September 2: Benjamin Peters

Vanessa Velez Benjamin Peters.jpg

Benjamin Peters (120 The Commons)

Vanessa Velez, We Are All Light Beams

Vanessa Velez is a fellow human just wanting to share her idea of our true nature: light beams. I am eternally grateful to be able to share this experience with each other, as we become one in this communion of love.

September 2: Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn (130 E Seneca St).

Ella Dean, age 12, Petals. I love photography. I always believed I had a special eye for beautiful things, and I love nature.

Owen Mann, Turning Ceramic Sculptures into botanical life

September 2: The History Center in Tompkins County

Various History Center

The History Center in Tompkins County (401 E State St #100).

Early American Decorative Arts

The Central New York chapter of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration is proud to display original pieces of tin, glass and wood alongside reproductions done by our members. We will have country tin, stenciling, free hand bronze, gold leaf, reverse glass painting, theorems, school girl art, pen work and more, all artwork that was part of the 1800-1850 American home.

On the First Friday Gallery Night, September 2nd, The History Center will host demonstrations and refreshments provided by the members of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration.

September 2: State of the Art Gallery

Sheryl Sinkow State of the Art Gallery

State of the Art Gallery (120 W State St # 2).

Sheryl Sinkow, 5 out of 7

“5 Out of 7” is an exhibition of images made by photographer Sheryl Sinkow during her travels to five of our seven continents. Favorite images from the past as well as new photographs that show textures, landscapes, people and animals populate the walls of the gallery during September.

Show dates:  August 31-October 2, 2016 with a reception for the artist, Friday, September 2, 5-8pm. State of the Art Gallery, 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca. The gallery has ADA accessibility with curbside parking. Hours:  Wed. – Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm.  Info:  607-277-1626 and www.soagithaca.org

September 2: Lot 10

Ben Ortiz Lot 10

Lot 10 (106 S Cayuga St).

Ben Ortiz, Recent Work

Ben Ortiz, aka DJ Hameen, will be exhibiting his work downstairs during the months of September and October. Check out his work while enjoying some killer cocktails, live music and street food by Luna! For more info visit www.ARTeFLX.com.

September 2: Buffalo Street Books

Herb Shapiro Buffalo Street Books

Buffalo Street Books (The Dewitt Mall, 215 N Cayuga St).

Herb Shapiro, New Paintings

I like to use color. I like to explore the art land between what is called Representational painting and what is called Abstract painting. I generally paint , whether representational or abstract from the object in Imagination out, a sort of call and response. I go back and forth between me and It and between the forms, or lack of forms.