February Gallery Night features four highly skilled black artists and more

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Monthly art show happening tonight from 5 to 8 pm virtually and in-person

painting of a black person with items surrounding them

Downtown Ithaca’s February Gallery Night presented by Tompkins Trust Company will include works from four local black artists; one of them being Terrance Vann, an award-winning muralist, illustrator, and fine artist from Wilmington, Delaware who currently resides in Freeville, NY. One of Vann’s paintings in his “Reflections” exhibition is shown above. “Reflections” is his debut exhibition in the Finger Lakes region.

FEBRUARY 5, 2021 ITHACA NY — Gallery Night, downtown Ithaca’s monthly art show presented by Tompkins Trust Company, is tonight, February 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at galleries and businesses on and around the Commons and virtually on the Downtown Ithaca website.
In honor of Black History Month, a time to highlight the accomplishments of the black community, tonight’s art show features four highly skilled local black artists who have partnered with galleries to display recent works giving space for black voices and art.

These artists and the gallery locations include

• Terry Plater featured at Cat’s Pajamas (Dewitt Mall)
• Horton Daniel featured at Handwork, Ithaca’s Artisans Cooperative
• Adrina Dietra virtual video
• Award-winning muralist Terrance Vann featured at Community School of Music and Arts

In addition to the displays mentioned above, State of the Art Gallery artists Mary Ann Bowman, Stan Bowman, Ed Brothers, Eva Capobianco, Jane Dennis, Patricia Hunsinger, and Connie Zehr will showcase their Light, Color, Shadow exhibit. This showing includes paintings, photographs, mixed media, and sculpture. The show will be available until February 28. Plus, The Community Arts Partnership’s “CAP ArtSpace” will present a virtual exhibit of work from the Ithaca College Department of Art faculty. This display highlights diverse perspectives and media, and Press Cafe will display an in-person exhibition titled Writings On The Wall and curated by oil painter Koda Smith.
Also, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance, which organizes this monthly event, has selected roughly 30 of its favorite pieces from 2020’s popular exhibits. This “Best Of” collection will be featured in a virtual format on downtownithaca.com/gallerynightithaca.

While guests explore Gallery Night’s in-person art showings and window displays, they are advised to wear a face mask or facial covering, provide plenty of social distancing among your group, and be courteous of other individuals or groups viewing the art.

For those who cannot attend tonight’s event, you’ll be able to view the virtual and storefront windows exhibits throughout this month.
Additional Gallery Night details, including more information about the artists, are available at downtownithaca.com/gallerynightithaca.



Darlene M. Wilber, Communications Manager
Downtown Ithaca Alliance

ABOUT GALLERY NIGHT ITHACA: Gallery Night Ithaca presented by Tompkins Trust Company, a walkable and virtual tour of art openings and other special cultural events in and around downtown Ithaca, New York taking place from 5:00-8:00 PM on the first Friday of every month. With upwards of 20 venues to visit to explore each month, there is sure to be something that will catch your eye, whether you’re a seasoned collector or a first-time browser.
Gallery Night Ithaca is also made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership.

ABOUT THE DOWNTOWN ITHACA ALLIANCE: The Downtown Ithaca Alliance is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1997 and is in charge of the management, promotion, development, and revitalization of the Downtown Ithaca Business Improvement District. For more information, visit downtownithaca.com.