|Tiki Shark Art|
Joined: Aug 31, 2006
|Posted: 2012-07-21 02:38 am  Permalink|
A-LO-HA Tiki Tribe!
So the show was hung up by the 6th...all went very smooth...
Working with Billy Shire was wonderful. I had heard some things about how gruff he could be, but we had a great time.
I brought in a last minute secret project I had been working on with an art director / underground skate board craft-er - a set of the four classic monsters on skate board planks, and the first issue of TALES FROM THE TIKI LOUNGE on a plank - and Billy loved em all. He had to re-hang a wall, but worked out the measurements so fast it wasn't a problem at all.
Of course it helped that my skate board making buddy Kevin, had gotten us all the hard ware to hang the boards from the walls properly. I showed Billy how easy it was, and we actually had a bit of fun putting 'em up! (Billy was smiling and everything!)
...and he had a reason to, as they became the hot item of the show. The gallery took orders for more opening night (and still are during the rest of the show till July 29th!)
Well, opening night went really well. Lots of folks showed up. Some driving in from far away places like OC and San Diego & Palm Springs! Even some friends I had not seen in over a decade! (Gavin and Paul-Thanks for showing up!) And I got to meet so many new tiki fans, and art fans.... it was the utter banishment of my no-attendance art show nightmare completely!!!
Wow... my head is still spinning. IT couldn't have gone better. Lots sold. And there is even a possible show at La Luz in the future... I requested 2 years to R E A L L Y come up with something bigger and better and completely mind blowing for the tiki tribe... and Billy agreed. Even gave some advise and direction. (But, more on that in about 2 years)
Till then, Big ALOHA & MAHALO to LA Luz De Jesus Gallery, to Billy Shire, to Matt Kennedy, To Kenny, Big Toe, Nick Camera, Hassan, Holden, Doug, Eric & Manuel, Kevin and Allen and...(whew!) everyone! ...to all my special friends & family, to the tiki tribe folks, and to Every single person who took the time to come in on a friday night and see my first big La Luz show.
I promise you I will actually learn how to paint, and then show you something even better in my next show! ..., and taking your eye balls on a tiki-adventure to yet stranger tiki-fied lands and dimensions in new and marvelous but as yet unknown ways in 2014!
[ This Message was edited by: Tiki Shark Art 2012-07-21 02:44 ]