LCL hosts special exhibits throughout the year featuring local artists in our downstairs Community Room. Shows typically run for a two-month period.
2020 January – February
Photography by Holly Hardie
“I take photographs of things that I like – sunrise, sunset, flowers, unusual places in the world and at home on our dairy farm.” For more pictures of the farm, follow Walnut Ridge Farm on Facebook and Instagram.
Bridget Alano: Portraits
Bridget is a senior at Lansing High School. She is also one of LCL’s chalkboard artists!
Gerry Monaghan: Sculptural Basketry
“Like Rumpelstiltskin, I am creating objects of art by weaving together the ubiquitous, the quotidian, and the ephemeral, instead of his straw. My work is sculptural basketry.
Tatlin meets Appalachian Craft tradition and beautiful organic forms take shape. Lila is a Hindu word which describes the play of the Gods. These works are my lila.
They are all about discovery through fun and games. They are math without the numbers. A simple set of rules guide each piece. Behind all this work, there is a language of materials and process that I have invented. Most of my materials cost pennies, and they weigh practically nothing. Everything is archival, toothpicks, skewers, cane, filter paper, ink, glue, wax, thread, and string offer infinite opportunities to become wall pieces, tableaux, mobiles.
Every piece leads to a new idea which in turn becomes the kernel of the next piece.
My highest goal for this work is to share making things with others.
2019 July – August
Kevin Mayer: Plein-air Landscapes
Kevin Mayer is a professional artist with decades of experience as a painter and teacher in college, community school, and privately. Kevin finds joy in painting the local landscape out in the open air and sharing that joy through teaching others to paint landscape in “plein-air.” A graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, he currently offers classes in drawing and painting both at his studio in Groton and under the open sky. For more information visit Atelier Arts Ithaca or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Lifetime of Art by Marian Scott
Marian Scott (1921-2011) drew and painted since she was 4 years old and inherited her artistic talent from her mother’s side of the family. In grade school she wrote and illustrated booklets, filled scrap books with her work and won a significant award for her artwork from the Detroit Free Press newspaper.
She majored in Fine Arts at Michigan State College (now University) and over the decades produced many drawings, paintings, block prints, murals, and other art forms. Before color photographic film became widely available, she hand-colored family photographs using special oil colors. She worked mainly from her own photographs, but did a few pleine air paintings.
After college and marriage, Marian lived in Churchville, NY near Rochester and taught painting and drawing in adult education at schools in Western New York in the 1950s and 60s. She painted in oil, acrylic, and watercolor, but the last picture she did was in colored pens. Her favorite artist was Michelangelo, and her most influential teacher was her mother. The paintings displayed here are from the collection of her daughter, Donna Scott, a Lansing resident.
The vibrant and playful watercolor paintings of Ithaca area artist Bethany LeBlanc capture dreamlike landscapes that range from surreal and enchanting to peaceful and soothing.
The scenes often spring forth from a place of indescribable emotion that is best captured by the brush so it can be properly shared.
Bethany has been creating these scenes since 2014 when a switch to watercolor sparked a new passion for exploring the interplay of colors and washes.
Born in Daytona, FL in 1987, Bethany has spent most of her life in the Ithaca area where she now lives with her husband and three children. Bethany’s children are a constant source of creative inspiration and often join her in the studio where she loves to teach and enjoy the exploration.