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- About Joe Castro:
- Joe Castro is a collage artist, musician, oil painter and graphic designer currently lurking somewhere between Philadelphia and Delaware. For more info, visit mightyjoecastro.com
Science Skateboards: The Important Nothing
Science Skateboards will celebrate their 10 year anniversary by premiering their new full length video, The Important Nothing at House of Vans London on Friday May 6. Full parts from Josh Cox, Joe Sivell, Pete Buckley, Sam Taylor, Dan Tomlinson, James Coyle, Dan Beall, Ben Cruickshank and Albert Gesswein with guest sections from Luka Pinto and San Francisco friends. Filmed in the UK, US, France and Japan – edited to an eclectic soundtrack in keeping with the recent Science mixtape series.
Free admission along with free beer and chicken.
Sketchbook by Denik
I’m very stoked to have partnered with the good people over at Denik on these limited edition sketchbooks, which feature my collage 30 Days on the cover. For every book sold, a portion of the proceeds goes directly toward building schools in West Africa and Guatemala ,via Pencils of Promise and Mali Rising. So please consider purchasing one online or at various independent shops around the US.
Mark Penxa – 1975
One of my favorites, Mark Penxa will be showing some new paintings this September at 1975, a very cool art space in Rochester, NY that’s been hosting a number of sick shows over the past few years. You may recognize Mark’s work from the excellent Jazz 101 and Blues 101 series of graphics he did for Stereo recently. The opening is Saturday September 12, from 7-10 pm. so get there if you can.
About the show:
“We are thrilled to welcome back Mark Penxa to 1975 Gallery for a solo exhibition of new works. Mark will be joining us for the opening reception.
Taking its name from tempting, vacuous “click bait” headlines; “You Won’t Believe What Happens Next…” exhibits a brand new series of paintings from Detroit-based artist Mark Penxa.
On Deck 10
Montana Skatepark Association is once again hosting it’s annual On-Deck art show/fundraiser, to help raise money for some new concrete parks. Bidding has already begun online, and with custom, one-of-a-kind pieces from Haroshi, Don Pendleton, Michael Hsiung, Michael Sieben and many more, there’s much to pine for so take a look and place a bid. And if you find yourself in big sky country, stop by The Brink Gallery on May 1 for the closing party.
ThePosters.co is offering this very cool, limited edition Mark Gonzales/Curtis Kulig print, Majorca is Dirt Cheep, online. As with all their posters, 10% of every purchase goes toward helping arts education programs, like Inner-City Arts in LA. – their goal is to fund over 1,000,000 hours of art classes for kids, which is pretty rad. This print is a 30″ x 24″ lithograph print on 80 lb McCoy Silk cover paper. They ‘ve got a bunch of other cool pieces for sale so definitely check the site or follow them on instagram (@theposters.co)
Kinetic presents: Silk
The good folks over at Kinetic Skateboarding (Wilmington, Delaware) will be premiering their new shop video Silk on Saturday, December 13, with parts from Willy Akers, Brannon John, Ronnie Kessner, Mark Del Negro, Joey Pyle, John Devine, Giorgio Tomasetti and John Feist. From laying concrete at DYI spots via the Wilmington Skate Project to organizing contests and clinics for the kids, Kinetic has been a long supporter of the scene here on the East Coast. Looking forward to this one for sure.
Pendleton / Bratrud / Sieben in Rochester, NY
East coast heads – start making tracks toward Rochester, NY where Erich Lehman’s 1975 gallery will be showing new work from three of skateboarding’s finest artists/designers: Don Pendleton, Todd Bratrud and Michael Sieben. Entited “What the Morning Brings‘” the show will run until September 27 with an opening reception on Saturday September 6 from 7-10 pm. (Don Pendleton will be in attendance). A trifecta like this rarely happens this side of the Mississippi so get there any which way you can. 89 Charlotte St, Rochester, NY 14607.