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Posted: Friday, October 22nd, 2010 @ 1:26 am 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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Thru February 28, 2010 – Art exhibit by Sandra Philips/painter and Linda
Bishop-Surbeck/jeweler is on display during the month of February at
Skaneateles Artisans. Visit www.skaneatelesartisans.com For more
information call (315) 685-8580.

Posted: Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 @ 10:15 am by Curt
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Experience a once-in-a-lifetime event – Turner to Cezanne art exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art. The Everson plays host to this fabulous traveling exhibit – part of the Davis Sisters’ impressionists collection from Wales. For details, call 474-6064 or visit their website at www.Everson.org.

Syracuse and Skaneateles NY activities, events and things to do in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York

Posted: Friday, December 4th, 2009 @ 8:47 pm by Curt
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