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Starts: 10/23/2010 Ends: 10/24/2010
Event: 20th Annual Salt City Autumn Antiques Show
Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-824-2462

Posted: Saturday, September 4th, 2010 @ 10:01 am by Curt
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Starts: 9/18/2010 Ends: 9/19/2010
Event: NYS Arms Collectors Assn. Fall Gun Show
Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-487-7711

Posted: Saturday, September 4th, 2010 @ 9:39 am by Curt
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Starts: 9/15/2010 Ends: 9/18/2010
Event: NYS Morgan Horse Show
Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-682-1933

Posted: Saturday, September 4th, 2010 @ 9:29 am by Curt
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Skaneateles Welcomes Antique and Classic Boat Show, July 23-25

Antique and classic boats from Florida, Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, New Jersey, Maryland and Indiana will soon make their way to Skaneateles. As will a 1956 Lyman from Harrisburg, Pa., towed by a 1956 Buick, and a rare 1913 Matthews launch with its original Scripps engine, owned by one of four exhibitors from New Jersey’s Lake Hopatcong.

They are among the 80 or so preserved and restored wooden boats that will be on display at Skaneateles’ Antique and Classic Boat Show, July 23-25.

More than 10,000 visitors are expected to attend the three-day event. Highlights include:

• Boat parade and fly-by, 3 p.m. Saturday

• Four concerts

• Raffle drawings

• Children’s activities

• A display of antique model boats

• Guided tours by the Skaneateles Historical Society, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Historical Society.

This is the Finger Lakes Chapter’s 32nd annual show, and the 16th year it has been held in Skaneateles. Admission is free.

The show is organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, and presented by M&T Bank.
Contributing sponsors are the Sherwood Inn, Hagerty Insurance and Lisa’s Chart Art. Media sponsors are WRVO-FM, the Scotsman Press, Time Warner Cable and Group M Communications.

The event runs 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Clift Park. It is handicapped accessible.

Welcoming and Judging of Boats

From 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, as each exhibiting boat approaches the dock, it will be welcomed by a member of the Sea Scouts, blowing his bosun’s whistle.

Boats will run the gamut from mahogany runabouts manufactured by Chris-Craft, Hacker and Gar Wood in the early 1900s to launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats—many restored to their original condition.

Judging of the boats, in 20 categories, takes place Saturday morning. Throughout the weekend, visitors to the show will cast their votes for the highly coveted People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Doug’s Fish Fry, which will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Musical Entertainment

Free musical entertainment will be provided each day.

The 42nd Infantry Division Band will give a special concert at 4 p.m. Friday. The 38-member band, the musical ambassador for the 42nd Infantry Division (M) of the New York Army National Guard, will perform in a variety of musical styles, ranging from patriotic to Latin and rock to pop.

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Skaneateles Community Band will give its weekly concert.

Bone and Doolittle will perform noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, and the Soda Ash Six will perform noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Raffles and Silent Auction

First prize in this year’s raffle is a custom water chart of Skaneateles Lake created by Lisa’s Chart Art of Webster, N.Y. The piece, laser-etched into Baltic birch wood and framed in cherry, is valued at $1,000.

To create her three-dimensional wall charts, artist Lisa Miglioratti etches water depths into the wood in gradients proportional to their charted depths, then dyes the water areas a light blue.

“I’ve had a lifelong fascination with the water, lakes, oceans and rivers,” Miglioratti says. “My background as an IT professional and love of the water make this work a labor of love.”

Other raffle prizes are:

• An overnight stay at the Inn of the Finger Lakes and dinner for two at Moro’s Table

• A cocktail cruise for four on an antique boat

• A dinner cruise for two aboard the Judge Ben Wiles

• A framed poster from the 2010 Antique and Classic Boat Show

• A scuba diving class and gear rental

Raffle tickets are $5 each, three for $10, 10 for $20. The drawing will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds support the Antique and Classic Boat Show.

Additionally, a silent auction will be held for the original artwork depicted in this year’s poster. The watercolor of Skaneateles Lake was created by Ed Levine, who exhibits at Skaneateles Artisans, the Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery in Canandaigua, and other regional galleries.

Children’s Activities

On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., while their parents admire the displays and learn about the boats’ heritage, children can participate in activities designed especially for them.

• Toy wooden boats will be available for painting and can be floated in a pool by the tent.

• Doug’s Fish Fry has donated 100 copies of its coloring book for children to enjoy.

For more information on the Antique and Classic Boat Show, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552.

Posted: Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 @ 12:26 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.

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Posted: Saturday, June 19th, 2010 @ 10:04 am by Curt
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