August 4: Ithaca Marriott Downtown on The Commons

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Marriott Downtown On The Commons 120 S Aurora St

Perfect Imperfections

Abstract paintings are especially dynamic when forms are recognized as originating in nature. Ithaca’s own award-winning, contemporary artist and color theorist Ivy Stevens-Gupta’s newest work is inspired by the beauty of Cayuga lake and the flora of Tompkins county. Her playful and petite paintings pay attention to how we often overlook images on a cellular level. Her trio of orange paintings (pictured below) illustrate the organic, perfect imperfections that make nature breathtaking. Her style of painting encompasses many different techniques and multiple layers of inks, polymers, acrylic and oil paints and canvas and birch board.

Sit down, get comfortable and sip a cocktail while gazing at Stevens-Gupta’s colorful paintings displayed on the built-in bookcases of the Marriott lobby. Exhibit runs August 4-31. To see more of Ivy Stevens-Gupta’s work visit her website: and or her studio during the greater Ithaca art trail in October or by appointment. Her work can be found in several books on International Contemporary artists.




August 4: Sunny Days

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Sunny Days 123 S Cayuga St

Joe Sabara, It Takes a Village            

Please join us for this very special show to help support (i.e., earn quick money) for one of our beloved artists, Joe Sabara. At my encouragement, Joe has allowed me to share with you all that he and his wife have been struggling recently due to medical bills not covered by insurance. He had total shoulder replacement surgery 12 weeks ago and hasn’t been able to work for that time. And now, when he should be about healed and able to work again, he has learned about a return of skin cancer and needs to start an expensive (out-of-pocket) topical Chemotherapy treatment program as soon as his shoulder is healed. Joe is a maker. We especially love how he takes existing items and turns them into beautiful, fun, and interesting art… Industrial-style jewelry made from nuts & bolts, garden sculptures made from plates and bowls, wall art from reclaimed barn wood, Waldorf style building blocks from wood scraps, and more! 100% of Joe’s sales while his work is on display through August will go to help support his medical challenges. Thank you in advance for your support!

August 4: Hilton Garden Inn

Watercolors by Bill Mowson

Hilton Garden Inn 130 E Seneca St

Finger Lakes Watercolors by Bill Mowson and Turtle Island Pottery by David Kingsbury.

Bill Mowson has traveled around and painted the Finger Lakes area since 2002 and still feels like the surface has barely been scratched. Each lake is subtly different from the others and if you look carefully, you will see that Bill’s color palette often varies accordingly with the lake.

David Kingsbury, also known as “Turtle Island Pottery” creates one of a kind pieces which add elegance and ease to daily life. David has been making pots since 1969. He strives to surround himself with good energy for making good pots. Bill Mowson and David Kingsbury are artist members of Handwork, Ithaca’s Artisan Cooperative.

August 4: Mink Gallery

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The Mink Gallery 614 S Cayuga St

“Emotional Landscapes” by Barbara Mink

Paintings from “Vanished Kingdoms” series and new work on canvas and paper.

Stop by between 5-8pm at 614 North Cayuga, up the driveway, behind the house. Plenty of street parking and a 10 minute walk downtown.

August 4: Buffalo Street Books


Buffalo Street Books, 215 N Cayuga St, Dewitt Mall

Elizabeth Alexander  (LadyLizardLuck)

Super Soul : Back to the Bones

This series is inspired by Arizona sunsets, Lousiana bayous, Colorado mountains and all of the love, heartbreak & places in between. 70,000 miles to be exact, in the last 4 years and aboard the trustiest of steeds, Miss Jane Honda. The pieces are done in acrylic, free handed and self taught.

Ithaca native, LadyLizardLuck is new to creating permanent art beyond diner napkins or crumpled paper and is excited to share her perspective with all of you.

She hopes to make your eyeballs happy and your hearts full. Please enjoy.

August 4: Press Cafe

Press Cafe 118 W Green St

“The Passing of Time” by Rebecca Day Cutter

“In the landscape of my childhood there was a fence that measured the passing of time. How many times did I walk along this fence with each post pitched in its own direction until it inevitably succumbed to gravity?”

Rebecca’s mixed media drawings are inspired by the beautiful, surprising and unique ways humans interact with their environment.

August 4: State of the Art Gallery

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State of the Art Gallery 120 W State St

Juxtaposition of Light and Texture, a photography exhibition by Nancy Ridenour

Nancy says that she has many photographic subjects: flowers found in her garden, Florida birds in their natural habitats and abstractions of both the cement sculptures in the Cornell Arboretum and Manhattan Cityscapes.

A reception for the artist will be held Friday, August 4, 5-8pm, Gallery Night in downtown Ithaca. Show dates: August 2-27, 2017. State of the Art is at 120 W Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street; curbside parking with ADA accessibility. Hours: Wed. – Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm. Contact info: 607-277-1626 and