November 3rd, The Mink Gallery

MinkBarbara Mink, 614 North Cayuga Street

The Mink Gallery

 Recent work in a warm and inviting space


November 3rd, Chanticleer

chanticleerChanticleer, 101 W Green St

“Collection by Reid Palmer”

We all have a pure heart. This work represents the journey that we go through as we travel the distance required to remake our hearts…

In their first independent collected work of poetry Reid invites you to experience the journey of our hearts.  From heartbreak to heartmake to love for love’s sake.  Reid explores the many facets and feelings of all our hearts in an intentional and intimate collection of Poems

Join us on November 3, 2017 from 6pm-9pm at the Chanticleer Loft in Downtown Ithaca for light refreshments, music, art, book signings, and readings from the book from the author

November 3rd, The Ink Shop Studio Gallery

ink shop nov 17The Ink Shop, 330 E State St

Brian D. Cohen | Emblems

Brian D. Cohen | Emblems

is a series of etchings based on the form of the 17th C emblem book. The historical book intended associations and diverse meanings of key elements of the world in schematic and formal spatial arrangements. The emblem book envisioned the universe as ‘like

a book or mirror of our life and death’, and objects in the world as invested with immediate and enduring universal significance. The physical is presented in order to reveal the spiritual, the metaphysical, the abstract, and the symbolic.

November 3rd, Benjamin Peters

benjaminpetersnovBenjamin Peters, 120 The Commons

Early Works by Salvatore Grippi: A Worth Auctions Preview Show
The Mezzanine Gallery at Benjamin Peters (120 The Commons)

Worth Auctions is pleased to present an exclusive preview show of paintings by the important New York School painter Salvatore Grippi, who worked and exhibited alongside the likes of de Kooning, Nevelson, and Kline during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s. In 1968, Grippi was asked to start the art department at Ithaca College and he taught there until 1991. Join us for local wine, live music, and conversation with the specialists. You can also place pre-bids on the pieces which will be sold at auction later this fall. Show through November 27. Contact

November 3rd, Lifelong


Lifelong, 119 W. Court St

Clay Visions

 Jennifer Brown, a native Ithacan, has worked with clay for 10 years, focusing mainly on slab and coil work.  She draws inspiration from many places both real and imaginary, creating work that can be useful or purely decorative.  The exhibit at Lifelong will showcase a range of pieces, including flower vases, unique wall hangings, and whimsical bird houses.

Opening Friday November 3, 5:00 – 8:00, Lifelong 119 W Court Street

The exhibit will run through to the week of December 18.

November 3rd, State of the Art Gallery

SOTAGState of the Art Gallery, 120 W. Martin Luther King

Drawings by Janet Byer Sherman”

“Then and Now,” an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Janet Byer Sherman will be held at State of the Art, November 1-26, 2017. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, November 3, 5-8pm, Gallery Night in downtown Ithaca. Also, the drawing for the winners of the gallery’s raffle will be held during the reception. Raffle tickets may be purchased for $10 each up until the time of the drawing. Gallery hours:  Wed. – Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day. 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street. Curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Info:  607-277-1626 and

November 3rd, Collegetown Bagels

collegetown bagelsCollegetown Bagels, 121 N Aurora St

Photographs by Christa Boice

 This self-taught artist attends fairs and festivals with her photography in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania throughout the year, and has been included in many gallery shows in the Central New York area.  This is her first gallery in Ithaca for First Friday, though she has experience in the event in both Cortland and Binghamton venues.


Most recently her photo of a purple clematis climbing a weathered porch rail, titled “Laura’s Love” was selected to be included in The Art of New York, a show hosted by the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library later this year.  In the recent past, she has also had her work here at the Ithaca Artist Market, and in the Community Art Partnership’s downtown gallery.