HDC and Midwest BikeShare Showcase the Cycling Art of Michael Valenti

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Milwaukee – March 21, 2013

Hanson Dodge Creative (HDC) brings together its passion for great design, the active lifestyle and a new Milwaukee bike sharing initiative with the opening of a colorful art exhibition this spring.

The exhibition, BIKE MKE, will feature the poster art of cycling enthusiast and designer, illustrator and artist, Michael Valenti. The Chicago-based designer has created a new, limited edition poster to commemorate the 2013 launch of Midwest BikeShare in Milwaukee. Valenti will unveil his newest creation at the exhibition’s opening reception on the evening of Thursday, March 21 at the HDC studios. Limited edition, silkscreen prints of the commemorative poster will be sold at the event, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Midwest BikeShare.

The exhibition will run through May 30 at the HDC studios, 220 E. Buffalo St. Admission is free and open to the public.

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About Midwest BikeShare

Midwest BikeShare is a non-profit corporation working to bring BikeShare to Wisconsin communities, starting in Milwaukee, by 2013. The organization is working to establish, fund and supervise the installation of 25 IT-based bike rental kiosks with a fleet of 250 BikeShare bikes throughout Milwaukee. Once established, Midwest BikeShare envisions operating a self-sustaining system, including the promotion of and ongoing maintenance and daily management of the bicycles, working hand-in-hand with city and county government, and local bicycle experts.

The volunteer-based Midwest Bikeshare, Inc. was founded by Bruce Keyes, a partner at the law firm of Foley & Lardner, LLP and Barry Mainwood, owner of Mainly Editing, Inc., with additional assistance and support from Jack Hirt, a partner in Midwest Cycling Series, LLC, a company that stages the Tour of America’s Dairyland bike race series, and Juli Kaufman, an owner of Fix Development, LLC. For more information, visit:www.midwestbikeshare.org or follow them on Twitter @MidwestBikeShar.

Source:  Hanson Dodge Creative

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