The summer workshops are finished, but the excitement has just begun! Our students completed eight art bikes in just two weeks! A special thanks to our teachers, Natali and Smitty, our talented students, and three amazing team leaders: sculptor, Roger Halligan; bicycle race mechanic and wheelbuilder; Merlyn Townley and Lafayette High School art teacher Liz Hornik.
Art Bikes Take Coolidge Park- The Video
A big thank you to the Chattanooga community too.
Businesses, non-profit organizations, and the community have stepped up and provided some amazing support for our program. Sculptor, Isaac Duncan iii, opened his studio up to accommodate our workshops. Zac Holford with The Main Street Bike Co-op has provided bike parts and assistance. CCA teacher, Chad Burnette, dropped off bikes and is assisting. Greg Ross, owner of Estate of Confusion, and artist, Peggy Petrey have provided some really cool embellishments. Outdoor Chattanooga hosted our student reception and bike ride in the park. Also, Townsend Atelier and The CampHouse have provided space for our day one activities. Thank you for all your help and hard work!
The bikes will be on display at various public venues and events around town including an art bike brigade the weekend of October 8th as part of the River Rocks festivities. All art bikes welcome. If you would like to create your own art bike and register for the event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Other more recent events will be posted as they occur. Stay tuned to our site or Like us on Facebook for the latest details.
Want to help? Donate Now for Good Kharma and Tax Deductions.
Art 120 is also accepting old steel bikes, toddler bikes, tricycles, welding materials, golf clubs, and ornamental metal. Money is also encouraged to keep these programs for children going. People interested in donating items for a tax deduction may contact Art 120 via email email@example.com. Please list your contact info, type of donation, and we will coordinate with you.
Posted on Wed, August 24, 2011