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LKSR and UMass Lowell, Art and Design Gallery Present Katina Huston

UMass Lowell’s Art and Design Gallery and the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race have joined together to present Katina Huston, a mixed media visual artist working in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Katina received a B.A. in the History of Fine Arts from New York University and earned an MFA from Mills College. She is represented by the Chase Young Gallery of Boston.

‘Rubber and Road’, the title of the show, will showcase bicycle based work using ink and/or paint on mylar. The subtle shifts of value and repeating forms make for a wonderfully lyrical experience.

The exhibition will run from September 6th to October 12th with an artist talk on September 19th at 3:30 and a gallery reception immediately following.

Come check out this amazing work.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Returns for 2017

PRESS RELEASE:

SECOND ANNUAL KINETIC SCULPTURE RACE IN LOWELL, MA
Thousands of spectators turn out to watch car-sized, wacky, kinetic sculptures compete through obstacles at the crossroads of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.

See full press release here: IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Returns for 2017

Live Broadcast of the Kinetic Grand Championship, May 27, 28, and 29th

The Kinetic Grand Championship in Humboldt County, California, will be broadcast live on KHUM.com this weekend if you want to hear about all the glorious shenanigans happening at the original race. May 27, 28, 29th. KHUM- radio without the rules

LKSR Fundraiser @ UnchARTed 6/15/17!

When: Thursday, June 15th 2017: 7PM-10PM
Where: UnchARTed Gallery & Studios, 103 Market Street, Lowell MA

Facebook Event Page

Donations at the door, raffles, live music, food, drinks.

COME HANG OUT WITH US AND MEET THE TEAMS!!

If you are interested in donating for the raffles please contact us asap.

Click on the link to make a secure donation through our partners at the Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau to get involved.

https://merrimackvalley.org/donate/lowell-kinetic-sculpture-race-donate-today

LKSR 2017 Water Venue Food Truck Application

Do you operate a food truck in Lowell? Want to be in on the action at Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race 2017? APPLY HERE. 

First Kinetic Konnections of 2017 will be on 1/11

*** NOTE: This is a Wednesday! ***

This meetup is FOR ANYONE interested in learning more about the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race.

We will be gathering at UnchArted (103 Market Street, Lowell MA) 6pm-9pm to chat kinetic racing, share ideas, resources, make connections, etc. Come on down and see what it is all about. If you are interested in being on a team but don’t feel you have the skills to build, this is your opportunity to join in. Interested in Volunteering? Come on down; we’d love to have you! There’s a spot for everyone. Bring your ideas, your dreams, your hallucinations, your gears, and your spare bike parts to share.

Kinetic Konnections: Debrief – October 19th @ UnchArted

Where: UnchArted (103 Market St Lowell, MA)
When: Wednesday, October 19th from 6pm-9pm
Holy cow, this year was amazing! Now that we’ve all had a week to come down from the excitement a little, we’d love to get your thoughts on the event and see how we can improve it for *you* next year. And also? We miss your faces – so come hang out with us.

This meetup is FOR ANYONE interested in learning more about the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race.

We will be gathering at UnchArted (103 Market St Lowell, MA) to chat kinetic racing, share ideas, resources, make connections, etc. Come on down and see what it is all about. If you are interested in being on a team but don’t feel you have the skills to build, this is your opportunity to join in. Interested in Volunteering? Come on down; we’d love to have you! There’s a spot for everyone. Bring your ideas, your dreams, your hallucinations, your gears, and your spare bike parts to share.

For more information on the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race, check out our site at www.lowellkinetic.com

2016 post-race article and gallery from the Lowell Sun

Thank you to the Lowell Sun for their coverage of the race!

Click here!

New ‘Bush League’

After some long consideration and in hopes of encouraging those on the fence about being in the race, Bianca and I have opened up a ‘Bush League’ of the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race.  This would mean that a team can skip the water obstacle of the race and still participate.  Obviously, ACEing the race would be impossible, however it would be an opportunity for you to show off your skills in art and use this year as a building block to next year’s race.

If you are interested, please send an email to lowellkinetic@gmail.com to let us know.

Hope to see you on the course!

-Michael

The FINAL Kinetic Konnections on 9/8

** The Final Kountdown! **

This meetup is FOR ANYONE interested in learning more about the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race and meeting some of our fantastic builders and it’s your LAST CHANCE to hang with us before race day!

We will be gathering at UnchARTed to chat kinetic racing, share ideas, resources, make connections, etc. Come on down and see what it is all about. If you are interested in being on a team but don’t feel you have the skills to build, this is your opportunity to join in. Interested in Volunteering? Come on down; we’d love to have you! There’s a spot for everyone. Bring your ideas, your dreams, your hallucinations, your gears, and your spare bike parts to share.

