Words and Photos: Elliott Levitt
The snowboarding community gathered in Mammoth Lakes on Saturday, November 14th to celebrate the life of Jeffrey Lin Anderson. On a night that would have been just 12 days following Jeff’s 30th birthday, the "I AM SNOWBOARDING" art exhibit opened to the public. All featured pieces are collaborative efforts between a photographer and artist. Photos were supplied by a photographer and it was in the artist's hands from there. The artists applied various mediums in and around the photos to create truly unique works of art.
On a night that would have been just 12 days following Jeff"s 30th birthday.
The show was nothing short of a complete success. As patrons crammed into the former location of the Unbound snowboard shop in The Village at Mammoth, they opened not only their hearts but their wallets as well. Every penny raised went directly to the JLA Memorial Fund. The JLA Memorial fund is the main backing behind the best thing to Mammoth since Jeffy himself, the amazing Volcom Brothers Skate Park.
If you missed the show it's not to late to get in on the action. The exhibit will remain open through November 29th. You can also support the cause by purchasing one of the extraordinary, limited edition prints by visiting http://www.iamJLA.org/
Immediately following the art show was the highly anticipated premiere of Mammoth Mountain's inaugural snowboard film, Hot Laps. This video was much more then a promotional vid, Hot Laps is a full blown shred flick. Much respect to Oren Tanzer and Greg Weaver for portraying not only the large and creative park features Mammoth is known for but powder footage as well. Hot Laps includes footage of Gabe Taylor and others destroying the nearby Senora Pass backcountry. There are even a few handrail shots from around the town of June Mountain. You can get your copy of Hot Laps for free in SNOWBOARDER Magazine's Superpark issue, hitting the newsstands the first week of December!