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CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM

131 GENESEE STREET AUBURN, NY 13021

315-255-1658
CAYUGA COUNTY EVENT LISTING
Wednesday, March 23- Sunday, May 1 – Two Hundred Years of Partnership: First Presbyterian Church and the Community – Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. The exhibition, features photographs, paintings, documents and mementos from the Church dating back to 1811. The show traces the important people, places and events that defined the institution from when it first opened on North and Fulton streets, to when the steeple came down on the second building in 1973, to its modern facility on South Street. www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum (315) 253-8051

Wednesday, March 23 – Book Author Visit – Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn. Visit by children’s book author and illustrator Debra Frasier from 4:30 to 6pm. Frasier, author of “On the Day You Were Born”, will talk with children and sign books. Free, no registration needed. www.seymourlibrary.org (315) 252-2571

Thursday, March 24 – Simple Solutions: An Introduction to Less Toxic Living – The Center 4 Wellness, 1 Hoffman St., Auburn. Be in charge of your own health! Topics to be covered will be Air, Water, Food, pH balancing, and body systems care. Pre-register by contacting The Center at 315.704.0319 or register online. Instructor: Diane DelPiano, R.N., CNHP, Reiki Master. www.thecenter4wellness.com (315) 704-0319

Thursday, March 24 – Making Movies: A Contemporary Film & Video Series – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Film screening by Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, from Rochester, NY. His experimental films & video installations have been screened & exhibited internationally and combine the media of cinema, music, photography, video art, and new media. Film at 7:30PM. Suggested donation $5. www.myartcenter.com (315) 255-1553

Thursday, March 24 – Sunday, March 25 – When I Come to My Senses, I’m Alive – Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Harlequin Production Spring Show. An experiment allowing the recording and playback of emotions goes awry due to government interference and the awakening of an artificial intelligence within the web. Tickets $1/students, $5/general admission. http://www.cayuga-cc.edu/news_a (315) 255-1743

Friday, March 25 – Music of the Romantic Greats – First Presbyterian Church, 112 South St., Auburn. The Auburn Chamber Orchestra presents Music of the Romantic Greats. Hear the beautiful sound of Symphony in C Minor, In the Steppes of Central Asia, Coriolan Overture, My Home Overture and Adagio for Strings. 7:30pm – free. http://auburnfirst.org/news_events.html (315) 252-3861

Friday, March 25 – Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Dubbed simply one of the finest American bands by the All Music Guide, Gandalf Murphy and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams have been performing together since the late 90s both nationally and abroad. Known for electrifying live performances, and strong original music, they have a devoted and ever expanding fan base. Mar. 25th at 8pm. Tickets $20. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669

Friday, March 25 & Sat., March 26 – Film – 127 Hours – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. A triumphant life changing true story, about Aron Ralston, who while hiking through Utah’s Canyonlands National Park, falls into a crevasse. Aron’s right hand becomes stuck between a heavy bolder & the side of the cavern. To stay alive and escape he eventually severs his arm. From the Academy Award winning Director of Slumdog Millionaire, it comes off as a dazzling and perpetually surprising film. Mar. 25th 1pm & 8pm. Mar. 26th 8pm. Advance tickets $4, at the door $5. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669

Saturday, March 26 – A Concert by the United States Navy Band – East Middle School, 191 Franklin St., Auburn. The Italian Heritage Society proudly presents its spring gift to the Community – a concert by the United States Navy Band from Washington, D.C. Free admission, ticket required, available at Cayuga Co. Tourism Office or at door. No reserved seats. Ticket holders requested to be seated by 6:45pm.

Saturday, March 26 & Sunday, March 27 – “Say Cheese” – Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Savor the spectacular tastes of artisan cheese & fine wines along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Photo contest – prizes. 10AM – 5PM. Advance tickets $15, designated driver tickets $10, at the door tickets $20. www.cayugawinetrail.com (800) 684-5217
Saturday, March 26 – May 29 – Made in NY – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Annual juried exhibit of NYS artists. Exhibited works typically include painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture created within the last three years. Suggested adult admission $3. Members/Children under 12 Free. www.myartcenter.com (315) 255-1553

