Monday, January 10, 2011

Benefit Art Exhibition for the Kullu Valley Bike Project at Mendelson Gallery

Benefit Art Exhibition for the Kullu Valley Bike Project at Mendelson Gallery

Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan. 20th 6 - 9 pm
Refreshments with music by the David Landes Trio

Also open on
Friday, Jan. 21st 2011 Noon - 5 pm
Saturday, Jan. 22nd Noon - 5 pm

Mendelson Gallery
5874 Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside

Several months ago, during a Penn Avenue Unblurred, an open community painting party took place at Bob Ziller's studio: Spread out on the floor were three 30 ft. sheets of archival watercolor paper. Cheerful participants then rode bicycles with painted tires across the paper - the results are the remarkable paintings on display, priced from $50 to $1000.

Proceeds from the sale of these artworks will benefit the Kullu Valley Bike Project, working in tandem with Kullu Project and PGH East Rotary Club, enabling local bike missionary Grady Minnis to set up a cooperative bike center at the Kullu Orphanage in India's beautiful Kullu Valley.

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