2016 – Motorized: Art that’s all revved up!

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Little Deuce Coupe, Bobbie Crews

Enjoy an exhibit of mechanical masterpieces August 12 – October 16, 2016.

Americans have long had a fascination with cars and motorcycles. Is it the appeal of the open road? Is it the look and feel of a beautifully designed vehicle? Maybe it’s that new car smell. Whatever their impressions, the artists and designers in this exhibit share our love of cars and motorcycles through photographs, paintings, sculptures and the vehicles themselves.

When you look at a car, motorcycle or work of art, you look at design elements; lines, patterns, textures, shapes and colors. Your eyes travel from one element to the next. These artists use the same elements in their work to create a feeling of movement and to draw you in for a closer look. These two seemingly different worlds share much in common.

Discover different elements of art and automotive design from lines, patterns, shapes and textures – can you find them all?

Visit the Motorized exhibit online at Flickr

Participating Artists

Bobbie CrewsBrian SlawsonCarol WatkinsCherie Wasson | Garret Larson | Guinotte Wise | Historic Harley-Davidson | Josh Mishler | Sherry Best | Tom Stubbs | Travis Garwood 

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Summer Days (Key West), Brian Slawson

Summer Days (Key West), Brian Slawson

Second Fridays
Friday, Aug 12, Sept 9 and Oct 14 | 5-8 p.m.

Enjoy a roaring, art-filled evening at the Sabatini Gallery with the mechanical masterpieces of Motorized.


Vive Le France, Tom Stubbs

Vive Le France, Tom Stubbs

Motorized: Car and Motorcycle Cruise-in
Saturday, Sept 10 | 11-2 p.m.

Rev up your engines and head over to the library to show off your wheels with other car and motorcycle enthusiasts. While you’re here, check out the art gallery’s display of motorized masterpieces.

This is a free and fun event. Register your vehicle(s) between Aug. 29 and Sept. 8 at 785-580-4515 or gallery@tscpl.org. For questions, call the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery at 785-580-4515.
Registered vehicles can start arriving at 10am on Saturday, Sept. 10.



Zan Popp

Hello, I'm your friendly neighborhood Curator of Exhibitions. I have the amazing job of creating, building and presenting wonderful art exhibits for you at the library's Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery.