State of the Art
Tees exhibit local artists
Short on wall space? Wear your art on your sleeve with gallery-worthy tees exhibiting the works of talented local artists.
(Left) Woolley Brothers - Waialua-based surfboard shapers and screen printers Shaun and Nat Woolley occasionally transfer their awesome board art, flush with bold, ocean-minded designs, to custom-order, individually hand-dyed tees. Woolley Brothers limited-edition T-Shirt, $40, The Human Imagination, 1154 Nuuanu Ave., 538-8898. (Right) Bobby Asato - A former men’s apparel designer for T&C Surf Designs and fabric designer, graphic artist Bobby Asato channels his love of surfing, photography and music into cool, urban prints. Bland Freeyermind T-shirt, $16, Treehouse, 250 Ward Ave. Suite 233, 597-8733.
(Left) Ryan Higa - Printmaker Ryan Higa’s cast of whimsical, pop-art creatures exist within Gruntled Funk, a cute-meets-peculiar alter world, escaping to galleries in the form of thought-provoking sculptures and paintings. Ryan Higa For A Thousand Times Halfmen T-shirt, $34, a1000x.com. (Middle) Heather Brown - Waves, surfer girls and adorable Island birds are all staples of painter Heather Brown’s idyllic beach scenes, which contrast retro hues with vibrant ocean tones, to charming effect. Heather Brown For High Tide Birds Overhead T-shirt, $30, Surf Garage, 2716-2 S. King St., 951-1173. (Right) Kelli Maeshiro - Tokyo-born, Hawaii-raised Kelli Maeshiro draws inspiration from modern-day Japan and chaotic relationships, to create giant doodles filled with characters both sweet and sad. Kelli Maeshiro For A Thousand Times Circle of Friends T-shirt, $34, a1000x.com.