First Friday Gallery Night


On the first Friday of each month, many of the art galleries in Ithaca stay open late to participate in Gallery Night which is organized by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance. Ithaca Generator participated in the most recent Gallery Night on May 3 and we had a blast talking creativity with all of the folks who visited.

We had three interactive exhibits. In our front room we featured work by a visiting artist from RIT’s Interactive Games and Media program, W. Michelle Harris. Harris installed an interactive projection that she programmed using processing. The interactive piece was a mosaic made from hundreds of tiny pictures that “revealed themselves” to the viewer as they moved closer to the projection. Additionally, Harris hung some of her prints in our space (which was a bit of a challenge, but we finally got there).

In our workshop, Chris Westling set up his makerbot and gave demos on 3D printing all night. Many of the visitors had heard of 3D printing but had not yet seen a printer in action so it was pretty cool.

In our front hall, Laurence and Marty displayed and created digital art using the “ArtRack” that Laurence and his welding students designed and built. Stay tuned: the Art Rack will ride again in the Ithaca Festival parade on Wednesday 5/29.

Thanks to all who came out. Pressbay Alley, where we’re located, was a great place to be on Gallery Night. We had The Arcades Project all around us and the Food Truck Round Up in the parking lot next door. We were psyched to be in the heart of  the action and had a blast talking to so many folks in the arts community.



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