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Boarded Up 6: The Art of Skateboarding

  • CityArts Factory 29 South Orange Avenue Orlando, FL, 32801 United States (map)

"Boarded up 6" The Art of Skateboarding

August 18, 2016

CityArts Factory 29 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 648-7060

Boarded Up 6 The Art of Skateboarding Is Back!

Artists from all over local, non locals, out of state and more. Will be on display showing the diversity of Art in this exhibit.

This is the sixth installment of the skateboard art showing presented by Tre Harris, a Local Arts promoter and arts advocate, A few of the artist in it so far are Alex Sanchez, Anne Moya, Rawko, Kristy Cannon Key, Rex Hammack, Samantha Shumaker, Skair2 and many others. The first event was in "The Milk District in 2011 in four locations and now resides in Downtown Orlando at CityArts Factory. Boarded Up 6 will be featured inThe Kiera & Scarlett Kiene Gallery and Gallery 29.

It was the art and graphics that decorated the actual decks of the skateboards. In an effort to set their brands apart, skateboard manufacturers started adding graphics to their decks in the 70s. These early graphics were usually simple brand logos or line work, but quickly evolved to mimic the vintage tattoo style of surf art, and eventually became a full on renaissance of art and graphic design.

Skateboarding art really exploded in the 80s and 90s. From the early days of rudimentary graphics, skateboard art had evolved to include: classic artwork reproductions, wildly creative original art, satirical takes on pop art and advertising, propaganda and political art, iconic comic book art, rifts on the graphics of other skateboard company’s logos and art, all the way up to photo realism. This might not sound significant by today’s standards, but remember, all this art was being created before most people owned computers or programs like Photoshop.

This art was being created, screened, and distributed almost completely independently using old school methods. This did not stop the work from constantly evolving. New designs were created at a prodigious pace. You can see the early roots of various contemporary art aesthetics just by looking at skateboard graphics from this period.

Representation of other recreational boards will be on display too. Agreat addition to the overall exhibit. 

Join us as we continue the tradition of Boarded Up

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** This event is Open to the Public **

The gallery is a nonprofit and survives off donations & sponsorships. $5 donation is suggested at venue

Opening Aug 17th from 6p til 10p

Exhibit Runs Til September 16th