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.