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, October 3rd

Downtown Exhibitions:

Benjamin Peters (120 the Commons)

Carl 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:

 Buffalo Street Books (215 N. Cayuga St.)

Abandoned. Lost. And Rescued.

Oil Paintings by Judy Keil, 2003 – 2014

Judy Keil shares with us her stunning depictions of beloved dogs, rendered with love and artistic deftness.

Call 273-8246

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


  1. In the CAP ArtSpace: Clarissa Plank “Overrun”, a series of reduction woodcut prints that investigate the fear and fascination we feel when faced with the natural environment. Insects epitomize this complicated relationship because of their duality; they can induce nightmares, and function as fashionable, pleasing designs at the same time. “I choose to depict insect pests that I am familiar with from growing up in the northeast: these insects are known to farmers, gardeners and residents in this region.”
  2. IN THE CAP OFFICE: CAP-a-PALOOZA SALE. Doors open at 5pm. Hundreds of art pieces have been donated for this CAP fundraiser. All work is $25 each on October 3 and 4. On October 5, all work will be $20 each.   The CAP office is located beyond the CAP ArtSpace. (Exit the rear door of the ArtSpace and you’ll see the CAP office on your left.) More information at . (Note: artists can donate work up until October Visit:

Cellar d’Or (136 E. State/MLK Street)

cellar d'orMichael Sampson presents a series of thickly textured oils using the figure, shape, and color as inspiration.


Call 319-0500

or visit


Collegetown Bagels (203 N. Aurora St.)

Sam Meyer-Photography Initial showing

Call: 273-2848 or visit:

CSMA (330 E. State/MLK St.)

culturaNew Latin@ Art (Nuevo Arte Latino)

Includes works by 13 local artists whose ancestries or families are made up of Latin American and Latin@ individuals. Representing eight different Latin American countries, these artists work in media ranging from painting to sculpture to drawing to photography. Curated by visiting Mexican artist, Armando Santa Ana, the show has been organized by CULTURA Ithaca in celebration of Latino Heritage Month.

Call: 272-1774 or Visit: or

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

Decorum TooHelena Cooper: Forms Interconnected

Each of Cooper’s paintings is a fusion of gesture, texture and color to rhapsodic effect. In addition to energetic brushwork there is a play of drips, pours and splashes, evocative of Abstract Expressionism. Cooper moves the painting itself as well as her brushes in the act of creation.


Call 607-319-0944 or visit

 Elevator Music and Art Gallery

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

new roots“Celebrate People’s History – a visual journey through social movements past and present”

Pictures speak 1,000 words–and the poster series (over 100 posters total!) contain a vast history of social movements, people’s empowerment, and resistance. The posters are published by the Just Seeds Artist Cooperative, an international group of artists covering a wide variety of social movements. The show also includes original print editions by Just Seeds artists. The Durland Alternatives Library curates a collection of this art to further it’s mission of social transformation.

Opening from 5pm to 7:30 pm

Visit or call (607) 882-9220

Finger Lakes School of Massage (1251 Trumansburg Rd.)

finger lakes school of massageFuLang: Let Go

This series of paintings reflect life’s act of balance with all that exists. The power of the present moment and letting go allow all to be part of life’s flow, healing process, and evolution.

May these paintings aid your evolution and remind you of your connection to the greater whole.

Call 272-9024

Gimme! Coffee (430 N. Cayuga St.)


Ryan B. Curtis

“New Work”

Alternative print processes on wood

Call 280.9671

Handwork (102 W. State/MLK St.)

June Szabo Handwork 1Weaving demonstration at Handwork Co-op

Fiber artist and teacher June Szabo will be demonstrating how to make a simple back-strap loom on a warping board. An ancient craft, the oldest known woven fiber dates back to 7000 BC. A person could weave for a lifetime and not cover every combination of pattern, color, texture, style, material – the possibilities are truly endless. Join us at Handwork and gain hands-on experience from 5-8pm. Hot cider and other refreshments provided.

Call 607.273.9400 or visit

Ithaca Generator (116 W Green St.)

IC Park Communications students at Ithaca Generator

Come down to the Ithaca Generator makerspace to design and manufacture jewelry on the Epilog Zing 40 watt laser! IC Park students will be offering their design expertise and IG members, their manufacturing savvy. Art & Technology, Unite!

