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: The Frame Shop

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The Frame Shop 414 W Buffalo St

Selected works by Joy Adams

An array of mixed media and traditional paintings from the artist’s studio.

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.”

November 4: Community Arts Partnership

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Community Arts Partnership 171 E State St

Come to Community Arts Partnership’s CAP ArtSpace for “Essence,” New Work by Ileen Kaplan and Michael Maxwell. Ileen’s colorful abstracts and Michael’s digital photograph/paintings are gorgeous!  Please stop by.  The local organization, Ithaca Underground, will also have a show of their music event poster art in the interior of Center Ithaca.

November 4: Argos Inn

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Argos Inn 408 E State St

Where the Sky Meets the Earth: Paintings by Tommy Beers

An appreciation and documentation of the mostly rural world around us.

November 4: Cellar d’Or

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Cellar d’Or 136 E State St

Big Color: Prints by Chris Charles

Bold designs using vintage typesetting & innovative letterpress techniques.

Chris Charles is a printmaker and founder of Moon Rabbit Press. Her body of work includes letterpress printed posters, cards & monoprints, and often show off her quirky sense of humor. Chris loves playing with bold colors, vintage sensibilities, and will ink up just about anything she can get on press. She uses traditional hand-set type and carved linoleum, but also loves playing around with a few less traditional techniques, as experimentation is an important part of her process. Recently, she had two prints published in the book “Adventures in Letterpress” by Brandon Mise.