Who Is Me?
April 6 – June 26, 2018
Who is Me? caresses the tongue of AAVE (African American Vernacular English) to tackle the biggest existential question of all: Who am I? This April through June, x rance curates their first exhibition in an effort to strip down assumptions and preconceived notions of folx with marginalized identities. The exhibit will highlight the intersectionality of each featured artist's identity, allowing this group of ten artists to express their authentic truths, uncensored and unfiltered. Made possible through a grant from the Community Arts Partnership.
June - July
Debra Abbey shares her hat collection with our community. The display includes hats she has collected since 1975. On display through July.
Still I Rise
July – September, 2018
Do obstacles define us? Or can our true identities break through the obstacles imposed upon us by outside forces and even ourselves?
In this show, artists from Tompkins County use mediums of drawing, painting, collage, music, dance, poetry, and more to express their thoughts around these questions. The exhibit is curated by Laura Rowley and is made possible by a CAP grant from the Community Arts Foundation. The exhibit runs until September 23, 2018.
At our First Friday/Gallery Night opening on July 6, from 6 – 8 pm, there will also be an live dance installation piece at 6:30 pm choreographed by Karen Koyanagi and performed by five local dancers. The Pop Up Open Art Hive will also join us for the opening.
Recognizing Women's Right to Vote in New York State
July 6 – 27, 2018
South Central Regional Library Council and the Empire State Library Network has partnered with the Digital Public Library of America on the exhibit Recognizing Women's Right to Vote in New York State. This exhibit looks beyond the traditional Women's Suffrage narrative and explores the history behind the movement that made New York State such an important place in the fight for Women's Suffrage.
On July 6, The History Center will present a complementary talk on Women's Suffrage by Karen Pastorello, PhD, at 6:00 PM at its State Street location.
We Are Ithaca
September 1 - October 21, 2018
TCPL is proud to exhibit We Are Ithaca, a project that uses the power of the photography to engage diverse communities within our city in dialogue and celebration of our complex identity. WE ARE ITHACA hosted 28 portrait sessions throughout Ithaca and photographer Robyn Wishna made portraits of more than 1,200 Ithacans. People were also invited to share something about themselves on video. The resulting images are being displayed at TCPL, a book and short documentary are in progress and dozens of portraits are on display on the Commons. The project was made possible and in collaboration with the Park Foundation and Community Arts Partnership.
Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal
October 1 – 19, 2018
The Western New York Library Resources Council and the Empire State Library Network has partnered with the Digital Public Library of America on an exhibit, Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal. The Erie Canal is one of the most famous manmade bodies of water in the world, and is integral to the history of New York State. When the first shovel of earth was turned near Rome, New York, on July 4, 1817, no public works project of this magnitude had ever been attempted anywhere in the world. Now, two hundred years later, this exhibit takes you inside the history, influence, and culture of the canal.