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ART SCHOOL | Andrew Pommier (Vancouver) | VANS US OPEN OF SURFING 2017

We’re excited to announce artist Andrew Pommier as one of our muralist at this year’s 2017 Vans US Open of Surfing along side Lauren Asta and Jack Graydon!  His signature style and characters have decorated the walls, skate decks, wheels and just about anything you can name! As our veteran artist of sorts this year, Pommier recently painted in the skate bowl during the Vans Park Series in Vancouver, which we featured in our Mural Mondays post.  We’re excited to chat with Andrew and find out about his experiences with art school, painting the bowl at the Vans Park Series, and what his favorite pair of Vans are! 

Photographs courtesy of the artist

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July 21, 2017

“HOW TO TRANSFORM ANYTHING INTO SOMETHING ELSE”

by The Miss Rockaway Armada

The artists and performers of The Miss Rockaway Armada shared a common vision to float down the Mississippi from Minneapolis to New Orleans, on rafts they made themselves out of salvaged materials, and in 2006 they made it a reality. Five years later, still driven by an urge to meet new people, learn new lessons, and “discover the vast, mysterious land we inhabit” while sharing their art, music, and performance, The Armada was in Philadelphia spreading ideas about sustainability and visions for transforming materials. While creating an exhibition of floating sculptures at the Philadelphia Art Alliance the group also found time to engage with the community while painting this fantastical vision on a wall running between North Broad and Watts Streets.  @philartalliance  @muralarts