Scott Hitz Puppets
Scott Hitz is 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. Hitz, an Ithaca resident for the last five years, will be sharing his chosen art of puppetry with the Tompkins County community through the many different programs and classes we have planned throughout the year here at TCPL. The final enterprise of his tenure will be a giant parade-style puppet, called the Ithaca Giant, which he will design with the help of the community. You can see some of Scott’s creations in the wall cases along the Avenue of the Friends. You can meet Scott at the First Friday Gallery Night on April 5 at 5:30 when he will do a puppet presentation followed by a Q and A session and a discussion that kicks off the question: Just who is the Ithaca Giant?
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: Disparity and Continuity
April - June
Gideon Gerlt, Curator
Gerlt has assembled the works of students and professionals from Cornell, Georgia, Hawaii, and Alaska in the fields of planetary geology and marine ecology, architects emphasizing variable site planning, and visual artists exploring microscopic, cosmic and internal landscapes. The collision of ideas will represent an enticing display of disparate commonality. This exhibit will highlight the role of creativity in innovative research across a wide platform of practices.
April and May
North Reading Room
Comic narratives through the art form of comic expression, presented by Paulina Velázquez Solis and Melisa Crumrine.
Avenue of the Friends Wall Cases
As part of the library’s Finger Lakes Collects initiative, Cap Cooke shares his bluegrass collection with the community.