Bicycle Art Salon of Oakland to Feature Nan Eastep of Bspoke Tailor Feb. 21 at 7pm
Oakland, CA, February 07, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Slimm Buick and Justine tenZeldam, of the Bicycle Art Salon, will be holding their regular monthly meeting the Third Thursday each month at 7pm in Oakland, CA. The February meeting will feature Clothing Designer, Nan Eastep of Bspoke Tailor. The event is by invitation only, and your invite can be obtained by contacting the hosts. You will then be given the final location, which will be close to Lake Merritt BART. To apply for your invitation, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 510-356-5665.
The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick. Attendees will include the great minds of San Francisco, Oakland and the World, and they are always seeking feedback on possible subjects and speakers to feature in the future. The event is free, and includes a “pot luck” meal. Those who are able are being asked to bring a dish they can share with the group (usually 10-20 participants). If unable to bring a dish, donations will be accepted. There may be art for sale as well, along with products from meeting participants and the featured speaker of the month. There is usually plenty of (free) street parking, and for those who ride bicycles they will have a safe spot behind a locked gate and/or inside.
The Salon will be highlighting a different artist, performer or craftsmon at each Salon, with January's Salon featuring Harrod Blank, Director of the Award-winning Documentary, Automorphosis. There were also two artists in the film present – art bike creators – with Jay Broemmell bringing his latest freak bike creation, The Beer Bike.
About your hosts: Slimm Buick: Slimm is a DJ, performer, artist and bicycle builder famous for his wacky Art Bikes. They've been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Yerba Buena Gardens, and numerous other galleries and museums. His next show will be the first weekend in April at the Oakland Museum of California, as part of the WeCustomize exhibit. A third-generation San Franciscan, he is also known for his knowledge of historic American artifacts and antiques, including recorded music of the 20th Century. He currently has a collection of over 3,500 vintage vinyl 45s (he is a part time Western, Blues, Jazz DJ). Slimm also rents some of his Art Bikes for special events, kids parties, corporate events, conferences, festivals and parades. These bike creations have been immortalized in print and film, including Sony Pictures' Rent and the Discovery Channels' Weird Wheels. His wife, Justine tenZeldam likes to ride her “Scraper Bike” and other Slimm Buick Custom Bicycles in parades or to the grocery store, and is known to occasionally belt out a torch song at the local Piano Bar, The Alley, where they met in 2005.
BSpoke Tailor offers mens and womens bicycle knickers (riding breeches), trousers, waistcoats, skirts and sport coats. The majority of the wool cloth is imported from family-owned mills the UK. Breeches and trousers are available custom or customized. Bespoke suits require more than one fitting, have pad-stitched undercollars, horsehair canvas interlinings and hand-worked buttonholes. Knit products are upcycled from merino wool, cashmere and silk sweaters.