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, August 1st

Downtown Exhibitions:

Buffalo Street Books (215 N. Cayuga St.)

buffalo streetWanderings by Cecile Swift Lippitt

According to the artist, her recent retirement has resulted in plenty of time to wander, and to renew her life long interest in photography.

To quote Susan Sontag, “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

Call 273-8246

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

Biker, Rittenhouse SquareSaltonstall Foundation for the Arts:

Made at Saltonstall: Art from the Residency

The Saltonstall Arts Colony, located just outside Ithaca in the pastures of Ellis Hollow, welcomes artists, writers, and photographers every summer from around New York State. The CAP ArtSpace will house the second of two shows, a June show, and now a July show, featuring work from alumni and present artists at the colony.

Call: 273-5072 or Visit: artspartner.org

Collegetown Bagels (203 N. Aurora St.)

ctbDoreen Smith – Initial Showing

This show includes photographic images that reflect nature’s wonders. Subject matter includes macro images of flowers and animals.

Call: 273-2848 or visit: collegetownbagels.com

Elevator Music and Art Gallery

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

nonameMargaret Ann Poole

Opening July 11th from 5PM to 7:30 PM

Exhibition up from July 11th through end of August

Gallery after July 11th opening will be by appointment only.

Margaret Ann Poole was born in Scarsdale, New York on April 30th 1952. Poole worked predominately with pen and ink and paint, often incorporating the two mediums. Long before reaching her full potential Margaret was diagnosed with leukemia and succumbed to her illness at the young age of thirty three. The work being displayed has been arranged by one of her four sons, Bryan, who believes she would have wanted nothing more than for her work to be exhibited. Her vibrant style and personality shines throughout her collection, exposing raw emotions and the ambiance of the 1970′s.

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

Finger Lakes School of Massage (1251 Trumansburg Rd.)

FLCMSacred Feltings by Angelina Blasich

According to the artist, this work represents a sacred expression of beauty and moment and tactile invitation. The needle felted fine art is made of locally sourced alpaca and wool.

Visit http://www.therapeuticneedlefelting.com to see more art, sign up for a workshop, and learn about therapeutic applications for needle felting.

Call 272-9024

Gimme! Coffee

Processed with VSCOcam with se2 presetCayuga St. Location: (430 N. Cayuga St.)

A Taste of Color

Carly Zavala

This project began after seeing photos from the Hindu festival of color (Holi),

but quickly developed into a desire to show how colors can have an affect on our emotions.

I showed my mother one of the photographs from this set. To me it had a pleasant color combination, but it reminded her of our native Venezuelan flag, which brought up unpleasant feelings.

Combination of colors can yield specific feelings to an individual, and that individual’s perception can vary given his or her past experience with those colors, which is what i hope to portray in this set of photographs.

Call 280.9671

Handwork (102 W. State/MLK St.)

Gio Marmora thumbnailProfessional leather worker Gio Marmora demonstrates his process of stamping and tooling handmade leather bracelets, belts, and more.

Call 607.273.9400 or visit www.handwork.coop

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

Fernando Llosa: Nature Photographs

Call 607-319-4159 or visit www.homegreenhome.com

Lot 10 (106 S. Cayuga St.)

lot10Artist Samuel C. Guy, recent graduate of Alfred University’s BFA program, exhibits his recent paintings and mixed media drawings. His series deals with the issues of coming of age and youth culture, including party culture and the redefined domestic of young adulthood. The exhibit runs through August 31.

Call 607-351-7145 or visit www.ARTeFLX.com//artists.

Mental Health Association of Tompkins County Show to take place at Autumn Leaves Bookstore (115 E State/MLK St).

 States of Mind is a literary magazine focused on mental health. Authors and artists will be sharing their work with the public at Autumn Leaves Book Store on the commons. Come eat, enjoy a few poetry readings, and get your free copy of States of Mind.

Visit www.mhaedu.org or call 273-9250

Mockingbird Paperie (142 The Commons)

 mockingbirdNear and Far

Near and Far is a small collection of photographs by Sheryl D. Sinkow that will be on display at Mockingbird Paperie beginning in July. Included are images of our local landscape as well as exotic non-humans from far away lands.

Call 277.0809 or visit mockingbirdpaperie.com

 Padma (114 West Buffalo Street)

padmaArtist Benjamin Slatoff Burke presents his series “Selected Landscapes (2011-2014)”. Show runs through August 31.

For more info call 607-351-7145 or visit www.benjaminslatoff.com

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

 sunflower fieldMary Beth Ihnken

Large acrylic canvases of flowers, landscapes, and animals.

Call 319.0272 or visit http://www.sarahspatisserie.com

Silky Jones Bar & Lounge (214 E. State St.)

 silky jonesAn exhibit of new paintings of abstract shapes and abstruse figures by Christine McMeekin will be on display though July 30. Food and drinks will be available for all gallery night visitors!

