August 5: The Shop

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The Shop (312 E. Seneca St.)

Footsteps of a Nomad by Olivia LaVaun

The further I travel the more I realize what a “global community” we are, and how we have a communal responsibility to protect all things natural and beautiful in our world.  I share my photographs because I feel that what I capture in my images can bring the viewer closer to the beauty of the place I visited. The more connected people in this world feel to those far off lands still full of natural wonders, the more likely they are to want to protect them.

August 5: The Cellar D’Or

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The Cellar D’Or (136 the Commons)

Ivy Stevens-Gupta: Micro Expressions in Abstract Art: Communicating with Color

Award-winning Ithaca artist and color theory instructor Ivy Stevens-Gupta’s newest exhibit employs color and design as powerful communicators. Her petite acrylic and oil paintings are a shift from her usual X-large canvases. She examines how a little color can have a huge impact on our moods. She invites viewers to share with her how they feel when they see various colors in her paintings. The colors one is drawn to reveal a lot about the viewer. Ivy’s paintings range from abstract to realistic and have appeared in several books on international contemporary artists.

August 5: Crow’s Nest Cafe

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Natalie Renee Ferreira

Natalie finds beauty in the simplest things, and believes everyone can be creative. Art is calming for her and has been her ally throughout her life, especially during the rough times. She is a sensitive 19 year old with a wild spirit, and wants to share her art with the world.

August 5: Autumn Leaves

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Autumn Leaves (115 The Commons)

Wen Lin

Come and meet the artist, Wen Lin (aka Lam), who comes from three generations of Chinese artists. Lam’s grandfather was one of China’s early oil painters and his father, Long Hua Lin, is a well-known  watercolorist, calligrapher, and retired art professor. Lam grew up on the campus of the Lu Xan Academy of Fine Arts (Shenyang City, Liaoning) where his father taught while Lam’s mother worked as a silk designer. At the age of 15, Lam was accepted in the magnet school leading into the China Central Academy of Fine Art where he eventually majored in sculpture. Upon graduation Lam moved to the port city of Shantou freelancing in computer-assisted graphic design and then working as an interior and landscape designer at Tuart. In 1995 Lam joined the Cheung Kong School of Art & Design at Shantou University as an instructor where he is now Associate Professor and the Director of the Foundation Department.

August 5: Hilton Garden Inn

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Hilton Garden Inn-Seneca Place Gallery (130 Seneca Street)

JULIA DEAN, recent work

“With a perfected technique, Julia records natural objects into the surface of her thrown clay forms. This series of larger pieces is a tangent from her production line, which is a collection of functional work using the same surface design technique. www.juliaedean.com

August 5: Handwork

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Botanical Inspired Craft

Join us at Handwork for our second installment of Botanical Inspired Craft. Learn how our newest member Julie Johnson creates her hand painted, calligraphic, one-of-a-kind pottery in store. Watch local sculptor Owen Mann build his captivating 3-dimensional “floramics”. Our guest florist Business is Blooming will be arranging fresh flower bouquets on site, inspired by Julie Johnson’s vases. Snacks and refreshments provided.