The CAP ArtSpace is a multi-use space with a new exhibit hanging monthly
Located in the "Ithaca College Gallery" at 110 N. Tioga Street on the Ithaca Commons
Receptions: on First Friday Gallery Night. GalleryNightIthaca.com
Hours: Mon to Sun, 10am to 5pm
DECEMBER 11 - FEBRUARY 2
Terry Plater, "Moving Pictures"
Artist Talk: Friday, January 24, 5:30 to 6:30 (See below)
The paintings, drawings, and photographs in this exhibition is primarily based on Plater's travels in Europe in 2019 and, to emphasize the act of travel as passing through, many pieces are based on photographs taken from train windows.
More than simple stock motif renderings of "pretty landscapes," this work riffs on the many ways in which landscape -the land-- works as a vehicle for those passing through to imagine, to understand, to invent, and to challenge. In this scenario, "landscape" represents the unknown as much as the known, something that conceals as much as it reveals.
The installation is conceived as a way for the viewer to take part in the process of seeing and thinking that artists rely on in the process of artmaking. Thus, rough drawings, preparatory sketches, and multiple views of repeating images in different media are displayed. The project, in keeping with the imperatives of travel itself, is a work in progress.
Artist Talk on Friday, January 24th, 5:30
Terry Plater will give a gallery talk on her exhibition "Moving Pictures. This exhibition of oils, watercolors, and photographs is based on Plater's extensive travels through Europe in 2019. She will elaborate on that trip (especially following the footsteps of Van Gogh from birth to death), as well as the idea behind this ongoing project, and her way of working. All are welcome!
FEBRUARY 6 - MARCH 2
Susan Arnsten-Russell, "Touch Drawings: Illustrating My Inner Landscape"
Gallery Night: Friday, February 7, 5pm to 8pm
Artist Talk: Friday, February 13, 4:00 to 5:30pm
Susan is excited to share the details of her TouchDrawing practice! Come to her Artist Talk to learn more and share in her enthusiasm.
The images in this exhibit were created using TouchDrawing. TouchDrawing is a movement-based art practice that opens a way for what is internal and hard to articulate to flow through your hands and to be externalized as images. Each TouchDrawing session results in series of drawings that can be viewed sequentially. Although this process is not about making “Art,” committing to a regular TouchDrawing practice has resulted in the emergence of evocative images. This exhibit includes individual TouchDrawing images enhanced using various art media. Also included are pieces that represent a sequence of images because often the drawings cannot be fully appreciated unless viewed as part of a series.
Also sharing the CAP ArtSpace in February: The Voting Vanguards Poster Exhibit
Meet the Student Artists and their teacher: Thursday, Feb. 20, 5:00-6:30 pm in the ArtSpace.
This poster exhibit is by Ms. Ana Goldsmith's students at the Lehman Alternative Community School. In partnership with Rejoice the Vote! the “By a Show of Hands” student voting project encourages educators to teach voting rights history through project-based learning, using student-led activities that motivate youth, families and community to get excited about voting. With a local focus and national presence combining art, history and fun, we honor the work of many courageous people whose names should be known, with the goal of achieving voter participation of 80%.
Hosted by the Dorothy Cotton Institute and TCHC as part of their Sisters of Change project.
MARCH 5 - MARCH 30
"Be Still in Haste," Landscapes by the Night and Day Collective
Gallery Night: Friday, March 6, 5pm to 8pm
ARPIL 2 - APRIL 27
Kristina O'Connor: "The Visual Cosmos of This & That: a three year existential therapy crisis," and other works
Gallery Night: Friday, April 3, 5pm to 8pm
This exhibit features a collection of work from three series created between 2015-2018; Excess & Accessibility, Influence & Affect, and Unreliable & Impermanent, all part of Kristina's "This Fine Line" creative endeavors. These series feature ink drawings on paper inspired by an intimate and conscious effort to understand, cope, and engage with the average American human experience. Our world is very complicated. The Visual Cosmos of This & That strikes a balance between chaos and control, empathy and entertainment, and encourages us to think as well as have a good laugh.
