In this posting I am going across the pond to the USA…to be exact Kennesaw, Georgia which will receive a new public skate park which will be built in a recreational park and cost an estimated $1,000,000 bucks. To help support the costs and make sure it really will be built. Get the whole story and a look at some of the awesome boards which are being sold in the auction – that’s right, you can buy them, skate them, hang them up, whatever…
Here’s what they the people hosting the auction, Foundation One Gallery, have to say themselves:
Foundation One Gallery Presents â€œThe Grindâ€ â€“ an art exhibition and charity auction featuring more than 60 nationally recognized artists.
â€œThe Grindâ€ is a collection of art created on skateboards by a list of nationally recognized artists. The entire exhibit will be auctioned for charity. Some of the artists donating art for the auction include Mike Giant, Todd McFarlane, Shepard Fairey, Alex Pardee, Derek Hess, Faile, David Carson, Scott Campbell, Tim Biskup, Paul Frank, and local artists Dosa Kim, Michi, Sam Parker and Bethany Marchman. All proceeds from the auction will benefit The Swift-Cantrell public skate park. The auction will take place at the opening reception and all bids must be received by 11PM on December 8, 2007. Foundation One Gallery will also offer bidding on-line through their website www.foundationonegallery.com two weeks prior to the opening reception (NOVEMBER 24, 2007). Opening bid is $100 for all boards. Following the auction, all remaining skateboards will be offered for sale at Foundation One Gallery and through the galleryâ€™s website. Prices for the remaining boards will be determined after the auction closes.
â€œBeing a parent myself, I am all about having places in the community where kids can go to have fun. To be able to have some fun of my own and do some cool artwork in order to contribute towards this skate park was an easy decision for me.â€ – Todd McFarlane, Creator of Spawn
ABOUT FOUNDATION ONE GALLERY
Foundation One Gallery is an exhibition space located in Atlanta, Georgia showcasing local emerging talent and nationally acclaimed artists with roots in contemporary culture. Foundation One Gallery rotates exhibits on a monthly basis. Opening receptions provide the community with an opportunity to meet our artists. Select artwork from each showcase is available for purchase through our website.
Link to the Swift Cantrell skatepark
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