Thomson Reuters Concourse C Art Gallery
June 22, 2020 - Dec 4, 2020
Project Bike Retrospective is an exhibition of artwork curated and arranged by 410 Project Gallery owner and creator of Project Bike, Dana Sikkila. More than 50 works of art spanning multiple mediums showcase the work of 12 artists from across Minnesota state who were visited by Dana during her five Project Bike bicycle journeys between 2015 and 2019. The exhibition also features the bike and trailer Dana used to transport the artwork from studio to studio, as well as an 8-minute retrospective documentary about the project.
Project Bike is Minnesota's only woman-led bicycle tour with visual artists and their studios setting the destinations. For the past five years Dana has set out with Kyle Zeiezler on this one of a kind art/bike tour, advocating for the important point that every artist has skills and creative ideas to help grow and sustain our communities. Over the years, with her bike, trailer, and film crew, Sikkila has traveled over 2,500 miles across Minnesota to artists living in communities ranging from rural areas to large cities. Project Bike's mission is to showcase that art and artists are truly part of our chemistry as individuals, as communities, and as a state.