October 7: State of the Art Gallery

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State of the Art Gallery 120 W State St

State of the Art holds TWO SHOWS in October—a new members’ show in the main gallery featuring the work of Erin Deneuville, Susan C. Larkin, and Michael Sampson. All three artists venture into different territories in their practice, but hold a similar bond in their observation of form. In the Salon, the Greater Ithaca Art Trail previews work that can be seen in artists’ studios during the weekends of October 8-9 and 15-16. A reception for all artists will be held Friday, October 7, 5-8pm.  Show dates are October 5-30, 2016. Hours:  Wed. – Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm. 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street with curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Contact info: 607-277-1626 and http://www.soag.org

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October 7: New Roots Charter School

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New Roots Charter School 116 N Cayuga St

Khalil Bey, Recent Work

Khalil Bey is Ithaca born, but raised in Philadelphia and Baltimore. He is a self-taught artist, starting at the early ages of 3 and 4. Khalil is best known for his colorful pastel portraits of African-American lifestyles, prominent leaders and big-eyed hopeful children.

He was one of the attendees at the Black Lives Matter convention in Cleveland, Ohio, some of his recent work will reflect this involvement.

Khalil’s presence in Ithaca has been a constant labor of conscience and love.

October 7: Community School of Music and Arts

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Community School of Music and Arts 330 E State St

Spotlight: Faculty and Student Works

A group show of recent works by CSMA’s visual arts faculty, alongside selected works by their students. Teaching artists include Anna Adler, Maureen Jakubson, Rob Licht, Jen Lightfoot, Kevin Mayer, Terry Plater, Miriam Rice, and Jessica Warner.

Get inspired and join us for adult and youth studio classes!

October 7: Thrive

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Thrive The Dewitt Mall, 215 N Cayuga St

Fashion designer Katia Anible presents her 2016 Fall/Winter Collection at Thrive Ethical Fashion in the Dewitt Mall. Created locally from salvaged and recycled fabric, Anible’s collection is inspired by natural color, endless comfort, and the needs of the modern, eco conscious woman.

Join us for a reception with music and refreshments. Thrive Ethical Fashion, 215 N. Cayuga (Inside Toko Imports in the Dewitt Mall).

For more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1667726973545922/?ti=icl

October 7: Sunny Days

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Sunny Days 123 S Cayuga St

Dewey Neild, Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes

Waterfalls are an amazing sight and calming inspiration. Dewey Neild, a well-known and award-winning Photographer, has had a passion for waterfalls for many years, thoroughly enjoying the beauty and tranquility of life in the Finger Lakes since moving to Ithaca in 1972.  He loves discovering waterfalls, gorges, parks and other attractions in this great state of New York and elsewhere, and has made it his life mission to document these marvelous natural scenes and present them for all to enjoy. 2017 will mark the 14th year in a row that Dewey has self-produced THE Waterfall Calendar of the New York State Finger Lakes. Join us as we unveil the first set of Dewey Neild waterfall puzzles and enjoy seeing his extraordinary images in larger, framed form.

October 7: Decorum-Too

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Decorum-Too The Dewitt Mall, 215 N Cayuga St

Rob Mackenzie

Picture yourself in a 14th century Scottish chapel or on a Paris promenade. Explore Florence’s leather working district or a Tuscany hilltop town. Take a Thai water taxi or cruise the Java Sea. Hike the Grand Canyon, paddle an Adirondack pond…or just recall a hammock’s summer shade. View Rob’s recent oils alongside beautiful home furnishings and oriental rugs in Alan Nemcek’s shop.

October 7: Tompkins County Public Library

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Tompkins County Public Library 101 E Green St

A special opening reception for four new exhibits will take place in the BorgWarner Room with refreshments and opportunities to meet the artists, curators and sponsors of these exhibits.

In Progress: Images from the portfolios of photography students, curated by Robyn Wishna lecturer in photography at the Park School at Ithaca College, will be on display in New Fiction and the North Reading Room through mid-November.

This exhibit is made possible with grant support from New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.

Photo Caption “Loading Dock” part of the Plastic Grant Set by Noah Levin, Junior Film, Photo, Visual Arts BFA, Ithaca College.

Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Ithaca City of Asylum (ICOA). This exhibit of posters, books, and photographs featuring the work of authors sponsored by ICOA will be on display in the Avenue of the Friends through October.

Amnesty International Group #73, Ithaca, NY, presents a photographic exhibit “Yemen: the Forgotten War” an exhibit by the photo journalist Rawan Shaif.

This photo exhibit is funded by Special Initiative Fund of Amnesty International USA in order to advocate and inform people about the situation in Yemen.

Past Meets Present: The Changing Built Environment of Tompkins County is sponsored by Historic Ithaca.  The display uses re-photography – the merging of historical images with new photographs of the same site – to capture the growing and evolving architectural fabric of Tompkins County and was created by photography students at Tompkins Cortland Community College as part of Historic Ithaca, Inc.’s founding in 1966.