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Jeremy Randall Exhibition Opens June 1 at Imagine

Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will host an opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. June 1 for “Form and Landscape: New Work by Jeremy Randall.” The event is part of Skaneateles’ First Friday celebration. Entertainment will be provided by the Usual Suspects, an old-time string band.

The exhibition, on view through June 30, marks the first time that Randall’s architectural ceramic vessels will be paired with his landscape drawings.

“Landscape has become increasingly important to me, both in my work and in my life,” says Randall, of Tully. “From the rural architectural forms that populate the landscape I call home, to the land that we live on and are sustained by, I am realizing more and more that we need to be rooted in the land.”

Randall’s work was recently selected for inclusion in a November show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He also has exhibited this year at Craftboston Spring, Baltimore Clayworks, the Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton, Mass., and Studio 550 in Nashua, N.H.

Altogether, his works have been shown in more than 60 exhibitions nationwide; images have appeared in Ceramic Arts Daily, Clay Times, Ceramic Review, Stone Canoe, and “500 Vases” and “500 Cups” (Lark Books).

Randall uses color to elevate forms to be celebrated, while conjuring the nostalgia for something old that is still recognized today. His drawings combine graphite and acrylic paint on panel. The colors relate to his ceramic work, and lend a soft energy to the landscape being referenced.

“Familiarity evokes memory, and I look to this association to present nostalgia through form,” Randall says. “My reference to rural American architecture and antique rural implements places the viewer in a familiar setting that is layered with time, function and history, while color creates celebration in these iconic objects. Vessel forms tie these objects back to the domestic space, enriching one’s living environment while allowing for quiet contemplation and the reminder of a simpler time.”

Randall, recognized by Ceramics Monthly as an Emerging Artist for 2009, is digital imaging/web specialist and head of installations at Imagine, studio manager and visiting professor of art at Cazenovia College, and adjunct professor of ceramics at Syracuse University, his alma mater.

His work is held in the permanent collection of the Southern Illinois University Museum and the private Meyerhoff Collection in Baltimore. In addition to Imagine and Gandee Gallery locally, he is represented by galleries in Montana, Ohio, Georgia and Massachusetts.

Imagine is located in the lakeside village of Skaneateles, nestled in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. It represents artists from across the country and Canada, along with many Central New York artists, to create one of the most diverse contemporary art collections in the area.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 315-685-6263 or go to http://www.imagineskaneateles.comor http://www.facebook.com/imagineskaneateles. Randall’s works can be seen at http://jeremyrandallceramics.com/.

Posted: Sunday, May 20th, 2012 @ 10:26 am by Curt
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Michelle Danforth Exhibition Opens at Imagine

Landscape paintings by Michelle Danforth will be featured throughout the month of September at Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles.

The exhibition opens Sept. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m., as part of the village’s First Friday celebration. Refreshments will be provided, along with entertainment by the Pond Creek Bogstompers.

“I am very much interested in what ‘living rural and being as self-sufficient as possible’ mean in today’s society,” says Danforth, who is a full-time farmer in Ticonderoga, N.Y. “My current paintings and drawings are representations of my deep passion for the rural landscape.

“My work is based on a broad sense of everyday experiences,” she says. “Through my work, I express my feelings for the location and the wonders of nature that I encounter along the way.”

Danforth tries to bring her experiences of peace within the landscape to the viewer.

“I travel often to be in contact with the silence of nature, to allow myself to be taken over by impulse and instinct, using my trained eye to capture the beauty that surrounds me,” she says. “In my images, there exists a sense of solitude and silence that translates into a moment of being present with nature that can be shared with the viewer.”

On her North Country farm, Danforth in surrounded by a menagerie of animals—Jersey cows, pigs, goats, chickens, Swedish ducks, and her beloved Cotswold, Leicester, Lincoln and California Red sheep.

Danforth studied art at Cornish College of Fine Art, in Seattle, where she earned a bachelor’s degree, and at Vermont College of the Arts, in Montpelier, where she earned a master’s degree. She has taught Pre K-12 art, gifted and talented classes, and college courses, and has served on a committee for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Imagine is located in the lakeside village of Skaneateles, nestled in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. It represents artists from across the country and Canada, along with many Central New York artists, to create one of the most diverse contemporary art collections in the area.

