Author: Maria Brophy

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 23, 2013  –  Contact:  Ashley Pabst, Marketing Werks

(View Press Release on PRLOG Here)

Drew Brophy to graffiti vintage VW bus for two-day live demonstration in Huntington Beach during U.S. Open of Surf

(Huntington Beach, CA) — The Verizon FiOS SoCal campaign and professional surf lifestyle artist, Drew Brophy are teaming up to influence SoCal residents to conquer their creativity.

Drew will use graffiti-style spray paint and airbrush to customize the vintage Verizon FiOS SoCal 1965 Volkswagen bus, LIVE, in Huntington Beach during US Open of Surf Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 27th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily.

Visitors can watch as Drew transforms the VW bus, and even win a Lost surfboard, custom painted by Drew Brophy.  Brophy will be executing his live artistry on the Strand, between 5th and Pacific Coast Highway.  

Drew-Brophy-artists-painting-van-airbrushThis live art installation is part of the Verizon FiOS SoCal campaign’s “Conquer Creativity” initiative, which offers locals a unique opportunity to design and win SoCal staples.  Participants can virtually design graphics for a beach bike, skate or surfboard, and enter those designs in the sweepstakes.  With a unique, computer-based design template, users can integrate colors, personal photos and text into their designs.

Each week, one sweepstakes entry will be randomly selected, and the winner will receive the item he or she entered – a surfboard, skateboard or beach cruiser – with graphics inspired by their design.  The winning sweepstakes items will be custom-made by local craftsmen.

For more than 25 years, Brophy’s bright, colorful art has appeared in hundreds of books, magazines and newspapers and on numerous products, including Converse Shoes, Nirve Cruiser Bikes and Liquid Force Wakeboards.

Having the freedom to experiment with many different surfaces and products allowed Brophy to grow tremendously as an artist.  Brophy’s artistic inspiration comes from surfing and traveling the globe with his wife and son.

fios socal logoAbout the Verizon’s FiOS SoCal Experience

Verizon’s FiOS SoCal Experience team is meeting with Southern California where they work, live and play in uniquely tech-laden FiOS SoCal Experience vehicles traveling throughout Southern California through the summer of 2013.  The Experience fleet includes an iconic 1965 Volkswagen van that has been transformed into a mobile entertainment experience, custom-fitted with FiOS internet and FiOS TV capability, along with a 42-inch HDTVs.

To learn more about Verizon FiOS; discover daily locations of the FiOS SoCal Experience fleet; find ways to support local community causes; and learn how to win by conquering creativity through custom design, visit http://fiossocal.com/. To learn when the team will be in your neighborhood, follow us on Twitter @VerizonCA and like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/VerizonCA.

About Verizon:  Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 98 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 183,400. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

About Drew Brophy :  Drew Brophy has been a professional surf lifestyle artist for over 25 years.  An avid surfer and world traveler, Brophy’s career exploded in the late 1990’s when he began painting his edgy artwork onto surfboards.  Now his art is printed on hundreds of different products and his original artwork is collected worldwide.  Drew’s mission is to inspire your imagination through his paintings, and to remind people that life is good.  For more information, e-mail info@drewbrophy.com, or log onto http://www.drewbrophy.com.

 

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Drew Brophy painting a surfboard with kids Art Grotto EventDON’T MISS THIS FUN EVENT!  

RACE THE LAKE OF THE SKY, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA

And Visit “Drew’s Art Grotto”!

This standup paddleboard event is a race and a gathering of tribes at the absolutely beautiful Lake Tahoe, named “the Lake of the Sky” by Native Americans.

Last year, the event drew hundreds of athletes, over a thousand spectators and international acclaim from the stand-up paddle community.  It was voted the number one standup paddle event, in the world, by paddle athlete Anthony Vela on the Supconnect Live Show.

There are so many fun things to do there, even if you aren’t in the race!  For details on this year’s event, go to Race the Lake of the Sky.

ABOUT THE “DREW’S ART GROTTO” –  FOR KIDS:

During the event, Drew Brophy will host an “Art Grotto” featuring:

  • Fun, creative art activities for kids
  • Giving away Free ROXO wrist bands (cool art on ROXO rocks, placed on a band) for kids
  • Live painting demonstrations on paddleboards (email info@drewbrophy.com or call 949-678-8133 to arrange for your board to be painted)
  • Aerial 7 DIY (paint your own) headphone set (valued at $99) will be given away to one lucky winner!
  • Surf Art prints and stickers available for purchase on site, Drew will be on hand to sign

The Art Grotto is free for all (while supplies last), thanks to the kindness of sponsors Riviera Paddlesurf, South Tahoe Standup Paddle Store, Sharpie, Fredrix Canvas and Uni Posca.

DREW’S ART GROTTO KIDS ACTIVITY DETAILS

WHEN:  SAT JUNE 29TH  1:00 – 4:00  and  SUNDAY JUNE 30TH 9:00 – Noon.

