Materials of the Self
October 5 through December 14
We close our year of exploring identity through art with Materials of the Self. For this final exhibit, members of the TCPL art exhibit committee reached out to local artists whom they felt expressed themselves through their art in ways that spoke to them personally. Artists include Grant, Jen Lightfoot, Ursula Hilsdorf, Gerry Monaghan, Amanda Marie Mulholland, and Jari Poulin. We hope you have enjoyed this journey through identity.
The exhibit will open on Gallery Night, October 5, and feature live music by Remanu Panther beginning at 6:15.
Art Reaction: Creative Writing in Response to Materials of the Self will take place on October 29.
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.
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.
Draw a Line------------
Mid-November through February 2019
North Reading Room
This exhibit represents a unique collaboration between library staff and Amy Sara Carroll’s Society for the Humanities Spring 2018 graduate seminar “Undocumentation.” The seminar began as a drawing workshop where Carroll asked her students to sketch from memory the Mexico-US border. The responses illustrated the complexities of the border’s current configurations in US, Mexican, and global imaginaries. Then the students engaged with maps from Olin Library’s Map and Geospatial Information Unit. From this open-ended assignment, the exhibit "DRAW A LINE - - - - - - - - - -" emerged. Students rethought, remediated and reworked their projects with revisions influenced by assigned seminar readings and viewings and by conversations about immigration and free trade.
Human Rights Commission Art Contest
December 8 through January
In the Stacks