Break out the vintage bicycles and go for a ride! Pedal over to the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art where Schwinnderful, an exhibition of vintage bicycle paintings by local artist, Cynthia Meyer, will be on view from April 5 through April 28, 2013.
Cynthia Meyer grew up in San Luis Obispo, graduating from Cal Poly in 1987 with a degree in Applied Art and Design. She freelanced in graphic design, packaging and illustration for a time before helping her husband, Eric Meyer, develop his company, Simple Shoes in the 1990s. It wasn’t until 2000, though, that Cynthia Meyer began painting in oils, and she has only just recently begun showing her work on the Central Coast.
Ms. Meyer paints in a bright, vivid color scheme, surely a reflection of the “wonderland of light and color” she sees in the natural environment of her beloved Central Coast. Her works also have a vintage feel to them, and that’s no accident given her current interest in the historical everyday elements of California that are slowly disappearing—bungalow courts, water tanks, craftsman cottages, vintage bikes. In her own words, “I worry that all of the things that have been used and loved and lived in are going away. So I paint them.”
A reception with the artist will take place on April 5 from 6-9pm in conjunction with Art After Dark. The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, dedicated to the education, presentation and preservation of the visual arts on the Central Coast, is located at 1010 Broad Street. Free admission; for more info visit SLOMA.org.