First Friday Gallery Night

Here’s what’s on view in downtown Ithaca:

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The next First Friday Gallery Night will take place on Friday, December 5th

Downtown Exhibitions:  

Benjamin Peters (120 the Commons)

[Group 0]-_DSC2380__DSC2387-8 images-EditCarl Schofield: SchoPhoto

The photo exhibit will contain gallery wrapped prints on canvas and satin cloth. The landscape images used for the prints were captured primarily in the Ithaca area gorges, including Fall Creek, Six Mile Creek, Taughannock Creek, Enfield Creek, and Buttermilk Creek.

Call: 273-1371 Visit: www.benjaminpeters.com

Bloom in Ithaca (134 East State/MLK St.)

340459_2398248367548_1964895754_oLocal Fashion and Beauty Night at Bloom

Enjoy a gallery night event designed especially for women at Bloom! We will be featuring three local fashion designers/seamstresses including Meagan Ragusa of Mami Girl Clothing for Women, Kim Hutsal of Two Foxes Millinery, and Sabine O’Dell of Sew Modern Studio. Patrons will be able to experience and purchase their latest collections as well as get custom fittings and place special orders. In addition, Ashley Lesh from Rasa Spa will be offering beauty and makeup consultations to pull together your Fall/Winter look.

Call 272-2012 or visit http://www.bloominithaca.com

Buffalo Street Books (215 N. Cayuga St.)

buffalo street books

The Fledgling

Margaret Reed has created a series of miniature charcoal illustrations especially for Buffalo Street Books.

They depict the story of how Georgie learns to fly, from the 1980 Newberry Honor Book “The Fledgling.”

Call 273-8246

CAP Artspace (171 State/MLK St. The Commons – enter at Visitor Center)

capTWO EVENTS:

  1.  Cornell University Student Show, “Identity and Global Lens”

Cornell students taking Professor Jean Locey’s class “Photography: Identity and the Global Lens” will exhibit recent work. The class Investigates visual representation of identity in contemporary culture while considering the impact of global perspectives on the understanding and interpretation of self through the lens of race, gender, geography.

  1. In the CAP Office: CAP-a-PALOOZA Sale Continues
  2. 250 of 500 donated works of art are for sale for $20 each. Come by the CAP office, located beyond the CAP ArtSpace.

Visit: artspartner.org

 Collegetown Bagels (203 N. Aurora St.)

Ballet of Color by Dru Wheelin 11x14 300dpiA Collaboration of Art

A dual show representing the summer-long collaboration between artists Dru Wheelin and Lois Barden. The show consists of Barden’s photographic images, and Wheelin’s paintings based off of the photographs, resulting in a wonderful collaboration between painter and photographer.

Call: 273-2848 or visit: collegetownbagels.com

 Crow’s Nest Cafe (115 The Commons)

crow's nestInner Space, Works by Andrea Staffeld and Gerry Monaghan.

A collection of paintings and sculptures showing the inside minds of Andrea Staffeld and Gerry Monaghan.

 

Call 273.8239

Community School of Music and Arts (330 E. State/MLK St.)

CSMAArts for All Marathon

CSMA kicks off its 7th annual Arts for All Marathon! Multiple artists present benefit mini-shows in the “Four Running Feet” exhibition; and artworks up for bid in the Marathon online auction are on view. From November 7-24, artists and arts patrons will be raising funds for CSMA scholarships and education programs; see http://www.artsforallmarathon.org.

Call: 272-1474 or Visit: csma-ithaca.org

Elevator Music and Art Gallery

@New Roots Charter School (116 North Cayuga Street/The Clinton House)

new roots“From Burma to Buffalo: Picturing the Refugee Experience”

Photographs by Tim Gera

 

A picture is a hint of the greater story behind it. In 2009, I was in a group of documentarians, including Scott Murchie, Brett Williams, and Tom Haywood, who began a film named “Nickel City Smiler.” We wanted to relay what we’d witnessed while in a community of Karen refugees resettled from Burma (Myanmar) into Buffalo, NY. These photographs are pieces of that project, showing the individuals who’ve come here. Some pose for the camera, others are candid, but each hints at the bigger story: of fleeing genocide for an unknowable future in a place that is both supportive and hopeful, and yet still thwarting and oppressive. Opening from 5pm to 7:30 pm

Visit newrootsschool.org or call (607) 882-9220

Finger Lakes School of Massage (1251 Trumansburg Rd.)

