, Half Moon Bay resident and owner of The Wine Bar located at the Shoppes at Harbor Village, is not just a wine connoisseur: she's also an artist.
So when she opened her Princeton establishment in December 2009, her vision was to create a space that she said functioned as wine bar and an art gallery. Every month, Marshall features local artists in a new exhibit.
"I've always wanted to do a Mavericks show," she says. Considering The Wine Bar's location next to Pillar Point Harbor, it's a fitting subject.
So last year, when Jeff Clark -- the veteran surfer who surfed Mavericks alone from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s -- and wife Cassandra stopped by The Wine Bar one afternoon "right around the time of the Mavericks contest," Marshall said, she and the couple talked about putting the idea into action.
The show -- installed less than a week ago -- features custom surfboards made by Clark himself at his , along with photography by Clark's longtime surfing compadre and El Granada resident Tony Canadas. The exhibit comes on the heels of the show on display in February at the spearheaded by Mavericks photographer .
"The work of the two of them [Clark and Canadas] together complements each other well," Marshall said, pointing out that Canadas' photos, taken from helicopters and jet skis, were not easy to pull off.
"You can see that in some of the photos, the helicopter is lower than the lip of the wave," she said.
"He said that he lets go of the controls when he takes photos from the jet ski...and that one time the jet ski went up the curl, flying over his head," she said.
Marshall said that the work on display is inspiring to her, as well as the Mavericks surfers themselves.
"The raw beauty of the sea, and the courage of the men and women who surf this wave...it's not foolhardy, it's courage to pit your skills against the ocean and sea of this magnitude," she said.
An opening reception is scheduled for March 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature music played by Mike Kostowskyj on a 55-string bandura. The bandura is an instrument from the Ukraine that sounds like "a cross between a harp and a piano," Marshall says.