First Friday Gallery Night
Here’s what’s on view in downtown Ithaca:
The Next First Friday Gallery Night will take place on Friday, January 3rd.
Amazima: Samite Studio & Gallery (123 South Cayuga Street, Studio 302)
Join us at the grand opening exhibition at Amazima: Samite Studio & Gallery. Through photographs and woodwork, Samite tells the stories of his subjects the way we have come to expect him to – truthfully. “Amazima” means truth and this exhibit expresses truth in the beauty of the natural world and the honesty of people’s connections to it.
Call 441.6112 or visit http://www.samite.com
AstroYoga Gallery at The Yoga School (141 E. State/MLK St.)
Works by Damaris Vazquez
BodyPaint art by Ryan B Curtis
An interactive live yoga art demonstration with models painted by Ithaca’s own, Ryan B Curtis. Photographs hung in studio from the AstroYoga Series created and inspired by the lovely, magic artist Damaris. Light refreshments and Kava Kava circles offered throughout!
Call 592.4241 or visit http://www.yogaschoolithaca.com
Benjamin Peters (120 the Commons)
Photography, painting and design inspired by an iconic Ithaca tree in dynamic Ithaca weather. The bud begins as a painting, the tree as a photograph, then natural and artist-made change happens. Same bud, same tree, different flavors. Prints & cards for sale on Gallery Night and at http://www.alisonshull.com .
Call: 273-1371 Visit: www.benjaminpeters.com
CAP Artspace (171 State/MLK St. The Commons -enter at Ticket Center/Visitor Center.)
My work relates to natural processes, forces and replication across a range of materials. For the pieces in this exhibit, I work with texture in layers to develop organic patterns that produce structured paintings.
Call: 273-5072 or
Cellar d’Or (136 E. State/MLK Street)
This exhibition of abstract paintings by Bill Deats comprises mainly non-objective painting, sometimes with vague suggestion of objects within the chaos of color and movement. In this body of work, the artist creates mood and atmosphere using color and value, and principles of motion, movement and balance.
Collegetown Bagels (203 N. Aurora St.)
For Galton, painting is an expression of emotion and energy. What began a year ago as a simple project to add color to her apartment walls has evolved into a true passion. “The feeling of paint between my fingers and seeing the vibrant acrylic paint melding together on a new canvas is pure heart happiness!”
On view Dec 2nd through Jan 2nd
Call: 273-2848 or visit: collegetownbagels.com
Contemporary Trends (121 N. Aurora St)
A group show of paintings, photographs and prints through out Contemporary Trends by a variety of artists. Featuring New York City photorealist Nick Farhi. Artists on display; Alison Shull, Michael Sampson, Andrew Paine, Nick Farhi, Jenn Fuentes, Dora Donovan, Susan Larkin and Sue Hertz.
Call 273.5142 or visit contemporarytrends.com
Crow’s Nest Cafe (115 The Commons)
Jael McGreal: Finding Inspiration Station
Finding inspiration has been an adventure in stopping. Stopping to observe a budding flower, a crack in a sidewalk, or a falling leaf. It’s the things we never stop to see that I’ll be forever grateful for. I hope to share that inspiration through my art by encouraging others to stop and share the moment.
CSMA (330 E. State/MLK St.)
Curated by artist Rob Licht, CSMA’s Open Show presents works in a variety of media by more than 30 local artists. A venerable array of art representing traditional to contemporary styles, the show truly celebrates the vibrant yet eclectic visual arts interests of our community! The Open Show runs Dec. 6, 2013 – Jan. 31, 2014.
Call: 272-1774 or Visit: csma-ithaca.org
Decorum-Too Oriental Rug Store and Gallery (215 N. Cayuga Street, Dewitt Mall)
Patty L. Porter is an expressive realistic painter, focusing on the beauty of the area’s landscapes. She begins exploring her subject on location, interpreting the atmosphere, color, texture, and tonality of the site while doing a field sketch and then by developing an intimate relationship with the subject and the oil paint medium while creating a larger studio painting.
