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December 6, 2013

Friday 5pm – 8pm

FREE as part of First Friday

Melissa Johnson:  New Works

Melissa Johnson’s abstract paintings and drawings incorporate organic forms that sometimes suggest figurative and animal imagery.  The works are layered and textured with a variety of marks and materials, including acrylic and encaustic paint, a range of drawing materials, string and collage.  She studied Painting and Drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as Rural Sociology at Cornell University.  She teaches Studio Art at Cayuga Community College.

Above Painting:

Bird (Detail) Mixed Media (acrylic + en-caustic paint on paper and canvas) 2013

Sponsored by:

WRVO, The Citizen, NYSCA


found at : http://auburnpublictheater.com/events.php?eventID=463


For accommodations while visiting the area, call Skaneateles Suites.

Posted: Monday, November 25th, 2013 @ 8:08 am by Nakeia Endres
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‘Neighboring Visions’ Opens at Imagine

Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St.,
Skaneateles, will present “Neighboring Visions,” a group show featuring works
by three Tully artists, throughout December.

The exhibition—showcasing jewelry by gallery director Sarah Panzarella, pottery
by Jeremy Randall and paintings by Grant Dolge—opens 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 as part
of Skaneateles’ First Friday art walk. Refreshments will be provided, along
with entertainment by the Usual Suspects.

Panzarella, a ceramics artist known for her porcelain cups and bowls and ornate
teapots, is introducing her first jewelry collection.

Her pottery has been featured in exhibitions at Baltimore Clayworks, Gulf Coast
Community College, Cazenovia Art Park, the Thrown Together Gallery in
Louisville, Ky., the Chiaroscuro Galleries in Chicago and the Media Image
Gallery in Gainesville, Fla., and is held in the permanent collections of
Nottingham Arts in San Marcos, Calif., and the Meyerhoff Family in Baltimore.

Panzarella earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in ceramics from Syracuse
University and a master’s degree in teaching from Bennington College,
completing additional study at the University of Florida and the Penland
School of Crafts in North Carolina.

Randall, recognized by Ceramics Monthly as an Emerging Artist for 2009, is
owner/operator of Jeremy Randall Ceramics, 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.

A participant in such renowned craft shows as the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Craft Show and the Strictly Functional Pottery National Show in Pennsylvania,
he has had works appear in Ceramic Arts Daily, Clay Times, Ceramic Review,
Stone Canoe, and “500 Vases” and “500 Cups” (Lark Books).

Over the past year, he has exhibited in “99 Bottles” at Crimson Laurel Gallery
in Bakersville, N.C., the Worcester (Mass.) Center for Crafts Annual Bowl Show,
the Memorial Art Gallery Clothesline Arts Festival in Rochester,
“Gifted—The Annual Holiday Show” at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and “Let
There Be Light—38th Annual Holiday Show and Sale” at Lillstreet Gallery in

Dolge, the owner of Dolge Studio, works in watercolors and pastels, painting
landscapes from his travels in Italy, England and France, along with landscapes
of Central New York. Other subjects include florals, seascapes, abstracts
and still life.

Dolge earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Rochester Institute of
Technology. After graduation, he studied with Fritz Trautman of the University
of Rochester, “whose color theory of arranging a palette based on color wavelengths
has influenced my painting the most,” he says.

This will be Imagine’s last show of the season; exhibitions and openings will
resume in May 2014.

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 Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8
p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, with extended
holiday hours starting Dec. 18.

For more information, call (315) 685-6263 or go to www.imagineskaneateles.com or www.facebook.com/imagineskaneateles.

Posted: Friday, November 22nd, 2013 @ 9:32 am by Curt
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Lost in the romance of the Civil War is the fact that nearly 10% of all deaths – about 61,000 – occurred in enemy-managed prisons. Historian Tom Henry will reveal the grim record of Civil War prisons, both North and South, in his illustrated talk Prisons: The Dark Side of the Civil War on Thursday, November 21st at 6:30 PM. Registration appreciated at 685-5135.

Andersonville and Elmira are names etched in infamy, testaments to the intentional cruelty of war. Using these two prisons as primary examples, Henry’s presentation explores the dark world of Civil War prisons and the policy makers who created the nightmare.

Tom Henry, who retired from teaching social studies at Liverpool High School in 2009, has taught as an adjunct professor of history at SUNY Cortland and Syracuse University and given courses on US history, the US Constitution and the US Supreme Court at Oasis Senior Living in Syracuse. He was first runner up for the 1999 New York State Teacher of the Year award and was honored as the 2002 NYS Social Studies Teacher of the Year. Henry has been a writer for the education division of Colonial Williamsburg since 1997 and serves as a master teacher in Colonial Williamsburg’s Idea of America program.

