Spring Open features three receptions
By Willie Kiernan
Albany Street in Cazenovia will be busy between 5 and 8 p.m. Friday April 25 with stores staying open late and three simultaneous receptions.
We're hoping that this will catch on and we'll start a Final Fridays or at least something seasonal. We're already planning a Fall Open, said Jennifer Schutzendorf of The Gallery of CNY.
Cazenovia Jewelry will have New Designs by Susan Machamer. Chameleon Gallery will host Ceramics: Into the Garden. And Artist Jane Egan - A Treasure will open at The Gallery of CNY. Plus many of Cazenovia's stores will stay open late including Amanda Bury Antiques, Cazenovia Artisians, Cazenovia Flowers, The Cheshire Cat, Isabella's, Lavender Blue, Lillie Bean and Tizzy's and Sally's.
Each of the receptions are free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be served. Children are welcome to the events and all artwork and jewelry will be available for purchase and on display through the end of May.
With such a variety of art at each of the receptions, the event is bound to appeal to everyone," said Jason Earley of The Gallery of CNY. "Plus, then people can shop at other stores and go out to dinner. We're just praying the weather is as good as the art.
Karen Eldridge, chair of the HCBD, says the retail community is open and welcomes ventures such as this.
We of the Historic Cazenovia Business District are always looking for ways to involve our local and far reaching communities to promote and explore the offerings of our talented artists, great restaurants and retail offerings," Eldridge said. "We're looking forward to the Spring Open event.
New Designs by Susan Machamer
Mazes and puzzles are the inspiration for Machamer's new jewelry designs. She fabricates her jewelry in sterling silver and 14k karat gold, using unusual gem materials for embellishment and color.