For more information on the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race, gear up and get involved at www.lowellkinetic.com

Join us for Kinetic Konnections: Aug 11th @ UnCharted in Lowell

This meetup is FOR ANYONE interested in learning more about the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race and meeting some of our fantastic builders!

We will be gathering at UnchARTed (103 Market Street, Lowell MA) to chat kinetic racing, share ideas, resources, make connections, etc. Come on down and see what it is all about. If you are interested in being on a team but don’t feel you have the skills to build, this is your opportunity to join in. Interested in Volunteering? Come on down; we’d love to have you! There’s a spot for everyone. Bring your ideas, your dreams, your hallucinations, your gears, and your spare bike parts to share.

For more information on the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race, check out our site at www.lowellkinetic.com or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lowellkinetic

Join us for Kinetic Konnections: July 18th @ Fuse Bistro

This meetup is FOR ANYONE interested in learning more about the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race and meeting some of our fantastic builders!

We will be gathering at Fuse Bistro to chat kinetic racing, share ideas, resources, make connections, etc. Come on down and see what it is all about. If you are interested in being on a team but don’t feel you have the skills to build, this is your opportunity to join in. Interested in Volunteering? Come on down; we’d love to have you! There’s a spot for everyone. Bring your ideas, your dreams, your hallucinations, your gears, and your spare bike parts to share.

For more information on the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race, check out our site at www.lowellkinetic.com

Join us for Kinetic Konnections: June 18th @ UnchArted!

This meet-up is FOR ANYONE interested in learning more about the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race and meeting some of our fantastic builders!

We will be gathering at UnchArted to chat kinetic racing, share ideas, resources, make connections, etc. Come on down and see what it is all about. If you are interested in being on a team but don’t feel you have the skills to build, this is your opportunity to join in. Interested in Volunteering? Come on down; we’d love to have you! There’s a spot for everyone. Bring your ideas, your dreams, your hallucinations, your gears, and your spare bike parts to share.

For more information on the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race, check out our site at www.lowellkinetic.com

Kinetic Konnections: RIDE!

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THANK YOU to everyone who made it out for the Kinetic Konnections RIDE the course event!

We rode all 6.1 miles of the course from Market Street in Downtown Lowell, to the Tsongas Center mud obstacle, to Lowell Heritage State Park beach for the water and sand obstacles, and back to Market Street for the grande finish!

We would love to have you at the next meet-up event. CLICK HERE to access our Facebook page, keep updated, and join the conversation!

geekbeatradio.com

Podcast: LKSR chats with geekbeatradio!

Check out the podcast of these shenanigans ***HERE***

On Monday night, the organizers of the LKSR chatted with geekbeatradio about the history of kinetic racing, why it’s coming to Lowell, how people can get involved, the race’s upcoming networking events, and most importantly, what kind of kinetic machines would be most useful during the zombie apocalypse…of course.

navigation brewing co

Kinetic Konnections @ Navigation Brewing Co. 05.19.16

The first Kinetic Konnections was such a success that we’re doing it again!

Building a sculpture? Looking to join a team? Or maybe you are on the fence about building one? This is for you!

Join us at Navigation Brewing Co. (122 Western Ave., Lowell MA 01852) Thursday 5/19 at 6PM for the next of our kinetic networking and skill share events!

We will be having a builders night at Navigation Brewing Co. to share ideas and resources, make connections, and keep the creative wheels turning. Come on down and see what it is all about. If you are interested in being on a team but don’t feel you have the skills to build, this is your opportunity to join in. There is a spot for everyone. Bring your ideas, your dreams, your hallucinations, your gears, and your spare bike parts to share.

To connect with others who will be attending and get in on the discussion before and after check out the FaceBook Event Page.

Kinetic Konnections @ Lowell Makes 04.21.16

Building a sculpture? Looking to join a team? Or maybe you are on the fence about building one? This is for you!

Join us at Lowell Makes (47 Lee St., Lowell MA 01852) next Thursday 4/21 at 6PM for the first of our kinetic network and skill share events!

We will be having a builders night at Lowell Makes to share ideas, resources, make connections, etc. Come on down and see what it is all about. If you are interested in being on a team but don’t feel you have the skills to build, this is your opportunity to join in. There is a spot for everyone. Bring your ideas, your dreams, your hallucinations, your gears, and your spare bike parts to share.

To connect with others who will be attending and get in on the discussion before and after check out the FaceBook Event Page.

Information-Session for Lowell Kinetic Scultpure Race

Gear Up! Join our Information Session at UnchARTed Gallery March 30th at 6:30pm

The information session will be at unchARTed on March 30 @ 6:30pm

We will discuss what a kinetic sculpture race is, the history behind it, what the intended route would be, the economic revenue for the city, media coverage, safety, volunteer possibilities, and more.