Fusion Art Gallery, in The Photo Shoppe, 8584 Turin Road, will host two events next week:
• A gallery opening honoring the watercolor work of the late Marilyn Schlueter is Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Schlueter had many diverse opportunities. She lived in the People’s Republic of China before general public access. This afforded her many unique opportunities and access to see events and places not accessible to the general public.
Her work has been on display in many local and regional galleries. Schlueter always sought to improve and experience life.
Part of her approach to both living and art was best summed up by her when she said “The quest for mastery is ongoing and while leaning toward detail and reality often there is a charge ahead into the spontaneity of the work to see where it may lead.”
The show will be on display through Nov. 21. The Photo Shoppe is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 pm.
•A book signing will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, to celebrate local author Holly Amidon’s second cookbook titled “Foods from Far and Away; Bringing Regional Dishes Home.”
Amidon will be signing her book from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Amidon credits her parents for instilling a wanderlust in her. Family vacations centered in the Northeast as a child have now expanded to worldwide culinary adventures with her husband and children.
Amidon delights in cooking for and eating with others. The recipes she shares are recognizable comfort food that Amidon takes to new levels by utilizing her own twists.
Amidon loves everything about food.
This passion has led to many culinary adventures and projects including owning an inn and eatery and serving as the pastry and dessert chef for a family-run bistro.
For more information, call The Photo Shoppe at 315-338-5712, or on Facebook www.facebook.com/photoshoppe.