December 15, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) — Salon Moxie in North Raleigh is pleased to announce a special addition of its ongoing, evolving art exhibits: “Classic Modes of Coastal Transportation,” an exhibition of wood-grain, hand-painted surfboards and skateboards by Raleigh artist and entrepreneur Clark Hipolito of Artcosurf now through January 2009.
For two years, Hipolito and fellow artist Tony Ramsi have been wowing crowds from Wilmington, NC, to San Diego, CA, with exhibits of their unique, one-of-a-kind and limited edition boards that were originally inspired by a combination of the Polynesian surfing legacy – when all surfboards used to be made of wood — Asian art, and vintage Chris-Craft boats.
A year ago, Hipolito added “The Muse” series to his surfboard collection, featuring his original photographs of nudes on hand-shaped boards.
Hipolito has received commissions for his boards from around the country. His surfboards have been featured in local, regional, national and international magazines. In 2009, Artcosurf’s surfboards, skateboards, stretch beach cruisers and brand-new apparel line will be seen on the silver screen in a major motion picture starring David Ducovny and Demi Moore.
Clark Hipolito is also an interior designer and principal of The Art Company in Raleigh, and in the spring of 2007, he created the vibrant interior for Salon Moxie.
“We just love Clark and love working with Clark, so we’re very happy to have the opportunity to support his art work,” said Joelle Ray who co-owns Salon Moxie with her husband, Jack Ray. “He’s such a creative force. And it’s kind of special to have his work on display in the space he helped create.”
“Classic Modes of Coastal Transportaiton” will be on display in Salon Moxie (6196-112 Falls of Neuse Road) through January. For more information on the salon, call 919-850-0721 or visit http://www.salon-moxie.com.
For more information on Hipolito and Artcosurf, and to see the full collection of boards and apparel, visit http://www.artcosurf.com.