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Bicycle-themed poster show to open at Cafe Kopi

From the press release:

Tandem: Bicycles and Artwork, will be selling reasonably-priced, bicycle-inspired posters and works of art from more than 20 designers and artists at Cafe Kopi in downtown Champaign. Tandem will begin with an opening event at Cafe Kopi on Friday, October 19, 2012, from 7 to 9 p.m., and the works will be continuously displayed for approximately one month afterward.

Event co-organizers Molly Poganski (of the Living Letter Press) and Joel Gillespie said, “Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist, Tandem is a great opportunity for you to share your work with the Champaign-Urbana area. We hope the show will encourage more collaboration and connection between the bicycle and art communities.”

Prints will be sold for $20 apiece, with original artwork somewhat higher. The artists will keep 60% of the proceeds from the sale of their works, and the remaining funds will be donated to The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign to help establish a cooperative bicycle shop in North Champaign.

Bike Project volunteer Michael Burns said, “A Bike Project location in north Champaign (BPN) will help further the parent organization’s mission ‘to educate and empower the community by providing a welcoming space to learn about bicycle repair, engage in maintenance practices, and promote safe operation through outreach and advocacy activities.’” Tandem volunteers will be accepting cash and credit card payments in person at the opening.

More information can be found here.

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