215 The Commons
Michelle McLaren-Respectfully Yours
Michelle McLaren, finds quiet peacefulness with a brush and a visual image. Michelle’s painting mediums include inks and acrylics, but her most likely favorite tool of expression is watercolor. Using local wildlife as her models, Michelle’s brush strokes blend color into incredible depictions of wildlife, sometimes with a little amusement. Her imagination on the canvas also extends to vistas and inspired images of cityscapes.
102 W. M.L.K, Jr. St.
Colleen McCall- Hanging Planters
Decorated inside and out and from top to bottom, Colleen’s hand built pottery is inspired by vibrant textile patterns and the unique shapes and textures in vintage glassware. Meet Colleen and watch as she decorates her new hanging ceramic planters in store for Gallery Night.
215 The Commons
Leah Friedman-Recent Works
Leah Friedman is a local, freelance photographer, specializing in landscape and urban decay. Based out of Syracuse NY, she moved to Ithaca 6 years ago with encouragement from friends and family to pursue her artistic vision. Leah is a self-taught photographer, who seeks to capture the raw aesthetic of decay and dilapidation in a way that is both alluring and intriguing. Over the last few years her work has been featured locally at the Found in Ithaca gallery, and Handwork, Ithaca’s Artisan Co-op.
Don’t forget that Gallery Night is this Friday, February 14th, 5:00pm-8:00pm!
Mark your calendars to join us downtown for Gallery Night on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy an evening of art, culture, and fine dining.
Ithaca Coffee Company |ithacacoffee.com
311 E. Green Street
Roslyn Julia is a photographic artist. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan in 2013 and is currently based in Ithaca, NY. “A sense of awe has led my exploration of the world since I was young. Over time the acts of investigating and photographing merged, allowing for wonder and an inquisitive spirit to remain in my image making. While an image freezes in time the motion of our reality, it has the power to induce the same pause within the viewer’s mind. A consistent theme throughout my photographs is this gateway to pause, silence and reflection.”– Roslyn Julia. These photographs are a selection of Roslyn Julia’s Polaroid Collection, available in her online print shop. Many of these images are also included in her photobook she self-published in 2014, titled Instant. You can find both the framed photographs and the book for sale in her shop, roslynjuliaprints.com. You can find out more about Roslyn and more of her works on her website, roslynjulia.com
Community Arts Partnership | artspartner.org
110 N. Tioga St.
Susan Arnsten-Russell, “TouchDrawings: Illustrating My Inner Landscape”
Susan is excited to exhibit work created from TouchDrawing sessions, a movement-based art practice that “opens a way for what is internal and hard to articulate to flow through your hands and to be externalized as images. Although this process is not about making “Art,” committing to a regular TouchDrawing practice has resulted in the emergence of evocative images. On display are individual TouchDrawing images enhanced using various art media. Also included are pieces that represent a sequence of images because often the drawings cannot be fully appreciated unless viewed as part of a series.
Artist Talk on Friday, February 13, 4:00 to 5:30pm
Susan is excited to share the details of her TouchDrawing practice! Come to her Artist Talk at the CAP ArtSpace to learn more and share in her enthusiasm.
We thank the Tompkins Trust Company for sponsoring our CAP ArtSpace year round!
Center Ithaca, 171 E. MLK Jr/State St
The Mystery Behind the Measurement : Bra Fittings with Adrina of Adrina Dietra – Luxury Lingerie
Join us as Breathe hosts Adrina Graham, the owner and creatrix behind Adrina Dietra. Adrina, a published designer, with a storefront set in Ithaca’s Press Bay Alley, and studio/showroom currently nestled in the South Hill Business Campus, crafts luxury Lingerie, and small batch apothecary goods, that can be enjoyed by all members
of the family. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, and with the comfort of fruit, hand pies, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks, Adrina will provide complementary fittings for attendees–giving starting sizes, and shapes that would work best for each individual person. Watch Adrina work on garments and take questions, simultaneously! Her beloved apothecary goods will also be available for purchase.