Tompkins County Art & Entertainment News

Michael Sampson: Always Making Art


“Early on I was always drawing things…My grandmother recalled that I liked drawing feet as a child. At 7 or 8 I also started playing sports, I was in Little League, and I collected baseball cards,” said local artist Michael Sampson. “But I was always drawing when I was at home.” “My mother had Andrew Wyeth prints on our walls […]

Artist Alley and The Gallery: Creating Art Space


When Andy Sciarabba and a group of local partners decided on December 31, 2004, to take on the challenge of converting the huge 288,000 sq.ft. National Cash Register-Axiom  buildings to become the South Hill Business Campus, across the street from Ithaca College, they had all the essential skills and contacts to create a successful business park. Linda Luciano was hired […]

State of the Art Gallery holds juried show


The challenge of running the annual State of the Art Gallery Juried Show is also what makes it fun: sifting through 253 pieces from 95 hopefuls, narrowing down the submissions from nine different states to just 71 selected pieces from 61 artists. That task belongs to five people on the juried art show panel, and it comes with some heartbreak […]

Pirates take the stage at Groton Elementary School


The Groton Junior High School Drama Club (JHSDC) is set to take the stage for its production of “Silver’s Secret,” a pirate’s tale in one act written by Charlotte Nixon, Thursday, Nov. 16. Due to the mitigation of water damage in the high school auditorium, the JHSDC will not only be performing on the elementary school cafetorium stage, it will […]


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