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Imagine That… Hosts Opening for Betsy Andrus Smith Oct. 2, 2009
Gallery also introduces Trollbeads Empowerment beads in October, donating 50 percent of sales to Komen for the Cure
Imagine That…, the new fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will host an opening reception Oct. 2 for an exhibition of paintings, jewelry and slumped glass plates by Seneca Falls artist Betsy Andrus Smith. The event, from 6 to 9 p.m., will offer an opportunity to meet the artist, along with refreshments and entertainment by The Usual Suspects, an old-time string band.
Smith, an award-winning painter, has exhibited at the Salon du Vieux Colombier Paris; Musee D’Art Moderne in Tonneins, France; and Agora Gallery and Abney Gallery in New York. Her work is currently featured in Manhattan Arts International magazine.
“My process opens with music, and the brush dancing to the music on the page, allowing the work to directly unfold from my soul,” says Smith. “It is spirited with experimentation of color, composition and physical form. I work directly from the experiences of a life as a woman painter, dealing with the emotions common to us as women, individually and collectively.”
The exhibit runs through the month of October.
Also during October, Imagine That… will donate 50 percent of the sale of Trollbeads’ pink-and-white Empowerment beads to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The Empowerment bead collection is being introduced in October to coincide with the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To broaden the beads’ appeal, Trollbeads has designed the collection to fit competitors’ bracelets as well as its own.
A Trollbeads bracelet will be raffled off at the art opening, with proceeds benefiting Komen for the Cure.
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 Imagine That… at 685-6264.
Imagine That… Hosts Trollbeads Trunk Show, Opening for Dee SpragueImagine That…, the new fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, has two events planned over the coming weeks: a Trollbeads trunk show Aug. 28-30, 2009 and an exhibit of oil paintings and prints by Ithaca artist Dee Sprague opening Sept. 4.
Trollbeads trunk showTrollbeads originated in Denmark in 1976—today there are more than 500 interchangeable beads in the collection, each with its own story. The beads are made from such fine-quality raw materials as 18K gold, sterling silver, Italian glass, natural pearls, precious stones and Swarovski crystal.Choosing among them, customers create their own one-of-a-kind bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings.
“The possibilities are endless,” says shop owner Sarah Panzarella. “We’re delighted to give our customers this opportunity to create their own works of art. When they leave, they will have a unique piece of jewelry that they’ll treasure for years.”
The first 25 customers who make a Trollbeads purchase each day will receive a free bracelet—or, if they already own a bracelet, a fifth bead free upon the purchase of four.
The show runs Aug. 28-30—Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. http://www.imagineskaneateles.com/
Opening reception for Dee SpragueAn exhibition of works by Dee Sprague—a self-taught oil painter from Ithaca—will open Sept. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. with a wine-and-cheese reception and music by The Usual Suspects, an old-time string band.Sprague’s paintings are often described as “enchanted dreamscapes—like something out of an antique fairy tale.” They include images of free-spirited mermaids, whimsical women, and lovable old-world animals.
“I feel extremely lucky that I am able to make my living doing what I love—painting,” says Sprague. “I choose joy in my life, and I put a bit of it into every piece I paint.”