Blaine Fontana Vans Mural at Snowboard Connection

This past Saturday, Blaine Fontana visited Snowboard Connection‘s flagship shop in Seattle to unveil his newest mural, brought to the store by Vans. Fontana’s huge 20″ x 4″ mural was shown to the public, alongside a dozen of his original pieces. He also did a book signing for his most recent Upper Playground book, In Our Absence, and had miscellaneous limited edition giclee prints and posters for sale.

If you didn’t manage to catch the show, head on over to SnoCon sometime. The mural is still up on display at 263 Yale Ave. N, Seattle, Washington. Enjoy!

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

In 2017, Vee released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. 2022 sees the release of their next short film, Reckless Spirits, which is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature film.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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