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December 6, 2013

Friday 5pm – 8pm

FREE as part of First Friday

Melissa Johnson:  New Works

Melissa Johnson’s abstract paintings and drawings incorporate organic forms that sometimes suggest figurative and animal imagery.  The works are layered and textured with a variety of marks and materials, including acrylic and encaustic paint, a range of drawing materials, string and collage.  She studied Painting and Drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as Rural Sociology at Cornell University.  She teaches Studio Art at Cayuga Community College.

Above Painting:

Bird (Detail) Mixed Media (acrylic + en-caustic paint on paper and canvas) 2013

Sponsored by:

WRVO, The Citizen, NYSCA

 

found at : http://auburnpublictheater.com/events.php?eventID=463

 

For accommodations while visiting the area, call Skaneateles Suites.

Posted: Monday, November 25th, 2013 @ 8:08 am by Nakeia Endres
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November 27, 2013

Wednesday 7:30pm

It’s our 6th Annual Thanksgiving Show featuring 2 of the most talented musical artists in Central New York!

Dusty Pas’cal is a husband, father to five children, and co-owner of his family’s company, Skaneateles-based D.B. Pascal Chimney and Roofing. He’s considered by many to be one of the top singer/songwriters in the Central New York region.

Dusty said that since he first picked up a guitar at age 13, he’s been a firm believer in the purity of his music. ?”Early on, I was influenced by guys like Kris Kristofferson and Jim Croce, because that’s who my dad listened to,” he said. ?”But actually, I was most influenced by my dad, who’s a songwriter himself.?”

“Lonesome,? is a heartbreaking ballad that includes lyrics written by Dusty’s father. “My dad came to one of my shows, and I could see him just sitting there writing something,” he recalled.  Dusty’s dad was in fact writing a poem about a friend of his who was on death’s doorstep, so Dusty set the poem, without changing a single word, to music.  “I know my dad so well, it just flowed out naturally.”

His three studio albums, Home (2006), More (2008), andHuman Heart (2012) have garnered attention in Central New York and across the nation; several tracks have been featured on local radio stations and internationally on XM Satellite Radio.

Dusty will move you from one end of music’s emotional spectrum to the other – and it will be a ride you’ll want to take again and again.

Visit Dusty’s Website

Loren Barrigar started playing guitar when he was only 4 years old, and by the time he was 6, he played the Chet Atkins hit “Yackety Axe” in front of thousands of country music fans at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. He went on to study with Jimmy Atkins (Chet’s brother) which led to a touring career with his family band from Nashville to Las Vegas. Since settling in Central New York he has been in constant demand as a studio musician and recently produced and played on the #1 rated CD in Syracuse, Dusty Pascal’s “Home” 2007.

His finely-honed songwriting skills have launched his melodies on NBC’s #1 rated show “ER,” “The Young and The Restless,” and on a Christmas CD with BB King and Patti Labelle. He has recently performed with some of the best acoustic players in the world including Stephen Bennett, Richard Smith, John Knowles, Muriel Anderson and Loren’s friend and mentor Tommy Emmanuel the Australian guitar sensation. He has also recorded with Multiple Grammy winner and legendary producer Lloyd Maines.

In 2010 Loren made a guest appearance at The Chet Atkins Appreciation Society {CAAS} in Nashville with his pickin’ pal from New Zealand Mark Mazengarb. They will be there again in 2011 . For the last few years Loren has been working on fingerstyle guitar. His recently released CD “Dance With Me” is a result of that work, and it received a SAMMY Award for Best Country CD.{2009} He is now touring in support of his 2nd solo CD Chillaxin’. His solo concerts include favorite songs from 7 decades as well as his originals all featuring exciting guitar work and memorable vocal stylings.

Visit Loren’s Website

 Sponsored by:  

New York State Council on the Arts * WRVO * The Citizen

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Posted: Monday, November 25th, 2013 @ 7:55 am by Nakeia Endres
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Baltimore Woods Announces Programs for December2013

Baltimore Woods Announces Programs for December2013

Baltimore Woods Announces Programs for December2013

Marcellus, NY (December20, 2013)–Baltimore Woods Nature Center announces theirDecember programs with details listed below.

December 2nd    Holiday Decorations, Naturally!  Two sessions available: 10-11am and 7-8pm

Join Regina Lewis-Middleton, local artist and decorator for our Environmental Chef event, for a natural holiday decorating workshop. Enjoy using your own hands to create a door or wall swag out of greens, other natural materials, and ribbon to decorate your home for the holidays. All materials will be supplied. $7 members, $20/family; $10 nonmembers, $30/family.

 

December 6th  Comet ISON Party 5-7am

Comet ISON has been called many things, including the “Comet of the Century,” since it’s discovery last year. At the end of November, it will make an extremely close pass to the sun. If it survives without breaking up it may be a spectacular object in the pre-dawn sky, but there’s no way to predict for sure until it happens. Comets are fickle and unpredictable – some becoming very bright, some not. Come out early in the morning to this special program and take a look at Comet ISON. You may be in for a real treat!

