Henderson Seeks Artists for Super Run Hubcap Art Gallery
Former custom motorcycle builder-turned-metal artist builds giant abstract hubcap masterpiece for Southern Nevada’s largest car show
July 17, 2013
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Henderson, Nev. – The city of Henderson is seeking artists of all ages and skill levels to participate in the 2nd annual Super Run Hubcap Art Gallery. Hubcaps are only $5 and may be purchased now through Wednesday, August 28 at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St., in the Water Street District. Applications are available at HendersonLive.com.
Hubcaps will be displayed for thousands of people to enjoy inside the Henderson Convention Center, Friday, September 27 from noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Sunday, September 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., during the 14th annual Super Run Classic Car Show. Artists may donate their artwork for the Hubcap Art Gallery Silent Auction. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the City Lights Youth Scholarship Fund, a college scholarship for Henderson high school graduates who are seeking a fine arts degree.
“There’s great value in supporting the arts locally,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “Since many consider cars as a form of art, we wanted to continue to tie the two cultures together and what better way to do this than with the Hubcap Art Gallery at the Super Run Classic Car Show.”
Chris O’Rourke, a local up-and-coming metal artist, will be the featured artist at this year’s Super Run Hubcap Art Gallery. A custom motorcycle builder by trade and self-admitted classic car enthusiast, he will take the summer to build a large abstract metal sculpture using dozens of hubcaps and other metal materials to display at Henderson’s car show in September.
“Chris is a talented artist,” continued Mayor Andy Hafen. “We’re thrilled to welcome him to this year’s Super Run and excited to see how he uses the hubcaps in art form.”
O’Rourke’s passion for art turned into a successful career as a metal artist 13 years ago, when he moved to Southern Nevada from California. He’s created elaborate metalwork for local homeowners, including customized driveway gates in such Henderson areas as MacDonald Ranch Highlands and Lake Las Vegas, as well as commissioned a number of unique abstract pieces for businesses across the region. In the coming months, O’Rourke will travel to Arizona to unveil his most recent creation, “Go Figure,” for display in the newest L.A. Fitness gym, as well as participate in ArtPrize, an international art competition that awards the world’s largest grand prize, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Recognized as Southern Nevada’s largest car show, Super Run attracts more than 100,000 people to the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St., and the historic Water Street District for one weekend in September. The nod to nostalgia features 1,000 vintage vehicles, hot rods and muscle cars on display, rock & roll and country music concerts and exciting competitions. Admission for spectators is complimentary.
For more information or a complete schedule of events, visit HendersonLive.com or call the city of Henderson Cultural Arts & Tourism Department at (702) 267-2171. Find us on Facebook and follow us Twitter.
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