Friday, August 01, 2008

Rolling Canvas Art Collective - Bikes as Art

 The Rolling Canvas Art Collective         Presented by Fuji Bikes         With Jinxed Philadelphia and         R.E. Load Baggage         August 1st 7PM at Media Bureau

Created to celebrate the union of the art and urban bicycle cultures, the Rolling Canvas Art Collective will highlight and encourage the use of bicycles as a means of artistic expression.

These twenty-plus artists will recreate basic, fixed gear bicycles into one-of-a-kind representations of their creative methods ranging from sculpture and metal work, to street art and paint. The art installations will be auctioned off to the public, with each artist donating a portion of the proceeds to Neighborhood Bike Works of Philadelphia.

The public gallery opening and auction was tonight at Media Bureau Gallery in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. However the exhibit is open to the public through the end of August.

But don't despair a public online auction will begin on Monday, August 4th at 12 PM EST and run through Thursday, August 14th at 12 PM EST. Photos of the pieces and auction links will be posted online as they become available.