3-year-old is pretty damn proud of his first skateboard trick – Mashable

Sweet moves, little dude.

When ReVive Skateboards owner Andy Schrock took his 3-year-old son, Ryden, out to try his first skateboard trick, things didn’t go perfectly. Because, you know, toddlers aren’t even experts at walking, let alone skateboarding.

But after a few weeks of practice, Ryder can successfully hop on his skateboard — with just a tiny bit of help from his dad. The little guy is pretty proud of himself.

You’ll be shredding with the big kids in no time, Ryden.

Article source: http://mashable.com/2015/07/21/3-year-old-skateboard-trick/

Sbyke : Un savant mélange de vélo et skateboard – Buzzecolo

Le Sbyke, un savant mélange de vélo et skateboard pour un moyen de locomotion original et fun. Il en prend les meilleures caractéristiques pour offrir une expérience unique. Le Sbyke dispose à la fois d’un guidon, de freins, d’une roue de type BMX à l’avant et de l’équivalent d’une planche de skateboard à l’arrière. Le tout permet à la fois d’avoir un maximum de contrôle et de confort.


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Article source: http://www.buzzecolo.com/31301/sbyke/

Photos: A Swirl of Vivid Color and Native Culture at RedCan Graffiti Jam …

Earlier this month, Cheyenne River Youth Project (CRYP) held its first RedCan Graffiti Jam, an event that brought acclaimed graffiti artists together with young people on the Cheyenne River Reservation. The festive atmosphere resulted from a combination of artistic expression, Native culture, and youth engagement. With massive paintings taking shape all around them, Tribal members held a drum circle and danced in regalia. As these pictures by Richard Sternberger show, RedCan was a day that few of these young people will forget.

Richard Steinberger Photography

“It’s difficult to describe, the magic that happened on Cheyenne River earlier this month,” said Julie Garreau of CRYP. “I’m still stunned by it, from the boundless creative energy to the spirit of camaraderie and fellowship among so many different people from different walks of life. Beautiful work was created, yes, but more importantly, RedCan inspired and lifted up an entire community. It was extraordinary, and it was the most powerful demonstration of the healing power of art that I’ve ever seen.”

Richard Steinberger Photography

RedCan took place on July 8-9 in Eagle Butte and on July 11 in Rapid City’s Art Alley, and participating artists included East Foster from Denver, Kazilla from Miami, Meme from California, Siamese from Rapid City, and Daesk, Biafra Inc. and Wundr from Minnesota’s Twin Cities.

Richard Steinberger Photography

Cheyenne River Youth Project had more landmark news to report this month, as the organization was awarded a  $100,000 Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. According to NEA Chairman Jane Chu, CRYP was one of 275 applicants for this year’s Our Town awards, and it’s one of 69 award recipients nationwide. “CRYP demonstrates the best in creative community development, and (its) work will have a valuable impact on its community,” Chu said. “Through Our Town funding, arts organizations continue to spark vitality that support neighborhoods and public spaces, enhancing a sense of place for residents and visitors alike.”

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Richard Steinberger Photography

Article source: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/07/21/photos-swirl-vivid-color-and-native-culture-redcan-graffiti-jam-161148

Tenacious Pt. Angeles graffiti foe removes tags hours after they appear …

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) – A “one-man graffiti removal task force” is making the city more attractive by deleting one tag at a time.

Richard Schneider, 60, is retired and able to make his own schedule – which now includes a self-appointed vandalism patrol.

Since a spate of graffiti on buildings offended him in May, he has patrolled parts of the city seeking out vandalism and destroying it with a fresh coat of paint.

“(Port Angeles residents are) good, hard-working people who don’t deserve this,” Schneider said.

In the past three months, Schneider has removed about 70 instances of graffiti, ranging from wall-sized tags to inked initials on street posts.

This endeavor earned him the “one-man graffiti removal task force” title from Revitalize Port Angeles founder Leslie Robertson.

Schneider is also an administrator and moderator for the Revitalize Port Angeles Facebook page.

He said it has been his desire to remove graffiti the next day to discourage those who put it there.

However, he isn’t interested in actively seeking out and arresting the perpetrator in every single case of vandalism.

“It’s not a war. It’s housekeeping,” he said.

Schneider said he is far from alone in his efforts.

Port Angeles Police and the city Parks and Recreation Department have aided in that effort, he said.

The police have caught two people in connection to major vandalism incidents, and a parks department crew removes any graffiti from park and other city properties as quickly as possible.

The dual response provides high risk for low reward for vandals, who typically want their work to be seen by others, he said.

Schneider has been a resident of Port Angeles since 2001, when, as a National Park Service employee, he was transferred to Olympic National Park.

Once he arrived, he decided to stay after retirement.

“It’s a pleasant place to be – relaxed and laid back,” he said.

Before he worked for the Park Service, Schneider worked in cabinetry and remodeling, and so has some skills in working with paint.