For more information or to request/suggest a program, contact library director Nickie Marquis at 315-685-5135 or nmarquis@skaneateleslibrary.org.

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 @ 1:09 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Coming to the Creek



Open Mic Night with Joanne Perry
Wednesday, November 13, 6:30-9:30pm
Enjoy an evening of local music, poetry, comedy and more, hosted by the talented and wonderful Joanne Perry.

Thursday Trivia - 7pm

Chuck Schiele
Friday, November 15, 7:30pm
Award-winning singer/songwriter performs acoustic rock, Americana and Fingerstyle guitar music.

Edgy Folk
Saturday, November 16, 7:30pm
Polished songwriting and creative covers performed with heart and groove by a full band.

Thursday Trivia - 7pm

Loren Barrigar
Friday, November 22, 7:30pm
Loren performs with special guest Joe Whiting. Tickets are $15.

Sloppy Joes
Saturday, November 23, 7:30pm
Full band plays a wide mix of acoustic rock and pop, new and old. A Creekside staple!

Thursday Trivia - 7pm

Loren Barrigar
Friday, November 29, 7:30pm
Loren concludes his Creekside concert series with special guests The Cadleys and John Dancks. Tickets are $15.

Bob Lyna
Saturday, November 30, 7:30pm
Acoustic folk, rock, and swing classics. A few originals too!

Two Feet Short 
Friday, December 6, 7:30pm
Oldies You’ll Love To Remember. 

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers Trio
Friday, December 7, 7:30pm
Deep-grooving acoustic rock, original songs and fresh covers.

Open Mic Night with Joanne Perry
Wednesday, December 11, 6:30-9:30pm
Enjoy an evening of local music, poetry, comedy and more, hosted by the talented and wonderful Joanne Perry.Edgy Folk
Friday, December 13, 7:30pm
Polished songwriting and creative covers performed with heart and groove by a full band.

Kevin Dorsey and FORE
Saturday, December 14, 7:30pm
An evening of Celtic Americana Folk/Pop.

Mark Zane & Friends
Friday, December 20, 7:30pm
Full band plays blue-collar Americana and fun folk rock.

Finger Lakes Wind Quintet
Saturday, December 21, 7:30pm
The classical quintet performs ragtime, Broadway, & jazzy holiday songs.

Lacey Lee
Sunday, December 22, 3pm
SAMMY-nominated harpist sings songs for the holidays.

The Cadleys
Friday, December 27, 7:30pm
Duo features smooth harmonies supported by guitar and mandolin.

Sloppy Joes
Saturday, December 28, 7:30pm
Full acoustic band plays a wide mix of acoustic rock and pop, new and old. A Creekside staple!


More info at: http://www.creeksidecoffeehouse.com/

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 @ 9:31 am by Nakeia Endres
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Charles Dickens Skaneateles Suites

Charles Dickens sleeps at Skaneateles Suites

20 Reasons to Visit Skaneateles for Dickens Christmas
1) Where else can you see the World’s Smallest Christmas Parade?

2) The chance to meet and greet a dead literary icon

3) Hot cider, cocoa and cookies at Mirbeau (and, on Saturdays, family photos taken by a professional photographer in front of Mirbeau’s sleigh)—all for free!

4) Dickens Ale and commemorative glasses at the Sherwood Inn

5) Five golden rings (which can be purchased at Imagine, Skaneateles Jewelry, Grant Jewelers, S. J. Moore Jewelers or Skaneateles Artisans)

6) Warm figgy pudding at Mid-Lakes Navigation

7) Mid-day revels and caroling by the lake

8) Daily scenes from “A Christmas Carol”

9) One-man dramatization of “A Christmas Carol” (Dec. 21) by Kim Tenreiro, of Canandaigua

10) Period costumes at the Chamber that can be borrowed for free

11) Raffle drawings for gift certificates and gift baskets

12) Free horse-drawn wagon rides around the village, sponsored by the Old Stone Mill/Village Inn

13) Comedy magic shows by the Wonderful Wizard of the North

14) Fairy tales, told by Mother Goose

15) Visits with Father Christmas (for children of all ages)

16) Great shopping at dozens of unique boutiques. Free gift-wrapping at some; personalized service at all.

17) Dickens-themed soaps, lotions and lip balms at Lucky Goat Soap—one of several “hidden gems” along Fennell and Jordan streets

18) Book sale at the Skaneateles Library

19) 20th anniversary Dickens Christmas ornament, on sale at the Chamber, the Sherwood Inn gift shop and White Sleigh

20) Treasured family memories to last a lifetime

Posted: Friday, November 8th, 2013 @ 1:58 pm by Curt
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