The Las Bicicletas Sculptures were brought back to Virginia in 2016 by John Lee Matney Art Consulting thanks to funding provided by Glenn H. Shepard and are now installed at the Peninsula Fine Art Center in Newport News VA to accompany works in their new exhibit Game On, says Curator Diane Blanchard Gross.
An installation of 40 examples of the bicycle art came to Williamsburg as part of a Public Art pilot program in 2015 for TACL-VA.org . The UCI world cycling races were coming to Richmond, and because of the opening of the Capitol to Capitol Bike Trail along Route 50, Williamsburg was poised to host a lot of cycling events. The Bicycle Art was also a way for our town to celebrate our Bronze Level award as a cycle-friendly city.
LAS BICICLETAS is an urban art exhibit created by Mexican artist Gilberto Aceves Navarro. It comprises 250 bicycle sculptures in black, white, red and orange; colors that were used by the Mayan culture to symbolize the four cardinal points.The mission of LAS BICICLETAS is to promote
through art, the use of bicycles as an alternative mode of transportation and to procure better living conditions for all people in friendlier cities. Our objective is that bicycles are universally recognized as vehicles of happiness and health.