First Friday Gallery Night

Here’s what’s on view in downtown Ithaca:

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The next First Friday Gallery Night will take place on Friday, April 3rd

Downtown Exhibitions:  

Argos Inn (408 E State/MLK St.)

argosPoetry of Stone

Nicholas Gilbert

A collection of fine mosaic stone artwork made with stones from around the world and some from local creeks and lakes

Call 319-4437 or

Visit or call

Benjamin Peters (120 the Commons)

benjamin petersLandscapes

by Carl Schofield

Canvas and satin fabric gallery wrapped prints of landscapes photographed in the Finger Lakes region and other areas.

Call: 273-1371 Visit:

Buffalo Street Books (215 N. Cayuga St.)

buffalo street books
New Work by Celia Bowers

Recent oil on canvas paintings from the Aurora Series—studies in light and color based on early dawn skies. I will also be exhibiting a selection from a new series based on reflections of light in rainy New York streets.

Call 273-8246

Collegetown Bagels (203 N. Aurora St.)

Join us for First Friday Gallery Night at our Aurora Street location and view the opening of Annette Roberts acrylic on canvas show “Journey With Me”

We’re excited to be showing Annette for the first time, and hope you will join us for snack and wine on Friday, April 3rd at 5pm.

Call: 273-2848 or visit:

Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace (171 State/MLK St. The Commons – enter at Visitor Center)

Alice Gant

Softer Books

Gant’s exhibit will feature long (up to 20 feet!), horizontal, folding fabric books. She uses a technique of her own design called “neo-reverse applique”. Although the pieces are certainly fiber art, they also recall stained glass windows, because of the black lines left behind when cutting away the fabric. Because they are narrative and pictorial, they inhabit a world apart from traditional quilt craft practices. Most pieces take many months to complete.


Decorum-Too Oriental Rug Store and Gallery (215 N. Cayuga Street, Dewitt Mall)


Trina Bruno

Having spent her childhood in Manhattan, Trina Bruno was surrounded by a myriad of sights and sounds. Through the years she has also been heavily influenced by mixed media used by fine craftsmen. Her work attempts to find the balance between city and country, using wood; paint; raffia and twigs.

Call 607-319-0944 or visit

Elevator Music and Art Gallery@New Roots Charter School (116 North Cayuga Street/The Clinton House)

new roots charter schoolAubrey Hetznecker

What We Remember We Burry  

Opening April 3rd, 5 to 7:30PM

Aubrey Hetznecker is an artist and educator currently residing in Ithaca, NY. Aubrey received her BFA from Cornell University and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. This work explores the notion of interstitial spaces through the accumulation of repeated forms implying spatial and social relationships. These forms are in a state of transition, desiring to be actualized in space.

Visit or call (607) 882-9220

Handwork (102 W. State/MLK St.)

Make your own Spring garland at Handwork Cooperative with local artist and illustrator Jill Hoffman. We’ll be using decorative papers, a variety of crafting techniques and beautiful pre-designed templates to help you create your own customized piece to take home with you. While supplies last. Donations are welcome.

Call 273.9400 or visit

Ithaca Health Alliance/ Free Clinic (521 West Seneca St.)

IthacaHealthAlliance_FreeClinic_Mary MilneThe Material World

The Ithaca Health Alliance invites you to our gallery reception and kick-off for our Peaks Fundraising Campaign! Local folk-artist Mary Milne’s fabric wall-hangings explore the theme of environmental health. With the warmth of brightly colored cloth, Milne celebrates the ideals of clean water, healthy food and the regularity of seasons. Using a variety of textiles, with delight in details, her work evokes a benign view of our place in the natural world. Talk to the artist about her technique and enjoy refreshments! and/or **

Kitchen Theatre Company (417 W. State/MLK St.)

kitchenKitchen Theatre Company’s gallery will feature tapestries by Mary Kester. Kester travels regularly for inspiration to neolithic sites in Ireland, France and England, then creates layered tapestries, which she exhibits locally, regionally and nationally. “My tapestries exploit the tactile woven medium in forms that give the illusion of depth and monumentality. They are abstractions from human and landscape forms and Neolithic stone sites.”

Call: 272-0403

or Visit:

Lot 10 (106 S. Cayuga Street)

lot 10Jen Ospina aka Angeni will be exhibiting her series “Illusions” will open Friday April 3rd during Ithaca’s 1st Friday Gallery Night.

Angeni incorporates colors and bodies to display a certain element of energy. Her pallate and brushstrokes are both smooth and rough, conveying images of sensuality.

For more info visit

Sarah’s Patisserie (130 E. Seneca St. at Seneca Place)

The Art of Surviving

The Advocacy Center is sponsoring our 5th annual art show, The Art of Surviving in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, April 2015. This show will offer survivors of sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and rape a chance to exhibit creative work that has aided in their healing process.

