Monday, June 27, 2011

Little Visitors

Some little folks have shown up at Gallery 54. They are quietly residing in the Lake Room of the gallery. “Kate” sits atop the jewelry case with her pocketbook in hand while “Clove” with leaf wings spread flies above her head on the brick wall. These sweet faced assemblages are work by Donna Smith. Donna’s creations are made from reclaimed/found objects such as spice tins, thimbles, buttons and china doll faces, each with a unique personality. We wonder what they might be saying when we close the door and turn out the lights at the end of the day. Do they whisper to one another about being adopted by one of our customers?
A word about First Friday: the village of Skaneateles rolls out the welcome mat for visitors to stroll the sidewalks enjoying the evening filled with entertainment and art opening receptions at the galleries in town.  Gallery 54’s opening, “Fiber and Ore”, will feature the work of Dana Blythe Stenson, metalsmith jeweler and Sharon Bottle Souva, quilt maker. The restaurants and many of the stores join in the evening’s festivities. So come on out July 1st from 6-9.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

July First Friday - You're Invited!!

You’re invited to our July First Friday Event

“Fiber and Ore”
Featuring Fabric Art by
Sharon Bottle Souva and
 Metalwork Jewelry by
Dana Blythe Stenson
                  Friday, July 1, 6-9pm              
Join us for beverages, snacks, and fine art in the company of our artists.  We hope to see you there!                


Who doesn’t love dragonflies? Just sit in a room and mention them and sure enough the stories will start. Someone will show a beautiful tattoo, another will tell about witnessing a hatch, while another will remember trying to catch them when they were young. Books are filled with images and tales of their spiritual meaning.
Gallery 54 honors these beautiful winged creatures during the month of June. Member artists have created various dragonfly themed works in a special exhibit. You will find glass, pottery, wood , paintings, fiber and jewelry all celebrating the dragonfly.
Stop by and see the dragonflies before they fly away.                                  
Members of Gallery 54 have been busy outside of the gallery as well. Check our website for details.
Kathy Schneider – painter  was highlighted in the magazine “Life in the Finger Lakes” and has become a Signature Member in The Central New York Watercolor Society ( which has only 200 members throughout the United States.
Sharon Bottle Souva- quilt maker  has a quilt in the international exhibit “Art-Quilt-Experience” at the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia as well as winning a 3rd place award in the Allentown Society  Arts Festival in Buffalo NY.
Remember Gallery 54 participates in First Friday in Skaneateles. 6-9 PM we have our doors open and are ready to greet you all.