Tompkins County Public Library

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Two exhibits open at TCPL during Gallery Night, Friday, May 6, "It Takes More Than Nostalgia" and "Four Artists"

This photographic exhibition highlights key moments and contributions from Historic Ithaca’s 50-year history, beginning in 1966 when the loss of Old City Hall, and the threat of demolitions to come, galvanized community members.

Together they organized to create Historic Ithaca, in part to preserve historic architectural treasures in Ithaca and Tompkins County.  

In addition, different artifacts found at “Significant Elements”, Historic Ithaca’s architectural salvage and re-use warehouse, are displayed in the exhibit cases.

Big Moon by Madeleine Bialke
For Four Artists, local art critic and curator Arthur Whitman has assembled a quartet of diverse and talented picture-makers.  Madeleine Bialke was raised in Trumansburg and is currently completing an MFA decree in Painting from Boston University's School of Visual Arts.  In her paintings and prints, she takes a visionary approach to landscape that merges observtion and imagination.  Scout Dunbar is a former Ithacan and currently lives and works in New York City.  In her works on paper, she combines diverse technique and prsonal cosmology.  Stephen Phillips, a long-time local artist, brings a depth and subtlety of conception to the traditional genre of oil on canvas still life.  Gizem Vural is new to Ithaca and a rising talent in magazine and newspaper illustration.  Her digital cartoon imagery is concise and witty.

An opening reception will be held in the BorgWarner Community Room between 5:00 and 8:00 PM.  After 6 PM when the Library closes, please enter the exhibits through the BorgWarner Community Room Door adjacent to the Bus Shelter on Green Street.

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