Sunday, June 22, 2008
Friday Art Party 1: Skateboards and Politics
San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi hosted his monthly art opening on Friday...
...this time devoted to hand-painted skateboards from a Western Addition group for 9-13 year olds called the San Francisco Skate Club (click here for their website).
The group has summer camps where they teach skateboarding to the inexperienced and take field trips to suburban skate parks...
...since San Francisco, with its $7 billion municipal budget, somehow can't find the resources to build a downtown skate park of their own.
Maybe that has something to do with the millions being dumped annually into the money pit that is Harding Park Golf Course in Supervisor Sean Elsbernd's district (above).
Various political clowns, such as h. brown and Kenny (above) were holding court at the party...
...and the very drunk h. brown was even using the occasion to have various politicos interviewed in Mirkarimi's office by Hope Johnson for his new daily internet video show.
After a brief pit stop, I collected my friend Kimo Crossman (above) and we headed off to other neighborhood art openings.