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THE ITHACAN

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THE ITHACAN

The mural above in Williams Hall was painted by an Indigenous artist, Eli Thomas, and students of the 2016 Native American studies program.

Indigenous Peoples’ Month recognized through art

By Vivian Rose, Co-Life and Culture Editor November 15, 2023
After a few simple knots, a corn husk doll is made. The easy-to-make dolls hold importance to the Haudenosaunee Nation and children and their families learned how to make them during a session on Nov. 11 at the Tompkins County Center for History. This event is just one piece of Ithaca’s acknowledgment of Indigenous Peoples’ Month — which occurs every November.
Ithaca Murals is a group that connects muralists with workspaces around Ithaca. The organizer of the organization, Caleb Thomas founded Justice Walls, a contest to promote more artist recognition through the painting of murals.

Justice Walls supports social justice street art

By Sean Murphy March 5, 2019

One of Ithaca’s most defining characteristics is its commitment to public art. It’s difficult to drive around the city without seeing something painted, designed or sketched on the side of a building...

In My Own Words: Murals and Graffiti as Art in Public Spaces

In My Own Words: Murals and Graffiti as Art in Public Spaces

By Nick Friend, Podcast Editor February 8, 2018

This week on “In My Own Words,” Glenn Epps spoke with Caleb Thomas, a local muralist and graffiti artist who co-founded Ithaca Murals, a group that connects local artists and muralists with surfaces...

Originally located at the Goldwater Memorial Hospital on Roosevelt Island in New York City, shown in the picture, the murals are on public display for the first time.

New exhibit displays history through art

By Katherine Segovia, Staff Writer March 7, 2016
The murals were originally located at the Goldwater Memorial Hospital, located on Roosevelt Island in New York City, and were a result of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Work Projects Administration program.
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