WHERE:  El Dorado Beach, Toiyabe National Forest, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

WHAT:  Working from pages out of his book HOW TO DRAW WITH DREW BROPHY, Drew will show kids how to draw some of his favorite fish characters, beach scenes and other elements such as flames, flowers and custom lettering.  *PARENTS:  Note that there is no adult supervision provided – if your child is under 12 a parent should be present

Uni Posca paint pens and Sharpie Brush Tips will be the medium, Fredrix Canvas cutouts will be available to paint on, so you can take your masterpiece home.

COST:  FREE!  Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early!

Stick around after the event and view Drew’s art on display, as well as art prints and stickers.  Also:  Drew will be giving away ROXO wrist bands bearing his artwork, and one Aerial 7 DIY Headphone set will be given away to a lucky winner!

(Your purchase of Drew Brophy products is appreciated, as it will help to cover some of the expenses of this activity.)

See you there!

SPONSORS OF THE ART GROTTO:  Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, we are able to make this event happen for the kids.  Thanks to Uni Posca, Sharpie, Fredrix Canvas and Guayaki!

Uni Posca pen image and LOGO Basic CMYK

Drew Brophy painting The Great Wave of Kanagawa on Surfboard 2012For the first time this year, Drew will exhibit some of his latest art pieces and will give a live surfboard painting demonstration at FOAM EZ’s 20th Anniversary Event.

(Click to see examples of Drew’s more elaborately painted surfboards:  http://drewbrophy.com/custom-art-board-examples/ )

Drew will have time to paint 2-3 surfboards during the event, and one of them could be yours!

If interested, pre-book your Drew Brophy surfboard painting by calling 949-678-8133 or email info@drewbrophy.com.

Price depends upon size & complexity of what you want.  (Brand new, sanded surfboards only, please.)

 

WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN OF THE FOAM EZ EVENT:

WHAT:  A fun day to celebrate the surfboard, fins and art!

Surfing’s source for all things surfboards, Foam EZ, is celebrating their 20th Anniversary Party – this is a family event, so bring the kids!

They’ll have:  Live Music, Surfboard shaping demos by greats such as Stamps and “Doc” Lausch.  Surfboard painting demos by Drew Brophy,  a BOUNCY HOUSE (for the kids only!), LOTS of FREE SWAG and raffles held every hour, and food!

WHEN:  Saturday, June 1st, from 10 a.m.  – 3 p.m.  (it’s FREE!)

WHO:  Everyone!  Bring the kids and anyone who appreciates surfing, art and a day enjoying both.

WHERE:  FOAM EZ, 6455 Industry Way, Westminster, California.  For info call 714-896-8233

Drew and Maria Brophy in booth MORE INFORMATION ON DREW BROPHY’S BOOTH:

GIVE-AWAYS:  Roxo, one of Drew’s newest Licensees, has provided some cool give-aways for kids!  They are wristbands with Drew’s art printed on “rocks”.

We will also be donating some awesome Drew Brophy art goodies for the raffles that will be held every hour.

LIVE PAINTING OF SURFBOARD DEMO:  Drew’s live painting demonstrations are where he generously shares his surfboard painting techniques that can be used by both the novice and the experienced artist.  His medium of choice is Uni-Posca Paint Pens.  Feel free to watch and ask questions!

Drew’s 10 x 10 booth will exhibit some of Drew’s latest art pieces, prints and other fun stuff.  All works will be available for purchase, as well as Drew’s books, DVD’s and art prints, priced special for the day.

Let Drew Paint your Surfboard!  Pre-arrange your own custom surfboard painting by calling 949-678-8133 or email info@drewbrophy.com.  Pricing is determined by size and complexity of the painting.  Only 2-3 surfboards can be painted that day, so call right away!

Drew Brophy at Panhe Signing Earth Day April 2012 PHOTO (c) Barry Berg San Onofre Foundation cropped

Drew, signing posters at 2012 event

Drew will be signing posters (free) at PANHE Event in San Clemente from 1:00 – 2:30 on Sunday, April 21, 2013.

PANHE is a sacred Native American land in San Clemente.  Every year during Earth Day, there is a Panhe Earth Day Celebration held at the San Mateo Campground in San Clemente.

Panhe, which translates to “place by the water,” is an ancient Acjachemen village whose site is estimated to be about 9,500 years old. PANHE continues to be used as both a spiritual and ceremonial site.

Each year during Panhe Celebration, the natives from this land come together to share their ancient stories with the public, with the goal to inspire a love of the land and the desire to protect it, in everyone.

In 2011, Drew painted his rendition of Panhe after attending the awesome event.  Once again this year, the San Onofre Foundation, who puts on the Panhe Celebration, is using the artwork for their posters and advertisements.

FREE DREW BROPHY PANHE ART

POSTERS:

Come to PANHE and enjoy learning about Panhe, and pick up a free PANHE poster!

WHEN:  Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Poster signing by Drew will be from 1:00 – 2:30)

WHERE:  San Mateo Campground, San Clemente, CA

HOW MUCH:  Admission is FREE!  Bring your kids, it’s a fun yet educational event.

WHAT:  Native American dancers, basket weaving, music, activities for kids, food, and a whole new world of knowledge about this sacred land!

Drew Brophy signing Panhe Poster Photo (c) Barry Berg San Onofre Foundation 2012

 

Photos provided by Barry Berg of San Onofre Foundation!

 

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