Art Exhibits

Jo Krajci          Peter Blackwood

Working from her Me and My Shadows Paper cutting Studio, Jo Krajci mastered the intricate art form that first attracted her in 1980 when a magazine article on silhouette cutting piqued her interest. Her professional credits include being accepted to the nationally-known Early American Life Magazine Directory of the 200 Best Traditional Artists/Craftsmen for 2000 through 2006. Her work has been featured in national publications and displayed in private collections, retail and museum gift shops, and at fine art and fine craft shows.

“This is a very special collection of the late Jo Krajci’s art….a treasure trove of her unique and intricate work.   Charlie Kingsley was her partner in life and love and came to me with this sketchbook full of her paper cuttings.  He didn’t even realize how many completed, signed pieces were held in its pages and as I looked through I knew I was holding something very  special.  Among the pages of the sketchbook were the complete and nearly complete works seen here in the library, along with many half finished pieces and  hundreds of tiny animals, figures, flowers etc., cut out and stuffed into envelopes waiting to be put together.  It holds a glimpse into Jo’s process and prolific body of work.  I am very honored to have helped Charlie put together this retrospective of a beloved Naples Artist.”

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To purchase any of the pieces on display please contact:
Charlie Kingsley @ 585-747-2481   or
Lauren Hirsh @ 585-455-3020 or

Women Artists of the Finger Lakes — Bursting with Creativity

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Permanent Installation – Peter Blackwood, photography. Peter is best known for his nature, landscape, event, wedding, and portrait photographs. More at

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