Ten years since SkateAble vs Non debuted at the now-defunct Feralmade Gallery in Northside, the multimedia skateboard installation returns for its long overdue sequel.
Arranged by the four members of Cincinnati’s SkateAble collective — a team of scientists, creatives and community organizers who just happen to appreciate skating as an art form — the exhibition’s opening centers around its open skatepark, inviting attendees to skate on the installation or check out a skateboard-deck art show, a basketball goal with a bat-shaped backboard (dubbed “BATsketball”) and live music by John Hays, Tweens and Ampline.
Funded by a Globe Grant from philanthropic lab People's Liberty, the park is being installed in the nonprofit's Globefront gallery in Camp Washington.
According to the project statement on People's Liberty's site, "SkateAble vs Non is a thematic skatepark that will feature all creative elements of skateboarding, taught from experience and exposure, while providing space for the community to learn, interact, and experience at all levels."
After the opening on Saturday, the public is invited to open skate events every other Wednesday night (you must sign a waiver).
Whether you’re a seasoned skate veteran or you prefer to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground, there’s something for everyone at SkateAble vs Non. There’s no such thing as a poser here.
Opening reception: 2-11 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 18); open skate 2-5 p.m.
- 5-8 p.m. Aug. 22
- 5-8 p.m. Sept. 5
- 5-8 p.m. Sept. 19
- 5-8 p.m. Oct. 3
- 5-8 p.m. Oct. 17
Free. People’s Liberty Camp Washington Globefront, 2840 Colerain Ave, Camp Washington, skateablevsnon.com.