Experience Volcano Art Center!
The month of March kicks off with the Opening Reception for
Mydock: Visionary Wood Lathe Art, at the VAC Gallery in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, on Saturday March 1, from 5 - 7 pm.
An award-winning wood lathe artist, John Mydock will display his newest body of work, which represents his creative passion for turning and embellishing Hawaiian tropical hardwoods. Mydock moved to Hawai'i Island in 1998 from Florida where he had been known primarily as an airbrush artist on motorcycles and antique automobiles. Seven years ago Mydock began to turn wooden vessels on a lathe. Since then he has developed two signature styles of embellishing his vessels – Pearlizing and Pyrography. With pearlizing, Mydock has reinvented his automotive techniques of airbrushing transparent candy color, gold leafing and pin striping to create a glass-like finish on wooden vessels. Mydock’s pyrography, or wood-burning, requires one to pause and look deeply to see the many images embedded within each individual piece.
The artist notes “My artistic intent for this show is to offer respect for the aina, for the majesty of our volcanoes and the many forms that Creation takes on our islands. My morphing pyrography depicts reef and ocean creatures, birds, petroglyphs, flowers and fauna. My pearlized pieces are representative of the many moods of the volcano and the ocean.”
On March 8, Mydock will demonstrate his pyrography or wood burning techniques on the porch of the Volcano Art Center Gallery from 2 - 4 pm. The exhibit runs through March 30, with the Gallery open daily from 9 am - 5 pm.
The first in an experimental series of "Flash Exhibits" at Hale Ho'omana, will run from March 7 - 11. This exhibit will feature paintings by Margaret Stanton and sculpture by Randy Takaki.
In this special exhibit, Margaret and Randy share their unique vision in
painting and sculpture. Both artist's work begins in the forests of
Hawai‘i Island near it’s active volcanos. Margaret’s paintings are
expressive and colorful. Randy’s sculpture is mysterious and powerful.
Free to the public, this Exhibition runs for five days only March 7 - 11
at Volcano Art Center’s Hale Ho’omana in Volcano Village. Hours are 9
am - 5 pm.
The Opening Reception is Friday, March 7 starting at 5 pm. Music starts at 6 pm, with The Elementalz - Sherri Thal (vocals/violin/percussion) & Brent Magstadt (vocals/guitar) who combine broad horizons of musical experience for a unique blend of original alt-elemental acoustic grooves, from centered Americana to free form fusion instrumentals.
On Saturday, March 8th, take in original guitar bass & drums grooves with Steve Fundy, Margaret Stanton and Maj Balej, from 6 - 8 pm.
On Tuesday, March 11, Margaret will lead an acrylic painting workshop from 10 am - 2 pm, with an open demo at 12:30 pm. This is one of an ongoing series of "Painting with Peggy" workshops, for artists of all levels. Please bring an example of your own work to show the group. Students bring their own supplies and easels. If you have any questions or would like a suggested material list, please email Margaret.
The workshop is free for VAC members/ $20 non-members.