Airplanes and Bicycles

Ten custom bicycles are on display in a new installation at the Portland International airport. The bikes, all created by Oregon builders, combine engineering skills, precision metal craftsmanship, cutting edge design, and a passion for cycling. Each is a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted machine that is both a unique ride and a functional work of art.

Organized by the Port of Portland, Sweetpea Bicycles, RACC and the Portland Development Commission, the exhibit is part of RACC's ongoing "artOBJECTS" case at Portland International Airport, located on Concourse E (beyond security). It's a beautifully designed exhibition space that mirrors the narrow nature of the concourse itself, and is fronted by a 40-foot-long, floor-to-ceiling wall of glass. It's a showcase for the region's visual artists; past exhibitions have included works by individual artists in the region, a group exhibit of ceramic artists as part of the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts, a 40-foot long handmade artists’ book from the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Craft, and architectural artifacts from the Architectural Heritage Center.

The Oregon Bike Summit is taking place this weekend, April 4-5, 2008 at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion.

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