It's been an adventure! I'm almost finished with a new piece (scroll down for images) that I built much like a clock, making use of new technology. You can see this piece in an exhibit August 11th. I'll have the closing reception for my Burkini Surf show this Saturday, July 7th from 7-10 at Kavika Works gallery (731 Pointsettia Blvd, Santa Ana).
Since my last update, the show has been covered by The Huffington Post and Mecca Stars. Three additional reviews are set to come out in the near future, including one from New American Paintings and The Examiner. TIDE magazine in Germany came out with the eight page article on my work, highlighting this series, and printed a limited edition run of 50 shirts featuring my artwork. I received 12 of these which I am selling at half the price if you would like one.
Looking back the project was a success; I achieved what I sought out to do: I gave free surf lessons to a number of Muslim women in southern California over the past 6 months, made large scale art works, exhibited these works in a month long exhibition, and drew up designs for modest and sturdy surf accessories for Muslim women via input from my surf participants, testing out different methods, and research at a Muslim fashion show. (For clothing manufacturers interested in purchasing my designs, contact email@example.com).
Here is a short list of shows I will be participating in over the next few months:
"3 Year Anniversary Show", Rothick Art Haus, Fullerton, July 14th from 7-10 pm
"Coastal Commons" (two person show) at Catalyst Art Space (6630 Westminster Blvd. Westminster, CA 92683, August 11th-Sept. 8th, opening night 6-9pm
"Partners in Crime" at Hibbleton Gallery (223 West Santa Fe Avenue Fullerton, CA 92832) September 7
"Girls Doin' It" at The Loft at Liz's (453 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036) September 8th-Oct 5th
"Stepping Out", with the women's artist collective "Figure Eight", Michigan,TBA
"Artist Showcase XVI" (one of my Burkini Surf pieces will be used for the show advertisement), at Whittier Law School (333 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa) Oct 13, 6-9pm
Thank you to all those who made this project possible!