The Ocean City Center for the Arts welcomes the Eastern Shore International Mountain Biking Assn. (ESIMBA) and their art show entitled “We Cycle & Recycle” created from recycled bicycle parts. ESIMBA is a non-profit educational association formed in 2009 with members in Dorchester, Talbot, Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester counties in Maryland and in Sussex County, Delaware. This group of environmentally-conscious bicycle enthusiasts has linked together to enjoy trail riding and creating art from their spare bike parts.
Originally housed for three years at The Globe in Berlin, the 4th annual “We Cycle & Recycle” show is created by 20-plus artists including Tres Denk, Alex Ottenstein, and Jim Coltellino, among others.
“People who ride bikes are almost always conservationists,” Denk, who also owns Independent Tattoo in Fenwick Island, said. “Bikes are not recyclable. Reusing them is better. I love making stuff out of junk, and want to inspire others about the feeling of accomplishment you get when making something out of nothing.”
For more information on this exhibit, visit the Art League of Ocean City’s website.