Acrylic Paint and Gold Leaf on Wooden Skateboard Deck
Available at Auction
for Stoked on Spring 2012
Stoked is a mentorship program in Los Angeles and New York City that partners with schools to provide opportunities for inner city youth to experience many exciting things they might not otherwise get the chance to, and to encourage them to be scholastically successful, physically active, and to give back to their communities. I have a special soft-spot for organizations that work with youth, so when I was invited to participate in Stoked on Spring by collaborating on the design and creation of art on a skateboard deck with one very talented Stoked Kid it was certainly an easy sell.
All ticket sales and art auction proceeds go to benefit the Stoked Mentoring Program
Here are some figures that I found to be convincing enough that the program is worth supporting:
2,100 Youth Served since 2005
100% Graduation Rate for youth who stay in the program more than one year!
Over 32,000 Hours of Instruction
55% Increase in Physical Activity for Youth
On May 16, 2012, Stoked will hosted its fifth annual Stoked on Spring auction and benefit at the Scholastic Greenhouse in SoHo.
The evening included a silent auction of contemporary art, youth photography, and artist and youth collaborative skateboard decks; online auction of unique items and experiences; top-shelf open bar; hors d’oeuvres; live DJs; and access to the Scholastic Building’s rooftop terrace.
It was a beautiful evening for a rooftop event.
The DJ got to groovin’ as Borbay took in the view of the skyline he knows so well.
Here’s a view of the board done by his mentee, heavily influenced by his signature New York Post collage style.
My collaboration, up for auction.
The cause inspired a good time, and a good time was had by all.
As the sun set, the magic of the Manhattan lights kicked in.
Todd “Toddy T-Bones” Byington joined the festivities – we had a crazy time working together on the hit television show Breaking Bad in my hometown of Albuquerque, and it seemed equally crazy to be partying on a rooftop in Soho just one year later. Note my glow in the dark “Love Robot” t-shirt.
More to come on the Love Robot soon.
Another great event for another great cause… Another day in the life!
Event Photos by Debbie Miracolo
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