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Exhibition by Karen Burns Opens at Imagine That… Gallery Oct. 1
Silent Auction Oct. 2-10 Supports Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Throughout October, Imagine That…, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will feature landscape paintings by Syracuse artist Karen Burns, whose paintings and sculptures can be found in collections throughout the Northeast.

The show opens Oct. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m., as part of the village’s First Friday art night and Skaneateles’ annual Fall Fest Weekend. Refreshments and musical entertainment will be provided.

Burns has painted and exhibited her work for more than 30 years while also working as a graphic artist and illustrator, designing logos, posters, magazines and books.

For the last decade, she has focused primarily on oils and watercolor, working both in her studio and outdoors. She derives inspiration from the unique natural beauty and variety found in upstate New York’s landscape.

Also in October, Imagine That… will host a silent auction to support Craft Emergency Relief Fund+ Artists’ Emergency Resources (CERF+), which offers grants, loans and brokered assistance to craft artists suffering career-threatening emergencies.

“We will have a beautiful display of artwork donated in support of this important organization,” says Sarah Panzarella, co-owner of Imagine That…. “The artworks, along with sheets showing their current bid, will be on display Oct. 2-10. On Oct. 10, we will call the winners and send all proceeds to CERF+.”

Among the donated works are an etching by James Skvarch of Syracuse, 14-karat-gold sunstone earrings by Cole Sheckler of Ithaca, and a Flare Console table by Curviture Studio/Jason Green of Boone, N.C.

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.

Posted: Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 @ 5:35 pm by Curt
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Joyce Backus

Joyce Backus

Exhibition by Joyce Bond Backus Opens at Imagine That… Gallery Sept. 3

Imagine That…, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will feature new figurative artwork by Joyce Bond Backus throughout September.

The show opens Sept. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m., as part of the village’s First Friday art night. The longtime Skaneateles-area artist—known for her nature, figurative and whimsical paintings—will be in attendance and available to discuss her work. Refreshments and musical entertainment will be provided.

“My recent figure-drawing series combines the tradition of life observation drawing and experimental digital techniques,” says Backus. “I combine multiple hand-drawn images with my digital imagery, handmade paper, hand-written letters and found artifacts. These pieces reflect urban settings, architectural and natural environments.

“Each image created from my life figure drawings becomes a unique work in a series of related themes,” she explains. “My digital techniques have become drawing tools as much as my paintbrush or charcoal stick. I work to create an emotional connection to the art image. I enjoy the psychological element that happens between artist, life model and drawing surface.”

Backus’ jewelry designs are also shown at Imagine That…

Backus works from her home studio in Marietta, where she says she is inspired by “our beautiful area landscapes and my English gardens.”

She earned master’s degrees in illustration and environmental design at Syracuse University and teaches fashion design at SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Her art can be viewed at www.joycebackus.com.

Imagine That… 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 the gallery at 685-6264.

Posted: Thursday, August 19th, 2010 @ 1:35 pm by Curt
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Bodies in Motion Exhibition, Ithaca, NYComing Soon! Bodies in Motion Exhibition
Exhibition Opening Weekend
Member Preview:Friday, October 9, 6-8 p.m.
Public Opening: Saturday-Monday, October 10-12

Test the “maximum force” of your jumps, explore the physics of sports and compare your balancing ability with that of professional dancers.

Explore gravity, inertia, momentum, friction and other principles of physics as you leap and spin through 14 interactive exhibits.

Join us for special activities, from 12 to 4 p.m., during opening weekend:

Finding the Center of Gravity
Leaning Through a Wall
Sit Down Stand Up
Standing Strong

The Sciencenter, founded on February 28, 1983 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, grew out of the hands-on science program run for some 15 years by volunteer teachers Debbie Levin and Ilma Levine at several of the Ithaca City School District Elementary schools.

Sciencenter, 601 First Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 | p:+1.607.272.0600 f:+1.607.277.7469 info@sciencenter.org

The Sciencenter is made possible by the dedication and commitment of its sponsors, staff, and volunteers.

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Bodies in Motion Exhibition, Ithaca, NY

Posted: Thursday, October 1st, 2009 @ 1:21 pm by Curt
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