Call 607-351-7145 or visit http://www.ARTeFLX.com/events

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

Sola Gallery (215 N. Cayuga St.)

solaJapanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints

The Solá Art Gallery will be having its annual collection of Japanese woodblock prints. Artists included are Utamaro and Eizan from the late 18th to the early 19th century, and samurai prints by Kuniyoshi and Yoshitora.

Call: 272-6552 or

Visit: solagallery.com

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

_MG_3449Paul Colucci – “Found” (sculptural objects made from reclaimed materials)

For Colucci, the process starts with the beauty he sees in the old weathered objects that have been a part of his life since his childhood in upstate New York. Now, as he creates his pieces, he responds to the textures, shapes, contrasts, and colors of these found objects, building a relationship between two or more of these elements.

Call 319-5260

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

soagState of the Art artists Jane Dennis and Terry Plater will show their work in a two-person show titled “Introspective” at the gallery in July. Dennis uses sewn metal, collaged wood and printed paper to create sculpture about the mind. Plater’s paintings, in oils as well as water-based and dry media, tell or invite stories meant to challenge the mind as well as the eye.

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

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

MoogoSwitched On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer

A special Gallery Night performance by Moog musician Scott Callan and cellist Kayla Sewell, as part of the interactive exhibition that tells the story of Bob Moog and the development of the groundbreaking instruments bearing his name. Call 607.273.8284 x0 or visit http://www.TheHistoryCenter.net.

Call 607.273.8284 or visitwww.TheHistoryCenter.net

Titus Gallery (222 the Commons)

titusCELEBRATING SUMMER

A collection of limited edition prints by several artists. This show includes antique, vintage, and contemporary art. Continues until August 31st

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

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

public libraryTCPL presents our new exhibits:

A COMMON THREAD: to Sew or Not to Sew

An intriguing exhibit curated by Elizabeth Mount that explores recent changes in the way clothes are made from the traditional, painstaking needle and thread and home sewing machine method, to fast fashion and creating garments with glue and tape and laser cutters;

Visual Culture at Ithaca High School: The Annual Student Art Exhibit sponsored by the High School Art Department;

I Look Silly

A collaborative community art project by whimsical abstract artist Ryan McGuire which features sixty local Ithacans posing for portraits wearing a Groucho Marx disguise;

And two exciting new sculptures by Sam Castner that are part of Art in the Heart of the City.

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

Waffle Frolic (146 E. State St.)

0 “Did You Say Something?” Paintings and Illustrations by Jim Garmhausen.

For more info visit www.jimgarmhausen.com, www.ARTeFLX.com/artists

or call 607-351-7145.

 

Preview to August 1st Gallery Night: 

 Benjamin Peters (120 the Commons)

benjamin petersRoots of Nature Photography by Stephanie Emond

An exhibition of photographic images depicting the beauty of nature with an emphasis on landscapes set in fog and glowing in natural light.

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

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

Kaleb&NateCAPpicYou Can Get There From Here – Kaleb Hunkele and Nathan Lewis

Kaleb Hunkele and Nathan Lewis of Standard Art Supply & Souvenir and Ulysses Bunker Press, present new work: You Can Get There From Here. Hunkele & Lewis’ collaboration across modes of production meets here in a series of work on paper that takes up common tropes like education, travel, domesticity, military service, agriculture, and business only to challenge and recharge them with new meaning. Each piece in the series is a large-scale screen print on handmade paper.

Visit: artspartner.org

 Collegetown Bagels (203 N. Aurora St.)

ctb2014Mandalas by 12th Moon

12th Moon received a BFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in 1975 and has been a practicing astrologer since 1982. He designs his mandalas on the computer using Corel Draw and chooses to have them printed as Giclee prints. These Giclee prints are printed locally by artist Stan Bowman on a high-end Cannon ink jet printer with the capacity to print on high quality primed canvass with UV resistant inks.

Call: 273-2848 or visit: collegetownbagels.com

CSMA (330 E. State/MLK St.)

Drawn

CSMAFor his second juried show at CSMA, writer and curator Arthur Whitman has assembled a collection of over forty pieces spanning a range of traditional and less traditional drawing media. Pieces include portraits and figure studies, landscapes and abstraction, still-lifes and sequential works.

Call: 272-1774 or Visit: csma-ithaca.org

 

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

decorum-tooElizabeth Garrison: Mandalas

Elizabeth Garrison’s recent paintings are small personal improvisations on canvas reminiscent of traditional mandalas. Some are purely geometric symmetrical diagrams. Others contain symbolic imagery radiating from, or spinning around, the center. These colorful paintings are created with mindful attention to precision and detail.

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)

 nonameMargaret Ann Poole

Born in Scarsdale, New York, Poole worked predominately with pen and ink and paint, often incorporating the two mediums. Long before reaching her full potential, Poole was diagnosed with leukemia. The work being displayed has been arranged by one of her four sons, Bryan, who believes she would have wanted nothing more than for her work to be exhibited. Her vibrant style and personality shines throughout her collection, exposing raw emotions and the ambiance of the 1970′s.

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

 Finger Lakes School of Massage (1251 Trumansburg Rd.)

