Anyone who has ever wondered what it is like to “be touched” by art needs to mark the First Friday of June on their calendars and make plans to attend Gallery 54's traditional opening of a special guest artist show at the gallery, here.
"Here's Looking at You: People and Pet Portraits by Kathleen Schneider" will feature Kathy's pleasing to the eye impressionistic style with a special focus on pastel nudes and portraits, even pet portraits.
This is sure to be a special evening with the opportunity to interact with Kathy and discover the looseness of the watercolor medium she has chosen for the work she will have on display, especially the effect she is able to achieve in the painting of light.
The self-taught artist finds her work most rewarding “when someone is drawn to it” as visitors to this special opening are sure to be. She will be anxious to talk with everyone about her painting process and the “zone” she often finds herself in while creating a new painting.
A “signature member” of the Central New York Watercolor Society, Kathy's show will offer the opportunity help support Spay and Neuter Syracuse by entering a drawing to win a portrait of your pet created by the artist herself.
Music will be provided by Chris Molloy and his Electric Blue Harp and a wine tasting will be provided by Bellangelo Winery from Dundee, NY. As it the gallery's custom, light refreshments will also be served.
Gallery 54 is an artist owned and operated gallery specializing in fine art and craft by Central New York artists. The gallery is located at 54 E. Genesee St. in Skaneateles.
Gallery hours: 10-5 Sun - Thurs. and 10-6 Fri.-Sat.