March Gallery Night to showcase We Are Ithaca display

ITHACA NY FEBRUARY 28, 2018 — The We Are Ithaca portrait project, a series of individual portraits of people who compose Ithaca’s rich community, is making its way to March’s Gallery Night, a walking tour of downtown Ithaca’s galleries and other art display sites.

This month’s Gallery Night takes place Friday, March 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 13 downtown locations. The We Are Ithaca exhibit will be on display at Community Arts Partnership (CAP) Artspace.

While viewing the We Are Ithaca exhibit, observers will come face-to-face with photographic portraits of neighbors, friends, coworkers, and a plethora of individuals – all of whom have a role in the Ithaca experience. The collective results provide an informative and inspirational visual foundation to a vibrant community celebration and a valuable historic snapshot of Ithaca to be shared with future generations.

We Are Ithaca, a series of portraits of people who live, work, and/or play in the Ithaca community, will be on display at the Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace during March’s Gallery Night. Gallery Night is Friday, March 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 13 downtown Ithaca locations.

At the heart of We Are Ithaca is the photographic portrait project carried out by Project Director/photographer Robyn Wishna and a small group of Ithaca College Park School of Communication students and volunteers.

Also, during Gallery Night, visit Buffalo Street Books in the Dewitt Mall, where Traveling Through Glass, an art and poet publication with works from visual artists Patricia Brown and poet Lisa Harris, will be available.

One of their pieces, a colorful painting created by Brown while a dancing model moved to readings of poetry written by Harris, is the cover image on this month’s Gallery Night booklet.

Gallery Night visitors will also want to view the impressive exhibits at Gallery Night’s other participating locations: Cellar d’Or, Benjamin Peters, State of the Art Gallery, Handwork, New Roots Charter School, Sunny Days of Ithaca, Community School of Music and Arts, Press Cafe, Hilton Garden Inn, The History Center of Tompkins County, and Mimi’s Attic. Details about the exhibits that will be on display at these sites are located in the Gallery Night booklet which will be available at Gallery Night’s participating locations. Gallery Night information is also available at

Gallery Night is presented and sponsored by Tompkins Trust Company, supported by the Community Arts Partnership and with90.1, and organized by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance.