A celebration of Thanksgiving at the Seneca Studio!
Jon Cammarata reports on the hike down and up the historic “jug path” at Carpenter’s Falls:
Jon Cammarata, Bonny Dudden, Doug Whitehouse and Chris Andrews at the trailhead
Graphic Designer Riva Powers is a second-generation artist, whose future came into focus when she learned to draw. Here are a few of her works in watercolor. She notes, “Some are a bit more graphic in approach and mix some pen work in. Others are strictly watercolor.”
In the hands of Joshua Feocco, a Building and Grounds Maintenance Technician at ChaseDesign, wood becomes art. Josh’s first mentor was Clancy Edmonds, an industrial arts teacher, farmer and carpenter, who gave his students a well-rounded, hands-on education.
The latest creation, in Josh's workroom
Copywriter Kihm Winship shares:
“Since so much of my life is about reading and writing, I occasionally like to do something with my hands, outside of my head. And since I love chess, but don’t play very well, making chess boards is a satisfying compensation.
“I wanted a green and white board but probably wouldn’t do this again, since all 64 squares had to be sanded and finished individually. I don’t know what I was thinking.
This summer, four members of the ChaseDesign Adirondack High Peaks Climbing Club topped Haystack, Basin and Saddleback mountains, earning some stellar vistas in the process.
Peter Quintana, Jim Cammarata, Jonathan Fitch and Chris Andrews on the top of Haystack
In 1982, ChaseDesign was expanding. The front entrance on East Genesee Street was moving to the side of the building and ChaseDesign was getting a new face. But what kind of face? Founder and president David Chase wanted the building to say “Design happens here.” He wanted a window that showed neighbors, commuters and travelers what happened inside.
The first panel went up in January of 1983 and since that time hundreds of large-scale design projects have been created around the themes of holidays, seasons and life in the Finger Lakes region.