Skateboarding in Carlsbad as Art, Transportation, Sport or Hobby?
Skateboarding is incredibly popular here in Southern California. You see skateboarders all over the place, some in areas I can’t even imagine riding…down a long steep curvy road with lots of traffic as one example.
You see surfboarders carrying surfboards, or backpacks that suggest they are on the way to school.
There are skate parks popping up all over, providing places for skateboard enthusiasts to practice, hang out and have fun.
Carlsbad has a bit of a reputation for skateboarding, being the home of the oldest skate park in the world. (photo is of small area of a skate park in Carlsbad).
And now we have skate boarding as art – with the new exhibit at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad.
"Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art" officially opens on October 7 at the Cannon Art Gallery, and this is a don’t miss opportunity. The focus on art related to skateboard graphics and design is sure to please many, whether you are a boarder or not. Art from the 1960s to the present is sure to captivate, including pieces from private collections.
Stay tuned for my tour of this cool show. And enjoy the YouTube video below - some pretty amazing tricks!
Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art
Cannon Art Gallery
1775 Dove Lane
Exhibit runs from October 7 through December 30, 2012
Opening Reception – Saturday October 6, 5 – 7 pm