Elevator Music and Art Gallery
@New Roots Charter School (116 North Cayuga Street/The Clinton House)
Opening: Dec 6th, 5:30 to 7:30PM
What an odd but clever place for a show, the old elevator in Clinton House, (now New Roots School) retired from service but retained for its style and charm. It makes a well lit, cozy environment for characters such as those created by artist Mary Ann Bowman to gather and party. Just how many of these fabric and wood creations will it take to fill the elevator? Perhaps some elevator party music is in order.
Visit newrootsschool.org or call (607) 882-9220
Fibers Boutique (215 N. Cayuga St./DeWitt Mall)
Call 607. 277.2777
Gimme! Coffee (430 N. Cayuga St.)
Isabel Reidy, Kari Aldrich, Sam Mameli
A collection of new work, based on and created in public spaces.
Handwork (102 W. State/MLK St.)
Join us for a night of holiday celebration and demonstrations from our artist-members at Handwork. We’ll have Bill Mowson’s watercolor paintings of the Finger Lakes, Mary Beth Larsen creating poinsettia fabric bowls, Michael Parkhurst assembling his signature end-grain cutting boards, and June Szabo weaving in store. Wine tastings by Eremita Winery from Lodi, NY.
Call 607.273.9400 or visit www.handwork.coop
Ithaca Generator (116 W Green St.)
Science & Technology-themed gifts for your loved ones. Made in Ithaca by IG members and friends of IG. IG membership gift cards will be available too!
Visit ithacagenerator.org or call 269-7436
Jari Poulin Photography (Gallery 108) (108 W. State/MLK Street, 2nd Floor)
Poulin will be showing new works in the ongoing Dance/Memory series that explores dancers with selective focus and blur to evoke motion, emotion and to suggest seeing dance as though through the scrim of memory. At the December gallery night she will be showing for the first time, large prints that have been made in a lithographic process known as solar plate etching under the direction of the Solar Plate innovator, Dan Weldon. Through this process, these images are imbued with characteristics that make each print entirely unique.
Jon Reis Photography (2nd Floor, 102 W. State/MLK St.)
Jon Reis is showing real, not PhotoShopped, landscape photographs that challenge the viewer to determine what is real and what is not! Showing with him will be delicate images by Dede Hatch and her “Close to the Heart” photo jewelry. Believe it not!
Call 272-1966 or visit http://www.jonreis.com
Kitchen Theatre Company (417 W. State/MLK St.)
Pilgrimage: paintings by John Lyon Paul
The Kitchen Theatre is pleased to announce a new show in its gallery: ‘Pilgrimage: paintings by John Lyon Paul.’ Large, vibrant abstracts with multiple layers of color and shapes, they are a stunning addition to the Kitchen Theatre lobby. Paul says of the series, “A pilgrimage is a journey of faith … one which presupposes that the sacred is to be found wherever one travels with integrity. From the very beginning one has to make sacrifices. For me, sacrifice means giving up all that is not essential. The process of this pilgrimage is like that of distillation: the inessential is separated out and the sacred remains in concentrated form.
Call: 272-0403 or Visit: www.kitchentheatre.org
Medusa Tattoo (126 W. State/MLK St.)
Camilo Nascimento is a Brazilian-American artist, programmer and musician, fusing the building blocks of music and painting into a variety of works on display at Medusa Tattoo. The show is a mix of pieces that use musical structures and coding as a way to discover visual patterns, colors and forms. Using both jazz and raga song methodology, the interplay of musical memory with improvisational making is the key to each piece.
Call 277.4474 or email email@example.com
Sarah’s Patisserie (130 E. Seneca St. at Seneca Place)
‘The Color of My Mind’ is a play on words that refers to the Buddhist view that the true nature of mind is formless and colorless, while its manifestations are infinitely variable. Fortunato will be showing approximately ten works of mixed media on paper and canvas-board.
