Tompkins County Public Library

Friday, October 2, 2015

Streetscapes opens during Gallery Opening Night, Friday October 2nd

Streetscapes a collection of work that draws on creativity and inspiration from our urban surroundings.  Using a mixture of diverse media, artists explore the influence of the urban environment through color, energy, movement and personal experience culminating in sincere straight-from-the-gut expressions.  Streetscapes is an inherent appreciation of urban culture, in all its dangerous, poetic, authentic - and sometimes rebellious - glore.

The work of the artists featured in this exhibit can also be senn on buildings, electric boxes and in parking garages in the City and Town of Ithaca.

Streetscapes has been timed in conjunction with Get-Up State and is intend to bring all the power and vibrancy of the art created during this event inside the Library.

The exhibit is made possible with the support of the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation and grant support from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

TCPL and Cap Matches Color present three days of live street art painting September 25 - 27

Join 50 of the world's best graffiti artists at Get-Up State 2015 as they once again transform Cornell University Press Building at 770 Cascadilla Street Ithaca, with fabulous murals.

This event is sponsored by Ironlak Ink. who are providing all the artists with a selection of Sugar Artists' Acrylic and Yard Master spray paint.  Grant support is provided by Tompkins County Tourism Program with additional support from Cornell University Hip-Hop Collection, Greenstar Natural Food Market, Ithaca Bakery, The West, Ithaca Ace Hardware, FedEx Office, Ithaca Beer Co., LOT 10, Purity Ice Cream and Rick's Rentals.
In action in April 2015
This is the second Street Art painting event to be held in Ithaca.  TCPL was pleased to co-sponsor this event in April 2013 as a part of the community wide celebration of the anniversary of the founding of Hip-Hop and Cornell University's Hip-Hop Collection during Hip-Hop Unbound from the Underground. TCPL is once again please be able to work with Cap Matches Color to share the very best of graffiti with the community.

Artists will start painting round 10 AM on Friday and continue until dusk at 6:00 PM each day.

A very special dedication ceremony with a blessing of the walls by the monks of Nyamgal Monestary and a few words by Ithaca City Mayor Myerick will take place at 1:00 PM on Sunday.

Go to Get-Up State 2015 for up to the minute information about what is going on.

See you there.






Sunday, September 27, 2015

Get-Up State Artists move to LOT 10 on Cayuga Street from 5 - 7 pm on Saturday 26 September

A group art show is planned for Saturday September 26 from 7 to 9 PM at LOT 10 on Cayuga Street.  It is open to the public and will feature works bymany of the artists who are painting on the Cornell University Press Building at 770 Cascadilla Street.  This will provide a unique opportunity to purchase original, and portable, works of art from your favorite graffiti artist.

Join us there as three days of spectacular painting continues at one of our event sponsors.



TCPL and Cap Matches Color are getting Ready for Get-Up State 2015



Do you remember Get-Up State in April 2013 during Hip-Hop: Unbound from the Underground, the Ithaca Community's celebration of Hip Hop together with  Cornell University Library Rare and Manuscript Collection?  Well, Get-Up State 2015 returns this year for the weekend of September 25, 26 and 27.

The walls at the Cornell University Press Building at 770 Cascadilla Street are being prepped for over 50 national and international graffiti artists to start painting.

What was your favorite mural in 2013?  Was it the Gorillas, the image by Tat's Cru?  They are all going to allow new incredible work to be created.  Check it out now for a last glimpse before everything is covered up. But be sure to come back the weekend of September 25-26 to join the excitement of Get-Up State 2015.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

TCPL is participating in Gallery Opening Night on Friday, September 5. Please join us.


Stealing Scenes - The Illustrators Look at Shakespeare opens in the Avenue of the Friends on Friday, September 5.  Joins us between 5 and 8 pm and meet some of the artists as they discuss their work.

Rhino Toys created by Rich Tomasello are also on display in the Avenue of the Friends.


Entry to the Library after closing time at 6:00 pm is through the BorgWarner Community Room Door behind the bus shelter on Green Street.





