Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will present “The Craft of Wood” throughout August, featuring one-of-a-kind dressers, tables, mirrors, jewelry boxes and clocks by Charlie and Deb DeMinck, of Vineyard View Woodworking.
The exhibition opens 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2, as part of Skaneateles’ First Friday art walk. Refreshments will be provided, along with entertainment by the Usual Suspects.
Before establishing Vineyard View Woodworking, in Ontario, N.Y., the DeMincks operated Yesteryears Antiques, specializing in turn-of-the-century oak furniture. “Furniture repairs and refinishing were an integral part of our business,” explains Charlie DeMinck. “Repairing pieces that were 100 years old gave me great insight into how to build furniture that will last and become an heirloom.”
The DeMincks work with such diverse woods as tiger maple, cherry, black walnut, quarter sawn oak, curly cherry, ambrosia maple, sycamore and ash, and use only environmentally friendly waterborne finishes.
They recently took first-place honors in woodworking at the Corn Hill Arts Festival.
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 and Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.