If you like photography and art like me, you really shouldn’t miss this! Starting Saturday, May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend) ride, walk or carry your favorite bicycle from Sun Valley, ID – Ketchum, ID to their Gallery Walk and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts will take a portrait photo of you and your best two-wheeled friend to include in its summer open exhibition in Hailey.
May 28 is the opening celebration of The Center’s new exhibition, Geared: The Culture of Bicycles, which features bike-influenced artwork and a selection of handmade bicycles. Enjoy a beer or glass of wine as you view the exhibition between 5 and 8 pm and have your photo taken.
The bike portraits are professionally shot, full-color images by noted Wood River Valley photographer Dev Khalsa. All of Khalsa’s photos will be on view in Geared: An Open Exhibition, presented by The Center and the Hailey Arts Commission at The Center, Hailey, alongside work by local artists. Exhibition dates are June 16 to September 23. You can pick up your own snapped bike portrait to keep at the end of the exhibition. That sounds like a good deal to me! There is no charge for the portraits, although a donation for portraits is appreciated.
While in Ketchum, also be sure to stop by The Center Lot across the street from the post office to see Flight, a pedal-powered interactive sculpture by San Francisco based artist and cyclist Paul Cesewski. Visitors are invited to hop on and propel themselves through space while reliving the joy of the playground and those first childhood rides on a bike. Flight is generously supported by Ellen Hanson and Richard Perlman.