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“THE BICYCLE: Art Meets Form”

Tuesday, August 29 -
Friday, September 22, 2017

Theatre Art Galleries
220 E. Commerce Ave.
High Point, NC 27260

Cost: Free and open to the public

Theatre Art Galleries of High Point, NC is pleased to host a Juried Invitational Art Exhibit titled “THE BICYCLE: Art Meets Form”. This is the third year for the exhibit and it will be held in conjunction with the High Point Cycling Classic benefiting the Bobby Labonte Foundation in downtown High Point. Prizes will be awarded during the Opening Reception on September 7th for First Place:  $1000, Second Place:  $500, and Third Place:  $250.

The exhibition will include 51 pieces by 43 artists from across the U.S. and around the world and all of the art relates in some way to bicycles or cycling. The art was juried into the show by Scott Raynor (Professor of Art and Chair of Art and Graphic Design at High Point University). This exciting collection includes works in oil, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, mixed media, linocut prints, assemblages, and photography. In addition, there are a number of three dimensional works constructed from a variety of materials including recycled bicycle parts.

The Upstairs Gallery will feature an Exhibit of Vintage Italian and Golden Era of American Racing Bicycles from the personal collection of Dr. Chip Duckett MD, who has been deeply involved in cycling and collecting racing bicycles for over 35 years. While retired from racing, he continues to collect and restore vintage lightweight American and Italian racing bicycles. The bikes shown will include rare bikes from his Cinelli collection as well as rare examples of early Italian bikes such as Bianchi, Colnago, Gloria and Willier. Also on exhibit will be American race bikes from the 1970s Golden Era of Cycling, and examples will include Exxon Graftec, Teledyne Titan, and "Jock" Boyers personal Confente which was used to win the 1980 Coors Classic and again in 1981 when he was the first American to race in the Tour de France.

The Kaleidoscope Gallery will host art work from the students who participated in all of TAG’s Summer Art Camps at TAG and the Boys and Girls Clubs of High Point. There are 86 pieces of art the students have proudly displayed to show their hard work this summer.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12:00-5:00 p.m.

More Information:
(336) 887-2137 | www.tagart.org