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Broadway Revealed: Behind the Theater Curtain
Available Summer 2013 - 2016

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Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art
2010-2012 National Tour

Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art presents an anthology of skate art from the 1960’s to the present. The skate artist’s aesthetic—raw, passionate, and personal—is energized by a devotion to the act of skating and a DIY embrace of skate culture.

Since the first graphic was drawn onto a board, the culture of skateboarding has grown hand-in-hand with visual arts movements such as the Mission School (Barry McGee, Chris Johanson), Pop Art, and graffiti. The skate culture’s embrace of individual style, approach, and intention is what continues to draw new skaters to this renegade art practice—a hybrid in a realm of its own. And like the inclusive surf community, skaters and skate artists span several generations.

The multi-media skate art community fosters a highly unique blend of graphics, painting, photography, video, music, stickers, magazines, and clothing—the ever-growing creative by-products stemming from this popular sport and alternative mode of transportation. The eye-catching images on the bottom of these skateboards are one of the purest forms of self-expression: highly personal and mostly created without artistic boundaries—just like skateboarding itself.

artists include:
Jason Adams • Eric Bird • Neil Blender • Scott Bourne • Todd Bratrud • Sean Cliver • Lori D. • Ken Davis • Marc D'Estout • Skip Engblom • Rory Erickson • Fos • Todd Francis • Mike Giant • Mark Gonzales • Mahtab Habibian • Evan Hecox • Wes Humpston • Andy Jenkins • Ian Johnson • Marc Johnson • V. Courtlandt Johnson • Nate Jones • Bryce Kanights • Obi Kaufmann • Mike Kershnar • John Kester • Billy Kroft • Tom Ledin • Gwen Manfrin • Kevin Marburg • matt136 • Mike S. Miller • Mofo • Johnny Mojo • Lance Mountain • Jim Phillips • Jimbo Phillips • Pushead • Ed Riggins • Jenny Schmid • Kirk Shelton • Stix and Jones • Todd Swank • Chase Tafoya • Ed Templeton • Winston Tseng • Karma Tsocheff • Jake Watling • Derek Weisberg • Robert Williams • Tobin Yelland

exhibition schedule

The Gallery at Penn College, Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA
July 22 - September 22, 2010

Vision Gallery, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ
January 21 - March 26, 2011

Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
April 22 - September 2, 2011

South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
October 1, 2011 - January 8, 2012

Robert and Frances Fullerton Art Museum, San Bernadino, CA
February 6 - April 27, 2012

Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
May 28 - September 17, 2012

William D. Cannon Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
October 1 - December, 2012

Dates subject to change. Please check with individual venues for specific exhibition dates.