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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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Starts: 5/20/2010 Ends: 5/23/2010
Event: NYS Breeders Horse Show – Sec. 1
Location: Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-682-1933

Posted: Saturday, May 15th, 2010 @ 8:03 am by Curt
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For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Dove
Friday, May 7, 2010 Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce


Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show Offers Family Fun

Experience the grace and charm of a bygone era, when the historical village of Skaneateles, N.Y., hosts the Antique and Classic Boat Show, July 23-25.

Displays on land and water will feature some 80 preserved and restored wooden boats, ranging 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.

The show, which is expected to draw more than 10,000 visitors, 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. Admission is free.

“The Antique and Classic Boat Show is an event we look forward to the entire year,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “With children’s activities, the boat parade, free concerts, historical tours—and shopping and dining opportunities afforded by the village’s unique boutiques, galleries and restaurants—there’s truly something for everyone.”

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

Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The event is handicapped accessible.

Program highlights

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.

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.

Other highlights include:

• A special concert by the 42nd Infantry Band, 4 p.m. Friday

• Music in the Park, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

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

• Display of antique model boats by the Syracuse Model Boat Club, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

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

Boat show poster

This year’s commemorative poster is based on a watercolor by Ed Levine, of Sempronious, N.Y., on the south end of Skaneateles Lake, who exhibits at Skaneateles Artisans, the Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery in Canandaigua, and other regional galleries.

“The painting evokes many enjoyable feelings, such as being on a lake viewing the peaceful surroundings and beauty of the watercraft that pass by,” says Levine, in describing the work. “The image of the Roosevelt House clearly defines the setting as Skaneateles Lake.”

Levine is no stranger to antique boating—while growing up, he developed a deep appreciation for the boats’ design and fine craftsmanship from his uncle, who owned a Chris-Craft. Similarly, he says, he fell in love with Skaneateles in the late ‘80s, when he began spending summers on the lake.

The poster will go on sale June 1 for $10 at the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, 22 Jordan St., and First National Gifts, 2 E. Genesee St. The original artwork will be auctioned off at the show.

Contributing sponsors of the Antique and Classic Boat Show 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.

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


Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 @ 8:46 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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salt-city-antique-showSalt City Winter Antique Show

250 Quality antique dealers selling antiques and collectibles from the 18th, 19th & 20th centuries with fine arts appraisals available at “Appraisal Alley.”

Americraft Center of Progress
Friday, January 16 to Sunday, January 18 2009

The 24th annual Salt City Winter Antiques Show will feature WorthPoint informal and formal evaluations. WorthPoint is a leading online source for information about art, antiques and collectibles. Attendees can bring items to the show for free evaluations using WorthPoint’s extensive database. Formal evaluations with WorthPoint’s Worthologist experts are also available for a small fee of $9.95.

In addition to its database and rapidly growing online community, WorthPoint provides access to the commentaries, opinions and valuations by experienced professionals. The WorthPoint Web site (www.worthpoint.com) also includes members’ classified ads, auctions and events. The WorthPoint booth can be found at Annex 1.

Posted: Sunday, November 30th, 2008 @ 7:48 pm by Curt
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