Bike as Art, Muse

Bicycle Images Adorn the Walls

The talented bicycle artist Taliah Lempert offered a bicycle drawing workshop as part of May is Bike Month festivities.  It focused on composition, gesture, and basic bike anatomy.  Registration was online, for this free event, hosted at Taliah’s Williamsburg studio.  She supplied the easels, art mediums, instruction, and a variety of unique bikes as models.

Macho enough to pose with Shakira

I found out about this event through my pal Jill, who went last year and enjoyed it so very much.  Last May we agreed if the opportunity presented itself again, we’d be sure to attend.  Taliah’s class was listed on the Transportation Alternative Bike Month events site,http://bikemonthnyc.org/event/3275  and we immediately registered.

The artist as student

Several of us gathered for a night of drawing, with relaxing tunes playing in the background, art and bicycle info shared, and absolutely stunning views of the sun setting over the Williamsburg Bridge.  She was an excellent teacher, offering gentle guidance, and methods and techniques to try.   Taliah’s work has been exhibited at P.S. 1, an affiliate of MOMA, and many vendors sell tee shirts, caps, and greeting cards she’s created.  THANKS Taliah for a fun, informative and meditative evening!  Her passion for bicycles is apparent in her creations.  Don’t just take my word for it, look for yourself.

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About inspiredcyclist

Enthusiastic about riding my cruiser bike for fun and health!
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4 Responses to Bike as Art, Muse

  1. Kara says:

    This is so cool! It is amazing how hand in hand bicycles go with art.

    • Hey Kara – you famous cycler you! Congrats on your guest star role! The workshop was really neat! My friend Jill is an art teacher, her drawings were terrific, mine-not so much. Bikes & Art: this weekend there is a guided bike tour of graffiti I’m hoping to attend.

  2. Sue says:

    I love bike art. And, bikes are not as easy as I thought to sketch.

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