Sunday, March 27 – Make-Up Demonstration – Aurora Arts & Design Center, 371 Main St., Aurora. Ever wonder how to accent your eyes on stage or highlight your best features during the day? Learn from a pro! In this two hour demonstration, you’ll learn the basics of theatrical makeup the first hour and personal application the second. Ed Easter, a make-up artist for nearly fifteen years, has worked on fashion shows from Toronto to Miami. He has worked with groups such as Aerosmith, Brazilian Girls, Jane’s Addiction, Punjabi Hit Squad and was a key make-up artist for the 40th annual Country Music Awards. Call to register. 2-4pm, $15/person. www.auroraartsanddesign.com (315) 364-5408

Sunday, March 27 – Tie One On! with Kris Minster – Rural Life Museum, Route 34B & Route 90, King Ferry. A program about the history of aprons & hankies. Participants encouraged to bring a favorite item, story or collection to share. Kris Minster (of Sew-Surprised) will also have her wares available for purchase. 2-4PM. www.genoahistorical.org (315) 364-8202

Sunday, March 27 – Family Hour – The Absolute Dance Company – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Join Artistic Director Yvonne Hassett and her professional company of dancers for an hour of dance, song and storytelling! Children are encouraged to get up on stage and move along with the performers. It’s an interactive show for the whole family. All ages are welcome where a variety of noise levels will be expected – from Absolute Dance and young audience members alike! Tickets: $5/family( up to 4) at the door. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669

Sunday, March 27 – Mall Crawl: Books Alive at the Fingerlakes Mall – Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn. Every 15 minutes, guest readers will be reading in front of the stores. Children earn one raffle ticket per book they listen to. A mall prize package will be raffled off. 1-3pm. www.fingerlakesmall.com (315) 255-1188
Sunday, March 27 – Artist Reception and Award Presentation – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Opening reception from 3pm – 5pm for the Made in NY 2011 exhibit at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center. Held at the same time will be an opening reception in the Gallery Julius of the collaborative paintings of Noma and James Bliss. www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553

Wednesday, March 30 – Last Wednesday Poetry Read – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Relax in a comfortable atmosphere, share your work with other poetry lovers and enjoy creative discussion and feedback. Wine/beer cash bar for those with proper I.D. $2 suggested donation at the door. 7:30 PM. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669

Thursday, March 31 – Lemberger, Lemberger – Bet The Farm Winery, 381 Main St., Aurora. Wine class – 6:30pm. $15/person. Small bites included. A study in Lemberger, taste a few from around the area & world – maybe a blend or two. Review aroma & introduce the Mouth Feel Wheel. Sure to be fun! www.betthefarmny.com (315) 364-5643

Friday, April 1 & Saturday, April 2 – Film – Cool It – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. The documentary Cool It presents itself as the ’alternative’ view to Al Gore’s award-winning An Inconvenient Truth on the issue of global warming. Cool It is a must-see for anyone interested in the science, and politics, of global warming. Apr. 1st 1pm & 8pm. Apr. 2nd 8pm. Advance tickets $4, at the door $5. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Saturday, April 2 – 2011 Kids Choice Awards – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. wards broadcast and party. Join them for live entertainment and a broadcast of the show! There will be pizza, soda, popcorn and snacks for sale. Dress in whatever makes you feel fabulous and come WALK THE ORANGE CARPET. Doors open at 7pm – awards from 8-9:30pm. Tickets $5. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669

Saturday, April 2 – Speaking for Themselves: Women of Seward House – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. See the Seward House through the eyes of the Seward women. Using original family correspondence and journals, the tour enables visitors to hear the words and feelings of the nineteenth-century women of the Seward family and reveals the significant contributions they made during their lives. 1pm. Reservations required. Fee. www.sewardhouse.org (315) 252-1283

Saturday, April 2 – Life in a Vernal Pool – Sterling Nature Center, Jensvold Rd., Sterling. Join Interpretive Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for a look into the vernal pools of the Sterling Nature Center. Vernal pools are small wetlands that temporarily fill with water providing essential habitat for frogs, salamanders, turtles and even a few snakes!!! We will explore these unique wetlands looking for spotted salamanders, fairy shrimp, tadpoles and other wildlife that utilize them. A short slideshow presentation will be conducted before the hands-on outdoor nature study of the vernal pools. Please dress for the weather and wear boots if you would like to wade into the wetland. Free at 1pm. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark (315) 947-6143

