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Workshops & Networking Events

CAP Networking Event for Artists
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 5:00 to 8:00pm










Location: Artist Alley at South Hill Business Campus, 950 Danby Road, Ithaca (directions below)
To Artists of all Stripes!
Come hang out and check out Artist Alley at this major networking evening. These events are a quarterly program of the Community Arts Partnership and for our September 17th event, the South Hill Business Campus is hosting! They are going ALL OUT with food and drink and wine and the event begins in their brand new Gallery featuring work by each of the Artist Alley artists.

Their Artist Alley is an entire section of the building and has almost 50 (!) artists studios (with 5 left to rent). It's not just individual artist spaces - it's a cool new community of artists that also includes the Clay School and the Metal Smithery. So come for fabulous food and drink (see below) and a chance to visit all the artists in their studios. 

5:00pm - Event begins in "The Gallery at South Hill" with fabulous food, drink and wine.
We will encourage you to fill out nametags and invite you to add language about anything you are hoping to network about (i.e. people to take your classes, getting a group together, etc.) (At other networking events, we've had a mic where artists can make a tiny speech, but we expect TONS of people at this event, so we'll do that at future events instead.) 
6:00pm - Brief welcome by Linda Luciano, South Hill Business Campus Manager and Robin Schwartz, CAP Program and Grants Manager.
6:15pm - Artists will be in their studios! Stay and schmooze in the Gallery AND/OR wander the hallways and visit the artists!!! . 

The South Hill Business Campus is located at 950 Danby Road - across from Ithaca College. The building is HUGE so note these instructions.
Drive to the BACK of the building and you'll see orange/red metal doors with the Artist Alley banner over them. That's where you enter.

RSVP: Not necessary but it would be fun to know you are coming! or "Going" in the FB Event!


Writing from the Body
Thursday, Sept. 19, 5:30 to 7:00pm

With: Brenna Fitzgerald
Location: CAP ArtSpace, first floor, 110 N. Tioga St, Ithaaca
Fee: $19, Registration Required
(Pay at link below with credit card or paypal and be automatically registered.
Or register at and you can bring a check to the workshop.)

CAP Program Director Note: This was the most popular workshop at our Spring Writes Literary Festival this past May, with over 50 people attending. The feedback was fantastic and people reported getting many concrete takeaways, so that's why we decided to offer it again!

Writers spend a lot of time in the mind. Yet, vibrant writing is often felt in the body of the reader. Imagine what you could create from a deeper, more embodied experience of your real or imagined worlds? Through a series of mindfulness exercises and writing prompts intended to stimulate the senses and shift perspective, this workshop will explore what it means to write from the body. Participants will come away with rich material generated from a place of deep embodiment as well as techniques to enter mind/body connection before sitting down to write. This workshop is for writers of all levels: avocational to professional! 
Brenna holds an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction writing and has published work in journals including Stone Canoe, Creative Nonfiction, and Ars Medica. She is a health and creativity coach as well as a yoga and mindfulness teacher.

This workshop is sponsored by Fingerlakes Wealth Management (THANKS FWM!) 

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