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Steve Olson

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Thu January 30, 2014
Arts

Artist builds skateboarder-friendly sculpture in Shreveport Common

Skateboard legend Steve Olson stands next to a mock-up of his "skateable sculpture" to be unveiled Feb. 15 in Shreveport Common.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Skateboarding icon Steve Olson is in the midst of a six-week artist residency with the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. The Los Angeles-based artist is crafting a "skateable sculpture" that will be installed in downtown’s Shreveport Common.

“It’s going to be unbelievable, and you’re going to have the first 'skateable sculpture' in Shreveport of this kind," Olson said, his mad scientist hair at home in a gritty downtown Shreveport studio where the sculpture is taking shape.

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