Art Wave at the Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel
As the summer heats up and the south swell fills in, the great folks over at Greenroom Gallery helped us throw a killer art gathering at the ever cool Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel. If you remember, the Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel just recently finished their gorgeous remodel that includes a brand new Greenroom Gallery outpost, making it the perfect spot to welcome Waikiki into the world of a couple local Hawai‘i artists.
One of the first events to be held on the Deck, we got to enjoy great music by DJ Miko and Jodhi, sip on specialty cocktails, and watch the sun set over Diamondhead before busting out the Endless Summer to project on the building next door. A great night, it held all the things that make Waikiki such a special place to gather.
I was honored to share the night with the incredibly talented Noa Emberson, an illustrator and screen-printing aficionado whose depictions of familiar Hawai‘i surf scenes drip with an endearing retro feel. We both worked hard to be able to release a bunch of new and original artwork for the show and had a blast showing it off to those who came out.
Some of the my new work featured at the show was a brand new vintage-inspired travel print for Mānoa, as well as, a series of four new 8x10 matted map prints of the Hawaiian islands! I also broke out the ol' paint brush and created three original acrylic works (pictured below).
Mahalo again to all the people at Greenroom Gallery and the Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel for helping make this a special night and to everyone who joined us! Enjoy this quick recap video from the night by Andrew Rizer: