We promised and we are delivering the first phase of Debra’s Social $timulus’ whimsical project. Since our last event in February, we have been VERY busy. We assembled a creative team of WHOS to design and start the production of PRESTO: The People-Powered PianoBike.
Teaming up with The Downtown Lexington Corporation and the Mayfest events, we are inviting YOUWHO to help us add the final artistic elements to PRESTO.
Bring the kids and your painting clothes along with cool recyclable items we can attach to Presto. Let your mind go wild with ideas! Presto loves old broken musical instrument parts that are headed for the graveyard, cowbells, horns, propellers, pinwheels, drums, cymbals…………
So you are asking, what is a PianoBike? In keeping with our PEOPLE….PLANET…..PURPOSE themes, we wanted to bring together cyclists, environmentalists, and artists together to create something that would truly engage the community.
Presto is made of recyclable materials, has an electronic keyboard that is powered by a cyclist. Presto refuses to be pulled by a vehicle…. only by two well-trained cyclists!!
Presto will be available at events, the Farmer’s Market, and parades featuring local pianists and those of you who just want to play your favorite tune. PRESTO IS THE PEOPLES PIANOBIKE.
Meet the WHOS:
TECHNICAL AND ENGINEER WHOS: SHANE TEDDER, Jarah Jones, Alex Meade, Brad Flowers, Patrick Garnett, and Aaron Daniels
ARTISTIC WHOS: Pat Gerhard, Melissa Watt, Bob Morgan, Sayre School, Jarah Jones, Georgia Henkel and the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA)
CARTOON WHO: Joel Pett
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WHOS: Lori Houlihan and Debra Hensley
NAMING WHO: Hap Houlihan
GRAVEYARD INSTRUMENT WHOS: Don Wilson Music
OTHER COOL WHOS: Rob Morris, Billy Yates, and YOUWHO!
Come learn more about how to turn discarded items into art with
Robert Morgan who was recently awarded an EcoGrant by LFUCG to conduct a series of educational workshops aimed at exposing the public to the possibilities of recycling as a method of art-making. His show opens on April, 15, 2010, 6-9PM at INSTITUTE 193. Check out: www.institute193.org
Watch and learn from Pat Gerhard as she helps us paint Presto’s cover and more.
We will have a few snacks and taste the fabulous Fair Trade coffee brought to you by Lucia’s.
Learn, create, and have fun with PRESTO!