The Keep A Breast Foundation Kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with FUEL TV Keep A Breast Kings & Queens
~ Special breast cast art exhibition features skateboarding’s best along with Singer, Songwriter & Skater PINK!. ~
Sponsored by: FUEL TV, Juxtapoz, TransWorld SKATEboarding, True Love Collective, BLK/MRKT, The Glue Network, Bell, Etnies, Etnies Girl, Generator, Black Box, Girl Skateboards, Receiver Gallery, Hotel des Arts and D.M. Steele.
The Keep A Breast Foundation today announced FUEL TV Keep A Breast Kings & Queens, a special exhibition happening this October in San Francisco. This exhibition fuses skateboarding’s past and present, uniting the most influential men and women in the industry to raise awareness for breast cancer.
The one-of-a-kind art show features breast casts of Pink, Elissa Steamer, Rosa Gonzalez, Amy Gunther and more, decorated by leading athletes and artists such as Mark Gonzales, Robert Williams, Ed Templeton and Wes Humpston. Curated and documented by skate photographer Désirée Astorga, the casts will be showcased alongside Astorga’s photographs depicting the casting process from strips of plaster to artistic creation.
“Keep A Breast is excited to bring to you this one-time event completely comprised of people dedicated to skateboarding and making a difference through their creative talent, says Shaney Jo Darden, executive director of The Keep A Breast Foundation. In addition to the plaster breast casts, the exhibition will feature an infamous cast of Bam Margera’s buttocks, painted by Ed Templeton. All casts are customized into artistic symbols that will raise awareness of cancer and benefit Keep A Breast’s youth education and awareness programs.
“It was a true honor to have been asked by Keep A Breast to curate the Kings & Queens show. Every casting and every correspondence with the artists has warmed my heart, Desiree Astorga, Kings and Queens curator.
A sneak preview of the event will premiere at the September ASR trade event in San Diego. Keep A Breast Kings & Queens officially opens on October 7th at the Receiver Gallery in the Mission District, San Francisco. The exhibition will be open to the public through October 29th. All casts will be auctioned online at www.keep-a-breast.org and proceeds benefit Keep A Breast’s youth education programs.
FUEL TV Keep A Breast Kings & Queens Artists
Brian Anderson, Esao Andrews, Felix Arguelles, Brian Brannon, Todd Bratrud, Dora Burnquist, Steve Caballero, Ron Cameron, Chris Cole and Chrissy “redd Flannigan, Dalek, Matt Dove, Todd Francis, Mark Gonzales and Rita Ackermann, Ben Horton, Wes Humpston, Bryce Kanights, Natas Kaupas, Andy Kessler, Dave Kinsey, John Lucero, Dennis Mc Nett, Kris Markovich, Chris Miller, Lance Mountain, Andy Mueller, Chris Pastras, Don Pendleton, Russ Pope, Bobby Puleo, Tino Razo, Chris Senn, Corey Sheppard, Craig Stecyk, Ed Templeton, Robert Williams, Jeremy Wray.
FUEL TV Keep A Breast Kings & Queens Castees
Desiree Astorga, Laurie Bergthold, Lindsey Brynes, Amy Caron, Shaney Jo Darden, Chrissy “redd” Flannigan, Robin Fleming, Staci Gabrielli, Rosa Gonzalez, Amy Gunther, Jardine Hammond, Ashley James, Cel Jarvis, Erin Kirkpatrick, Jenn Lasek, Holy Lyons, Bam Margera, Amy Markovich, Laura Martin, Mona Mukherjea Gehrig, Donna Murakami-Kanights, Jen O’brien, Judi Oyama, Pink, Philippa Hill Rattray, Tania Rockenfeller, Renee Ryan, Elissa Steamer ,Stacey Swift, Stefanie Thomas, Kristy Van Doren, Victoria Semarjian Wilkins, Kristine Witt, Magda Wosinska, Carissa Wray, Nicole Zuck.
About Keep A Breast:
Keep A Breast is a nonprofit breast cancer awareness organization that creates one-of-a-kind plaster casts of the female torso, which are customized by fine artists and auctioned to raise funds for breast cancer research, treatment and support programs. Combining sculpture, philanthropy, and symbolic artistry, Keep A Breast’s goal is to bring a fresh perspective tto this important cause in a way that is relevant and inspiring to today’s youth. Founded by Shaney Jo Darden and Mona Mukherjea-Gherig in 2000. Keep A Breast has traveled across the globe and staged events in France, Germany, New York, San Francisco, Hawaii, and more. Over $100,000 has been raised on behalf of Young Survival Coalition, Susan G. Koman Foundation, The Breast Cancer Fund, Asha-Killgallen Fund, Kapiolanni Breast Center, and Europadonna. For more information, please visit www.keep-a-breast.org.