June 2: Handwork

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Handwork 102 W State St

Join all of us at Handwork for our 41st Anniversary Celebration & Pottery Demonstration!

Throwing demonstration and pottery process with Featured Artist Renata Wadsworth – Renata’s pottery reflects her training from the folk, Chinese and Japanese traditions. Her work is made predominantly from porcelain, a clay that encourages the intense carbon-trapping she looks for in her shino surfaces. Renata is our Featured Artist for the month of June. Stop by during Gallery Night or anytime during the month to enter for a chance to a free gift made by Renata, no purchase necessary.

As part of our 41st Anniversary, we are having a Thank You Sale June 2nd and 3rd – enjoy 20% off store-wide!


June 9: Community School of Music and Arts

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Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) Gallery 330 E. State St

In the Ring by Scout Dunbar

Through the exploration of pattern, mark-making, line, and material, Scout Dunbar uses memory as a tool to re-visit childhood. She employs a range of mediums and processes such paint, ink, collage, oil pastel and colored pencil to create abstract images on paper. Her approach to aesthetics ranges; some works are left as simple line drawings and others are filled with color and pattern. Raised in Ithaca and a graduate of Alfred University, the artist is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.

June 9: The History Center in Tompkins County

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The History Center in Tompkins County 401 E State St

Presentation of an Archaeology Program at the Eight Square Schoolhouse

Join us for our June 9th FFGN Archaeology presentation hosted by Brant Venables, Binghamton University Archaeology Doctoral Candidate, and Carole West, Eight Square Schoolhouse Program Director.

Why is archaeology important, and why is it even more significant as we move into the 21st century? How and why did The History Center become involved in this endeavor? Brant will tackle these questions, highlight several of his current archaeology projects , and then introduce the audience to our on-going summer archaeology excavation program at the Eight Square Schoolhouse, in which the public is invited to participate!

An eclectic range of artifacts from our excavations over the past few years will be on display, including several unique items from last summer’s dig! Question and answer session immediately following the presentation.

June 9: Hilton Garden Inn


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Hilton Gardenn Inn 130 E Seneca St

Glorious Spring in the Finger Lakes: Photography by Maria Krueger

My husband and I have lived in a beautiful area in the Finger Lakes for the past decade. Our land is a biodiverse botanical sanctuary. As a naturalist, herbalist and photographer, I deeply enjoy photographing the beauty of this area and all that blooms on our land to share with others

June 9: Buffalo Street Books

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Buffalo Street Books 215 N Cayuga St, inside Dewitt Mall

Back to Basics: Cecile Swift Lippitt

When looking for an image to capture, I am frequently drawn to very basic visual elements such as lines, circles, triangles and squares. These can be found naturally occurring in our environment or can be man-made. Naturally occurring shapes and patterns are often the inspiration for those that are man-made, a blend of form and purpose.

June 9: Kitchen Theatre

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Kitchen Theatre 417 W State St

Mirage: Paintings by John Lyon Paul

John’s paintings emerge from a kinesthetic awareness also evident in his sculptures. His use of color and line, with their pulse, vibration, and rhythms, invite the viewer to enter and travel them.