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First Friday Returns to Skaneateles….Charles Dickens Does,  Too!

First Fridays in Skaneateles return May 4, with art openings, entertainment, expanded hours and specials, and a celebration in honor of Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday.

Dickens (aka Jim Greene) will be on hand for the festivities, which run from 6 to 9 p.m. throughout the village. Birthday cake will be served in the alcove of Dr. Rob Kiltz’s property at 42 E. Genesee St. starting at 6:30 p.m.

Participating shops will fly First Friday flags outside their establishments. Maps of participating shops will be available at all venues.

“We invite everyone to join us for this grand kick-off celebration,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “After visiting your favorite shop or gallery, stop by some of the others, where you’ll discover new offerings and see why First Friday truly has become a ‘May to December romance with Skaneateles.’ We’ll have lots of surprises throughout the season, including an ongoing celebration of Dickens’ 200th birthday.”

Art openings May 4 will be held at:

• Imagine, 38 E. Genesee St., which will feature handmade puppets, playful clocks and other crafts for children in the exhibition “For the Child in All of Us.”

• Skaneateles Artisans, 3 Fennell St. (under the Old Stone Mill), which will have an “Arty Party,” featuring a selection of newly handcrafted work.

• Gallery 54, 54 E. Genesee St., which will feature stained-glass garden art by Liz and Rich Micho and carved stoneware lanterns by Lauren Ritchie in the exhibition “Garden Art in Glass and Clay.”

• Snake Oil Glassworks, 4251 Jordan Road, which will feature acrylic and mixed media paintings, jewelry and textiles by Manlius artist Alison Fisher.

Also open late will be 1st National Gifts, Creekside Books & Coffee, Finger Lakes Photography, Fleur-de-lis Florist, Hobby House Toys, Mid-Lakes Navigation, Paris Flea (which will host artist Joyce Bond Backus), Rhubarb, Roland’s, The Country Ewe, The Irish Store (which will host harpist Lacy Lee) and the Village Bottle Shop (which will host a wine-tasting).

In search of dinner? Check out Joe’s Pasta Garage, Johnny Angel’s, Rosalie’s Cucina or the Sherwood Inn.

Local artists who would like to participate in upcoming First Fridays should contact the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552.

For more information on First Friday, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or http://www.facebook.com/SkaneatelesFirstFriday.


Contact: Susan Dove
Thursday, April 19, 2012 Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce

Posted: Friday, April 20th, 2012 @ 12:20 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
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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• MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Synergy. Creekside Coffeehouse, 35
Fennell St Free
• Opening Reception at Skaneateles ARTisans, 11 Fennell St.
featuring the work of DeeAnn and Robert vonHunke. 6:00 –
9:00 PM. DeeAnn and Robert vonHunke have been collaborating
in the studio for decades, first as potters and more recently in
jewelry design. Live music and refreshments. The gallery offers
off-street parking and accepts major credit cards. Exhibit Runs
through June 30th
(315) 685-8580

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 @ 9:14 am by Curt
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Friday, March 5 MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM. First Friday with Dave Ball.
Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell Street, Skaneateles. Free. (315)

Posted: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 @ 9:17 am by Curt
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Friday, July 3, 2009 First Friday Art Night in Skaneateles. 6:00 – 9:00pm. Skaneateles
Artisans is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit featuring
watercolors by artist Ed Levine. Music by Chris Molloy and his electric blue harp.

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 @ 5:22 pm by Curt
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