Waukegan Tire turns industry into art

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Waukegan Tire turns industry into art

Waukegan Tire & Supply Inc. showcased the tire and automotive industries in creative fashion during a month-long art exhibit at a local art gallery.

Artists from the Dandelion Gallery, plus other community artists in Waukegan, Ill. turned reclaimed or repurposed materials provided by Waukegan Tire into art.

Artist Lorinda Murphy made one of her signature inventive guitars titled “CARtune” utilizing all automotive parts. Noreen Cashman created two colorful and playful chairs made from hubcaps. Gary Goza’s colored pencil drawing “The Collection” illustrates 36 cars on tan paper and is so realistic that it appears three-dimensional.

“We are humbled Dandelion Gallery asked us to collaborate on this project, and are proud of Waukegan Tire’s long-time commitment to the community including support of the arts,” said Jerry Nerheim, Waukegan Tire Founder and CEO. “The arts are a powerful way to transform communities and we are excited to see all the great things happening right here in Waukegan.”

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