Call 319.0272 or visit http://www.sarahspatisserie.com
Sola Gallery (215 N. Cayuga St.)
A variety of choice things from the world of Art and the world of artisans. A rare ‘walkng buddha’ bronze from Thailand, embroidered textiles fromJapan, ceramics from Japan.
Call: 272-6552 or Visit: solagallery.com
State of the Art Gallery (120 W. State/MLK St.)
This will be an exciting and varied show featuring the work of 35 artists including oil pastel, oil on canvas, oil on wood, acrylic on veneer, watercolor, pen and ink, metal prints, linoleum prints, etching, oil and sterling silver leaf, wax and gypsum sculpture and more. Frank Robinson, former Director of the Johnson Museum at Cornell University, will judge more the than 80 works of art in the show and award up to $600 in prizes.
Call: 277-1626 or Visit: www.soag.org
Studio West (516 West State/MLK St.)
Works by Matthew Gutman
Gutman’s photographic work is a tribute to nature. Someday he hopes to climb the highest of mountains and trek through the deepest of jungles, but for now he immerses himself in the beautiful region of the Finger Lakes.
The Frame Shop (414 W. Buffalo Street)
Writes the artist: Lately I have been focusing on creating digital abstract prints for a December solo exhibit at The Frame Shop. I am taking images of my paintings and re-working them within iPad apps. It’s like deconstructing a painting and figuring out how to put it back together in a completely new/original way.
Call (607) 272-1350 or visit http://www.theframeshopithaca.com
The History Center in Tompkins County (401 E. State/MLK St.)
Tony Serviente will share his experience and knowledge gained from a 30-year career as a designer, craftsman, teacher and marketer of Art Glass. While some history will be reviewed, the thrust of the talk will focus on the stained glass process, from commission to installation. He will also present his views on the state of art glass in the 21st century and what the future may hold for this arcane pursuit.
Call 607.273.8284 or visit www.TheHistoryCenter.net
The Ink Shop (330 E. State/MLK St.)
Old World Passion for Detail
Marina Terauds is a professional artist, currently residing in Michigan, but who has deep roots in the European art community. Terauds has a master’s degree in printmaking from the Latvian State Academy of Arts and a second master’s degree in art education from the Latvian State University. For this exhibit Terauds is showing a variety of works with a special concentration on her Ex Libris (bookplates).
Call: 277-3884 or Visit: www.ink-shop.org
Titus Gallery (222 the Commons)
The manifold intricacies of plants – forms, behavior, idiosyncrasies, color, and texture – are minutely observed & meticulously recorded in these botanical illustrations. The subjects are always living specimens, ever changing: imbued with inherent grace that the painter respectfully documents.
Call 277-2649 or visit http://www.titusgallery.com
Events and Happenings
Art in the Alley
Located in the alley way off of Green Street (between Cayuga and Geneva) shared with Life’s So Sweet Chocolates (116 West Green St., just before McNeil Music and Diamonds Indian Restaurant)
Local artists will exhibit their work “market style.”
Enjoy ceramics, photography, live painting and more! Ports of NY will be pouring.
Awesome Indie Art Market (Race Building on 123 The Commons)
A curated 3-day showcase of over 40 artisans bridging new, traditional and performance art with food, music, and a circus of sorts to delight your holiday shopping pleasure. It is going to be AWESOME, a brainstorm of creatives such as Ithacamade, Art and Anthropology, and Spirit and Kitsch, to name a few. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
visit awesomeindieartmarket.blogspot.com or spiritandkitsch.com
December 6 – Downtown Holiday Fashion Show – (an additional Gallery Night event) - From 7 to 8pm in Center Ithaca the Runway will be an exhibition of local designers and clothing retailers displaying holiday, outerwear and, daytime looks of the season available in downtown Ithaca. Reception and gift giveaways to follow. Seating is limited so arrive early.