Freedom of Space
This Friday Tugboat will co-sponsor a exciting night of film, art and skateboarding.
At 7pm Friday May 26th, The Ross (313 N. 13th) will screen "Freedom of Space", a documentary film that discusses skateboard culture and the public space. Shot throughout the U.S., including Lincoln and Omaha, last summer as part of a Fuel TV experiment. It is enjoyed by non-skateboarders as much as those who ride. Directly following the film Steve Olpin and Tim Irwin, the filmmakers, will be present to answer questions and continue dialogue of the film's topic. Admission is a $2 donation to the Lincoln skatepark fund, though seating will be limited.
Then two hours later at 9pm, Tugboat Gallery will host a silent auction in which local artists and nationally know skateboard artists contributed original work on skateboard decks. Local artists include Keith Jacobshagen,Jake Gillespie,Matt Hilker, The Faint, Deb Oden,Jessica Levy and over 30 others. Nationally recognized skate artists include Don Pendleton, Lori D, Andy Jenkins and Russ Pope to name a few. Admission to the auction is free and all proceeds from the boards will go to the Lincoln skatepark fund. Stop by to look at great art and/or to own your own unique work. The boards will go to Precision Skateboards to be on display the week following.
This night will be a fun way to help support a great cause.
Sponsors are The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, Tugboat Gallery, Precision Skateboards, The Skateboard Mag, Fuel TV, PS Stix, and Watson Laminates.