Exhibition by Karen Burns Opens at Imagine That… Gallery

Exhibition by Karen Burns Opens at Imagine That… Gallery Oct. 1
Silent Auction Oct. 2-10 Supports Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Throughout October, Imagine That…, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will feature landscape paintings by Syracuse artist Karen Burns, whose paintings and sculptures can be found in collections throughout the Northeast.

The show opens Oct. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m., as part of the village’s First Friday art night and Skaneateles’ annual Fall Fest Weekend. Refreshments and musical entertainment will be provided.

Burns has painted and exhibited her work for more than 30 years while also working as a graphic artist and illustrator, designing logos, posters, magazines and books.

For the last decade, she has focused primarily on oils and watercolor, working both in her studio and outdoors. She derives inspiration from the unique natural beauty and variety found in upstate New York’s landscape.

Also in October, Imagine That… will host a silent auction to support Craft Emergency Relief Fund+ Artists’ Emergency Resources (CERF+), which offers grants, loans and brokered assistance to craft artists suffering career-threatening emergencies.

“We will have a beautiful display of artwork donated in support of this important organization,” says Sarah Panzarella, co-owner of Imagine That…. “The artworks, along with sheets showing their current bid, will be on display Oct. 2-10. On Oct. 10, we will call the winners and send all proceeds to CERF+.”

Among the donated works are an etching by James Skvarch of Syracuse, 14-karat-gold sunstone earrings by Cole Sheckler of Ithaca, and a Flare Console table by Curviture Studio/Jason Green of Boone, N.C.

Imagine That… is located in the lakeside village of Skaneateles, nestled in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. It offers a distinctive collection of fine and handcrafted jewelry, blown glass, pottery and painting, as well as other unique gifts for special occasions.

The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 315-685-6263 or go to http://www.imagineskaneateles.com.