Anahata editEtosha Blank: Masks for Healing

When a person is experiencing a traumatic event or a significant change, there are stages of healing that can take place. Creating a mask provides an outlet for one’s spirit and a reflection of one’s emotions for each stage of healing. Masks also allow a person to try on and experience different approaches and viewpoints to a situation. When one does not feel as strong or able to see outside of the immediate chaos, it is helpful to have a mask that reflects and reminds us of our many buried strengths deep from within. We all have the tools within us to heal, sometimes those tools feel more accessible when they have a face and a name.

Call 272-9024

Gimme! Coffee (430 N. Cayuga St.)

Gimme Coffee

 

Justyne Griffin

“2015 Calendar”

Watercolor paintings

Call 280.9671

 

Handwork (102 W. State/MLK St.)

Jill Hoffman, Painted Lake Stones and Original Artwork

handwork

Join Handwork for Gallery Night as local artist and illustrator Jill Hoffman paints live in store. Inspired by folklore and animal totems, Jill hand paints whimsical creatures on Seneca and Cayuga Lake stones as well as creates mixed media animal portraits. Come see her imaginative take on foxes, owls, cats, wolves and more. Refreshments and snacks provided.

Call 607.273.9400 or visit http://www.handwork.coop

Kitchen Theatre Company (417 W. State/MLK St.)

kitchen theatreBranching Out: Paintings by Kent Goetz

Kitchen Theatre Company’s gallery features new paintings by Kent Goetz, Professor and Resident Scene Designer at Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts. Goetz says, “I marvel at the drama I see in the way a tree interacts with its surroundings – standing singularly tall and majestic in an open meadow for instance, or combining forces with its comrades to mark the boundary of a lonely farm. By painting a tree, I’m trying to discover and reveal the drama implicit in the way it conflicts and integrates with the world around it.”

Call: 272-0403 or Visit: www.kitchentheatre.org

PADMA Center for Natural Therapies (114 West Buffalo St.)

padmaDavid Watkins will exhibit a series of photographs from extensive perennial garden. See how he conveys how light and shade affects a plant at different times of the day, the graphic nature of the leaves, stems and blooms and color both strong and subtle makes for great and timeless images.

 

http://www.davidwatkinsjrphotography.com

 

Sacred Root Kava Lounge and Tea Bar (139 W. State/MLK St. (entrance on Geneva)

 SHE IS EVERYONE

sacred root kava loungeEsteemed artist Gaia Woolf-Nightingall presents an eclectic collection of canvases, which weave bold colours and ancient Celtic pattern into the story of the universe made conscious from the flesh and bone of our nascency, ever evolving and yet remaining constant.

Also on display is local artist Judi Galgoczy’conceptual self portrait art installation. She has created a positive self reflective experience for the viewer in mirrored affirmations. Judi asks that you join in a prayer ribbon ceremony by taking a ribbon, saying a prayer, holding an intention or making a wish and tying it to the provided wall hanging – cultivating and holding sacred space together.
Further, in collaboration both Gaia Woolf-Nightingall & Judi Galgoczy have joined together in a shared vision creating “ALTAR OF THE HEART PATH” a sculptural installation holding Divine intent in form.

Call 272-KAVA or visit http://www.sacredrootkava.com

 Sarah’s Patisserie (130 E. Seneca St. at Seneca Place)

Sarah's Patisserie

Lydia K. Dolch presents an inspiring marriage of abstract painting and monoprint. Her focus on saturated color, bold movement and rich texture, unite as one to celebrate the sacred, found in the pause between moments of action.

 

Call 319.0272 or

visit www.sarahspatisserie.com

 Silky Jones (214 E State/MLK St)

silky jonesIntroducing the first combined show of small works by Annie Eller and Rose Gottlieb. This will be the first public showing of Eller’s intricate pen and ink drawings inspired by Ithaca’s East Hill Recreation Trail and the Cornell Plantations. Gottlieb will be displaying new paintings and screen prints for her ethereal series “Animal Dreams and Sleeping Wild Cats.”

aldedom@gmail.com or visit http://www.silkyjoneslounge.com

Sola Gallery (215 N. Cayuga St.)

