The Hilton Garden Inn, 130 E. Seneca St.
Cheryl Chalmers – “The Beauty of Light”
Light in watercolor creates drama, establishes mood and illuminates the meaning of the art itself. To the watercolor artist, paper is light. By carefully painting around the light and subtly juxtaposing the dark values, the artist creates emotion, energy and beauty. With her technique, Cheryl strives to capture the dramatic contrast of sunlight to deep shadows in her paintings, achieving a blend of realism and romanticism.
Collegetown Bagels, 203 North Aurora St.
The vibrant and playful watercolor paintings of Ithaca area artist Bethany LeBlanc capture dreamlike landscapes that range from surreal and enchanting to peaceful and soothing. The scenes often spring forth from indescribable emotion that is best captured by the brush so it can be properly shared.
Bethany has been creating these scenes since 2014 when a switch to watercolor sparked a new passion for exploring the interplay of colors and washes.
Born in Dayton Beach, FL in 1987, Bethany has spent most of her life in the Ithaca area where she now lives with her husband and three children. Bethany’s children are a constant source of creative inspiration and often join her in the studio where she loves to teach and enjoy the exploration.
Sunny Days- New location on the Commons (next door to Home Green Home)
“Ice Bench Experiment’s Spring Thaw.” -Frank Leahy
Frank Leahy photographs lighted ice on a rustic bench in his yard each winter. The spring thaw is a time to reflect on the year’s “IBE,” organize the photos, look for emotion and trends and switch gears for the warmer months ahead.
State of the Art Gallery, 120 West State Street
Bubblescapes and Abstracts – Daniel McPheeters
His “bubblescapes” are landscapes rendered obsessively in circles. This work also demonstrates new exploration in color using abstract imagery. 5-8pm, Gallery Night in Show dates: May 1-June 2, 2019. 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street. Curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Info: 607-277-1626 and www.soagithaca.org
Attached Image: Blue Adirondack by Daniel McPheeters
The Mink Gallery, 614 N. Cayuga Street
“Dreamscapes” – Jen Lightfoot
Jen’s often disturbing figurative visions may dwell somewhere in my colorful abstractions – all on display Gallery Night and First Saturday and through the month of May.