Saturday, October 22, 2011

Biking To Arts and Antiques In Seminole Heights

What a blast to work with talented glass artist Susan Gott to inaugurate the first ever Free Wheeling Art and Antique Bicycle Ride, which started and finished at Susan's Phoenix Glass Studio at Knollwood and Nebraska in Seminole Heights.

I led a ride of 25 terrific bicyclists who came from St. Petersburg to Wesley Chapel to my own neighborhood here in Seminole Heights. It was a gorgeous day to bike with my 'hood pals such as Rick, Dale, Lisa and CJ and meeting many cyclists who enjoyed biking to the art studios of Susan Gott and wood scuplturer Charlie Parkhill and the Tempus Project and also stopping off at terrific antique shops like Sherry's Yesterdaze, D & D Antiques and Kaleidoscope.

And we even met Mayor Bob Bukshorn, who was on his way to the Food Truck rally in Seminole Heights.

Let's starting biking!

Stop 1: Kaleidoscope

CJ enjoys a seat.

There's mason-bicyclist Dale Edminster, mesmermized by the cool Kaleidoscope items.

Stop 2: Charlie Parkhill's wood sculptures

Charlie's woodwork was stunning.

A gorgeous day to bike.

Stop 3: D & D Antiques
Thank you Debra Vallejo, who hosted us at D & D Antiques.

Stop 3 1/2: The Buckhorn Visit
We met Mayor Bob Buckhorn on the way to Sherry's Yesterdaze.

Biking to Sherry's Yesterdaze.

Stop 4: Sherry's Yesterdaze
Sherry opened her store to the bicyclists, who enjoyed checking out her wonderful vintage clothes and items. Thanks Sherry!

Stop 5: Tempus Project

Nicole and Tracy of the Tempus Project discuss the art work in its gallery.

Tracy chats with an arts blogger, who rode a very cool single-speed Paramount.

Come on, I have to try one photo that's framed by a bike frame.

Here's my idea of art.

Susan Gott rocks. The talented artist with gorgeous glass works held one-on-one demos with guests who were guided by Susan to make their own glass pumpkins this afternoon after the ride.

1 comment:

CJ said...

It was a fantastic ride!! I've lived in this area for 5 years and was so excited to discover the talented artists and creative art and antique shops. I also enjoyed talking with super cool ladies who came from St. Pete and Clearwater to ride.