Monday, August 31, 2009

2009 ArtCycle Winners Announced

2009 ArtCycle Winners Announced

SPARTANBURG, S. C. (August 31, 2009): The 2009 winners of ArtCycle were announced on Monday after a summer long contest in downtown Spartanburg. First and second place winners were chosen by a panel of judges and the people’s choice award was decided by the amount of phone calls a piece received over the summer. The winners are the following:

First place – Sean Pace, Lowest Common Demonstrator
Second place – Miles and Ralph Paquin, Recycled Rising
People’s Choice – Lauren Ponder, Soul Train – Hub City, SC

As part of the Spartanburg Creative Energy campaign, Artcycle was an initiative that promoted ten regional artists, each of whom was commissioned to build an outdoor sculpture from recycled bicycle parts. The sculptures need not be made only of bicycle parts, nor need they be made of a specific percentage of bicycle parts. However, the sculptures must be made of enough bicycle parts that the viewer readily sees that a significant portion of each sculpture contain parts that were formerly from of a bicycle.
The sculptures are on display in Spartanburg’s downtown area from May until the end of September. The project was the result of a collaboration between Spartanburg Creative Energy, Hub-Bub, Spartanburg Art Museum and Partners for Active Living. Artcycle celebrates the City's national designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community, which made it the first in South Carolina to receive that honor in 2007.

2009 ArtCycle Artists
Jason S. Galloway – Roebuck, SC
Sean Pace - Asheville, NC
Miles Paquin – Spartanburg, SC
Ralph Paquin - Spartanburg, SC
Sarah Perry, R. D. Anderson Applied Technology Center Student – Spartanburg, SC
Lauren Ponder -Spartanburg, SC
Cody Roberts – Spartanburg, SC
Daniel Tripp- Campobello, SC
Brandon Waddell, R. D. Anderson Applied Technology Center Student – Spartanburg, SC
Blake West, R. D. Anderson Applied Technology Center - Student – Spartanburg, SC

For additional information please contact Amanda Mathis, City of Spartanburg, Communications and Marketing Specialist, 864-596-3068,

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