Introduction to Flameworking at VAC

Flameworking, also known as lampworking or torchworking, is a type of glasswork whereby the artist uses a torch or lamp to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is melted and shaped with tools and hand movements, forming beads, figurines or other similar miniature artwork.

Crafty keiki they are

Akoni Perry, 10, turns on his lightsaber made from a straw and an LED light June 19 during a craft session where participants made their own mini lightsabers at Hilo Public Library.

Ohia Challenge winner announced

An innovative strategy to use unmanned aircraft systems and remote sensing devices to detect a fungus decimating Hawaiian forests earned Ryan Perroy of the University of Hawaii at Hilo the $70,000 Ohia Challenge prize.

Halauolaokalani to perform at national park

Volcano Art Center’s Hula Arts at Kilauea performance series continues at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, with a presentation of hula kahiko by Halauolaokalani under the direction of kumu hula Moses Kaho‘okele Crabbe.

July’s artist in residence presents month of inspiration at HVNP

West Texas rancher and painter Alice Leese, selected as July’s artist in residence at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, will unveil her evocative, colorful paintings, which were inspired by the park’s volcanic landscapes, as part of the park’s After Dark in the Park program at 7 p.m. today in the Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium. The program is free, but park entrance fees apply.

Celebrating a century

Michiko Ryan, center, celebrated her 100th birthday June 23. She has been a member with Pomaikai Senior Club for more than 10 years. She participants in the ukulele entrainment group, which performs 12 shows a year at various care centers. Ryan also loves Mah Jong and Rummie Cube and is a wicked player.