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Stevens-Gupta: Color Therapy and the Healing Power of Art
Certified color therapist and international award-winning artist Ivy Stevens-Gupta will exhibit her paintings with the primary focus being color. Colors generate electrical impulses and magnetic currents or fields of energy. Paintings in soothing blues and greens may help reduce anxiety and depression. Warmer colors like red and orange often energize us. Stevens-Gupta uses multiple layers of acrylic paint, ink, oil and resin to create her abstract florals and landscapes.
Suzanne Kilgore, Watercolorist
Suzanne Kilgore started drawing, using pencils, when she was very young. One of her favorite pastimes was sketching comic book characters; soon she began trying for more realism and portrait painting.
Growing up in Cincinnati, she visited and took art classes at the Cincinnati Art Museum–by way of three streetcars.
After 30 plus years as a mother, wife, nurse, and community volunteer, Suzanne retired in late 1990, and revisited her enthusiasm for the arts. She joined the Lifelong art Program, and now works primarily in watercolors. For about the past year, Sue has taken some time away from painting, primarily because of health problems. She hopes to resume in the near future.
The exhibit of Suzanne’s watercolors will be up in the gallery at Lifelong from April thru the last week in May.
The Tompkins Center for History and Culture is now closed to the public through April 14 – this includes the CAP ArtSpace gallery as well as our office.
Kristina O’Connor, “The Visual Cosmos of This & That: a three year existential therapy crisis,” and other works
This exhibit features a collection of work from three series created between 2015-2018; Excess & Accessibility, Influence & Affect, and Unreliable & Impermanent, all part of Kristina’s “This Fine Line” creative endeavors. These series feature ink drawings on paper inspired by an intimate and conscious effort to understand, cope, and engage with the average American human experience. Our world is very complicated. The Visual Cosmos of This & That strikes a balance between chaos and control, empathy and entertainment, and encourages us to think as well as have a good laugh. Learn more about Kristina at thisfineline.com. The Community Arts Partnership thanks the Tompkins Trust Company for sponsoring the CAP ArtSpace year round!
“Sisters of Change”
Also in the ArtSpace, a photo exhibit of twenty-six SISTERS OF CHANGE–unsung sheroes for racial and social justice whose names everyone should know, a partnership of the Dorothy Cotton Institute and The History Center. This is the fourth in a series of monthly programs about the contributions of a powerful sisterhood for civil and human rights, many of whom were close colleagues of Dorothy Cotton. Their bios and blurbs can be found in the Atrium Tower digital kiosks, in the lobby of 110 N. Tioga Street, but this portrait gallery of their images is another opportunity to undo the obscurity and erasure of women who committed their lives to democracy and freedom by getting power to the people.
Picture is from Kristina O’Connor
In response to elevated concerns of the spread of COVID-19 and in order to help protect the health of our member printmakers, and the public, the Ink Shop Printmaking Center will Postpone the I See You exhibit and First Friday reception until the May First Friday.
I See You (IC/CU) 2020 May 1- May 14, 2020
The Ink Shop is pleased to host the 5th joint exhibit of prints by students of two strong printmaking programs at Ithaca College and Cornell University. These works are richly diverse with unique approaches using traditional methods, ranging from beginner to advanced practitioners.
Laura Roberts, Blue, litho ink monotype
The gallery’s 31st Annual Juried Photography Show has been extended through April. The gallery will open sometime in April and visitors should look at the website and social media for current information. Info: soagithaca.org and 607-277-1626. 120 W Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street with curbside parking and ADA accessibility.
We will be posting information about shows that will be held in April and their locations. Please call before going to any of those businesses.
110 N. Tioga Street
Night and Day Collective presents “Be Still in Haste,” Landscapes
Local artists Marie Sanderson, Johanna Husband, Jennifer Giibson and Annie Zigarowizc are the “Night and Day Collective”. This group exhibit features Annie’s mysterious night landscapes, Jennifer’s fresh, luminous plein-air work, Johanna’s graceful and exquisite paintings, and Marie’s richly detailed watercolors. The exhibit title, “Be Still in Haste,” is from a poem by Wendell Berry and speaks to the art of living in the moment. “We love that, in the haste of our busy days, we often take moments, as artists, to ‘be still’ and appreciate the beauty of the landscape around us.”
We thank the Tompkins Trust Company for sponsoring our CAP ArtSpace year round and we thank Fingerlakes Wealth Management for sponsorship of our March exhibit.