Art of the Bicycle: Cameron Gallery
Art of the Bicycle Opens May 15 in the Cameron Gallery

In honor of National Bike Month, the Cameron Gallery at The Scrap Exchange presents Art of the Bicycle. Curated by members of the Durham Bike Co-op, this exhibit celebrates the bicycle in art and design. It features art created with re-claimed bicycle parts as well as several designer, vintage, or unusual bikes on display to showcase their form. Bikes from the co-op will be available for sale in the Cameron Gallery throughout the month.

The Durham Bike Co-op will also host a bike check-up event at The Scrap Exchange from 2-4pm on Saturday, March 23 to complement the exhibit. Members of the public are invited to bring their bikes to The Scrap Exchange and mechanics from the Durham Bike Co-op will help fix flat tires, adjust brakes, check seat heights, as well as point out any problems that need fixing right away.

Art of the Bicycle runs from May 15 – June 13. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 15 from 6-9PM. The evening’s festivities include light snacks and drinks, as well as music by The Wigg Report, a local band that travels to shows by bicycle. Art making in the Make and Take room is free on Third Fridays. This event is free and the public is warmly welcomed. Third Friday at the Cameron Gallery is sponsored by the Durham Co-op Market and Sam’s Quik Shop.

In addition to Art of the Bicycle, this Third Friday includes the Artist Spotlight exhibit at The Scrap Exchange. Each month, The Scrap Exchange, in conjunction with local art therapist Martha Dyer, features the work of an artist whose art tells a story of healing, survival and creative self -expression. The work is displayed on movable walls located inside the arts center. Artists featured on the Artist Spotlight receive 100% commission for sold work. This month’s exhibit will feature James Obie.

The Cameron Gallery is located inside The Scrap Exchange creative reuse arts center at 2050 Chapel Hill Rd. in Durham. For more information, call The Scrap Exchange at 919-688-6960.
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