Sunny Days 123 S Cayuga St
McGraw House Creates!
McGraw House, a Senior Residential Center in the heart of downtown Ithaca, has its share of creative people. Artists working in oils, acrylics, watercolors, collage, photography and mask creation were among the twenty-two residents sharing in a recent in-house exhibit – a sampling of which will be on display for this month’s First Friday art walk. While some people have worked at their craft all their lives, others have discovered an outlet for their creativity only in recent years. Come and see these varied and stimulating works of art.
Kitchen Theatre 514 W State St
Mirage: Paintings by John Lyon Paul
John’s paintings emerge from a kinesthetic awareness also evident in his sculptures. His use of color and line, with their pulse, vibration, and rhythms, invite the viewer to enter and travel them.
State of the Art Gallery 120 W State St
Margaret Nelson, EPHEMERA
Based on an ephemeral process, suminagashi, that results in a monotype (a print that exists as only a single copy); and she played on the idea of the transience of intellectual life to create the texts that accompany her prints.
Connie Zehr, ECHO
A small glass and sand pedestal installation, is the photographed object she’s used to develop multiple panel prints. The reflections in the glass canes and spheres are the subject of this series of images. This group of prints continues her interest in the connection between the image and the object.
Show dates: May 3-28, 2015 with a reception Gallery Night, Friday, May 5, 5-8pm. Hours: Wed.-Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm. 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street with curbside 607-277-1626 and parking and ADA accessibility.www.soagithaca.org
Ten Forward Cafe 115 E State St, 2nd floor of Autumn Leaves
Folk Art & Sculpture by Arnold Bradshaw
Arnold’s Gallery Night debut featuring several new series he has been developing over the last two years.
Mockingbird Paperie 142 E State St
Susan C. Larkin
“I want my camera to be an x-ray machine—capable of looking through the walls of a pod to the seeds inside. If that can’t happen, I think about what I could do with back light. Can I show the outline of a plant with light from behind? Or perhaps celebrate the color? I am seeking the details people see every day but so often fail to notice.”
Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons 120 South Aurora Street
Ryan grew up in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, spending her formative years surrounded by nature and learning to make art out of clay. After going to school for ceramics, Ryan received a BFA in Crafts/Material Studies with a focus in glass from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2006. Determined to broaden her glass horizons, Ryan moved across the country to Seattle, WA, a major epicenter in the glassworking community. She happily immersed herself in the wonderful world of studio glass by learning from some of her glass heroes and continuing her glass education.
In 2010, Ryan started traveling the world blowing glass for entertainment and sharing her love of the material with guests on Celebrity Cruises with the Blow Glass at Sea chapter of the Corning Museum of Glass. She had a source of endless inspiration for her glass creations in her oceanic surroundings and the many countries and cultures she was lucky enough to experience. After six years as a glassblowing sailor Ryan turned in her fins and finally put down roots in the beautiful Finger Lakes region in a city very rich in glass history, Corning, NY. The work displayed here is a sampling of pieces she enjoys making.
Please check out her website at http://www.ryandoolittle.net for more examples of her work.
Community School of Music and Arts 330 E State St
In the Ring by Scout Dunbar
The Ink Shop presents In the Ring by Scout Dunbar at the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) gallery. Through the exploration of pattern, mark-making, line, and material, Scout uses memory as a tool to re-visit childhood. She employs a range of mediums and processes such paint, ink, collage, oil pastel and colored pencil to create abstract images on paper. Her approach to aesthetics ranges; some works are left as simple line drawings and others are filled with color and pattern. Raised in Ithaca and a graduate of Alfred University, the artist is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.