January 6: Tompkins County Public Library


Tompkins County Public Library 101 E Green St

You Are Here: Exploring Human Evolution

This exhibit, created collaboratively by Paleontological Research Institution, Tompkins County Public Library, Cornell University and Ithaca College, presents the clues scientists have uncovered about our evolutionary past.  Discover your evolutional family tree, learn about the lives of our hominin ancestors through skulls, stone tools and other artifacts, and find out the six key trends that have made humans the most cooperative species on the planet.

This exhibit will be on display in the Avenue of the Friends through the end of February. Also on display will be the mixed media exhibit “On Being Human” curated by Terry Plater and featuring the work of ten local artists. In addition check out “cave painting” by local students in Youth Services.

Entry to the Library after closing time at 6 PM is through the BorgWarner door behind the bus shelter on Green Street.

January 6: Community Arts Partnership


Community Arts Partnership’s ArtSpace Gallery 171 The Commons

Uniit Carruyo, Harmonic Seascapes

Uniit’s large mixed media paintings of acrylic, ink, fiber, light and glass convey abstract landscapes underwater. Striving to create harmony made visible, Uniit combines texture, color and movement to resolve a visual chord. Her multi-layered pieces represent the many layers of experience necessary for living with an open heart in a complex world; a cacophony of disparate elements seeking resolution. Please stop by!

Thank you to the Tompkins Trust Company for sponsoring all 2016 & 2017 ArtSpace exhibits!

December 2: The History Center in Tompkins County


The History Center in Tompkins County 401 E State St

This First Friday Gallery Night will keep its focus on the “Made in Tompkins County” exhibit featuring Heather Lane, the owner of Purity Ice Cream Co., who will be giving a 6:00 pm presentation about her legendary shop. Purity treats will be offered to all who attend!

December 2: State of the Art Gallery


State of the Art Gallery 120 W State St

“December Juried Show,” with feature work in oil, acrylic, pastels, charcoal,  watercolor, mixed media sculpture, interactive sculpture, mosaics with ceramic, stone and glass tiles, linocut, dyed silk painting, computer generated collage, and digital drawing.

Nearly fifty artists from the Fingerlakes and as far as the New York City area are represented. Up to $600 in prize money will be awarded at the opening reception by Rick Pirozzolo, Executive Director of the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, on Friday, December 2 at 6:30 pm.

Reception hours:  5-8pm and show dates are November 30-December 30.

Contact info:  607-277-1626 and http://www.soagithaca.org

December 2: The Jewel Box

The Jewel Box 301 Taughannock Blvd

Kari Ganoung Ruiz lives in and paints the beautiful an diverse Finger Lakes Region of New York State. She finds that painting outdoors directly from life allows her to represent the essence of a scene.
Kari and her husband Diego live in Interlaken, NY between scenic Cyuga and Seneca Lakes. She is an associate member of the Oil Painters of America and a member of the New York Plein Air Painters and the Ohio Plein Air Society.

December 2: Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn 130 Seneca St

Celebratory Artworks

Day of the Dead
Color Studies

Students from age 6-10 at the Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori School of Ithaca
have created works art that celebrate the world around them from the great to the very small. Day of the Dead, Color Studies, and Imaginary Animals represent their recent work in various media.