Visit or call 269-7436

Jari Poulin Photography (Gallery 108) (108 W. State/MLK Street, 2nd Floor)

jari poulinPlatinum/Palladium and Ziatypes

Recent work by photographer Jari Poulin from the Dance/Memory series that was printed this summer in Palladium based processes will be shown. These historic processes produce one of a kind prints known for their depth and tonal range.

Call 607-379-6244 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.)

padmaMichele Kiefer will exhibit her series of landscape paintings through October 31.


Visit or for more info.



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

sarah's patisserie

Charismatic Megafauna: paintings by Christi Sobel

A collection of playful new watercolor paintings, honoring the mysteriously hip and trendy weird animals of the moment.

Call 319.0272 or visit

SewGreen (112 N Cayuga St)

sewgreenPaintings by Elizabeth McMahon

Richly-hued abstract surfaces shown in a uniquely artful environment of textiles and fibers. Opening October 3 at SewGreen, 112 N Cayuga St, and running through November 15. For a preview of Elizabeth’s work:, 607-319-4106.

Silky Jones (214 E State/MLK St)

silky jonesJustin Zoll will exhibit his series of new work through October 31st. or



Sola Gallery (215 N. Cayuga St.)

SolaThe Sola Art Gallery will be showing paintings of Patrizia Levi. Now a psychiatrist in New York, she was born and raised in Florence, Italy. Her work shows a passion for color that even in abstraction reflects her memories of the Tuscan landscape.

Call: 272-6552 or Visit:

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

soagState of the Art Gallery features artists of the Greater Ithaca Art Trail October 1-November 2, 2014. This is a great chance to preview the work of the Art Trail artists in one place before choosing which studios to visit. Seeing the actual work often has a greater impact than just viewing it on a computer screen and every year many people do their “Art Trail research” at the gallery. Art Trail open studio weekends are October11/12 and 18/19. And in the Salon, we have the monthly show of members’ work plus art for this year’s raffle–buy a ticket while you’re at the gallery!

Call: 277-1626 or Visit:

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

sunny daysFairy Fun

Erick Clasen, a mixed media artist (combination of pencil and digital) from Maine, NY, brings his fairy prints to downtown Ithaca where you can see, feel and experience the magic. His partner Renée Guidelli, will also be on site with fairy tales, and crafts for all ages. Because there’s a little fairy in all of us, whether you’ve discovered her yet or not!

Call 319-5260

The Frame Shop (414 W. Buffalo Street)

frame shopWe are thrilled to welcome artist Neil Berger back to Ithaca for a beautiful evening of art. Neil will be displaying his oil paintings of Ithaca and the surrounding area in a show titled “New Landscapes”.   Also, as a special treat, The Frame Shop will be helping kick off Cider Week by offering tastes from Redbyrd Orchard Cider.

Call (607) 272-1350 or visit

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

history center

Moogtober Kickoff: Live Synthesizer and Light Performance


The History Center will kick off “Moogtober” with a very special performance by The Electric Golem and Scott Callan, in conjunction with live light painting by artist Stephen Schweitzer. This improvised performance will feature digital and analog synthesizers accompanied by Schweitzer’s interactive live light art installations.

Call 607.273.8284 or visit

Titus Gallery (222 the Commons)


By Brian Keeler

Beautiful oil paintings of our streams, waterfalls, lakes and towns.

Call 277-2649 or visit

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

tcplCelebrating 150 Years, Tompkins County Public Library features 4 exciting exhibits at Friday Gallery Night:


“Lincoln: The Constitution and The Civl War”, “Montage Histories: Tompkins County, New York, through Photographs 1864-2014” “Tompkins County in a Time of War: Life on the Home Front and on the Battlefield” and “Mightier than the Sword: The Impact of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Cornell University Glee Club will perform in the Avenue of the Friends at 5:30 PM. Entry to the Library after hours is through the BorgWarner door behind the bus shelter on Green Street.

Call: 272 4557 or E-mail 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!


Call 222-6005 or visit

 Special Events:

Art in the Alley

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

 Art in the Alley: October Edition

 This month’s Art in the Alley will feature a locally fashioned fashion show as well as a flaming flow arts demonstration featuring hoops, poi, and staff spinning by Ithaca’s Circus Culture.


























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