2010 - A Year of Art @ Your Public Library
Art exhibits at Tompkins County Public Library are made possible in part by grant support to the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation from the Brooks Family Foundation and the Community Arts Partnership.
Art in the Avenue of the Friends also showcases more exhibits. Please be sure to visit the displays and cases on the Avenue of the Friends when you visit the Library.
January through March
Living Light: A Celebration of the Finger Lakes Flora, a juried art exhibit feauring the work of more than 50 local and regional artists working in all media.
The exhibit was juried by members of the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society, David Watkins, photographer, Eric Serritella, potter, and Camille Doucet, watercolorist. The exhibit was organized by the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society.
The Opening Reception was held in conjunction with the Light in Winter Festival on Friday, January 22 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the BorgWarner Community Room. More information.
Workshops held in conjunction with Living Light exhibit: Propagating Native Seeds, Botanical Sketching and Tree Identification.
April through May
Landscape and Memory curated by artist and print maker Tim Merrick.
Following the example of artists such as Fredrick Church, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keefe and Alex Katz, this exhibi will use the landscape as a vehicle to express a deeper emotional state and will bring together a collection of work, paintings, prints and sculpture of local and reginal artists, that exhibits a deeper meaning in the landscapes that are portrayed.
Opening Reception: Thursday April 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. in the Thaler/Howell Programming Room.
The exhibit, which features work in all media by students from ninth through twelfth grades and portfolio work by advanced placement students, is curated by Carol Spence with support from the IHS art faculty. Works range from simple line drawings and ceramics to more sophisticated work such as Zoe Zissovici’s untitled acrylic on masonite.
July through September
MARK-up: Alums of NYFA’s Professional Development Program presents the work of about twenty artists working in a variety of different media. Allen Smith Artists featured in the show include Jane Dennis, Andrew Gillis Barbara Page, Dan McPheters, Terry Plater, Wilka Roig, Allen C. Smith.
This exhibit will be on display throughout the Library from July 6 through the end of September.
Closing reception and panel discussion will be held Thursday, September 23rd from 5 - 7 PM in the BorgWarner Community Room. More info
October 15th through December
Some Things Considered curated by William Benson, portrait painter and landscape artist, will feature the work of friends and colleagues and reflect the importance of hands and feet in the work of an artist.
The Opening Reception will take place in conjunction with Gallery Opening Night from 5:00 - 8:00 PM on Friday November 5 with Curator's Talk at 6:00 PM and will be included in the celebrations for the Library's 10th Anniversary at Green Street.