arts and entertainment
(Photo: Cyclone Bicycle Supply)
One measure of a great bike city that you won't find in academic research papers or on various "Best Of" lists is the extent to which bicycles are represented in public art. Here in Portland, bikes are everywhere. Not just in racks and on the streets; but in murals, paintings, and sculptures throughout the city.
Some of the more well-known examples are the Community Cycling Center mural at NE Alberta and 17th, the Zoobomb Pyle at W Burnside and Stark, the "Share the Road" mural on the side of Hawthorne Auto Clinic.
The newest, large-scale bike mural in town is in northwest Portland, on the west side of the Cyclone Bicycle Supply headquarters at 2050 NW Vaughn. Cyclone's Director of Sales John Byfield got in touch with us recently with a photo of it and a bit more... (more...)
A handful of lucky Portlanders were treated to quite a show on Friday night at the closing reception of The 2012 Bicycle Experience: Prototypes, Visions & Dreams.
In his first installation/show, Johnnie Olivan impressed everyone with his sculptures and other creations (there were also some excellent paintings by other artists). From the mini-bike 'Teeter-Totter' to the many-armed 'Bicycle Ninja,' the pieces all came together in very convincing way. We were also treated to a performance by the Sprockettes. More images from the event below... (more...)
Our friends at Bikeasaurus — the fabulous bike-inspired art, gift, and accessory store at 1337 SE MLK Jr Blvd — sent us a note about the art coming to their "mini-gallery" this month. Check out the blurb from owner Becky Morton below and stop by the shop this Friday for the opening reception...
"Not sure if you knew about it, but BIKEASAURUS has a mini gallery in our lobby and we show bike-related art by different artists every month. You should come check it out sometime if you have a few minutes. We have monthly First Friday opening receptions (always 7-10 pm with free snacks and wine.) There is an opening this Friday and I'm really excited about the art, which will be linocuts by local artist Amy Erickson. I attached a photo of one of her prints I thought you might enjoy! The title is "Alpenrose Women's Madison.""
10th anniversary trailer.
(Film by Burk Webb)
Our much beloved local film fest, Filmed by Bike, turns 10 this year. To celebrate, fest founder Ayleen Crotty is looking to make it the biggest and best one ever.
Last week she released a special, 10th anniversary trailer. Check it out... (more...)
Northwest Portland based parts distributor Cyclone Bicycle Supply is looking for someone to paint a bike-themed mural on the side of their warehouse. Company staffer Ashley Brewer contacted us recently to share that they want to spruce up their "big ugly gray" headquarters building at NW 21st and Vaughn.
Here's more from Ashley: