Monday, November 2, 2009

See You This Weekend at the Art Arbor Festival

Look for our booth at St. Petersburg's Boyd Hill Nature Preserve this Saturday and Sunday. We'll be part of the Art Arbor Festival, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of this 245-acre preserve.

Enjoy live music and other entertainment, take a tram tour of the park, and view the wildlife exhibits -- in between wandering from artist's booth to artist's booth and doing a little holiday shopping, of course.

There are always food vendors at these events, and the park is lovely with lots of trees and thoughtful plantings. Come make a day of it. Two days, if you like! Kids can get their faces painted, play games, or create art of their own to take home.

We'll be near our good friend Pam Beyersdorf, a stained glass artist from Largo. Pam creates one-of-a-kind kaleidoscopes and free-form glass art hangings, boxes, and candle holders.

We'll have works in various stages of completion so you can see how my pottery goes from a lump of clay to one of my Pegasus series pieces. I'll also have some of my naked resist work and some fired with other types of glazes, as well.

Plus, it's for a good cause. The suggested donation of $2 per person goes to the non-profit organization that supports the park. No pets, except service dogs.

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is located at 1101 Country Club Way S. in St. Petersburg, at the south end of Lake Maggiore. Take I-275 south to 54th Ave. S. (exit 17), go east on 54th Ave. S. to 9th St. S./Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. St. S., and turn left. Go four blocks to Country Club Way S. and turn left again.

Stop by and say 'hi!'