May 5: CAP ArtSpace

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CAP ArtSpace 171 E State St, Center Ithaca

Bill Benson: Looking Inside And Out

“I am interested in the beauty of the landscape I live in and to that end, as a painter, I want to use every available technique in producing my emotional response to that landscape. In doing so I use oil paints in all their myriad applications – thinned with turps or a varnish based medium, washed on, smeared, splattered and dripped as well as manipulated in an almost academic way toward representationalism. All of my landscapes are actual places mostly in Ithaca but certainly the Finger Lakes.”

Bill’s exhibit runs through May 28th.

Thank you to the Tompkins Trust Company for their annual sponsorship of the CAP ArtSpace! Learn more about the Community Arts Partnership at


May 5: Collegetown Bagels

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Collegetown Bagels 203 N Aurora St

Courtney Beglin, Chaos Theory: Murmur

This collection explores the ordered chaos that composes all living organisms, utilizing ornithological anatomy and formation as a case study.  I am constantly intrigued with and inspired by the raw, rugged beauty of nature, and the underlying repetition of pattern that creates a harmony of being.  Whether zooming in on a micro level to examine the gorgeous geometric formations of feathers and wing patterns, or panning out to observe the awe-inspiring displays of starling murmurations, there appears a constant flux and balance between chaos and order.  I utilize color and texture to represent the wildness and chaos of existence, juxtaposed with pen and ink patterns that appear within and through each creature.  With this collection, I hope to instill a curiosity within the viewer for the wonder of creation, for all creatures great and small.

April 7: The History Center in Tompkins County

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The History Center in Tompkins County 401 E State St

Henry N. Hinckley & the Hinckley Foundation Museum: A Remembrance and Celebration

The History Center will host a presentation about Henry Hinckley and the Museum named in his honor during the April 7th First Friday Gallery Night at 6:00 p.m.

Henry N. Hinckley was born in Trumansburg, NY. The family moved to ithaca and Henry attended Cornell University, graduating with a degree in architecture in 1911. He worked as an architect and for the Thomas Morse Air Craft Corporation. During World War I, he served in the Signal Corps and with the Air Force in France. After the war, he returned to Ithaca and worked as an investment banker, city building commissioner, owner and manager of residential properties, and collector and authority on antiques. After Henry’s death in 1969, his house became the Hinckley Foundation Museum. The museum closed in the 1990s.
Attendees are also welcome to view the interim exhibition “Seeing Double: Stereoviews from the Collection” and enjoy light refreshments.

April 7: New Roots Charter School


New Roots Charter School 116 N Cayuga St

Nuevo Durango by Caroline Snyder

Nuevo Durango is a small Maya village located deep in the tropical dry forest of southern Mexico. A few years ago, I went on a biological research trip there with the New Roots upper-school science teacher, David Streib.

My exhibition will consist of art inspired by the bright and bold imagery I observed while traveling through the Maya jungle.

Buffalo Street Books


Buffalo Street Books 215 N Cayuga St, Dewitt Mall

Gwendelen Lippitt, Bombastic

Somber poses meet dog ears and neon colors. This collection goes out of its way to not take itself too seriously, gently poking fun at classic portraiture by including images of feet and iconic objects.  The celebration of silly has been the artist’s response, during her first year of painting, to stressful life events

April 7: Hilton Garden Inn


Hilton Garden Inn 130 Seneca St

Ron Boehner, “Simply: Untitled”

I am a self-taught artist who enjoys many mediums, but I tend to work most in acrylics, pen and ink, oils and colored pencils. I was in the Tee shirt silk screen industry for many years and also designed posters and lithographs.  The paintings I complete are on varied topics.  Please enjoy the show.

April 7: Recycle Ithaca’s Bicycles

Recycle Ithaca’s Bicycles 530 W Buffalo St
Recycle Ithaca’s Bicycles Grand Re-Opening Party & Art Show
Bikes as Art, Art depicting & Inspired by Bicycles. The show, featuring various artists who have contributed thematically consistent pieces in their preferred medium will be a fundraiser for RIBs. Recycle Ithaca’s Bicycles is a community bike shop providing free services and affordably priced bikes.  RIBs is a program of the Southside Community Center.