Plenty of new art exhibits to see at Downtown Ithaca’s June Gallery Night

Walkable tour set from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 7

More than two dozen artists will be showcasing their works during this month’s Gallery Night. This walking tour of the latest art exhibits at downtown’s galleries and businesses is happening from 5 to 8 p.m. this Friday, June 7, at 17 locations.

One of the stops on the art tour is Ten Forward Cafe, returning to Gallery Night after a brief hiatus. The cafe’s Futures Gallery will feature works by three local artists, painters Ivy Stevens GuptaSarah Rose, and Joyce Stillman, in an exhibit called Three Lives – Manifestations from the Dream World. Ten Forward is located on on the second floor of Autumn Leaves Used Books, 115 The Commons.

Another three-person show, featuring Margy NelsonStephan Phillips and Margaret Reeds’ work in an exhibit called “Offerings: Feasts for the Eye,” is happening at State of the Art Gallery (SOAG), 120 W. State St., between Thai Basil and Escape Ithaca. Just a short walk from SOAG, at Handwork Co-Op, 102 W. State St., Chet Salustri will be demonstrating his pottery making skills and discussing what inspires his work.

Attendees may then want to take the short walk to the new Tompkins Center for History and Culture, 110 N. Tioga St., where the Community Arts Partnership (CAP) ArtSpace in the Ithaca College Gallery will feature Minnie Jardine’s “Coming to Terms,” an exhibition of oil paintings she created while living in New Mexico for four years.

After guests visit the CAP ArtSpace, which is near the Commons, they should also stop at Benjamin Peters’ Mezzanine Gallery, 120 The Commons, where Evan D. Williams’ Eye Elsewhere (A 20-Year Retrospective), a series of selenium-toned photographs spanning two decades and four hemispheres, will be on display. 

Gallery Night will also showcase work from Leslie W. SandmanBarbara MinkHunter BuckJim BurlitchFernando LlosaLeslie Brack, Caroline Byrne, Shera Delia, Nancy Malina, Chris Oliver, Michelle Plunkett, Marsha Taichman, Robin Tropper-Herbel, Susan Keough, Sandy Wold, Mary Kay Marks, Domenica Brockman, and Alicia Dianne along with an arts collection from some of the New Roots Charter School students.  

Details about their exhibits and where they will be on display are available at gallerynightithaca.com. Attendees can also find information in the Gallery Night Booklet that will be available at participating locations — look for the light blue signs — during the event.

Gallery Night is presented and sponsored by Tompkins Trust Company, supported by the Community Arts Partnership and Maguire Hyundai Subaru, and organized by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance