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Rotating Art in the Depot Plaza
The Mill Valley Arts Commission is pleased to present
ROTATING ART IN THE DEPOT PLAZA
Please join us on the Plaza for an artist reception,
"CALIFORNIA DREAMIN ON MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON"
First Tuesday Artwalk
April 4, 2023
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Robb Havassy, a native of California, currently splits time between Mill Valley and Orange County, while maintaining galleries/studios in Costa Rica and Maui. A fine artist, designer and author, Havassy is best known as one of the surf culture’s more prolific and prominent creative forces, creating in multiple styles, disciplines and subject matter. A reimagined version of his “California Dream” painting from 2021, this art is inspired in part by Van Gogh’s Irises, celebrating the beauty and majesty of Marin…especially Mt. Tamalpais, a subject he has painted dozens of times over the past 20 years. For more information about the artist, his art and books visit him:
@RobbHavassyArt on Instagram / Havassy Art on Facebook
http://www.havassyart.com/ and http://www.surfstoryproject.com
“CALIFORNIA DREAMIN ON MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON”
Reproduction of a redesigned mixed media painting on canvas, 2023
96 x 48 inches
Courtesy of The Arts Commission, City of Mill Valley
Robb Havassy is an internationally renown ocean, surf, golf and landscape artist. He creates in multiple styles and subject matter, ranging from large scale atmospheric masterpieces, to iconic surf inspired paintings, to colorful figurative works, photography, emotionally charged land and seascapes, golf paintings, horse paintings and family portraits.
He is the author of the culturally iconic books “Surf Story Vol. 1 & 2” as part of the Surf Story Project, which document art and stories from 100s of iconic surfing creatives and icons over the past 60 years. Havassy has produced and curated dozens of museum quality group exhibitions for the project since its launch in 2009, elevating the significance of surf inspired art and artists to a new level of legitimacy.
He has created art and design for dozens of iconic brands including OP, REEF, Pebble Beach Golf Links, La Quinta Resort and Spa, Sector9 skateboards, Surfrider Foundation as well as for his own Havassy signature apparel and sandal lines.
He currently splits time between Mill Valley and Orange County with studios and galleries on Maui and Costa Rica where he lived and worked until 2020. His inspirations include being a dad to his daughters Marin and Ripley, the ocean, nature, surfing and golf, as well as his partner in love and life, who is herself an award winning interior designer and devoted mom.
As of 2023 Havassy continues to combine his passion for family, the environment and art in his eclectic creative and multifaceted lifestyle brand. For more information about Robb, his art, life, commissions and projects visit him on @RobbHavassyArt on Instagram, on Havassy Art on Facebook, www.havassyart.com and www.surfstoryproject.com or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Rotating Art in the Depot Plaza is a program sponsored by the Mill Valley Arts Commission as part of our Art in Public Places initiative with the support of The Depot Cafe and Bookstore, and the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce. Over the course of twelve months, from March 2023 to June 2024, we are featuring work by artists Robb Havassy, Mary Lee Rybar, Mary Edwards, and Amy Cruz. Artworks will be presented in a rotating exhibition installed on the exterior wall of the Depot building, visible at the corner of Miller Avenue and Throckmorton Avenue, in Mill Valley.
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