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Cycle and Recycle – Green Art by David Kish
June 1 - June 30| Free
Artist Dave Kish makes the most improbable things from used product packaging. In his previous exhibit at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Cardboard Manifesto, he explored themes from his zany cartoon world, Hoopleville. This time around Dave treats with a series of carefully-crafted, cardboard wall sculptures of bicycles. These remarkable pieces of eco-art pay homage to rolling icons like the Schwinn Sting-Ray, and the World War 2 Huffman military bike. In each case, Kish models sprockets, spokes, and even cable housing from recycled material he personally reclaims from the streets of Tucson. His sculptures will be on display during regular library hours throughout the month of June.
Dave Kish has worn many hats over a twenty year career in the visual arts: architectural designer; museum preparator; newspaper cartoonist; college lecturer – to name a few. His work with underprivileged youth earned him the HSAEP Teacher of the Year Award in 2011. A Pennsylvania native and two-time Lehigh University graduate, he now lives and works in Tucson’s West University Historic District.