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Surf Art and The Surfer Round 2!

The Island of Oahu has some of the best waves in the world, creating a place where surfers of all kinds can thrive. Right in the middle of the island on the way to the legendary North Shore, lies the town of Wahiawa, a place many surfers drive by every day. We at STN love both surfing and Wahiawa and are constantly asking ourselves how to best incorporate the two while contributing to this town!

So, on November 21st and 22nd, 6-10 pm we want to put Wahiawa on the map and make this a culturally vivid place. Taking our passion for surfing, art, and Wahiawa, we are putting on our 2nd annual art festival, with the theme ‘’Surf Art & the Surfer”. We want to celebrate this sport and the people around it!

We are featuring some of the island’s top artists like  Susanne Ball, Mark Brown, Peter Sterling, Ben Trail and many more! We are stoked to have secured an amazing live-music lineup including: The Ron Artis Family Band (Friday, 11/21/14 @ 9-10pm) and Streetlight Cadence (Saturday, 11/22/14, 6:30-7:30pm)! Our coffee bar – Surfer’s Coffee Bar-  will be open for you to enjoy some delicious drinks and will also include exhibits and collections from surf icons like Mark Cunningham and Al Frenzel.

Something new we are excited to feature this year is a live art showcase each night. The live art will be done on surfboard blanks donated by John Carper, Eric Arakawa, and Ron Maize and will be custom-painted by local surfboard artists! The special edition  boards will then be put up for online auction and all the proceeds will go to buying surfboards for kids in Bangladesh!

All of STN’s property, parking lots, and Kamehameha storefronts will be full of surf art, photography, food, live music, vendors and live art. Come join the festivities and help us make Wahiawa come alive!

 

 

 

Natalie Johansson 

 

 

Aloha, Clark

Iconic Hawaiian artist Clark Takashima tragically passed away last weekend and here at STN we are saddened by the loss of this friend and supporter. Clark was not only a famous surf artist on the island, but had a heart to give back through his passion. He was a returning headline artist in several of our art shows and generously donated a portion of the sales made to our kids’ program, Ulu Pono.

Mahalo for your contribution to art on the island and being part of inspiring the kids in this at-risk neighborhood to pursue art.

 

Clark working on a collaborative art piece at the Ulu Pono art show in 2012.

The Back Room

Last month, we had a new surprise addition to the STN buildings.

Carson Myers, longtime friend and staff member at STN had been sneakily putting together a room where the artists of STN could create in their free time. Through Carson’s vision and hard work, the back of a run-down house became ‘The Back Room’ and Carson held an opening party to celebrate.

We love this room and are excited to see the amazing creations that come out of there. Thanks Carson!

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Interactive Installations

I always wish I could be one of the lucky unsuspecting people that happens upon these fun interactive installations. They seem to be popping up everywhere! Have you ever been the one to that gets to try something like this out? Continue Reading