October 5th, Nature’s Apothecary


Fluid Art at the Apothecary, 115 S Cayuga St

Custom Creations by Shawn Burke.

When I am not making customized prescriptions for patients, I like to unwind by creating custom art what’s known as fluid art. Like the medications I create, every piece of art has it’s own custom flare to it. It’s fun to create such works of art because I never know what they will actually look like until they are dry.


October 5th, The History Center

History Center

The History Center, 401 E. State St, Suite 100
Meet & Greet with Refreshments: Julia Taylor, our new Youth Educator!
As an accomplished community-based theater artist, educator, and facilitator, Julia brings a critical pedagogy to her work, promoting dialogue through creative processes in educational and community settings. She most recently served as the Program Director of youTHink, supporting arts and civic action programs with youth across Los Angeles County. Julia is a 2017-18 Arts Education ACTIVATE Fellow with Arts for LA and was a 2012 Create Change Professional Development Fellow with the Laundromat Project. She holds a Masters in Applied Theater from the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Julia also serves as a Company Member of Civic Ensemble.

October 5th, STREAM Collaborative


STREAM Collaborative 108 W. State Street 2nd Floor
STREAM Collaborative Architecture + Landscape Architecture is hosting their 6th annual Open House. Please stop by 108 W. State/MLK Street
to view selected works both completed and in progress. Refreshments provided!

October 5th, First Unitarian Society Ithaca


First Unitiarian Society Ithaca, 306 North Aurora St. (corner of Buffalo and Aurora)

Soul Of The Wood by  Donna Faivre-Roberts

Soul Of the Wood features figurative sculptures by Lansing artist Donna Faivre-Roberts. Her works range from whimsical to spiritual and many with dream like qualities.

Her process starts with sand worn wood collected along the shores of Cayuga Lake.  These natural forms shaped by nature are given their voice by the addition of her sculpted faces and hands .Her intent is to maintain the beauty and integrity of the wood while creating art that speaks to our soul.

The spiritual nature of the show is also reflected (pun intended) in a new collection of mirrors designed by the artist. Each mirror invites the observer to see beyond the surface and to look within

October 5th, Padma Center for Natural Therapies


Padma Center for Natural Therapies114 W Buffalo St

Brothers Eli and Asa Bartholomew are showing their collection of watercolor paintings, pen and ink drawings and a colored pencil mandala. Eli is 16 years old and has lived in the Ithaca area since he was 2 1/2 years old. He was 11 when he started this series of watercolors . This past year he began to dabble in pen and ink and colored pencils. Asa is 14 and has lived in the Ithaca area since he was a few months old. He did his first watercolor in this series when he was 9 years old.

October 5th, Hilton Garden Inn


Hilton Garden Inn130 E Seneca St

A Moment of Recognition: Art by Challenge Participants & Staff

Challenge Workforce Solutions is celebrating its fiftieth year of creating pathways to employment for people with disabilities and other barriers. This exhibit showcases a diverse and expressive array of artwork by over a dozen program participants and staff members—some of them mainstays of the local arts scene and others sharing their work with the public for the very first time. Join us on Gallery Night to meet the artists, learn more about the organization, and enjoy refreshments and live music. On display through October 31. For more information, visit aboutchallenge.org.

October 5th, Mockingbird Paperie


Mockingbird Paperie, 144 The Commons 

Recent Work by Kim Schrag

Kim Schrag will be showing small oil and acrylic paintings, dominant in color and texture.  These paintings are part of two series, The Emergence of Form and The Observer is the Observed. The artwork explores her interest in the psychological, social and existential condition of being human.

Kim shares Unbound Art Studio with Fernando Llosa in Trumansburg. She teaches Drawing and Design at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Kim is currently working on a series of drawings, examples can be seen at her website: http://www.kimschrag.com.