Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • February 4, 2009 Ramsey Fieldstone Fine Art Gallery, located at 147 East Main Street in Ramsey is hosting a Valentine exhibition, “A Focus of Love,” now through March 31. The exhibit centers on the gallery artists’ fascination with their media and subjects. The display features original paintings and sculptures that epitomize the theme of the exhibition while emphasizing styles and genre that capture modern and traditional sensibilities. Fieldstone Fine Art is pleased to present and celebrate the exceptional skill and unique vision of their gallery artists. Since opening its doors in 2007, Fieldstone Fine Art Gallery has built a reputation as a retailer that supports the community. Not only is the gallery itself a jewel, but the owners have taken extra steps to landscape the property surrounding the distinctive fieldstone building. In addition to grooming their gardens which serve as a backdrop for the gallery’s outdoor sculpture exhibition, coowner Rick Laurenzo decided to landscape the community bike path, which flanks the west side of the building. Laurenzo explains, “The property was in disarray and I wanted to create a small park where pedestrians could relax and enjoy nature in downtown Ramsey.” Gallery opens exhibit; continues community support The beautiful park has become an oasis for cyclists, mothers with baby carriages, joggers and a bridal party. Last fall, Rachel Denson and Danny Engleman wanted to tie the knot in an intimate outdoor setting. Ann Denson, the bride’s mother, noticed the Fieldstone Gallery and its beautiful gardens. “When I saw the lovely park adjacent to the gallery, I knew it would be perfect for our 80 guests — and it was. We could not have been more pleased,” Ann Denson said. Following the ceremony, the wedding party walked across the street to Café Panache for the reception. Fieldstone Fine Art Gallery also supports The Ramsey Historical Association and Ramsey Responds. In an effort to help these non-profits raise funds, the gallery issued prints of artist Tom Austin’s painting, “Main Street, Ramsey 1908,” which celebrates Ramsey’s 2008 Centennial. The Ramsey Historical Association handles the print sales and shares the proceeds with Ramsey Responds. Operating partner/Gallery Director Mariana Maldonado states, “The gallery is committed to being a positive force in the community. With this idea in mind, we decided to make an exception to gallery policy by issuing prints of Tom Austin’s painting and making them available to the ����������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������������������������� ���������������� ������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������� ������� ��������� ��� ������������ ��������� ���������������� �������������� ������������������������ ���������������������������� ��������������������� ������������� Above: A photo of the Denson/Engleman wedding (courtesy of Brooke Ismach of Steven Tackeff Photography). Right: ‘Still Life with Glasses’ by M. Wiedenbaum is part of the new exhibit ‘A Focus of Love.’ Below: ‘Main Street Ramsey 1908,’ the open edition print by Tom Austin. public. That way, residents can own a piece of local history and at the same time help support two (local) volunteer organizations.” Ramsey Historical Association Vice President Ron Kase added, “We are delighted to share in this fundraising effort. Rick Laurenzo and Mariana Maldonado are very generous and have the community’s interests at heart. We all are truly grateful for their support.” Ramsey Responds helps those whose lives have been threatened or altered by illness, job loss, divorce, or other unexpected circumstances. President Harris Recht says, “Fieldstone Fine Art Gallery has been wonderful to help us in our mission to make a difference in people’s lives and we truly appreciate their efforts.” For gallery hours and information please visit www. or call (201) 906-3636.