Cycling through history

Dylan Miner, left, a visiting artist from Michigan State University, and Fort Lewis College senior graphic arts major Julian Martinez work together on one of several art bikes that will be on display during “Animas Perdidas” at the FLC Art Gallery. Miner, who has exhibited at the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian, said each bike he and the students are collaborating on will represent a different aspect of local history. The bikes are part of a larger installation by Miner examining ecology, history and sustainability that includes more than 100 slides, wall paintings, cutouts and other media. Enlarge photo

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald

Dylan Miner, left, a visiting artist from Michigan State University, and Fort Lewis College senior graphic arts major Julian Martinez work together on one of several art bikes that will be on display during “Animas Perdidas” at the FLC Art Gallery. Miner, who has exhibited at the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian, said each bike he and the students are collaborating on will represent a different aspect of local history. The bikes are part of a larger installation by Miner examining ecology, history and sustainability that includes more than 100 slides, wall paintings, cutouts and other media.

“They’re kind of the original Monkey Wrenchers,” said Ben Dalphonse, a junior graphic design major at Fort Lewis College. Dalphonse was referring to Las Gorras Blancas, a group that resisted the encroachment of the railroad industry and large land owners iin New Mexico in the late 1800s. Dalphonse was collaborating with other students on a bike representing the incident for “Animas Perdidas” in the college’s Art Gallery. Enlarge photo

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald

“They’re kind of the original Monkey Wrenchers,” said Ben Dalphonse, a junior graphic design major at Fort Lewis College. Dalphonse was referring to Las Gorras Blancas, a group that resisted the encroachment of the railroad industry and large land owners iin New Mexico in the late 1800s. Dalphonse was collaborating with other students on a bike representing the incident for “Animas Perdidas” in the college’s Art Gallery.