In an effort to promote recycling and reuse, the National Corvette Museum is hosting a special "Car Part Art" exhibit September 18, 2015 through January 8, 2016 featuring works created from recycled car parts. Applications to exhibit are now being accepted with a $20 fee. Artists have until July 31 to apply to participate, and finished works will be accepted August 1 until August 31. Schools, businesses, non-profits, teams and individual artists are invited to submit ideas for consideration.
"We have seen a number of cool pieces of art made from everything from hub
caps to tires and thought that doing our own exhibit would be a great way to
not only convert trash to treasure, but also create an amazing display in our
Exhibit Hall," said Katie Frassinelli, Museum Marketing & Communications
The Museum is working with guest curator Andee Rudloff to secure artists and
develop the exhibit. "The response to this exhibit from the arts community
has been great! I think visitors will be impressed with the caliber of works on
display," Rudloff added.
Rudloff will also be working to secure around ten featured artists for the
exhibit. Sponsorships are available for the featured pieces, and the sponsor
businesses have the option to display the piece after the Museum's exhibit
closes in January.
Artists and businesses interested in getting involved can visit www.carpartart.org to view and
download information and registration forms.
In addition to the contest and featured works, the Museum has partnered with
Michelin, the Official Tire of the National Corvette Museum and NCM Motorsports
Park, to display several entries from the InTIREnational Art Contest. The
contest, held in Upstate, South Carolina, near Michelin’s headquarters in
Greenville, challenged schools, businesses and nonprofits to convert ordinary,
scrap tires into extraordinary works of art. Michelin awarded $10,000 to two
local charities on behalf of the winning artworks. The works to be displayed
include an Eiffel Tower, dragon, Nelson Mandela sculpture and more.
The National Corvette Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is located at 350
Corvette Drive in Bowling Green, KY just off I-65 exit 28 and is open
daily, 8am to 5pm CT. Learn more about the Museum at www.corvettemuseum.org.