piece(s). Online pre-registration available.
Read full prospectus for complete details at www.hawaiicraftsmen.org
Artist Opportunity: Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
Date: October 25 - November 1, 2014
(Normal Business Days)
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.
Visit: www.konacoffeefest.com for details.
Artist Opportunity: Hawaii Nei Art Exhibit
Date: October 25 - December 20, 2014
(Normal Business Days)
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
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 www.hawaiineiartcontest.org for details.
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
Date: November 7 - November 16, 2014
(Normal Business Days)
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
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 www.konacoffeefest.com for scheduled events.