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Gallery Night is August 1
First Saturday on the Art Trail is August 2
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At the CAP ArtSpace 
Gallery Night:
Friday August 1, 5pm to 8pm 

Kaleb Hunkele and Nathan Lewis
You Can Get There From Here
 
Kaleb Hunkele and Nathan Lewis of Standard Art Supply & Souvenir and Ulysses Bunker Press, present new work: You Can Get There From Here. Hunkele & Lewis’ collaboration across modes of production meets here in a series of work on paper that takes up common tropes like education, travel, domesticity, military service, agriculture, and business only to challenge and recharge them with new meaning. Each piece in the series is a large-scale screen print on handmade paper.
 
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Hilary Gifford in her Trumansburg studio, demonstrating painting silk
 
First Saturday on the Art Trail

Saturday, August 2, 10am-3pm 

Four artists will open their studios to the public.

 

No fee. Just go visit! 

Click here for a list of participating artists.

You can also get a flyer and learn more out each artist ArtTrail.com

For a full list of Gallery Night locations: GalleryNightIthaca.com

We hope you can visit! Gallery hours are Mon – Sat, 10am to 6pm and Sun, noon to 5pm.  The Gallery is located on the main floor of Center Ithaca on the Ithaca Commons. (171 E. State / Martin Luther King, Jr. Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.) Look for the “VISITOR CENTER” signs.

Tompkins County Artists: Get a grant

This just in from Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County:

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New SOS Grant Due August 11
Robin Schwartz, Program Director

The Community Arts Partnership has a new grant program.
SOS Tompkins (Strategic Opportunity Stipend) is 
designed to support opportunities that have the potential to significantly impact an artist’s professional career. Artists can apply for costs associated with these opportunities, such as travel costs, performance expenses, exhibition costs, and the like. SOS is not for the creation of work without a career building opportunity attached…

Download the guidelines and application at ArtsPartner.org.

Deadline is Monday, August 11, 2014 for opportunities from August 2014 through August 2015.  

While you are there, please also take a look at our

2015 Grants for Arts Programs (due October 6, 2014)

2014 Artist in Community Grant (due October 14, 2014)

2015 Arts Education Grant (due November 13, 2014)

Get Out the Vote poster contest

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please spread the word…
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act…
ACTION (Activists Committed to Interrupting Oppression Now)
is proud to announce our 1st annual
GET OUT THE VOTE Poster Contest
(Deadline: June 16, 2014)
Winning submissions will be displayed throughout our community
to encourage people to register & vote.

More

One of those very rare moments when I regret not living in NYC anymore

Design and Violence Debate: Debate III (MoMA):

Design and Violence is an ongoing online curatorial experiment that explores the manifestations of violence in contemporary society by pairing critical thinkers with examples of challenging design work. Contributors’ weekly essays have been published since November 2013, creating a body of opinion and a set of case studies that spark discussion and bring the ambiguous relationship between design and violence to center stage for designers and the people they serve—all of us.

Design and Violence is organized by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA; Jamer Hunt, Director, graduate program in Transdisciplinary Design, Parsons The New School for Design; and Michelle Millar Fisher, Exhibition Coordinator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA.

The third debate will center upon Temple Grandin’s “serpentine ramp,” a slaughterhouse design modification that attempts stress reduction and a more humane death for animals. Professor Gary L. Francione (Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers, and author, Eat Like You Care: An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals) and Nicola Twilley (editor/author of Edible Geography.com, co-founder of the Foodprint Project, and director of Studio-X NYC) will deliver debate motions, moderated by Design and Violence co-curator Paola Antonelli.

Postable intersectional social response graphics

I don’t know what else to call these? They’re very specific, what can I say. I made them to post on Pinterest and Twitter. I suppose they’re a little passive aggressive, but I’m not as confrontational as I used to be back in my Flickr heyday, and I like the idea of these perhaps being reusable and less direct than having on-the-spot dialogues. I don’t like making folks feel attacked or making them feel obliged to engage in dialogue. But I don’t mind if they see something I post.

