December 6th, Community School of Music and Arts


Community School of Music and Arts|

 330 E. MLK Jr St. 

Annual Open Exhibition

This exhibition of works by over 50 emerging and established artists celebrates the vibrancy of visual arts in our community. An annual favorite, this year’s edition curated by painter Jessica Baron Warner, is not to be missed! The Open Exhibition will be on view at CSMA from December 6 through January 31.

December 6th, New Roots Charter School



New Roots Charter School| 

116 N. Cayuga St.

The GIAC Urban Art Club-Art Show

The GIAC Urban art club from past to present will be showcasing art for the month of December at the New Roots Elevator Music and Art Gallery. The pieces were made over the last 5 years with art form GIAC urban art students under the direction of Jay Stooks Community artist and Program Coordinator for the greater Ithaca activities center. The pieces were created with scrap materials and painted with mostly spray paint & acrylic paints on recycled materials.

December 6th, Mimi’s Attic



Mimi’s Attic|

430 W. MLK Jr St.

Yen Ospina, Anna Rainous, Sara Delahanty, Rebeka Livingston,

 and Kevin Smith-  Creative works by the staff of Mimi’s Attic and Mama Goose

Mimi’s Attic and Mama Goose present a celebration of community and creativity through the presentation of art made by the talented staff of 430 W State Street.

Featuring the works of five different artists, the art will range from modern interpretations of folk art to depictions of space to explorations of memory and more. Refreshments will also be provided. Live music by AFAB4 will take place at 6:00 and 7:00 pm.

December 6th, Press Café



Press Café|

118 W. Green St., Press Bay Alley

Nuala Ugine-Recent Works

Nuala Ugine is 15, and is a tenth grader at IHS. She has always enjoyed doing various kinds of art, but only discovered printmaking last year during an art class and has loved it ever since. When not doing art or some kind of schoolwork, she also enjoys doing Circus at Circus Culture and baking.

December 6th, Handwork



Handwork |

 102 W. MLK Jr. St.

Michael Parkhurst & Mary Beth Larsen- Recent Works

Join us for a special December Gallery Night, featuring two artist members.
Michael Parkhurst of Clever Hands Woodworking will be showing his complete process for making a signature end grain cutting board. See how the board designs come together, how the parts are constructed, a few of the special tools he uses, and why everything fits.

Award winning Fiber Artist Mary Beth Larsen will demonstrate the techniques used to create her fabulous fabric leaf sculptures. Come see her beautiful fiber art take shape. She will teach you how to custom-shape your own fabric leaf ornament you may take home (one per household) while supplies last. Snacks and refreshments provided throughout the evening.

December 6th, Home Green Home

Mary Beth Ihnken Beekman1802 Goat



Home Green Home|

215 The Commons

Mary Beth Ihnken-Farm Sanctuary Animals and more

“My family and I live and work in a restored 1810 barn on a spacious farm just outside of Ithaca, NY. My daily runs take me past working farms, introducing me to my latest subjects and inspiring a new series of large-scale expressive portraits. They satiate my love for telling a story on a grand canvas while offering the opportunity to create works that live in private homes. For a complete list of past exhibits, present and past works, please visit I so appreciate your interest in my work and look forward to creating for you in the future. “

December 6th, Ithaca Coffee Company

Matt Mayers


Ithaca Coffee Company|

 311 E. Green St.

Matt Mayers Photography: The Day After Forever

What is High Dynamic Range Photography? The overwhelming beauty of breathtaking sunsets on the lake, gorges, fall foliage, car junkyards, dilapidated barns and bridges captured to appear as paintings is an example of this delicate method. Matt seeks to evoke a diversity of perspective and emotion through the decaying and lively landscapes he captures.

Matt, a Brooklyn and Long Island native, is a two-time Cornell grad that currently works in the non-profit sector.

He has presented his work at the October 2017 First Friday Gallery at Sunny Days of Ithaca, August 2018 First Friday Gallery at Buffalo Street Books, and October 2018 First Friday Gallery at Benjamin Peters. Matt has puzzles and 4×6 photo cards being sold at Sunny Days of Ithaca.