Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park December 2015 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs

‘Ulana niu - coconut weaving
‘Ulana Niu - Coconut Weaving

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News Release Date: November 19, 2015

Contact: Jessica Ferracane/Public Affairs Specialist, 808-985-6018

Hawaii National Park, HI – Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in December. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai'i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs.Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

Learn the Art of Stamping (Kāpala) with Plants. The art of kāpala, or stamping a design on fabric using plants, is a fun and easy way to express your creativity and get in touch with Hawaiian culture. Park rangers will show how to create a beautiful tote bag during this hands-on cultural demonstration, and you get to take your tote home with you. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing 'Ike Hana No'eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.
When: Wed., Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

Kenneth Makuakāne in Concert. Talented and award-winning musician, songwriter and producer Kenneth Makuakāne returns to Kīlauea to perform his beautiful songs. He has received more than 150 nominations and a total of 15 Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards, and in May 2015, Kenneth received the prestigious Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts Lifetime Achievement Award –the youngest recipient to receive the honor. Kenneth's songs have been performed many times at the Merrie Monarch Festival and his music is featured in major motion pictures, including Honeymoon in Las Vegas, Ka'iulani, and Parent Trap in Paradise. He has five solo CDs and two 'ukulele instrumental CDs to his credit. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' Nā Leo Manu, "Heavenly Voices" performances. Free.
When: Wed., Dec. 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium

Presentification: Making the Invisible Visible. The park's new Artist-in-Residence, Dr. Jean-René Leblanc, presents images from Calgary, Hawai'i and Greece to contextualize the new body of work created during his residency. Through a series of images that explore the photographic act as an investigative process, Leblanc will share insight on the interrelation between creative impulse and the creation of photographic artifacts.Dr. Leblanc, a professor of fine arts at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, incorporates infrared spectrum photography into his digital tableaux to "make the invisible visible." of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., Dec. 22 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

'Ulana Niu (Coconut Weaving). Learn how to transform 'ulana niu (coconut fronds) into fun items and take home your creations. Join park rangers as they share their knowledge and love of this popular traditional Hawaiian cultural practice. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing 'Ike Hana No'eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.
When: Wed., Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai



Last updated: November 19, 2015

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