Gimme Coffee, 430 N Cayuga St
Permutations of Amplicons by Josh Strable and Katherine Greder
This project merges genetics, molecular biology, abstract painting, minimalism and elements of chance. Through color field paintings, we interpret the independent assortment and segregation of alleles in a population of maize seedlings. We used standard laboratory techniques (DNA isolation, Polymerase Chain Reaction and gel electrophoresis), in a process known colloquially as genotyping, to resolve the genetic makeup of each plant for a single gene in an F2 population. Each painting decodes the pattern of amplified segments of DNA (known as amplicons), thus revealing the genetic diversity of a population at a single locus.
Gimme Coffee, 506 W State St
Critters of the Ithaca Children’s Garden” by Jean Gerow
Ever wonder who lives at the Ithaca Children’s Garden? It’s a magical place, home to many critters of all shapes and sizes. Tending the garden gives me plenty of opportunities to observe with wonder our seasonal and year round residents. Come to the Garden and see the critters for yourself: some are hiding in plain sight, others boldly flutter through the air, inviting you to visit the place they call home.
Cellar D’Or, 136 E State St, The Commons
Michael Goscinsky: Pen and Ink Drawings
Normally working as a printmaker, Michael Goscinsky is exhibiting drawings done in pen and ink for this show. The themes are ” Metaphysical Arcane Drawings” and” Concerning the Mysteries Egypt.”
Ink Shop Studio Gallery, 330 E State St
Poetics of Printing & the Printing of Poetry
The Ink Shop Printmaking Center is excited to feature a selection of broadsides from the Wells Book Arts Visiting Writer Series. Wells College has hosted hundreds of writers over the years, many have been top figures in their field, including Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award recipients. Every poet’s visit is commemorated with a hand-printed, limited-edition broadside, produced by the master printmakers at Wells College Press. The press was founded in 1941 by Victor Hammer, an internationally renowned figure in 20th-century graphic arts who was among the leading typographers, printers, and artists of his time.
Handwork, 102 W State St
End-Grain Cutting Boards and Fiber Art
Demonstrations at Handwork
Learn how Handwork artisan Michael Parkhurst of Clever Hans woodworking creates his heirloom end-grain cutting boards.
Also demonstrating, co-op artist Mary Beth Larsen will be explaining the process behind her fiber art creations. Mary Beth creates reversible fabric bowls, rope bowls, fabric greeting cards, aprons and more.
New Roots Charter School, 116 North Cayuga Street
Elevator Music and Art Gallery
“Some Odd Photos”
by Linus Berggren
Opening May 4th, 2018
5 to 7:30pm
Photography shot using an iphone 6 and iphone 8+ over the past few years in Ithaca, Dryden and New York City.
State of the Art Gallery, 120 W State St/ Martin Luther King Jr
“Roots – Real and Remembered,” a show of sculpture and cross-stitched work by Eva M. Capobianco, will be held at State of the Art Gallery during May. “Real” roots were acquired from walks in nature; “Remembered” roots are memories from her past.
Show dates: May 2-27, 2018, with a reception for the artist, Friday, May 4 from 5-8pm. 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca, with curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Hours: Wed.-Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm. Contact information: 607-277-1626 and www.soagithaca.org