February 7th, Community Arts Partnership


Community Arts Partnership |artspartner.org

110 N. Tioga St.

Susan Arnsten-Russell, “TouchDrawings: Illustrating My Inner Landscape”

Susan is excited to exhibit work created from TouchDrawing sessions, a movement-based art practice that “opens a way for what is internal and hard to articulate to flow through your hands and to be externalized as images. Although this process is not about making “Art,” committing to a regular TouchDrawing practice has resulted in the emergence of evocative images. On display are individual TouchDrawing images enhanced using various art media. Also included are pieces that represent a sequence of images because often the drawings cannot be fully appreciated unless viewed as part of a series.

Artist Talk on Friday, February 13, 4:00 to 5:30pm
Susan is excited to share the details of her TouchDrawing practice! Come to her Artist Talk at the CAP ArtSpace to learn more and share in her enthusiasm.

We thank the Tompkins Trust Company for sponsoring our CAP ArtSpace year round!   

February 7th, Breathe


Breathe |breatheithaca.com

Center Ithaca, 171 E. MLK Jr/State St

The Mystery Behind the Measurement : Bra Fittings with Adrina of Adrina Dietra – Luxury Lingerie

Join us as Breathe hosts Adrina Graham, the owner and creatrix behind Adrina Dietra. Adrina, a published designer, with a storefront set in Ithaca’s Press Bay Alley, and studio/showroom currently nestled in the South Hill Business Campus, crafts luxury Lingerie, and small batch apothecary goods, that can be enjoyed by all members
of the family. Just in time for Valentine’s Day,  and with the comfort of fruit, hand pies, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks, Adrina will provide complementary fittings for attendees–giving starting sizes, and shapes that would work best for each individual person. Watch Adrina work on garments and take questions, simultaneously! Her beloved apothecary goods will also be available for purchase.

February 7th, Eye Gallery


Painting by Suzanne Onodera


126 The Commons

Eye Gallery is back for a one night pop-up at their former space just above Petrune on the Commons. 100% of the proceeds will go to the ACLU and RAICES to help the children, women, and men at our southern borders.  Over 50 international and local artists, jewelers, and artisans have donated their work to support this important cause, as have several musicians who are on board to play that evening. 

Contact: eye_ithaca@gmail.com.

February 7th, Hilton Garden Inn

FluorescentEnlightenmentSmallHilton Garden Inn | ithaca.hgi.com

130 E. Seneca St.

Bryan Root

I don’t really know what my art is about. I see certain emerging themes: apocalyptic science fiction ideation, a sense of something huge and possibly ominous waiting beneath or above the mundane horizon. But to say  I set out to make those things would place the cart before the horse.

I’ve done photography and photoshop consistently, as an adjunct to my web and film work. But recently I felt a need for a more immediate creative outlet, unmitigated technology, something physical, like dance, and I started doing very free, Jackson Pollock-like paintings. I haven’t painted on canvas since undergraduate art school, and it was like coming home. Some of the imagery that comes out of my painting and photoshop process overlaps my writing and web design at spacerex.com.spacerex.com. Some of it is pure abstraction. I hope you find it interesting.

Painting is called ” “Fluorescent Enlightenment”

February 7th, Ithacamade



Dewitt Mall

Local Love- Ithacamade celebrates Local and Valentines Day with a show of Heart themed work by many of our artists. Refreshments, demonstrations, live music in the Dewitt Mall and Wide Awake Bakery Breadshare. XOXO

February 7th, Handwork


Handwork |handwork.coop

102 West MLK Jr/State Street

Unwind with a relaxing diy craft evening at Handwork. Make your own unique cut paper, painted, or decoupage Valentine cards using a few simple materials and easy to follow steps. Make one, or a few! Snacks, hot coca and refreshments provided.

February 7th, The Kitchen Theatre


 Kitchen Theatre Company / Judith Holliday Lobby Gallery, 417 W. MLK, Jr. Street | kitchentheatre.org

Up is Down

Stiller Zusman is currently the resident scenic artist for the Kitchen Theatre.  She comes to theater having been making images and objects for over 30 years. Her work follows her fascination with visual anomalies, woven shapes, edges, water, precarious balance and visual space. Her artwork has been shown internationally, in private collections, commissions and public installations of sculpture.  She has an MFA in Sculpture (1983) as well as a Masters in  Clinical Art therapy (1986).  She taught sculpture and painting at SUNY Cortland. Her own teaching studio called Abovoagogo was on Seneca Street around the block from the theater for many years.
Image is Bottom of Ponds  24” x 60”  acrylic on canvas 2019