February 1st, The Bookery

bookeryThe Bookery, Dewitt Mall |thebookery.com/

The Bookery Books and Paintings in The Dewitt Mall, downtown Ithaca, is pleased to present Gallery Night February 1st,  5:00pm-8:00pm. Featuring work by Barbara Mink, the  gallery is a warm and inviting addition to the art scene downtown.


February 1st, State of the Art Gallery

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State of the Art Gallery, 120 W Martin Luther King 

A year of celebration continues in February for Ithaca’s State of the Art Gallery! In recognition of the gallery’s role as a thriving center for the arts for 30 years, the members have planned several shows to acknowledge this milestone. In February, a Former Members Exhibit will showcase works by artists who helped to establish the gallery in 1989. A reception for the artists will be held Friday, February 1, 5-8pm. Hours:  Wed.-Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm. Located at 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street with curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Info: 607-277-1626 and www.soagithaca.org

February 1st, City Centre

City Centre Ithaca, 210 The Commons
RON PARENT, From DETROIT to ITHACA – art in transition.

Ron recently moved from Detroit, Michigan to Ithaca. His pastels and paintings on exhibit offer an overview of his various styles from realism to abstraction. His subject matter is based on landscapes and waterscapes from his surrounding environment and travels. Ron blends in a non-traditional way, using soft erasers, palette knives, and squeegees to move the medium around on the paper or canvas. These methods of application allow for subtle variations and blending of colors. In some cases, pigments and paint are removed from the canvas to reveal a unique effect underneath. In other cases, the medium is manipulated to achieve a variety of textures.

February 1st, Press Cafe

press cafe

Press Café in Press Bay Alley, 118 West Green Street
Coming to Terms with New Mexico by Minnie Jardine
A twelve-foot wide oil-on-linen triptych of Abiquiu Lake, in northern New Mexico.

February 1st, Sunny Days

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Sunny Days (New location), 215 The Commons (next to the Visitor Center)

John Naegely – Chasing the Clouds Photography

John Naegely is a photographer born and raised in Ithaca, NY. John spent most of his childhood exploring the local gorges and parks of Ithaca and surrounding counties. After spending 23 years living and working in Florida, he returned to Ithaca and picked up where he left off by revisiting the trails and gorges in and around Ithaca. He has a particular fondness for the local wildlife, flowers, waterfalls, and landscapes, so he decided to try and capture the beauty he saw through photographs that he could share with his friends and family. He is self-taught through trial and error (mostly error), and we are sure you will truly enjoy the outcome of his efforts! NOTE: This is our first show in our new location – we hope you’ll come help us christen it!

February 1st, CAP ArtSpace 171 E. State/MLK Jr. Street (next to Center Ithaca Visitor Center)


CAP ArtSpace 171 E. State/MLK Jr. Street (next to Center Ithaca Visitor Center)


Gallery Night: Leanora Erica Mims – To Walk Invisible

As a fabric artist, Erica’s recent work of boldly patterned quilts tells the story of five generations of African-American quilters. The full title is “To Walk Invisible: Mastering the Cultural Code from African American Textiles from The Middle Passage to The Mims Family.” The show runs through February.

The CAP ArtSpace is sponsored by Tompkins Trust Company.

February 1st, Community School of Music and Arts

sidney piburn paintings

Community School of Music and Arts, 330 East MLK / State Street

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Paintings and Drawings by Sidney Piburn

Sidney received his MFA degree in Art from Cornell University and has exhibited in various museum and gallery shows prior to becoming involved in publishing books on Tibetan and Himalayan cultures. Upon his retirement from publishing, Sidney has returned to his love of painting and other visual art forms. Thus, the title of this survey exhibition of his works:Looking Back, Moving Forward.