Andrew Schoultz new mural in San Jose, CA (April 2015)

Back in April 2015, Andrew Schoultz started work on a new massive mural in San Jose’s Japantown neighborhood. Measuring at 150ft wide by 24 ft tall, Andrew, with friends who came to volunteer, worked over 10 hour days to complete the mural in just 5 days! This is our 11th mural…. part of our E7SWallSJ project.

Much of Andrew’s work is based on the relationship between humans and nature and current political/social issues. It’s really interesting to hear Andrew discuss his views on these things as he gets deep into these issues and really makes you think twice about many of the things people are blind to these days.

Just having the ability to see how he works as an artist by adding layers, colors and textures was an experience of its own. During his time in San Jose, we were able to spend some quality time, taking him to some local arts shows and having him try local eateries.

Many people came throughout the 5 days to check out the mural in person. Some just drove by slowly, admiring the vibrancy and majestic quality to this piece. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, it’s located on 6th and Empire Streets in San Jose’s Japantown. Grab a bite to eat and walk on by to see in person!

E7S travels to Hawaii (Feb 2015)

A few weeks ago, we went on a short vacation trip to Oahu, Hawaii! It was the first time for both of us so there was a lot to explore. The first couple of days, we stayed on the other side of the island, called North Shore. It was less touristy and LOTs of beaches and greenery. With a car rental, we were really able to experience the beautiful landscape of Hawaii! As much as we went for vacation, we planned to go during the launch of Pow Wow Hawaii. This is a week-long festival full of art, live murals and a closing event.

The next few days we stayed in the upper part of Waikiki….again away from as much tourists as possible. We were pretty close to the downtown area, where all the murals were taking place. Didn’t get to stay until the very end of Pow Wow but enough to see the murals in progress and catch up with or meet artists involved.

While in Hawaii, we got to try some really good food but what topped it off was our last night when we went and did a 7 course dinner at Morimoto’s! Yes, Iron Chef Morimoto! It was definitely the art of food.

Having some R&R was definitely a treat and being able to see all the murals come alive was an amazing experience! Can’t wait until we can go back to relax in Hawaii!

For more info on Pow Wow Hawaii, visit http://powwowhawaii.com/