From The Editors at Boardistan: “On Saturday, January 7, 2012 Laguna Beach, California’s AR4T Gallery will host the opening party of a photography exhibit titled Still Life With Wood. The exhibit features a collection of work from some of the best men to ever point highly polished glass at a rolling slab of maple:”
The artists reception to welcome in STILL LIFE with wood and the new year at AR4T Gallery did not disappoint. Grant Brittain, Miki Vuckovich and their families were some of the first people to walk through the door, and Grant and Laura Brittain were the last to leave – the party was just that good.
Artist Jay Croft flew in for the evening, and it was awesome to get to hang with Dave Swift and James & Tracy Cassimus. A sea of smiling faces that have been part of skateboarding for decades came out to celebrate: Ben Schroeder, Jeff Grosso, Jim Gray, Lee Crane, Paul Schmitt, Ryan Kingman, Jon Foster, Ewan Morrison, Don Brown, Chris & Pam Zam, Lee Crane, Danny Zapalac, Brian Ridgeway… the list goes on and on. A few artists with upcoming shows in 2012 helped kick off the new year as well….Russ Pope & his wife Jennifer, Sticky Shaw, & Brennan Coyle. As requested by Grant and Swift, IPA from O’Shea Brewing Co. was served, and for the occasion of the music of el mysterioso – so was a little Tecate. Thanks to Pete Stow for taking photos of the evening. You can see more of Pete’s photos at Spire1.com, and photos from Lee Crane on Boardistan.
All photos of STILL LIFE with wood are available for purchase – please see the show page for pricing and info.(photos by Peter Stow)