May 3rd, Lifelong

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Lifelong, 119 W. Court St.,  8:30-4pm M-F

Lifelong, in its mission to “enhance the second half”, offers courses in everything from meditation to astronomy to drawing and much more.  Our instructors volunteer their time and talents to present information and activities that are often useful, but always interesting to the membership.  Since art is ubiquitous and brings pleasure and beauty to both the makers and the viewers, creative art classes are always popular.  This exhibition features the work of some of the instructors who give so much to Lifelong and its members.

The art in the attached picture:
Gelli Print with Peacock – Karen Milligan
Ceramics – Laurie Hultberg
FLOOF Collage pARTY – Corrinne Stern








May 3rd, CAP Artspace


CAP Artspace, New location

Tompkins Center for History and Culture, 110 N. Tioga Street

“Art and the Written Word”

May 2nd to May 5th is the Community Arts Partnerships 10th annual SPRING WRITES LITERARY FESTIVAL. 45 events, 100 artists, 4 days! Most events are free – no registration required. Just come!  Check out all Spring Writes events at
“Art and the Written Word” is a curated exhibit that is part of the festival and features 19 artists showing artwork with a literary theme. There are pieces that incorporate the written word, art inspired by poems, prose or characters, altered books, and more! Plus we’ll have alphabet cookies.

The CAP ArtSpace is a program of the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. We thank the Tompkins Trust Company for their generous yearly sponsorship.

May 3rd, The Bookery

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The Bookery, The Dewitt Mall

Fernando Llosa – “Signs of Life’s Integrity”

Fernando Llosa’s exhibit features hand made books and walls of paintings.Fernando Llosa makes art and books in Trumansburg, NY, where he shares a home/studio, and everything else, with artist Kim Schrag

May 3rd, Petrune

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Petrune, 126 The Commons (second floor)

Tropicana! A group show featuring artists from the Cayuga Arts Collective and the Ithaca Drawing Group

As we collectively recover from the gray skies of winter, we will jumpstart the season of sunshine with our artists take on the theme of summer fun and tropical fantasy.  Expect beaches, swimming, carefree vacations, exotic birds and lush vegetation.
Featured image by Julie Rosa

May 3rd, Benjamin Peters


Benjamin Peters, 120 The Commons

My Life in America – Fred Zappia

This year I have expanded my “America” series, oil and pencil on smooth parchment paper, depicting historical symbols, people, and images I have experienced in my 72 years in this country. In addition I decided to follow a similar path and do a series called “The Decades of My Life”, from the 1950s through the 2010s. These paintings/drawings include personal events and influences that, unlike the “America” series, do not necessarily have universal reference. My approach was to avoid being too obvious, but at the same time give sufficient clarity to the viewer. There is always some underlying irony or theme in every work.

April 5th, The Bookery


The Bookery, 215 N Cayuga St (Dewitt Mall)

The Bookery Gallery is proud to host the work of James Spitznagel for the months of March and April.  Spitznagel has been working in the visual arts and music fields for the last 50 years. His recent digital art explorations are part of a cohesive artistic statement that stretches the imagined uses of iPads, computers, and printers to fit his abstract vision of thoughts, dreams, and reality.

April 5th, Well-being Healing Center

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Well-being Healing Center,  317 N Aurora St
Elements of magic:  Celtic Mandalas by Gaia Woolf-Nightingall
Meditative Elemental mandalas imbued with sacred intention. brought into bold colorful manifestation, encourage our flourishing understanding and kinship with the elements of life,
Air, Fire, Water and Earth, each woven together with ancient Celtic symbols, express divine purpose and will.
Gaia Woolf-Nightingall is a British born visual artist, writer and organic Horticulturist.