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With a Gallery, Jeweler Branches Out Into the Art Business

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Works in the collection include paintings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

The West Onondaga County Journal reports that a Skaneateles, NY, jeweler has expanded his business — into the art world. According to the article, Steve Moore of S.J. Moore Jewelers has turned a storage space behind the jewelry business into S.J. Moore Fine Art Gallery, which features paintings by Mexican masters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, as well as works by notable artists like Aldro Hibbard, Emile Gruppe and others. A longtime collector, Moore previously displayed and sold paintings in the jewelry store. “It just got to the point where we wanted a dedicated space for it,” he says.

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