Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Current News, October 15th 2008

Deb and I have several things happening this fall.

First of all, Art In The Square was a fabulous show of local art and music, however the weather didn't cooperate. Much of the day was a wash out, which held attendance down. Thanks to all who participated or braved the weather to attend! Let's hope for better weather next year.

This past Saturday, October 11, Debe was one of 17 artists invited to participate in the first annual "Tug Hill Plein Air Paint Out". The weather was ideal. A glorious fall day in Central New York. Trenton Falls Gorge was a great location and the turn out was impressive. Invited artists set up and painted along the trails of the Gorge while on-lookers were able to interact with the artists. Trenton Falls Gorge is only open to the public four weekends a year and the public turned out in droves for this event.

The paintings created during the day were framed and that evening sold in a live auction at the Holland Patent school library. Nineteen of twenty one paintings sold and the event raised approximately $5,000.00 for the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust, sponsors of the event. Debe's pastel sold for $300.00 at auction. The event was a lot of fun and raised money for a good cause. We are looking forward to next years paint out.

Next up, "Totally Abstract" at the Art Association of Oswego's Timothty McHenry Gallery at the Oswego Civic Arts Center. This is another invitational and we are pleased to be included in this exhibition of non-objective abstract art. Bill DeMott and the folks at AAO always do a great job and we are looking forward to this show. The exhibition will hang from October 25 - November 23 and there will be an opening reception Saturday October 25, 7:00 - 9:00pm. http://www.oswegoarts.org/

Also on our fall 2008 line up, "Farnham Family Services Unplugged", a music and art benefit at the American Foundry in Oswego, Thursday, November 6, 6:00pm - ?. Musical acts, Gypsy Red, Joanna (Nix) Jewett, Dave Wolever, N. Riley Heagerty, Special Guest: John Bletch and emcee Tom Ciappa will provide entertainment. There will also be a silent art auction, raffles and hors d'oervres. Tickets, $25 in advance, $35 at the door. For more information call 315-342-4489 or visit www.farnhaminc.org.

BREAKING NEWS! This just in................... HM PHOTOGRAPHY has just signed a lease for our studio space next door to the gallery at 628 So. Main. Heidi Moreash, a portrait photographer specializing in Babies, Toddlers, High School Seniors and Pets is setting up shop. We are very excited for her. We have always felt that a photographer would be good fit here in the village and especially next door to our frame shop. Heidi does wonderful work and we are confident she will do well! Good Luck Heidi! www.hmphotography.net

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