Boarded Up 4 - The Art of Skateboarding

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Boarded Up 4 - The Art of Skateboarding

Time: August 20, 2015 at 6pm to September 12, 2015 at 6pm
Location: CityArts Factory
Street: 29 S.Orange Ave.
City/Town: Orlando, Florida 32801
Website or Map:…
Phone: 407 648 7060
Event Type: group, art, exhibition
Organized By: Tre Harris - Tr3
Latest Activity: Jul 23, 2015

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"Boarded up 4" The Art of Skateboarding

August 20, 2015

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

Boarded Up 4 The Art of Skateboarding Is Back!

Artists from Central Florida and non locals will be on display showing the diversity of Art in this exhibit.

This is the forth 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 Vaughn Belak, Nice Guy Darrell Johnson, Ciera Hannah, Victorious Fidelis, Heather Torres, and many others. The first event was in "The Milk District in 2011 in four locations, the second one was in The Downtown Arts District in 2 locations. This year it returns back to The Downtown Arts District and will be held at City Arts Factory in the Kiene Quigley Gallery and The Magic Gallery.

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 the culture that surrounds wake boards, snowboards and surfboards are expected to be in the exhibit as well. For their lifestyle mirrors skateboarders and the style of art on them too.

Join us as we continue the tradition of Boarded Up

Q/A's about the exhibition contact Tre Harris at

** This event is Open to the Public **

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

Opening Aug 20st from 6p til 9p
Show Ends September 12th

CityArts Factory Normal business hrs Tue  - Sat 11a til 6

** How To Exhibit just click on this link and follow instructions

Historical writing credit to

Art on flyer by Bo Spencer Jason Wood Christopher Oktavec  Eroide Galano Anne Moya​ Tiffany J. George

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