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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.

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Posted: Saturday, June 19th, 2010 @ 10:04 am by Curt
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Thursday, May 20, 2010 Skaneateles Farmers Market opens today. 3:30-
6:30 pm at the Skaneateles Community Center parking lot. Beginning
June 12th the market will be held each Thursday (3:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
& Saturday from 10 AM – 1 PM. (315) 685-0552

Posted: Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 @ 6:45 pm by Curt
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New International Gourmet Cheese Shop Opens in Skaneateles, NY 13152 

New International Gourmet Cheese Shop Opens in Skaneateles, NY 13152

The blue Danube Gourmet To Go cheese shop will open its doors to the public on Thursday, September 3rd at 5 PM.  There will be an opening reception from 5 PM until 9 PM during which time a collection of cheeses will be sampled, as well, prepared salads, baked goods, hors d’oeuvres and additional recipes that feature the fine products for the shop.  The owners, as well as trained staff, will be on hand to assist with questions concerning cheeses, pairings and recipes. There is no charge for attendance and sales are not expected although we will be able to accommodate sales, should if you find something you would like. We really just want to meet our customers!

LOCATION: The shop is located at 33 Jordan Street in Skaneateles New York across the street from Joe’s Pasta Garage. Parking is available directly across the street in the main village municipal lot, as well as many other very close locations.

HOURS: Regular hours of operations will be 10 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Sunday. Hours will be extended to 7 AM to 7 PM after a few weeks of being open and a press release will be sent confirming those new hours.

PRODUCTS: Products include fresh artisan cheeses from all over the world, prepared foods, sandwiches, salads, chutneys, tapenades, fresh baked breads, crisps, crackers, coffees (bagged whole bean, ground, as well as freshly brewed), espresso, latte’s, hand woven African Bolga baskets, sodas and waters. Great thought has gone into the product line, which also features organic and other locally produced items from merchants and farmers throughout CNY. blue Danube is an environmentally aware, eco-friendly establishment, using recycled post-consumer paper products and goods as available. Care has been taken in the selection of the local and international vendors to further ensure and encourage eco-friendly and Fair Trade practices.

OWNERS: The owners bring a multi cultural interest to the shop. Erica Derrick has spent much of her adult life enjoying great exposure to diverse and multi-cultural communities in major metropolitan centers such as St. Louis, New York and Anguilla, BWI. Lorand Ernyey, born in Hungary, has traveled extensively, settling here in Skaneateles in the early 70′s. His knowledge of international foods includes those of Eastern and Western Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. Together, they are pleased to offer foods and products that represent some of the cultures and countries they have greatly enjoyed and truly hope their customers will too!
FROM: Erica Derrick and Lorand Ernyey, Owners

CONTACT: Erica Derrick at (917)-270-8014 or erica@bluedanubegourmet.com

WEBSITE: www.bluedanubegourmet.com

 

Posted: Thursday, August 27th, 2009 @ 2:43 pm by Curt
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