SolaCOLOR AND LINE: TWO ARTISTS, MICHAEL SAMPSON AND ELIZABETH MCMAHON

An exhibit that explores in the work of these two artists the dynamism hidden in the world of abstraction.

Call: 272-6552

or

Visit: solagallery.com

 State of the Art Gallery (120 W. State/MLK St.)

Soag“Giving Thanks for 25 Years,” an all-member show will conclude the gallery’s 25th anniversary year. Thirty members will exhibit paintings, watercolors, photographs, prints, drawings, collage, sculpture and mixed media work, Nov. 5-30, 2014. This Gallery Night will be even more exciting at State of the Art with the drawing for winners of its third raffle. Raffle tickets for work donated by members may still be purchased until the drawing takes place during the reception from 5-8pm.

Call: 277-1626 or Visit: www.soag.org

 Sunny Days of Ithaca (123 S. Cayuga St.)

sunny daysGlass Beads by Laurie Ament – Live Torch Demonstration

Witness a live demonstration of the art of glass beadmaking. With fourteen years of lampworking experience, Laurie is best known for her small sculptural beads.

Call 319-5260

 The Frame Shop (414 W. Buffalo Street)

unnamed“Loving Hands” by Monroe Payne

If the eyes are the window to the soul, the hands are the physical manifestation of the soul.Hands in their youth and age show the love they feel, the love they act on, and the love that they have felt over their lifetime.Come and feel this display of emotion filled black and white images with your heart.

Call (607) 272-1350 or visit http://www.theframeshopithaca.com

The History Center in Tompkins County (401 E. State/MLK St.)

history center

The History Center in Tompkins County will open its doors on Friday, November 7th to allow visitors to explore the exhibitions Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer, and Captains, Commerce, and Community: The Impact of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County.

Call 607.273.8284 or visit www.TheHistoryCenter.net

 The Ink Shop (330 E. State/MLK St.)

Ink shopThe 18th Mini Print International

A juried exhibition of prints no larger than 4″x4″. The Exhibition has been held bi-annually since 1985 and was founded and directed by Bev McLean who sought to challenge artists and provide an affordable form in which international art could be brought together. The exhibitions have toured throughout the US and abroad.

 

Call: 277-3884 or Visit: www.ink-shop.org

The Shop (312 E. Seneca St.)

the shopImagination: Recent Paintings by David Jackier

David Jackier is an artist who has been creating sculpture and painting for over 60 years.

In his current series of paintings he shares the inhabitants of his imagination with whimsy and style.

For info visit davidjackierart.blogspot.com/

 

Titus Gallery (222 the Commons)

TitusLuminous Lakes, Glorious Glens: Recent Paintings by Brian Keeler

 

Gorgeous paintings of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes by award winning artist Brian Keeler.

Opening reception and book signing Friday evening Nov. 7, 5:00 to 8:30 pm.

This show continues until Dec. 31st.

Call 277-2649 or visit http://www.titusgallery.com

 Uncorked Creations Ithaca (102 N. Tioga Street, 2nd Floor)

Uncorked Creation’s New Fall and Winter Artwork

Stop down to view our new Art, where you will find music, treats, and a contest for kids who can draw the best Thanksgiving turkey – the winner will receive a gift card for a free class.

Call 222-6005 or visit uncorkedithaca.com

 Waffle Frolic (146 E State/MLK St.)

waffle frolic

Emily GIbbons will exhibit new plein air and still-life watercolors.

www.artbyemilygibbons.com

 

 

 

Special Events:

Awesome Indie Art Market (The Space at Greenstar, 701 W. Buffalo St.)

indie art marketThe Awesome Indie Art Market will be hosting our 2nd Annual Show at the Space at GreenStar. Co-sponsored by GreenStar, it will feature dozens of local artists, live old time music, contact juggling, face-painting and more surprises. It will be awesome!

