Spend 10 minutes in Cowley's company whether at work or at play and it is obvious he is an ideas guy- big ideas, small ideas, random ideas, poignant ideas, fun ideas, wild ideas and quite often ah-ha ideas. Then, he has the stuff to back up these ideas, first from his education, secondly his years in the field communicating ideas to clients. In the later role, he developed his sketching ability - quickly creating visuals to get across creative ideas across to clients. He ties ideas to the big picture.
He said he is essentially a designer at heart.
"I think design is the ability to arrange things," Cowley said.
Fall in Love with Art features 11 artists
Skaneateles Area Council for the Arts Artist Studio Tour- Fall in Love with Art, is from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29. The tour will highlight eleven artist studios throughout the Skaneateles area. Arts Council board members and Co-chairs Sharon Barno and Deb Gist are excited with the line-up of talented artists confirmed to participate in this unique event. Attendees will tour the studios and experience the creative process of the featured artists.
The SACA was formed to raise awareness toward the performing and visual arts in Skaneateles and to support local artists.
"The art association studio tour weekend, precedes the very popular American Association of University Wowen's Art Show at the Presbyterian Church," SACA president Joe Strodel said. "We have written up the AAUW show in our studio tour booklet in order to help promote the event."
The line-up of artists on the tour is: Phil Austin (glass artist), Paul Cowley (painter), Jill Doscher (printmaker), Len Fishman (sculptor), Stacia Landsberg (photographer), Shelly Kennedy (painter), Robert Kiltz (ceramist), Th (c)r se Verley Strodel (painter), Gary Trento (painter), West Lake Conservators (painting restoration) and Helen Woodmansee (painter). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Sherwood Inn or the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce. Lunch will be provided by the Sherwood Inn for an additional $10; call 685-3405 for lunch reservations.
The tour is self guided; attendees may begin the tour at any of the eleven artist studio locations. For questions about the Artist Studio Tour, contact Gist at 685-0958 or Barno at 685-7139. For more information on Cowley Associates go to www.cowleyweb.com.