January 12th, CAP, Artspace


CAP ArtSpace, Center Ithaca on the Commons, adjacent to Visitor Center
ART with HEART // Portraiture that Celebrates People!
For ART with HEART, One community activist/artist and one guest professional artist teamed up with teachers and students in the Greater Ithaca Activities Center afterschool program over the month of March 2017. This traveling art show is the result of the drawings made by the children and several GIAC staff members.

The Art with Heart curriculum and project is a hands-on approach to overcoming fear and unfairness with Love and Play. Together, we learned basic techniques of portraiture to draw black, brown and tan people. There are many things people can do to become active allies for people (including themselves) who are experiencing unfairness in a systemic way in society. In the midst of all the other actions we can and must take, it is also essential to play and celebrate each other’s gifts, talents and beauty. This project was born from love and an ache. The heart wants justice and will have it.

The show has hung in Gimme Coffee on MLK street and in the Tompkins County Public Library. We’re looking in our community for the next places to hang it! Please come by!
The Community Arts Partnership thanks the Tompkins Trust Company for their 2018 sponsorship of a year of exhibits at the CAP ArtSpace.


December 1st, Press Bay Alley


Press Bay Alley, 118 W Green St

For First Friday Gallery Night Nothing Nowhere will be showing some innovative new housewares in addition to many new paintings and other visual art. We will be showing handmade brooms (with bristles from eponymous ‘Broome County’ New York), cast aluminum cutlery coming out of our new micro-forging operation at Ithaca Generator, handmade oxidizing ink that dries dark around the edges in a very seductive way, and, if you are very lucky, we MAY have ready some of the new ‘spun metal’ bowls we have been creating at the Generator. Come by and take a look and meet the makers!

December 1st, The Mink Gallery

The Mink Gallery, 614 N. Cayuga Street

The Mink Gallery welcomes three artists, two local and one from Buffalo, to share their beautiful work along with Mink’s paintings the first weekend in December.  Jim Geletka ceramics,  Pam Fairbanks pillows and cards, and Ronna Mink Jewelry. Don’t miss this special treat!
Mink Gallery 614 North CayugaFriday December 1, 5:00-8:00December 2, Saturday 10:00-5:00.


December 1st, Buffalo Street Books

Buffalo Street Books  215 N. Cayuga St.
Its Mysterious Life, an appreciation of beetles by Carla DeMello
Carla DeMello is an Ithaca, NY artist. All her life, she’s worked and played with any material that catches her eye—colorful, sticky, natural, malleable, goopy, or beautiful. These paper sculptures pay tribute to the natural jewels of earth, beetles.

December 1st, Benjamin Peters

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Benjamin Peters, 120 E State St
Paper Snowflake Art, Mariellen VanDyke Brown
Intricate hand-cut paper snowflakes featuring animals, foliage, landscapes, and more. New endangered species collection will highlight 10 endangered species, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the World Wildlife Fund

December 1st, CAP ArtSpace

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CAP ArtSpace, Center Ithaca, 171 the commons

Collection by Fernando Llosa

Local artist Fernando Llosa will present “Beyond Ourselves,” a limited-edition artist book and an exhibit of over a 120 paintings, most of them relatively small monochromatic Sumi ink paintings on thin board and paper. The intent is to give an general impression of the wholeness of life and the mysterious human presence in this deeper reality that is almost completely obscured by our tribal and personal identification with the mental and material things that separate us from one another and alienate the whole species from the ground of our being. Please come by! The Community Arts Partnership thanks the Tompkins Trust Company for their 2017 sponsorship of a year of exhibits at the CAP ArtSpace.