H-D Museum to Exhibit Watercolors by Willie G.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Harley-Davidson's Willie G. can do more than splash his name on walls with red paint. The iconic Harley designer and stylist will soon have a collection of his watercolors on display at the Harley-Davidson Museum for all to see.
Sure, everybody knows Harley-Davidson
’s Willie G. as a motorcycle designer and as the iconic figurehead of the Harley empire. He was also a member of the Harley 13 who bought the company back from AMF and helped pilot it through the boom of the 1990s. And while everybody knows what he can do using a motorcycle as a palette, fewer people know about his skills as a painter. That’s about to change with the new exhibit slated to debut Jan. 20 at the Harley-Davidson Museum
which will showcase “Watercolors by Willie G.”
What a great way to see a side of Willie G. few knew existed. The H-D Museum website says “Like many artists, he expresses himself in more than one medium. This winter, visitors to the Harley-Davidson Museum will have the unique opportunity to see another expression of Willie G.’s boundless creativity, as we present Watercolors by Willie G. Spend the evening listening to Willie G. describe his experience and passion for art and design.” What an opportunity, getting to hear the man himself talk about his artwork. Maybe I can convince the boss man to send me because I’d love to check out Willie G.’s work.
Here’s what else the Harley Museum has to say about the event:
Harley-Davidson's Chief Styling Officer and grandson of one of the original founders gives the public a look into the more private side of his artistic endeavors. Willie G. Davidson exhibits idyllic rural scapes and still life watercolor paintings with strong luminosity and form that hint at time spent in the countryside during 48 years as the pacesetter in motorcycle design. The exhibit opens on January 20 and runs through April 15.
Get Your Tickets to Untold Stories: Wanderings, an Evening with Willie G. Spend the evening listening to Willie G. describe his experience and passion for art and design.
Museum Members: Your Untold Stories program ticket admits you early for a private preview of the exhibit with Willie G. and reception on the 1903 Bridge beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 for Museum Members, $15 for Non-Members.
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