Tompkins County Public Library

Monday, September 19, 2016

Four new exhibits open at TCPL during Gallery Opening Night, October 7, 2016

  1. Loading Dock by Noah Levin 
In Progress: Images from the portfolios of photography students is curated by Robyn Wishna lecturer in photography at the Park School at Ithaca College. The work is eclectic and shows the different perspectives with which students approach their work. The images displayed include work from the portfolios of Christian Savini, Hristina Tasheva and Noah Levin among others.

Hung in New Fiction and the North Reading Room this exhibit will be on display through mid-November.

This is the third exhibit in the series "A Year of Art, 2016" and is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Grant, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.

Past meets Present – The changing built environment of Tompkins County is sponsored by Historic Ithaca and uses re-photography – the merging of historical images with new photographs of the same site – to capture the growing and evolving architectural fabric of Tompkins County. 

State Theatre

Photography students at Tompkins Cortland Community College created these montages as part of the celebration of Historic Ithaca, Inc.’s founding in 1966.

This exhibit will be on display in the North Reading Room and between the bookstacks through mid-November.

Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Ithaca City of Asylum is an exhibit of photos, books and newspaper articles about the authors sponsored by Ithaca City of Asylum over the passed 15 years. As well as this exhibit, events are also being held at the Kitchen Theater on Sunday September 25.

This exhibit coincides with Banned Books Week when TCPL celebrates the Freedom to Read, and, with the Ithaca City of Asylum, supports the right of all authors to write and publish their work free from Government suppression.

In conjunction with this exhibit and in support of personal freedom worldwide, Amnesty International Group #73, Ithaca, NY, presents a photographic exhibit “Yemen: the Forgotten War.” 
Rawan Shaif

This exhibit features the work of photojournalist, Rawan Shaif, covers the life of ordinary people and the humanitarian crises in the war in the Yemen

This exhibit is funded by Special Initiative Fund of Amnesty International USA in order to advocate and inform people about the situation in Yemen.

A special opening reception for these four exhibits is being held in conjunction with Gallery Opening Night on Friday, October 7 from 5 to 8 PM. Entry to these exhibits after the library closes at 6:00 PM is through the BorgWarner Community Room door, behind the bus shelter on Green Street.