Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Los events early edition: this Thursday in San José - Shorty Fatz

Thursday: SHORTY FATZ in San José
This awesome event looks FIRME. If you are in the vicinity in SanJo this Thursday, check it out!

Photo via sjma
Free with museum admission
SJMA calendar [link]
[Press release] Matthew Rodriguez and Samuel Rodriguez, creators of Shorty Fatz in San Jose, will discuss and demonstrate their custom-built bicycles at the San Jose Museum of Art on Thursday, January 6, at 5 p.m. The bike designers and artists appear as part of SJMA’s ongoing “Creative Minds” series. Admission to the talk and demonstration is free with museum admission of $8 ($5 for students and seniors, free for members.  The galleries will be open until 8 p.m. on January 6.
The Museum will display three Shorty Fatz bicycles in the lobby from December 28 through January 6.
Shorty Fatz is a design and custom bicycle center created by the two Rodriguezes (who are not related).  They design and manufacture custom, single-speed bicycles for enthusiasts interested in “cruisers” and fixed-gear bicycles. Shorty Fatz bikes are not mass-produced; each frame is made by hand to suit the individual's unique features and needs. Shorty Fatz designs and fabricates all their products in San Jose. The duo has received several public art commissions, including installations for the Martin Luther King, Jr., Library and the Seven Trees Community Center and Branch Library in San Jose. Sammy Rodriguez was also one of eight California artists chosen to create an installation for a train station on the Los Angeles Metro’s Expo line. The Rodriguezes began building custom bikes in their East San Jose garage in 2007.
// The San Jose Museum of Art is a distinguished museum of modern and contemporary art and a lively center of arts activity in Silicon Valley. The Museum is located at 110 South Market Street in downtown San Jose, California.

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