Friday, September 4, 2015

TCPL hosts Stealing Scenes: The Illustrator's Look at Shakespeare September 4 - October 31


Last year, while the world celebrated the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, a group of regional illustrators and artists decided to pay homage to the playwrite by using passages from Shakespeare as the inspiration for a new series of artwork. Unique imagery and personal interpretations of Shakespeare's timeless works are the result. Their varied artistic practices and backgrounds, ranging from lettering to children’s illustration, to fine art landscapes, provide a rich display of work.

Featured artists include:  Wynn Yarrow, Katie Vaz, Annie Zygarowicz, Johanna Van Der Steere, Marie Sanderson and Jennifer Gibson.  

A special opening reception is being held at the Library from 5 - 8 pm during September 4 First Friday Gallery Opening Night when the artists will be available to discuss their work.
After closing at 6 PM access to the Library will be through the BorgWarner Community Room door behind the bus shelter on Green Street.

For more information about this or other TCPL exhibits, contact Exhibit Coordinator Sally Grubb at (607) 275-1532 or sgrubb@tcpl.org.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Street Art returns to Ithaca with Get-Up State 2015 - Sept 25 to 27


Tompkins County Public Library, Ironlak and Cap Matches Color are proud to announce Get-Up State 2015.

You are invited to join 50+ of the world's best graffiti artists hailing from overseas and 10 US States who will display their awesome talents in a live painting event over one incredible weekend, September 25, 26, and 27. Watch the murals develop during the weekend long celebration. Be inspired. Embrace creativity and art within our community.

Painting will start on the Cornell University Press Building at 770 Cascadilla Street, Ithaca, around 10 am on Friday September 25 and finish with a special dedication ceremony at 1 pm on Sunday September 27.  Names of special guests will be announced soon.

A group art show is planned for Saturday September 26 from 7 to 11 pm at Lot 10 on Cayuga Street. It is open to the public and will feature works of many of the participating artists providing a unique opportunity to purchase originals from your favorite artists. An after party will follow.

This event is being made possible by a lot of very generous organizations.
All artists' paint is graciously sponsored by Ironlak's Sugar Artists’ Acrylic and Yard Master. The paint being used now to prep the walls has been donated by Ace Hardware of Ithaca at Triphammer Market Place and an anonymous donor.  All overhead costs are covered by a Celebrations Grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Board, together with funds generously donated by Cornell University Hip-Hop CollectionGreenstar Natural Foods Market, Ithaca Bakeryand The Westy.  Gifts in kind have been donated by FedEx OfficeIthaca Beer Co., Lot 10Purity IceCream and Rick's Rentals.

For more information about the artists check out Get-Up State 2015.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Exhibit of Rhino Toys created by Rich Tomasello opens Friday, August 28 at TCPL



Rhino Toys, a thought-provoking exhibit featuring hand-crafted toys designed to highlight current events and social issues opens at Tompkins County Public Library on Friday, August 28 and will be on display through the end of October.

Created by Buffalo-based artist and public school art teacher,
Rich Tomasello, Rhino Toys examines—through specially-designed toys reflecting traditional stereotypes and common media-messaging—issues of war, school shootings and social injustice.

Influenced by the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, Tomasello created a series of dark, ironic and absurd action figures presented under the fictional toy company brand, Rhino Toys.  The series includes customized toys—made from existing playthings—packaged in meticulously designed boxes, complete with guns, bullets, clips, body armor, grenades, gas masks and human targets.



Tomasello offers special workshop during Tom-Con

Teens are invited to explore the concepts behind the exhibit during an action figure-making workshop being held in conjunction with TCPL’s Saturday, August 29 Tomp-Con mini-comic convention.  Tomesello’s workshop will take place from noon to 1 p.m. and is open to participants ages 9 through 19. Attendees will be able to take home their personalized action figures.

For more information about Tom-Con go to http://tcpl.org/teens/programs.php#tompcon. For more information about Rhino Toys go to http://www.richardtomaselloart.com/currentwork/.  For more information about Exhibits at TCPL go to tcpl-exhibits.blogspot.com.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Streetscapes opens at TCPL Friday October 2, 2015

Mural in the Dryden Rd Parking Garage painted by Andy Dolan 
Streetscapes, curated by Jay Potter, opens at Gallery Night on Friday, October 2.  This dynamic exhibit will feature a collection of work that draws on creativity and inspiration from our urban surroundings. Using a mixture of diverse media, local street artists will explore the influence of the urban environment through color, energy, movement and personal experience culminating in sincere straight-from-the-gut expression. 

