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Currently On View at CSMA

Kumi Korf - Tagasode: Kimono Project

June-July 2024 – Main Gallery

Gallery Night debuts June 7 from 5:00-8:00 pm, with a special reception.  The exhibition continues through July, closing on July 23.

Maria Barbosa • Cathy Bebout • Sas Colby • Scout Dunbar • Margo Klass • Kumi Korf • Matéa Lebeau • Mary Ellen Long • Miriam Schaer • Christa Wolf

In Japanese, Tagasode translates to “whose sleeves?” a phrase used in classical love poetry to evoke the memory of a woman through her empty kimono. For this exhibition, Kumi Korf gathered nine women artists, sent them kimonos and invited them to create artwork with the garments as the catalyst. Though the kimono itself seems a precious work of art, the prompt was to “be free”; an invitation to adventure, playful chaos, a brave step into the unknown.

Hours:
Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays

 

Watercolor Student Exhibit

July 2024 – Lower Gallery

Gallery Night debuts July 5 from 5:00-8:00 pm, with an exciting watercolor demonstration.  The exhibition closes .

Students from our current Watercolor Landscapes class taught by Jennifer Gibson, as well as any students from the past two years of CSMA’s watercolor classes, chose their favorite pieces from in-class or out of class assignments to display. Subjects include the landscape (both plein air and source photo work), still life, flowers, animals and even portraits. Join us on Gallery Night, July 5th, for an exciting watercolor demo in the Lower Gallery!

 

 

 

Past Exhibits

"Qui Sommes Nous???" with Artist Francisco Búrquez, a.k.a. Burkeaux

May-June, 2024 – Lower Gallery

Gallery Night debuts May 3 from 5:00-8:00 pm, with an artist talk starting at 6:30 pm.  The exhibition continues through May, closing on June 28.

Francisco Búrquez, a.k.a. Burkeaux, is a Mexican American artist born in Chula Vista, California. Now calling Canandaigua, NY his home, Burkeaux will be exhibiting his work in the lower gallery at CSMA.  To learn more about the artist, visit: https://www.burkeaux.com/.

“Qui Sommes Nous?”, translated, “Who Are We?” in French, is the question that sits at the epitome of all human mysteries. Where do we come from? What is our purpose? For millennia, religion, philosophy and science have ventured to answer this enigma without success. This compilation of art is an attempt to process this riddle using the manipulation of design, sound, language, photography, and any other media that serve in this exploration.

Hours:
Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays

 

 

“Art and the Science Behind Color (A Multisensory Experience)” with Artist Ivy Stevens-Gupta

April and May, 2024

Our first event, Gallery Night, debuts April 5 from 5:00-8:00 pm, with an artist talk starting at 6:30 pm.  The exhibition continues through April and May, closing on May 31.

Ithaca artist Ivy Stevens-Gupta invites you to experience the connections between color, art, science and inclusivity in the main gallery at CSMA. Learn about endangered animals, listen to mosquitoes mating, explore tactile surfaces, scratch and sniff, mazes, word searches, secret messages, and bioluminescent creatures. Stevens-Gupta is a 2023 NYSCA grant recipient.  The exhibit will be on display from April 5 -May 31, 2024. Visit the gallery Tuesday thru Friday, from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. To learn more about the artist, visit her website: Ivycreativedesigns.com or connect with her on Instagram @Ivystevensgupta.art.

Visit the show at CSMA, 330 East State Street, about a block away from the Commons, April 5 – May 31.

Hours:
Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays

 

 

Hispanic & Latino/x Exhibition

October & November, 2023

This captivating and enriching exhibit celebrates the rich tapestry of cultures that make up our vibrant community. The CULTURA-Latino Civic Association proudly presents this exhibition showcasing talented artists from around upstate NY, curated by Yen Ospina!

Visit the exhibit during CSMA’s open hours, or join us on the first Fridays in October and November to celebrate the beauty of our collective heritage and the power of art to bridge cultures and foster understanding. This event is not only an opportunity to appreciate the creativity of our local artists but also a chance to honor the uniqueness that each one of us brings to our diverse community.

 

Previously on view in the Gallery

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