Two Art & Design Events This Friday

Two events this Friday have bike and art themes wrapped within them. The first is the Bike Corral Design Art Opening to show off the various designs created by LCC students for the new bike corrals to be installed later this year. The second is the very cool sounding “Go, Design, Go” exhibit opening at OPUS VII. It has a broad range of transportation exhibits from planes to skateboards and includes some potentially interesting displays by OBEC Consulting, CETMA Cargo, Boardsports, Rolf Prima, and others involved in “active transportation”.  Here’s more information about the two events:

Designer Racks Art Opening

Bike Corral Designs by Students On Display Friday, January 7
Public invited to meet the designers and provide feedback

Nine proposed designs for downtown bike corrals created by Lane Community College (LCC) students will be on display during the First Friday Artwalk.  A reception will be held Friday, January 7 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Atrium Building at 99 West 10th Avenue. The public will have the chance to review and comment on the designs which will be on display in the Atrium through the month of January. Further public comment and review will continue during the month of February in the Downtown Public Library.

bike_bay_art_opening pdf flyer

OPUS VII Announces new exhibit exploring cutting edge design within the context of transportation.

OPUS VII, 22 West 7th Ave., Eugene Oregon
Friday, January 7
5:30 – 8:30pm Live, transportation inspired tunes by carton jazz band, Scrambled Ape

This immersive, dynamic, and multi-media focused installation showcases nine local and regional experts dedicated to innovation in transportation technology.  Executive Director Kaz Oveissi announces, “This hands-on, interactive exhibit continues our commitment to showcase beautiful design that makes an impact on our everyday life.”

“You’ve never seen anything like this before!” exclaims Cindy Ingram of OPUS VII. “Take what you know about transportation and go bigger. It needs to include everything from the tiny little ball bearings within a long board’s trucking system, to the footbridge it travels on and into the air with the enormous 787 jet liner flying above you.”

This exhibit is immersive, innovative and multi-media focused. Nothing like a trade show or typical tabling events, the exhibit installed within the expansive OPUS VII venue is dynamic, artistic and with extreme attention to technology, execution and quality of presentation.

OPUS VII has brought together nine regional experts to each contribute to the overall exhibit. These partners are listed below in alphabetical order:

Arcimoto (www.arcimoto.com ) will be presenting a visual history of its design and engineering progress from product inception to current electric vehicle prototypes, along with revealing information on the state of Electric Vehicles in the world today and in the near future.

BMW and European Motorcycles of Western Oregon (www.emcwor.com ) is proud to display pieces that exhibit progress in design and technology for motorcyclists. In compairing textiles and motorcycles from 1960’s and today, the exhibit realizes the advances in aerodynamics, ergonomics, power and safety.

Boardsports Inc. (www.myboardsports.com ) will explore the technology of the longboard. These boards are for transportation, not just for tricks.

Boeing (www.boeing.com ) The Birth of the 787 Dreamliner is a spectacular large-format study of the creation of Boeing’s new carbon-fiber jet. This is both an impressive design object and a superb photographic tribute to an extraordinary machine. Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems.

CETMA Cargo (www.cetmacargo.com ) is a bicycle company that uses smart design, a dedication to practicality and demonstration to change the way the bicycle is perceived and used in daily American contemporary life.

Lane Transit District, LTD (www.ltd.org ) Public art creates a sense of place and enhances the community. Lane Transit District is proud to share our commitment to public art as part of all our facilities. The exhibit will celebrate creativity and art in and on the bus, stations, and shelters.

OBEC Consulting Engineers (www.obec.com ) The goal of their exhibit is to illustrate their belief that a bridge (especially pedestrian bridges) is sculpture; that the public appreciates and intrinsically recognizes elegance and simplicity of form as the essence of good design. As such, the bridge becomes public art.

Rolf Prima (www.rolfprima.com ) is a leader in high-end cycling wheels and located here in West Eugene. They hand build all of their wheels when many others have converted to machine built wheels. They are known for their paired spoke technology that allows them to build the lowest wire count spoke wheels available, producing some of the fastest road wheels available.

University of Oregon Bike Program in partnership with Curb System of Nevada (www.curbsys.com) will explore public bike rental technology. They will provide an interactive demonstration that will assist in the research and eventual implementation of a community wide bike rental program.

The exhibit opens January 7th and runs through February 25th.

Contact Cindy Ingram, Director of Membership and Events: 541-393-0743, cindy@opusvii.com

Author: Shane MacRhodes

Contributor & co-editor. Papa. Active Transportation Professional. BEST Board Member.