May is Bike Month is ending soon, and what better way to end it than with a bang! Come celebrate at the Sierra 2 Community Center on Friday, May 29 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., and observe the artwork of Jason A. Silva. The event, sponsored by the Sacramento City Councilmember Jay Schenirer’s office, will showcase a unique rack from a “limited edition” series made specifically to embody the essence of City of Sacramento Council District 5.

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The bike rack designed by Silva entitled, “Anamorphosis,” is made up of three separate racks, that when viewed from a different perspective, form an image of a cyclist riding a bike. This piece of artwork was chosen in a competitive process as a part of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission’s Art in Public Places Program. This program was established by the City and County of Sacramento to beautify the city, utilizing visual art experiences through a percent-for- art program that reserves a portion of construction funds for public art.

Eight other racks are to be installed in the following places:

  • Colonial Heights Library
  • Gunther’s Ice Cream
  • Curtis Park
  • Reichmuth Park
  • Lawrence Park, Chorley Park
  • Belle Coolidge Park Library
  • Megan Park

The artist, Jason A. Silva, is a Sacramento Native who lives in District 5 has had an extensive background in art. After graduating from CSU San Luis Obispo and attending Virginia Tech’s Architecture Consortium, he has served as the Creative Director for TEDxSacramento, is the Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs for the American Institute of Architects, and a partner and design principal at Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects.

Don’t miss your chance to see this one of a kind installation!

For more information on what the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission has to offer, visit their homepage!