Slimm Buick of the Bicycle Art Salon will hold a salon at the new location in Oakland, at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 15, by invitation only.
To get your invite you must contact the hosts and final directions to the location will be revealed (Clue: Not far from Lake Merritt).
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 Buick. Attendees will include the great minds of San Francisco, Oakland and the World.
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, which will be limited to 20 key participants. If unable, donations will be accepted. There may be art for sale, as well, with participants encouraged to bring small items they can share with or sell to the group. 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 craftsman at each event, with Novembers' salon featuring Artist Jason “Jay” Broemmel of San Francisco - the Star and Producer of "Loaded Warrior," a noted short film produced and filmed in SF (think Road Warrior, but on bikes).
Buick 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, Yerba Buena Gardens, Oakland Museum of California and numerous other galleries and museums. A third-generation San Franciscan, he also is known for his knowledge of historic American artifacts and antiques, including recorded music of the 20th Century. He currently has a collection of more than 3,500 vintage vinyl 45's.
Buick 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 grocry store and is known to occasionally belt out a torch song at the local Piano Bar, The Alley, where they met in 2005.
To apply for your invitation (right to refuse service reserved), email Slimm@SlimmBuick or phone/text (510) 230-8270.
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