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, Nov. 7th

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:

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

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)


  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.


 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:

 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

Call: 272-1774 or Visit:

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 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


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

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:

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.


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


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

 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


 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.” or visit

Sola Gallery (215 N. Cayuga St.)


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

Call: 272-6552



 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:

 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

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

 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:

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


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

 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

 Waffle Frolic (146 E State/MLK St.)

waffle frolic

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




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!


or call 592-4424

Ithaca Generator (116 W Green St.)


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 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: or 216.8802






















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