This winter we purchased a 40″ archival printer from Digital Arts Aspen and it’s been sitting for way too long. This past week we finally fired her up and printed 4 canvas prints as part of a Battery621 event celebrating Chris Davenport’s Everest Summit and successful ski of the Lhoste Face. 2 Photos are from Davenport’s camera on Everest and 2 are from Mike Arzt and Ian Fohrman of Davenport in Portillo Chile.
We built the internal frames out of poplar wood in our shop and headed over to the Like Minded Productions home studio finishing work to learn how to stretch and wrap the canvas. These guys are super pro and I would recommend them any day for your art production needs.
We auctioned off the prints at the party with all proceeds going to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. It was Dav’s choice of charity and makes us all feel like we are racking up a bit of backcountry karma by cutting the check. It’s a service we use on an almost daily basis during the winter and it feels good to give back.
We’re also beyond excited to have the new art making capability in house!
Battery621 has opened it’s doors to 200+ Spyder employees from around the world. On Saturday night Spyder hosted a huge opening party introducing the new showroom, the new product lines, and the athletes that represent them. After the months of work it was pretty amazing to watch the space transform into a venue for a global sales meeting, a fashion show, and then into a full on dance party.
The week kicked off with intro videos filmed by Chris and Colin from Warren Miller on our Chile trip and then straight into the fashion show. Beers were consumed, catwalks were strutted, and everyone seemed pumped on the new product collections.
We spent a good amount hanging and checking out the skyline from the Northwest stoop and are getting that much more excited for the skate-able roof deck that should be coming soon.
The dance party morphed seamlessly into the after-party at a classy gentleman’s club and into sunday morning’s bloodshot eyes. The last few days has been a bit of a blur of meetings, new product, new faces, and good times.