arts and entertainment

Check out the 2012 Pedalpalooza poster! (And meet the artist)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 11th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

2012 Pedalpalooza poster by Ben Guernsey.

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Introducing the new mural at Cyclone Bicycle Supply

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 25th, 2012 at 9:26 am

Detail of new mural. See it below.
(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…[Read more…]

Artists hope for grant to create Major Taylor mural in North Portland

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 18th, 2012 at 7:39 am

Mock-up of proposed Major Taylor mural on N. Shaver between Williams and Vancouver.

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Illustrated icons on bikes: The work of artist Mike Joos

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 12th, 2012 at 10:58 am

One in a series of illustrations by Mike Joos.

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Photos from ‘The 2012 Bicycle Experience’ art show

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 30th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Scroll down for photos of the show.

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…[Read more…]

Recycled bike parts steal the show at “The Bicycle Experience”

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 25th, 2012 at 11:22 am

One of the installations by Johnnie Olivan at The 2012 Bicycle Experience show currently going on at the Gallery at Port City on N. Williams and Thompson.

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See bike-inspired linocuts by Amy Erickson in the Bikeasaurus gallery

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 31st, 2011 at 11:48 am

“Alpenrose Women’s Madison,” a linocut by Amy Erickson on display at Bikeasaurus.

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.””

It’s Filmed by Bike’s 10th anniversary! See the trailer!

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 10th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Still from Filmed by Bike
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…[Read more…]

Company seeks artist for bike-themed mural

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 28th, 2011 at 9:58 am

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:
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‘Rat-Fiets’: Ed Roth inspired bike art

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 13th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

It’s been a pretty crazy day (actually crazy last couple of days)… So I thought you’d enjoy taking a break and seeing some really fun bike art created by Lents neighborhood resident Tom Labonty. Check out his “Rat-Fiets” drawing below…

Drawing by Tom Labonty. See it on Flickr.

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