Among the museums finer antique treasures is Amelia Earhart's shiny yellow and sadly orphaned Gold Bug Kissel, a spotless roadster thats been immortalized on canvas by local artist Bruce White. White, along with photographer Steve Crecelius and wood artist Wilbur Craig, have helped create the Forney Signature Series, an anthology of artworks that take inspiration from the museums varied collection. A number of those works will be available for bidding on or purchase during tonights Art Amongst the Cars, a public open house and silent auction to benefit the Forney.
We want to show the artistic side of transportation, not just the history, says spokeswoman Amy Newman of the unique event, which will also feature additional works with a transportation theme by local artists, at prices ranging from $15 to $2,000. Drive in and enjoy the show at 4303 Brighton Boulevard; admission is free. For details, go to www.forneymuseum.org or call 303-297-1113.
Sat., May 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2009