According to founders Kevin Sechelski and Nicky Davis, Neopopstreetfunk Productions was an idea born from a late night in a garage with large quantities of Lone Star beer: "We are artists, striving to throw the biggest and best art shows Houston has ever seen." They seem to be on the right track. In the two years since its inception Neopopstreetfunk has become a fixture on the Houston art scene, offering opportunities to fresh local artists and well-established national names alike. In 2010, the show "Neopopstreetfunk II" nabbed the Best of Houston Reader's Choice Award for "Best Art Show."
The group's latest exhibit is "Boarded Up - The Art of Surf and Skate," a Gulf Coast charity show at Gallery M Squared. The exhibit features 250 skateboard decks and surfboards painted by over 100 local and national artists. Sechelski and Davis have been overwhelmed by the art community's response. Sechelski said, "We had hoped for a lot of support - 130 artists later, the show took on a life of its own." 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through January 2. Gallery M Squared, 339 West 19th Street. For information, call 713-861-6070 or visit www.neopopstreetfunk.com. Free.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: Dec. 11. Continues through Jan. 2, 2010