Morey’s Piers’ artBOX Debuts New Local Artists at Shipping Container Art Colony – Friday, July 19

July 16, 2013

Morey’s Piers’ artBOX Debuts New Local Artists at
Shipping Container Art Colony – Friday, July 19

Skateboard Art Gallery Opening Features
Live Skateboarding Demos, Music and More

What: On Friday, July 19th, Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks debuts its newest artist studio “Skate & Recreate” showcasing works of art crafted from repurposed skateboards. Offering customized skateboard pieces for sale by local South Jersey artists, this week-long exhibition is the sixth artist studio to be added to artBOX, a 10,000 square foot interactive artists’ colony crafted from 11 re-purposed shipping containers featuring local artist studios, a café serving fresh sushi, a museum shop, and live musical entertainment.  

The opening celebrations will include a meet and greet with the artists, skateboarding demos by Skate/AC and live music by School of Rock’s youth band “The Blue Jackets” from Princeton, NJ. 

Who:   Feature artists:

  • Lou Fermonte – Cape May, NJ artist specializing in customized hearts made from pieces of skateboards.  
  • Lynn Weiler – Ocean City, NJ jewelry artist who fashions wearable pieces from skateboards parts. 
  • David Macomber – a Cape May, NJ artist that mixes traditional pop and modern street art with the ocean to create his own artistic style known as “Urban Nautical.”

Skate/AC, a collection of performing South Jersey skaters, surfers, BMX riders and snowboarders.
School of Rock’s “The Blue Jackets” from Princeton, NJ   
Jack Morey, leader of the artBOX visionary team and second-generation partner of Morey’s Piers. 

When:            Friday, July 19 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm  

Where:           artBOX on Morey’s Adventure Pier
                       Spencer Avenue and the Boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ

*Skate & Recreate gallery is located within the second floor shipping container above the Exit Zero Museum Shop and will be open from July 19-25, 2013. 

To cover the event, please contact:  Maggie Warner Maggie.warner@moreyspiers.com, 609-729-3700 ext. 1253 or 609.425.3773.   

            

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