Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Rolling Route 40: The Hubcap Art Show

Bisant and Mahan - Highway 40 Starlite Drive-in
The Hubcap Art Show celebrates the historic car culture in a brand new way.  The car culture along Highway 40 began decades ago, with the automobile traveling trend of the 1950’s.  Drivers cruised Colfax to the Rockies, stopping in the many neon-lit diners and motels along the way - - and Colfax still has great significance to car aficionados. To honor this heritage, all artists began with the same blank ‘canvas’ - a hubcap of their choice - which they transformed into something magnificent!  Roll into 40West to see these creations.
 
Denver’s famed “Hubcap Annie” will attend the Vintage Car Show on Saturday, June 7th, 12-2pm at 40 West Gallery, 1560 Teller St!
Meet her, hear some great stories, have her sign her new book for you!

Exhibition:
  • June 6th–28th, 2014, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-4pm at 40 West Gallery, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood, 80214
  • Friday, June 6th: Opening event, 4-7pm at 40 West Gallery - and on display at 3 local housing communities
    • Lamar Station Crossing Apartments, 6150 W. 13th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80214 - outdoor installation northwest corner, facing 13th
    • The Meridian Westland, 10695 W. 17th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215
    • Westhaven Apartment Homes, 1430 Nelson St, Lakewood, CO  80215
  • Saturday, June 7th: 40W Gallery open 12-4, as well as the displays at same 3 local partners.

Classic Car Show:
  • Saturday, June 7th, 2014:  12-2pm Adjacent to 40 West Gallery, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood, CO.  Open to all - bring your classic car with hubcaps on it!
  • Meet "Hubcap Annie" - during the car show!  Hear her review of the hubcaps on display - both on cars and in the gallery!
                         
JUROR:  Phil Bender - Legendary Local Artist & Arts Leaders and overall Bon Vivant - ArtworkNetwork.com/philbender

The “Rolling Route 40” show is presented in conjunction with the city of Lakewood’s INSPIRE programming.   Lakewood’s Heritage, Culture and the Arts once again host’s INSPIRE Arts Week from Wednesday, June 4 to Saturday, June 14 with a broad array of free and discounted events presented by art and cultural organizations throughout Lakewood.

The 11 day event showcases the vibrant and rich arts culture that exists in the third largest city in the metro area.  Seventeen organizations are participating in INSPIRE by producing more than 30 events and exhibits during the 11 day event.  (actually, it might even be MORE organizations, when we count the senior centers creating art displays too!)

We are delighted to be part of the fun – which also features great programs and exhibitions offered by Block 7/Belmar, the Lakewood city galleries, the EDGE Theater, the Lakewood Symphony and more. 
http://www.lakewood.org/INSPIRE/

Brett Jakel - Hubcap Fish
J.Papp - Moonlite Street Scene
Jane Glotzer - Hubcap Reflections
Kelsey Knapp - Fireball
Ken Takahashi - Pikes Peak Planter
Laura S. Schiller - Rainbow Wheel
Lion by Samantha Aseoff, age 10
Vicky Waldschmidt - Mosaic Garden
Nan Lund - Color Wheel Gone Wild

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