Call 319.0272 or visit

Silky Jones Bar and Lounge (214 E. State/MLK St., The Commons)

silky jonesClarissa Plank will be exhibiting her series of prints through April 30th. Through her work Plank continue to discover ways to combine techniques such as etching, aquatint and photopolymer to add depth to a single image. Her work is a study of object, memory nature and home.

For more info visit


State of the Art Gallery (120 W. State/MLK St.)

EGM_collage_Ap_2015_dpSeries and Progression

Elisabeth Gross-Marks, a gallery member for 25 years, will have a solo show of paintings and collages this month. She says her work is different for this show; it is about composition, colors of shapes and repetition. She says, “To repeat a form over and over is like singing a song of the Middle Ages where the melody was repeated several times.” A reception for Elisabeth will be held on Gallery Night from 5-8pm. Show dates are April 1-26, 2015

Call: 277-1626 or Visit:

Studio West (516 West State/MLK St.)

studio westSarah Gotowka

I Could Drink A Case of You

A new body of work composed of lyric drawings made from dry-pressed flowers.


or call 607-277-5647

Sunny Days of Ithaca (123 S. Cayuga St.)

sunny days 1st Place Winner of the Essence of Ithaca Photo Competition

Open to the public! Submit a photo that you think best captures the Essence of Ithaca and it will be displayed April 1st for voting. Great prizes! 1st place winner’s photo is highlighted for Gallery Night and the month of April. Email photo to by March 25th.

Call 319-5260

 The Art and Found ( 112 North Cayuga St.)

the art and foundArt at The Art and Found

Abstract designs by Wendy Skinner will open in the new arts event space at The Art and Found, which has moved to North Cayuga Street between SewGreen and the Bandwagon Brewpub. Visitors are invited to enjoy Skinner’s intricate drawings, and tour the new family of connected shops: SewGreen, Art ReStart, and The Art and Found, for artful materials and sustainable fashions.

Call (518) 522-2219

The History Center in Tompkins County (401 E. State/MLK St.)

history centerWeirding Module \\ Sunken Cheek

The History Center in Tompkins County invites you to join us for two synthesizer performances done in partnership with Ithaca Underground. Come hear Weirding Module from 5:30 to 6:30pm followed by Sunken Cheek from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Doors open at 5:00pm. FREE and OPEN to the public.

Call 607.273.8284 or visit

The Ink Shop (330 E. State/MLK St.)
2 Shows on View:

Witchcraft | Camille Chew

Digital prints and mixed media artworks exploring Ink Shopthe fantasy world of Camille Chew.

Chew is an Ithaca native who recently graduated from Alfred University and who was chosen as a summer intern at the Ink Shop. Camille is one of many fine young artists earning degrees from Alfred University’s prestigious printmaking program, who have impressive work. The Ink Shop is delighted to showcase this talented young artist.

Ink shop 2DUETS: Reveling in Remembering
Laurie Snyder will be exhibiting recent photographs and artists books at the Ink Shop Printmaking Center April 3-28, 2015. The new series, “Duets: Reveling in Remembering” reflects her response to the profound changes in her life. With the death of her husband, the artist John Wood, the move back to Ithaca, and the retirement from a teaching career in Baltimore, Maryland, the past few years have been a time of profound transition and loss. It also has been a time of re-learning, re-membering, re-making, re-garding and re-creating.

Call: 277-3884 or Visit:

The Potter’s Room (109 E. State/MLK St.)

the potters roomThis group show speaks to the multi-disciplinary forms of art that local artists explore and share together at The Potter’s Room. The artists share a vibrant and collaborative community of ceramic media and explore other mediums such as painting, drawing, and watercolor. This show is about conveying the strong sense of unity and home that is fostered at The Potter’s Room. Artists in the show include the owner Tomas Black and other members of The Potter’s Room

Artists: Tomas Black, Gerry Monaghan, Carl Whittaker, Owen Mann, and Abigail Fink.

Visit or call 413.262.8988

Titus Gallery (222 the Commons)

Harvest Mice (w/ haiku)GLIMPSES OF NATURE

By Margy Nelson

Margy Nelson derives inspiration from the small lives that go on around us. In her adult life, Ishe has meandered along a complex trajectory, from neuroscientist specializing in the neural basis of behavior in insects, to her current dual career as scientific illustrator and as artist in watercolor and digital media. This collection represents her efforts to capture glimpses of the wonderful complexity of the natural world.

Call 277-2649 or visit

Waffle Frolic (146 E. State St., The Commons)

waffle frolic 1For the next two months Waffle Frolic and ARTe will be featuring 2 artists! Michelle Wright will be exhibiting her photography in the upstairs loft space and Ariana Olsen will be exhibiting her drawings downstairs. The shows will run through April 30th.

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