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|‘Tour da Arts’ Combines Diversity in Art with Cycling||
When one lives in a city as breathtakingly beautiful and unique as Santa Monica, inevitably that city will be shared with visitors.
By Ivette Lopez
July 29, 2014 -- More than 100 cyclists of all ages have pre-registered to explore art, music and theatre at the sixth annual Tour da Arts. It is a free nine-mile bike ride hosted by the Santa Monica Museum of Modern Art that will take place Aug. 24 at noon.
People from throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties have generated good publicity for the bike event that promotes artistic diversity, said Asuka Hisa, the museum’s director of education and public programs.
“When I came up with this cultural bike tour, it was to get people to the museum and discover the city’s arts and culture,” Hisa said. “When people sign up for this ride, they’re going to get an incredible experience.”
Tour da Arts will kick off with registration and exhibition tours of Robert Swain’s exhibition “The Form of Color and Nonfictions: Jeremiah Day/Simone Forti/Fred Dewey” at the museum.
Sonia-Wallace will give a crash course on “The Odyssey” in the form of a live action Wikipedia page.
The tour will make its third stop at the John Adams Middle School auditorium, where an original artwork by animator and multimedia artist Miwa Matreyek titled “Myth and Infrastructure” will be showcased. The show combines animated film, live shadow-play performances, music, natural and urban landscapes in its display.
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