Opening reception on First Friday, March 6

This March, Gallery 66 NY will be doing something a little different. Three interior designers will create vignettes in each of the gallery’s rooms. The challenge is for designers to use artwork and create a room or vignette around it, in a fusion of work and play, life and leisure, interior design and fine art.

Interior designers participating in the challenge are Nicole Ashey of Burlock Home in Beacon; Lisa McTernan of Lifestyles and Interiors by Lisa in Croton-on-Hudson; and Maryann Syrek of M Studio Gallery in Garrison.

An advocate for sustainability and the local economy, Ashey has designed a playful and contemporary space entitled “Humans for Breakfast.” The emphasis is on the human connection as illustrated through its most prominent feature — a collaborative wall covering using the work of Rebecca Darlington and Donald Alter. Ashey has won two awards from Houzz and has been featured in Poughkeepsie Journal, Hudson Valley Life and Chronogram.

McTernan has been shown in the pages of Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day and on HGTV. As a designer and teacher she mixes custom pieces sprinkled with unusual antique and vintage finds, as witnessed in her retail shop in Croton. McTernan brings her chic, cool and casual style to Gallery 66 with a room entitled “Elements of Nature.”

Syrek creates “The Garden of Sumptuous Silence.” This design vignette beckons one to the place of silent, meditative relaxation that only a garden delivers. The elements of this design utilize close-up photographs of insects and small animals by Jane Marcy. Syrek has published award-winning designs showcased in Westchester Home magazine and has been a featured designer in showhouses throughout New York and New Jersey.

The opening reception is Friday, March 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit is on view March 6 through 29. Regular winter hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information call 845-809-5838 or visit

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