Bill Ogden - Artist Celebration
Join Billabong at the Surfing Heritage Museum & Gift Store at South Coast Plaza West for a celebration of the unique surf artist Bill Ogden Thursday, April 29, 6-9PM.
Food, beer and drinks will be provided courtesy of Billabong and a donation made to help support the work of the Surfing Heritage Foundation.
The exhibit will be on display April 29 - May 31
Bill Ogden has created many of the surf movie posters that define, for many of us, not only what true "surf art" should be but what the goal of the surf lifestyle could be.
Perfect waves breaking in an idyllic setting with only a blond surf nymph to share them with.
The Sound Spectrum calendar the above is a classic example of Ogden's California Nouveau style.
The poster for the Forgotten Island of Santosha hung on thousands of California bedroom walls and launched as many first trips to the then unexplored islands of the south Pacific.
Barry Haun, Curator and Creative director at the Surfing Heritage says that, "In Bill's honor, we're installing the first ever retrospective of his work."
If you can't wait or won't be attending Liquid Salt has an interview with Mr. Ogden along with other examples of his work.
Come on down and check it out!