May 5: Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn 130 E Seneca St

My Hearts Content, through the Lens

Photography by Aniiyah Christina Klock

“I live in a very rural setting, with my husband, our 2 rescue dogs, 6 rescue cats and 4 chickens. I spend a lot of my spare time walking in Nature.  It is my sanctuary.  The hill where we live inspires and informs my Hearts Content, and with these photos, I share a window into that very sacred place within myself.”


May 5: The Ink Shop

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The Ink Shop Printmaking Center 330 E State St, 2nd floor of CSMA

Blinded by Truisms by Skye Schirmer

The Ink Shop Printmaking Center will show Blinded by the Truisms, a series of paintings and monoprints by Skye Schirmer. Skye aims to mirror the ways in which we recycle and transform memories and experiences via social media. The images are crass yet intimate statements, blunt insights into specific moments in time that can still be relatable to the viewer. “It is with these truisms I unapologetically vocalize the messy, humorous, serious and bold facets of my life as a woman and as an artist.”

The Ink Shop will be also showing In the Ring by Scout Dunbar at the CSMA Gallery.


May 5: Benjamin Peters

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Benjamin Peters 120 E State St

Landscapes, Carl Schofield

Landscape scenes from the finger lakes region and other areas. Framed prints on waxed canvas and laminated paper.

May 5: Lifelong

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Lifelong 119 W Court St

Life in a Different Art

Susan Stolov began to paint 12 years ago.  A professional classical musician for most of her life, this is the first public exhibition of her visual art.  Working in watercolor and acrylic, Susan has captured images of family life, her beloved cats, and still life scenes.  In the future, she plans to venture into oils and (perhaps) contemporary themes.   The exhibit will be up through May and June.

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.