Monday, September 27, 2010

Local Artist Shane-O featured at the La Jolla Art and Wine Festival

Harbour Surfboards employee and artist, Shane Bowman is one of the artists to be featured at the upcoming La Jolla Art and Wine Festival. Shane is a local kid who attends Long Beach State and is in the art program there.

A little about his artwork:

The influence of the ocean and its surroundings inspire me to create paintings and drawings with a little twist on nature. I realized art does not have to be a delicate oil painting stuck on a wall; it can be tangible and common without depreciating the value and beauty of the work. In the spirit of this idea some of my paintings have been done on surfboards, old fins, old cabinet doors, recycled plywood, and sheet metal so it can be displayed outside.
My artwork in this event will be featuring the exploration of this idea through the use of acrylic and oil mediums. There will also be one of a kind hand-painted trucker hats.

About the event:

Shane was lucky enough to be 1 of the 14 artists selected under the "Emerging Artist Scholarship" category for the 2010 La Jolla Art and Wine Festival.

The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival takes place on October 9 and 10 from 11:00am -6:00pm on Upper Girard Avenue between Pearl Ave. and Genter St. The event donates all proceeds to key programs at three area public schools: La Jolla, Torrey Pines, and Bird Rock Elementary. These commonly underfunded programs include art, music, science, physical education, technology, and on-site medical care by a school nurse. All three beneficiaries are part of the financially troubled San Diego Unified School District.

Besides supporting a good cause there are plenty other reasons to come down and check out the event:
- There is going to be over 100 artists- with just about anything you can think of: 2D, 3D, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, fibers, etc.
- Live music will be played by multiple artists throughout the event
- A beer and wine garden featuring wines and beers from the region
-local restaurant and farmer's market vendors

Tickets: $15 for 2-day pass, $10 for 1-day

For more info go to
or visit his blog at

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