We’re super stoked about Aika Collective’s photo show in Long Beach, CA. You don’t want to miss this one, 20 epic photographers with their iconic photo prints, old and new. There will be photos from the 15 Aika Collective photographers plus 5 new photographers are in the mix for the show: Brian Gaberman, Lance Dawes, Tobin Yelland, Joe Hammeke and Brian Bielmann. All with a ton of photos of Vans riders such as Geoff Rowley (seen here), AVE, Ray Barbee, Cardiel & a bunch of others.

We’re super stoked about Aika Collective’s photo show in Long Beach, CA. You don’t want to miss this one, 20 epic photographers with their iconic photo prints, old and new. There will be photos from the 15 Aika Collective photographers plus 5 new photographers are in the mix for the show: Brian Gaberman, Lance Dawes, Tobin Yelland, Joe Hammeke and Brian Bielmann. All with a ton of photos of Vans riders such as Geoff Rowley (seen here), AVE, Ray Barbee, Cardiel & a bunch of others.

Opening Photographs from HIGH MATH at Slow Culture Gallery, Pt. 1

We headed over last Friday night to check out  the HIGH MATH group show at Slow Culture Gallery.  Check out  the Hundreds blog as well for opening photos, but featured above are works from Aaron De La Cruz, Erin D. Garcia, Stacey Rozich, and Jay Howell.  Speaking of Jay, don’t forget he’ll be at SXSW with the Vans artists live painting and signing limited prints - March 14th and 15th at noon. 

Photographs by Michael C. Hsiung  | Additional photographs courtesy of the Hundreds | Slow Culture Gallery

We’re loving the DVD booklet and new shirt with artwork by Nathaniel Russell for Thomas Campbell’s new film Cuatro Suenos Pequenos which is available now at http://umyeaharts.com.  

The DVD features the 23 minute movie shot entirely on 16mm film and a hardcover art book with 14 pages illustrated by Russell as well as photography by  - Brian Gaberman, Sem Rubio, Fred Mortagne, Antton Miettienen, Arto Saari, Todd Glaser, Rip Zinger and Thomas Campbell.

Be sure to swing in and view Mike Giant’s show at FFDG running through March 8th. 2277 Mission St. @19th. Hours: Wed thru Sat (1-6pm).
If you miss this show, don’t fret. Mike Giant will be back at FFDG with an opening scheduled for February 2015… His shows sell out quick, so if you want to get high on the list, now might be the time: info(at)ffdg.net

Be sure to swing in and view Mike Giant’s show at FFDG running through March 8th. 2277 Mission St. @19th. Hours: Wed thru Sat (1-6pm).

If you miss this show, don’t fret. Mike Giant will be back at FFDG with an opening scheduled for February 2015… His shows sell out quick, so if you want to get high on the list, now might be the time: info(at)ffdg.net

Chandran Gallery and Juxtapoz Magazine, with help from New Image Art Gallery, worked with UNIV to curate and organize a group of artists to customize surfboards, which will be auctioned off from March 17 - 31st to help raise money for Waves For Water, an organization in the Philippines, mobilizing an urgent clean water disaster relief initiative in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. 

A special one-night exhibition will be hosted on Saturday, March 29, at T.F.R. Gallery in Leucadia, California to celebrate the creation of the boards, and to give an opportunity for final bids on the boards at the gallery.  Here’s two awesome surfboards by Los Angeles artists Travis Millard and Mel Kadel. 

Vans Presents the Tenth Installment of Vault by Vans x Taka Hayashi for Spring 2014

Vans presents the 10th installment of Vault by Vans x Taka Hayashi series this spring by self-taught illustrator, painter and graphic artist Taka Hayashi!!  His indelible mark on Vans’ styles and tireless effort to challenge conventions of sneaker design can be felt in every piece he touches.  The eclectic offering showcases Hayashi’s versatility as a designer with creations that embrace Vans heritage while pushing the limits of classic design language.  

See more from the Vault by Vans.

 

Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow and VANS presents Greetings from the OC, an art show by David Blake Thursday, March 6th from 6 - 9 pm.  Blake works mainly in mixed media paintings and is know for his visually appealing and abstract pop/street style.  His new show will showcase more personal artwork, focusing on his experiences as a native Chicagoan in Orange county. 

Video by @stevecarrera

Music: Oceanic Lullaby by J. Boogie’s Dubtronic Science

If you’ve been following our #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL documentary series, East Los by Angela Boatwright, then you’ve heard how shows experiences from East Los kids.  In East Los Episode 3 meet Lauren, a typical 14-year-old East Los kid, who we meet at her first backyard show. That’s when we learn that Lauren’s father, Gio, is in jail. Rose, a loving and supportive mom, realizes that some of Lauren’s frustrations probably stem from her father’s incarceration and they check out a show together. 
Photograph by Angela Boatwright

If you’ve been following our #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL documentary series, East Los by Angela Boatwright, then you’ve heard how shows experiences from East Los kids.  In East Los Episode 3 meet Lauren, a typical 14-year-old East Los kid, who we meet at her first backyard show. That’s when we learn that Lauren’s father, Gio, is in jail. Rose, a loving and supportive mom, realizes that some of Lauren’s frustrations probably stem from her father’s incarceration and they check out a show together. 

Photograph by Angela Boatwright