In “Fresh Frames,” rare bikes, such as the tricked-out or chromed-out low riders, are curated by John Wilkins of the Bridgeport Land Trust. Gallery owner Eileen Walsh is curating the thematic artwork. Many of these creations are owned by Chris Mandell, owner of the East Side’s Spoke & Wheel and an employee since 1984. “Mandell is most known for being an incredible mechanic and having the largest supply of vintage anywhere,” says Ms. Walsh. Custom motorized bicycles from Steve Richardson and antique and collectible bikes from private collections are also on view.
The gallery will showcase Bridgeport’s bicycle friendliness with maps for self-guided tours that begin on the Knowlton Street gallery. There will also be guided theme rides leaving Saturdays at 2 p.m. for the duration of the show.
The show opens Saturday, April 9. It wraps up with an Alley Cat race on April 29 leaving from the gallery and ending at the Nest Art Space Spring Arts Fest.