Art in Tompkins County: Then and Now II




Gallery artists open the new year with art that reflects Ithaca’s past and present. State of the Art will celebrate Tompkins County Bicentennial with half of our artists having shown their work in January, and the other half in February.

This month’s artists: Eva Capobianco, Gurdon Brewster, Daniel McPheeters, Jane Dennis, Janet Sherman, Margaret Reed, Margy Nelson , Shirley Hogg , Erin Deneuville , Barbara Mink , Patty Porter , Connie Zehr , Stan Bowman, Mary Ann Bowman



gallery night SOAG july 14State of the Art artists Jane Dennis and Terry Plater will show their work in a two-person show titled “Introspective” at the gallery in July.  Dennis uses sewn metal, collaged wood and printed paper to create sculpture about the mind.  Plater’s paintings, in oils as well as water-based and dry media, tell or invite stories meant to challenge the mind as well as the eye. 


Reception for the artists:  Friday, July 11, 5-8pm, Gallery Night in downtown Ithaca

Show dates are July 2-27. 

Gallery hours:  Wed. – Fri., 12-6pm; Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm.  120 W. State Street/Martin Luther King, Jr. Street. The gallery is ADA accessible with curbside parking Contact info:  607-277-1626,

Terry Plater and Jane Dennis

“Immigration and Biography” will be the first show of 2012 at State of the Art Gallery and it will feature the work of the gallery’s two newest members, Jane Dennis and Terry Plater.  The title reflects both Dennis’s focus on immigration and Plater’s focus on portraiture and other subject matter that has narrative power.  Dennis will show mixed media sculpture and Plater, a painter, will show portraits and landscapes.

A reception for the artists will be held Friday, Jan. 6, 5-8pm with a wine tasting courtesy of Bet the Farm Winery of Aurora, New York.  Show dates are Jan. 4 -29, 2012. .  Gallery hours:  Wed. – Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm.  State of the Art is located at 120 W State Street and the gallery is ADA accessible with curbside parking.  Contact information:  607-277-1626

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