Florida Artists Gallery to Host Art and Wheels

Floral City, FL. June 18, 2012 – The Florida Artists Gallery (FLAG),  located in historic Floral City, Florida, will host on[ October 6, 2012, "Art and Wheels," an outdoor show where custom motorcycles will be presented and judged as objects of art.  Ann Covington, President of FLAG, explains, "It is part of our mission to reach beyond traditional art forms and look for beauty and creativity wherever we can find it.  Clearly, motorcycles in America have become both an art form and a medium for artistic expression."

The one-day show will be limited to 50 motorcycles, arranged in five categories.  These will be displayed free to the public and judged by a jury of professional artists who are members of the Florida Artists Gallery.  Every participant will receive a participation award, and special recognition will go to the first three places in each class.  In addition, there will be a Best of Show Award, a Best Paint Award, and a People’s Choice Award, which will be conducted as a charitable fund raising event for Filter Youth Development.

Filter Youth Development, based in Inverness, Florida, is a tax-exempt charitable organization that delivers the NYPUM Program, backed by American Honda.  NYPUM, established in 1969, employs supervised mini-bike use to teach youngsters safety, discipline, and responsibility.

Art and Wheels is being produced on behalf of the Florida Artists Gallery by Ed Youngblood, a historian and former President of the American Motorcyclist Association, who has served as an exhibit organizer and consultant for scores of major museums, including the Guggenheim’s Art of the Motorcycle Exhibition in Las Vegas, Orlando, Memphis, and Bilbao, Spain.

Art and Wheels will take place at the historic Knight House at 8219 Orange Avenue in Floral City.  For more details and to register a motorcycle for the exhibition, go to www.artandwheels.org.  For more information about the Florida Artists Gallery, go to www://floridaartistsgallery.com.  For more information about Filter Youth Development, go to www.filteryouth.org.