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Sophomore Lauren Smith works on creating a masterpiece during a paint and sip event. The events offer people the ability to create their own pieces of art in a relaxed, judgement-free environment.

Paint and sip events bring out student’s inner Picasso

By Victoria Kellogg, Contributing Writer April 19, 2023
While painting, students simultaneously create a personalized masterpiece on a canvas while drinking a non-alcoholic beverage and call it a paint and sip party. 
The Exploratory Program offers the Business Pathways; the Humanities, Art and Social Sciences Pathways; the Park (Communications) Pathways; the Pre-health Professions Program and the Science, Math and Computing Pathways. 

Exploratory Program requires new students to pick concentrations

By Maddy Vogel, Contributing Writer April 5, 2023
Incoming students who join the Exploratory Program will have to choose a school concentration so they can explore programs within a known interest.
Sunlit Residency hosts short-term residencies for accepted applicants to pursue passion projects. The program resides in the former home of Sue-Je Lee Gage who died in May 2020.

Residency dedicated to life of professor welcomes 2023 cohort

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer March 29, 2023
The Sunlit Residency in Ithaca is preparing to welcome its summer 2023 cohort of artists, writers, scholars and activists.
With an eclectic style, appealing sense of symmetry and Caroline Polacheks artistry, “Desire, I Want to Turn Into You” is ultimately a stunning record worth everybodys time.

Review: Caroline Polachek visualizes desire on new record

By Jess Williams, Staff Writer March 7, 2023
“Desire, I Want to Turn Into You” is a convincing title: Polachek seems to be so obsessed with desire itself that she wants to become an emotion.
Local artist Bree Barton was inspired to create Naming the Unnameable Exhibit: Youth Stories of Resilience and Survival after talking with others about mental health.

Young artists challenge mental health stigma

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor January 24, 2023
The “Naming the Unnameable Exhibit: Youth Stories of Resilience and Survival” art installation is showcasing personal stories of trauma and overcoming obstacles in different forms.

First gallery night of the month

By Daisy Bolger, Maggie Bryan, and Morgana Zendejas Peterson September 7, 2022

From Aug. 25-Oct. 12, Toby Barnes and Katerina Riesings art will be displayed at the Handwerker Gallery. Barnes show, titled Batik Futuriste! explores the traditional and modern forms of art. Riesings show, titled Well Worn, explores the parts of the human body and seeks to destigmatize the discomfort people feel when discussing it.

New exhibits open at Handwerker Gallery

By Katie Krom, Staff Writer September 7, 2022
Two shows currently inhabit the walls of the Handwerker Gallery with vibrant colors and bold shapes on one side and delicate portraits of the human body on the other.
Ithaca local Jonathan Petronzio ’04 performs Aug. 18 at the Ithaca Night Bazaar for the first time with his experimental funk and reggae music project, Road Man. The Ithaca Night Bazaar, which runs monthly from May to September, welcomes diverse local and regional artists and musicians to the Ithaca Farmers Market.

Ithaca Night Bazaar welcomes creatives

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Co Life and Culture Editor August 24, 2022
Beneath the glow of fairy lights, the sound of reggae and funk music filled the air as Ithaca creatives convened to celebrate art, music and life.

A Visit to Ithaca Night Bazaar

By Maggie Bryan August 24, 2022

Senior Zahra Sandhu, opinion editor for The Ithacan, reflects on the realities of today and how it is helpful to factor the past into the present while moving toward an informed future.

Commentary: In these times, imagining potential futures is necessary

By Zahra Sandhu May 12, 2022
In times of overwhelming despair, we must try to reimagine life in the midst of death. 

“ONWARD” Exhibit Brings Community Together

By Cayenne Lacko-Cave April 20, 2022

Junior Kristen Hamberg used her painting skills to start a business catering to many pet lovers. She learned how to market her business through her college courses.

Hand-painted pets spark new business for IC student

By Matt Minton, Staff Writer February 24, 2022
Hamberg picked up a hobby of painting during the pandemic, starting with her dog. Before long, she started painting other people’s animals.
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