Snowboarder/artist Corey Smith would like everyone to know that he will be showing some new artwork at The Closet in Santa Monica on Friday, February 23, 2007 from 7 to 12 PM. His show is called Liar’s Laughter and will include music by DJ Haul. So roll by if you’re in the area and say hey to Corey. More Art after the jump.
Globe is rolling out an interesting video project titled United By Fate. It is a skateboarding film broken out into pieces and released sequentially online and for free. These episodic releases will feature the skate stylings of Mark Appleyard, Chris Haslam, Rodney Mullen, Matt Mumford, Jake Duncombe, Greg Lutzka, David Gonzalez, Shane Cross and the rest of the Globe team. When you consider the proselytic nature of skate video, this may well be the best execution of meme distribution yet (for more on that check out William Gibson’s book Pattern Recognition).
The first episode (which is 10:34 minutes long) features some amazing skateboarding by Globe’s Paul Machanu set to Motorhead’s God Was Never On Your Side.
Next weekend Jamie Lynn and Volcom crew will be touring several Colorado Showcase Snowboards in Winter Park on Friday, February 16 and in Breckenridge on Saturday night February 17. Jamie’s band Kandi Coded is even going to rock Sherpa & Yeti’s after the show. Follow the jump for all the details.
Cirque du Soleil is urgently seeking a skateboarder to be part of their Madison Square Garden Theatre production. In the requirements, however, we noticed a special “Please note:”
Age: 18 to 35 years. Candidates must be high-caliber skateboarders, specializing on Street. Please note that we are not looking for Ramp’s specialists. Experience in gymnastics or other acrobatic disciplines an asset (not compulsory). Excellent physical condition. Candidates must not be afraid of heights (and will at times have to work high above the ground).
Quiksilver Europe and the advertising agency of Saatchi & Saatchi Copenhagen teamed up with director Jonas Arnby to prove that there are no limits when it comes to making waves. This dynamite spot takes surf terrorism (and DIY-style viral video advertising) to a whole new level.
(Click here for the Quicktime clip.)
While retailers and skateboarding’s kings of industry duke it out over exactly who or what is “under fire” we’re busy designing up our own blanks and pro models at BoardPusher.com. For $49.99 we can get our own “100% Canadian Maple, 7-ply Lightweight construction, long-lasting with tons of pop, high concave” skateboards with whatever graphics we want on them. (Check out our Sacklunch.com Side Alba.) They’ll even let us open our own online store and start selling our decks to the world. Hey kids, being a “skateboard manufacturer” has never been easier.
[Link: Boardpusher.com via Gearlog.com]
Paul Wisniewski and Owen Neider, of Creative Deployment have gotten together with ASR and Grind for Life to present Art For Life. A The show which will raise money to aids families affected by cancer features art by some of our favorite skartists like Chris Miller, Kevin Staab, Steve Caballero, Randy Laybourne, and many more. The reception is January 26 from 6-9 PM at Premise Immersive Marketing. Follow the jump for all the details. [click to continue…]
Burton Snowboards has collaborated with The Andy Warhol Foundation to create a limited edition collection of snowboards, boots, and other cools stuff. Ever the sportsman, Andy probably would have loved having his art on a line of quality action sports consumer goods. Plus, we’re guessing working with dead artists is a whole lot easier than dealing with those who are still with us. All the details after the jump.
Warren Bolster was one of our favorite photographers and we were saddened last year when we heard news of his death. Apparently, just a few weeks before his died, he had completed a collection of his best images from 33 year of action sports photography. Now, what Warren called his “last effort” is being shown publically for the first time in San Diego, California beginning January 25, 2007 at the Michael Weis Gallery on 5th Ave with an opening reception from 6-10 PM. Complete details after the jump.
We usually don’t have much patience for “artists,” however, this looks fun anyway. It’s from the creators of The Moonshine Festival and it’s artist, musicians, and cool kids getting together at the Orange County Museum of Modern Art January 19-20. Trust us, The Happening is a function that you should not miss. Especially if you like getting squished up against the OC’s finest. Plus (and it’s a good plus this time), the event is raising money and awareness for a group of non-profit organizations, including Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, National Transplant Assistance Fund and SurfAid International. For all the details including the musicians and artist involved. Click the link.
[Link: The Happening]