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Local Artisans, Authors and Food Makers in Fairport on May 16

Buzz Bee

May 16
10:00 – 1:00
What’s the Buzz?

3rd Saturday at Fairport Village Landing
Fairport, NY

Fairport Pharmacy & Gift Shop features over 60 local artisans & authors, with many goods on sale during this event (prescriptions exluded).

There will also be a soap making demonstration at 11:00 with Christine Murrer of Koala’s Boutique.

Red Bird Market invites you to sample Pittsford’s Popcorn Charlie‘s delicious Kettle Corn and Caramel Popcorn. Also enjoy ice tea made from Naples favorite, Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery‘s liquid ice tea concentrate.

Nancy Murty: A Matter of Beauty

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THE 1570 GALLERY
Located in Valley Manor
1570 East Avenue
Rochester NY 14610
April 20th – June 6th from 9am-5pm

I have a new painting hanging in the ‘A Matter of Beauty’ show and I’d like to invite you to the Opening Reception on Friday, April 24th from 6-8pm. If you can’t make it to the reception, the gallery will be open from 9am-5pm daily from April 20th through June 6th. ~ Nancy Murty ~

Nancy Murty is a friend and a Hungerford neighbor. I’ve been a fan of her artwork since I became familiar with The Hungerford and now I’m a huge fan of her as a person! She is super nice, very funny and is always willing to share what she knows. I have a feeling that any time she sees something that needs doing she thinks, “How hard can that be?” Her beautifully tranquil studio is the envy of every artist in the building. She’s an amazing graphic artist who took on the rebranding of The Hungerford, a job for which we now pay her, thank goodness.

2014 Holiday at The Hungerford
Most of us credit Nancy’s beautiful design of the Holidays at The Hungerford “ornament” with increased sales this past holiday season.

She recently joined the bird banding team as their Scribe, at Braddock Bay Bird Observatory. You can read about her first day on her blog. She says she’s enjoying it because it’s something she’s doing just for her. I can’t wait to see what sort of incredible paintings come of all that hands-on experience!

The original painting above has already sold, but you can buy prints in her Etsy shop. We also carry her magnets & prints at Fairport Pharmacy & Gift Shop.

Getting to know Nancy has been one of the highlights of my time at The Hungerford.

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The Hungerford
The Place to Buy Original Art
1115 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14609

First Fridays, 6-9pm
Second Saturdays, 10am-3-pm

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Fairport Pharmacy & Gift Shop
Independent Pharmacy + Local Artisans & Authors
122 Village Landing
Fairport, NY 14450

Mon-Thurs, 9am-7pm
Fridays, 9am-6pm
Saturdays, 10am-2pm

Watch for our 3rd Saturday events announced on Facebook.

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Braddock Bay Bird Observatory
Braddock Bay Bird Observatory is a non-profit organization dedicated to ornithological research, education and conservation. BBBO is operated entirely by volunteers, with the financial support of our members. Our primary research and education facility, the Kaiser-Manitou Beach Banding Station, is located on the south shore of Lake Ontario northwest of Rochester, NY.

Jewelry Artisan Sale & Demonstrations

April FB Event Cover

Fairport Pharmacy & Gift Shop will feature our jewelry artisans with sales 10am-2pm and these 3 demonstrations:

10:30 Kathy Houser: Fiber Necklaces & Pins
11:00 Lori Prince: Wire Birds Nest Necklaces
12:00 Carla Staples: Wood Veneer Spiral Earrings

Red Bird Market will host Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery with samples of their fine products, 10am-1pm.

The Corner Bookstore will feature books on hobbies & DIY, 10am-4pm. There will also be a children’s craft event and selected children’s books on sale for 2 for $1.

April Giveaway Beads
We continue our 3rd Saturday Token Program in an artisan way! Make a purchase in any of our 3 stores and you’ll be given a token to one of the other stores. Make a purchase there that day and receive a free gift. We’ve given away hand stitched paper magnets, fused glass magnets and in April, our free gift is a beautiful handmade bead created by Lori Prince. She crafted the bead from polymer clay and embossed and embellished it beautifully. It has a large diameter hole, perfect for those popular bracelets – or slide it onto a cord or chain to wear as a necklace. Slip it onto a length of ribbon for the perfect bookmark.

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Call for Art: Yuletide Traditions

Perinton Historical Society Yuletide Traditions Image 2014

I recently made a new friend, the director of the Perinton Historical Society. We had an appointment at Fairport Pharmacy last week, and even though her first name is Vicki with an “i”, I was half-expecting an old geezer. I say geezer in a loving way, being a woman of a certain age myself. 🙂

Vicki Profitt is younger than I am (so who’s the geezer now??) By the end of our short conversation, we felt like we were related, we have so much in common. It was fun.

