Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art Opens at Cal State Feb. 18th

San Bernardino, California, skateboarders and fans of skate art alike are in for a treat February 18, 2012. One of the most well thought out skate art shows I've seen in a while will be rolling into the city for roughly a two month stint. Here's the scoop on the show just in case you might be so inclined:

About the Skate Art Exhibit

The show is called Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art and it's been making its rounds throughout the country since 2011. It consists of what you would expect from a skate art exhibit: photos, videos, skate decks and more. In my opinion, one of the most interesting things about this skate art exhibit is the series decks like The Lebowski Five and the Miles 59 Quintet. I find them interesting because they capture pop art culture and may be viewed as single board or as part of a larger mural.

Exhibit Related Events

The exhibit will set up shop at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art on the Cal State campus in San Bernardino from February 18th through April 21st. The show will kick off with a free opening gala to be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. However, skate fans may want to reserve their visit until later this year as a skate demo, movie screening, workshops and lectures related to the exhibit will be held in late February, early March and mid April. The movie slated to be shown is Stacy Peralta's 2002 sports documentary, Dogtown and Z-Boys and the lecturer on tap is the celebrated, California skate artist Todd Francis. For those not familiar with Francis's work, he's the guy behind some of the skate graphics used by Real, Element, Spitfire and Stereo. Skate fans should keep their eyes on the museum's website for notice of all the upcoming events connected to the exhibit.

About the Venue

The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art is located on University Parkway. Although admission to the museum is free, visitors should expect to pay at least $5 for parking in Lots L or A. $5 parking is also available in Lot M with a permit that may be garnered through the museum itself. The museum traditionally opens at 11 a.m. on Thursdays and at 10 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Killeen Gonzalez's children are skaters and she has a history of following the sport.

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