Art Project Paia to Present SURF'S UP!, Begin. 12/28

Art Project Paia to Present SURF'S UP!, Begin. 12/28

Kicking off the wave season on Maui's North Shore, Art Project Paia presents Surf's Up!, a new mixed art exhibition featuring a very eclectic group of artists who share a fascination with surf.

Featuring a wide variety of art forms, the group show includes: neon art, surfboard art, wave/surfer collages, color photography showing the abstraction of surfing and some classic photos of some of Maui's most famous surfers. Artists presenting work are: Erik Aeder, Shawna Ankenbrandt, David Burdeny, Michael Torquato de Nicola, Micky Eskimo, Jay Kelly, Kim McDonald, Gay Summer Rick and Lisa Schulte.

"In this show we are bringing a collection of local and mainland artists who have a connection to surf and the extreme sports on Maui, either because they live and work here or because that is their passion," explains Tatiana Botton, photographer and owner of Art Project Paia.

Surf's Up! opening reception will be held on Saturday, December 28, from 5pm - 10pm, with music by DJ Artist Ray Masters. This is an opportunity to meet artists of the show and the gallery owner in person, as well as a fun and exciting chance for aspiring and veteran collectors to acquire work. Ten percent of all proceeds from the reception will benefit the Surfrider Foundation - Maui Chapter.

"For Winter 2013/2014 we want the art we present to be in close relationship to the environment around us," says Botton. "In that spirit as well, the nonprofit we are donating to for Surf's Up! is dedicated to preserving our beaches and protecting recreational and cultural sites."

The exhibition will run daily from 11am - 5pm, December 28, 2013, through May 2014.

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