Visit AwesomeIndieArtMarket@gmail.com

or call 592-4424

Ithaca Generator (116 W Green St.)

LASER CUT DESIGN STUDIO

Come on down to Ithaca Generator makerspace to design and manufacture something beautiful on our Epilog Zing 40 watt Laser Cutter. Design consultants from Ithaca College Park School of Communications will be on hand to help with your designs and IG members with manufacturing. First come, first served. $5 suggested donation.

Visit ithacagenerator.org or call 269-7436

STREAM Collaborative Architecture and Landscape Architecture, DPC (123 S Cayuga St 2nd floor)

StreamSTREAM Collaborative invites you to our 2nd annual open house, where you will have the opportunity to view a curated selection of some of Ithaca’s most exciting architecture and design work. Some of the projects include: The Chain Works District, The New Yorker cartoons, a collection of maps that will let you experience Ithaca through data and details of a mixed-use building for Inlet Island.  The STREAM Colab is a shared co-working space, consisting of: architects, landscape architects, engineers, designers, illustrators, planners and other creative professionals. We recently expanded our office and look forward to introducing you to our newest members.

Contact: www.streamcolab.com or 216.8802

 

Sneak Preview to December 5th Gallery Night:

Downtown Exhibitions:

Bloom in Ithaca (134 East State/MLK St.)

Handmade for the Holidays

Celebrate “Handmade in America” with some of Bloom’s local jewelers and designers. Enjoy refreshments while you shop for unique handmade gifts you feel good about giving, made by indie artisans and small ethical businesses you feel good about supporting. Sterling silver and mixed-media jewelry, stylish handbags, hand-painted minidresses, vinyl wallets, one-of-a-kind dolls, and hand-knitted baby gifts are just some of the beautiful things available at Bloom–where everything is Made in America!

Learn more at http://www.bloominithaca.comCall 272-2012 or visit http://www.bloominithaca.com

Buffalo Street Books (215 N. Cayuga St.)

buffalo stEmily Koester: Play, Craft, Transcend

Emily’s unique and vibrant pieces combine abstract and natural forms into a theme of transcendence, play and craft. These translucent designs have roots in the style of stained glass, branches in vibrant twists of modern color, and flowers of multidimensional, contrasting, light and darkness.

Call 273-8246

Benjamin Peters (120 the Commons)

benjamin petersBenjamin Peters invites you to view the collaborative exhibition of Gina Cacioppo and Ursula Hilsdorf. Both artists focus on the human form and concepts surrounding every day life and the human condition. The work that will be shown encompasses the realms of 2D and 3D art (cast resin, ceramics, and drawings

Call: 273-1371 Visit: www.benjaminpeters.com

CAP Artspace (171 State/MLK St. The Commons – enter at Visitor Center)

Don Ellis: Outdoor mobiles

photo_3-2A mobile needs to be neither a weathervane nor a whirligig. It needs to be ambiguous relative to the wind. Then it will be interesting to watch and it will be involved in its venue. The movement of each piece relative to the other pieces should be unpredictable. Then its encounter with shadows, its screening of objects behind, and its color variations will be unpredictable.

Visit: artspartner.org

Cellar d’Or (136 E. State/MLK Street)

cellar 'dorScene: Collages and Drawings”

Peter Fortunato

Collages that combine pictorial narratives and text with abstract designs as well as drawings that suggest natural forms.

Also, a chance meeting with an over-the-hill wine barrel and a renewed interest in woodworking led Tim McKinney to experiment with furniture made from the barrel’s distinctly curved white oak staves. He now builds several tables and a signature stool from wine barrels no longer useful to local vintners.

Call 319-0500 or visit www.thecellardor.com

Collegetown Bagels (203 N. Aurora St.)

ctbFlowers and Bones

Acrylic Paintings by Kristin Dutcher

Call: 273-2848

or visit: collegetownbagels.com

Community School of Music and Arts (330 E. State/MLK St.)

csmaAnnual Open Show

Curated by Michael Sampson, CSMA’s Open Show presents works in a variety of media and styles by more than 30 local artists. A local favorite every year, the show celebrates the eclectic visual arts interests of our community! Special appearances by handbalancing acrobatic artist Gretchen Ernst during our Gallery Night opening!

