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    Warmth & Hues | Works by Yen Ospina

    This exhibit highlights the work of local artist Yen Ospina. Her wonderful images are created digitally on her iPad using the procreate app. She scans textile fabric and textured paper, and collages images together to create her final pieces. Yen is a Queer Colombian-American self-taught artist, illustrator and muralist. Her work depicts her own interpretation of folk and art nouveau. Through earth tone colors, ornamental layouts, and meticulous detail, the work challenges viewers to delve beyond aesthetic allure and allow mysticism to guide their interpretation. Influences come from years of exposing herself to antique art (such as Gustav Klimt & Alphonse Mucha), furniture, and literature. In addition to creating gallery pieces, Yen is a local muralist. Work for Sale: All prints are available on her website: yenospina.com. Follow her journey on Instagram @yenospina "Thank you for supporting BIPOC ART!" The Community Arts Partnership thanks our generous year-round CAP ArtSpace sponsor, the Tompkins Trust Company.

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    Mink Gallery July 2020

    Barbara Mink Artist Biography Barbara Mink was born in Buffalo, New York, started painting in 1998, and studied with Stan Taft, Bill Benson, and the late Bente King and Thomas Buechner. Her latest body of work is on unprimed canvas and linen, balancing exuberant color with a geometrical rigor. “I grew up with art all around me. My father was an abstract painter, and Buffalo featured a wonderful modern art gallery and a lively arts scene. I started painting relatively late, and went through as many styles, subjects, and media as I could, before coming happily to rest in a world of the spare, the muted, and the geometric. Now I am back to color and texture, but incorporating some of the architectonic lines I love.” A Summa cum Laude graduate of SUNY Buffalo, she moved to Ithaca, New York in 1976 where she pursued a PhD in Comparative Literature, was a freelance actor in television and radio commercials, News Director of WHCU radio station, and received an MA degree in History from Cornell University in 1986. In 1989 Mink was elected to the Tompkins County Legislature and served for 12 years. In 2001 she founded the Light in Winter Festival of Science and Art. She has taught oral and written communication for MBAs at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management since 1986. Mink is an active member of the Greater Ithaca Art Trail, as well as the Buffalo Society of Artists and the Western New York Artists Group. She is represented by Art Matters Consultants in Washington, DC, Velvenoir Austria for European sales, and Indigo Art Consultants, London England. Her work can be found in collections throughout the United States and Europe. Barbara Mink Artist Statement I am exhilarated by creating and counterbalancing formal oppositions of line and color, form and space, light and dark, organic and architectonic, diffusion and thickening, surface and depth. I struggle to bring out the mysterious and ineffable beyond the mundane. Even when tending toward the monochromatic, color is always an important part of my work: it is energy, emotion, life. Whatever I devise in terms of hue, saturation, and vibrancy must be met with a restraining force or structure, and I increasingly explore processes that set different qualities of color, pigment, and texture against each other. I do believe that beauty affects not only how we feel but how we behave. I think we’re hardwired to appreciate beauty in music, art and literature; as the daughter of an artist, I imbibed the principles of art making and great art at an early age, and am constantly seeking new directions rather than staying with one style or point of view.

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    Transitions and Reflections: Abstract Art During a Pandemic

    23 May 2021 – 23 May 2022

    During 2020, many artists had to adapt to life during a pandemic. Galleries closed, exhibits were postponed indefinitely, workshops were cancelled, and a strong shift occurred to viewing art virtually. Two Ithaca artists reflect on staying energized and optimistic during this surreal time. Abstract artists Barbara Mink and Ivy Stevens-Gupta’s exhibit “Transitions and Reflections” highlights paintings created during COVID-19. Social distancing and long hours in the studio are typical behavior for many artists. But, how does an artist create art not knowing when or if their work will be exhibited, and when anxiety about the future can often be debilitating? Also weighing heavily on their minds were thoughts of people losing their jobs, food insecurities, racial injustice, political unrest and oh so many shuttered businesses. Organizing one’s studio, exploring new painting techniques, honing websites and social media presence, while learning to navigate Zoom interviews and teach virtually were all ways they choose to move forward. Both artists poured their hearts into creating emotional pieces that infused color, texture and intuition, that healed their hearts and lifted their spirits. Giving back to your community is a great way to heal and a portion of proceeds from this exhibit will go to support Foodnet Meals on Wheels. Visit their websites at IvyCreativeDesigns.com and BarbaraMink.com

