Closing Celebration for Bikes Move Us Art Installation

Saturday, September 9th, 2023
25/8 Artspace
Intersection of Linden Street and Massachusetts Avenue,
Harvard Square
4pm – 8pm

The Harvard Square Business Association, in partnership with Intercontinental Management, and artists Nat Reed and Yolanda He Yang, is pleased to present the closing party for 25/8 artspace project, Bikes Move Us, located at 2 Linden Street in Harvard Square. The festivities will take place Saturday, September 9th from 4pm – 8pm. Enjoy live music, local craft vendors and public art all in one place!

Presented through Behind VA Shadows project, Nat Reed’s Solo Show, “Bikes Move Us”, – a transformative exhibition curated by Yolanda He Yang, explores the intersection of Bicycles, Feminism, Identity and Freedom. Behind VA Shadows is a project that features working artists who work and have worked in the museum world.

Folk and bluegrass musician, Ross Kiah will be performing from 4pm – 6pm.

Olivia Sisay will be playing indie pop/rock folk from 6pm -8pm
In addition, local artisans will be onsite selling fiber art, interactive crafts and hand printed clothes and prints.

“Bicycles Move Us” is an exhibition that delves into the multifaceted relationships between bicycles and vital aspects of our lives. It showcases the remarkable vision of artist Nat Reed, whose exploration of the bicycle as a symbol of both personal and collective transformation will challenge and inspire visitors.

Denise Jillson, executive director of the Harvard Square Business Association, commented, “We are delighted to collaborate with Intercontinental Management and Yolanda He Yang on this compelling art installation. Transforming this recently renovated space into a popup gallery provides an opportunity for reflection and discussion, for which Harvard Square is known. We are grateful for community partners, like Intercontinental, who recognize the value of local artists, welcoming them to share their gifts, while enhancing the pedestrian experience in the Square.”