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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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Forty-Four Local Artists Display Natural Talents at Baltimore Woods


MARCELLUS, NY (October 29, 2013)–Baltimore Woods’ fifth annual Member’s Show will showcase works by forty-four local artists from November 4-December 20, 2013. An artist reception for the Drawing on Talent show will be held on Saturday, November 9, from 2-4pm. The exhibit and reception are open to the public with no admission or parking fee.

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The exhibit includes a wide range of artwork, including pastels, watercolors, oil paintings, photography, gouache, pottery, fiber art, sculpture and jewelry. The majority of the artwork is for sale and there is an opportunity to purchase unique gifts for the holidays.

Participating artists are all members of Baltimore Woods Nature Center, which is a member supported organization. “We have a great member turnout this year! We’re lucky to have such a talented, diverse group of artists supporting, and being supported by, Baltimore Woods Nature Center,” says exhibiting artist and member Karen Burns.

Baltimore Woods installs sixart exhibits annually.  Upcoming exhibits in 2014 will feature StaciaLandsberg, Christy Lemp, Chris Murray and the Marcellus Skaneateles Art Guild, among others.


Baltimore Woods Fifth Annual Drawing on Talent Exhibitors

Artists:                                                 Town                                     Medium              _

Bill Atkinson                                                      Skaneateles                                       Wood Sculpture

Chris Baker                                                         Weedsport                                         Gouache

Nancy Bales                                                       Skaneateles                                       Jewelry

Maureen Barcza                                               Syracuse                                              Oil

Barbara Bratt                                                     Camillus                                              Oil

Margaret Brown                                               Syracuse                                              Oil

Karen Burns                                                       Syracuse                                              Oil

Susi Buschbacher                                             Syracuse                                              Acrylic

RoniCarvalho                                                     Skaneateles                                       Photography

Barden Conroe                                                 Skaneateles                                       Acrylic & Oil

Barb Crosbie                                                      Skaneateles                                       Pottery

Deborah Dahlin                                                                Liverpool                                             Pastel

Barbara Delmonico                                         Skaneateles                                       Acrylic & Oil

Sally Fellows                                                     Syracuse                                              Fiber Art

Milton Franson                                                 Liverpool                                             Pastel & Oil

Donna Logue Hamblin                                   Marcellus                            Charcoal,Photography

Judith Hand                                                        Syracuse                                              Mixed Media

Rachel Harms                                                    Skaneateles                                       Oil

Carol Hill                                                             Syracuse                                              Acrylic

Peter Huntington                                            Tully                                                      Watercolor

John Kosecki                                                      Syracuse                                              Mixed Media

StaciaLandsberg                                               Skaneateles                                       Photography

Deborah Laun                                                    Syracuse                                              Jewelry

Christy Lemp                                                     Skaneateles                                       Watercolor

Mary K. Mahle                                                   Syracuse                                              Watercolor & Oil

PatMalin                                                              New Hartford                                    Sculpture

Sue March                                                           Marcellus                                            Photography

Virginia Marty                                                   Marcellus                                            Photography

Jill Newton                                                         Skaneateles                                       Watercolor

Candace O’Brien                                              Syracuse                                              Oil

Adriana Meiss                                                   Syracuse                                              Pastel

Elizabeth Patton                                              Elbridge                                               Photography

Ruth Anne Reagan                                          Marcellus                                            Pastel

Kathryn Rehrig                                                  Marcellus                                            Photography

Bob Ripley                                                          Marietta                                              Watercolor

Nancy Scanlon                                                  Marcellus                                            Watercolor

Kathryn Schylinkski                                        Skaneateles                                       Acrylic

Karen Smith                                                       Marcellus                                            Raku

Marybeth Sorber                                             Syracuse                                              Acrylic

Guy Swenson                                                    Marcellus                                            Photography

Jeanne Ulrich                                                    Camillus                                              Textiles

Stephen Verescak                                           Syracuse                                              Photography

Alison Waters                                                   Skaneateles                                       Painting

John Weeks                                                       Marcellus                                            Acrylic



Baltimore Woods Nature Center is a premier educational organization that transforms individuals and communities through place-based education by cultivating an abiding love for the natural world while serving as a model of sensible stewardship.

Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108. The Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closedSundays.The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk.


Visit www.baltimorewoods.org for more information.

Posted: Monday, November 4th, 2013 @ 9:32 am by Curt
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