First Friday Gallery Night
Here’s what’s on view in downtown Ithaca:
The next First Friday Gallery Night will take place on Friday, March 6th
Benjamin Peters (120 the Commons)
Eric Fitzpatrick enjoys painting places he’s visited locally and abroad. He especially loves painting old buildings for their intricate details and character.
Buffalo Street Books (215 N. Cayuga St.)
I Remember When The Sky Was Blue
A new series of oil paintings by West Danby studio artist Minnie Jardine. This narrative body of work is inspired by the demise of the last passenger pigeon in the early 20th century, and also by the artist’s unease about the changing climate of today.
Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace (171 State/MLK St. The Commons – enter at Visitor Center)
Local abstract artist Heidi Lee is unveiling a new collection of paintings and collage, taking her art in a new, whimsical direction. The collages in this exhibit poke fun at our fixations while animals playfully vie for our attention. The paintings invite us to take a peek beyond the veil of this dimension into a realm of delightfully fluid critters peering back.
Crow’s Nest Cafe (115 The Commons)
Says the artist: “All my life I have been in love with color and form. From childhood, I have applied art to my life with a variety of mediums and techniques. My first choice of medium is watercolor, or water soluble materials…as a Pisces, I seek the flow of water applied to color and welcome the serendipity of the results. I am a constant student…always learning, always striving.”
Community School of Music and Arts (330 E. State/MLK St.)
A dynamic show of large and small-scale works by contemporary sculptors Ann Reichlin and Chris Oliver. Pushing, tearing, shifting, modeling, scavenging, fabricating, and rebuilding, the artists investigate materials and process, honoring their unspoken meanings and beauty. Curators Rob Licht and Robin Tropper-Herbel have paired Oliver’s and Reichlin’s explorations of construction and artifact in context with dramatically changing built environments close to CSMA.
Call: 272-1474 or Visit: csma-ithaca.org
Elevator Music and Art Gallery@New Roots Charter School (116 North Cayuga Street/The Clinton House)
Tippy Toe Dancers
Salfi has been making art for thirty years and started using ballerina images in 1998. She is attracted to the iconic image of a ballerina with her grace, power, femininity and beauty. The Elevator Gallery for the month of March will be filled with her ballerinas ranging in size and shape. Every week she will make changes to the space: take pieces away, add some, hang high or low to add movement to these graceful dancers.
Visit newrootsschool.org or call (607) 882-9220
Handwork (102 W. State/MLK St.)
Join us in celebrating Youth Art Month at Handwork Co-op. A Gallery Night exhibition featuring collaborative works by Handwork members and children, both friends and family. Come see their imaginative interpretation of dreams. Dreams can represent what you want to become, what you hope for, or maybe an adventure you had while sleeping! Refreshments and snacks provided.
Call 273.9400 or visit http://www.handwork.coop
Kitchen Theatre Company (417 W. State/MLK St.)
“My art is about energy, discovery, and improvisation. It’s the painting surface that I love–the lusciousness of color in its thick and thin varieties, flat and opaque to keep the eye on the surface, or transparent and airy to suggest deep space. My goal is to stay as close to the edge as possible, to keep that sense of organic happening as if the painting had grown itself.” –Lynne Taetzsch
Call: 272-0403 or Visit: www.kitchentheatre.org
Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar (139 West State/MLK St.*Geneva Street entrance)
Luis Gonzalez III
A Rhode Island based painter, Luis is inspired by his heritage. Bright colors of the Caribbean and deep rooted emotion can be seen in the collection of tiki style faces entitled “Totemicua”. His inspiration comes from traditions and artifacts that have been long forgotten. Luis’s art re-connects us to that beautiful mystery of life and creation celebrated by our ancestors.
Call 272-KAVA or visit http://www.sacredrootkava.com
Sarah’s Patisserie (130 E. Seneca St. at Seneca Place)
Another new show by artist Alice Muhlback (also known as Spirit and Kitsch) at Sarah’s Patisserie 130 E. Seneca St. Stop in to find some philosophical images, cool boxes. and evocative characters gracing the beautiful deep turquoise walls of the Patisserie, and extraordinary desserts.
