Kelly K. Rush
“Cycle Culture Colorado” debuts at John Fielder’s Denver Photo Art Gallery Oct. 4
John Fielder’s Colorado Gallery & Denver Photo Art Gallery are proud to present “Cycle Culture Colorado,” a special show by Denver-based photographer Evan Semón. The exhibit opens during the First Friday Art Walk, Oct. 4 and runs through Nov 30, 2013. Fielder’s gallery is located at 833 Santa Fe Drive in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe.
“Cycle Culture Colorado” features 10 large watercolor giclee prints that explore the different aspects of the state’s cycling culture while also showcasing cycling as an important mode of alternate transportation. The show features colorful images from the 2013 USA Pro Challenge, Bike to Work Day, Tour de Fat, Pedal the Plains and Denver Bike Sharing’s BCycle program. The exhibit marks Semón’s first gallery show.
“The inspiration for this show comes from my recollection of what it meant to learn how to ride a bike as a child.” Semón said. “Riding a bike brings an undeveloped sense of freedom. It gives us our first taste of independence;
An artist reception hosted by Fielder and the gallery is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception will include brief remarks by former Mayor Bill Vidal, Mayor Michael B. Hancock, John Fielder and Evan Semón. The event is free and open to the public.
Semon, who spent seven years as a staff photographer for the Rocky Mountain News, has been a freelance photographer since the paper closed its doors in 2009. In 2010, Semón traveled the state with Governor John W. Hickenlooper as his campaign photographer. Semón’s work includes both commercial and editorial clients. His photography has been featured by the Denver Post, Reuters North America, The New York Times and various state and municipal agencies. Semón studied journalism at Kansas State University’s AQ Miller School of Journalism.
Denver Photo Art Gallery was founded in 2007 by John Fielder, Colorado’s premier nature photographer. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. For more information on the exhibit and the reception call Kelly K. Rush, Gallery Director, at (303) 744-7979 or visit denverphotoart.com.