Call: 272-1474 or Visit: csma-ithaca.org

Decorum-Too Oriental Rug Store and Gallery (215 N. Cayuga Street, Dewitt Mall)

decorum tooAnn Day began painting in watercolor in her thirties and has worked on landscapes for some fifty years. The watercolors in this exhibit are scenes from Europe, South America and the United States.

Call 607-319-0944 or visit www.Decorum-too.com

Elevator Music and Art Gallery

@New Roots Charter School (116 North Cayuga Street/The Clinton House)

Opening December 5th from 5:00 to 7:30pm

White Noise

Sound and Space Installation by Rebecca Cutter

Everyday consumable objects, used in mass quantity and easily discarded are what inspire Rebecca Cutter’s installation art. In White Noise, discarded mundane objects embodying controversy are multiplied, magnified and glorified.

Visit newrootsschool.org or call (607) 882-9220

Fibers Boutique (215 N. Cayuga St./DeWitt Mall)

New Fall/Winter designs by Joan Reuning and others at Fibers. Jackets, coats, sweaters and jewelry.

Call 607. 277.2777

Gimme! Coffee (430 N. Cayuga St.)

Gimme Coffee

Samantha Liddick

New Work

Fine art photography.

Call 280.9671

Home Green Home (215 E. State/MLK Street)

home green home

Taughannock Creek Photographs

by Fernando Llosa

Call 607-319-4159

or visit www.homegreenhome.com

Handwork (102 W. State/MLK St.)

quilled snowflake caroline spellman handworkJoin Handwork for our biggest Gallery Night of the year as we host 2 hands-on activities guided by our artist members. Learn how to make quilled paper snowflakes with Caroline Spellman and create your own clay ornament with Colleen McCall. Michael Parkhurst will also be demonstrating how he creates his beautiful end-grain cutting boards. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres provided.

Call 607.273.9400 or visit http://www.handwork.coop

Jon Reis Photography (2nd Floor, 102 W. State/MLK St.)

jon reisHim/Her: Photography (and more) by Jon Reis and Dede Hatch

In addition to new and vintage prints by both photographers, Dede will be showing her unique photo-necklaces and her Ithaca Rocks™ earrings. Creative gifts for the remarkable people in your life.

Call 272-1966 or visit http://www.jonreis.com

Kitchen Theatre Company (417 W. State/MLK St.)

kitchen theatreBranching Out: Paintings by Kent Goetz

Kitchen Theatre Company’s gallery features new paintings by Kent Goetz, Professor and Resident Scene Designer at Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts. Goetz says, “I marvel at the drama I see in the way a tree interacts with its surroundings – standing singularly tall and majestic in an open meadow for instance, or combining forces with its comrades to mark the boundary of a lonely farm. By painting a tree, I’m trying to discover and reveal the drama implicit in the way it conflicts and integrates with the world around it.”

Call: 272-0403 or Visit: www.kitchentheatre.org

PADMA Center for Natural Therapies (114 West Buffalo St.)

padmaDavid Watkins will be exhibiting his photography through December 31st. Stop by during gallery night to see how his work compliments the space!

http://www.padmacenter.com or http://www.davidwatkinsjrphotography.com

Sarah’s Patisserie (130 E. Seneca St. at Seneca Place)

sarah's patisserieImages on Metal

Photos printed on metal represent a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Colors are vibrant and the luminescence is breathtaking. Debbie uses this new method to infuse light and color into her images of flowers to create a warmth that is sure to chase away those winter blues.

Call 319.0272 or visit www.sarahspatisserie.com

Silky Jones (214 E State/MLK St)

silky jonesBetween streaks of paint and cosmic forms Eric Draper created his new series of abstracts now being exhibited through December 31st.

aldedom@gmail.com or visit http://www.silkyjoneslounge.com

Sola Gallery (215 N. Cayuga St.)

solaThe Sola Gallery will be presenting a show of Japanese prints, They include an Utamaro of three beauties on the seashore, an Eizan of a woman looking out to sea, and a collection of bookplates delineating silk-making, from feeding the grubs to spinning silk.

