ASU Art Dept. will dedicate Butters’ bike

ALAMOSA – Often described by friends as “larger than life,” the late Adams State University alumnus Joshua “Butters” Hendren, Class 2010, could often be seen riding his custom tall bicycle. A psychology major, Hendren also took art classes establishing close bonds with students and faculty.

To help preserve the memory of Hendren, Art Professor Eugene Schilling and art graduate student Alicia Hess embellished his distinct bicycle, adding an iron casting of Hendren’s face which Hendren created while a student. Schilling worked with faculty, students, and staff across campus to mount the tall bicycle sculpture to an outside wall of the Art Building.

A dedication of the bicycle will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, April 6, following an artist lecture and prior to the Cloyde Snook exhibit “Fe!” closing reception.

For more information call the Art Department at 719-587-7823.

Caption: Joshua “Butters” Hendren was a common sight during Adams State Homecoming parades, pictured riding his custom tall bicycle in 2015./Photo by Daniel Parsons.