June 8th, Lifelong


Lifelong, 119 W Court Street

Watercolors of D Spiro

 D Spiro’s life in art began in her late teens and early twenties with oils and acrylics. She has also drawn, free hand or mechanically, throughout her life, a pastime she continues to enjoy.  A few months after retiring in 2009 (she worked in Architecture for 12 years, then Construction Project Management for 24 years) she began painting with watercolors at Lifelong.  Besides regularly attending Tuesday Lifelong watercolor sessions, she has taken several courses at CSMA and has painted (rather than drawn) nude models at numerous Open Sketch sessions.  D is a member of the Fair Weather Painters group, painting outdoors at various locations in Tompkins County.

 Lifelong is excited to be able to feature the work of our members and community.  D’s work will be displayed through the months of June and July.


June 8th, CAP ArtsSpace


CAP ArtSpace, Center Ithaca, 171 The Commons   artspace.org

Why I Did It

45 artists of all mediums including painting, sculpture, fiber arts, ceramics, photography, collage, and a surprise or two! Going beyond who? and what?, this exhibit also asks the artist why? Robin Schwartz, CAP program director says “I am always interested in why artists create their work, and hope this show will enhance our understanding of what motivates their process by having them elaborate on what inspired them to create a piece!” The Community Arts Partnership thanks the Tompkins Trust Company and C.S.P. Management for their generous sponsorship of the CAP ArtSpace.

June 8th, Hilton Garden Inn


Hilton Garden Inn130 East Seneca St.

“Beauty In Hiking” by Ramona Lena Kacyvenski

Ramona has enjoyed the wild of New York, Vermont, Georgia, Alaska and Massachusetts for the last twenty years. This work is a collection of the finer details of nature’s intricate beauty. As nature provides peace and connection to the earth, there is much creative, artistic genius in the woods beyond your door.

June 8th, Benjamin Peters

Benjamin PetersMezzanine Gallery, 120 East State Street The Ithaca Commons

Art Show by Lansing High School Senior Art Students

Lansing High School senior art students are exhibiting works based on themes such as existentialism, claustrophobia, feminism, travel, sport, identity, and vulnerability. The exhibit demonstrates how our youth are responding to issues within contemporary society through visual representations.

June 8th, State of the Art Gallery


State of the Art Gallery, 120 W State St/ Martin Luther King Jr

Work by Rachel Philipson & Michael Sampson

“Rachel Philipson & Michael Sampson” a show of paintings and photographs, will be held at State of the Art Gallery May 30-July 1, 2018, with the opening reception Friday, June 8 from 5-8 PM. Married in 2000, Philipson and Sampson have not exhibited their work together since 2005. Philipson’s photographs of Puerto Rico, Cuba, San Francisco, and New York City depict street scenes where the subjects are abstracted and Sampson’s paintings are done directly from the figure where he uses gesture to abstract the model in pose. Hours: Wed. – Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm. 120 W Martin Luther King, Jr./State St., curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Info: 607-277-1626 and http://www.soagithaca.org

June 8th, Gimme Coffee (Cayuga St)

gimmie cayuga st

Gimme Coffee430 N Cayuga St

“Suit of Wands” by Margaret Reed

Margaret Reed works in chalk pastel and charcoal pencil. Much of her recent work has revolved around stories of saints and mythological figures recombined with the Tarot, resulting in unique reinterpretations of Major and Minor Arcana