Tompkins County Public Library

Monday, May 28, 2012

Library Hosts Gallery Night Graffiti Painting during Ithaca Festival

Friday, June 1, 5:00 - 8:00 PM Tompkins County Public Library will celebrate Downtown Ithaca Gallery Night and the Ithaca Festival with music and the painting of urban street art along the Creek Walk behind the Library. (In the event of rain this event will beheld under the overhang at the front of the Library.

Local graffiti artists Jay Stooks and Jay Potter will lead local artists in the painting of a 48 foot long, community-based mural, created on boards hung along the Creek Walk Fence.  Painting of the mural will be well underway by the 5 PM start of Gallery Night and is expected to be completed by Gallery Night’s 8 PM conclusion.

To add to the excitement of the evening, two local bands will perform during the creation of the mural.  
Fall Creek Folk - 5:00 - 6:00 PM featuring Amy Davies, Rich Recchia, Richie Holtz and Ceili Murphy.  

Uncle Joe and the Rosebud Ramblers - 6:00 to 8:00 PM (with breaks) featuring  Joe Chicone on banjo and vocals, Renee Baum on fiddle, and Tom Farrell on guitar and vocals.

Tompkins County Public Library, a keen supporter of public art, is proud to participate in Gallery Opening Night and the Ithaca Festival on Friday, June 1, outside the Library along Creek Walk.  Please join us.

The painting of the Urban Street Art Mural is made possible with the support of a Sustainable Tompkins Mini-Grant.

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