This! Now this is what we've been talking about. Actually, we've been doing our best to keep it under wraps as we get closer and closer to launch. A couple months back we took over a gallery space next to our retail operation with the hopes of turning it into an outlet to highlight that unique intersection of art and sport. We've got a few planned for the coming months, but first of all we need to launch this thing into the world. ESA = Espace Sportif & Artistique.
We've pulled together another fun night of art and cinema to help us kick out the jams and we would love to have you there. Our friend Ross from Atlas Sodaworks will be on hand to provide adult drinks to adults and merriment will be had. And there is a good chance that we put together a publication for the show as well.
MotoGP Photography by Whit Bazemore
Opening Reception - Thursday, February 11th - 5:00 - 8:30pm
Film Screening - Hitting the Apex - 9:00pm - Cinema 21
Whit Bazemore's photography is something that you might be familiar with in a cycling sense. He's based out in Bend, Oregon, so his photos of the Cyclocross National Championships were well known among the cycling circuit. In fact, he shot some radical photos of our guys out there at the Deschutes Brewery late last year — CX Doubleheader Bend. But, while those were amazing, there was another race series Whit shot last year that really caught our eye.
It was mentioned in passing really. We ran into Whit a year earlier at the Cross Crusade at Heron Lakes and requested his photo presence out in Bend, but he said he was unable to make it happen because of other racing/shooting obligations "oh really?" *insert arched eyebrows here. It was then revealed that Whit's racing passions were not exclusive to bicycles that you have to pedal. From there he went on to reveal that he would be in attendance at both of the MotoGP races that took place in the United States in 2015 and that he might have his cameras and high powered lenses with him. Eyebrows couldn't arch any further than they already had, but they would if they could.
This celebration will be two fold, well, three really if we're counting. But, who can really keep track at that point? We will have Whit's photography on display at the gallery for the remainder of the month and into March. But, at the same time we have also put together a screening of Hitting the Apex documentary. Check out the trailer below and click through the image link to purchase tickets to the screening ($5).
Then you're set. Be prepared to check out some fantastic MotoGP photography, then cruise up to the theater and settle in to the silky smooth narration of Brad Pitt and allow yourself to be totally immersed in world of MotoGP.