Harley-Davidson Military-Themed Holiday Gift with Purchase
Now through late December, Harley-Davidson customers who make a qualifying purchase will receive a unique shadow box collectible gift that tells the story of the 1942 WLA military motorcycle and the significance of Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the lives and war experiences of American service people. Featuring original artwork reproduced from archive materials found in the Harley-Davidson Museum, each piece is packaged in a gift box that includes a complimentary Harley-Davidson Museum ticket.
The $75 value gift is a free with a purchase of $300 or more on Harley-Davidson MotorClothes merchandise, Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories, Screamin’ Eagle Performance Parts or Official Licensed Products during the promotion, which runs through December 24, 2010.
H-D Spain to Auction Custom V-Rod for Charity
On December 21, Harley-Davidson Spain will auction off a one-of-a-kind VRSCDX Night Rod Special designed by Custo Barcelona in support of the charitable foundation San Juan de Dios, to expand the resources of its children’s hospital in Sierra Leone.
The Harley Custo, a humanitarian project created this year by Harley-Davidson and the designer of the Custo Barcelona brand, will be auctioned off at the Balclis Auction House in Barcelona. Adapted from a Night Rod Special, the Harley Custo was born of the joint work between designer Custo Dalmau and Ferry Clot, a motorcycle designer and builder and two-time world champion in customization. Bidding begins at the starting price of the standard model, 20,450 euros. The Harley Custo will be displayed at Balclis beginning 13 December, or may be viewed at the company’s web site at www.balclis.com/.
Jillian Michaels’ Custom V-Rod Muscle
Fitness trainer Jillian Michaels recently took possession of a customized Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle designed in collaboration between Michaels and the staff of the Motor Company’s Willie G. Davidson Styling Studio. The blacked-out Muscle features polished engine cases with orange highlights and custom seat, radiator shroud, rear fender, exhaust, and Reactor wheels. Michaels, star of NBC’s Biggest Loser and Losing it with Jillian, is a lifelong motorcyclist and has partnered recently with Harley-Davidson to promote motorcycle riding to women.
Opening Reception FRIDAY, DEC. 10, 2010 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Barbara Sorensen is a nationally recognized sculptor and printmaker best known for her large-scale geological forms in clay, resins and metals. In her work, Sorensen forms hand built structures, simple and balanced in form and highly complex in composition. She works in a variety of media, manipulating her materials to depict earth-inspired structures and compositions.
Moving from her original works in clay, Sorensen has recently focused her energy on large-scale works, constructing environmental vessels which concentrate on human-landscape relationships. Inspired by her travels to some of the world’s most rugged and remote settings, Sorensen’s monumental compositions take the viewer on a topographical expedition.
She sees the vast landscape as an allegory for life. “Most of my forms relate to the notion of the vessel which I feel represents containers of our spirits as metaphors for our bodies. It teaches me that there is a rhythm to life, an ebb and flow with ourselves and others as we continue to move inward and outward while maintaining a sense of forward momentum.”
Educated at the University of Wisconsin, Sorensen has studied art around the world with leading ceramic artists including mentors Peter Voulkos, Paul Soldner and Dan Gunderson. Rudy Autio calls Sorensen’s work “looming forms…balanced ambiguously, challenging gravity in defiance of an uneasy truce with nature…”
With studios in Snowmass, Village, Colorado and Winter Park, Florida, Sorensen continues her progress as an artist through the study of environment and geological formations through extensive travels and continued explorations.
We are very pleased to present Barbara Sorensen in this touring exhibition that showcases this year’s Florida Artist of Enduring Excellence at the Museum of Florida Art.
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Museum of Florida Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720. For more details call (386) 734-4371 or visit us online at www.MuseumofFloridaArt.org