February 3rd: Cellar d’Or

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Cellar d’Or 136 E State St

Michael Sampson, Paintings on Paper

This series of paintings on paper use multiple mediums ranging from oils, acrylic, ink, watercolor and gouache. Abstracted directly from the figure, these small scale works were completed over the course of the last year.

February 3rd: State of the Art Gallery

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Rails to Trails, a photograph by Eva Capobianco

State of the Art Gallery 120 W State St

Art in Tompkins County–Then and Now

Gallery artists continue to exhibit art that represents Ithaca’s past and present to celebrate Tompkins County’s Bicentennial. Show dates are February 1 through 26, 2017.

Reception for the artists, Friday, February 3, 5-8pm.  Hours:  Wed. – Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm. 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr. / State St. with curbside parking and handicap accessibility. Contact info:  607-277-1626 and http://www.soagithaca.org

February 3rd: Sacred Root Kava Lounge and Tea Bar

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Sacred Root Kava Lounge and Tea Bar 103 South Geneva St

Damaris Vazquez Photography, Sensuality of Image

An image is a gateway of self. A seed in this exploration of fine-art nude portraiture. As a professional photographer, Damaris Vazquez communicates in many visual languages to tend to the garden of the sensual spirit. February celebrates love, but we do always, please come enjoy the image offerings this season.

February 3rd: Sunny Days of Ithaca

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Sunny Days of Ithaca 123 N Cayuga Street

Erik Lehmann , rePURPOSE your ARTdrive

Erik Lehmann lives a life of passion, purpose, and possibility wherever he is called to serve!  He has spent the most recent 3.5 years launching a global initiative known as the Game Changer Movement.  The vision is to inspire at least one million youth to change their game by trading in violent video games and redirecting their time towards the making of mosaic art and the creation of a new gaming platform that will crowdsource solutions to the real-world challenges facing humanity.

February 3: Decorum-Too

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Decorum-Too 215 N Cayuga Street, The DeWitt Mall

Elizabeth McMahon, Magic Potions

Elizabeth McMahon is a painter of bright and bold paintings but in this show she is delving into the ”painterly print” the monotype, a one- of- a- kind form of printmaking. The spontaneity of the process sets the stage for surprises. Like a gust of wind, these prints capture the color and exuberance of nature.

February 3rd: Padma Center for Natural Therapies

Padma Center for Natural Therapies 114 W Buffalo St

Sarah Oros, From Within the Stone: Photography on Paper, Canvas and White Aluminum

Sarah Oros is a graduate of the Biomedical Photographic Communications program at Rochester Institute of Technology with a concentration in Magnified Imaging. In 2012, Sarah was Photographer in Residence at the Paleontological Research Institution and Museum of the Earth. She is currently employed at Pictometry as a Geospatial Image Processor. Additionally, Sarah is a freelance photographer specializing in mineral specimen and gem stone photography.

Sarah’s interest in natural elements and her passion for macro photography were combined to create these images of fossil, agate, jasper, gem, and mineral specimens. Each stone was cut, carved, and hand polished before being photographed.

February 3rd: The History Center in Tompkins County

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The History Center in Tompkins County 401 E State St

Ithaca Beer Co.: The Spirit of the Finger Lakes

In conjunction with the current exhibit “Made in Tompkins County: A Timeline of Local Enterprise”, The History Center will host a 6:00 PM presentation on  Ithaca Beer Co. Gregg Stacy, Marketing Director of Ithaca Beer, will talk about the history and current initiatives of the Company. Ithaca Beer & Soda tasting will be available at The History Center from 5:30 PM.