tue13feb7:00 pmAfter Dark in the Park - February 13, 2024Woodturning in Hawaiʻi: A Rich Hawaiian Tradition7:00 pm(GMT-10:00) Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium


February 13, 2024 7:00 pm(GMT-10:00)


Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

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Woodturning in Hawaiʻi: A Rich Hawaiian Tradition

Native Hawaiians have been carving wooden bowls for centuries. Originally, these skilled artisans shaped the wood using tools made from coral, lava, pumice stone, and sometimes, shark or stingray skins to finish the surfaces. The result was the highly prized ‘umeke lā‘au. Today, the tradition lives on in Hawaii’s woodturners using modern lathes and metal tools. Their work can be seen in art galleries, hotels, and museums throughout Hawaiʻi. Join us for a special evening with Mark Stebbins of the Big Island Woodturners as he shares the tools, skills, and examples of beautiful ‘umeke.

When: February 13 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium

Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s ongoing After Dark in the Park series of programs.

Event is free, however your suggested $2.00 donation helps support park programs. Park entrance fees apply.

For information, call (808) 985-6011.

Program co-sponsored by Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.