Community School of Music, 330 E. State St
A group show of works in a variety of media by the visual arts faculty at the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA). This exhibition offers a glimpse of the individual styles of teaching artists Ryan Abb, Anna Adler, Maureen Jakubson, Rob Licht, Kevin Mayer, Miriam Rice, and Jessica Warner. Special guest artist, CSMA’s executive director Robin Tropper-Herbel, joins the show as well! Get inspired and sign up for studio classes this fall! Visit http://www.csma-ithaca.org or call (607) 272-1474 for more information and to register.
Join us on Gallery Night for a free performance of Guardians of the Galaxy, The Musical by our Star Search youth. Martha Hamblin Hall, 7:30 PM.
Decorum-Too, 215 N Cayuga St # 74
“Susan Titus exhibit”
An exhibit of limited editions of Susan Titus “Memories of Ithaca” watercolors and etchings. Susan Titus who passed away in June of 2016 was a much loved and collected Ithaca artist. Susan Titus was well known for her local landscapes and particularly her bold and yet sensitive paintings of trees. Framed and unframed editions will be available as well as unsigned copies of her art. The exhibit will begin on Gallery Night September 1st and run through the end of October. Matt Peterson, who was Susan’s partner, will be at Decorum-Too during the opening of the show on September 1st
State of the Art Gallery, 120 W. Martin Luther King
“Luminous Worlds,” a two-person show of work by Carol Abitabilo Ast and Ileen Kaplan
The artists explore color, light and shape to portray their own luminous worlds. Reception for the artists, Friday, September 1, 5-8 pm. Show dates, August 30-October 1, 2017. 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca. Hours: Wed. -Fri., 12-6 pm; Sat. & Sun., 12-5 pm. Info: 607-277-1626 & www.soagithaca.org
Handwork, Ithaca’s Artisan Cooperative, 102 West State Street
Weaving Demonstrations with June Szabo
Try your hand at weaving on various looms with artist June Szabo. June has been a Handwork member for over 20 years, and explores many different crafts. Weaving itself is a never ending exploration of color and pattern. It builds form by making countless intersections and connections necessary for the existence of the final product. For June the process represents the interrelated, interdependence of all things in nature and in our own world. Snacks and refreshments provided.
The Cellar D’Or, The Cellar D’Or
Sheryl Sinkow: Israel, Following the Footsteps
In a recent trip Sheryl Sinkow Photographed Israel. Capturing the history and wide landscape of an ancient land that’s earth harbors a complex past. Sheryl’s photographs show Israel as a place marked by time that has continued to survive; during that recent trip, she had the good fortune to photograph in the Judean Hiils, the Negev and most unusual of all, at Mount Karkom known as the Biblical Mount Sinai.
“Mar Saba Monastery”
Sunny Days of Ithaca 123 S. Cayuga St.
“Urban Topographies & Lake Motifs, Recent Paintings of Brian Keeler”
Brian Keeler’s career spans over 30 years as painter, working in oil, pastel, acrylic, and watercolor with his time primarily devoted to painting landscapes, still lifes, figures, and portraits. He has received numerous awards for his work, shown extensively in museums, galleries and juried shows – and abundance of official portrait and other commissions. Keeler moved to Ithaca several years ago, but he has been involved in the arts scene here since the early 1980’s when he first had a gallery kiosk in the newly opened Ithaca Center. Visit his web sites for more, www.briankeeler.com or www.northstarartgallery.com
Buffalo Street Books 215 N. Cayuga St
Abstract Paintings by Linda Jaekel
“Paintings to puzzle and find your own Story”
Linda Jaekel paints colorful paintings that evoke a sense of joy and freedom. Her paintings appeal to those who like to puzzle or find their own story in the painting, allowing them to use their imagination.