WHAT: BERT ART SHOW by the anonymous surf street artist BERT WHEN: Friday Dec. 13th 6pm-midnight WHERE: 3rd Stone at the Waialua Sugar Mill – North Shore Oahu (67-106 Kealohanui St., Waialua)
Anonymous surf street artist BERT will be displaying a collection of canvas work based on his street art designs at the 3rd Stone Gallery located at the Oahu North Shore historic Waialua Sugar Mill on Friday December 13th, 2013 from 6pm-midnight. There will be live music, food, drink and a raffle with proceeds donated to Hale’iwa Elementary School. First 25 people will receive a FREE BERT x TSHERMS collaboration tshirt.
For the first time ever, BERT’s designs will be hand painted on canvas in his first highly anticipated gallery show. Each painting is rendered by brush and finished with spray paint through a hand cut stencil creating a unique blend of traditional painting with contemporary urban art.
Additional photography by legendary surf photographer and icon Steve Sherman documenting rare glimpses of the ASP WCT from behind the scenes will also be on display. Supporting North Shore and Volcom cartoonist Drew Toonz will be live painting murals on a towering stack of derelict cars and performing with his band ‘The Resorts.’
This show is a celebration of the conclusion of the 2013 BERT PROJECT, a celebration of the conclusion of the 2013 ASP WCT season and a fundraiser for the North Shore community.
As of date, BERT has documented each of the past 9 Championship Tour contests through designs painted in the streets all around San Diego and Hawaii showcasing each winner, along with the story that unfolded during the span of each contest including Joel Parkinson giving Kelly Slater the finger while tugging over the Snapper Rocks trophy in San Clemente, Jordy Smith painted 17 feet tall in the Cristo Redentor pose with the Rio trophy in hand in Carlsbad, Taj Burrow as a 70 year old Grom in Oceanside, Ace Buchan atop a pile of severed heads and Kelly Slater being hoisted off the ground by 4 Fijian female islanders in Encinitas.
BERT’s ability to dissect surf culture and reassemble it into cleverly designed street art installations has caught the attention of many professional surfers including Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning, as well as media including Surfline.com, ESPN.com, the Surfer’s Journal, Surfing Magazine, Surfer Magazine, Tracks Magazine, theinertia.com, Vice.com, surfchannel.com,surfertoday.com, The Coast News and the OC Register Newspaper.
Event attendees are advised to consider the the Hale’iwa Town Christmas Parade main road closure the evening of the event. Road closure from 6pm-7:15pm. Please plan accordingly.
Event and raffle sponsors include: House of Marley, noRep Boardshorts, Banzai Sushi Bar, Nectar Sunglasses, Monstah! Surfboards and Royal HI
A private showing will be held on Dec. 10th 6pm-8 by invitation or RSVP only.