To learn more about Sonya Kitchell, visit: http://www.sonyakitchell.com/.
Last year's gala sponsors include the following: Bill and Linda Adams, Advance Color Technologies; Auburn Party Rental; Bill and Donna Davis; Clear Channel Radio; CNY Fertility Center; CNY Healing Arts; Cowley Associates; Barbara and Jed Delmonico; Gary and Linda Dower, Eagle Newspapers, Fleur de Lis Florist; Finger Lakes Lodging; Michael P. Falcone; Michele Gardner Design; Hobbit Hollow Farm; Jim and Kimball Kraus; Gina Castro and Robert Kiltz, M.D.; King Ferry/Treleaven Winery; laurie lillie photographie; McGlynn Interiors; Mirbeau Inn and Spa; Sally and Bob Neumann; Phoebe's Garden Cafe; David and Maria Rapasadi; Linda Roche Real Estate; Rosalie's Cucina; Julie and Joseph Scuderi; Sherwood Inn; Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, Skaneateles Jewelry, Skaneateles Journal; J.B. and Erin Werner; and Welch Allyn.
The 2006 gala featured singer/songwriter Ben Taylor and was "sold out" in a week. His performance was mature, fresh and stunning. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact Joe Strodel, Jr. at 685-2414.
Tickets are $250 for preferred seating, $150 for patron seating, and $100 for regular seating, and include cocktails and dinner by Sherwood Inn, Phoebe's Garden Cafe, and Rosalie's Cucina. Purchase tickets directly at the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce (or call 685-0552) or online at: www.skaneateles.com. Other questions, contact Arts Council board members Linda Dolmatch 685-8023or Rachel Harms at 685-8110.
Skaneateles Area Art's Council at work:
The last couple of years the Skaneateles Area Arts Council has seen a bit of reorganization. Originally its mission stated the need for a new performance space. The new board is instead focusing on utilizing existing space within the community.
The new mission statement reads as follows: The mission of the Skaneateles Area Arts Council is to celebrate the visual and performing arts by creating an environment where cultural activity thrives in our community. Support of the Arts Council is tax-deductible to the extent allowed.