This one is for Pinterest. I admit it, I like tipis. But they are not cool. Consider this a PSA. #cultural appropriation #racism

This one is for Pinterest. I admit it, I like tipis. They’re beautiful. But they are not something white people should use decoratively. Tents are fine, tipis, not fine. Consider this a PSA. #cultural appropriation #racism #interior design

This one is also for Pinterest. I never want to call anyone on these things, and I can't hide or block particular images (I think?). I guess I just wish folks cared more about whether interior designs include corpses. #fur #skin #rug #hide #leather #head #hunting #throw #sheepskin #lambskin

This one is also for Pinterest. I never want to call anyone on these things, and I can’t hide or block particular images (I think?). I guess I just wish folks cared more about whether interior designs include corpses. #fur #skin #rug #hide #leather #throw #sheepskin #wool #sheep #animal #lambskin #vegan #violence #ethics

Dudes, please. Just do this. I shouldn't have to say it. #mansplaining #sexism #patriarchy #privilege #communication #microaggressions #equality #feminism

Dudes, please. Just do this. I shouldn’t have to say it. #mansplaining #sexism #patriarchy #privilege #communication #microaggressions #equality #feminism

I’m going to go post these on Pinterest right now, and will probably continue to do so whenever I’m feeling annoyed by photos of tipis and sheepskins, and whenever I’m getting particularly tired of the #mansplaining.

(I love everyone, by the way. I live by Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s words, “We should regard those who point out our faults as if they were pointing out treasure” and work hard at rooting out and working against my own racist cultural appropriation, my own whitesplaining, and my own oppression of animals of many species, including sweatshop workers and other humans. So call this a cultural critique, not a personal one. Please know that I’m taking issue here with actions and not people, and that I critique my own actions even more critically. These graphics are offered in a spirit of good humor and arty experimentation, as a public way to work out a frustration with something happening in a public forum. Peace and love!)

I have more of these planned, I think. Let me know if you have any intersectional gripes you want drawn / written, or make your own and tell me about them. If you know of other art like this I’d love to hear about it.

And please tell me what you think of these. I’m deciding if I want to be at all negative; I’d been trying so hard to be positive for a while that I was lacking in honesty, but I’m still very much up in the air about it. Thanks for your opinions and ideas!

Awesome events coming up in Ithaca

If you liked these links you may like these too! More events and workshops, these ones all in Ithaca:

Links: Native landscaping, listening, governments, fracking

Metaphor and climate change

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Elevator Music and Art Gallery

@New Roots Charter School (116 North Cayuga Street/The Clinton House)

new roots Opening Friday 7th: 5 to 7PM

Still Life with Calving Iceberg

By Maria Driscoll McMahon

“Still Life with Calving Iceberg” is an installation incorporating sculpture and drawing which explores the adolescent condition and identity formation through a central metaphor taken from the natural world: an iceberg that is falling apart, or “calving,” evoking not only catastrophic environmental destruction, but through a metaphor within a metaphor, a baby animal domesticated almost exclusively in rural areas.

Visit newrootsschool.org or call (607) 882-9220.

TODAY: Celebrate People’s History Art Show at the Ink Shop

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Art Opening Friday, April 5th – Ink Shop Printmaking Center

People’s History: This show, curated by Ryan Clover-Owens, will feature artwork from the Just Seeds Artists’ Collective, a group of contemporary artists who have addressed a myriad of topics in the “Celebrate People’s History” series, from Emma Goldman and Malcom X to the Occupation of Alcatraz and the Zapatista uprising in Mexico. The show is an educational program of the Durland Alternatives Library at Cornell University and is comprised of about 60 posters.

Ink Shop Printmaking Center (2nd floor)
at Community School of Music and Arts
330 MLK Street / E. State Street 1st floor
Legacy Foundation Gallery Hallway Ithaca, NY 14850

Ink Shop Hours: Tuesday to Friday 12 -6 PM, Sat 12-4 PM; CSMA Hours: Monday-Thursday 10-6 and Friday 9-5

Contact: The Ink Shop 607 277-3884
Email: artists@ink-shop.org Web site: www.ink-shop.org

Event listing at AlternativesLibrary.org »