Streetscapes is an inherent appreciation of urban culture, in all its dangerous, poetic, authentic - and sometimes rebellious - glory.  The artists will include Jay  Stooks, Jeff Szuc, Jim Garmhausen among others.

This exhibit is designed to compliment the live street art painting event, Get-Up State 2015, that will have taken place at 770 Cascadilla Street the previous weekend.  

A special opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 PM.  Entry to the Library after closing at 6 PM will be through the BorgWarner Community Room Door.  For more information about this and other exhibits call 607-275-1532 or email sgrubb@tcpl.org.

Friday, June 12, 2015

TCPL celebrates the summer with exciting new exhibit

Dreamtime: Surreal, Allegorical & Fantastic Art curated by Frances Fawcett and Margaret Nelson opens at the Library on Friday, June 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at a special, after-hours, opening reception.

Carcasone Abstract by Nancy V. Ridenour

Curators Frances Fawcett and Margaret Nelson are both working artists at the State of the Art Gallery, are scientific illustrators and both are also lovers of science fiction and fantasy.  While surreal and fantastical art is often represented at local shows, Fawcett and Nelson were intrigued by the thought of a show devoted entirely to surreal, alegorical and fantastic art.

Starcatchers by Patrick Parks
The pieces they have chosen to display in the Library range from fantasy children's book illustration, to classic surrealism, to pure allegory, to depictions of the dream state and even to video game art.  

Ghosts at the Wedding 1 by G.L. Gould
They have included a broad range of work and a broad range of media.  Some of the art transports the viewer immediately into another world, some shows the disquieting effects of an altered psychological state, and some simply juxtaposes images in an unexpected, playful, and delightful way. 

Whether the artists find their sources in mythology, in the real world, or in the subconscious mind, the curators hope the pieces in this show will engage, delight and surprise.

Guardians by Rebecca Godin
Participating artists include milly acharya, Al Afaro, Robin Botie, Nicole Monique Carrier-Titti, Marla Coppolino, William Deats, Jane Dennis, Frances Fawcett, Rebeca Godin, G.L. Gould, Gina Inzinna, Brian Keeler, Susan C. Larkin and Timothy Larkin, Shannon Mazourek, Daniel McPheeters, Vincenzo Naro, Margaret C. Nelson, Diane W. Newton, Scott Pardee, Patrick Parks, Stephan Phillips, Margaret Reed, Nancy V. Ridenour, Eileen Seeley Schlag, Kim Schrag, June Silberman, Carol Spence, Matthew A. Wheeler.

Exotic Animal by Stephan Phillips
Artigoat by Robin Botie














The opening reception takes place after-hours at Tompkins Country Public Library from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Friday, June 19.  After the Library closes, entry  is through the BorgWarner room entrance behind the bus shelter on Green Street.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Cornell Alums invited to tour special exhibits at TCPL June 5

TCPL offers special behind the scenes tours of the exhibit "Cornell Off Campus" in honor of Alumni weekend.

Curator Julee Johnson leads a tour for Ithaca Rotary

Join Julee Johnson at 5:15 and 6:15 PM during Gallery Opening Night this Friday, June 5 in the Avenue of the Friends.  Johson leads fascinating tours of this exhibit celebrating Cornell's 15th Anniversary.  She explains why she chose these particular people to include in the exhibit, and provides numerous fascinating tidbits about each one.  Join a tour and find out how Laura Bryant enticed boys to learn to sing; whether Belle Sherman was the first principal of the school named in her honor;  how Everett Morse paid for his Cornell tuition and many more more.

Tours start in the Avenue of the Friends near "The Word Bird."  After 6 PM when the Library closes, entry to the exhibit will be through the BorgWarner door behind the bus shelter on Green Street.



Also on display in the Avenue of the Friends is a small exhibit commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Mu Upsilon Chapter at Cornell.