Call: 272-6552 or Visit: solagallery.com

State of the Art Gallery (120 W. State/MLK St.)

soagState of the Art commemorates twenty-five years in the art business in Ithaca with its “25th Anniversary Juried Show” during December. All media will be shown in the exhibition–paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, collage and mixed media. (Photography has its separate show in the gallery in March.) Work in the show will be judged by Bill Hastings, artist and lecturer in the Department of Art at Ithaca College, who will award up to $600 in prizes.

Call: 277-1626 or Visit: www.soag.org

Studio West (516 West State/MLK St.)

Heidi Lee

The Artist Within

Artist Heidi Lee invites you to an exhibit of abstract painting and multi media that celebrates the Artist Within all of us.

Call 607-277-5647

Sunny Days of Ithaca (123 S. Cayuga St.)

sunny daysFaux Antique Signs by Christopher Wolff

Christopher Wolff discovered his love for drawing at an early age. A native of New York State, Wolff’s experience of the historic buildings and artifacts of the region stimulated his interest and eye for period art. For this exhibition, he has created faux antique signs of local interest using weathered Civil War era boards and period typefaces.

Call 319-5260

The History Center in Tompkins County (401 E. State/MLK St.)

history centerSwitched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer

Captains, Commerce, and Community: The Impact of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County

On Friday, December 5th, The History Center in Tompkins County will hold a clearance book sale, and book signing by local authors Jane Dieckmann, Carol Sisler, and Patty Davis. Come browse our bookstore shelves, talk to local authors, and find the perfect holiday gift. The History Center hopes you’ll join us in supporting our community through purchasing unique, local products this holiday season.

Call 607.273.8284 or visit www.TheHistoryCenter.net

Titus Gallery (222 the Commons)

titusLuminous Lakes, Glorious Glens: Recent Paintings by Brian Keeler

Recent paintings of the Finger Lakes by award winning artist BRIAN KEELER.

Call 277-2649 or visit http://www.titusgallery.com

Tompkins County Public Library (101 E. Green St.)

TCPLMontage Histories: Tompkins County, through Photographs 1864-2014

Illustrating significant buildings, places, and landscapes of Tompkins County from 1864 to 2014, this exhibit brings together historical research and photographic montage to demonstrate “that architecture and life of Tompkins County is not a static thing, but something that grows, changes, evolves, just as any living thing.” (Laurie Snyder) The photographers have used the practice of re-photography, in which historic images are merged with new photographs of the same site, to create montages that capture life in Tompkins County since the Civil War. An accompanying catalogue featuring photographs and explanatory text panels will be available for sale during Gallery Night.

After 5 PM on Gallery Night please enter the Library through the BorgWarner Community Room door, behind the bus shelter on Green Street.

Call: 272 4557 or E-mail sgrubb@tcpl.org or visit http://tcpl.org

 Special Events:

indie art marketAwesome Indie Art Market (The Space at Greenstar, 701 W. Buffalo St.)

The Awesome Indie Art Holiday Market will be held at the Space at GreenStar on First Friday Gallery Night , Dec 5, from 5-8pm. In addition to featuring Local Art, Crafts, Food and Music, have your holiday picture taken at photographer Rachel Philipson’s Photo Booth!

Visit AwesomeIndieArtMarket@gmail.com or call 592-4424

Christian Science Reading Room (117 South Cayuga Street)

Creating Origami Kindness Boxes

Join the fun of folding origami gift boxes from beautiful origami papers. (We can help you!) Write out a gift of kindness to enclose in it. Then feel the fun of giving it! This event is for adults, children, families, everyone!

Call 272-1650

SewGreen (12 N Cayuga Street)

Kat Anible fashion SewGreenLocal, Green, & Gorgeous: Fashion Show at SewGreen

Kat Anible debuts a line of original apparel with a fashion show at 7 pm. Kat’s Russian roots are evident in the luxurious look of dressy winter vests with wraparound collars. The line also includes dresses and tops. Each garment is one-of-a-kind, made from fabrics from SewGreen’s reuse store. Kat, who has been designing and sewing since she was 15, is a fashion artist and professional seamstress. Her fashions will featured at the SewGreen store throughout the holiday season.

Visit http://www.sewgreen.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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