February 3rd: Collegetown Bagels

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Collegetown Bagels 203 N Aurora St

CTB on North Aurora St. is proud to welcome Marika Chew as our local artist. Marika is an artist based in the Ithaca area. She received a BFA in Illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. Her work is inspired by art nouveau motifs and world textile designs and often features animals from the local area and beyond. She works primarily in watercolor with occasional touches of gouache. Her work is for sale at local craft shows and shops and at her Etsy Store. When not making art, or catching up on sleep after a long night of making art, Marika spends any remaining free time reading as many books as possible. There will be complimentary coffee and refreshments for all of Marika’s guests.

February 3rd: Breathe

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Breathe 171 E State St

Kodi Molyneaux & Kayla Darling

Kayla Darling and Kodi Molyneaux find expression through painting using watercolor and acrylic paint. All of the pieces are done collaboratively when both girls have spare time. They find painting a colorful way to de-stress their lives.

February 3rd: Handwork

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Handwork 102 W State St

Jewelry for your Sweetheart: Beading Techniques with Julie Knittel

Julie Knittel creates intricate beaded jewelry designs that are sure to swoon your Valentine.

Watch Julie demonstrate the process behind an ‘xoxo’ bracelet, double zig-zag bracelet, and a beaded choker necklace with ribbon. Finished pieces will be available for purchase.

Julie uses a variety of materials such as Japanese seed beads, semi precious stones, Swarovski crystals, and mother of pearl to create her work.

Snacks and hot cocoa provided.

February 3rd: Hilton Garden Inn

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Hilton Garden Inn 130 Seneca St

Jessica Warner, Moving Forward, Looking Back

A selection of paintings by Jessica Warner from various points in her painting practice. Spanning nearly 15 years, this group of paintings is an opportunity to explore themes that continue to resurface over years of  painting.

February 3rd: New Roots Charter School

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New Roots Charter School 116 North Cayuga Street

Craig Mains, Snake | Alligator | Elevator

“My toddler refers to all elevators as alligators, for him I am converting the non-functioning historic steam elevator into an inverted diorama with pythons and alligators, reptiles battling to be top predator in the Everglades.” Opening reception sound for installation created by musician Billy Coté.

February 3rd: Cellar d’Or

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Cellar d’Or 136 E State St

Michael Sampson, Paintings on Paper

This series of paintings on paper use multiple mediums ranging from oils, acrylic, ink, watercolor and gouache. Abstracted directly from the figure, these small scale works were completed over the course of the last year.

February 3rd: State of the Art Gallery

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Rails to Trails, a photograph by Eva Capobianco

State of the Art Gallery 120 W State St

Art in Tompkins County–Then and Now

Gallery artists continue to exhibit art that represents Ithaca’s past and present to celebrate Tompkins County’s Bicentennial. Show dates are February 1 through 26, 2017.

Reception for the artists, Friday, February 3, 5-8pm.  Hours:  Wed. – Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm. 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr. / State St. with curbside parking and handicap accessibility. Contact info:  607-277-1626 and http://www.soagithaca.org