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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Freewheeling in Lambertville (Two Artists Push Pedals)

Please join us for Artists' Gallery's September show:

"Freewheeling in Lambertville"
(Two Artists Push Pedals)
featuring Richard Harrington and Charles Katzenbach

Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2011
Opening reception: Saturday, Sept 10, 4-8 pm

Artists Richard Harrington and Charles Katzenbach are big fans of bicycles. They love the elegant, geometric design. They appreciate the simple, efficient engineering. They fondly recall the Schwinn Spyders and English racers and classic Rollfasts of their youth and the freedom that a bicycle of your own represented.

"I couldn't wait to get on my bike," said Katzenbach. "The colors, the motion, the world speeding by . . ."

"Wheel #1"
by Charles Katzenbach
glass, oil, and bicycle wheel, 26" 

When they began planning their joint show for The Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, Harrington and Katzenbach decided to make bicycles the theme. They also decided to make the show align with a few other topics close to their hearts: recycling, reducing waste, and sharing.

"It kills me to see a bike thrown out with the trash," said Harrington. "A bike shouldn't be in a landfill."

"Chestnut Street Orange"
by Richard Harrington
watercolor, 12"x 16"

Harrington and Katzenbach hope that a few more will be saved from that fate this month as their show, "Freewheeling," aims to help support and promote the mission of Pedals for Progress, a High Bridge, NJ, organization that collects used bikes and ships them overseas to provide affordable, nonpolluting transportation for the world's working poor.

Harrington and Katzenbach will donate 20 percent of the purchase price of any works sold during this exhibition to Pedals For Progress. In addition, representatives from Pedals for Progress will be on hand at the The Artists' Gallery to accept bicycle donations on October 2 from 1 to 4 PM.

Please join us at the opening reception for "Freewheeling" on Saturday, Sept 10 from 4 to 8 pm.

Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

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