December 2: Decorum Too

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Decorum Too Dewitt Mall 215 N Cayuga St

France, for Art’s sake

This exciting exhibit displays the work of five participants in Terry Plater’s annual artists and art-lovers’ retreat and workshop to France.  See oils, prints, photos, and mixed media work done by Judy Barringer, Edie Guo, Lina Lee, Alan Nemcek Terry Plater.


December 2: The Ink Shop


The Ink Shop Printmaking Center & Olive Branch Press 330 E State St, 2nd floor of CSMA building

19th Mini-Print International 11/4 – 1/20
This show invites artists from around the world to submit prints no larger than 4”x 4”. A juried selection of the submitted prints for the 19th Mini Print International will be exhibited at The Ink Shop in 2016. Our recent Mini Print shows have attracted artists from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand as well as many artists from the United States.

The Exhibition has been held bi-annually since 1985 and was founded and directed by Bev McLean who sought to challenge artists and provide an affordable form in which international art could be brought together. The exhibitions have toured throughout the US and abroad. The Ink Shop was a host of the 16th, 17th, 18th exhibits and is now organizing the 19th and following exhibits.

December 2: Padma Center for Natural Therapies

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Padma Center for Natural Therapies 114 W Buffalo St

Ecstatic Drawings: playful and bold, primitive and sophisticated, abstract and representational.

Yvonne Fisher is a Psychotherapist, writer, performer, and visual artist.
“I have been doodling all my life and in recent years i have taken it up a notch. I still draw with markers but now I turn my a wirls into themes of people, landscapes, and, sometimes fish, as well as abstract designs. I am in love with color and patterns and mandalas.”

For info on purchasing a drawing, please send email to

December 2: Tompkins County Public Library


Tompkins County Public Library 101 E Green St

Join TCPL at the opening of “On Being Human” a multi-media art exhibit curated by Terry Plater. Under the leadership of Terry Plater, and in conjunction with the Smithsonian National Institute of Natural History’s traveling exhibit, “Exploring Human Origins:  What Does It Mean To Be Human?” ten local artists have come together to present—through their art–what they think it means to be human.

Featured artists include Ben Altman, William Benson, Gurdon Brewster, Jane Dennis, Mauro Marinelli, Terry Plater, Lin Price, Sheryl Sinkow, Werner Sun and Robyn Wishna.

The traveling exhibit “Exploring Human Origins” will also be open during Gallery night. Refreshments will be served in the BorgWarner Room. After 6:00 PM, entrance to the Library will be through the BorgWarner door, behind the bus shelter on Green Street.

This exhibit is made possible through grant support from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.

December 2: Community Arts Partnership

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Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace 171 The Commons in Center Ithaca

Come to the CAP ArtSpace for Barbara Mink’s “Winter Journey,” which explores the beauty of Ithaca in winter’s black, white, and shades in between. Works range from by 4×5 foot canvases to smaller framed works on paper, all in ink or acrylic. The name is a nod to Schubert’s wonderful song cycle, which epitomizes to me the beauty that can be found in the season’s cold and stark winter landscape.

Thank you to our 2016 ArtSpace sponsor, Tompkins Trust Company!

Thank you to our December sponsor, The Bookery, used and rare books.

November 4: Breathe

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Breathe 171 E State St

Domenica Brockman: Painting Trees and Light

Recent oil paintings of the local landscape by Domenica Brockman.

“I am inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Living with the extreme seasonal changes of the Finger Lakes area of upstate New York, I love the way I find new colors and scenery every time I go outside. No matter what the weather, I am always looking for the sun, and I try to depict it’s constant, reassuring presence, in the form of light in the picture.”