Huntington Beach, CA, July 08, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Join The Rock and Roll Emporium for the world premier of Art by Dano’s original painting commemorating the 40th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix Rainbow Bridge featuring Surf Legend David Nuuhiwa. Dano and David Nuuhiwa will be on hand to sign prints of the piece at the Rainbow Bridge Release Party August 5th from 7p-9p at Tuna Town, 221 Main Street in Huntington Beach, CA 92648.
The Original Painting will be on display at the International Surf Museum during the 2011 US Open of Surfing July 30 to August 7 and then moves to The Rock and Roll Emporium's new gallery in Santa Ana located at 3731 W. Warner Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704.
“I met David Nuuhiwa at one of my art exhibits and was captivated by his stories about the classic era of surfing and his friendship with Jimi Hendrix,” said artist Dano. “Rainbow Bridge was the movie that captured both of these spirits on film and this painting is a psychedelic fusion of that exciting time.”
Rainbow Bridge is inspired by the 1972 film about a spiritual awakening where, as part of the proceedings, Jimi Hendrix visits to play a free concert held on Maui July 30, 1970 for a modest audience of a few hundred surfers and students billed as a Rainbow Bridge mass meditation color and sound experiment. Hendrix was also in Hawaii to play the last concert on his Cry of Love tour with his reformed Jimi Hendrix Experience band. Hendrix died less than two months later on September 18, 1970 in London, England.
“I was stoked to be in the movie Rainbow Bridge with Jimi Hendrix,” said David Nuuhiwa. “It was fantastic. Hendrix was playing the music while I was surfing. It was unreal.”
David Nuuhiwa is a Hawaiian-born surfer who is famous for both his smooth style and incredible nose-riding abilities. A two-times International, five-time U.S. surf champion, Nuuhiwa was regarded as the finest surfer of the 1960s and is one of the most recognizable legends in surfing.
“Dano’s art work has been one of the most popular in our collection because it really captures the living energy of each of the rock music legends he paints,” said Andrew Kirby managing partner of The Rock and Roll Emporium. “Rock music and surf culture have always gone hand in hand and this particular piece really celebrates that vibe.”
The original painting will be on display at the International Surf Museum during the 2011 US Open of Surfing July 30 to August 7 located at 411 Olive Avenue Downtown Huntington Beach, CA 92648. The museum is open Mon,Wed-Fri 12p-5p; Tue 12p-9p; Weekends 11a-6p.
The painting then moves to The Rock and Roll Emporium new gallery located at 3731 W. Warner Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704, open 10a – 6p Tues- Sat and by appointment Sunday and Monday. Limited edition hand-signed prints are exclusively available online at www.therockandrollemporium.com
and at the Rainbow Bridge Artist Signing August 5th from 7pm to 9pm at Tuna Town, 221 Main Street in Huntington Beach, CA 92648.
As an Emmy award-winning storyboard artist, who has worked for Warner Bros and Walt Dismay studios, Dano’s unique combination of cinematic style and storytelling captures the essence of each character and backdrop. His work has been featured in many movie and recording studios and has captured the admiration of personalities including James Gandolfini, Robbie Knieval and Mr. Hugh Hefner.
The Rock and Roll Emporium Collectors Gallery is a leading resource for Rock and Roll Memorabilia, Fine Art, Guitars and Gifts as well as a major attraction for Orange County. The gallery has collected vintage guitars, authentic autographs, fine art, photography, collectibles, apparel and accessories from many of the best-known and respected artists in the world.
For more information on the event, call 714-960-4040
Media contact Kate Kirby at 714-716-7655