November 4: Kitchen Theatre

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Kitchen Theatre 417 W State St

SURFACE TENSION: An art exhibition by Barbara Mink

Kitchen Theatre Company is pleased to offer “SURFACE TENSION: An art exhibition by Barbara Mink” in its Judith Holiday Lobby Gallery.

Mink says, “I am inspired by creating and counterbalancing formal oppositions of line and color, form and space, light and dark, organic and architectonic, diffusion and thickening, surface and depth.”

November 4: Lifelong

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Lifelong 119 W Court St

The Nature of Water

Artist Fred Warner has always felt the strong pull of the outdoors.  His work, inspired by the scenic beauty of the Ithaca region, embodies his impressions and memories of water, land, and the activities and creatures found here.  The collection of watercolors will be up in the Lifelong gallery until late December.

October 7: Whitham Planning & Design


WHITHAM PLANNING & DESIGN 1 Bank Court (immediately behind 121 East Seneca Street)
Whitham Planning and Design is a Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning firm, working in a wide range of scales and conditions. WPD will be showing images of the Maplewood Redevelopment Project, Chainworks, University Plaza, and SUNY Cortland among others.

October 7: 15 Steps



Master Gem Cutters: Mark Oros And Michael Rizzo

Gem Cutting Demonstration


You’re invited to discover the latest introduction to our jewelry collection: Hashnu Rings by Mark Oros and Michael Rizzo, master gem cutters located in Trumansburg!

Hashnu Rings, exclusive to 15 STEPS, feature exquisite, artisan cut, colored quartz gems set in handcrafted sterling silver settings designed and crafted specifically for Hashnu rings.

As an added treat, Mark and Michael will set up their gem cutting equipment and demonstrate their internationally known cutting styles.  Cool, yes?

In addition to our collection of rings, we will be showing a select group of Hashnu gemstone jewelry for a limited time only… very exciting.

Free gift with purchase: Visit us Friday, the 7th, anytime from 10 until 8, and receive a free gift with your purchase of Hashnu Rings or Hashnu Jewelry.

October 7: Breathe

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Breathe 171 E State St

Elaine Derby will be exhibiting her newest work, titled “Threshold”, a series of fine art black and white portraits of kids, ages 9-15.  These portraits are created at a time where they’re leaving the innocence of childhood behind, and are beginning to step through the doorway of adolescence, independence, and a new identity.  During this transitional stage of life, there’s a lot of peer pressure, physical and emotional development, and often, self-criticism. This can be a difficult time, and through Elaine’s work, kids are able to “see” themselves in a new light, and get a new perspective as to how incredible they really are.
Take a look at more of Elaine’s work on her website at!




Taitem is an engineering firm founded in 1989 with a focus on energy efficiency and green building design. Our award-winning Solar division has installed hundreds of solar photo voltaic systems for homes, businesses and public facilities. Our engineering design staff provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural services.

See-learn-explore Taitem’s innovative design of solar electric systems for homes and businesses, and energy-efficient green buildings across Tompkins County and New York State. Designers will show photos, provide remote solar site assessments and give tours. Enjoy harvest-themed refreshments from local farms and food businesses.

October 7: STREAM Collaborative Architecture + Landscape Architecture


STREAM Collaborative Architecture + Landscape Architecture 123 South Cayuga Street, Suite 201

STREAM is a small but growing firm offering a wide array of services in design, architecture, landscape architecture and new media as it relates to environmental graphics and the built environment. For the AIA Firm Crawl we will be featuring several projects currently on the boards including our Tiny Timber affordable housing solution, the Ithaka Terraces 12-unit hillside community, the final results of the Form Ithaca planning initiative, and 201 College Ave purpose built housing for students