Tompkins County Public Library

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Two New Exhibits and an Art Installation are featured at Gallery Opening Night, Friday, July 11

 A COMMON THREAD: To Sew or Not to Sew a Fashion Exhibit Curated by Elizabeth Mount opens in the Avenue of the Friends. This intriguing exhibit explores recent changes in the way clothes are made from the traditional, painstaking needle and thread and home sewing machine method, to fast fashion and creating garments with glue and tape and laser cutters. Beautiful and traditional garments created by local artists, are displayed side by side with funky creations made with recycled materials and one-of-a-kind designs from students in Cornell’s Fiber and Design Apparel Department, and presents the amazing fibers now used to create protective clothing as well as glues and tapes that avoid the use of sewing at all.
Visual Culture at Ithaca High School: the Annual Student Art Exhibit sponsored by the High School Art Deprtment; features some extraordinary images created by students during the past school year.

I Look Silly an Art Installation outside and inside the library created by abstract artist Ryan McGuire will bring a smile to your face.  This whimsical installation features portraits of sixty local Ithacans wearing Groucho Marx disguises displayed on the windows of the Library facing onto Green Street and inside in the North Reading Room. Prints of the whole series of portraits will be available for order and the net proceeds from their sale will be donated to the Library. 

Curators, participating artists and Groucho Marx look alikes will be present to talk about the exhibits.  During the evening a special video of the Cornell University Fashion Runway Show will be shown in the BorgWarner Room and will be available for viewing on a dedicate computer near the Avenue of the Friends throughout the exhibit.

Join us for a very special evening, Friday, July 11 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Refeshments will be served in the BorgWarner Room.