Resting in the recently formed Epitaph Collective, This Fine Line ends as Kristina transitions to working with Initiative Studios as Aurora Saint Rose. This exhibit will say goodbye to This Fine Line, concluding with the exhibited digital media series, “What Is Art?”. Artistic influences include Shel Silverstein, Walt Disney, Dr. Seuss, Ralph Steadman, Hieronymus Bosch, Mark Rothko, Damien Hirst, and Banksy. Other influences include Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, Pema Chodron, Kesha, and Seth MacFarlane.
Learn more about Kristina at thisfineline.com
APRIL 30 - MAY 26
Jessica Stratton, "Resilient"
Gallery Night: Friday, May 1, 5pm to 8pm
MAY 28 - MAY 30
Ithaca Festival Group Show
The Ithaca Festival on the downtown Ithaca Commons is May 28th to the 31st. This themed group exhibit features about 30 local artists!
JUNE 4 - JUNE 29
Jari Poulin, "Senses in Animate"
Gallery Night: Friday, June 5, 5pm to 8pm
JULY 2 to AUGUST 3
History Center of Tompkins County
Gallery Night: July 10 (not the first friday!), 5pm to 8pm
AUGUST 6 to AUGUST 31
Marjorie Hoffman, "And It's Good: A Celebration of the Natural World," and Jay Leigh, "Healing Through Unity"
Gallery Night: Friday, August 7, 5pm to 8pmThe Gallery is shared in August by both Marjorie Hoffman's mosaic sculptures and Jay Leigh's mandala paintings. Marjories' mosiac designs are inspired by the natural world and its miraculous inventions of shape and color. Using natural materials such as wood, clay, glass and stone, she explores the potential of collaged, three dinemsional materials that often reach out beyond the two dimensional surface.
SEPTEMBER 3 to SEPTEMBER 28
Gallery Night: Friday, September 4, 5pm to 8pm
The Ithaca College Library will display a series of historical images from the C. Hadley Smith Collection, which features the College's campus when it was located in the City of Ithaca, before the move to Ithaca's South Hill in the 1960's.
OCTOBER 1 to NOVEMBER 2
Greater Ithaca Art Trail Group Exhibit
Gallery Night: Friday, October 2, 5pm to 8pm
NOVEMBER 5 to NOVEMBER 30
Gallery Night: Friday, November 6, 5pm to 8pm
DECEMBER 3 to DECEMBER 6
CAP's Annual CAP-a-Palooza Art Sale Extraordinaire
Gallery Night: Friday, December 4, 5pm to 8pm
This annual Community Arts Partnership fundraiser features over 400 pieces of pre-owned work donated by community members. The result is an eclectic, vintage, contemporary and cool mix of art priced to sell. (Donation will be accepted in November of 2020).
DECEMBER 9 to JANUARY 30
Reid Palmer, "Black and White," and Carlton Manzano, "Landcape Treasures of Tompkins County"
Gallery Night: Friday, January 8, 5pm to 8pm
This shared exhibit features the plein air oil paintings of Carlton Manzano, and a collection of diptych paintings by Reid Palmer. Reid's paintings explore the relationship between race construction and the reality of our true nature. "I choose diptychs to explore this idea, because in it's simple form we observe race in basic terms: black and white. As a painter and explorer of color, I find this view to be simplistic and inaccurate. Through this work, I hope to communicate that the name of the color we associate with race is often the color of a painting or a person that is of the least importance."
Carlton creates his landscapes from his mobile studio - a minivan - using the steering wheel as an easal. He paints in all types of weather, never discourages by the elements, driving around until a scene or a view strikes him. Working quickly, he captures the moment in confident strokes of the brush. The resulting paintings are fresh, bold and impressionistic.