Posts Tagged ‘douglas miles’

2-Cent Productions Presents: Rez Life 101 With Douglas Miles of Apache Skateboards

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Douglas Miles & Breeze bring “What Tribe?” to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Monday, May 13th, 2013








Thomas “Breeze” Marcus and Douglas Miles of Apache Skateboards traveled to New Orleans this Spring for the 44th Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. While there, they painted two murals and installed a showing of the traveling “What Tribe?” show that premiered in Phoenix this past March.

To see more photos and a read a write up from Breeze on the trip, visit his website here.

Douglas Miles’ “The Awakening” ~ Colorado State University

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Recently, Douglas Miles of Apache Skateboards showcased “The Awakening” as part of a week long residency at the Duhesa Lounge of Colorado State University (CSU). Nearly all the work he featured there, such as in the video, was created during this stay. He said that he wanted to let the surrounding environment and people that he met inspire the pieces shown in the exhibit, which was organized by the Curfman Gallery.

The Awakening is a mix of hand-cut stencils, wall art, Apache Skateboards and an installation of art on boxes titled “The Town I Live In”. The Apache Team will return in November to work, skate and demo and officially open the show.

“The Awakening: A place no one wants to go , but where everyone wants to be. Seeing what no one admits and admitting whats no one sees” c. Douglas Miles

Douglas Miles’ =Apacheria= ~ Por Vida Gallery, First Friday

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

From the =Apacheria= press release:

The Apache people (along with numerous other tribes) have long been in the southwest regions of current day Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Northern Mexico and were also the last of the Native tribes to resist capture and surrender. During the wars against the Apaches led by the U.S. and Mexican Governments in the late 1800s, parts of the American Southwest inhabited by Apache people were simply known as “Apacheria”.

Douglas Miles is a prolific artist coming from the San Carlos Apache Nation just east of Globe, Arizona. Miles has always been making art but has also been productive in creating forums for the 21st century Native American voice which states “we are not a novelty”. There is still a lot of bad stereotyped western and “native” art with a soft and fictionally romanticized look to it. “Apacheria” will definitely not contain any “Pocahontas” women or “Mystic Medicine Men” in it.

Check the facebook event page for more info


Por Vida Gallery
2800 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