Hilton Garden Inn, 130 E Seneca Street
“Forecast: More Ice!! by Lindy Cummings
My photos are all about ice. I am always surprised by the varieties! There are lumps, with bubbles and cracks. There are icicles with what look like alien language scripts inside. There are crystals which look like ferns. There are also icebergs that are enormous and beautiful, but my work mostly deals with tiny thumbnail size pieces of ice. It is “macro” photography.
Benjamin Peters, 120 E State St, Mezzanine Gallery
Satsang #1 by Carey Tucker
Nature gives us beauty and wisdom freely, effortlessly. I wish for all to receive natures gifts, that we may be inspired and directed to truth. The combination of plants, crystals, metals and light in this work offer: energy, knowledge, healing, cleansing, beauty. This work has come to exist as a result of my research into Orgonite and subtle energy technology as well as my intention to fulfill my purpose in this life on Earth. When I open myself to Source Consciousness and Nature, this art/these tools are channeled into being. May they bless, heal, and awaken you, as they have me
Mimi’s Attic, 430 W. State St.
Works by Yen Ospina, Melissa Zarem, Benny Lune, Eileen Dorsey, Alyssa Paulo.
An eclectic show of visual art made by five past and current staff members of Mimi’s Attic and Mama Goose. These hard-working and multi-talented artists create using a variety of medium including digital, watercolor, ink, acrylic, crayon, embroidery, mixed media, oil paint and more. There will be meat tastings provided by The Piggery, cider from Good Life Farm and cheese from Lively Run Dairy. All vendors will have products for purchase. Art will be displayed Friday-Sunday.
Press Cafe, 118 W Green St
Ithaca’s Urban Renewal Ghosts by Kevin Dossinger
This series is composed of large (6 feet x 3.5 feet) paintings made on canvases that were salvaged out of the shortstop dumpster 10 years ago. The paintings depict the old beautiful buildings of Ithaca that have fallen to the wrecking ball under the Urban Renewal movement of the 1960s. The paintings celebrate the architecture the city has lost while also reminding people not to take the buildings we still have for granted. Once these buildings are gone, they are gone forever.
State of the Art Gallery, 120 West State Street
“29th Annual Juried Photography Show,” February 28-March 31, 2018. On exhibit are seventy-six photographs by photographers from NYC, Long Island, Rochester, and the Ithaca area. Prizes will be awarded at 6:30 during the reception, 5-8pm, Gallery Night in downtown Ithaca. Gallery hours: Wed.-Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. and Sun.,12-5pm. 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street. Curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Info: 607-277-1676 and www.soagithaca.org
Sunny Days, 123 S Cayuga St
Brian Auge, Aluminartz – Because the Earth without Art is just “E…h“
Being born and raised in Belen, New Mexico, just south of Albuquerque, and growing up surrounded by Native American and Mexican Art, amid the beautiful mountains and dessert sunsets, gave Brian Auge a real appreciation for the beauty of vibrant color. After coming to upstate New York in 1997 with his wife, Brian began working with aluminum creating custom vehicle conversions, designing and building custom aluminum cabinetry for emergency services vehicles. A few years back he began looking for ways to reuse the significant number of scrap aluminum pieces his work produced and his love for design and color came together in the form of metal art. Brian creates colorful pieces of art with various themes that appeal to a wide range of people, everything from animals, nature scenes, various hobby pieces, wine and music themes. There is something for everyone in his work!
Lifelong, 119 W Court Street
Lifelong Artists – Art from the 2nd half.
Art is woven into the fabric of our lives, sometimes in the background, sometimes as a vocation. Many of the artists in this exhibition had careers in medicine, construction, education, music, and other disciplines always appreciating art, but never being able to focus on creating it. Some had never picked up a brush before coming to a Lifelong class. Others found guidance and the opportunity to further develop talents that they didn’t have time to focus on before. This exhibition features writing, ceramic art, collage, and watercolor by the participants and instructors of some 2017 Lifelong art and writing classes. It will be up for the months of February and March.