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[editor's note: I have a piece in this show and talked with the organizer a bit before hand. The curator is a senior in Occidental College Art program and has put the show together as a celebration for LA's Bicycle community. It's great to see bicycles celebrated in Art from so many new perspectives. There's a few pieces you might have seen in ARTCRANK LAX but also plenty of new pieces in 2 rooms that take the viewer through a variety of mediums and styles.]

BICYCLE ART SHOW will be opening on February 28th 2013 at the Weingart Gallery, a two room gallery on the Occidental College campus in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The opening will include live music, food and wine, and an interactive art-making project.

MISSION STATEMENT
Occidental and NELA Bicycle Art Show Call for Entry
While many are aware of the practical, environmental, physical and emotional benefits cycling enjoys over other types of transportation, few are aware of how cycling has inspired and influenced contemporary art practices, particularly in northeast LA. This is a show of artwork that will bring these diverse practices together, focusing on bicycles, bicycle culture, and cycling-inspired art.

Riding a bicycle and the culture that surrounds it are particularly fertile grounds for creativity, and this will be an opportunity to display artwork that is deeply relevant to many of the issues that face our society and our city surrounding transportation, the environment, and the choice of how to live one’s life. Additionally, it will create a space that is shared by both members of the NELA arts and bicycle community and Occidental students, who might share support and encouragement in their artistic and cycling pursuits.

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