Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on June 8th, 2009 at 1:00 pm
was all smiles after the
crowded opening to her
Bike Love art show.
(Photos © J. Maus)
Here’s a quick recap of a few events this past weekend.
Friday night I rolled across the I-5 Bridge to catch the tail end of the opening night reception for “Bike Love,” a showing of bike art at Angst Gallery on Main Street in Vancouver.
With a canary yellow bakfiets and many other bikes parked out front, it wasn’t hard to find. Hanging in the window I noted a street sign that read — “Boulanger Bikeway”. Angst Gallery is owned by Todd Boulanger’s partner Leah Jackson (Todd is a former transportation planner for the City of Vancouver was recently laid off amid budget woes).
Once inside, I was happy to hear that the night was a big success. Leah said the place had been jam-packed.
Highlights for me included a huge, four-panel stencil painting by Anthony Baysore,
a sweet little piece by six-year old Melayna Campos,
and this very well-done bike-truck by Matthew Vilhauer and Karl Vonn Bohmann.
Other artists with notable pieces at the show include Sara Stout, Erin Gallagher, Tiago DeJerk, Matt Cardinal and Morgan Torngren-Tatman. Bike Love runs through June 27th. See more photos here.
Saturday morning I took my 3 1/2 year old daughter down to see the Grand Floral Parade. It was pretty much the same as years past, except for one thing; Mayor Adams, his friends, and his staff eschewed the usual ride in a convertible and rode bikes instead.
Here’s Mayor Adams:
And his Transportation Policy Director Catherine Ciarlo (with son on the Xtracycle):
And the whole group:
|Blessing of the Bikes|
And we’re just getting started folks. June is going to be bike-crazy!