Dale Chihuly, K2 and evo partner to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters!

Dale Chihuly, K2 and evo partner to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters!

Dale Chihuly in front of his hand painted K2 Ski and Snowboard pieces to be auctioned and to benefit the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization. Photo By: Team Photogenics

“World renowned artist Dale Chihuly and Action Sports Retailer evo partner to benefit youth”

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – On February 26, 2010 Dale Chihuly, K2 and evo joined forces to unveil a custom glass “Neon Tumbleweed” created by the artist. The event benefited Big Brothers and Sisters of Seattle and donations were accepted throughout the evening as guests checked out the new piece, enjoyed refreshing brews donated by Pyramid Brewery and got a chance to snap a photo with Dale himself. If you took photos at the event, go here to check them out!  The hand painted Dale Chihuly snowboard and pair of skis, donated by K2 were made available on site by auction during the event to benefit BBS Seattle and you can bid online as well through March 8th, 2010. Visit the Ebay Auction Pages:

Dale Chihuly is one of America’s foremost artists. A native to the Northwest, he revolutionized the world of glass and has exhibited his artwork in over 200 museums around the globe. Drawing is an essential artistic outlet for Chihuly. He draws with a great deal of energy, and has used markers, chalk, and fistfuls of pencils. Now he most often uses acrylic paints in squeezable bottles, like those used to create the dramatic one-of-a-kind skis and snowboard that will be available for auction to benefit BBS Seattle.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters has been a leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors children, ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country – including Seattle.

Event Photos:

Party goers basking in the rays of the “Neon Tumbleweed”!!!

Dale sharing insights and inspiration behind his “Neon Tumbleed” that he created for evo.

For more photos visit evo’s Flickr gallery!