Originally airing Friday Feb. 2, 2018.
WRFA’s Jason Sample talks with Leslie Calimeri, artist and owner/operator of the recently opened Chautauqua Art Gallery in Lakewood.
Chautauqua Art Gallery opened its doors for the first time on Jan. 27, celebrating the occasion with a ribbon cutting and reception.
Community members gathered with Lakewood Village Trustees, Mayor Cara Birrittieri, Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, Senator Cathy Young and a representative from Tom Reed’s office at noon for the ribbon cutting followed by brief remarks by proprietor Leslie Calimeri, Senator Young, Assemblyman Goodell and Mayor Birrittieri. Later in the evening patrons were treated to live music provided by Infinity Performing Arts.
In addition Leslie’s paintings of local landscapes, the gallery is currently displaying prints by Photojournalist David Munch, handcrafted jewelry by Karen Schiavone and handmade knits by Lindsay Porter. A portion of the proceeds from Lindsay’s knits are donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation or the National Parkinson Foundation.
The newly renovated gallery is located at 104 Chautauqua Avenue in the heart of Lakewood. Regular winter hours are Monday and Thursday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment.