We are really excited about hosting a retro mini-skateboard silent auction of rolling artworks by local artists in support of the Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF), the world’s only skateboard and street art design themed high school program. Be sure to stop by on April 19th and support this great cause.
Students had the opportunity to teach high profile Toronto artists how to build skateboards by hand. In turn, students then got to collaborate with their artist mentor on a graphic for the board. Typically, OSF students are teenagers who have struggled to connect with high school but through this program, focused on creative and entrepreneurial learning with ‘real world’ results, they have seen incredible success. Local artist mentorships of students built on that success, exposing students to adult role models who work in the arts while giving them an opportunity to show off their final project in a proper gallery. All proceeds from the auction go towards expanding OSF’s innovative program of creative project- based learning and social enterprise.
Mentoring artists include: Fiona Smyth, Alex Currie (aka Runt), John Mariott, Zanette Singh, MonsterMeans Mark Byk,
Jimmy Chiale, Christina Zeidler, Laura Wills, Rock, Javid, Trevor Wheatley, Troy Pynn, Lindsay Fisher, Sue Cohen, Giles Monette, Slurg, Hamish, Zen Rankin, Lindsay Fisher, Chris Bennett
Opening reception and silent auction Friday, April 19 7:00-9:00pm. Exhibit runs April 19-21