FLSMNicholas Down

America Sublime

Nicholas Down’s collection of paintings cross boundaries from the ochres and reds of the deserts of Southwest America, to the interiority of landscapes of emotion and feeling. Evolving from the stylistic developments of the last few years, the paintings continue to be an extended homage to nature and are abstracted impressions of the many places he has visited in this beautiful country.

Call 272-9024

Gimme! Coffee (430 N. Cayuga St.)

Anke Hoffstaetter

New Work

Gimme

I’d like to share a few photos from my daily walks to school during the past two years. These images stem from looking “down below,” where not much was to be expected. Oddly enough, many times I was quite surprised about what I found!

-Anke Hoffstaetter

 

Call 280.9671

Handwork (102 W. State/MLK St.)

Handwork Gallery Night Aug 1An Evening of Watercolors

Bill Mowson has been travelling around and painting the Finger Lakes since 2002 and feels that he has barely scratched the surface. Bill is well known for his serene and beautiful paintings of the regions lakes, gorges and waterfalls. A formally trained scientific illustrator, Christi Sobel’s passion for nature shows in her vibrant and colorful depictions of botanicals, animals and landscapes. Learn about Bill and Christi’s watercolor techniques and watch them paint at Handwork. Refreshments provided.

Call 607.273.9400 or visit www.handwork.coop

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

Jo Gravely ~ Recent Work

sarah's patisserie

Concepts of time, energy, and wisdom are explored through photographs of various “artifacts of nature,” such as bones and nests, to suggest multiple layers of meaning and symbolism.

 

Call 319.0272 or visit http://www.sarahspatisserie.com

 

Silky Jones Bar & Lounge(214 E. State St.)

silky jones

New work by Steve Decker, a “street-art” inspired artist from Binghamton. Show runs through August 31. Food and drink specials will be available.

 

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

Sola Gallery (215 N. Cayuga St.)

sola“MIRÓ AND MORE”, 20th Century Prints

The Solá Art Gallery will be having its annual collection of Japanese woodblock prints. Artists included are Utamaro and Eizan from the late 18th to the early 19th century, and samurai prints by Kuniyoshi and Yoshitora.

Call: 272-6552 or Visit: solagallery.com

 

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

gallery night SOAG aug 14

Up Close and Personal

a two-person show of work by Diana Ozolins and Margy Nelson

Diana Ozolins and Margy Nelson will be showing works on paper and canvas. They are long term friends who met as natural science illustrators. Thirty years later, they still share an enduring love of nature, while exploring different styles and media. Diana paints primarily with oil and palette knife, and Margy draws in line and color on the computer.

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

Studio West (516 West State/MLK St.)

studio westMonroe Payne

Hands: An Intimate Portrait Exhibit

If the eyes are the window to the soul, then the hands are the outward manifestation of the soul’s work.

Hands are not always pretty, not always soft, and not always those of a young couple in love. Instead, they show the wonderful range of emotions and actions that they have experienced over their lifetimes; hard work, caresses, strength, joys, reassurance, and yes, of course, romantic love. Enjoy the images from the youngest (under a week) to the oldest (a couple married 69 years) and everyone in between.

Call 607-277-5647

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

sunny days

Mark O. Johnson – ‘Through an Old Window’

Reverse-on-glass paintings on antique windows

 

Father. Husband. Shepherd of many pets. High school biology teacher. Artist. Mark O. Johnson finds the best of both worlds with the unpredictable Upstate New York weather – driving around, exploring, and scouring for old windows on sunny days and then painting them on rainy days. Any wall is the perfect background for these unique, original pieces, where the 3D effect of the shadows behind the trees helps to beautifully capture elements of the local landscape that you might not have a view of through your “real” windows.

Call 319-5260

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

ink shopFellow Strangers: Prints & Paintings by Alex Contino,

2014 Ink Shop H.P. Kahn Family Fellow

This work reveals a story of personal experience and the human condition. The figures don’t always represent specific individuals; they embody emotions, experiences, environments. The environment thus created is one where joy and excitement are flanked by anxiety and sadness.

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

The Frame Shop (414 W. Buffalo Street)

Frame Shop

Barbara Mink- Small Works

Colorful miniatures and smaller pieces from Ithaca painter Barbara Mink, usually associated with large-scale abstracts.

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

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

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Switched On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer

 

A special Gallery Night performance by Moog musicians, Josh Oxford, Scott Callan, accompanied by cellist Kayla Sewell, as part of the interactive exhibition that tells the story of Bob Moog and the development of the groundbreaking instruments bearing his name.

Call 607.273.8284 or visit www.TheHistoryCenter.net

Special Events:

 Art in the Alley

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

 Art in the Alley: August Edition 

This month’s Art in the Alley will feature fantasy art by award winning artist and illustrator Steve Ellis, a flow arts demonstration with flaming hoops, poi, and staff spinning by Ithaca’s Circus Culture, and demonstrations of 3D printers and the laser cutter at Ithaca Generator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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