TOMA at Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger Features Hawaii-based artists
The Terrace of Modern Art (TOMA) summer series continues Friday evening, July 20 at Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger. This month, TOMA welcomes artists Matthew Allen, Nick Kuchar, Christine Shinn, and Camille Izumi.
The Beachcomber Waikiki’s pool deck adjacent to Hawaiian Aroma Caffe will be transformed into an extraordinary outdoor art gallery – featuring the work of these amazing Hawaii-based artists. This exhibit will celebrate the artists with an evening of good vibes, delectable and vivacious cocktails, and soothing upbeat tunes.
Additionally, TOMA and Hawaiian Aroma Caffe will be donating 15 percent of the proceeds from the evening to AccesSurf Hawaii, a water-based nonprofit charity organization that offers a variety of programs, services, and events for people with a disability.
The event is free and open to the public from 6 – 9 p.m. TOMA could not be possible without these sponsors: Hawaiian Aroma Caffe, Sun Bum, RedBull, Aloha T-Shirt Factory, Hawaiian Paradise Coffee, Pualani and Desigual.
“We are honored to be a part of such a unique art program and celebrate Hawaii’s artists and art scene while bringing people together – said Jonathan Rotmensch, owner of Hawaiian Aroma Caffe.”
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Matthew Allen – Former Surfer Magazine Art Director, Allen is a California-based multidisciplinary artist. Working in a variety of mediums, including watercolor, linocuts, pencil, ink, and photography; the unifying force in his work is the infatuation with the joy experience when living a life at sea. www.mattallen.com
Nick Kuchar – Kuchar grew up drawing and surfing in Florida. After graduating from the primary colors, he attended Auburn University where he earned a degree in Industrial Design. Nick is inspired by the early days of surfing and beach culture, including the vintage color palatte, typography and nostalgia that goes along with it. www.nickkuchar.com
Christie Shinn – Christie is a North Shore artist with a passion for Hawaii, surf, art and design. She captures the everyday beauty of island life with her signature graphic brushwork and bright palette. Her work intersects surf culture and modern Hawaiiana, re-imagining the landscape for a modern audience. www.shinnstudio.com
Camille Izumi – Completely self-taught, Camille’s style comes from a lifelong love of the arts. Happy with a #2 pencil, a crayon, paintbrush, or palette knife, she is constantly creating. Always intrigued by the human form, she works mainly in oils on a larger scale. Taking inspiration from the ocean and the people and the lifestyle that surround it, Camille’s subjects are all her close friends and family. www.camilleizumipage.com
Terrace of Modern Art was brought to life to provide a monthly platform for local talent to showcase their artwork in an exhibition style environment. The summer series is designed to support emerging and established Hawaii-based artists by showcasing their work in the heart of Waikiki. Each month a new artist or group of artists will be featured and celebrated at the Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger.
ABOUT HAWAIIAN AROMA CAFFE
Breaking the mold of a traditional coffee shop, Hawaiian Aroma Caffe is a lifestyle café featuring quality local grinds and delicious coffee. High standards are combined with premium beans and a love for Italian-style coffee to create the perfect cup. Hawaiian Aroma brings a sophisticated balance of European flair and Hawaiian hospitality. Guests can enjoy premium coffee, delicious eats and tropical cocktails. Committed to supporting local artists and Hawaii’s multi-cultural people, Hawaiian Aroma plays hosts to variety of events every month. For more information visit, www.hawaiianaromacaffe.com or follow Hawaiian Aroma Caffe on Instagram (@hawaiian_aroma_caffe) or Facebook.