April 7: Thrive NY

Thrive Ethical Fashion 215 N Cayuga St

Katie Sirianni, of the new Ithaca-based fashion label Tinycat Designs, presents her Spring 2017 collection at Thrive Ethical Fashion in the Dewitt Mall. Tinycat Designs already has a loyal following for its bright colors, unexpected bursts of pattern, and high end jersey and silk fabrics.  The Spring 2017 collection promises even more great prints and texture combinations in wearable, flattering cuts. Friday, April 7, from 5-8. Refreshments, models, promotions.


April 7: eye Gallery

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eye 126 E State St

Eye Gallery reopens after a winter respite with Curiosities, Oddments, & Gifts from Soldiers, featuring internationally known Josh Charles Hart, Paul Chathem, & Jim Garmhausen. Works include original paintings and sculptures.

Show runs from April 7 – 30th. All artwork will be available in-house and online.

Painting by Josh Charles Hart

April 7: Tompkins County Public Library

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Tompkins County Public Library 101 East Green Street (after 6, enter through eastside doors)

Thinking Money Exhibit Kick-Off Event

Be one of the first to tour our Thinking Money Exhibit at our kick-off event. Thinking Money is a museum-quality traveling exhibition that strives to teach tweens, teens and their parents, caregivers and educators about financial literacy topics—like saving, spending and avoiding fraud—in a way that is not only understandable, but fun.

In additional to the interactive exhibit, at 6 pm members of Bitty Box, a local screen printing business run by area teenagers at GIAC, will be giving a presentation on what it’s like to run your own business. From 5 – 6, you’ll also be able to make your own duct-tape wallet and play games for a chance to win prizes.

Thinking Money was developed by the American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, whose support made this exhibition possible.

April 7: Handwork

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Handwork 102 W State St

Pressed Lace Ceramics by Stacey Esslinger

Watch as Handwork artist Stacey Esslinger transforms a flat piece of porcelain into an intricately textured functional form. Stacey will demonstrate all the steps of making a pitcher, from imprinting the slab with fabrics to construction and adding the finishing embellishments. Snacks and refreshments provided. Stacey Esslinger received her B.F.A. in May, 2004 from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Stacey lives in Corning, NY where she has a studio in her home and teaches pottery classes at 171 Cedar Arts Center.

April 7: The Ink Shop


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The Ink Shop 330 E State St

Ink Shop 2017 Member Show

The Ink Shop Printmaking Center’s Annual Members’ Exhibit features Ink Shop artists exploring many styles and varied printmaking techniques. The Ink Shop has developed a solid reputation for providing professionally curated exhibitions. We have shown artists/printmakers from all over the world and been invited to show our work nationally and internationally, as far away as Japan.  Our popular classes, taught by members, include intaglio, etching, lithography, bookbinding, wood cut and screen printing. Come June and July and explore our exhibit of over twenty member artists.

April 7: Benjamin Peters

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Benjamin Peters 120 E State St

Landscapes, Carl Schofield

Landscape scenes from the finger lakes region and other areas. Framed prints on waxed canvas and laminated paper.


(Pictured: Sunflowers,  Lansing, NY)

April 7: State of the Art Gallery

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State of the Art Gallery 120 W State St

Time and Motion, Patricia Brown and Barbara Mink

Time and Motion explores the freedom of line and vibrancy of color in the work of Patricia Brown and Barbara Mink. Through the placement of diagonal, gestural and directional lines, both women use motion to imply the passage of time. Brown suggests the figure by observing dancers; Mink suggests the landscape and built environment. In both cases their goal is not efficiency but rather the freedom to explore. A reception for the artists will be held Friday, April 7 from 5-8pm and the artists will host a talk-back reception Sunday, April 23 at the gallery to discuss abstraction, their processes, and how it relates to their theme, time and Motion.

Show dates are April 5 through 30, 2017. State of the Art is at 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street with curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Hours:  Wed. – Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm. Contact info:  607-277-1626 and http://www.soagithaca.com