(San Francisco, CA) Creating community is an essential facet of humanity in that we are social organisms seeking solace in the hearts and minds of others. Combine this quality with the fact that humans have a drive to create and share their experiences with other humans and BOOM---you have the "Flying Hi" exhibition of art put on by Bonzing skateboards in San Francisco.
This show, on October 4th, highlighted the creativity of our skateboarding community in an arena where it could be shared, discussed, and enjoyed by fellow members and the community at large. The art exhibit showcased the talent of 14 artists whose works related to skateboarding either directly, in the form of depictions of/on skateboards, or because as skaters it is impossible to deny the impact of said activity on our everyday lives.
People came from all over California to see the diversity of form from sculpture and print making to illustration and photography. This art show serves as a forum to meet new friends, see old faces, and facilitate further interaction amongst skateboarders and artists of the San Francisco Bay Area. This year, the second annual, grew from last year both in quality and quantity! Jams played all night while folks danced and discussed the art and anything which came to mind. Smiles were shared and everyone left feeling fulfilled and excited for next years show.
Artists represented include Carly Bizama, Aaron Breetwor, Yvonne Byers, Michael Carson, Brandon Coon, Austin Graziano, Chad Lybrand, Ian Powell, Blake Smith, Freddie Sizemore, Stefan Kaiter-Snyder, Alex Succala, Dave Tannaci and Kip Westerfield.
View pictures from the show and artwork here
Written by Harpunkle Mcsklucksky