CSUSB art museum hosts skateboard and art demo


Skateboard artist Mike Kershnar and skateboarders from around Southern California will invade the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art at Cal State San Bernardino for a day of carving, tweaking, grinding, pivoting, spray painting and sticker making on Saturday, April 14.


Some of the work on display in the exhibit 'Full Deck.' Photo: Robert A. Whitehead/CSUSB

RAFFMA is hosting the event from 2-5 p.m. in conjunction with the museum’s skateboard art exhibit, “Full Deck.” It will feature a skate demonstration as the public joins Active Ride Shop Mobile Street Course, KCXX 103.9 and the Inconsiderate Board Shop.

The art demo by Kershnar, skateboard artist for Element, Toy Machine and Baker, will include a large-scale mural with spray paint. Amateur skaters attending the event will also have the opportunity to brand themselves by creating their own custom stickers. KCXX 103.9 will be streaming live during the event.

About “FULL DECK: A Short History of Skate Art”

“Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art” is the newest exhibition to roll into RAFFMA. On display through April 21, “Full Deck” presents close to 300 skateboard decks, along with dozens of photographs, other original artwork, videos and related skate culture paraphernalia.

The eye-catching images on the bottom of these skateboards are among the purest forms of self-expression: highly personal and mostly created without artistic boundaries — just like skateboarding itself. “Full Deck” is a traveling exhibition curated by Carrie Lederer of the Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, in Walnut Creek, Calif.


The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art is a nationally recognized museum accredited by the American Association of Museums. RAFFMA has accumulated a permanent collection of nearly 1,200 objects focusing on Egyptian antiquities, ceramics and contemporary art. Located at Cal State San Bernardino, RAFFMA houses the largest permanent and public display of Egyptian art in Southern California.

General admission to the museum is free. Suggested donation is $3. Parking at Cal State San Bernardino is $5 per vehicle. The museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and is closed Friday and Sunday. For more information, call (909) 537-7373 or visit the RAFFMA website.