The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 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: Friday, August 19th, 2011 @ 9:42 pm by Curt
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Skaneateles Shops and Shopping

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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Exhibition by Michael DiGiorgio Opens at
Imagine That… Gallery Nov. 5

Nationally recognized nature artist Michael DiGiorgio—known for bird paintings that emphasize the character of the bird and its relationship to the environment—will show his works at Imagine That…, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, throughout the month of November.

The show opens Nov. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m., with refreshments and musical entertainment provided.
The event is part of Skaneateles’ First Friday art night.

DiGiorgio, of Madison, Conn., has been painting birds since the age of 5. His paintings and drawings have appeared in a variety of nature books and journals, including “Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The Pantanal and Cerrado of Central Brazil,” “The Breeding Bird Atlas of Connecticut and of New York,” “Master’s Guide to Birding,” “Audubon Field Guide to Birds (Eastern and Western Regions),” Audubon Magazine and Audubon Nature Yearbook.

He also has painted numerous covers for Bird Watcher’s Digest and has been featured in Sanctuary magazine, a Massachusetts Audubon publication. Currently, he is illustrating bird plates for “The Birds of South America, Vol. III,” with Robert Ridgely and Guy Tudor.

DiGiorgio won the first-ever endowment award from the Academy of Natural Sciences, in 2004, in recognition of his bird illustration work. The award was given in memory of Don Eckelberry, under whom he studied.

DiGiorgio, whose style reflects his keen observations in the field, is committed to painting from life. He has traveled extensively to create field sketches of birds, plants and habitat from Central America, the West Indies, Trinidad and the Outer Islands of Britain. In addition, numerous trips to the western United States and national parks have allowed him to record a full range of American birdlife.

DiGiorgio holds a master’s degree from Wesleyan University.

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.

Posted: Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 @ 8:18 pm by Curt
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Imagine and Imagine That… Gallery Close March 28, 2010 Reopen March 29 at 38 E. Genesee St.

Exhibition by Karen Thomas-Lillie opens April 9, 2010

No, you’re not seeing double.

Starting March 29, Imagine and Imagine That…. will share the gallery’s quarters at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, while the building in which Imagine is currently housed, 8 E. Genesee St., undergoes a yearlong renovation.

To facilitate the move, both stores will be closed March 28.

On April 9, from 5 to 9 p.m., an opening reception will be held for an exhibition by Karen Thomas-Lillie. The reception, featuring entertainment by The Usual Suspects, an old-time string band, will also serve as April’s Business After Hours for the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce and celebrate the shops’ reopening.

Thomas-Lillie, of Auburn, is a graphic designer and painter with a degree in design and visual communications from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

“I paint atmospheric landscapes with oil bar, using only my hands,” she says. “I blur the edges between land, water and sky. Honoring these natural elements results in layers of meditative color that transcend time and place.”

Thomas-Lillie has had shows at the Grove gallery in Aurora, Limestone Art Gallery in Fayetteville, Delavan Art Gallery in Syracuse, Nachotta gallery in Portsmouth, N.H., the Adirondack Arts Center in Blue Mountain Lake, the Schweinfurth in Auburn and the Gallery on Chase Hill in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Three of her paintings—Beach Grass Series I, II and III—were shot for a scene of “The Joneses,” the David Duchovny – Demi Moore comedy opening April 16.

Also over the coming year, Imagine and Imagine That…—in conjunction with Green Hills Market—will adopt a platoon, and will send care packages and donations to Alpha Troop, 1st Platoon, 10th Mountain Division, which will be deployed to Afghanistan in late March. “My brother-in-law, Staff Sgt. Todd Doss, is part of that platoon, so this is a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts,” says Imagine That… co-owner Sarah Panzarella.

Imagine and Imagine That… are 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 Imagine at 685-6263 or Imagine That… at 685-6264.

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Posted: Friday, March 12th, 2010 @ 8:27 pm by Curt
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