Launching New Dimensions of Service
The Omicron Nu Omega Story
Chartered June 23, 1984 at Cornell University

Charter member, Millie Clarke (rt.) and Claudette James (left)
flank three sorority sisters beside the display
















Monday, June 1, 2015

The Library celebrates Cornell's Alumni Weekend with guided tours of "Cornell off Campus" during First Friday Gallery Night, June 5


Cornell Off Campus highlights 150 years of interconnection between Cornell University and its host community of Tompkins County. The exhibit opened to coincide with the university’s Charter Day Weekend and is on display at the Tompkins County Public Library through July 31. Photographs and text vibrantly illustrate the lives and local contributions of 15 Cornellians, each representing a different decade in the university’s history. The exhibit offers insights about well-known Cornellians and introduces to the public lesser known but equally illustrious members of the Cornell community. Behind-the-scenes tours will be led by curator Julee Johnson during Gallery Night, June 5, when visitors can learn the answers to these questions – and much more:

Was Belle Sherman the first principal of the Belle Sherman Elementary School? 


Did Martha Van Rensselaer have an advanced degree when she first came to Cornell to teach? 

The house on Howard Babcock’s experimental farm Sunnygables became what popular restaurant in the 1980s? 

Romeyn Berry coined what phrase known to all Cornellians? 

Popular Ithaca High School music teacher Laura Bryant also coached what sport?


These guided tours will take place at 5:15 and 6:15 PM, and the exhibit will be open to the public until 7:00 PM. 

After 6:00 PM, please enter through the BorgWarner (east) entrance behind the bus shelter on East Green Street. 

For more information about the tours or “Cornell Off Campus,” contact Exhibit Coordinator Sally Grubb at sgrubb@tcpl.org, (607) 272-4557 ext. 232.








Monday, April 20, 2015

Cornell Off Campus: The Impact of Cornellians on Tompkins County 1865 - 2015 Opens April 22

Just as the Tompkins County Public Library celebrated its founding in 1864 by Ezra Cornell last year, it wished to honor Cornell’s much larger gift to the community with an exhibit in 2015 to commemorate the university’s sesquicentennial.  While the inspiration for this exhibit was the signing of Cornell University’s Charter by Governor Reuben Fenton on April 27, 1865, the exhibit isn’t about the university or what has taken place on campus since that date. Instead, it is an attempt to illustrate the impact the institution has had on Tompkins County as demonstrated by its most significant local contribution, its people.

Fifteen people associated with Cornell were selected by curator Julee Johnson to represent its past and present, one for each decade of its existence; fifteen Cornellians – students, alumni, faculty, and staff members – who have had an undeniable impact on this community.

A special opening reception takes place on Friday, May 1 from 5 – 8 PM in conjunction with Gallery Opening Night. Join curator Cornell Alumna Julee Johnson at 6:15 PM in the Avenue of the Friends for a tour of the exhibit and to learn about the range and variety of impacts these 15 Cornellians have made on Tompkins County from 1865 to 2015.

1865-1875: Ezra Cornell, co-founder and benefactor of Cornell University, who also founded the Tompkins County Public Library in 1864
1875-1885: William H. Miller designed over 70 buildings in Tompkins County, on and off campus
1885-1895: Mary Isabelle (Belle) Sherman, beloved science teacher at Ithaca High School for over 30 years
1895-1905: Martha Van Rensselaer taught extension courses to New York farm wives, and later joined forces with Flora Rose to found the College of Home Economics at Cornell University
1905-1915: Everett Fleet Morse, inventor with numerous patents and co-founder with brother Frank of Morse Chain Company, once the largest employer in Tompkins County
1915-1925: Robert H. Treman, businessman and philanthropist who donated Enfield Glen and Buttermilk Falls to the New York State Parks system
1925-1935: Howard E. Babcock was one of the founders and first general manager of the cooperative Grange League Federation (GLF), which stabilized prices and guaranteed markets for farmer-members in Tompkins County and statewide
1935-1945: Romeyn Berry for the Ithaca Journal, his column “State and Tioga” appeared weekly for 28 years
1945-1955: Laura Bryant, revered music teacher with a 44-year career in the Ithaca School system and author of several music books for children
1955-1965: Katherine Van Winkle Palmer was one of the founding incorporators of the Paleontological Research Institution and director of PRI during its move to West Hill and establishment of its on-site museum
1965-1975: Assemblywoman Constance Cook represented Tompkins County and co-sponsored the landmark abortion rights law in 1970
1975-1985: Beverly Martin, teacher and later principal at Central Elementary School and Ithaca City School District’s first Director of Affirmative Action
1985-1995: Ilma Levine with Debbie Levin taught after-school science classes at Central Elementary School and founded the Sciencenter
1995-2005: Stuart Stein was a member and chair of the Tompkins County Legislature and advocate for arts funding, cooperative energy purchasing, and heritage tourism
2005-2015: Svante Myrick was a member of the Ithaca Common Council and now Mayor, the youngest and first African American to hold this office 

This exhibit was made possible by the Office of Community Relations, Cornell University and the Tompkins County Public Library.

