December 7th, Sunny Days

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Sunny Days123 S Cayuga Street

More Bowery & Basketry – An Offering of Smalls by Gerry Monaghan

Like Rumpelstiltskin, I am creating objects of art by weaving together the ubiquitous, and the ephemeral, instead of his straw. My work is sculptural basketry. Tatlin meets the Appalachian Craft tradition and beautiful organic forms take shape.

Assemblages, collages, drawings, and weavings, which celebrate the quotidian through use of repurposed materials. The hand colored paperworks create the perfect  background for me to build my curious constructions.

Lots of work under $40.



December 7th, Press Cafe

Press Cafe

Press Cafe118 W Green St

Out of the Blue by  Domenica Brockman
Abstract encaustic paintings exploring ultra marine  blue

December 7th, Buffalo Street Books

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Buffalo Street Books, 215 N Cayuga St

Its Mysterious Life: an appreciation of beetles

Carla Elizabeth 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, goofy, or beautiful. Her paper sculptures pay tribute to beetles and are a way to creatively engage people to appreciate these fascinating creatures. Including quotes from some of our great naturalists may inspire us to appreciate and explore both our inner and outer worlds.

December 7th, The History Center

History Center

The History Center in Tompkins County, 401 East State St, Suite 100

 Book Release for Shaping a City, Ithaca, New York: A Developer’s Perspective by Mack Travis

Have you ever contemplated the why’s and how’s of Ithaca’s current real estate boom? In his new book Shaping a City, local developer Mack Travis chronicles the last forty years of major projects, the major players, and the forces at work in planning and redeveloping Ithaca. Published by Cornell Publishing, an Imprint of Cornell University Press. Please join us at 5:30 pm for a reception, followed at 6:00 pm by a brief presentation and book signing with the author.

December 7th, Benjamin Peters

Benjamin Peters

Benjamin Peters, 120 E State St

Paper Snowflake Art – The Magic of Winter by Mariellen VanDyke Brown 
Explore the magic of winter through the lens of paper cutting. From a distance, these pieces look like unique snowflakes, and up close you will see images come to life within the design. This exhibit will feature paper snowflakes filled with animals, foliage, and other images that excite the imagination. Simple patterns will be available for purchase if you’d like to create your own magical winter wonderland!

December 7th, The Ink Shop Studio Gallery (2nd floor)

The Ink Shop Studio Gallery (2nd floor)330 E.State / MLK Street

Annual Print Sale 12/7-1/25  
The Ink Shop has its Annual Print Sale before the holidays. This year we combine our Print Sale with the 20th Mini Print Exhibit. Our collection of prints is extensive and represents some of the best printmakers around. Both the Ink Shop Print Sale and the Mini Print Exhibit prints are excellent and make great gifts. We are always encouraging people to support the Arts by buying more Art!

20th Mini-Print International 11/2 – 1/25
This show invites artists from around the world to submit prints no larger than 4”x 4”. A juried selection of the submitted prints will be exhibited at The Ink Shop studio gallery. Our recent Mini Print shows have attracted artists from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Japan, Mexico, Poland, New Zealand as well as many artists from the United States.

The Exhibition has been held bi-annually since 1985 and was founded and directed by Bev McLean who saught to challenge artists and provide an affordable form in which international art could be brought together. The exhibitions have toured throughout the US and abroad.


Kumi Korf born in Tokyo, Japan, and studied architecture at Tokyo University of Fine Arts. Her MFA degree (1977) is from Cornell University, in print-making. Her earliest artists’ books were exhibited at the Center for Book Arts and the Metropolitan Museum in 1986. After an apprenticeship at Dieu Donné Papermill in 1987, she developed her own technique to create works using kozo fiber with inclusions of printed paper, cloth, threads, and pigmented linen pulp. Kumi received a fellowship at Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop in 1990 and has used intaglio printmaking for creating her unique visual world.

Mary Ellen Long  A multi-media artist, she exhibits throughout the wide world of art. She received BA and MA degrees from San Diego State and has received grants from the Colorado Arts Council. Mary Ellen has been a featured artist at The Center for Book Arts in New York City and has been an artist-in-residence at Edgemont Highlands in Durango creating outdoor environmental art for 9 years. Her book art has been placed in collections such as the Sackner Archive, MOMA Library, UCSD Special Collections, The Athenaeum in La Jolla, California and the National Museum for Women in the Arts Library. A recent retrospective “Journey of the Artist” was shown at Fort Lewis College Art Gallery in Durango, Colorado.

December 7th, New Roots Charter School


New Roots Charter School 116 N Cayuga St.

“Light, Color, and Nature” by Wayne Gustafson

Wayne Gustafson has an eye for beauty, particularly when light, color, and nature come together to generate a combination of delight and awe.

“Sometimes nature just slaps me in the face with its raw beauty, insisting that I invite it into my camera. Even when I don’t get it just right, my photography always teaches me to see life afresh.”