Sunday, September 13, 2009

Surf Art Reception

Labor Day may have passed a week ago, but at the Boatworks we had one last summer party to officially open up our new exhibition The Innermost Limits of Pure Stroke, a show devoted to art inspired by surfing. The crowds built early, with close to 200 people coming by to see some very exciting art. Inside the building we had more than 100 works on display in a wide variety of media- paintings, drawings, prints, photos, sculptures, and some interesting mixed media work.
But the exhibition was only the beginning. In the back room we had work that could be bid on as part of a silent auction. A portion of all the money raised by this show is going to benefit Surfaid International, a non-profit humanitarian organization. Also in the back room we had surfing videos projected on our famous biggish screen.

As wonderful as the exhibition is, the real party today was outdoors. The bad weather of the past week has moved on, allowing us to set up in the parking lot. We had great food provided by Joe Leone's in Point Pleasant, Fins in Bradley Beach, and the Little Red Barn in Belmar, plus live music by the surfBobs. The party went on as the sun went down.

The reception may be over, the show goes on. The exhibition will remain up at the Boatworks through October 2, during regular gallery hours- Wednesday to Sunday, 1 to 5 pm. Gallery admission is always free.

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