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Kris Markovich - legendary skater, artist, and co-owner of the Oceanside-based Given Skateboards – will be holding a “Perfectly Imperfect” art show at Artlab (3536 Adams Ave. – Normal Heights) on Saturday, September 8.

From Artlab’s website:

“Kris has lots to say when it comes to style and grace. He has definitely left his footprint in the world while devoting his entire life to self-expression. Besides his own works, Kris has recently devoted a lot of his time and talents to the ‘Project C.A.N.V.A.S.,’ a shoe company who's principal says ‘that within every person lies a wealth of creativity.’

“It is a project that set out to empower youth and young adults across the world to believe in themselves. People are inspired by Project C.A.N.V.A.S to treat life as a canvas upon which they have the power to create their own masterpiece. Every project C.A.N.V.A.S pair of shoes is one of a kind, decorated with abstract versions of the primary colors. The three basic color platform provides a foundation for self-expression, individuality, and creativity. The Project C.A.N.V.A.S concept is a vibrant, yet simplistic aesthetic that serves as a base for art, culture, and fashion to be expressed in a unique format accessible to all.

“Life is like a canvas. It begins blank and everyday is another brushstroke. Make your life a masterpiece.”

Artlab and the adjacent Visual Art Supply coordinate their exhibits to be held on the same day in order to create a community vibe while inviting artists to sell their work on the sidewalk, free of charge.

Visual Art Supply will be hosting an exhibit from local Lurkville USA Skateboards and a Ramones cover band, Hey Ho Let’s Go, will be playing from 6 to 7 in the lot.

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