Laurel Moranz of Skaneateles creates chenille scarves, shawls and snoods

Laurel Moranz fabric art

Laurel Moranz fabric art

Fibers Expo Opens at Imagine   To mark the expansion of its fibers collection, Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will present  “Wearable, Warm and Wonderful,” an exhibition of fiber art.

The expo, which runs through September, opens 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 7 as part of the village’s First Friday celebration.   The opening will include an interactive component, with staff members wearing some of the pieces. Refreshments will be provided, along with entertainment by the Usual Suspects.

Works will be featured by: 

• Laurel Moranz, of Skaneateles, who creates rayon chenille scarves, shawls and snoods.


• Luc Ends by Lucinda Snyder, of Rochester, who creates playful purses.   • Pandemonium Millinery, of Seattle, represented by its elegant faux fur hats and scarves.   • Miss Fitt Hats, of Durham, N.C., which crafts hand-felted merino wool hats, scarves, mittens and other adornments.   • Maruca Design, of Boulder, Colo., which designs and produces handbags, wallets and cosmetics cases, while embracing principles of the Arts & Crafts movement.      • Ginny Spina, of Jamesville, who designs scarves made from vintage kimono silk.

Imagine is located in the lakeside village of Skaneateles, nestled in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. It represents artists from across the country and Canada, along with many Central New York artists, to create one of the most diverse contemporary art collections in the area.   The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.   For more information, call (315) 685-6263 or go to or