January 6: History Center of Tompkins County

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History Center of Tompkins County 401 E State St

Ithaca and Tompkins County have a rich history of local music. As part of an ongoing series we will celebrate that history by featuring three generations of musicians. On Friday, January 6 at 5:30 p.m., Ithaca Underground will present Wild, Tender Cruncher, and the Electric Golem at The History Center in Tompkins County. It is an opportunity to continue the ringing in of the new year.

January 6: Sunny Days of Ithaca

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Sunny Days of Ithaca 123 N Cayuga St

David Geer, Seasons

David M. Geer is an award-winning artist from Endicott, NY. He began drawing as soon as he could hold a pencil, and started selling his pictures to classmates for a quarter a piece in grade school. He began formal instruction in oil painting at the age of twelve. Frequently David incorporates his love of travel into his work.  He has painted the chateaux of France, the Grand Canal in Venice, the castles of the Vienna Woods, the lighthouses of the Maine coast, the squares of Savannah, the adobes of Taos, and the Rocky Mountains to name just a few subjects. While David’s show will feature a variety of his work, you’ll regularly find his “mini masterpieces” at Sunny Days with a focus on regional scenes and wildlife.

January 6: Buffalo Street Books


Buffalo Street Books 215 N Cayuga Street, Dewitt Mall

Emily Koester, Ignes fatui

This display represents the development of a novel artistic medium that combines color and light projection. The collection includes original templates and constructions, photographs of projection, and art prints.

January 6: Handwork


Handwork 102 W State St

June Silberman

Printmaking is combined with sewing in the mixed-media fiber works of Handwork’s guest artist June Silberman. Using a gelatin plate and hand dyed fabric, June will be creating prints in-store using leaves and ferns that grow in her gardens. Snacks and refreshments provided.

January 6: Benjamin Peters

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Benjamin Peters 120 E State St

30 Year Calling

A collaborative show put on by Gary Bercow and his past students, commemorating 30 years of teaching middle and high school art in both Spencer-Van Etten and the Lehman Alternative Community School.  Works by Camille Chew, Tad Crawford, Christopher Loomis, Savannah Williams, Anna Kuchner, Dylan Johnston-Jordan, Esme Saccuccimorano, Jared Kaputkin, Indie Stratton plus more.  Music provided by past LACS student, Eyukaliptus.   Autumn Stoscheck, SVE grad will provide beverages from her Eve’s Cidery.

January 6: Community School of Music and Arts


Community School of Music and Arts 330 E State St

Annual Open Show

Curated by internationally acclaimed painter Joyce Stillman-myers, CSMA’s Open Show presents work in a variety media by more than 50 local artists. Representing traditional to contemporary styles, this much-anticipated show celebrates the vibrant and diverse visual arts interests of our community. Visit more than once to appreciate everything this show has to offer!

January 6: New Roots Charter School


New Roots Charter School 116 N Cayuga St

Jude Meyers Thomas, Continuation with Single Reclining Spoon

Opening 5 to 730pm, First Friday January 6, 2017

Jude Meyers Thomas explores color and form as separate but related vocabularies and is most creative in the fulsome space between pure representation and pure color. Vivid hues, daring shapes and a deft exploration of possibility bring solace as we all wait for the Solstice.