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[ART] TUESDAY, JULY 23-AUGUST 2

Skateboarding. Artful when done well, surely — but artistic? Absolutely, at least according to sometime CityLife contributor Hektor D. Esparza and his charges on the Winchester Skate Team. Kids selected to be on the team are required to study music or visual arts, as Esparza believes that creativity and skating have always been linked. Sponsored by the Winchester Community Center and Esparza’s nonprofit Push Forward organization, the Frontside/Backside exhibit showcases sculptures made by the skaters — 3-D representations of themselves rolling big amid a cardboard skate park. (With assists from professional artists.) A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 26, at the Winchester gallery, 3130 McLeod Drive, 455-7340.