Arbor celebrates longtime art and design contributors Blaine Fontana & Zach Johnsen in a night of art, up-cycling, book signings, frivolity and a furious passion for reclaimed materials for an imaginative environmental experience. Collaborating with Arbor, the artists are echoing the company’s rooted practice using sustainable materials for their products. The entire show is comprised of all reclaimed, recycled, or re-purposed wood/media, only two sheets of plywood were bought to create this highly involved, rich and detailed dreamy “Camp Fire” scene.
More than half of the installation is available, making for over 60 items for sale at a wide range of prices. Fontana and Johnsen are also showing several brand new collaborative paintings made exclusively for the event.
Lastly, Fontana will be happily signing his new book “Amalgamate,” a 108 page hardbound book featuring over 75 full-color plates of his recent art and design during the opening.
“We look forward to seeing all our friends and fans at the event,” says Fontana and Johnsen. “It’s going to be a great night for art and the environment.”
“Evo has been a strong supporter of Arbor Skateboards, Snowboards and Apparel,” says John Crouch, Arbor’s northwest sales representative. “This event is solid way for Arbor to get more involved with Evo while including our products, artists and friends of the collective in a unique way. Evo has created something special with their art gallery, party atmosphere and cult following that is going to make this a night to remember.”
Hosted by Evo Times Infinity Gallery
Reception: Friday, November 4, 2011 from 6 to 9 p.m.
122 NW 36th Ave St., Seattle WA 98107
*This show will remain open for one month!
ABOUT THE ARBOR COLLECTIVE
Arbor was founded in 1995 on the assertion that solutions to many of today’s most difficult snow, skate, and apparel design challenges exist in the natural world. For 15 years, Arbor has built on the belief of replacing, environmentally harmful materials with ecologically based, natural alternatives. Arbor’s goal is to create a higher level of function and relevance in the most responsible way possible. The end result must be improved style and performance, with significantly reduced impact on the environment. “We all need clean air to skate, clean water to surf and snow to ride…”