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Aww Sweet & Alldaybuffet, Good Wood

3rd Ward
195 Morgan Avenue, 718.715.4961
July 26 - August 10, 2008
Reception: Saturday, July 26, 7 - 11 PM
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Good Wood, a Detroit based art show, has packed up and headed east, to Williamsburg’s 3rd Ward art gallery. Teaming up with alldaybuffet for the July 26th premiere, they’ll be adding a second layer of “good” to the show with an auction-cum-party, creating a collision of cultures and mediums for the greater good. 50 artists will be auctioning off one-of-a-kind custom skate decks to support Stoked Mentoring, an organization that mentors teens through action sports.

Alldaybuffet, an organization that brings together social and creative cultures, transformed the art event into an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for Stoked’s important initiatives. A live auction will take place opening night and all remaining decks will be available through an online auction at With all decks priced at under $500, these single edition pieces make a great addition to a budding collection and will go towards proving that “one teen at a time, counterculture WILL change the world.”

Good Wood features 40 decks from the Detroit show, plus additional works by New York artists: Mike Perry, Fernanda Cohen, Nathan Fox, Keetra Dixon, Jeremy Traum, John Breiner, and Unplate. Many of the participating artists are not skateboarders themselves, making their contribution a contrast to those artists who are renowned in the skate community. The show’s balance of notable artists from across the country including Donald Kilpatrick III, Leo Espinosa, Serge Gay Jr., Matt Gordon and international talent (Jakob Printzlau, aka “Plastic Kid” and the front man of The Fashion) from as far as Copenhagen, Denmark makes it a standout from other deck shows. Decks from graphic artists Chuck Anderson (No Pattern) and Ryan Katrina (Neuarmy) round out the stellar cast of artists brought together by Detroit artist/curator, Andrew Davis for Good Wood.

Respected Brooklyn-based skateboarder/artist Bobby Puleo will showcase his collection of art inspired by the treasures he’s picked up off the streets of New York during his years of skating. Opening night will also include the screening of a series of street skating video shorts from around the world by film director and photographer Josh Stewart.

A homemade photo booth and hotdog stand from the Detroit show merge a Midwest sensibility with these highly anticipated additions from the city of New York. Expect an evening of good, art, skateboarding and freshly spun vinyl from Brion ISAACS of 33Hz and ShindigNYC.
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