Monday, June 06, 2011

Hukilau Art Show, 2011

We're goin' to a hukilau!  Or to be more specific, this week we're once again attending The Hukilau, the incredible tiki event that takes place every year in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of the epic three-day party which culminates with dinner, drinks and a fiery stage show at America's most spectacular Polynesian restaurant, the Mai Kai.  
This year Jody and I are participating in the Hukilau group art show, and here's a sneak peek at what we've pulled together:

"The Founder of the Feast"
 Artist: Jody Daily
Jody's salute to Hukilau mastermind, Miss Tiki Kiliki!
Acrylic paint on natural bamboo plank
Custom matted and framed:  9" x 8.25"

Hukilau Tiki Mug Master Sculpture 
Artist:  Kevin Kidney
The one-of-a-kind, hand-sculpted master from which the original 
(and now super-rare) Hukilau mugs were cast in 2007.
Wood and sculpting compound:  8" tall x 6" wide

Trader Vic's Los Angeles Mural Concept
Artist:  Jody Daily
Jody's original 2009 proposal for a mural that would have covered a wall in the restaurant's main dining room. 
Acrylic paint on wood:  5.25" x 5.50"

Garden of the Gods: Rongo
Artist: Jody Daily
Mixed media, custom framed:  14" x 6.75"

Garden of the Gods: Pele
Artist: Jody Daily
Acrylic on wood, custom framed:  13" x 5.75"

"The Tropical Temptations of Tiki" 
Artist:  Kevin Kidney
Original paper sculpture created for the cover photo of Sven A. Kirsten's upcoming audio CD.
Paper and wood in custom shadow box:  approximately 26" x 20" x 3" deep.

Artist:  Kevin Kidney
Sculpted paper vignette made from original elements of the 2007 Hukilau poster 
(and Kevin's own blog header!)
Paper on woven grass matting, in a custom shadow box:  15.75 x 12.75

"Sippin' Safari Endpapers Map"
Artist:  Kevin Kidney
Artwork created for Beachbum Berry's drink guide published in 2007.
Digital print, hand-numbered #11, and custom framed:  21" x 15"

In addition to the above, there will be limited art prints, a commemorative set of Tiki mugs, and special glassware, which can be viewed and pre-purchased here.
(Prices for the original art will be announced at the show.)  

The 2011 Hukilau is sure to be unforgettable, with great live music, seminars and symposiums, vendors, cocktails in the famous Molokai Bar, and a performance by Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid.  We wouldn't dream of missing this!


Anonymous said...

Fantastic work, you two! Wish I could go this year. Maybe next year, my partner and I will book a vacation around the same time. Hopefully, you'll make an appearance again. In the mean time, I'll see you in the parks. :)

Critifur said...

I hope I get to see you guys and maybe get a photo! I cannot be there for much of the event but I am a volunteer and will be there Friday night.

Zerostreet said...

"The Founder of the Feast" is amazing! Great job!

Britni Brault said...

So cool!! Have fun and love the work

Brian said...

All super cool. This will be my first time going to Hukilau and I couldn't be more excited. Looking forward to seeing the art in person.

Critifur said...

Yea, I got to meet you last night! But I am such a dork, I forgot to ask to take a photo with you. I had a blast last night manning the merch booth. Have fun for the rest of your adventure, and enjoy the Mai Kai. I hope we meet again.

Mark Hickson said...

Aloha Kevin,
Great works... funny but I had lunch this week at the Hukilau in Honolulu!
Mark Hickson

Joke said...

Great meeting you guys at the Harold Golen booth. (Thanks for signing all that stuff!)

For everyone else - K&J are great, great fun. If you get a chance to attend a meet & greet, do it. You won't be disappointed.

Shivam Tiwari said...

That was some really good art. :)
I loved the wooden sculpture. :)

- Shivam Tiwari

Boris Hamilton said...

The smiles my face makes when I look at the stuff you guys create push the limits of my skin and hurt my face. :)

Shelley Whiting's art said...

I love your style. It's very wild and funky. Your art is very fun and wonderful.

Chris & Jackie Kontoes said...

cool, I actually live across the street from the real Hukilau Beach. I didnt realize it was so popular.