Red Cinder Creativity Center
Red Cinder Creativity Center is place where artists can be granted the space, time, and encouragement to pursue their work free of outside distractions. That´s the basic principle of all artists´ colonies; however, most require a residency of at least 4 weeks. This excludes many serious artists who, for whatever reason, also have to earn a living doing other work. So the typical stay for an artist at Red Cinder is 10 days to 2 weeks enough time to complete a short-term project or get a longer one well started.
Exhibition in the online gallery.
Each visiting artist has a private workspace or live-work space. Baths are shared. Bed and bath linens are provided; laundry service is available in Ocean View or Na´alehu, the nearest towns.
Visual Artist Studio :A 625-square-foot space in a converted barn (other half of the total 1,250 square feet is the director´s studio). Natural light, with sliding glass doors, screened shutters creating excellent ventilation. Running water, cement floor. Easel and taboret on site; visiting artists furnish all other equipment. Lodging in the main house (Paniolo Room).
Dance Studio :A 480-square-foot live-work space on the lower level of the main house, suitable for a dancer or dancers requiring limited space for movement (24 x 20 ft.). Sprung floor, movable mirrors.
Ohia Studio:A live-work space with desk in the main house, suitable for a writer, musician, photographer, or video artist.
Honu (Basking Turtle) Room :A live-work space with desk in the main house, suitable for a writer, musician, photographer, or video artist.
Red Cinder is located at the end of rural Lorenzo Road, about 1 mile north of Highway 11 (the Big Island "loop road"), just a few hundred yards west of the turnoff to South Point (Ka Lae).
The ten-acre property lies at 2,200 feet elevation on the gentle southerly slope of Mauna Loa (one of the island´s three volcanoes). Directions in Hawai´i are often indicated by where something is in relation to the mountain (inland) or the sea. Toward the mountain is mauka. Toward the ocean is makai.