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    Democracy and the Arts: Rejoice the Vote

    CAP ArtSpace in the Ithaca College Gallery, Tompkins Center for History & Culture 110 N. Tioga St| www.artspartner.org/ LIVE AND VIRTUAL EXHIBIT: Democracy and the Arts: Rejoice the Vote Rejoice the Vote, is a local organization that also works statewide. As John Lewis taught us “The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democracy.” This exhibit features artwork from the Rejoice the Vote Art Contest, which was created to engage artists and the public around voting rights and history. Rejoice the Vote asked for original designs that inspired people, especially young people, to vote and highlight activists and heros (historical or contemporary) who fought or continue to fight for voting rights. like Representative John C. Lewis (1940-2020). The majority of the pieces are by young people from Tompkins County and include drawings from Lehman Alternative School high school students. Founder Jeff Furman says, "This exhibit couldn’t be more timely as we witness a resurgence of voter suppression laws in more than 40 states." The Community Arts Partnership thanks our generous year-round CAP ArtSpace sponsor, the Tompkins Trust Company.

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    Virtual Ceramics Tompkins 2021

    CAP ArtSpace in the Ithaca College Gallery, Tompkins Center for History & Culture 110 N. Tioga St| www.artspartner.org/ Virtual Ceramics Tompkins 2021 Presented by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County's "CAP ArtSpace." This virtual group Ceramic exhibit features sculpture, functional items, and mosaics from 23 ceramicists living in Tompkins County or nearby. The Community Arts Partnership thanks our generous year-round CAP ArtSpace sponsor, the Tompkins Trust Company.

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    Portraits and Illustrations by Emily Sanders Hopkins

    Emily Sanders Hopkins is a writer, editor, and artist who writes and illustrates a popular weekly advice column newsletter called Emily Writes Back. Her cartoons have appeared in the New Yorker magazine and elsewhere, and her essay “Exotic” is included in the New York Times 2020 Notable Book Pretty Bitches, edited by Lizzie Skurnick. In 2015, Emily began drawing portraits of individuals and families. She has since drawn nearly 100. All of her portraits and many of her cartoons and illustrations are drawn in pen and ink on paper before being colored digitally. Emily helps raise money for the Cornell Prison Education Program and serves as President of the TCPL Library Foundation Board of Directors. Prints of Emily Sanders Hopkins’s portraits and illustrations are available for $40 each. Prints of her cartoons are available for $40 each. http://www.esrhopkins.com The Community Arts Partnership thanks our generous year-round CAP ArtSpace sponsor, the Tompkins Trust Company.

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    Lindy Cummings, Ice is Nice @ Hilton Garden Inn

    Hilton Garden Inn-Downtown Ithaca 130 E Seneca Street Ithaca, New York 14850 Lindy Joy Cummings Ice is Nice It's winter and time for ice. Lindy loves to photograph ice and Ithaca loves to produce ice! Great combo. Come and see the results! Lindy was born in Western NY and has lived in Ithaca for over 40 years. She has been photographing ice for at least 6 years now. She ONLY photographs ice. Most of her work is macro. She has invented her own techniques to get the light and color into the ice. These techniques are very different from normal photography rules. This allows you to see ice like never before. There is beauty in everything...even stuff we don't like.

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    Reflections, by Terrance Vann @ CSMA

    05 Feb 2021 – 26 Mar 2021

    Terrance is an award-winning muralist, illustrator and fine artist from Wilmington, Delaware who currently resides in Freeville, NY. Going under the moniker “Terranceism” or “IsmBoy,” his work captures a vivid Afro Surrealist Expressionism in a signature style that makes for an one-of-a-kind viewing experience. “Reflections” is an exhibition featuring past and unseen paintings, and acts as a review to share how his work has grown through time. This marks his first showing since going on over a years long hiatus from studio painting. “Reflections” is also his debut exhibition in the Finger Lakes region . Terrance is an active art instructor with CSMA and has become involved in several mural projects locally, most recently transforming the Reuse center on Elmira Rd. into a vibrant landmark to be enjoyed by all.

