Each year the Art Institutes put on shows at each of their respective campuses honoring the work and proficiency of local art teachers. The show is entitled, “WHAT THOSE WHO TEACH CAN DO” in direct response to the saying, “Those who can’t… teach”. This year Eric Keawekane, and several other teachers were honored. Certificates were awarded by both the school as well as the Assembly of the State of California. Refreshments were prepared and served by the renowned Ai School of Culunary Arts.
This show featured surf photography from Tim McCaig and surf paintings done by Eric “KEWE” Keawekane and was graciously hosted at the Zebra House Cafe in San Clemente, California. There was a silent auction for a special piece done by Tim with the proceeds going to benefit the SurfRider Foundation of South Orange County. There were kalua pork sliders served with mac salad and live Hawaiian Jams by some of Eric’s cousins lead by Ukulele shredder Kamaki Keawe and the classic Uncle Junius Montgomery. The evening’s events were reported by the O.C. Register and by night’s end close to a hundred had enjoyed the sights and sounds.
Hosted by the Kavika Works Art Gallery of the Santiago Art District in Santa Ana, California, This show was entitled September Surf Sessions. It featured the surf art of painters Eric “Kewe” Keawekane, Michael Leyva and Kevin Ferguson as well as the photography of Tim McCaig.