January 4th, Community School of Music and Arts

Community School of Music and Arts330 East MLK / State Street

Annual Open Exhibition

Curated by painter Suzanne Onodera, this exhibition of works by over 50 emerging and established artists from our community celebrates visual arts in grand style! An annual favorite, this year’s edition is not to be missed! The exhibition will remain on view through January 25.


January 4th, Gimme Coffee State St

Gimme Coffee, 506 W State St

 Seating Room  Recent work by Kelly Cullen 
Cafe Side “ARCHETYPES” Melissa Gericke
“ARCHETYPES”  My name is Melissa Gericke and I am an artist currently residing in Ithaca, NY. I have been creating hand cut collage art since 2008. Most of the themes depicted are based on occult practices, mystical beliefs, or religious symbolism. The images often revolve around an archetypal being or character, whose role is that of provoking a subconscious reaction in the viewer.”

January 4th, State of the Art Gallery

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State of the Art Gallery120 W Martin Luther King Jr./State St.

“Take Ten”  Ten gallery artists will kick off State of the Art’s 30th Anniversary with a show of paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture and more! Opening reception: Friday, January 4, 5-8pm, Gallery Night in downtown Ithaca. Show dates:  January 3-27, 2019. Hours:  Wed.-Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm. Curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Info: 607-277-1626 and soagithaca.org

January 4th, Hilton Garden Inn


Hilton Garden Inn130 E Seneca St

“Gnomes are Faeries too!” by Rachel Terwilliger 

A showcase of Gnomish Faerie exploration by local fantasy/Faerie comic artist & illustrator Rachel Terwilliger (@rachelillustrates on Instagram, Facebook and deviantArt).

Very often the mainstream representation of faerie folk shows us only small, winged creatures who focus on flower care and the kinder aspects of the unseen. While these are valid as any, most other aspects of Faerie are treated as separate from that magical nature – including Gnomes! This work seeks to recognize that nature in these woodland folk and inspire others to do the same.

Featuring Gnomes of several Faerie realms, including Rachel’s steampunk/fantasy graphic novel called “Tock the Gnome” (readable in-progress at tockthegnome.com). Her other recent projects include design work for The Cherry Arts’ “The Snow Queen” 2016-2018 and a series of book covers for H.M. Barone’s “The Zoey Jane Files.” Prints of her work and original pieces are for sale at rachelillustrates.etsy.com.

December 7th, Hilton Garden Inn

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Hilton Garden Inn, 130 E Seneca St

Handwork takes over Hilton Garden Inn

Handwork is Ithaca’s Artisan Cooperative – Established in 1976 and located on the corner of State and Cayuga Streets in Downtown Ithaca. On view at the Hilton, you’ll find a collection of handcrafted goods from their local artist members who create ceramics, woodwork, glass, jewelry, fiber art, leather goods, dried florals, fine art and so much more!

December 7th, CAP ArtsSpace

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CAP ArtSpace 171 E. State/MLK Jr. Street (next to Center Ithaca Visitor Center) artspartner.org

Chris Walters “Out of Time” AND Final CAP-a-Palooza Vintage Art Sale

From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to the waters of Ithaca Falls, Chris Walters exhibit features long exposure photography that juxtaposes people against both the natural and human-made world. Chris works at Arts of the Southern Fingerlakes – CAP’s counterpart in Corning, and we are excited to show his work in the CAP ArtSpace.

AND the CAP ArtSpace will also save a corner of the gallery for the final day of the CAP-a-Palooza Vintage art sale. Art was donated to this annual November fundraiser from community members closets and attics for a truly eclectic selection of art! Prices will be so low you won’t be able to not buy work. Everything must go. The sale is up through

CAP thanks the Tompkins Trust Company for their generous annual sponsorship of the CAP ArtSpace. We thank Taylor, The Builders for sponsoring our October to December exhibits.

December 7th, Cellar D’or

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Cellar D’or136 The Commons
Entrances and Exits:  Photography by Sheryl D. Sinkow
The first Shakespearean play I remember seeing was “As You Like It” in junior high school. We had to memorize the soliloquy “All the world’s a stage…” and while I don’t recall it in total, the lines And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; has stayed with me – thus the series.