Come up and see their etchings: Cycle-Pedia print show at CPC


“Bicycle Pugilists 1” by Marnie Galloway

Saturday I dropped by the opening for Cycle-Pedia, a new show of prints celebrating cycling and other forms of human-powered transportation at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, 4642 N. Western in Lincoln Square, 773-292-2070. This very cool space allows print artists to have an excellent work environment for reasonable rent by pooling their resources. The opening included free bicycle tune-ups and featured a plethora of witty images of cycling, skateboarding and more. The show runs until April 30.


The light, airy space seems like an ideal place to squeegee ink.


“Bicycle for Two” by Ray Maseman


“Ascent” by Dan Grzeca


“Bowl Rider” by Billy Craven. Billy’s working on a new promotional poster poster for Grid Chicago, coming soon to a bike shop near you.

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John Greenfield

John has lived in Chicago since 1989 and has worked a number of bicycle jobs, from messenger to mechanic to managing the Chicago Department of Transportation's bicycle parking program, arranging the installation of over 3,700 bike racks. He writes regularly for Time Out Chicago, Newcity, Momentum and Urban Velo magazines and works at Boulevard Bikes in Logan Square.

  • Deborah Maris Lader

    Thanks John, for introducing the printmakers to GRID and for bringing GRIDsters to printmaking. Nice to share the road with you.

    • John Greenfield

      Thanks for letting us run the artists’ prints. Hmm, “GRIDsters” –¬† I like that! Perhaps you guys could print up some “GRIDster” trucker caps for us…

      • Deborah Maris Lader


  • bibliogrrl

    Oh man, I’m glad you wrote about this because I didn’t know! FYI though, the building is on Western, not Lincoln.

  • spudart