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Girls vs Boys: The Summer of Love Karlee Mackie x Drew Brophy

| posted on July 20, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 13, 2011
CONTACT: TORREY COOK at torrey@ar4t.com

Star-crossed or symbiotic. However the sparks fly in male-female relationships, it’s electric. GIRLS VS. BOYS: THE SUMMER OF LOVE spans the Laguna summer and features all-new work from male and female partnerships. The next partnership to enter the gallery is Drew Brophy and Karlee Mackie. Presented by AERIAL7 these two artists are well loved in the surfing community and an exciting pair to kick off festivities around the 2011 US Open of Surfing. Drew Brophy “the worlds most recognized surf lifestyle artist of the 21st century,” is the star of television show “The Paint Shop.” Karlee Mackie is a ‘free surfer’paid to travel the globe and follow her bliss. As individuals, they follow the ocean as their muse, their artworks vibrant with color and seeping of life and soul. The evening with Karlee and Drew begins at the AR4T Gallery in Laguna for an artists reception, then travels to Ocean Ave Restaurant and Brewery for dancing and drinks, 21+.

GvsB.4 KARLEE x DREW July 29-Aug. 14, 2011 Opening Friday, July 29, 7-10pm Presented by AERIAL7
After Party hosted by AERIAL7 and Ocean Ave Restaurant & Brewery featuring DJ Rythym and DJ Mark Moreno, 9pm-late, 21+ only, 237 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, CA

About Drew: Drew Brophy has been a professional surf lifestyle artist for over 20 years.!His inspiration comes from the adventures of exploring surf spots around the world with his wife and son. !They live the life that he paints; one filled with big waves, far away beaches and the freedom to live on their own terms. His art has developed a powerful, distinct style that is recognized worldwide. www.drewbrophy.com, www.thepaintshop.tv

About Karlee: A sponsored free-surfer, free-spirit and eclectic artist with an endless source of inspiration to draw from, Karlee-Anne Louise Mackie (Kalm) follows an approach to mixed media canvases that creates elevating, unique artworks seeping of life and soul. While on tour-competing on the surfing world qualifying series she began painting her friends’ surfboards, and now she is one of the wickedly lucky few females in the world that travels and explores surf culture for a career. With the support of her sponsors Rusty, Electric, AERIAL7, Urge footwear and Streetboardz, Karlee has been able to explore the side of herself that developed her artistic talent.

“GIRLS VS. BOYS: THE SUMMER OF LOVE” runs June 18 through Sept. 11th at AR4T SPACE, 210 North Coast Hwy. (between Broadway and Cliff), Laguna Beach, CA. The opening receptions, on June 18, July 7, July 29 and Aug. 20 from 7 to 10pm, are free and open to the public. Parking Meters free after 7pm. Works are for sale. Regular gallery hours: Wed-Sat 1 to 6pm. www.AR4T.com

ABOUT AERIAL7: AERIAL7 was created in 2008 by three friends from different backgrounds who share a common vision for building unique audio products influenced by their passion for art, music, street culture, fashion and the active lifestyle that they live and breathe. Since AERIAL7 began, the team has strived to be at the forefront of emerging fashion and technology, introducing unique materials, finishes, original wearing styles and impressive acoustics that redefines the headphone as a fashion accessory. Working with the constant feedback of AERIAL7’s! team of ambassadors from around the world, AERIAL7 products are constantly evolving, influencing and challenging the headphone market. AERIAL7 has quickly become a fast growing music lifestyle company with business headquarters in Los Angeles, a design center in Australia and distributors in over 60 countries.

ABOUT KONA: Kona Brewing Company was started in the spring of 1994 by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa. Originally from Oregon, the pair saw a need to create fresh, locally made brews wit the same spirit and passion for quality that existed in the Pacific Northwest. Because of their great love for the Big Island, the Kona Coast in particular, they wanted to build a business that would benefit the island and would not harm the pristine environment. The happy result of this dream is the brewery in Kailua-Kona.

Kona Brewing Company is committed to producing and marketing the finest handcrafted ales and lagers with its exceptional team of motivated individuals who are passionate about quality and care about working in an environment where integrity, good will and discipline are the codes. Kona Brewing Company always strives for leadership in everything that it does and serves the needs of its customers, suppliers and shareholders with skill and positive motivation. The company respects the effects of alcohol and stands for the consumption of quality in moderation. Ale-oha and cheers!

ABOUT AR4T: Artists Republic for Tomorrow – is an art advocacy program where progressive creatives born from youth culture have a place to show their work and be supported with assistance in public outreach via newsletters, press, events. AR4T is a growing family, partnering with people who are working hard to make life visual and without boundaries. Our mission is to foster community spirit by creating relationships through art. It is our hope to plant our seed amongst a garden of others and provide a little more water to help this forest grow.
The New Community Garden.