The Bicycle: Art Meets Form
Theatre Art Galleries of High Point is pleased to announce a Juried Art Exhibit titled “THE BICYCLE: Art Meets Form” opening Aug. 30 and on view until Sept. 28. This is the fourth year for the exhibit benefiting the Bobby Labonte Foundation. The Opening Reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Theatre Art Galleries is located in downtown High Point at 220 E. Commerce Ave., in High Point. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.
The exhibition will include 73 pieces by 57 artists from across the United States 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 Emily Stamey, Ph.D., curator of exhibitions at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Weatherspoon Art Museum. This exciting collection includes works in oil, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, mixed media, and photography. There are a number of three-dimensional works constructed from a variety of materials including recycled bicycle parts. Prizes will be awarded during the Opening Reception on Sept. 6 for First Place: $1,000, Second Place: $500, and Third Place: $250.
The Upstairs Gallery will host “CYCLE BACK: A Collection of Vintage Bicycles from Bicycle Toy and Hobby” of High Point.
The Kaleidoscope Gallery will host the “ANNUAL ARTISTS WHO TEACH EXHIBIT” featuring work from Guilford County Art Teachers.
*The Cycling Classic draws thousands to downtown High Point and will feature both men’s and women’s criterium (short track, high speed) races. In partnership with the Bobby Labonte Foundation, the City of High Point, USA Cycling, and the Carolinas Cycling Association, the September 8th event will combine a fundraising ride in the morning with the exciting action of criterium racing in the afternoon and into the evening.
For more information about TAG, visit www.tagart.org or call the TAG office at (336) 887-2137.