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Tommy of course took the stunning water shot of Kai Takayama on our current issue. See more: @tommypierucki

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Tommy Pierucki headlines TOMA Surf Art Series

12 November 19


Honolulu: Featuring celebrated surf photographer Tommy Pierucki, the Terrace of Modern Art (TOMA) returns to Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The event will also have a surprise celebrity musician performing that will make the evening extra special. 

The pool deck adjacent to Hawaiian Aroma Caffe at the new lifestyle hotel will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery overlooking Waikiki. Guests can meet the artist in person and enjoy handcrafted drinks, delicious bites and a live DJ. The first 100 guests will receive a swag bag with sponsor goodies. 

“We created TOMA to celebrate artists who draw their inspiration from the beach,” said Jonathan Rotmensch, owner of Hawaiian Aroma Caffe and TOMA presenter. “Each artist brings a unique perspective to TOMA – but the ocean unites us all and creates a truly special vibe for our guests.” 

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Tommy Pierucki art sold that night will be donated to AccesSurf Hawaii, a water-based nonprofit charity organization that offers a variety of programs, services, and events for people with a disability. 

  CHECK OUT THE WAIKIKI BEACHCOMBER BY OUTRIGGER HERE

TOMA is free and open to the public. Valet parking is available at the hotel ($6 for 4 hours). Want to make a weekend out of it? Check the Breakfast Package at Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger and take the elevator home; kama`aina rates also available!

Mahalo to event sponsors: Hawaiian Aroma Caffe, Blu-tensils, Pacifico Beer, Sun-Bum, Stella Artois, Bon & Viv Sparkling Seltzer, Summit Media (KCCN 100FM, KRATER 96.3FM, HAWAIIAN KINE 105FM, POWER 104.3). 

ABOUT THE FEATURED ARTIST: Originally from the Chicago area, Tommy Pierucki has called Hawaii home since 2013. Ever since first getting on a surfboard at Baby Queens in Waikiki in the early 2000s, he’s been determined to spend the rest of his days giving back to, enjoying, and capturing the beauty of the islands and its amazing people. This love drew him to work with AccesSurf, a charitable organization that helps connect those with physical and/or cognitive disabilities to the ocean.

Tommy became a well-known surf photographer and had been featured on the cover of Pacific Longboarder Magazine‘s 100th issue and published in Freesurf Magazine, premiered a film in the 2019 Honolulu Museum of Art Surf Film Festival as a #RisingTide filmmaker, has been a featured artist at the Green Room. Tommy, was also requested to photograph celebrities like Tom Holland (Spider-man), Halsey, and Lily Chee as they surfed. His photography was featured by brands like Roxy, RVCA, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii Magazine, Honolulu Magazine, Japan Airlines, Billabong, Hawaii Theatre and many more.

WHERE: Poolside at Hawaiian Aroma Caffe at the Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger
2300 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

WHEN: Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 starting at 6 PM

FOOD & DRINK: Hawaiian Aroma Caffe offers its all-day happy hour drink menu, as well as serves a special drink served in a re-usable glass

PARKING: Validated parking at Waikiki Beachcomber for up to four hours is $6

ABOUT TOMA

Terrace of Modern Art was brought to life to provide a quarterly platform for local talent to showcase their artwork in an exhibition style environment. The surf art series is designed to support emerging and established Hawaii-based artists by showcasing their work in the heart of Waikiki. Each quarter, a new artist or group of artists will be featured and celebrated at Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger – a lifestyle hotel with art and soul. 

ABOUT HAWAIIAN AROMA CAFFE

Breaking the mold of a traditional coffee shop, Hawaiian Aroma Caffe is a lifestyle café featuring quality local grinds and delicious coffee. High standards are combined with premium beans and a love for Italian-style coffee to create the perfect cup. Hawaiian Aroma brings a sophisticated balance of European flair and Hawaiian hospitality. Guests can enjoy premium coffee, delicious eats and tropical cocktails. Committed to supporting local artists and Hawaii’s multi-cultural people, Hawaiian Aroma plays hosts to variety of events every month.  For more information visit here

MEDIA CONTACT: 
Monica Salter - Outrigger Hotels and Resorts - 808.921.6839 // monica.salter@outrigger.com

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