Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Rolling Canvas Art Collective

Fuji Bicycles presents The Rolling Canvas Art Collective with Jinxed Philadelphia, and R.E.Load Baggage.

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. One-of-a-kind artist bags made by R.E.Load Baggage will also be on display and for sale with a portion benefiting the Philadelphia Neighborhood Bike Works.

A public gallery opening and auction will be held on Friday night, August 1st, 7:00 PM at Media Bureau Gallery in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. The exhibit is open to the public through the end of August.

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.

Featured Artists
Shane Jessup
Tim Diet
Michael Isaac Bushkin
Chris Yormick
Carrie Collins
Tristan Eaton
Leanne Biank
Adam Wallacavage
Paul Romano
Emily Glaubinger
Jake Henry
Ben Woodward
Joy LessPosh
Awesome Dudes Printing
Acid USA custom motorcycle painting
Greg "SP One" Lamarche
Eleanor Grosch
Darrin Rowland
Roland Burns
Ellie Lum
Gerik Forston
Dustin Klein
Miriam Singer