MORRISONVILLE, NY - July 22, 2012
Horse, goat, chickens, dogs, jazz band and art. A good way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
The Stonybrook Gallery is located along the rural end of Mason Street, 72 Mason to be exact, just south of the Route 22B and Salmon River Road intersection. The gallery proper is housed in a one-story storage shed on a farm.
With the sunny (but hot) weather the yard adjacent to the shed was used to extend the gallery's walls. Prints and sculptures were lined up next to a white wooden fence. On the other side a horse grazed in the field, swatting away flies with his flexible tail flipping in all directions.
Offering an array of handmade local gifts, the Gallery is a cooperative of artists who create paintings, jewelry, cards, pottery, scarves, photography, sculptures, and more. It used to have regular hours for customers but the traffic to the spot didn't justify it. Instead, the Gallery is open by appointment and features events to promote some of its artists. Today the spotlighted artists were Penny Clute, Wendy Patunoff and Les Cosgrove.
With a jazz band playing under a shady tent patrons of the arts and their kids walked around and checked out the creative works and also petted the horse, dogs and goat.
|A dog day afternoon can be ruff. This cat decided to hang out in the shade and listen to the cool jazz.|
|"Man, abstract art makes me scratch my head."|