Sunday, April 3 – The Adams Foundation Piano Series Featuring Ian Hobson – Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St., Auburn. Westminster Presbyterian Church & Saint Mary’s Church present The Adams Foundation Piano Series Season 10 featuring Ian Hobson. Hobson is well-known for his interpretations of Chopin, Schumann and Lizst. Sunday at 3pm. Tickets $20/adults, $10/students. Additional information and ticket order forms are available on the web site above. www.westminsterauburn.org (315) 253-3331

Sunday, April 3 – Drop-In Family Art Making – Line Drawings – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Children and their accompanying adults are invited to drop-in art making experiences. Projects are inspired by basic art principles, materials, or techniques and will encourage participants of all ages to make art collectively. Stop in between 1-5pm to complete a project. $5 per project. www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553
Sunday, April 3 – Frozen Ocean Motorcross 2011 Races – Frozen Ocean, 4415 Vanderstous Rd., Auburn. CNYMRA District 3/WNY Racing. AMA Sanctioned Event. Practice 8:30am, racing 10am-dusk. Admission $10 gate fee. www.frozen-ocean.com (315) 784-5466

Posted: Thursday, March 24th, 2011 @ 9:00 am by Curt
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Imagine That… Gallery Presents ‘A Sip’

“A Sip,” a celebration of the drinking vessel featuring works by 18 artists from across the country, opens Dec. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Imagine That…, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles. Refreshments—including a sampling of wines from Anyela’s—and musical entertainment will be provided. The event is part of the village’s First Friday art night.

On display in the group exhibition, which runs throughout December, are cups, mugs and glasses, along with teapots, decanters and flasks.

“A Sip” features the work of:

• Art of Fire, a contemporary glass studio in Gaithersburg, Md.

• Cheyenne Rudolph, a potter from Bradenton, Fla.

• Conner Mckissack, a potter from Roswell, Ga.

• David MacDonald, a ceramics artist from Syracuse

• Jason Howard, a glass artist from Skaneateles

• Jen Gandee, a ceramics artist from Fabius

• Jennifer Mecca, a potter from York, S.C.

• Jeremy Randall, a ceramics artist and co-owner of the gallery, from Tully

• Little River Hotglass Studio, of Moscow, Vt.

• Missy McCormick, a ceramics artist from Loveland, Ohio

• Nigel Rudolph, a potter from Florida

• Posey Bacopoulos, a potter from New York

• Sarah Panzarella, a ceramics artist and co-owner of the gallery, from Tully

• Snake Oil Glassworks, of Skaneateles

• Tammy Marinuzzi, a potter from Florida

• Tom Stoenner, a glass artist from Rhinebeck, N.Y.

• Wynne Wilbur, a ceramics artist from Kirksville, Mo.

• Zweifel Art Glass, of Williams, Ore.

Imagine/Imagine That… is located in the lakeside village of Skaneateles, nestled in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. It offers a distinctive collection of fine and handcrafted jewelry, blown glass, pottery and painting, as well as other unique gifts for special occasions.

The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 315-685-6263 or go to http://www.imagineskaneateles.com.

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Posted: Monday, November 29th, 2010 @ 1:50 pm by Curt
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Skaneateles Artisans First Friday Art Night, September 3rd from 6 to 9 PM.
Please join us for our monthly celebration as we feature exciting new works by two of our members: Sue Hosey – Fiber Artist and Susan Poppenger – Floral arrangement with Fresh and Dried flowers. Enjoy festive music provided by DJ Silence. Refreshments will be served. Skaneteles Artisans is located at 11 Fennell St, Skaneateles, NY. The gallery offers off-street parking and accepts major credit cards. Exhibit Runs through September 30, 2010. For more information visit www.skaneatelesartisans.com or 685-8580.
Contact person:
Teresa Vitale
315-689-5037
email: tvitale1@twcny.rr.com

Sue Hosey -Fiber Artist

Creating unique baskets, gourds and art pieces brings together many passions of my life – the need to create; the joy of working with my hands; love and respect for nature, nurtured by my father; and my curiosity about tools and fascination with making things. I collect compulsively­: stones, shells, leaves, feathers, and all forms of natural materials.

In 1999 I signed up for a class and made my first basket. That class reawakened my passions and started my journey. Since then, I’ve taken hundreds of classes with local, national and international artists to improve my skills, experiment with a wide variety of techniques, and explore different types of baskets. I travel with clippers, saw and gloves so I don’t miss any opportunity to gather “treasures from the earth!” I love using the beauty and bounty of nature to explore my creativity and create my art.

I grew up and raised my family in Skaneateles. I have a BS degree in Human Ecology from the University of Maryland, a Masters in Consumer Studies from Syracuse University and a NYS Teaching Certificate. After forty years in education and the food industry, my husband and I now split our time with family in Skaneateles, Florida, Kentucky and Vermont.

Susan Poppenger – Floral Arrangement with Fresh and Dried Flowers

Susan Popenger is the farmer and florist for Pods & Poppies, a family owned flower and herb farm located in the hills south of Skaneateles.

Entering her 9th year in business, the farm has grown from a half acre and sales at 2 farmer’s markets to over 3 acres and sales at markets, local country stores, weddings, parties, and a weekly delivery service. They conduct workshops with garden clubs, the BOCES Adult Education program, and at the farm. Their floral designs have been on exhibit at local art shows, including the Everson’s Fine Art and Flower show and Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery’s Clothesline Festival, as well as the AAUW’s Women in Art shows. They also participate in the Skaneateles Art’s Council events and most recently have been honored with membership in the Skaneateles Artisan’s gallery.

Susan is a Master Gardener with Cornell Cooperative Extension and is a strong advocate for farming with sustainable practices, which the farm has followed since its inception.

Susan’s floral arrangements are enhanced by the wide variety of flowers, herbs, trees, and shrubs they are able to grow in our region. The farm has over 200 varieties available and they try new varieties every season, giving their arrangements a fresh and unique look. The colors, scents, and textures provide endless inspiration for Susan to express her art with flowers.

Posted: Monday, August 23rd, 2010 @ 10:04 am by Curt
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Imagine That… Gallery Opens Show by Thaddeus Chapman July 2

Imagine That…, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will showcase the work of Tully artist Thaddeus Chapman throughout the month of July. The show opens July 2 from 6 to 9 p.m., during the village’s First Friday art night. Refreshments and musical entertainment will be provided.

Although Chapman considers himself a portrait painter, many of the works he will be exhibiting feature scenes of Skaneateles, including the Judge Ben Wiles, a view of the village from the pier, Skaneateles Lake as seen from East Lake Road, and Fennell Street on Memorial Day.

Chapman’s paintings are created using gouache on paper—a process that involves applying layers of water-based paint to a very thin rice paper, which then absorbs the paint and becomes a part of the artwork.

“I use a lot of water and color to build up the dimension of a painting,” says Chapman, who describes his style as impressionistic.

Before Chapman starts to paint, he takes reference photographs of his subject and develops drawings from them. He has completed custom pieces ranging from portraits of pets to pictures of houses, families and celebrities, including Elizabeth Taylor, Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock.

An illustration of his appeared in the March/April 2008 issue of Making Music magazine. His works also have been on view at Armory Square’s Freedom of Espresso coffee shop and at the Sugarpearl coffee shop on Burnet Avenue.

Chapman is a 2004 graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. This is his first gallery show.

Imagine That… opened last July, and in March the gallery welcomed Imagine to their new combined location. “The combination of gallery and jewelry store has been a great success thus far, and sharing the family business is a joy,” says Imagine That…. owner Sarah Panzarella.

Her father, Joe Panzarella, owner of Imagine, is equally pleased with the metamorphosis of Imagine and Imagine That… into a single entity. “We had no idea they would work so well together,” he says. “When we put them together, we got the ‘wow’ factor.

“Our customers love the space, the view, the feel. They come not only to purchase art, but also to appreciate the wide variety of works and talent on display. They enjoy the entire atmosphere.

“At Imagine, we had always talked about having gallery shows, but we never had the room to stage them,“ he says. “This location gives us that space, and has allowed us to expand into fine art, ceramics, fiber, and additional glass and woodworking. In addition, customers now benefit from the aesthetic tastes of two buyers, instead of just one.”

Imagine That… is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call the gallery at 685-6264.

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Posted: Saturday, June 19th, 2010 @ 10:04 am by Curt
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