HOARDERS OF COOL - 30 years of skateboard obsession.
An Exhibition to Benefit the Roc City Skatepark Effort
Saturday August 13th from 6pm - 12am
AMoR - Art Museum of Rochester
610 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
Free and open to the public.
The Friends of the Roc City Skatepark (RCP) will be hosting a one-night exhibition on August 13, 2016 from 6pm-12am at the Art Museum of Rochester (AMoR), located at 610 Monroe Ave. The exhibition will showcase a selection of private collections of skateboard memorabilia to raise awareness about the strides the Roc City Skatepark project has made in the last year and to share their love of skateboard culture.
Come dig into the private collections of the folks from Friends of the Roc City Park, Krudco., Old Skull Skateboards, Samurai Skates, and 1975 Gallery as they share some of their favorite skateboard memorabilia, including 100s of skateboards, t-shirts, stickers, collectibles, original artwork and more for enthusiasts of all ages to appreciate. Visitors can also learn about the great advancements the Friends of the RCP has made in the last year as they develop a closer partnership with the City of Rochester to make this vision a reality.
The Friends of the RCP will be releasing a limited edition skateboard with graphics designed just for this event by internationally-renowned artist Don Pendleton designed just for this event. Don's unmistakable graphics defined Alien Workshop from 1998-2005, and he's created amazing graphics for various skateboard companies including Element, Zero, Stereo, Heroin, Designarium, Hessenmob, and countless others. The number of companies who've sought his unique vision is a veritable who's who in the skateboarding industry. Don most recently won a grammy for his artwork for Pearl Jam's latest album LIGHTNING BOLT. Over the last decade, he has focused more and more on his fine art and gallery shows, including two exhibits here in Rochester at 1975 Gallery.
There will be raffles all night long featuring gear from VANS, Sleep, Powell, Santa Cruz, Shut, Coal, Juice magazine, Terror of Planet X, and more!
Joey's Gourmet Hot Dogs (skater-owned and run) will be serving up food all night.
This event is free and open to the public, so please come out and show your support!
There will have limited hours the following day on Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 1-4pm.
Community members can catch sneak previews of the collections by following the Roc City Park social media channels on Facebook (facebook.com/roccitypark), Twitter (@roccitypark) and Instagram (@roccitypark) and searching the hashtag #hoardersofcool.
To find out more:
The event on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/HOCRCP