301 E. State St., City Centre
Philipson and Stevens-Gupta: HORIZONS AND ABSTRACT REALITIES
Photographer Rachel Philipson and painter Ivy Stevens-Gupta explore land, water and sky in their exhibition of photographs and paintings with a strong abstract quality. Both award-winning artists display their landscape artwork beginning March 1, 2020. Philipson (Rachelphilipson.com) is a documentary and lifestyle photographer and photojournalist. Her large, monochromatic landscapes recall her travels to Puerto Rico, Mexico, California and Massachusetts. Color therapist and visual artist Stevens-Gupta (Ivycreativedesigns.com) channels her creative energies in paintings that illustrate effects of global warming. Her creative process includes many layers of acrylic, oil and resin on canvas or birch board to create abstract-realistic paintings of near and far landscapes, both real and imagined.
103 S. Geneva St.
Shera Delia–Tree Spirits
Shera Delia is a mixed media artist from Ithaca, New York. Her work is best known for its colorful dream-like imagery often incorporating the female form and symbolism within a distorted, abstracted landscape. Most recent works can be seen at artistshera on Instagram. Online portfolio at www.sheradelia.com.
430 W. M.L.K., Jr. St.
Mimi’s Attic and Mama Goose present a celebration of community and creativity through the presentation of art made by the talented staff of 430 W. M.L.K. Jr. St. This show will feature the work of artists Yen Ospina, Rebeka Livingston, Beata Szoboszlai, and Kevin Smith. Tastings will be provided by Grisamore Cider Works and Buttonwood Grove Winery. The store itself will be open as well, with a special sale during the event.
215 The Commons
Michelle McLaren-Respectfully Yours
Michelle McLaren, finds quiet peacefulness with a brush and a visual image. Michelle’s painting mediums include inks and acrylics, but her most likely favorite tool of expression is watercolor. Using local wildlife as her models, Michelle’s brush strokes blend color into incredible depictions of wildlife, sometimes with a little amusement. Her imagination on the canvas also extends to vistas and inspired images of cityscapes.
102 W. M.L.K, Jr. St.
Colleen McCall- Hanging Planters
Decorated inside and out and from top to bottom, Colleen’s hand built pottery is inspired by vibrant textile patterns and the unique shapes and textures in vintage glassware. Meet Colleen and watch as she decorates her new hanging ceramic planters in store for Gallery Night.
215 The Commons
Leah Friedman-Recent Works
Leah Friedman is a local, freelance photographer, specializing in landscape and urban decay. Based out of Syracuse NY, she moved to Ithaca 6 years ago with encouragement from friends and family to pursue her artistic vision. Leah is a self-taught photographer, who seeks to capture the raw aesthetic of decay and dilapidation in a way that is both alluring and intriguing. Over the last few years her work has been featured locally at the Found in Ithaca gallery, and Handwork, Ithaca’s Artisan Co-op.
Don’t forget that Gallery Night is this Friday, February 14th, 5:00pm-8:00pm!
Mark your calendars to join us downtown for Gallery Night on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy an evening of art, culture, and fine dining.