Chiang | O’Brien Architects 217 North Aurora Street (office is located on the 2nd floor)
Grace Chiang and Bob O’Brien founded Chiang O’Brien Architects in 2012, after working together for more than 30 years. In imagining a contemporary practice, their synergistic partnership between Grace Chiang and Bob O’Brien created a new firm based on forward thinking paradigms, and the recent move into new office space truly reflects the philosophies of the practice. Egalitarian ideals are manifested in the elimination of private offices, with all staff, from interns to principals, working side-by-side in an open office environment that engenders collaboration and creative expression. Architecture is about creating places for people to live, learn, work, and play. Chiang O’Brien is focused on designing sustainable buildings for institutions of higher education that foster creative thinking, teaching, research, and caregiving in supportive environments where our societal values can thrive. Chiang | O’Brien Architects will be presenting Cornell Health and other new projects.
Have you ever wondered what a design studio looks like or what an architect, engineer or designer does? If so, in conjunction with the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and with support from the American Institute of Architects, seven local Ithaca architecture, engineering, and design firms will open their doors to the public and showcase their people, projects, processes, and work environment.
Community Arts Partnership, CAP ArtSpace 171 The Commons, Center Ithaca
“The Light Fantastic,” paintings on glass by John Lyon Paul.
Come to the ArtSpace to see these radiant paintings that act like lenses into mysterious environments which the viewer can explore, drawn and released by the pulse of color and energy of line. Within these paintings the word “abstraction” gives way to “freedom” as we surround ourselves with a vibration that is almost musical. www.artspartner.org
Tompkins County Workers’ Center 115 E State St
The Tompkins County Workers’ Center Announces a Wine-and-Cheese Reception to Celebrate the Three Winners of the first-ever ‘Living Wage Visioning Contest on Friday, October 7th from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Cafe Above Autumn Leaves Used Books on The Commons.
The Contest entry period was from July 1, 2016 through September 15, 2016. Contestants were asked to produce an original creative work that gave artistic voice to their vision of how their life and the life of their family would change if they were paid a Living Wage. The eighteen (18) forms of creative work are incredibly heartfelt and expressive of the Contestants’ experiences and feelings. Entries included a dance video, a recorded song, visual arts, posters, poems, and short stories. ALL entries will be available for view at the Wine-and-Cheese event.
The first place winner is receiving $1,250; second place winner will receive $750; and third place, $500.
Hilton Garden Inn 130 E Seneca St
Gourdlandia Visits the Hilton!
Gourd artist and Gourdlandia ambassador Graham Ottoson will be displaying her latest lamps and other functional gourd art at the Hilton Garden Inn during October. Visitors on Gallery Night can learn about gourdiculture and make a gourd necklace, if so inclined.
State of the Art Gallery 120 W State St
State of the Art holds TWO SHOWS in October—a new members’ show in the main gallery featuring the work of Erin Deneuville, Susan C. Larkin, and Michael Sampson. All three artists venture into different territories in their practice, but hold a similar bond in their observation of form. In the Salon, the Greater Ithaca Art Trail previews work that can be seen in artists’ studios during the weekends of October 8-9 and 15-16. A reception for all artists will be held Friday, October 7, 5-8pm. Show dates are October 5-30, 2016. Hours: Wed. – Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm. 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street with curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Contact info: 607-277-1626 and http://www.soag.org
New Roots Charter School 116 N Cayuga St
Khalil Bey, Recent Work
Khalil Bey is Ithaca born, but raised in Philadelphia and Baltimore. He is a self-taught artist, starting at the early ages of 3 and 4. Khalil is best known for his colorful pastel portraits of African-American lifestyles, prominent leaders and big-eyed hopeful children.
He was one of the attendees at the Black Lives Matter convention in Cleveland, Ohio, some of his recent work will reflect this involvement.
Khalil’s presence in Ithaca has been a constant labor of conscience and love.