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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 22, 2015
Free Admission
Vintage Hawaiiana Theme

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.

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
Children 12 and under: $15

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 Keauhou Shopping Center on Saturday, September 26 from 11am - 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. Sake cups (masu) are $15 and can be used for a complimentary sake tasting. Call (808) 322-3362 to reserve your tickets.

For nearly a decade, Cool Fusion has supported ceramic 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 ceramic 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, including larger bowls, vases, and cups. Mix and match your favorite ceramic bowls, cups and mugs or choose a 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 to be entertained by the Innovations Youth Orchestra led by Andrea Lindborg, an award-winning local musician and educator. This Youth Orchestra has received a 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!

Important dates:
Intake (submission and delivery of work): Oct 31 from 10am - 2pm
Pickup of work not selected: Nov 3 - 5 from 10am to 3pm
Artist Reception and Awards: Friday, November 6th, 2015 from 6-8 pm
Exhibition: November 6th - December 10th, 2015, 10 - 4 daily (closed Sun/Mon)
Pick-up of work: Dec 12, 2015 from 10am - 2pm
* * The Donkey Mill Art Center is not responsible for artwork that has not been picked up by 2pm on Saturday December 12, 2015.

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.

Donkey Mill Art Center is honored to participate with the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. 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.


Official Rules

1. Art must be on the theme of Kona Coffee and Culture, either by subject matter or media.

2. Only original art and handcrafted pieces are eligible. No reproductions please (except photography or limited editions of hand pulled prints). The majority of the piece must be made or altered by the artist directly, and may include drawings, prints, painting, sculpture, ceramics, mixed-media, wood, fiber, metal.

3. The entry fee for each item is $10. Each artist may enter up to 3 items.

4. A selection committee will choose one to three of artist's submissions. Artists will be notified if work is not selected. Non-selected work may be picked up November 3 thru 5, 10am to 4pm. Artwork must be ready to hang or display.

6. A panel of 3 judges will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. The prizes will be awarded based on use of media, quality of the work, and presentation of the theme of Kona Coffee and Culture. In addition a Peoples' Choice Award will be given at the end of the exhibit.

7. Entry forms, fees and artwork are due October 31, delivered to the Donkey Mill from 10am to 2pm. Artists may offer their selected work for sale during the exhibition. Art sold during the exhibition will net 50% to the artist and Donkey Mill Art Center.

- DMAC Exhibit Contract will be available at intake

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