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Simsbury Bike Sculpture a work of art.

Still seeking donations. Get your name on a plaque!

To celebrate Simsbury's status as the first and only Bicycle-Friendly Community in Connecticut, the Simsbury Bike Sculpture will be installed this spring on town-owned land, at the corner of Winslow Place and Hopmeadow Street/Rt.10. The site is in front of the commuter lot in Weatogue, adjacent to the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail/East Coast Greenway and is easily visible from the street.

This one-of-a-kind sculpture was constructed by Simsbury artist Vicente Garcia, who used more than 190 pieces of recycled steel that were individually cut, shaped and welded. It is 3x the size of a standard bicycle, weighs more than 500 pounds, and is the only large-scale, bike sculpture in the entire Northeast Region.

Garcia is a widely respected clay-and-steel artist and Professor of Art at Central Connecticut State University who has generously shared his time and talent in Simsbury schools and at local events. To view his work, go to http://www.vicentegarciaart.com/

The bike sculpture will be unveiled on Saturday, May 19, during ArtWalk Simsbury! at 11 a.m., at the Simsbury ABC House on Hopmeadow Street. For information on ArtWalk Simsbury!, go to www.artwalksimsbury.com There will be a Simsbury Bike Sculpture Installation Ceremony on Friday, June 1, at 4 p.m., at the site location on Hopmeadow Street.

Members of Bike Walk Simsbury! are currently seeking tax-deductible donations to cover the cost of the sculpture, as well as associated expenses, such as site-preparation and installation. There are four donation-levels, ranging from $100-$1,000, so that everyone can take part. Contributors of at least $100 will have their name(s) engraved on a plaque installed near the sculpture and are invited to a reception at Garcia's Simsbury studio. Simsbury Bike Sculpture donation-levels:
  • $100 - BRONZE-LEVEL - name engraving on plaque
  • $250 - SILVER-LEVEL - name engraving; signed photograph of sculpture
  • $500 - GOLD-LEVEL - name engraving; signed photograph of sculpture, handmade Raku vase by Garcia
  • $1,000 - PLATINUM-LEVEL - name engraving; signed photograph of sculpture; your selection of one-of-a-kind Raku artwork by Garcia
If additional monies are raised, they will be donated to CT Adaptive Cycling, a Simsbury-based, 501(c) non-profit organization, sponsored by Children & Adult Mobility Project (C.A.M.P.) that offers persons with disabilities free use of hand cycles and recumbent trikes.

Tax-deductible donations should be sent to C.A.M.P./Simsbury Bike Sculpture, c/o Simsbury Bank, 981 Hopmeadow St., P.O. Box 248, Simsbury, CT 06070. Please indicate exactly how you want your name(s) to appear on the plaque.

Contact Ann Marie Potter at ampotter3@sbcglobal.net for more information.

Bike Walk Simsbury would like to thank The Bicycle Cellar, Matthew J. Wagner Fine Photography and Printworks at the American School for the Deaf.