VAC announces February events


The Volcano Art Center will present the following events and classes at no charge at its Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village, unless noted:

c A Buddhist healing meditation class is slated from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Students will engage in meditations to train their minds in the inner causes of fulfillment to discover a lasting source of happiness. For more, contact Patty Johnson at 985-7470.

c “Surfing the Sonic Sky” will be screened at 6 p.m. Monday. The film explores “transcendent tonality.”

c A “Valentine Jazz Club” will open from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The event features the jazzy sounds of the Brandon Shannon Trio and a skit performed by Angie and Tanya. Admission is $5.

c An informational hula arts demonstration is planned from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 16 near the VAC Gallery at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Halau Na Pua Haaheo O Kona will perform with kumu hula Roy Palacat. Bring a sitting mat and be prepared for changing weather conditions. A hands-on cultural demonstration is planned from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the same day on the gallery lanai. Park entrance fees apply.

c Rob Kennedy will lead beginner’s yoga from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18. The class is slow-paced, with an emphasis on individual growth. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and bring a mat or large towel. Classes are ongoing and cost $5 per session.

c “Dancing the Spirit,” featuring Korean masks, folk arts and a culture exhibit, is slated from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 and 25 to 28. The exhibit will be held at the Rainforest Gallery at Niaulani. Presentations and workshops on Korean mask dance-drama are available for school groups. To book a school presentation, contact Bonnie at 333-2730.

c Patricia Hoban will teach “Process Painting — Spirit of Creativity” from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Students will experiment, explore and discover how to paint with spontaneous expression. The class costs $45, or $40 for center members, plus a $5 supply fee. Bring lunch and beverage and wear painting clothes. Call the center to register.

c “Korean Mask Dance,” featuring Halla Huhm Korean Dance Studio under the direction of Mary Jo Freshley, will be performed at 2 p.m. Feb. 23. The performance includes folk dances and a Korean percussion ensemble.

For more on any of these events, call 967-8222 or visit volcanoartcenter.org.