Head to CoffeeBar (10120 Jibboom St. Truckee, CA) on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 7-10pm for “Full Circle” an Art Show by Jesse Berger!
Jesse’s art will be on display and for sale (with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the High Fives Foundation beginning on May 2) at Truckee, California’s premier location for coffee, art, music and culture: CoffeeBar – Truckee. In addition to the great art from Jesse Berger that will be on display, Kenny “Mashed Potatoes” will be be spinning tunes from 7-10pm. For a preview, check out Kenny’s SoundCloud page: http://m.soundcloud.com/
Jesse Berger’s Artist Statement: The first time I picked up any kind of pencil, pen, or brush the 1st grade art teacher didn’t allow erasers. Simply because there is no such thing as mistakes; on marks you made or ones you didn’t. That’s always stuck with me, and has become a mantra that goes far beyond creating art.
My life has become a constant form of artistic expression and constant creation through painting, photography, skate/snowboarding, cooking, and the list goes on. I’ve been blessed with amazing opportunities to travel and make art, and vice versa, traveling in order to push myself and paint in ways I could only dream of. This show is titled “Full Circle” because I feel like I have done a complete 360 in my artwork. I started from nothing and my art has taken me around the world and back. I look forward to doing it again.
I wanted to team up with the High Fives Foundation, because I feel they are a really positive influence in the Tahoe community, particularly the youth. Growing up as a skate rat, there was a lot of negativity in the scene, I was never good enough, helmets were not cool to wear, older kids were mean. Now I’m the opposite of that, everyone is a shredder in my eyes, helmets just let you go bigger, and I try to be extra nice to the younger guys out there. On top of this I’ve seen what happens to someone with a life-changing injury. Its scary, it’s depressing, confusing, a very tough time for everyone around them. To have a group or even one person to relate to in these kinds of situations can literally save lives.
I’d like I close with a quote from Maynard of the band Tool: “Recognize this as a holy gift, and celebrate this chance to be alive and breathing.”