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    2020 In Review: Presented by the Downtown Ithaca First Friday Gallery Night!

    2020 is finally behind us and what a crazy year it was. So much change occurred and as a community we all had to adapt to what was happening around us. As we begin this new year let’s take some time to look back on some of the better moments we had. This month’s Gallery Night not only features new exhibits, we have put together a Gallery Night: Year in Review. A collection of pieces from each month of 2020. Let’s reflect on some of the brighter moments of this last year through the lens of art.

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    State of the Art Gallery Showing at Hilton Garden Inn

    Patty Porter, Eva Capobianco, Margaret Nelson, Jay Hart Patty Porter- Patty Porter, an expressive realistic painter, uses a trip to Umbria, Italy and local landscapes to give the viewer a sense of getting away while actually traveling only in their mind. Eva Capobianco-Ms. Capobianco earned her BFA at C.W. Post in Long Island and then moved to New York City in 1977. Living and working in Manhattan, and then later on Staten Island, she exhibited in numerous group and solo shows in the city and around the country. After numerous visits, she fell in love with Ithaca and moved here in 2001. She has been a member of State of the Art Gallery since 2004. Margaret Nelson-Margaret Nelson is an artist in multiple media, including watercolors, digital art, and fabric soft sculpture, who draws much of her inspiration from the natural world. She is a member of the State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, and of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Jay Hart-Jay Hart's lifelong mapping career has culminated in a collection of regional renderings which use DEM (heights within pixels) as foundation material, or as a means to emphasize terrain shadows within overlaid imagery giving a 3D effect. There are over 1200 titles on my website: www.earthpattern.com.

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    Ink Shop Printmakers | 20/20 Hindsight Portfolio

    04 Sep 2020 – 02 Oct 2020

    Following a successful joint project honoring the tenth anniversary of both studios in 2009/10, Ink Shop Printmakers are collaborating once again with Limerick Printmakers on an ambitious print project. Each printmaker created an edition of 21 prints, with both studios receiving a full set of prints from each studio. The theme of ’20 Years of Change’ welcomes a wide set of interpretations and allows for diverse responses from participants. The project features 33 printmakers in total. All work will be exhibited together in both Ireland and the US and will become part of each studio’s permanent archive. Both portfolios are currently on exhibit and can be seen by appointment in the Ink Shop Studio Gallery and in this virtual gallery. Showing Sept 4th through Oct 2nd.

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    Limerick Printmakers | 20 Years of Change

    04 Sep 2020 – 02 Oct 2020

    Following a successful joint project honoring the tenth anniversary of both studios in 2009/10, Limerick Printmakers are collaborating once again with The Ink Shop on an ambitious print project. Each printmaker created an edition of 21 prints, with both studios receiving a full set of prints from each studio. The theme of ’20 Years of Change’ welcomes a wide set of interpretations and allows for diverse responses from participants. The project will feature up to 36 printmakers in total. All work will be exhibited together in both Ireland and the US in late 2020 and will become part of each studio’s permanent archive. The Limerick prints can be seen by appointment in the Ink Shop Studio Gallery and in a virtual gallery.

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    Johnny Dowd and Jennifer Edmondson, Lockdown 2020

    Johnny Dowd and Jennifer Edmondson, Lockdown 2020. Johnny Dowd: i was born in ft worth texas in 1948. my childhood was normal as was my adulthood. at some point i learned to play guitar. when i tired of that i began drawing. the future is uncertain. Jennifer Edmondson: I've been drawing my whole life. I played music with Johnny for a little while, but this collaboration has more of me in it. I hope lots of these pieces go away because my house is kind of filling up.

