Bicycles re-cycled into frames for art


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Posted Online: March 17, 2009, 2:01 pm
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Press release submitted by Worldly Views Studio, Bucktown Center for the Arts

BICYCLES RE-CYCLED INTO FRAMES FOR ART

Kids, if you don"t lock your bicycles up at night or put them away like you have been told, someone might come along and use them for a piece of art.

Seriously, no bikes have been taken or stolen to make art. However, Jack Wilhoit, known as "the Door Guy" has been using bicycles to frame his bicycle photos. In the past Jack has used old doors for framing his door photos, so why not re-cycle and use bicycles for his bike photos.

The bicycles he uses are old thrown away ones he picks up at sales, junk piles or from individuals who give them to him. The bikes range from Trex, Schwinn, Raleigh, and Huffy only to name some of the manufactures. Jack uses mostly men style bikes as they are easier to work with due to the cross bar. Jack"s photos show bicycles from many different countries to include, China, Greece, France, Ireland and the USA only to mention a few.

Jack has also had people bring him a bicycle that means something to that person and used their photos. Just recently he used a Trex 5200 belonging to a client who rode the bike in the "Coast to Coast 2000", a ride which went from Seattle, Washington to Boston, Massachusetts. As the client no longer rides this bike, (they have a new one), two photos of the person were mounted in the bike frame. Now instead of the bike hanging in the garage or setting in the basement, it is still being put to good use.

Some of Jacks bike framed photos will be on display for the month of April in the RiverWinds Gallery, in Beacon, NY. The opening will be on April 11th from 6 to 9 PM.

Other works of art by Jack "the Door Guy" may be seen in his gallery at Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd Street, room 203, Davenport, Iowa.

Remember, if you are not riding it, Re-cycle it, into art.

Contact:

Jack Wilhoit "the Door Guy"

Worldly Views Studio / Suite 203

Bucktown Center for the Arts

225 E. 2nd Street

Downtown Davenport, Iowa 52801

563-940-1504


















 



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