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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

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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Fun Fact about the Syracuse area …did you know… …that Syracuse Stage was founded in 1974, and has produced more than 300 plays in 40 seasons.  In addition, it maintains a vital educational outreach program that annually serves over 30,000 students from 24 counties.  Many of America’s leading actors, directors and designers work and/or have worked at Syracuse Stage including: Tony Award-winners Lillias White, Chuck Cooper and Elizabeth Franz, Emmy recipients Jean Stapleton, Sam Waterston, John Cullum, James Whitmore, and Ben Gazzara. These visiting artists are supported by a staff of artisans, technicians, educators and administrators who are responsible for all facets of the theatre.  For this holiday season, Syracuse Stage will be performing the family classic A Christmas Carol, which opens this weekend.

Please find this week’s edition of the Friday Facts here.

For details on any of these events or others in our area, take a look at our website www.VisitSyracuse.org.

Posted: Friday, November 22nd, 2013 @ 9:08 am by Curt
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Skaneateles TripAdvisor #1 Hotel

Skaneateles TripAdvisor #1 Hotel



This was our first time here, and the hotel was beyond what we expected. The snacks were complimentary, linen clean, bedding soft (not the cheap kind), and the jacuzzi was GREAT! They provided a rubby ducky and some candles (which I like since most places don’t allow you to have candles) and the bungalows felt private. The only downside was that the jacuzzi ran out of hot water so we had lukewarm water, but besides that.. the place was spacious, had music playing when we entered, and check out was EASY! I would definitely recommend this place and if I do go back, will book again!

Room Tip: We stayed in the bungalows facing the road and it was just fine, not too noisy.

Posted: Friday, November 22nd, 2013 @ 8:27 am by Curt
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CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM    131 GENESEE STREET      AUBURN, NY 13021         315-255-1658



The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. 

Oct. 27th – Jan. 5th 2013

– Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schwenfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Quilts=Art=Quilts is the Schweinfurth Art Center’s 33rd annual juried quilt exhibition. The Art Center has long-recognized the importance of quilts as a visual medium, and has been presenting quilts in an art gallery setting since 1981. Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality.  Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 pm.  General Admission $6.  Art Center Members & Children under 12, free. 


www.myartcenter.org  315-255-155

Nov. 1st – Dec. 31st

- Faces of Cayuga County: 1880-1920 – Cayuga Museum of History& Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Photo exhibit featuring portraits and photographs by the county’s various photographers from the turn of the century. Closed major holidays.  Suggested donation $3, Noon-5pm Tues. – Sunday.

www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

Nov. 19th & 26th

- Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.? Closed major holidays.  Admission $2 at the door, 7:30-10:30pm.

www.auburnpublictheater.org        315-253-6669.

Nov. 21st

- Walk for Health – Join Ted & Amy from 93Q on a one-mile walk in recognition of National Rural Health Day & Great American Smokeout. Walk starts from Cayuga County Court House steps and ends at City Hall, followed by a reception.  Free, noon.  315-252-4212


Posted: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 @ 9:26 am by Curt
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