Artist John Dawson at Volcano Art Center

August 26, 2017, 10:30 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 4:38 PM
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Apapane and Iiwi Lehua by John Dawson. Courtesy photo.

In conjunction with the Volcano Art Center Gallery exhibit, Live Long and Prosper Mighty ʻŌhiʻa, artist John Dawson will be sharing his art as well as personal stories and inspiration on Thurs., Aug. 31, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus. The exhibit will also celebrate Dawson’s 80th birthday.

Dawson’s artwork is included within the maps provided to all visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park as well as the stunning educational display inside the Kīlauea Visitor Center.  One of Dawson’s proudest accomplishments is the Nature in America stamp series, which includes a lively depiction of the Hawaiian rainforest created for the United States Postal Service.

Dawson’s resume includes many major assignments and has appeared in national publications for the National Geographic Society, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon Society, United Nations, the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center and more. With decades of experience, Dawson’s work continues to captivate and grace the walls of many island residents who appreciate Hawai‘i’s native flora and fauna.

This evening is part of a once-a-month series at the Volcano Art Center that focuses on art, Hawaiian culture and our environment.  The series is intended to inspire and foster community connections. Presentations are free, however, donations are greatly appreciated.

The Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village. For more information, call (808) 967-8222 or visit







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