The Huntingdon County Arts Council will feature works of art relating to bicycles in April at its Art Space exhibit gallery in downtown Huntingdon. Photographer Abram Eric Landesof the Washington, D.C. area will be on hand with his sports photography, in particular action shots of bicyclist scaling various mountainous terrains, weather and obstacles that have propelled cycling into the realm of extreme sports. His work has been published in magazines, including Dirt Rag, Mountain Bike, and Bicycling Magazine.
A 2005 Penn State University graduate with a BFA in Printmaking with Honors, Landes maintains local ties with bicycle enthusiasts. “Whether the job ahead of me is a wedding, a mountain bike stage race, a family portrait session, or an architecture shoot, I enjoy it all and strive to make the best images possible. I do not settle for mediocre ideas or photos lacking in technical quality. I work my hardest to make sure your experience with me is positive and wonderful and that the products you receive in return are well worth your resources. Most of all, I enjoy meeting new people and seeing new places – and any day I work with a camera is a great day.”
Evan Gross, whose college days as an environmental science major with a secondary focus on art were spent at Juniata College in Huntingdon, will be the other featured artist in the exhibit. More recently, Gross is known as one of the faces at Rothrock Outfitters‘ bicycle department. An avid bicyclist, he enjoys the connection of lifestyle choices and the arts. Coming to full circle, he has been creating mobiles made of bicycle parts. “It’s all about revolution” Evan says, referring to gears, recycling, bicyclingand healthy living on a local level.
An artist reception is scheduled for the second Friday, April 13, 2012, from 6 to 9 pm. The exhibit will be open to the public April 10-24, 2012. Open hours are Tuesdays 2 pm to 6 pm, Thursdays and Fridays 11 am to 6 pm, and Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm, and by appointment other days.
The Art Space is located at 212 Fourth Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652. Call (814) 643-6220 for more information.
The Huntingdon County Arts Council is dedicated to providing art and cultural opportunities in Huntingdon County. Our programs are designed to provide enjoyment and enrichment as well as educational and professional opportunities to the general public, students, amateur and professional artists. The council’s website is: HuntingdonCountyArts.org.