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    Modern Comfort 2020 at CSMA

    05 Jun 2020 – 01 Sep 2020

    Modern Comfort 2020 curated by Kim Stone, President, Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild Extended through August! Curated by the Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild (IMQG), this virtual exhibition reflects the vibrant innovation and creative vitality of the quilters who are part of the modern quilting community in and around Ithaca. The show is organized around four design aesthetics that are common to modern quilting—Modern Traditionalism, Negative Space, Improvisation, and Asymmetry. The quilts range in size from a diminutive piece barely a foot square, to wall hangings and lap quilts, to the bed-size benefit quilt the guild created and generously donated to CSMA for fundraising. The benefit quilt, “The Early Birds Organize Their Stash,” is aptly named for its spring theme, celebrated with gorgeous design and stitchery. This quilt has been installed inside CSMA's main window for up-close viewing from outside the building at 330 E. MLK/State Street, as well as virtual viewing within the exhibition. Silent auction bids may be made at www.32auctions.com/CSMAquilt from June 5 through July 31 to benefit CSMA. In this time of quarantining and social distancing, "normal" or "traditional" ways of living can seem lost to us. We hope this show gets you excited about the power and beauty of innovating in the midst of unfamiliar circumstances. We hope these quilts inspire you to figure out a new normal, by imagining your own interpretations of modern comfort. What is modern quilting? Modern Comfort 2020 is a collection of quilts made by members of the Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild. What is “modern” quilting, you may ask, and how does it differ from traditional quilting? This is a question that we have been exploring in our textile creations. The phrase “traditional quilts” conjures in the mind a familiar image: a set of exquisitely crafted quilt blocks, like the knife-point artistry of a five-pointed star block or the squared off symmetry of a log cabin block, all arranged in a neat grid of repeated rows. In the 21st century, modern quilting respects the rich history of traditional techniques, but is also inspired by the innovative aesthetics of three distinctive American quilting movements. Amish quilt designs and stitching techniques have influenced modern quilting, which is ironic considering that Amish communities eschew modern technologies in their pursuit of a simple spiritual lifestyle. Although Amish quilts have been made by women since the 19th century, they were “discovered” by the rest of America in the 1960s, and soon became treasured collector’s items. Early Amish quilters wove the fabrics themselves and dyed them with natural pigments, which produced bold solid colors with textured variations. Women would gather together in quilting bees to stitch the quilts with distinctive Germanic designs. Quilting circles were an important source of creative community for Amish women, as well as an important learning environment for Amish girls. The clean, graphic design of Amish quilters, their use of solid color fabrics, and their emphasis on community continue to influence modern quilting today. Art quilts—textile expressions of liberating creativity, emerged out of the feminist craft movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Rather than follow the predictable patterns and blocks used in traditional quilting, these female artists based their designs on their own life experiences, images, and concepts. Many were academically trained artists who turned to textiles as their medium of expression. They changed the idea of the quilt from a utilitarian domestic object into contemporary fine art. The first exhibit of art quilts, at the Whitney Museum in 1971, was titled Abstract Design in American Quilts. Instead of being draped over beds or piled up at county fairs like traditional quilt displays, art quilts in the Whitney exhibit were hung, one by one, on gallery walls with explanatory labels, as pieces of fine art in their own right. Reviews of the show compared the quilts to paintings by such abstract expressionists as Mark Rothko and Frank Stella. Art quilts are now regularly collected by museums across America. Today, modern quilters draw on the improvisational techniques of art quilting, and value the feminist emphasis on individual creativity. The African-American quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, are another community of female artists who have influenced the modern quilting movement. Located in a horseshoe bend of the Alabama River, Gee’s Bend was, for most of the 19th and 20th century, very isolated from the rest of the country. Free from the constraints of traditional white American quilting traditions, the women of Gee’s Bend developed their own piecing and quilting style. The Gee’s Bend quilts, utilitarian objects meant to warm the families living in unheated farmhouses, were stitched together from scraps of old clothes and other fabrics. This community of female artists drew on both African and Native American textile patterns learned from their ancestors for their designs. The quilts came to the attention of an American who collected African art in the 1990s, when he was organizing an exhibit of African-American vernacular art for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. The Gee’s Bend quilts were subsequently exhibited at the Museum of Fine Art in Houston in 2002, and today are considered to be one of the most important contributions of African-American visual art in the United States. Modern quilters today are inspired by the lively improvisational utility as well as the geometric clarity of the quilts of Gee’s Bend. The Modern Quilt Guild movement It seems fitting that our guild’s first show would be virtual because modern quilters first discovered each other online. As the Internet became more accessible in the early part of the 21st century, modern quilters shared ideas through early social media sites like Flickr, and through blog posts and email. Two influential modern quilt books were published in 2005 and became wildly popular. The fabric industry responded to this new interest by producing a wider array of solid color fabrics, as well as print fabrics influenced by mid-century modern design. Modern quilters organized online sewing bees, sending quilt blocks around the world and, in the process, activating a sense of global community. In 2009, two quilters formed the Modern Quilt Guild (the MQG), an organization aimed at fostering the growth of modern quilting through education, art exhibitions, and local community development. Local modern quilting guilds affiliated with the MQG proliferated in the ensuing years. Today, more than 12,000 quilters spread over six continents and 39 countries, continue to connect, both online and in person, at workshops, exhibits, and even a yearly convention—QuiltCon, to share their ideas, techniques, and artistry with one another. The Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild was organized by Pat Merkle in November 2002, at Quilter’s Corner, a locally owned fabric store in town. Our members come from as far away as Binghamton, Penn Yan, Horseheads, and Romulus. Some of us learned traditional quilting from our mothers, some of us began as traditional quilters and switched over to modern quilting, and some of us still create both traditional and modern works. Our guild continually explores concepts of modern quilting in workshops and challenges where we learn new piecing and quilting techniques together. We have “Show and Tell” at all of our meetings because we value each other’s work as sources of inspiration. And, in this Modern Comfort 2020 exhibit, we share our work with you. To purchase works for sale, please contact director@csma-ithaca.org.

