The First Friday of October, October 2, will feature the fabric art of artist, teacher and entrepreneur Jan Navales at Gallery 54 here. You don't want to miss this opening to her month-long showing titled “My Fabric Art, since it will also be the last show she will do featuring her fabric art.
First Friday guest artists have become a noted community tradition at Gallery 54 when visitors get to interact with an invited guest artist as well as some of the nearly 50 local artists regularly exhibiting at the gallery. Jan will be on hand to discuss her fabric art with guests between 5 and 8 pm. Her work will continue on exhibit throughout the month of October.
The Syracuse, NY artist has enjoyed a broad artistic career including working as a textile artist, a master screen printer, dyer, block printing and deconstructive printing for more than 25 years.
She currently teaches two classes at Syracuse University: Textile Hand Printing and Dyework Design.
As an artist who owned a large screen printing business for 30 years, she is also a watercolor illustrator.
At this point in her life she says, “I'm going back to illustration on paper, with watercolor.
Enjoy the music of Chris Molloy and his Electric Blue Harp. Light refreshments will be served. Gallery 54 is an upscale gallery of fine art and crafts, located at 54 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY.