October 7: Tompkins County Public Library


Tompkins County Public Library 101 E Green St

A special opening reception for four new exhibits will take place in the BorgWarner Room with refreshments and opportunities to meet the artists, curators and sponsors of these exhibits.

In Progress: Images from the portfolios of photography students, curated by Robyn Wishna lecturer in photography at the Park School at Ithaca College, will be on display in New Fiction and the North Reading Room through mid-November.

This exhibit is made possible with grant support from New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.

Photo Caption “Loading Dock” part of the Plastic Grant Set by Noah Levin, Junior Film, Photo, Visual Arts BFA, Ithaca College.

Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Ithaca City of Asylum (ICOA). This exhibit of posters, books, and photographs featuring the work of authors sponsored by ICOA will be on display in the Avenue of the Friends through October.

Amnesty International Group #73, Ithaca, NY, presents a photographic exhibit “Yemen: the Forgotten War” an exhibit by the photo journalist Rawan Shaif.

This photo exhibit is funded by Special Initiative Fund of Amnesty International USA in order to advocate and inform people about the situation in Yemen.

Past Meets Present: The Changing Built Environment of Tompkins County is sponsored by Historic Ithaca.  The display uses re-photography – the merging of historical images with new photographs of the same site – to capture the growing and evolving architectural fabric of Tompkins County and was created by photography students at Tompkins Cortland Community College as part of Historic Ithaca, Inc.’s founding in 1966.

October 7: Cellar d’Or

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Cellar d’Or 136 the Commons

New Photographs by Kathy Morris, The Commons Work(s)

Complex, colorful photographic composites form a grid pattern of life on and around the Ithaca Commons for the last three years. Urban dreams bump up against small town realities in a chessboard of startling–and irresistible—juxtapositions. Like the Commons, they work.

October 7: Benjamin Peters

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Benjamin Peters 120 The Commons

Robin Botie, Reframing Death and Grieving

Photoshop offers intriguing “Tools” to work with for those whose lives are in turmoil or struck by loss: a Patch Tool, a Dodge Tool, a Path Selection Tool, an Add-Anchor Tool, a Magic Wand,  Magic Eraser, Clone Stamp, …and a Healing Brush. The possibilities for change and control are endless. Taking up photography after the death of her daughter five years ago, Robin Botie uses the tools in Photoshop to reframe common views of death, explore creative ways to grieve, and redefine her life. www.robinbotie.com

October 7: Handwork Gallery

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Handwork Gallery 102 W State St

Leather-working with Gio Marmora

Learn about the steps and tools involved in creating leather journal covers with beautiful designs – we’ll be hand tooling leather right in store! Gio Marmora is a third generation leather-worker. He specializes in shoe repair, and also makes sandals, belts, bags, hats, wallets, and much more.

October 7: eye

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eye 126 E State St, 2nd floor above Petrune

Mauro Marinelli

Two dozen exquisite photos from a seemingly bygone era launch Mauro Marinelli’s newest book, Under Old Stars, Wanderings in Italian Hill Towns.           

Premiere book signing and exhibit, coupled with live music and gourmet treats, on October 7th, from 5-8pm at eye Ithaca, 126 e. State St., 2nd floor.

October 7: The Ink Shop

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The Ink Shop 330 E State St, 2nd floor of CSMA building


A collaborative, multimedia installation featuring musician Billy Cote, writer Jon Frankel and artist Craig Mains, exhibiting 6 groups of 6 linked works. The groups transition from image to music to text, each piece a reaction to the one immediately preceding it, and the cycle repeats. Each group begins a new pattern: two groups start with music, two with poetry and two with print, functioning as an interdisciplinary mix of broken telephone and exquisite corpse.

October 7: The History Center in Tompkins County

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The History Center in Tompkins County 401 E State St

Made in Tompkins County: A Timeline of Local Enterprise

October 7th – February 18th, 2017

Tompkins County is well known for its educational institutions. What is less known is its rich industrial history.

From its earliest days it has been the home of inventors and entrepreneurs – people who laid the commercial foundation of a prosperous community.

This broad survey takes a look at the long sweep of enterprise in Tompkins County, from its earliest days to the 21st century.