State of the Art Gallery |soagithaca.org
120 West State/MLK Jr. Street
February marks the second Members’ Show of 2020 at the gallery—”For the Love of Art.” Showing will be: Jane Dennis, Frances Fawcett, Saundra Goodman, Patricia Hunsinger, Jan Kather, Susan Larkin, Alicia Sanguiliano, David Watkins, Jr., and Connie Zehr. On exhibit will be sculpture, fiber art, photography, drawing, and prints. A reception for the artists will be held Friday, February 7, 5-8pm. In addition, exhibiting members will hold an informal discussion at the gallery in February. Each artist will talk briefly about their work and then invite questions, comments and discussion from visitors. The event is free and open to the public. TBA so check our website for an update. Show dates are February 5-March 1, 2020. The gallery is located at 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street with curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Hours: Wed.-Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. and Sun., 12-5pm. Contact info: 607-277-1626 and www.soagithaca.org
Toko Imports Open Studio (in the DeWitt Mall, 215 N Cayuga St, suite 65)
Leon Arguello & Polly Wood
Leon Arguello, Recent Charcoal Drawings on Brown Paper
Leon Arguello was born in Denver and grew up in the desert southwest town of Trinidad, Colorado. Encouraged by his mother, he began to draw at a very young age. Continuing to study art through all his years of public school, he graduated high school in 1991 and shifted his focus from art to music. In 2019 he began to revisit visual art and has been inspired by friends and family who have also found themselves making art in the Ithaca area. Leon resides with his family in Danby, NY and enjoys music, art and exploring the outdoors.
Polly Wood, Radwoman Retrospect / Birds of Change, mixed-media
Polly Wood is a songwriter/drummer, visual artist, independent scholar & mother whose works are devoted to the preservation of the Sacred Feminine. She holds an MA in Women’s Spirituality and an MFA in Creative Inquiry. Born and raised in Ithaca, Polly periodically returns for sometimes short, sometimes very long stints and is most often looking forward to the next adventure.
CARLTON J. MANZANO in Moosewood Restaurant
Carlton is a true Plein Air artist who creates his paintings from his mobile studio a ’95 minivan.
Studio 325, Dewitt Mall OPEN STUDIO 3rd floor
Elizabeth McMahon is an artist whose love of color and happenstance has inspired her work from painting to songwriting, puppetry to collage. From her gigantic cakes of the 80’s to her Tea Party Shuffle Dance Song to the latest Statue of Liberty series, Elizabeth embraces the moment and translates her life into art.
Connie Shipos at Fibers
Connie Shipos has worked at Fibers for over 20 years. She provides her expertise in garment construction, fashion design and jewelry making to women of all ages & shapes. Connie has a BA from SUNY Cortland ’75 with a minor in painting. She has worked in graphic art, fashion design and costuming at Cornell.
String musicians from Ithaca Talent Education School will perform.
Joan Reuning at Fibers
Joan Reuning, owner of Fibers, will be demonstrating weaving. Joan uses her handwoven fabrics when designing her special one of a kind jackets. She also finds beautiful batik, silk-screened, ikat and other fabrics to use in her creations. Connie and Joan also create custom garments for that special occasion.
The Ink Shop |ink-shop.org
330 East MLK/ State Street
Justin Greenwald | Clarity through Chaos
A good number Justin’s prints are of a reductive nature, where the metal backed polymer plate is coated with ink, and then drawn into or scratched away at using a variety of tools, including sticks, twigs, chopsticks, pencils, and rags, before being processed or hardened in the sun or under a light box. Solarplate etching allows for photographic work, although Justin prefers to draw.
Community School of Music and Arts |csma-ithaca.org
330 East MLK/ State Street
DWELLiNG in MY SouL//////Black, the color
A two-person show of Paintings and Prints by Colleen Shelton and Charlotte Ghiorse a.k.a. House of ChoCLeT. Loosely associated riffs on the comfort of the color Black and our tribal experience of identifying with and being connected to our dwelling places. The Business of Adorning ourselves with our home, and wearing our home in the outfit. Identity as a form of protection. Subject to personal interpretation. Colleen’s Prints and Paintings of Masks are very personal and playful images relating to identity. She uses her own image as a template. Charlotte’s Paintings are about being a wandering soul and feeling like she doesn’t belong anywhere, as well as Voyeurism, Identity, belonging to a place and Day Dreaming, the void… and the safety of the color Black.
Sew Green | sewgreen.org
112 N. Cayuga St.
Crazy Quilt Exhibit
From Victorian times to present-day, crazy quilt makers have sewn a mix of fabrics such as velvet and satin in unique asymmetrical designs. The show includes new and old examples, an illustrated timeline, and a hands-on demo of how to start a crazy quilt.