 


Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Cornell Boys (and Girls) in the Boat

1935 Women's Crew
The exhibit The Cornell Boys (and Girls) in the Boat is designed to show events at Cornell that mirror events in “Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown the first book to be discussed at TCPL’s new non-fiction book club “Truth Be Told.”

On display in the Avenue of the Friends it features a one-man scull built by legendary boat builder George Pocock, photographs, trophies and other artifacts on loan from Cornell Rowing.  
1937 Cornell Heavyweight Crew

To add further to the experience of reading and discussing “The Boys in the Boat," Cornell Athletics Department is sponsoring a presentation and discussion by Christoper J. Kerber the Henry Bartels LWT Men’s Rowing Coach on Wednesday, March 11. Kerber coaches the LWT crew who just won the IRA national championship. He will talk about Cornell’s Rowing Program today, and how it relates to the book. The program takes place 7:00 – 8:15 PM in the BorgWarner Room East on Wednesday March 11. Join us for a fascinating evening.
1936 HWC launching their boat
Boarding the Lehion Valley viewing train
Racing on Cayuga Lake 1900's











These two programs are made possible thanks to the support of Cornell University Athletics and the Rowing Program.

  

Two New Exhibits Open at Gallery Night on Friday March 6

TCPL presents two new exhibits at an opening reception being held in conjunction with Gallery Night from 5 to 8 PM on Friday, March 6.

The Cornell Boys (and Girls) in the Boat features a single scull built by the renowned boat builder George Pocock, photographs of Cornell Rowing including images from the early 1900's which call to mind scenes featured in the book "The Boys in the Boat - Nine Americans and their Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" by Daniel James Brown and other artifacts.
Ann Piombino from the Ithaca Youth Farm
12 Seniors from LACS present Inspiring Ithacans.

Owen Lennon, Keegan Bakos, Billie Joe, Adrienne Wooster, Adrian Clavel, Caleb Lucas, Michael Belle and Violet Briggs photographed and interviewed some of the many people who have done selfless acts to benefit our community and display a gallery of their photographs and the interviews in the Avenue of the Friends. Join us at Gallery Night as we pay homage to these people and celebrate their innovative acts. 

After 5:00 PM please enter the Library through the BorgWarner Community Room Door behind the bus shelter on Green Street.

The exhibit "The Cornell Boys (and Girls) in the Boat" has been made possible through the support of Cornell Athletics and the Cornell Rowing Program.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Evolution in your Backyard - an exhibit sponsored by PRI Opens First Friday Gallery Night on March 6

TCPL joins PRI's annual celebration of Darwin Days 2015 with a small exhibit centered on this year’s theme: Evolution in Your Backyard. An opening reception is being held during Gallery Opening Night from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday March 6 in the Avenue of the Friends.

Although Darwin is noted for his vast travels and five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle, he also knew that evidence of evolution is all around. From birds to mammals, from plants to insects, you can learn a lot about evolution right in your own backyard! The exhibit will feature fascinating specimens native to Ithaca, with images and graphics that explain what they can teach us. Additionally, portraits, journal entries, and historic specimens will tell Darwin’s personal story and the history of PRI’s annual Darwin Days celebration.

For more information about the other events which take place all over Ithaca in celebration of Charles Darwin's Birthday go to Darwin Days Events. From Darwin's Dog Days at Cayuga Nature Center, Darwin's Birthday Bash and a Family Day at the Museum of the Earth, Trivia at Felicia's Atomic Lounge, Science Cabaret at Lot 10, plus panels at Cornell University and a screening of Microcosmos at Cinemapolis, there is something for every age. The exhibit at TCPL will be on display through the end of March.


The exhibit is made possible by PRI with support from Cornell University and Derek and Leora Kaufman.

