Juxtapoz // Monday, February 25, 2008
Stoked Mentoring has once again partnered with the prestigious Milk Gallery in Manhattan for their benefit art auction on Saturday, April 5th.
Stoked is a non-profit organization with the mission of developing “Successful Teens with Opportunity, Knowledge, Experience and Determination” through action sports, mentoring, and life coaching. Stoked brings together at-risk youth and successful adults to learn a new non-traditional sport like surfing, skateboarding, or snowboarding.
Stoked is partnering with a prized selection of contemporary artists for the third year to auction their work to benefit the organization and its programs. This year’s contributing artists include Tom Sachs, Barry McGee, Francesco Clemente, Richard Hambleton (whose work to be auctioned is shown,) Kenzo Minami, William Wegman, Howard Schatz, Swoon, Kehinde Wiley, Danielle Mailer, Michael Dweck, Phil Frost, Russell Young, Emilio Perez and other contemporary greats. Past contributions have included Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Alex Katz, and Julian Schnabel.
This year, Stoked is expanding its relationship with the arts into its mentoring programs and partnering with MoMA’s High School Education Department for a skate deck painting workshop. Knowing great programs like this are taking place to benefit of youth makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside! Take a peek at their website for details. Image courtesy: Richard Hambleton, Gang of Four (1-4), 2005, Courtesy of Woodward Gallery, NYC