A Year of Art @ Your Public Library

Art in the Avenue of the Friends showcases more exhibits. Visit the displays and cases on the Avenue of the Friends when you visit the Library.

The Art Behind the Scientist series features the work of local artists more normally known for their scientific work.

January - February

cosmosCarl Sagan's Cosmos ... 30 Years On

Curated by Patrick Fish

Designed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sagan’s “Cosmos” series, “. . .30 Years On” demonstrates the intersection of science and art through images honoring Sagan collected by Patrick Fish.  Images of Mars provided by Cornell University’s Mars Rover Group, images of Saturn and Saturn’s ring, as captured by the Cassini Orbiter, paintings by Barbara Mink and an image of the Big Dipper by Dan Larkin round-out the exhibit. On display through February 25th.

January - March

artist bookInformation Bound and Sculpted

Curated by Christa Wolf

Wolf’s exhibit, “Information Bound and Sculpted,” will be on display in the Library’s Avenue of the Friends from January 7 through March 30. The exhibit includes small edition and one-of-a-kind artists’ books. In addition to Wolf, featured artists include::  Carol Barton, Sarah Bryant, Margo Class, Pamela Drix, Helen Frederick, Roni Gross, Pat Hunsinger, Kumi Korf, Jan Lyons, Mikhail Magaril, Russel Maret, Penny Nii, Jae Sullivan, Maddy Rosenberg, Nikki Thompson, Eriko Takahashi.

To learn more about the Light in Winter Festival, visit lightinwinter.com/.

March - May

art4commerceART 4 COMMERCE: Graphic Designers in Ithaca and Tompkins County

Curated by Stefanie Green and Steve Carver

On display March 7 through May 26, 2011.  An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the BorgWarner Community Room.  A panel discussion with many of the graphic designers and artists represented in the exhibit participating will take place at 6:00 PM.

May 31 - June 30

Visual Culture - MarleyVisual Culture at Ithaca High School

Curated by Carol Spence & art faculty at IHS

The exhibit Visual Culture at I.H.S. curated by ICSD Art Faculty and featuring the work of Ithaca High School Students during academic year 2010-11, opens at the Tompkins County Public Library on Tuesday May 31.

The images presented in this exhibit are personal portraits and perspectives of students and their environments, their friends, their lives and their imaginations. The exhibit represents a visual dialogue of these young artists' lives. It will be on display at the Library through June 30.

The exhibit is made possible with the support of Fine Arts Booster Group at IPEI.

July 5 - September 29

SaturnThe Saltonstall Spirit

Curated by Dan Larkin

The exhibit will feature the work of a group of 6 - 10 artists with a connection to the Saltonstall Foundation and Artist Colony. The works in a variety of different media all describe, depict and are inspired by Ithaca and the surrounding landscape.

October through December

jumpswingSeriously, Series

Curated by Rebecca Godin

This exhibit will showcase the work of local artists working in series. They include John Lyon Paul, Maryann Bowman, Daniel McPheeters, Kurt Lichtmann, Rebecca Godin and Terry Plater. Check out this exhibit on Flickr here.

For more information about these exhibits, contact Sally Grubb at (607) 272-4557 extension 232 or sgrubb@tcpl.org.

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