$5 members, $15/family; $8 nonmembers, $25 for families.

 

December 14th  Caroling in the Woods 7-8:30pm

Pick up a lantern and song sheet and enjoy a beloved tradition at Baltimore Woods. Bring natural treats to hang for the birds and holiday treats to share with fellow carolers. Finish up the night with hot drinks in the Interpretive Center and a special visit from the Solstice Skunk! This event is free for all, and as always, donations are appreciated. Please bring cookies to share.

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Posted: Friday, November 22nd, 2013 @ 3:30 pm by Curt
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Collage Skaneateles Artisans

Collage Skaneateles Artisans

Join Skaneateles Artisans in celebrating the Season as well as the end of the First Friday season in Skaneateles on Friday, December 6 from 6-9 p.m. 

Do some Christmas shopping, meet old and new friends, celebrate the Season and the beautiful art and talent among us.  Long Point Winery will be hosting a wine tasting.  Long Point Winery is located on the east side of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes Region.  Finger foods will also be served. Please join us from 6-9 pm.  Live Artfully, and Give Artfully this holiday season.

 

The Skaneateles Artisans Gallery Under the Stone is located in The Old Stone Mill at 3 Fennell Street (lower level), offers off-street parking as well as municipal parking, and accepts major credit cards. Visit our website at www.skaneatelesartisans.com. For more information, call 315-685-8580.

 

Posted: Friday, November 22nd, 2013 @ 3:24 pm by Curt
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‘Neighboring Visions’ Opens at Imagine

Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St.,
Skaneateles, will present “Neighboring Visions,” a group show featuring works
by three Tully artists, throughout December.

The exhibition—showcasing jewelry by gallery director Sarah Panzarella, pottery
by Jeremy Randall and paintings by Grant Dolge—opens 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 as part
of Skaneateles’ First Friday art walk. Refreshments will be provided, along
with entertainment by the Usual Suspects.

Panzarella, a ceramics artist known for her porcelain cups and bowls and ornate
teapots, is introducing her first jewelry collection.

Her pottery has been featured in exhibitions at Baltimore Clayworks, Gulf Coast
Community College, Cazenovia Art Park, the Thrown Together Gallery in
Louisville, Ky., the Chiaroscuro Galleries in Chicago and the Media Image
Gallery in Gainesville, Fla., and is held in the permanent collections of
Nottingham Arts in San Marcos, Calif., and the Meyerhoff Family in Baltimore.

Panzarella earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in ceramics from Syracuse
University and a master’s degree in teaching from Bennington College,
completing additional study at the University of Florida and the Penland
School of Crafts in North Carolina.

Randall, recognized by Ceramics Monthly as an Emerging Artist for 2009, is
owner/operator of Jeremy Randall Ceramics, digital imaging/web specialist and
head of installations at Imagine, studio manager and visiting professor of
art at Cazenovia College and adjunct professor of ceramics at Syracuse
University, his alma mater.

A participant in such renowned craft shows as the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Craft Show and the Strictly Functional Pottery National Show in Pennsylvania,
he has had works appear in Ceramic Arts Daily, Clay Times, Ceramic Review,
Stone Canoe, and “500 Vases” and “500 Cups” (Lark Books).

Over the past year, he has exhibited in “99 Bottles” at Crimson Laurel Gallery
in Bakersville, N.C., the Worcester (Mass.) Center for Crafts Annual Bowl Show,
the Memorial Art Gallery Clothesline Arts Festival in Rochester,
“Gifted—The Annual Holiday Show” at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and “Let
There Be Light—38th Annual Holiday Show and Sale” at Lillstreet Gallery in
Chicago.

Dolge, the owner of Dolge Studio, works in watercolors and pastels, painting
landscapes from his travels in Italy, England and France, along with landscapes
of Central New York. Other subjects include florals, seascapes, abstracts
and still life.

Dolge earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Rochester Institute of
Technology. After graduation, he studied with Fritz Trautman of the University
of Rochester, “whose color theory of arranging a palette based on color wavelengths
has influenced my painting the most,” he says.

This will be Imagine’s last show of the season; exhibitions and openings will
resume in May 2014.

Imagine is located in the lakeside village of Skaneateles, nestled in the
Finger Lakes region of Central New York. It represents artists from across the
country and Canada, along with many Central New York artists, to create
one of the most diverse contemporary art collections in the area.

The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8
p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, with extended
holiday hours starting Dec. 18.

For more information, call (315) 685-6263 or go to www.imagineskaneateles.com or www.facebook.com/imagineskaneateles.

Posted: Friday, November 22nd, 2013 @ 9:32 am by Curt
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