Call 319.0272 or visit http://www.sarahspatisserie.com
Silky Jones Bar and Lounge (214 E. State/MLK St.)
Sola Gallery (215 N. Cayuga St.)
Shin Hanga are early 20th century prints where the classical art of woodblock printing was being revived.
or Visit: solagallery.com
State of the Art Gallery (120 W. State/MLK St.)
State of the Art holds its twenty-sixth Annual Juried Photography Show this month. This competition has become a major exhibition event for photographers in the central New York area and beyond. Entries selected for the show represent numerous and varied ways photographers are currently working. Up to $600 may be awarded by prize judge at the reception
Call: 277-1626 or Visit: www.soag.org
STREAM Collaborative (123 S. Cayuga St.)
Form Ithaca will present a gallery and interactive experience documenting and codifying the best of Ithaca’s neighborhood character. Gallery participants will have a chance to discuss, sort, question and discuss the past and future of development in the City and Town of Ithaca. Form Ithaca will present photography and digital illustration and GIS computer mapping.
Visit FormIthaca.com or call 319-9099
Sunny Days of Ithaca (123 S. Cayuga St.)
Central New York presents vistas that are very different from the southern Connecticut scenery where Mary Ann used to live and she enjoys the challenge or portraying this “new” landscape. Her preferred mediums are watercolor, pen & ink, pencil and her intent in each piece is capture something of the beauty and intrigue of the subject matter.
The History Center in Tompkins County (401 E. State/MLK St.)
The History Center in Tompkins County invites you to join us in officially welcoming our new executive director, Rod Howe. This First Friday in March will conclude his first week as executive director, and we wish to invite the community to welcome Rod by sharing stories from the past, and ideas for the future. We hope to see you there!
Light refreshments will be served.
Call 607.273.8284 or visit www.TheHistoryCenter.net
The Ink Shop (330 E. State/MLK St.)
This exhibition will highlight the best prints and artist books by students and faculty at Ithaca College
Call: 277-3884 or Visit: www.ink-shop.org
The Potter’s Room (109 E. State/MLK St.)
A self-proclaimed ‘outsider’ artist for having been self taught, Kepecs works mainly in acrylics and in collage, often including found materials in his work. This show of colorful abstractions represents the artist’s interest in color, form, and the place where lines blur and spaces are lost.
Visit newgreengates.com or call 413.262.8988
Titus Gallery (222 the Commons)
by SARAH OROS
A recent graduate of RIT, Sarah works as a Geospatial Image Processor and freelances as a Mineral and Gemstone photographer. She is Chief Photographer for a new Lapidary Magazine being announced in 2015. Her passions for photography and the gem, mineral and fossil
world are captured in this show.
Call 277-2649 or visit http://www.titusgallery.com
Tompkins County Public Library (101 E. Green St.)
Seniors from LACS present Inspiring Ithacans a gallery of photographs and interviews featuring the unsung heroes of our community.
The Cornell Boys (and Girls) in the Boat: an exhibit complementing TCPL’s non-fiction book discussion of “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown, is made possible by Cornell Athletics and features artifacts and images dating back to the 1930s and the Epic Quest for Gold at the 1956 Berlin Olympics .
In addition the exhibit Island Mountain Glacier – Photographs by Anika Steppe continues on display. And you may catch the Book Bird in Flight.
Waffle Frolic (146 E. State St., The Commons)
For 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.
For more info visit www.ARTeFLX.com
Lot 10 lounge (106 S. Cayuga St.)
The Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium is bringing around 130 folks to Cinemapolis on March 6 and 7 for our 7th annual conference. We are hosting a reception for attendees and the general public on March 6 at featuring two sets by Joe Crookston with some special guests – the Invasives – from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Hope you can join us!