Motorcycles ride withart this weekend
A pair of celebrity bikes are again on display at the Vroom Vroom art and motorcycle show at the Ice House Gallery in Berkeley Springs. Returning are the popular 84 Lumber
bike and the one from Fear Factor featuring a clear view tank filled with worms. "We've achieved our goal with Vroom Vroom," said Jane Frenke,
chair of the Morgan Arts Council's Gallery committee. "We have seen lots of new faces coming to the Ice House Gallery, people we discover have never been in any gallery before." Vroom Vroom is the gallery show devoted to motorcycles portrayed in dozens of art media ranging from quilts, photography and ceramics to wood carvings, film and chocolate. It can be seen Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and hangs through July 1.
Saturday, June 23 offers
riding activities as well as the art show as Ridersville Cycle stages a "ride at your leisure" Poker Run for the arts. "People can start on the Poker Run
from Ridersville anytime after
9 a.m. and ride at their own pace," said lady biker, Claudia Rauch, curator of the Vroom Vroom show. "The winner is announced at 3 p.m." Rauch also announced that Riders-
ville has door prizes for riders during the day. Following
the Poker Run, a motorcycle parade leaves Ridersville at 4:45 p.m. to ride into town assembling at Berkeley Springs State Park for bike admiring and music. Tim Kelly leads the parade on his light-decorated Vulcan Classic.
Among the most popular
features of the show has been the showings at 2 p.m. every day the gallery is open of
the Academy Award-winning short film "My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York" by Barbara Shock. "The film is sweet and funny and people have been giving it
great reviews," said Rauch. "We've had up to 25 people
at a time in watching it." Travel Berkeley Springs (TBS) announced a positive response to their new Website feature
of printable maps for seven
self-guided rides around the region. "Encouraging motorcycle enthusiasts to choose Berkeley Springs as a destination is now a permanent activity for us," said TBS administrator, Laura Smith.
The curated gallery exhibit produced by the Morgan Arts Council is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and hotel/motel tax revenues. The Ice House is located on the
corner of Independence and Mercer. For more informa-
tion and a full schedule of Vroom Vroom activities call 258-2300.