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MacArthur skate club opens exhibit at institute of Texan cultures

The MacArthur High School Skate Club and art students are lending a "Texas voice to the exhibit" Ramp It Up: Culture in Native America.

The Smithsonian exhibit opened Friday, November 1 at the Institute of Texan Cultures. The MacArthur High School students were there to present their own exhibit that highlights the skate culture of Texas.

Ramp It Up: Texas Style features the art work students created on 15 blank skateboards depicting different aspects of skate history in our state. MacArthur Skate Club members created 15 photographic and text panels showing what modern skating means to them. The exhibit also includes a seven minute video about skating in Texas cities.

Click here to see the artwork.

These amazing works will be on exhibit at the Institute of Texan Cultures through January 5. There will be Family Fun Day on November 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Institute of Texan Cultures is at 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. For more information, click here.

Ramp It Up: Texas Style

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures exhibit open November 2 through January 5.

Ramp It Up: Texas Style group photo

MacArthur students were invited to a private event to see the completed exhibit.

Ramp It Up: Texas Style

Josh Dukes and Dante Dipasquale pose with their board art.

Ramp It Up: Texas Style

Hannah Rose's board honors the first professional skateboarder with a prosthetic limb.

Ramp It Up: Texas Style

Photos by Seth Arzola-Boyson.

Ramp It Up: Texas Style

Students were given a certificate of appreciation for their work on the exhibit.

Posted on November 4, 2013