October 7: Hilton Garden Inn

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Hilton Garden Inn 130 E Seneca St

Gourdlandia Visits the Hilton!

Gourd artist and Gourdlandia ambassador Graham Ottoson will be displaying her latest lamps and other functional gourd art at the Hilton Garden Inn during October. Visitors on Gallery Night can learn about gourdiculture and make a gourd necklace, if so inclined.

October 7: State of the Art Gallery

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State of the Art Gallery 120 W State St

State of the Art holds TWO SHOWS in October—a new members’ show in the main gallery featuring the work of Erin Deneuville, Susan C. Larkin, and Michael Sampson. All three artists venture into different territories in their practice, but hold a similar bond in their observation of form. In the Salon, the Greater Ithaca Art Trail previews work that can be seen in artists’ studios during the weekends of October 8-9 and 15-16. A reception for all artists will be held Friday, October 7, 5-8pm.  Show dates are October 5-30, 2016. Hours:  Wed. – Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm. 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street with curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Contact info: 607-277-1626 and http://www.soag.org

October 7: New Roots Charter School

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New Roots Charter School 116 N Cayuga St

Khalil Bey, Recent Work

Khalil Bey is Ithaca born, but raised in Philadelphia and Baltimore. He is a self-taught artist, starting at the early ages of 3 and 4. Khalil is best known for his colorful pastel portraits of African-American lifestyles, prominent leaders and big-eyed hopeful children.

He was one of the attendees at the Black Lives Matter convention in Cleveland, Ohio, some of his recent work will reflect this involvement.

Khalil’s presence in Ithaca has been a constant labor of conscience and love.

October 7: Community School of Music and Arts


Community School of Music and Arts 330 E State St

Spotlight: Faculty and Student Works

A group show of recent works by CSMA’s visual arts faculty, alongside selected works by their students. Teaching artists include Anna Adler, Maureen Jakubson, Rob Licht, Jen Lightfoot, Kevin Mayer, Terry Plater, Miriam Rice, and Jessica Warner.

Get inspired and join us for adult and youth studio classes!

October 7: Thrive


Thrive The Dewitt Mall, 215 N Cayuga St

Fashion designer Katia Anible presents her 2016 Fall/Winter Collection at Thrive Ethical Fashion in the Dewitt Mall. Created locally from salvaged and recycled fabric, Anible’s collection is inspired by natural color, endless comfort, and the needs of the modern, eco conscious woman.

Join us for a reception with music and refreshments. Thrive Ethical Fashion, 215 N. Cayuga (Inside Toko Imports in the Dewitt Mall).

For more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1667726973545922/?ti=icl

October 7: Sunny Days


Sunny Days 123 S Cayuga St

Dewey Neild, Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes

Waterfalls are an amazing sight and calming inspiration. Dewey Neild, a well-known and award-winning Photographer, has had a passion for waterfalls for many years, thoroughly enjoying the beauty and tranquility of life in the Finger Lakes since moving to Ithaca in 1972.  He loves discovering waterfalls, gorges, parks and other attractions in this great state of New York and elsewhere, and has made it his life mission to document these marvelous natural scenes and present them for all to enjoy. 2017 will mark the 14th year in a row that Dewey has self-produced THE Waterfall Calendar of the New York State Finger Lakes. Join us as we unveil the first set of Dewey Neild waterfall puzzles and enjoy seeing his extraordinary images in larger, framed form.

October 7: Decorum-Too


Decorum-Too The Dewitt Mall, 215 N Cayuga St

Rob Mackenzie

Picture yourself in a 14th century Scottish chapel or on a Paris promenade. Explore Florence’s leather working district or a Tuscany hilltop town. Take a Thai water taxi or cruise the Java Sea. Hike the Grand Canyon, paddle an Adirondack pond…or just recall a hammock’s summer shade. View Rob’s recent oils alongside beautiful home furnishings and oriental rugs in Alan Nemcek’s shop.