I AM SNOWBOARDING – TOKYO
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (March 8, 2010)
Seven years ago on February 23, 2003 snowboarder and friend Jeff Anderson was taken from us in Nagano, Japan.
This year on February 23, 2010, friends and family of Jeff came back to Japan in celebration of his life and the power of art, family, and friends which Jeff so much believed in.
I AM SNOWBOARDING, collaborative art exhibit in honor of Jeff was hosted by Volcom Japan – an opening reception in their Tokyo Harajuku flagship store, and a week stay at the ART-IN-GALLERY Harajuku. Volcom Tokyo store manager, Masahiko Sano and Volcom Japan Marketing Manager, Iceman transformed their flagship store into a gallery space for the party on February 23rd. A few hundred VIP guests, media, friends of Jeff came to help celebrate including a few people who took lengthy train rides to purchase prints of the artwork. “I AM…” artists/photographers Robert “Sticky” Shaw, Ryan Boyes, Bryan Iguchi, Jamie Lynn, Jane Baer, Mike Parillo, Peter Stow, Devon Weniger and her family and Brian Cook with family were there, as well as Volcom team members Tyler Flanagan, Luke Mitrani and Neil Goss. And Jeff was there… through the artists and photographers who’s love created the works displayed proudly around the room like embracing arms giving the best hug you’ve ever received.
After the party, the paintings were moved to the ART-IN-GALLERY for one week. Jeff’s mom Jane Baer said, “The gallery space was perfect Jeff. Small, quaint, but very modern. Jeff would have loved the stark white, modular space. Precise and clean, the sun shining in through the front window. It is a gallery that Jeff would have picked. A place where Jeff would feel honored to have his first show.”
Thank you to Volcom Japan and Volcom US for hosting I AM SNOWBOARDING in Tokyo and to Vans, Burton, Asymbol, ELS ASF and every friend around the globe for the continued support.
March 18 – 20, 2010 @ the Burton US Open of Snowboarding,
Stratton Mountain., VT.
March 26 – April 9th, 2010 @ Burton Headquarters, Burlington, VT.
March 27, 2010 @ full series of Asymbol prints along with accompanying artwork showcased at Snowed-in at
Mont Bleu, Lake Tahoe, CA.
22 paintings are currently traveling the world.
The 23rd art piece by Dustin Del Giudice is on display at Wave Rave Snowboard Shop, Mammoth Lakes, CA.
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