Cycling & TAG

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I am so excited to talk about 2 of my favorite things in High Point, NC ……Theater Art Galleries and the High Point Cycling Classic Event.…okay, I’ll fess up…..I am not a cycling enthusiast…..but let me explain…

When it comes to bikes, these are my 2 most important questions……”What color is it?” and “Does it have a basket?”

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This coming weekend, 9/5 & 9/6, High Point will host the USA National Cycling Championships, which is called a Criterium, or a “Crit” for short…

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This will be the 5th year hosting the event, 2nd year hosting the National Championship, in downtown High Point in front of IHFC and the High Point Theater….

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The great thing about the event, is there is so much more going on than just the races (which actually are great fun)….there is literally something for everyone…food, music, kids events….just link to the website for the High Point Cycling Classic Event to see it all…

I would be remiss if I did not mention that these events have raised over $100,000.00 for area non-profits.  This event was brought to High Point by our dear friend Chip Duckett, who works tirelessly year-in and year-out with an incredible team of volunteers to make this event bigger and better every year.

Theater Art Galleries/TAG will be hosting a wonderful mash-up of exhibits exploring what happens when the bike and art worlds collide…One of the exhibits is a juried art show featuring 46 works of artists from 40 artists as far away as Paris, England, Arizona and Maine, and of course many from NC and the local area….the exhibit includes 2D and 3D pieces in quite a variety of mediums…I got to have a sneak peek when I met with Jeff Horney, Executive director of TAG, last week…

Detail of "City Cycles" by Matthew Scott Myers

Detail of “City Cycles” by Matthew Scott Myers

"Fine Line"  by Kris David Waid Jones

“Fine Line” by Kris David Waid Jones

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Isaac Payne won 1st place in the competition last year, and has created  “Pedestrian Pathfinder” for this year’s entry.

"Broadening" by Patricia Cooke

“Broadening” by Patricia Cooke

Szymon Madejski "The Leaves Avalanche"

Szymon Madejski “The Leaves Avalanche”

A Lazy Susan and a bowl fashioned from bike parts by Mark Mitchell

A Lazy Susan and a bowl fashioned from bike parts by Mark Mitchell

In another gallery is the exhibit called “Five Leading Lights”.  These are 5 Master Bike Builders from all over the country whose work will be on display…I saw this exhibit last year, and it is truly stunning…the craftsmanship is amazing..

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In addition, a 5-minute film titled “Just Freedom” will be playing throughout the evening..this film interviews individuals asking the question “Why do people ride bikes?”

This is TAG’s opening reception for the fall.  The galleries will be open Friday, September 5, from 5:30 – 8:30, with the winners of the juried art show being announced around 7 pm.  There will be free beer and wine, and the fabulous Real Creations will be catering the event!

After you stop by the art exhibit, head back outside for a wonderful evening of free music!

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  1. As always, love reading your posts. So interesting and informative. Though I love all things design, I am so glad you branch out to other topics as well. Kind of makes me wish I was in HP this coming weekend.

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