Tompkins County Public Library

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

TCPL presents two exhibits at Ithaca's Gallery Night, Friday, August 2, 2013

Two new exhibits are presented at August's Gallery Opening Night on Friday  2nd - "Through Their Eyes: Grandparents and Grandchildren" curated by David Watkins, Jr., and "The Barn Story: A Woman's Building Adventure",  a memoir written and illustrated by Deborah Jones.
Keifer on the Carousel by Renee Freed
Lucy Reading by Elizabeth Mount


Many of the artists whose work is included in "Through Their Eyes" will be present to discuss their work, together with curator David Watkins and author Deborah Jones.

This is a wonderful opportunity to view the work on display in the peace and "gallery quiet" of the Library after it is closed for regular business.  After 5 PM entry to the Library is through the BorgWarner Door behind the bus shelter on Green Street.

For more information about these two exhibits please read my previous blogs. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Through Their Eyes: Grandparents and Grandchildren

The focus of the exhibition is how artists see their grandchildren - or their grandparents - in reality or abstraction. It is best described in the words of some of the participating artists.  "I try to create images that go beyond snapshots".  "Our innate creative connectedness is a source of wonderment and joy."  "I've tried to capture the mischievous gleam in my grandson's eyes." "My grand daughter is an amazing bundle of smiles, joy and daily discoveries."

The Curator's aim has been to present a show which is both a visual reminder and a celebration of the very special relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren.

An opening reception is being held in conjunction with Gallery Opening Night on Friday, August 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  After 5:00 PM please enter through the BorgWarner door adjacent to the bus shelter on Green Street.

This exhibit is made possible by the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation with grant support from the Community Arts Partnership.


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Gallery Night at TCPL 5:00 - 8:00 PM on Friday, July 5, 2013

Ithaca High School Art Students and the Ithaca League of Women Rollers share the spotlight at TCPL during July Gallery Night, 5:00 – 8:00 PM on Friday, July 5.

The High School presents Visual Culture with four projects, AP Studio Art, BJM Portraits, The Artful Garden and Fashion, Design and Illustration, displayed through out the library.  

The Ithaca League of Women Rollers present a five-year retrospective exhibit in the Avenue of the Friends. TCPL's Teen Librarian Regina DeMauro Axel, otherwise known as Valerie Valkerie of the SufferJets, will lead a group of Rollers as docents during the evening.

Access to the Library after 5 PM on Friday is through the BorgWarner Community Room Door which is located behind the TCAT Bus Shelter on Green Street.