    latest works

    • Ivy Stevens-Gupta

      Aquatic Tapestry
      52 x 40 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic on canvas
      USD 1600
    • Ivy Stevens-Gupta

      Perennial Purple
      6 x 6 x 1.7 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic & resin on cradled birch board
      USD 95
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    • Barbara Mink Bio
      40 x 60 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
    • Ivy Stevens-Gupta Bio
      40 x 60 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
    • Ivy Stevens-Gupta

      Rocky Shoreline
      6 x 6 x 1.7 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic on cradled birch board
      USD 95
    • Ivy Stevens-Gupta

      Alberta, Canada
      6 x 6 x 1.7 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic on cradled birch board
      USD 95
    • Ivy Stevens-Gupta

      Luscious Landscape
      18 x 18 x 1.7 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic & oil on cradled birch board
      USD 600
    • Ivy Stevens-Gupta

      Curtain Call
      12 x 12 x 1.7 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic & oil on cradled birch board
      USD 300
    • Ivy Stevens-Gupta

      Behind the Curtain
      12 x 12 x 1.7 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic & oil on cradled birch board
      USD 300
    • Ivy Stevens-Gupta

      Zen Balancing Act-Black & Green
      6 x 6 x 1.7 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic & resin on cradled birch board
      USD 95
    • Ivy Stevens-Gupta

      Finding Equilibrium
      6 x 6 x 1.7 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic & resin on cradled birch board
      USD 95
    • Ivy Stevens-Gupta

      You Rock-Indigo Blues!
      6 x 6 x 1.7 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic & resin on cradled birch board
      USD 95
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      Zen-Fuchsia Balancing Act
      18 x 18 inch (h x w)
      acrylic on birch board
      USD 600
    • Ivy Stevens-Gupta

      Orange You Glad It's a Party
      6 x 6 x 1.7 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic & resin on cradled birch board
      USD 95
    • Ivy Stevens-Gupta

      Viola's Party
      6 x 6 x 1.7 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic & resin on cradled birch board
      USD 95
    • Ivy Stevens-Gupta

      Party Time
      6 x 6 x 1.7 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic & resin on cradled birch board
      USD 95
    • Ivy Stevens-Gupta

      Peachy Party
      18 x 18 x 1.7 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic & resin on cradled birch board
      USD 600
    • Ivy Stevens-Gupta

      Perennial Yellow
      6 x 6 x 1.7 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic & resin on cradled birch board
      USD 95
    • Ivy Stevens-Gupta

      Perennial Pink
      6 x 6 x 1.7 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic & resin on cradled birch board
      USD 95
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