Infinity In a Box
Avenue of the Friends
Boxes hold things—they both hide and protect the contents. Shadow boxes, on the other hand, show little worlds just as dollhouses do. Children have puppet theatres to present dramas with some characters as small as fingers. Set designers create mock-ups for scenes in boxes. Boxes both show and contain. Like an artist beginning a drawing, the edges of the piece and space inside are the first considerations when the creator begins to work. These boxes may also hold what a world can be: outer space, different worlds, or new versions of reality. Artists include Chris Coronel, Ariel Bullion Ecklund, Carla Elizabeth, Jim Garmhausen, Stephan Petrella, Gary Rith, Maude Rith, Laura Rowley, Leeny Sack, Werner Sun, Emily Millen Walsh. Curated by Maude Rith. Made possible (in part or in full) with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Community Arts Partnership.
Space For Recovery
North Reading Room
Clients from Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services have created works in their interpretation of Space. Throughout the past year, CARS has seen many clients come and go through the outpatient and residential programs in Ithaca and Trumansburg, NY. Some clients were willing to share their ideas and stories through their artwork. The only information they were told was the theme of the art show was “space." These works are what the clients have created—some have chosen to share their names, and some wished to remain anonymous. Thank you to all who have shared their art with the Ithaca community. We wish them all the best in their journey to a life of recovery. Curated by Monica Weimer, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.
Avenue of the Friends Wall Cases
Artwork by Billy Coté, a musician and artist living in Ithaca, NY. In 2018, he decided to make 400 collages/paintings, using mainly 2.5x2.5 inch canvases. These are some of them. His band, Madder Rose, will be releasing a new record later this summer.
Help Scott Hitz Creat the Ithaca Giant!
Scott Hitz, the recipient of an “Artist in Community Grant,” a program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the local Community Arts Partnership, needs the community’s help to build the story for the giant parade-style puppet called the Ithaca Giant, which he will create during his tenure. If you love creating stories, and characters and using your imagination in general, come join us for a community interactive event on on July 18, August 15, and September 19 from 6 – 8 pm in the Borg Warner Room.
Each workshop will focus on a different aspect of telling the Giant’s story: writing, visual representation, and physical manifestation. You’re welcome to participate in any and all workshops you’d like. Workshops will be active, engaging, and fun, and pizza and drinks will be provided!
Made possible (in part or in full) with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Community Arts Partnership.