The Donkey Mill Art Center has received an award from the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation for its proposal, “Cycles of Life.” The award is given to nonprofit organizations that aim to nurture and promote Hawaii as a global center for the exchange of contemporary art and artists. The fund supports projects and initiatives that afford artists opportunities to immerse themselves in new environments and to absorb different influences.
The intention of “Cycles of Life” is to provide a forum for artists, students and community members to gain a deeper understanding of how artists create a language to interpret and articulate their understanding of the world. This year’s invited artists-in-residence are fiber artist Nathalie Miebach, painter and photographer Holly Roberts and ceramic sculptor Tip Toland. Each artist uses personal patterns, symbols and images to create visual manifestations of interior dialogues.
Through action and discourse between community members and the visiting artists, each person can raise the bar of creativity to higher levels. “Cycles of Life” will introduce unique artistic genres and present a contemporary twist to the ancient tradition of storytelling.
Donkey Mill Art Center is located three miles south of Holualoa Village on Mamalahoa Highway. For more information, visit donkeymillartcenter.org or call 322-3362.