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Receptions are on First Friday Gallery Nights! For more information about all Gallery Night locations, visit www.gallerynightithaca.com
Location: 171 The Commons (171 E. State/MLK Jr. Street, Ithaca, NY 14850) Enter "Center Ithaca" via the Visitor Center on the Commons.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6:00pm, Sunday, noon to 5:00pm
JANUARY 6 to 31
Gallery Night Reception: Friday, Jan. 9, 5pm to 8pm
Jim Garmhausen's "Keep It Dark" is a series of large works created in 2014. The title refers both to the artist's preferred palette of black and white, and an indication of secrets kept. Art is a visual language providing expression where words are inadequate, and is in a sense a record of secrets.
Learn more about Jim at http://jimgarmhausenart.com
Gallery Night Reception: Friday, Feb. 6, 5pm to 8pm
Jessica Warner, Land Marks (on the way)
Ithaca based artist Jessica Warner is exhibiting recent paintings, oil on canvas and oil on wood. Using groups of small objects as a starting point, Warner's paintings unfold into deeper spaces where objects become characters within a landscape. Working at the intersection of abstraction and figuration, "I'm interested in the process of seeing, in what I can find through examining the relationships between objects and spaces and the changing narrative that results from this process." Learn more about Jessica at www.JessicaWarner.net
Gallery Night: Friday, March 6, 5pm to 8pm
Heidi Lee, Extended Family
Local abstract artist Heidi Lee is unveiling a new collection of paintings and collage, taking her art in a new, whimsical direction. The collages in this exhibit poke fun at our fixations while animals playfully vie for our attention. The paintings invite us to take a peek beyond the veil of this dimension into a realm of delightfully fluid critters peering back.
Gallery Night: Friday, April 3, 5pm to 8pm
Alice Gant, Softer Books
Alice's exhibit will feature long (up to 20 feet!), horizontal, folding fabric books. She uses a technique of her own design called "neo-reverse applique". Although the pieces are certainly fiber art, they also recall stained glass windows, because of the black lines left behind when cutting away the fabric. Because they are narrative and pictorial, they inhabit a world apart from traditional quilt craft practices. Most pieces take many months to complete. See more of Alice at www.gantbanners.com
Gallery Night: Friday, May 1, 5pm to 8pm
Jesse Townsley, ArtScience Experiments
For three decades, Jesse has been searching for new shapes, concepts, and awarenesses in science and taking them into the world of art. This show involves a number of scientific fields, including the study of Paleolithic cave art, and things seen under microscopes. "I'll be looking at how science functions from a social perspective and show some of the things that can happen when an artist attempts to function in the world of present-day science. The two fields are often considered separate, but it has not always been this way- Leonardo da Vinci for example was an important figure in both." http://jessetownsley.com/
Gallery Night: Friday, June 5, 5pm to 8pm
Kathy Armstrong, Getting to Know You: One Artist's First Year Impression of the Finger Lakes Region
Kathy Armstrong's exhibit features watercolor and acrylic paintings of local people and places around Tompkins County. "Since moving to the area from the Midwest a little over a year ago, I have had a great time exploring this beautiful Finger Lakes area and seeing it with an artist's eye. I've been painting en plein air and also in my studio in Trumansburg. I've painted local farms, waterfalls, a series of cupola paintings from houses in Trumansburg, and local businesses." See more of Kathy's work at www.kathyarmstrongfineart.com
Gallery Night: Friday, July 3, 5pm to 8pm
Mary Roberts, In Flight
"In Flight" will feature two ceramic installations and a series of mixed media drawings/forms. The installation, featuring hand built forms, was completed when Mary was in residence at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Skaelskor, Denmark in 2012. Mary will also exhibit a series of small sewn fibrous forms that reflect a sense of horizon; abstract clouds against the sky, and small sketches.
Gallery Night: Friday, August 7, 5pm to 8pm
Sue Hertz, Oil Meets Water
Who says water and oil don't mix? Sue Hertz's oil paintings feature water in its many forms, inspired by local surroundings as well as her travels to Ireland, Iceland, Switzerland, California, and Maine. They include paintings of moving water, tranquil water, roaring water, falling water, frozen water, misty water, and more. At Gallery Night, she will be serving artisan water, tap water, seltzer water, and flavor-enhanced water. Learn more about Sue at suehertzfineart.com
Gallery Night: Friday, September 4, 5pm to 8pm
CAP-a-Palooza Preview Show
The Community Arts Partnership's annual fundraiser features small pieces by over 75 local artists. All work will be for sale for $25 each on following month gallery night, October 2, in the Community Arts Partnership offices (next to the ArtSpace.)
Gallery Night: Friday, October 2, 5pm to 8pm
Two Simultaneous Events:
Robyn Wishna (In the Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace)
Manual Labor: Portraits of under-celebrated workers in Tompkins County
Robyn Wishna is a photojournalist, photo editor and lecturer at Ithaca College. "Manual Labor" is a documentary project featuring portraits and audio-interviews that celebrate the diverse community of people who work with their hands - the farm hand, janitor, mechanic, mortician, cobbler, housekeeper, and also the trades - electrician, plumber, stone mason and carpenter. Learn more about Robyn at www.robynwishna.com
CAP-A-Palooza (In the Community Arts Partnership Office: inside Center Ithaca)
Come to the Community Arts Partnership office for a sale of over 500 pieces of locally donated art for $25 each.
Gallery Night: Friday, November 6, 5pm to 8pm
Christi Sobel, New Work
Christi Sobel is a local freelance painter and illustrator. Her formal training is in scientific illustration, but she also enjoy painting and making etchings. She describes herself as "being artistically useful wherever possible". This exhibit features new watercolor paintings inspired by the details of the natural world around us. Learn more about Christi at www.christisobel.com
Gallery Night: Friday, December 4, 5pm to 8pm
Erin Deveuville, Sharp Knives: Celebrating mealtime and the communal table
The paintings in this exhibition examine the loving act of preparing and sharing a meal. This act is made more poignant by recognizing the violence that exists in each of us (that is present even in our most loving acts) and the vulnerability we expose anytime we come together to share something meaningful-like a meal. Learn more about Erin at www.erinmhall.com