In some cases, such as initials written on a street post, it can be as simple as using a solvent or cleaner.

When possible, Schneider matches paint as closely as he can using either his own paint from household projects or paints from local construction material recycling centers.

In the case of a large area of graffiti on the back of Armory Square, the building owners provided paint that remained from when the entire building was painted about two years ago, Schneider said.

“We did our best to make it seamless,” he said.

Schneider usually works alone, driving alleys and stopping anywhere he spots vandalism, but two other Revitalize Port Angeles members are also on the warpath against graffiti – Robert Nicholls of White Crane Martial Arts and retired educator Carol Sinton.

Nicholls patrols downtown alleys to remove tags while Sinton has adopted the Laurel Street stairs as a special project.

“(Sinton) walks it every day,” Schneider said.

When the vandalism is on private property, he said, they first must get permission from the property owner before getting to work.

Schneider found vandalism Monday on the alley wall behind Bar N9ne, just a building away from a large square of gray paint on the structure next door where he covered some graffiti only a few weeks earlier.

Schneider didn’t even sigh. He just made plans to contact the owner of the building to get started.

“It would be nice to start a crew who can respond quickly,” Schneider said.

Currently, business owners and residents report incidents of vandalism on the Revitalize Port Angeles Facebook page, he said.

Article source: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Tenacious-Pt-Angeles-graffiti-foe-obliterates-tags--317802331.html

Weber State students bring art to graffiti-plagued walking tunnel | fox13now.com

OGDEN, Utah — A popular walking trail along the Weber River has been plagued by graffiti for years. This summer the city of Ogden is partnering up with a Weber State Art Class to put a stop to the tagging once and for all.

The project is taking place in the tunnel running underneath Monroe Boulevard that connects the Weber River Trail to the Ogden Botanical Gardens. These art students say it’s gratifying to take what they are learning in the classroom and apply it in public, while at the same time make a positive impact in their community.

“I do run along these trails and seeing graffiti is not the most appealing thing in the world,” said art student Lance Erickson. “This is definitely the most unique opportunity I’ve had in art.”

Art Professor Cara Krebs wanted to incorporate the trails surroundings into the design, specifically the Weber River.

“So the river is upside down, the river banks are coming down on the walls around you, and the ceiling is covered in reflective Mylar so it’s like a mirror finish to look like water,” Krebs said.

Ogden City officials say it’s a win, win.

The students get the opportunity to share their talents with the public, while the city eradicates a hot bed for graffiti artists.

City officials say people are far more likely to tag a plane white wall, rather than an already established painting or mural.

“Public art really does help knock down some of the graffiti and trash you might see otherwise,” said Mayor Mike Caldwell. “People really do respect the time and energy it takes from creative people to put their art out there on display.”

These Weber State students say the most rewarding part about this experience is the difference they are making on the hundreds of people who ride, jog and walk through the tunnel every day.

“A couple moms with all their kids just going on an afternoon stroll, you might say, and as they were going through all the kids just stopped and said, ‘oh, wow, this is great,’ and that was exciting and that was really cool to see that,” Erickson said.

Both the city of Ogden and the Weber State Art department say they plan to continue this partnership and hope to seek out and paint over more troubled graffiti spots throughout the city in the future.

Article source: http://fox13now.com/2015/07/21/weber-state-students-bring-art-to-graffiti-plagued-walking-tunnel/

UCPD investigates graffiti on, near Campanile | The Daily Californian

UCPD has opened an investigation into graffiti that was discovered on and near the Campanile, the Hearst Gym and Barrows Hall over the weekend in what campus maintenance staff think may be related incidents.

The graffiti was found on multiple sides of the Campanile, a tree and the ground near the Campanile, as well as the breezeway and a brick wall between Barrows Hall and the Hearst Gym. According to Christine Shaff, spokesperson for the campus real estate division, campus maintenance staff removed all the graffiti after it was reported to them Monday morning.

All the graffiti, which contained phrases such as “be yourself” and “swag,” was painted with the same shades of red and white, and most of it was painted in similar fonts.

“The way that (the maintenance staff) talked about it made it sound like they thought the graffiti was related,” Shaff said.

Although UCPD Lt. Marc DeCoulode said graffiti is not a “large problem” for campus police, according to Shaff, campus maintenance staff deal with graffiti a few times a week and have a “weekly scheduled run around campus” specifically to find and remove graffiti.

Alec Jerome, a junior and campus ambassador, said that before the graffiti was removed, more than 100 people attended a general campus tour that began at the Campanile on Sunday, which was “really unfortunate.”

“I’ve always looked at (the Campanile) and thought it was something the campus would take pride in,” said Gregory Devine, an incoming freshman from Roseville, California. “Seeing it vandalized seems bad to me because I feel like the student body doesn’t take pride in the campus.”

Devine, who plans to take a DeCal that teaches students how to play the carillon bells at the top of the Campanile, added, “I hope people respect this building that I’ve dreamed of playing in for years.”