After 5 PM on Friday, March 6, please enter the Library through the BorgWarner door behind the bus shelter on Green Street.

"What Would MLK Say Today?" Poster Contest Display opens during Gallery Night on March 6

The award ceremony for the winners in the First Annual "What would MLK Say Today?" Poster Contest, sponsored by the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights, takes place at 6 PM Gallery Night on Friday, March 6.
Adult and Teen award wining posters admired by a Library Patron
Visit the Avenue of the Friends to see the posters entered in the contest. Winners in four age groups are displayed in the Avenue.  Other entries are found on the pillars along the Avenue, on the walls of the Ezra Cornell Reading Room and the walls around the Fiction Bookstacks.

The Posters will be on display through February 27.

The award ceremony is the first event taking place during "Human Rights Revisited" which is sponsored by the Tompkins County Human Rights Commission. The schedule of events follows:

6:00 Poster Awards Ceremony (Avenue of the Friends)
6:45 Human Rights Video (BorgWarner Community Room)
7:00 "A Diversity of Perspectives" Panel Discussion moderated by Pat Pryor (BorgWarner Room) 
7:30 Community Discussion (BorgWarner Room)
8:00 Closing remarks

This event is sponsored by the Tompkins County Civil Rights Commission and the Office of Human Rights and co-sponsored by Tompkins County Public Library.

After 5 PM on Gallery Opening Night please enter the Library through the BorgWarner door behind the bus shelter on Green Street.


Diary of a Library - Artists Books from the Card Catalog

Artists books donated to Diary of a Library, the repurposed card catalog created during TCPL's Sesquicentennial Year 2014, can be seen on display in the Avenue of the Friends.



These tiny 3" x 5" books were created by local book artists including Werner Sun, Parbara Page, students in a workshop presented by Laurie Snyder and many others to help celebrate 150 years of Library Service to our community.  Together with hundreds of library card catalog cards, contributed by members of the community of all ages, these books will be stored in an historic card catalog, displayed in the Avenue of the Friends and are available for all to browse through.

Members of the public are invited to continue contributing cards to add to the catalog.  Tell us your library story, or tell us your favorite book.  Pick up a card, write your story and drop it off in the box provided.  As with all library catalogs whether digital or on cards, Diary of a Library will continue to evolve and we will add new cards whenever they are contributed.

Friday, January 9, 2015

TCPL presents Island Mountain Glacier - Photographs by Anika Steppe Gallery Night, 5 - 8 PM, Friday January 9, 2015

Join us at Gallery Night and meet the curator, Danielle Mericle, and the photographer, Anika Steppe who will be at the library from 5 to 8 PM to talk with patrons.


Mericle selected the images from the work Steppe completed during her residency in Iceland and says:  

"In Island Mountain Glacier, Anika Steppe offers a photographic meditation on the harsh yet beautiful terrain of Iceland.  Shot while on residency throughout the winter months, Steppe presents us with images of glaciers, domestic spaces, and landscapes—each photograph rendered with a keen eye for color and executed with quiet restraint.  Throughout the work, she searches for a trace of what the locals call the hulduf√≥lk (“hidden folk”), mythological beings from Icelandic folklore that are believed to live amongst the glacial rocks.  Taken within this context, we begin to look for clues in the photographs to the existence of something other.  As such, we begin to question our grasp of the “real,” and recognize the limitations therein."

Anika Steppe talks about her residency and the work she created: 

"Some days the wind was so strong there was no point in trying to go anywhere.

"When the weather was bearable, Iceland seemed like the most expansive and forever surprising place, yet on the windy days it couldn’t have seemed smaller. I spent half of my time there searching, and the other half hiding.

"Being in a country known for its acceptance of mythical beings, such as the hulduf√≥lk (the hidden folk), I felt compelled to search for traces of another’s existence; for a subtle energy that can’t quite be placed.

"It wasn’t exactly a search for mystical creatures prancing around; it became about confronting our limited ability to understand reality. About allowing myself to not immediately write off something that is considered outlandish. About earnestly entertaining the belief that there is something else."

The exhibit will be on display in the New Fiction and North Reading Room areas through the end of March.  It was made possible with grant support from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County and the Tomplins County Public Library Foundation.