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Past Exhibits

Ramp it Up: Texas Style

Students from MacArthur High School in San Antonio's Northeast Independent School District depict skate culture in Texas through their deck art. Their drawings give a glimpse at the culture associated with the sport.

 
 

About the Exhibit:

Ramp it Up: Texas Style

November 2, 2013 - January 5, 2014

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Skateboarding has been a part of American and Texan culture since the early 1970s. Students from MacArthur High School in San Antonio's Northeast Independent School District depict skate culture in Texas today through deck art. These drawings and paintings not only individualize a skateboard, but give a glimpse into the rich culture associated with the sport.
 
 
 
 
Below, student Rye Beres puts together a few tricks from the skate club at MacArthur.
 

'Ramp It Up' Video [FULL] from Institute of Texan Cultures on Vimeo.

 
 

SK8 FZX (Skate Physics)

Math professors from ITC parent institution, The University of Texas at San Antonio, were eager to get involved with Ramp it Up and show the forces at work in skateboarding tricks. A great opportunity presents itself in UTSA student Will Flores, who competed in the 2013 summer X-Games. The professors will analyze how Will is able to pull off his tricks in SK8 FZX - "Skate Physics." The videos will be presented online. A link to the ITC education site is forthcoming.
 
Here's a teaser of what Will can do:
 

Will Flores 'Element Contest' from Institute of Texan Cultures on Vimeo.

 

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