Rubie Villela, a Berkeley City College student who visited the Campanile for the first time Monday, said she would like to know the story behind why it was graffitied and thinks graffiti “brings more art” to the tower.

If the graffiti was simply an act of vandalism, however, “then that’s just rude,” Villela said. “They didn’t have to do it — I don’t think it’s necessary.”

DeCoulode said that UCPD currently has no leads but that the department is sometimes able to identify graffiti taggers from repeated tags, witnesses and security cameras.

Contact Sally Littlefield at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @slittlefield3.

Article source: http://www.dailycal.org/2015/07/20/ucpd-investigates-graffiti-on-near-campanile/

Councillor: Racist graffiti a sign of building racial tension – Richmond News

A Richmond city councillor is expressing what he says is deep disappointment in a racist tirade written on a public pier on the middle arm of the Fraser River.

“I’m extremely disappointed because we’ve been trying real hard to promote racial harmony and still we have this graffiti,” said Coun. Chak Au, who said photos of the graffiti were posted on a social media site and subsequently sent to him.

The profanity-laced graffiti labels Chinese culture as “greedy” and appears to accuse large, new homes as “status” symbols bought with “dirty” or “stolen” money.

“It’s hard to speculate the motive. But he or she is trying to link certain things together and imply certain conclusions. I don’t think it’s just for a joke,” said Au.

Asked if this incident surprised him, Au said: “I can see tensions building up. So in that sense I can see that coming.”

Chak Au
Richmond City Council candidate Chak Au. Oct. 2014.

Au is calling on each individual resident to work on addressing better their understanding of different cultures, particularly Chinese culture as the city is now roughly 55 to 60 per cent ethnically Chinese.

“It’s an indication we have not done enough as a city on trying to harmonize the different cultural groups,” said Au.

“I want to see more interaction between different groups. Then you can understand one another. It’s only through interaction that people can modify their own practices and understandings,” said Au, calling on both new and established residents of all races to open up dialogue.

“Original citizens have been feeling pushed away so the Chinese community needs to reach out,” he said, adding that Chinese-oriented businesses can be more accommodating to non-Chinese, as he says has been done in jurisdictions in Ontario and Australia.

Conversely it’s up to established residents to also be welcoming, Au said.

“Greet your neighbours. Those small things can go a long way,” he said.

Au said he is a big supporter of intercultural events and looks forward to the Richmond World Festival on Labour Day weekend as an example of bringing people together.

As for the person who wrote the graffiti, Au said he has a message:

“I hope whoever did this should first, stop, and secondly, people who are holding certain views against the Chinese population should open up dialogues with the community.”

Racist graffiti has been found on occasion in Richmond, with the most recent incident to be reported by the Richmond News being a string of anti-semitic messages last September.

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Article source: http://www.richmond-news.com/news/councillor-racist-graffiti-a-sign-of-building-racial-tension-1.2007588

Dylan Donnini will compete at Tim Brauch Memorial Bowl World Cup skateboarding …

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Dan Edmondson, man run over by train, reclaims skateboarding [VIDEO] | City Pages

Dan Edmondson reclaims skateboarding from Voice Media Group on Vimeo.

When Dan Edmondson saw the freight train pull slowly down the tracks on Nicollet Island, he ran for it. Grabbing a ladder, he hopped up on the coupler between two railcars.

All of a sudden the train jolted. He lost his footing and fell, but the train continued to drag him along. At first, Edmondson thought it had snagged his jacket. In reality, the train was grinding down on his legs until they finally gave out and he fell back into the snow.

That was in February 2014. Edmondson spent 10 days in the hospital and three months after that healing in a wheelchair. He’d been an athlete his entire life before the accident, making his living as a lifeguard at the YWCA. But even after he was fitted with prosthetic legs, getting used to them proved to be a slow, painful process.

In order to pay the bills, he returned to work at the YWCA, this time with a desk job. Gradually, he started practicing swimming again. When it came time to recertify as a life guard, he passed.

“At first, one of the things I really wanted to do was stand up,” Edmondson says. “For me, the earliest part of recovery was out of necessity. I had to do something.”

Returning to the land of the living forced Edmondson to look his situation head on. He needed to thank someone for the blood transfusions he received in the hospital, and spoke at Memorial Blood Centers. He told his story at the Twin Cities and Western Railroad’s annual safety meeting in 2014.

This summer, Edmondson’s regaining another part of his life he thought he’d never have again – skateboarding. Under the tutelage of Joel Goltry, amputee skateboarder and snowboarder, Edmondson’s been testing the ramps at Third Lair indoor park and learning what it’s like to “have a board underneath your feet without having any feet.”

“Through a local group of amputees, we planned a weekend of events. Rock climbing, snowboarding, skateboarding,” Goltry says. “Dan signed up, came to everything and just smashed down barriers and had a whole bunch of firsts. There is life after amputation.”

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