Tompkins County Public Library Introduces New Exhibits at Gallery Night

ITHACA— Tompkins County Public Library will introduce the next exhibits in the 2019 “Space” theme on First Friday Gallery Night, July 5 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The evening will also include dance performances, a preview of a documentary, and a Pop Up Open Art Hive.

Infinity in a Box Curator Maude Rith has assembled an exhibit of shadow boxes called “Infinity in a Box.” These shadow boxes both show and contain. They may hold what a world can be: outer space, different worlds, or new versions of reality. Artists include Chris Coronel, Ariel Bullion Ecklund, Carla Elizabeth, Gary Rith, and Werner Sun. On display in the Library’s Avenue of the Friends through September, 2019.

This exhibit is made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Community Arts Partnership.

Space for Recovery Clients from Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services have created works in their interpretation of Space, sharing their ideas and stories through their artwork. Curated by Monica Weimer, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. North Reading Room east wall.

234 Paintings Artwork by Billy Coté, a musician and artist living in Ithaca, NY.   In 2018, he decided to make 400 collage/paintings, using mainly 2.5x2.5 inch canvases, and some of these are on display in the wall cases at the end of the Avenue of the Friends.


Dance Performance Four dance forms will be presented, starting at 6:00 in the Library’s Avenue of the Friends.

  • · Modern fused with American Sign Language by Indira Dominquez

  • · Jazz, choreographed by Nancy Gaspar

  • · Butoh, choreographed by Amanda Moretti

  • · Hip hop by G-Quan Booker and the Greatest Common Factor.

Ithaca is Murals documentary Join us at 6:45 in the BorgWarner Community Room for a 30 minute preview of a feature-length documentary in progress by Filmmaker Shira Evergreen and Co-Producer/Mural Organizer Caleb R Thomas.  Through interviews with artists, organizers and everyday people, Ithaca Is Murals tells the story behind many of the murals in Ithaca's cultural cityscape & the grassroots organizing that bring them to life. Refreshments will be served. Free. Donations welcome.

Pop Up Open Art Hive TCPL continues its partnership with the Pop Up Open Art Hive, an inclusive art studio hosted by a group of artists, dancers, and creative arts therapists looking to build accessible and free art spaces around Ithaca and Tompkins county. Come make art with us.  All are welcome.

These programs have been made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.  For more information, email yrubio@tcpl.org.

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