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Fundraiser to Support Volcano Art Center’s ‘Fire Arts’

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Ceramic teacups. Courtesy photo from Volcano Art Center.

Volcano Art Center (VAC) invites the community to support its fire arts programs during a fundraising event, A Taste of Tea & Pottery. The benefit will be held on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. at VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Admission is $25 for VAC members or $30 for non-members and includes a choice of one handmade teacup or bowl, fresh Hawai‘i-grown tea tastings and a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. The event will include door prizes and a silent auction. Tea cakes, cookies, and additional teas and teacups will be available for sale.

The benefit will also feature pottery and stained-glass demonstrations, as well as a talk entitled “History and Future of Tea Growing in Hawai’i” by Eva Lee. A special two-hour East African handbuilding ceramics class taught by Erik Wold will be offered for ticket holders. The class will also be available as a stand-alone event for a fee of $30 for VAC members and $35 non-members.

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Proceeds from the event will help support and expand the Fire Arts Program at VAC, including high-fire pottery, flame-worked glass, stained glass and ceramic classes.

To purchase tickets, call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org. Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

Flyer courtesy of Volcano Art Center

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