The Beantown Sundown was a wonderful art and skate filled night at Orchard Skateshop in Boston.
Upstairs, three rooms were filled with alters, fine art and found items by Element Advocate and artist Mike Kershnar. Included were copies of Kershnar’s latest ‘zine, which contains a short story inspired by Boston’s history and skate scene. Click below to download the ‘zine.
Downstairs, Donny Barley, PJ Ladd and Levi Brown signed autographs for visitors and guests.
Vibes were high in the Orchard gallery and everyone was stoked to have Donny Barley, PJ Ladd, Levi Brown, and Panama Dan on hand. Peep the ‘zine, and get out there and get creative in the streets.
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from the night.
The 14th annual Transworld Skateboarding Awards are right around the corner and the official nominees have been picked and posted. Nine awards are up for grabs in a variety of categories, with Nyjah Huston standing among the nominees for Best Video Part and Best Street Skater.
For more information on The Transworld Skateboarding Awards and to see all nominees click HERE.
Element Advocate and artist Mike Kershnar currently has an amazing art show running at the RVCA gallery in San Francisco, CA entitled “Slam Dance” running through February 4th.
The brief on the show reads:
Slam Dance culminates the last two years of his art practice in the city. The show aims to beautifully reflect the various active components of the universe that combine to create mystery in our lives. Influenced by ritualized shamanic art practices, graffiti, and the spiritual path, Slam Dance seeks to stimulate the creative spirit within people in the gallery space to ripple outward into the larger world. The Slam Dance is the distilled force that comes from synthesizing the ancient and the modern psyches and the urban and natural landscapes.
Check it out if you are in the area, otherwise take the tour with grand opening video, zine download and photos.
In part four (of four), Nyjah walks through the steps what it took to film his last trick of his video part, and the surprise ending that nobody expected.
Nyjah Huston goes behind-the-scenes with an exclusive interview, discussing some of the worst slams and best tricks of his video part, “RISE & SHINE”.
Filmed by: Kirk Dianda, Marc Falkenstien, and Nathan Groff
Edited by: Kirk Dianda
“RISE & SHINE” is now available worldwide on iTunes.
The Element “Make it Count” 2012 International contest series is scheduled to kick off on Jan. 7th, 2012 in Orlando, Fl at Midtown Skate Park. Entry fee for the contest is one canned food item that will be donated to local food banks. The overall winner of the contest will win a trip to California for the Finals and get a private session at The Berrics with the Element team for the summer of 2012. Element special guests Nyjah Huston, Levi Brown, Evan Smith, Donny Barley and Matt Fink will be on hand to help judge the contest. See you in Orlando for Stop #1!
For more information on the contest check out our events page or click HERE.