|This Friday’s event features architecture and artwork|
Seven Architectural Firms To Be Showcased Along
with Walkable Art Tour Set For 5 to 8 p.m. October 7
|Gallery Night, Downtown Ithaca’s monthly first Friday walking tour of art openings at galleries and other locations downtown promises an added burst of artistic talent on display on Friday, October 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In conjunction with Gallery Night and with support from the American Institute of Architects, seven Ithaca-based architecture, engineering and design firms will for the first time host an open house during Gallery Night — dubbed First Friday Studio Night designFIRM Crawl — where they will showcase their employees, projects, processes, and work environment and focus on building, planning, and design.
Like Gallery Night, the designFIRM Crawl is also free and open to the public.
During the designFIRM Crawl, attendees will be able to view each office’s latest work in sketches, 3-D visualization, and models; gain a better understanding of each firms’ efforts, leadership, and contributions to the community; ask professionals questions about working in the field or inquire about design; network with other professionals and explore different parts of the city in Ithaca’s beautiful fall weather. Participating locations can be found online at the Gallery Night website: http://gallerynightithaca.com.
At this month’s Gallery Night, attendees can delight in new art from Rob MacKenzie, former president and chief executive officer at Cayuga Medical Center, who will present his latest oil paintings inside Decorum Too in The Dewitt Mall, which features beautifully crafted home furnishings, and oriental rugs. While award-winning photographer Dewey Neild, known for the stunning images he captures of Ithaca’s waterfalls, gorges, parks and other attractions, will unveil his first set of waterfall puzzles at Sunny Days, 123 S. Cayuga St.
Community School of Arts and Music, 330 E. State St., will display some of the visual arts created by its faculty and students, John Lyon Paul will display his radiant paintings on glass that appear in his “The Light Fantastic” exhibit at Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace, 171 The Commons, and Gia Marmora, a third generation leather worker, will be demonstrating her leather working techniques at Handwork, 102 W. State St.
Looking for trendiest fall and winter fashions? Thrive Ethnic Fashion, 215 N Cayuga St., will showcase Katia Anible’s latest clothing collection. Created locally from salvaged and recycled fabric, Anible’s collection is inspired by natural color, endless comfort and the needs of the modern, eco conscious woman.
A complete list of participating locations, available displays and exhibits, and more can be found at www.downtownithaca.com.