She told me about a fundraiser they are holding to benefit the Perinton Historical Society so naturally, I thought of my artist friends!

Donate a decorated tree, wreath or gift basket for silent auctions to benefit the

Perinton Historical Society.

Click the image below, which leads to the pdf with details & registration. The deadline to register is October 25.

Perinton Historical Society Yuletide Traditions 2014

Origami Spirit

Business Card Holders 404

Since I became manager of the Fairport Pharmacy Gift Shop last fall, I’ve been looking for business card holders I could make to display the cards of all of our artists. Why? I’m too frugal for the Pharmacy to pay Staples for those plastic ones, even though they are cheap.

More importantly – we are better than plastic – we’re artsy! I finally found an origami business card holder that I love! So I made 50 last night and will set them out today. I made these out of text weight paper – and yes, they sturdy enough to hold a smart phone, for video viewing and podcast listening. Simple and genius! Leyla Torres’ site, Origami Spirit, is now one of my favorites.

If you are fan of origami, you might get a kick out of my Pinterest board.

Leyla’s instructions for this business card holder are here:

Twitter Alert

City NewspaperCity Newspaper @roccitynews Working on a piece on pet ownership in #ROC. What are some of the pet-related gems in our area? Parks? Businesses? Services?

@roccitynews Fairport Pharmacy Gift Shop features a pet section with handcrafted pet items. facebook.com/FairportPharma…

— Rochester Artisans (@RocArtisans) February 15, 2013

I did have to laugh at myself; I got carried away with an enticing description of the products offered in the gift shop – then I looked up. “Oh, right. Twitter. 140.”

Fairport Holiday Shopping Night – December 13, 5:00-8:00

On Thursday night, 19 Fairport merchants have joined together to celebrate Fairport Holiday Shopping. They will be open later than usual, 8:00, and many will serve refreshments and offer specials. There’s also a gift basket, valued at $150, filled by the participating merchants, offered as a prize drawing. (Need not be present to win!)

As the manager of the Fairport Pharmacy Gift Shop, I promise you there are all sorts of new artful offerings available in the gift shop. Please stop in to see what we have for you, as you make your list and check it twice. Or maybe there is something special there, just for you!

These are the artists currently selling in the gift shop with more to come. It’s a cliche, I know, but literally – new artists and items are being added weekly. It’s fresh and lovely and I hope you stop in to see it all. If not Thursday, sometime soon! (Normal gift shop hours are Mon-Fri, 9:00-7:00 and Sat, 9:00-2:00.)

Artists and Their Products
Amy Deperna – Jewelry Bracelets
Ann Fridman – Quilts, Wall Hangings, Daytripper Bags, Placemats and More
Barbara & Cliff Stetson – Childrens Lamps, Lathe-Turned Wood Pieces
Barbara Sadowski – Diaper Cakes & Welcome Bouquets
Bill Tiberio – Music CD
Brooke Millechia – Hand Crafted Pottery
Christine Waara – Watercolor Prints & Tiles
Danielle Pagani – Hand Crafted Pottery
Darlene Gina Kreutter – Photo Greeting Cards
Diane Schuler – Beautifully Colorful Hats for Kids
Erin Gursslin – Spoon Pendant Jewelry
Ginny Sunderlin – Fabric Purses
Jean Keplinger – Her Book on Perinton History
Linda Foerster -Hair Bows & Flowers and Helloberry Style Bracelets
Lisa Schneider – Fused Glass Ornaments & Recycled Wine Bottle Windchimes
Marc Gaigert & Carol Bell -Metal & Pottery Pieces – Wall Art, Clocks, Wine Bottle Holders, Napkin or Letter Holders
Mary C Catherman – Gorgeous Fused Glass Plates and Bowls
Mary Newquist – Hand Crafted Pottery
Matt Millechia -Music CD
Pat Coleman – Stained Glass Ornaments & Art Pieces
Rita Payton – Chainmaille Jewelry
Ron & Lyndell Millechia – Lathe-Turned Wood Bowls
Sherry Davis – Embossed Greeting Cards
Stacey Brahm – Stenciled & Etched Pictures, Plates & Tiles
Stefani Tadio – Hand Stitched Paper Art – Sticky Notes, Pins and Magnets
Sue Green – Photographs, Framed and Ready-to-Frame
Suzanne Martin – Jewelry with Lots of Sparkle
Suzanne Stevens -Earrings

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