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Bike Show: First Friday Opening

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The Madison and Main Gallery will host a public opening reception for BIKE SHOW 8 aka “Bikes on the Patio” and the Bicycle Art Show 2018.  See all the bikes on display and meet the guest artists for the art show and member artists of the gallery at the opening reception on July 6, 2018 from 5 – 8 pm. at the Gallery, 927 16th St.

BIKE SHOW 8 aka “Bikes On The Patio” will feature bicycle enthusiasts and their bicycles on the patio during the reception at Madison & Main Gallery. This show started 8 years ago as a “Fixed Gear” bicycle show and has evolved into an all bicycles welcomed event. Returning for a 4th year with his musical talents will be Mr. Joe Lee Parker with his “Ambient Live” set.

This year we will introduce a “Tweed Run” to our Bike Show. There will be a short bike ride with riders dressed in “traditional British cycling attire”. We will ride to FRIDAY FEST and stop for photos at the Einstein mural and the Train Museum mural. This type of event began in 2009 in London and has spread globally. If we have enough participants this will be one of the highlights of BIKE SHOW 8. Our ride will be led by Adam Davidson, formerly of the Greeley Revolution. A few years back Adam organized Thursday Night Bike rides, Alley Cat Races and 2 Greeley Bike Battles under the banner of the Greeley Revolution.

Bicycle Art Show 2018 will be our 5th such show, bringing Bicycle Art to the community. This show which begins July 2 and run through August 31, will feature guest artists and gallery members and their bicycle inspired creations. The slate of guest artists are Felisha Brower, Stephanie Burchett, Nancy Condit, Gregory Mayse, Lori Ozzello, Joe Lee Parker, Colette Pitcher, Brittany Schmidt, Armando Silva, Sherise Talbott, Tangier Wright, and Ruth Wydeven.

It is possible some of our artists will be inspired by the article “Chains That Set Women Free” which deals with the part the bicycle played in women gaining the right to vote. Susan B. Anthony, suffragette leader, claimed the bicycle helped set women free.

That’s it! Two shows in one with musical entertainment and a bike ride.

During the run of the art show there will also be a First Friday Artist Demonstration on August 3 from 5:30-7 pm.