January 6: Lifelong


Lifelong 119 W Court St

Captured Moments

Ron Krieg, a native of Queens, has made Ithaca his home since 1989.  His photography is influenced by his experiences as a NYC taxi driver, foster care caseworker, postal clerk, and his love of history, political science, cinema and literature.  Ron’s photographs will be exhibited at Lifelong through the end of February.

January 6: State of the Art Gallery


State of the Art Gallery 120 W State St

Photograph by Sheryl Sinkow:  ITHACA IS LOVE

Gallery artists open the new year with art that represents Ithaca’s past and present. State of the Art will celebrate Tompkins County Bicentennial with half of our artists showing their work in January and the other half in February. The January show runs from January 4-29, 2017, and a reception for the artists will be held January 6 from 5-8pm.  


120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street with curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Hours: Wed.-Fri., 12-6pm; Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm. Contact info:  soagithaca.org and 607-277-1626.

January 6: eye


eye 126 E State St

Come do your holiday shopping @ eye and support the people who make the world a nicer place to look at.

As artists clean and nest for the cold winter months, we’ve salvaged some real gems from Terry Plater, Domenica Brockman, Melissa Zarem, Justin Hjortshøj, and Jim Garmhausen and will have them on sale for a song in our pop-up, RESCUED FROM THEIR STUDIO FLOORS. 

Eye continues to sell new works by Melissa Zarem, Jim Garmhausen, Justin Hjortshøj, Domenica Brockman, Giselle Potter, Marina Delaney, Haley Dossinger,  & Kaleb Hunkele.

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!