The Huntington Beach Art Center is pleased to present Rietveld & Roberts: Masters of Surf Art, a retrospective of two of the most influential artists in surf art in Southern California. Rick Rietveld is known for his pop surrealism, while Phil Roberts is recognized as a modern day da Vinci. From paintings and sculptures to movie illustrations and surfboards, the exhibit will feature a variety of works, including prized surfboards created for Surfboards on Parade, a Rotary Club of Huntington Beach participatory art experience.
The Rietveld & Roberts: Masters of Surf Art exhibition will be on view from July 27 – August 24, 2019. The public opening reception is July 27, from 6:30-9 pm.
Kate Hoffman, Executive Director at the Huntington Beach Art Center states: “This truly remarkable exhibition is an honor to share at the Art Center. Rick and Phil have been friends and supporters of the Huntington Beach arts community for many years. We are de-lighted to now share the fruits of their professional rivalry.” Rick and Phil came into the industry at the same time, both highly competitive and needing to get to know each other. Their synergy and overlay with design brought about a constant competition and support for each other’s creativity. Now describing themselves as “brothers from another mother” these artists have been associated for over 40 years.
The exhibition program includes Art for Lunch (August 8, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.), a free event, open to the community. Patrons are invited to bring their lunches into the galleries while learning more about the exhibition. Guests bring their lunch, drinks and desserts are provided! Artisan coffee tasting with French-press demonstrations provided by Coffee Alchemist, a gourmet artisan coffee roasting company specializing in small hand-roasted batches of espresso based coffees. The Art Center will also screen surf culture classic, Endless Summer during the HBAC Film Night series (August 15, 6:30 – 8:30pm).
Visit the Huntington Beach Art Center website for more information.
This article was released by the City of Huntington Beach.