Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The 7th Annual Canaan MTB Festival Poster!!!

"The artwork for this poster originally is a 36"x48"' oil painting that is a part of a series that will be on display at two different art galleries, The White Room and Lamplight (both located in Thomas, W.V.), May 22nd through June 2015. My Graffiti Series consists of paintings rendered from old-timey photographs with an added narrative that suggests the subjects are the culprits responsible for tagging the graffiti on the walls behind them. While remaining playful, some of the graffiti also hints at themes such as cultural stigmas, liberation, desire, oppression and other facets of the human condition. In addition to the Graffiti Series, there will be a number of other types of paintings that will be on display at that time. "-Rebecca Wudarski

Even though we are a very small community, here in Tucker County, we have many talented people like Rebecca.  We are so thankful for Rebecca and the opportunity to mix bikes and art at the Canaan MTB Festival. We like to think mountain biking and trail design can be a great creative outlet.  If you are around the weekend of May 23rd and 24th, check out the Blackwater Classic and Art Spring.  And of course, come to the Canaan MTB Festival and do trail work!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Some of my fav photos from the 2014 Festival

One of those off the map spots

The kids ride!

The Down Down after the Bike Hash

There were a few Blueberries
photo by Meredith

Kids Observed Bike Trials
photo by Meredith

The Ladies Day Lunch Ride

Mountain Laurels were showy

Trial Work address wet issues
photo by Ricky

Tom rides a section of  Heart of the Highlands Trail called Splash Dam

Hellbender Trail with loads of ferns
Photo by Meredith

Ricky rides Moon Rocks
Photo by Ricky