arts and entertainment

Pedaling propaganda in new ‘Green Patriot Posters’ book

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 2nd, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Artist: Jason Hardy
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According to artist and founder of The Canary Project Edward Morris, the Green Patriot Posters project was launched to “create stronger, more broadly appealing imagery for the sustainability movement”. When he and his partners set up a website and asked designers to submit posters, they were intrigued by how many of them included bikes.

Green Patriot Posters is now a book co-edited by Morris and published by Metropolis Books (order it here and support BikePortland). Morris will be in Portland next week to talk about the posters and he was kind enough to get in touch and share a few of them with us…
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Bike art at Taqueria Los Gorditos in SE Portland

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 25th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

A reader sent along a few photos of some cool bike art on the walls of Taqueria Los Gorditos in Southeast Portland (1212 SE Division St). Check ’em out…

Bikes, art a winning mix at Artcrank show (Slideshow)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 8th, 2010 at 10:19 am

This is what happens when you bring a bunch of great, affordable bike art to Portland.
-Slideshow below-
(Photos © J. Maus)

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Artcrank Portland is this Thursday: Get a peek at our poster!

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 4th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

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A scene from Artcrank 2009.
(Photo © J. Maus)

The Artcrank Poster Show is coming to Portland this Thursday (10/7). The event, billed as a “Poster party for bike people,” was a big success when it came to town last year. This year we’re doubly excited for its arrival because we’ve got a poster of our own in the show.

The Artcrank concept is so simple it’s beautiful (both literally and figuratively). A bunch of talented artists share their bike-inspired work on the walls of the The Cleaners at Ace Hotel gallery space in downtown Portland. Proceeds from sales on the night of the show go to the artists and local non-profit Bikes to Rwanda. It’s an excellent opportunity to showcase (and support) local art and our shared love of bicycling all at once.[Read more…]

A bike art news roundup

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 11th, 2010 at 10:44 am

An exhibition of 125 years of bicycles in
fine art photographs begins next week.
(Photo: Detail of Untitled (Girls on bicycles),
1946 by Herman Landshoff)

One of the fringe benefits of living in a healthy bike ecosystem is that bike-inspired art is all around us. On that note, a few items have crossed my desk recently that I though were worth sharing.

The first is a photo exhibition coming to Charles A. Hartman Fine Art (134 NW 8th Ave). Pedaling: Bicycle Photographs From Then to Now is a survey of photographs spanning 125 years. “In celebration of summer and the vibrant cycling community in the gallery’s hometown of Portland,” Hartman has put together an impressive collection for this show. The exhibition features work from such noted artists as: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Antonin Gribovsky, Shinsaku Izumi, André Kertész, Herman Landshoff, Nathan Lerner, and others. Here’s more to whet your appetite:[Read more…]

Rave reviews for Portland Opera’s bike program

Avatar by on May 4th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Rigoletto company members with their bikes
(Photos © Elly Blue)

We were pleasantly surprised a few weeks ago to receive an invitation to attend and blog about the opening night of Portland Opera’s latest production, Verdi’s Rigoletto, which opens this Friday, May 8th at 7:30pm at Keller Auditorium downtown.

Sounds great, we said, but what does this have to do with bikes?[Read more…]

Limited edition Cinelli art bike on display at N. Vancouver gallery

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 2nd, 2009 at 12:06 pm

An art gallery on N. Vancouver Avenue currently has a very special Cinelli bicycle frame on display.

Photos by Sally Murdoch/Artery PDX
(More photos below)

Sally Murdoch of Artery PDX (4114 North Vancouver Ave.) sent us over a few photos and info about the frame. She says it was painted by Barry McGee and that it’s one of 50 produced as part of a collaboration between Cinelli and fashion label RVCA. Here is more about the bike:
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Bicycle Film Festival returns to Portland

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 5th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

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Crowds at the event last year.
(Photo © J. Maus)

The eighth annual Bicycle Film Festival (not to be confused with the Portland-grown Filmed by Bike fest) is set to return to Portland next week. On the schedule are two full nights of bike-inspired films (five programs total) that will show at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave) on December 12th and 13th.

Last year, I reported that the turnout for this fest was a bit depressing. For some reason, Portlanders didn’t exactly welcome the fest with open arms (or at least the smallish crowds made it seem that way).
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See the best of Filmed by Bike at Manifest Show party

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 9th, 2008 at 11:57 am

Tomorrow night’s “Opening Night Blowout Party” for the Oregon Manifest Handmade Bike Show (which opens tomorrow morning) will feature a special, six-year retrospective compilation of films from Portland’s very own Filmed by Bike film festival.

Filmed by Bike founder Ayleen Crotty put together the screening with sponsorship from River City Bicycles. Crotty says they’ve put together a free, 45 minute show of all the favorites from Filmed by Bike over the years.[Read more…]

Filmed by Bike raises $2,500 for bike fair

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 16th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

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Ayleen Crotty at the opening
night of Filmed by Bike.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Filmed by Bike — the bike film festival that took over Clinton Street Theater this past weekend — raised $2,500 for the Multnomah County Bike Fair.

MCBF is the annual celebration of Portland’s bike culture and community that draws hundreds to Colonel Summers Park for a mad-cap mix of unicycle-jousting, pedal-powered smoothies, bike crafts, Sprockettes, and more.

Filmed by Bike organizer Ayleen Crotty says MCBF “is looking pretty good this year,” thanks to the 1,600 people that showed up for the eight screenings. Ayleen reports that on opening night she sold out both shows and turned away 300 others for lack of space.[Read more…]