Heron & Kevin Dougherty

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a PRE-AUCTION only – the online auction will transition to the live auction event at CJ’s SKATEPARK (in Mississauga) on Thursday May 9th, beginning at 7pm.  Event details below.  If you are the high bidder when the online auction is closed at noon on May 8th, your standing bid will carry over to the live auction event at the Skatepark!

Winning bidder can pay for and pick up their items at CJ’s Skatepark during regular hours.

Student: Heron
Artist: Kevin Dougherty

Message from the team:

“My name is Heron and I’m a student at Oasis Skateboard Factory. My brand is called Skate Hero, and it’s magical.

For this piece, I collaborated with Kevin Dougherty, who is a financial executive working for an insurance company. In his personal creative life, he plays guitar and has had musical training since childhood. His advice to young people is, “Do what you love and love what you do.”

For this piece we decided to do an OSF themed board in my brand’s style. I designed and painted the image using tape stencil. The image of a man finding a literal oasis in the desert depicts a miracle akin to a student finding a safe space like Oasis Skateboard Factory.”

The Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF) is an award-winning TDSB alternative high school program where at-risk youth earn credits and graduate by building and selling skateboards and running a small design business. For Oasis Skateboard Factory’s 10 year anniversary, students were partnered with professional artists to create a unique rolling work of art. From adding illustrations and paintings to creating sculptures from cut up decks, OSF students and their artist collaborators go beyond the skateboard form and into the realm of high art.

All boards on display will be displayed at CJ’s SKATEPARK from April 16th – May 9th and will be available for public auction on the online JBM auction site.

On May 9th, the online auction bids will transition to the live auction event at CJ’s SKATEPARK beginning at 7pm where there will be a cash bar serving wine and beer. Proceeds from the auction will go towards supporting OSF’s unique programming.  Parking is free.

CJ’s SKATEPARK is proud to support such an amazing school!