Raul Rodriguez, Designer, is Huntington Beach's
Judge for Huntington Harbour Boat parade
Huntington Beach, Calif.--For over 8 years
Rodriguez, famous Tournament of Roses, Rose Parade Float Designer
has come to Huntington Beach to judge the beautiful Huntington Harbour Christmas events for the Cruise of Lights organization and
Huntington Harbour Boat Parade. It's amazing that this expert at
painting brushstrokes of beauty as the top designer and award-winner
of Rose Parade floats, is humble and modest.
You'd hardly know that in his
own right he's won more Rose Parade awards than any other designer,
has provided illustrations for numerous books, has designed the
entryway to Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, has designed and is
designing light parades for theme parks in Dubai, Mexico, and
numerous spots around the globe...the credits just go on.
When you meet Rodriguez, your
first thought is that he's very talented and very nice. But his
outlook on life comes through and can be seen in his work and his every day living. That's what
most attracted us to him as an artist, and is why we're dedicating
this space to someone who deserves it.
Rodriguez volunteered his time to judge the boat decorations in a
Centennial themed event, the first to launch this seaside city into
its year-long celebration. Working with Fiesta, Festival and Charisma
Floats, Rodriguez makes the world a more beautiful place with his
fantastical flower-covered works of art that annually glide along
Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena for the Tournament of Roses Parade.
Well spoken, thoughtful and
upbeat in his goal to make the world better, this gentle soul has
traveled the globe doing just that. From humble beginnings, growing
up in Los Angeles County, the budding talent got his first break in
high school at the age of 14 1/2 years. He submitted a float design
for his city's submission into the Rose Parade and his was selected.
It launched a life-long career.
After designing more than 500 floats, Raul Rodriguez continues to see the
Tournament of Roses as a celebration of life, carrying the hope and
optimism that he began with. "I hope the good Lord allows me to do
this for many years to come," said Rodriguez.