Good times at the Clark Little two year anniversary party of his North Shore gallery last night. Besides Clark being on hand to sign autographs and people being able to win a GoPro Hero 3 in a raffle, Kelly Slater auctioned off canvas prints with proceeds going to Waves For Water. Video: PK.
Talking to Craig Stecyk isn't like talking to most people — it's way better. That's why when we saw him sauntering down the hall like he does, we pulled him aside and asked him a few questions about his involvement in the upcoming Anti Canvas Art Show, happening December 7th in Honolulu. And while the conversation began with how he made the inspiartion for his Anti Canvas submission, it naturally was a little bit funnier than that.. So, we learned how one day Stecyk fell asleep against what he thought was Bob Hurley's palm tree, but after he woke up he realized it was probably Bob's neighbor's palm tree. But nonetheless, Bob said it was no biggy, and Steyck proceeded to take a picture of a different palm tree down the road. After some computer trickery with colors and design Stecyk was left with a perfectly great Anti Canvas submission. Stecyk added that the Anti Canvas show is his favorite one of the year because it's so opened-ended. And with that we'll say, we can't wait to see the rest of these stories play out onto not, canvas, but boardshorts.
Jason Maloney gave us a sneak peek of his Anti Canvas art along with some insight into the unique art show. Click through to hear his thoughts and whet your pallete a few weeks before the show, taking place in Honolulu on December 7th.
We've all seen fish tacos, but what about taco fish? Sounds delicious, looks even cooler. The theme of the latest Hurley Wahoo's takeover is an underwater party called "Clam Jam." Our very own Josh "JOSHR" Grelock and Jennie Cotterill have collaborated at the Laguna Beach location to create a Neptunian Coachella, complete with a fish vocalist, octopus drummer and mermaid guitarist (with a variety of maritime groupies). Press play to sea for yourself.
Give a bunch of artists blank skate decks, tell them to bring back monsters and you'll get one creeptastic collection of cruisers. And then, if you're anything like us, you'll throw an art show with all the monstorously cool skate decks. And that's exactly what we did: last Thursday bats, witches, skeletons, ghouls and even some human bone adorned the walls of 225 Forest in Laguna — and. it. was. epic. Click the play button to check out the creepishly awesome night.
Jason Maloney and Evan "Stink" Rossell were busy this week painting the town red… and every other color imaginable. The back half of Wahoo's in Costa Mesa is now home to elephants, bats and other creatures. You can see the beaut for yourself (it's pretty hard to miss) on the corner of 19th & Placentia, or just by watching this video.
Also... big thanks to Wahoo's for offering up their walls as a canvas.
There were a lot of reasons to celebrate in Bali last week, besides the obvious fact that it's Bali. Yep, on top of being in one of the dreamiest locations on earth, Hurley Bali put on an art show featuring Hahan from Jogjakarta and live shows from Shaggy Dog and Poppies Soldier - who were joined onstage by Rob Machado and Jon Foreman from Switchfoot. Click through for more photos from the night.
Sometimes it's hard to imagine what goes into creating art when we're busy being wowed by the final product. Well an Indonesian filmmaker decided he wanted to show more. The Dreamer is a movie centered around the process of making art – the trials, tribulations, inspiration and construction from start to finish. Inspired by the youthful art culture that is emerging in Indonesia, he chose to follow Uji Handako. Uji, also known as Hahan, is a young emerging artist and a singer in multiple bands with a distinctive Andy Warhol-esque fashion style. We'd say he's pretty much a modern day Indonesian renaissance man. Take a look at trailer one and two of The Dreamer to see Uji and his journey to create an experimental art piece for Bazaar Art Jakarta, the biggest art fair in Indonesia.
The surf might be over, the jerseys dry, the trophies on the mantle pieces and the US Open of Surfing mostly done and over with – but the art created on the Art Wall at the US Open of Surfing will continue to live on. Everyday we've been giving out pieces of the wall printed onto Hurley boardshorts and Converse shoes – and today we've upped the anty. The winners selected from todays Art Wall posts will win an actual chunk of the canvas, how cool is that! This video takes a look at the latter half of the collaborative creation, we like to call the art wall. It's fun, creative and inspiring art that will be living on beyond the US Open. To see the art wall come to life, watch Part 1 and Part 1.5 too! All videos: YB
The US Open of Surfing is a celebration of not just surf, skate, music and beach culture — but it's also a time and place to celebrate art. Because it would be silly to deny the relationship our sport has to the art realm. Take a look under most surfer's boards and you'll see some sort of doodle, and then take a look at the US Open of Surfing art wall today and you'll see a hover boarding hamburger. So you see? The two go hand in hand. Because hover boarding is pretty similar to skating (just go with us on this one). So to celebrate that symbiotic relationship, we're bringing a new artist to the art wall every day and letting them have at it with their paint strokes and mad genius. This video takes a look back at the first three days of what is sure to be another great year at the US Open of Surfing. Press play if you're so inclined.