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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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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.


Posted: Saturday, June 19th, 2010 @ 10:04 am by Curt
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Continuing Thru 3/5/2010
Event: Continuing Thru 3/5/2010
Event: Exhibit: Presence and Absence
Location: Limestone Art & Framing Gallery, 207 Brooklea Dr, Fayetteville
For More Info: 315-632-4445
Location: Limestone Art & Framing Gallery, 207 Brooklea Dr, Fayetteville
For More Info: 315-632-4445

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 @ 11:07 am by Curt
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(Syracuse, NY) –  Orange Line Gallery would like to announce the opening of their new show, “The Art of Urbanism: City Life in America & Abroad”, on Thursday April 16, 2009. The show kicks off with another OLG Sight and Sound Experiment as part of Th3 from 5 – 10pm. The event is free & open to the public. Complimentary snacks & tasty beverages shall be provided. The show runs through May 16, 2009.

The basis of this show will be a unique demonstration of city arts & culture. A showing of true urbanism & creativity that lies within the youth of this concrete civilization, where street performances, music, dancing, graffiti, art & spoken word have evolved from simple basic ideas into the most complex & deep meaningful outputs of artistic expression.

“The Art of Urbanism: City Life in America & Abroad” at the Orange Line Gallery shall feature new artists as well as past favorites:
John Deere- acrylic & spraypaint on canvas Marc Pitterelli- photography Ramona Persaud- photography Tina Dadabo- colored pencil & marker on paper Amber Blanding- glass Brandon Hall- mixed media David McKenney- acrylic on canvas Debra Parry Trichilo- photography Edward Colelli- photography on silk Jace Collins- mixed media Jim Reed- acrylic & spraypaint on canvas Melissa Tiffany- collage Mick Mather- digitally manipulated photography

The entertainment of the evening shall be like no other as three live DJ’s- Isis, Fresh Kid Finesse (both of Up Rock Crew) & Sik60Six will spin a variety of Drum-N-Bass, Breaks & Old School Grooves. Breakdancers from the Up Rock Crew shall tear up the floor as Live Grafitti Art is created in the backdrop of the show. Freestyle MC’s Flaca & One Love shall rock the mic & battle it out.

Art is real no matter what type of medium that it is created in. Art is in the eye of the beholder. Art is ever present. Art is never blind. Even in a black-and-white world, art shows a million colors..& this Third Thursday shall live in the memories of all that attend eternally.

Orange Line Gallery is regularly open Thursday & Friday from 5:30pm – 10pm, Saturday noon – 6pm & by appointment. For more information call or email Melissa at (315) 263-5780 or mtiffany@orangelinegallery.com.

305 Montgomery Street Syracuse, NY  13202
(315) 263-5780

Melissa Tiffany (315) 263-5780 or mtiffany@orangelinegallery.com

Posted: Friday, April 10th, 2009 @ 8:49 am by Curt
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orange_line_galleryGoing, Going….the OL Holiday Show, a Th3 event taking place Thursday January 15, 2009 from 5 – 10pm. Come join us while saying hello to each other in the New Year, and goodbye to the work from the Holiday Show. Refreshments will be served with plenty of good friends and great art. If you missed the work from this show, now is the chance to catch up. This show will run through Saturday January 31, 2009.

The OL Holiday Show opened to the public with a reception on Friday December 12, 2008 from 5 – 10pm. We welcomed the holidays with a colorful show of amazing new artwork from artists Jacqueline Adamo- abstract oil paintings, J. Francis Maloni- oil on board, Amber Blanding- glass sculpture, and Jennifer Cutter- jewelry. Artwork was also on display from recent artists: Jace Collins, Brandon Hall, Chris Luchsinger, Mick Mather, Melissa Tiffany, Spencer Baker, David McKenney, Debra Parry Trichilo, Jim Reed, Father Andrew and Dustin Angell.

Orange Line Gallery is a member of Third Thursday (Th3), Syracuse’s community-wide art walk…meaning we will be opening new shows and events on the third Thursday of each month. For those of you still unfamiliar with Th3, contact Orange Line or go to th3syracuse.com for more info.

December’s Th3 event,The Art of Colour, took place on Thursday December 18, 2008 from 5 – 10pm with the gallery and artwork of The OL Holiday Show illuminated with special theatrical lighting fixtures that created an amazing atmosphere of ever changing deep saturated colors of illuminations all around. Thank you all who came by and viewed artwork in a different light. Refreshments were served and this event was free and open to the public. (more…)

Posted: Thursday, January 15th, 2009 @ 7:37 am by Curt
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