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, September 5th

Downtown Exhibitions:

Amazima: Samite Studio & Gallery (123 South Cayuga Street, Studio 302)

This will be our last gallery night in Ithaca. Amazima gallery is relocating to our new property, Amazima Farm & Studios, in Tully NY and will open early next year. For our last Ithaca gallery night, both new pieces and favorites will be on display.

Call 441.6112 or visit

 Benjamin Peters (120 the Commons)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAG.L. Gould Street Photographs

G.L. Gould will exhibit street photographs taken in and around Times Square over a two-year period. The photos are a mix of “grab shots” and compositions taken with a digital SLR and a small point-and-shoot camera.

Call: 273-1371 Visit:

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

Kathy ArmstrongThis exhibit will preview work from over 50 artists who have (so far) donated to CAP-a-PALOOZA, an annual fundraising event for the Community Arts Partnership, where artwork is sold for $25 from October 3rd-7th.  The public is invited to DONATE WORK at the September 5thGallery Night for immediate display!  CAP-a-PALOOZA guidelines for donating work is at   In a nutshell, 8 x 10 (or smaller work mounted to 8 x 10), unframed. Originals or prints. You don’t have to be a visual artist to donate your art! for questions.


Collegetown Bagels
(203 N. Aurora St.)

CTBMadeleine Ulinski

Leaf Art

Leaf Art is a collection of images and designs cut into the surface of fallen leaves. Each leaf is unique and delicately hand carved to create an original design.

Jacob O’Neil

A Nature Walk

Natural beauty and digital variations

Call: 273-2848 or visit:

CSMA (330 E. State/MLK St.)


A diverse collection of contemporary drawings. Artists include Deborah Bilinski, Leslie Brill, Candace Cima, Margaret Corbit, Pamela Drix, Franklin Einspruch, Paula Eisner, Peter Fortunato, Suzanne Hill, Irina Kassabova, Christopher Loomis, Diane McPherson, David Menichiello, Frank Moon, Diane Newton, Elise Nicol, Sidney Piburn, Margaret Reed, Masha Ryskin, Kim Schrag, Andrea Staffeld, Meyer Stolov, Werner Sun, Ethel Vrana, Jessica Warner, and Melissa Zarem.

Call: 272-1774 or Visit:

Elevator Music and Art Gallery

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

 new rootsSarah Gotowka

I’m High On You

The ritual of drawing song lyrics has been imperative to Sarah Gotowka’s practice for years. This cathartic act results in an artifact that demarcates time and memory attached to a specific song. The site specific exhibition I’m High On You is a large lyric installation that not only serves as a diaristic outcry, but also questions the detrimental effect R&B has on one’s realistic expectations of romance.

Opening from 5pm to 7:30 pm

Visit or call (607) 882-9220

 Gimme! Coffee (430 N. Cayuga St.)

gimmePrantik Mazumder

Grass Roots

A collection of photographs from 2008 to 2014

Call 280.9671

Handwork (102 W. State/MLK St.)

Wood Carving at Handwork

Co-op member Bob Nagel is well known for his cast of wood-carved characters and handmade spoons. Join us and watch Bob carve in store, learn about carving techniques, and enjoy free refreshments.

Call 607.273.9400 or visit

Lot 10 (106 S Cayuga Street)

Lot ten
Drawings and paintings by Brandon Krazinski.

Show runs through October 31.

 Mystic Water Kava Bar & Yoga Studio (109 South Cayuga Street)

Dana Kingsbury a professional artist raised in a local African Dance Community in Ithaca N.Y. allows the natural rhythms of life to speak through her artwork. Having a professional potter for a father immersed her into the general art scene of Ithaca, and turned her onto the creative process at a young age.

Call 607-272-9747

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

sarah's patisserieJanet Locke Recent Work

Locke’s new wooden wall hangings, drawings, and paintings are often inspired by her monthly trips to Brooklyn to see her grandson and his parents. The city of a million stories floods me with images and excitement, which spills back out, inevitably colored by her own story!

Call 319.0272 or visit

 Silky Jones (214 E State/MLK St)

silky jonesNew Work by Bradford Leiby will run through September 30.

 Sola Gallery (215 N. Cayuga St.)


SEPT.6-OCT. 1, 2014

A new collection of prints from Canada, Puerto Rico, England, the USA, China and Denmark.

Call: 272-6552 or Visit:

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

soag‘Alternating Currents,’ a three-person show of new, non-traditional photographs by Stan Bowman, sculpture and mixed media by Mary Ann Bowman and a multi-media installation by Jan Kather will be at the gallery during September.

Call: 277-1626 or Visit:

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

sunny days of ithacaCrystal Taylor Photography: Photo Art Tiles

Gifted photographer, Crystal Taylor of Newfield, N.Y., brings her photos to a new medium – ceramic tiles. Come see and handle these exciting creations for yourself and discover how her photography is braving new territory.

 Call 319-5260

The Frame Shop (414 W. Buffalo Street)

frame shopO Muse!

New drawings from Margaret Reed using Greek mythology as inspiration.

Call (607) 272-1350

or visit


The Ink Shop (330 E. State/MLK St.)

ink shopExchange | Print Your Own Money Portfolio

Printmakers should make money, and they can make all they want when they take the printing of it into their own hands. This exchange is an exchange portfolio of prints which remakes currency into something worth saving.

Call: 277-3884 or Visit:

Titus Gallery (222 the Commons)


TITUS GALLERY is having a GRAND REOPENING during Gallery Night. Paintings and limited edition prints of Cayuga and other beautiful Lakes. Oils, watercolors, and silkscreens. Show continues until October 2nd.

Call 277-2649 or visit

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

UnCorked_Creations_Fin_circleNew Fall Art Work and Open Paint Night

Stop Down to Uncorked (Above American Crafts) and check out the new fall artwork, treats and music! Also, it will be an open paint night, so you can buy a canvas and free paint your own work of art. “Uncork” Your Inner Artist, and come check us out! Live music by Isaac Sharp.

Call 222-6005 or visit

Waffle Frolic (146 E State/MLK St)

Waffle FrolicPrints by Clarissa Plank

Plank’s work deals with the intersection of human and natural systems. In her prints, she responds to different facets of the earth, everyday life, and social systems.

 Special Events:

 Art in the Alley

Located in the alley way off of Green Street (between Cayuga and Geneva Streets)

 Art in the Alley: September Edition

 This month’s Art in the Alley will feature the works of fine artists Jai Khalsa, Jill Hoffman, and Angelina Blasich, as well as a flaming flow arts demonstration featuring hoops, poi, and staff spinning by Ithaca’s Circus Culture, and an opportunity to laser cut your own design at Ithaca Generator.

Community Peace Crane Project

(Christian Science Reading Room117 South Cayuga St.)

CommunityPeaceCrane1Come collaborate! We’ll provide the origami paper – you write a word or message of peace, then fold the paper into a crane (we’ll help.) The Peace Crane Project is designed to promote peace by “arming children with the arts” to move [them] towards a more peaceful world’ one paper bird at a time. This event is for adults, children, families, everyone!   Our month long celebration is in conjunction with September 21 International Day of Peace.

Call 272.1650

Ithacamade (430 W. State/MLK St.)

ithacamadeIthacamade celebrates our community’s annual Aids Ride For Life with a show of work by local artists, a portion of which will go to this year’s ride. Of particular note is work by photographer Kristen Streahle, whose black & white piece “Amalfi” will raise money for her ride.

Call: 272-1396 or Visit:



























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