PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is opening its doors to the local community as well as motorcyclists this Saturday, May 11, with half-price adult admission and free entry for those 17 and under.
This weekend’s visitors will be among the first to see the Hall of Fame’s latest exhibit, “2 Wheels + Motor, an International Art Exhibition.” A free moto-trials off-road motorcycle exhibition also will take place on the AMA campus this weekend.
“Not only is the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame a place for motorcyclists to appreciate our shared heritage, but it also showcases our inductees’ significance within society as a whole,” said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which oversees the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. “Our Family Fun Day is an excellent opportunity for members of the local community to stop by and learn what we’re all about — and that includes our latest exhibit of motorcycle-inspired art.”
“2 Wheels + Motor, an International Art Exhibition” features art created by mixed-media specialists, photographers, sculptors, painters, illustrators, jewelers and potters. Dozens of new artists have contributed their work to the exhibit, which includes several pieces created just for this exhibition.
“We are thrilled that more artists are stepping forward to be a part of our growing exhibit,” Heininger said. “Each piece is inspiring and entertaining in its own way and helps bridge the gap between rider and non-rider alike. This exhibit truly has something for everyone.”
In addition to the new art exhibit, the main hall of the museum showcases the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame itself, highlighting the people who have had a major impact in all areas of American motorcycling. Also on display is the popular exhibit “Dirt-Track! All-American Motorcycle Racing” that celebrates the storied history of the men and machines that have battled it out on the dirt oval.
“2 Wheels + Motor, an International Art Exhibition” is curated by Ric Stewart, also a contributing artist. Other artists are: Matthew Anderle, sculptor; David Argento, illustrator; Wesley R. Baker, painter; Dale Bert, painter; Don Bradley, painter; Jim Brothers, sculptor; Bernardo Corman, sculptor; Katherine Crowley, painter; Jeff Decker, sculptor; Von Dutch, painter; Manon Elder, painter; Tom Fritz, painter; Jeff Gaither, sculptor and painter; Derek Gibson, illustrator; Ken Goodson, painter; and Kathy Grace, sculptor.
Also on display are works by Michael Guinane, painter; Eric Herrmann, painter; Walter L. Herrmann, sculptor; Ron Jasin, painter; Patrick Jilbert, painter; Kristi Kloss, jeweler; Frank Laskowski, painter; Michael Lichter, photographer; Lory Lockwood, painter; Joseph Lombardo, painter; Bill Meyer, illustrator; Harry Miller, illustrator; Jason Morgan, painter; Kristin Morris, sculptor; Jongseok Oh, sculptor; Steve Posson, sculptor; Peter Rasmussen, sculptor; Kraig Richard, glass sculptor; Tim Rietenbach, painter; Guenevere Schwien, painter; Michael Siculan, sculptor and painter; Shane Siculan, painter; Siege, painter; Kent Stewart, sculptor; Kevin Stewart, sculptor; Jeral Tidwell, painter; David Uhl, painter; Susan Ward, painter; Mary Watt Yeadon, painter; Brad White, sculptor; Reed White, painter; and Roger Williams, painter.
For more information, call the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame at (614) 856-2222 or go to www.motorcyclemuseum.org.