By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The "Sk8-Hi Art" exhibition will open on Thursday, September 1st and continue through Saturday, September 24th in the Galeria Homegrown Ipanema. Presented by American shoe manufacturing company Vans, the mixed media exhibition will feature works by graphic designer Flavio Sponton that pay homage to Vans' iconic Sk8-Hi model of sneakers.

Known for his work customizing products for Vans in Brazil's "Van Days," Flavio Sponton used screens, various elements, and the sneakers to create the works in the "Sk8-Hi Art" exhibition.

Originally released in 1978, the Sk8 . . .

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