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Pat Simmmons Bike Week Jam at Uhl Studio

Friday, March 9, 2012
Got a secret for you. Wanna see Doobie Brother Pat Simmons doing an acoustic set during Daytona Bike Week 2012? Then listen up.

Pat will be at artist’s David Uhl’s booth at Destination Daytona on Tuesday, March 13 at 11 a.m. where he’ll be with his lovely wife, Cris Sommer-Simmons, who is promoting her new book, “The American Motorcycle Girl’s Cannonball Diary.” Cris is also the subject of one of Uhl’s latest creations called “Leading Ladies,” and Cris, Pat and Uhl will be signing limited-edition giclee prints which will be for sale at the booth. After that, Pat’s gonna pick up a guitar and play a few tunes.

Doobie Brother Pat Simmons
Doobie Brother Pat Simmons will be jammin' on guitar during Bike Week at David Uhl's Destination Daytona booth on Tuesday, March 13 at 11 a.m. He will be there along with his wife, accomplished author and women's riding advocate Cris Sommer-Simmons and artist David Uhl signing giclee prints of Uhl's painting of Cris called 'Leading Ladies.' Cris will also be signing copies of her latest book, 'The American Motorcycle Girl's Cannonball Diary," which served as inspiration for Uhl's painting seen below.
Cris Sommer-Simmons Leading Ladies by David Uhl
Cris wrote her book after participating in last year’s Cannonball Run, a coast-to-coast endurance run in which she rode a 1915 Three-speed Harley affectionately called “Effie.” With Pat, Laura Klock and Athena Ransom as her pit crew, I’m sure Cris has some wonderful stories to share about her adventure.

David Uhl, the prolific artist who’s the only painter around officially licensed by Harley-Davidson, has a full lineup of events at his two venues, the Uhl Gallery located at Destination Daytona and his Uhl Works Patio on Beach Street. Uhl has taken the lead in celebrating women and motorcycling at this year’s Bike Week. Besides the wonderful piece he created featuring Cris, another recent work called “Woman of Harley” features the indomitable Motor Maid known as Gloria Struck. In fact, over the course of the week, Gloria will be at Uhl’s booth several times as will other leading women in the industry like Laura Klock and Jodi Perewitz. So if you plan on attending Bike Week this year, be sure to stop by one of Uhl’s booths to check out his wonderful paintings and to meet some of these inspirational women of motorcycling.

Here’s more information about the “Leading Ladies” prints as well as David Uhl’s schedule of events: (Courtesy of PRWeb)

Tuesday, March 13, 11:00 a.m.
David Uhl, Cris Sommer-Simmons & Pat Simmons sign Cris’s new book and David’s giclee print. Meet Gloria Tramontin Struck, David’s new “Woman of Harley-Davidson”. Special appearances by Laura Klock and Jodi Perewitz.

Wednesday, March 14, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Cris Sommer-Simmons & Gloria Struck at the Uhl Patio, Beach Street H-D.

Wednesday, March 14, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Meet the Great Women of Motorcycles, Cris Sommer-Simmons, Gloria Struck, Laura Klock & Jodi Perewitz at Uhl Patio, Beach Street H-D.

Thursday, March 15, noon-2:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cris Sommer-Simmons & Gloria Struck at the Uhl Gallery – Destination Daytona

Friday, March 16, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Cris Sommer-Simmons & Gloria Struck at the Uhl Gallery – Destination Daytona

An exclusive edition of canvas giclee “Leading Ladies” prints is now available. Each is hand-numbered and signed by artist David Uhl, Cris Sommer-Simmons and her husband Pat Simmons (of Doobie Brothers fame). Further personalization of your print and photo opportunities will be available at a series of events during Daytona Bike Week 2012.

Only 103 canvas prints will be available to the public 89 prints – (the year Cris met Pat and the number on her 1915 H-D), plus 9 Artist Proofs and 5 House Copies. Image size is approximately 30 x 20 and the opening price will be held at $1550 unframed (framing extra) through the end of Bike Week (March 18th) or until the edition sells out. Those interested can call 303-913-4840 to take advantage of a pre-show special price of $1395 while the edition lasts. Those who order prints by March 18th also receive a signed edition of Cris's new book, "The American Motorcycle Girl's Cannonball Diary" which features “Leading Ladies” as the cover art.
Post Tags: Doobie Brother Pat Simmons, Cris-Sommer Simmons, David Uhl, Leading Ladies of Motorcycling, Bike Week 2012
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