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2016-12-01 - 2017-01-31Free
This unique show presents a diverse exploration of the beauty of bicycles in landscape and competition. The “Cyclo-Art” show, which will accompany the 2017 USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National Championships at Riverside Park in Hartford from January 3-8, will feature photographers, painters and graphic artists from across the country.
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Artists and Contributors:
Taliah Lempert | www.bicyclepaintings.com
Taliah Lempert is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She studied at the New York Academy of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Lempert’s work combines the two things that she is most passionate about, painting and cycling.
Since 1996, cycling has been the primary mode of transportation for Lempert. She raced at the Kissena Velodrome in Queens, NY from 1999-2007 and won the state championship in 2000 for the Women’s Matched Sprint. For nearly twenty years Lempert has been painting bicycles from observation in her studio, often borrowing bikes from friends, colleagues or for a commission.
She has painted notable cyclists over the years including Connie Carpenter’s 1984 Olympic win road bike, Jaquie Phelan’s Championship winning Cunningham, Andy Hampsten’s 1988 Giro winning Land Shark and Greg LeMond’s 1990 Tour de France winning LeMond road bike.
Lempert’s work has been exhibited in galleries and alternative spaces worldwide.In addition to her painting, Lempert uses her original cycling imagery to create an array of other items such as limited edition prints,
drawings, silkscreen t-shirts, postcards, coloring books and more. In 2005 she began selling her work at street fairs and flea markets in NYC, including the Brooklyn Flea where she is a regular vendor.
Lempert’s work excites both the cycling and art communities alike. Over the years she has worked with such clients as The NYC DOT Urban Arts Program, The Museum of Modern Art Design Store, Magma, Moss, Paul Smith, Velo Vino, Blue Stockings, Terry Bicycles, Steward & Stand, Legami, Heye and Taking the Lane.
Michael Valenti | www.michaelvalenti.com
Michael Valenti’s work puts a modern twist on old-school cycling art posters. With unique whimsy and charm, original drawings, paintings and digital art brings the wonderful world of bicycles to art lovers around the world.
From the grand races like Tour de France and Giro d’Italia to the famous climbs of Mount Ventoux and Alpe d’Huez, you’ll experience the history, passion and excitement of cycling with all his cycling art and posters.
“I have been riding bicycles since childhood and drawing pictures just as long. Growing up near Boston, my father worked as a commercial illustrator so art has always been in my life. And cycling has been a passion for more than thirty years.
Kevin Scott Batchelor | www.kevinscottbatchelor.com
Kevin Scott Batchelor is a photographer and cycling enthusiast living in Boulder, CO and working wherever exciting projects arise. He first fell in love with bicycles as a kid in NJ, raking trails and making dirt jumps, in the woods behind his home. After a few years of riding freestyle BMX, Kevin fell in love with road cycling for it’s ability to allow him to see the world at a different speed. Kevin combines his love of cycling with his love of photography’s ability to transport others to beautiful landscapes they might one day ride themselves and tell the stories any lover of cycling can relate to.
Meg McMahon | www.megmcmahon.com
Kristina Wayte | Sketchytrails.com
Kristina Wayte is a concept artist/illustrator and cycling enthusiast. She has been riding her whole life, but thanks to her twin (who is an incredible rider), she was introduced to mountain biking. This sport has become a huge inspiration and has impacted her life greatly.
“There is not enough mountain bike artwork out there and thank you for finding mine! I hope you enjoy these as much as I love creating them.”
Sierra Nevada | www.sierranevada.com
The Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program (CCAP)
The Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program’s mission is to ensure that Connecticut’s youth and their families have access and exposure to an organized state-wide youth cycling league. Additionally, youth and their parents should be able to see a clear avenue that allows them to develop as far as their ambition, skills and abilities can take them. The sport of cycling teaches a child or young adult a wealth of values, social skills and mindsets that help them become successful in every aspect of their life, and the CCAP is proud to provide kids across with the state the opportunity to participate in a safe and positive team-based environment.
Please call us at 860-528-1409 if you have any questions about this event!