Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for 30 years

CAP ArtSpace

CAP ArtSpace monthly exhibits are both live and virtual.

Location: CAP ArtSpace, 110 N. Tioga Street, on the Commons (also home to the History Center and Visitor Center) 
Current Hours: Monday - Saturdays, 10am to 5pm
First Friday Gallery Night Events:

Thank you to the Tompkins Community Bank for their annual sponsorship of the CAP ArtSpace!




February Exhibit

Liminal Spaces
Leanna Yatcilla, Brenden McKelvy

Another Reception! Friday, February 10,  5pm to 8pm. 

Liminal Spaces are places of transition. They are the places in-between where you have been and where you are going. Characteristically they can feel familiar, and yet produce a surreal aura. It is the blankness of the man-made space which invites a viewer to insert their own feelings, assumptions, fears, and intuitions to what is before them.

Painting in separate locations, artists Brendan McKevly and Leanna Yatcilla focused on what Liminal Spaces meant to them and exchanged sketches of their ideas while
both continuing to work in their own style, though adjusting to their partner’s compositional choices.

These resulting paintings, all oil on canvas, share eerie compositions, odd patterns, and altered colors. They range in size to create a variety of experiences for viewers. McKelvy's fuzzy appearance and textured brushstrokes allude to a dreamlike state, while Yatcilla’s sharper lines and more vivid color palettes evoke a falsified illusion of reality. Both artists’ work highlights the oddity of skewed perspectives and how it forces the mind to adjust to a new setting.


Brendan McKelvy is in his third year at Ithaca College pursuing a BA in Art and a dual-major in English. He has great interest in illustration and storytelling through visual art, combining techniques from painting and literature to convey narrative.

Leanna Yatcilla is a third year Art BFA major at Ithaca College who enjoys working with a large variety of media to express her concepts. Most recently she has been exploring ideas relating to childhood and experiences from her own family history.

See This Exhibit Virtually - Click HERE.






March Exhibit

Doug Landau (aka Dugwah)
“Planned Chaos," collages

Gallery Night: Friday, March 3, 5pm to 8pm. 

Doug moved to Danby from NY City's East Village a couple of years ago. He describes himself as a compulsive collage artist! He uses found magazines, found materials, on cardboard, canvas or thrown-away paintings.





April Exhibit

Jill Lavetsky
“Interval," paintings

Gallery Night: Friday, April 7, 5pm to 8pm. 

“Interval” consists of paintings- both acrylic and watercolor- as well black-and-white collages and fabric collages. The artwork reflects on the subject of human connection. Themes of motherhood, relationships, vulnerability, and tenderness are personified through the tangling of bodies and the interlacing of limbs.




May Exhibit

Yen Ospina
“Fluida Vida"

Gallery Night: Friday, May 5, 5pm to 8pm. 

This exhibit will feature Yen Opsina's new work using mixed media paint and a more abstract style than found in her previous work. The theme of Fluida Vida centers on generational trauma in latin culture and how first-generation children break that trauma.


June Exhibit

"Present Conversations"

Gallery Night: Friday, June 2, 5pm to 8pm. 

"‘Native Conversations FLX" is an artist curated show that will consist exclusively of Native American artists and performers. The exhibit focuses on Native American culture as it reflects past, present and future, interpreted through each artist’s unique culture. The History Center in Tompkins County is serving as the fiscal and space sponsor for this exhibit and supporting the collaboration and organizing partners including Michael Jon Morgan GalleryThe Learning FarmCNY Humanities CorridorEve's CideryRedbyrd Orchard Cider, and Open Spaces Cider. "
"We especially center the presence of Native cultures in the present, while envisioning the future and sharing a more complete story of the past." The image is "Star Man" by Travis Mammedaty: Kiowa/Seneca-Cayuga.



July Exhibit

Lauren Reid, paintings

Gallery Night: Friday, July 7, 5pm to 8pm. 

Lauren Reid is recent Ithaca College graduate with a dual bachelor's degree in Art and Psychology. Lauren's paintings are about understanding herself and others while connecting the role of hurt in a beautiful life.  She aims to show beauty without omitting the harsh. She dreams of creating spaces and experiences that will serve as both a liberation and outlets for expression.



August Exhibit

Carlton Manzano
"A Season of Ithaca"

Gallery Night: Friday, August 4, 5pm to 8pm. 

This exhibit will feature portraits of locations in and around the city of Ithaca. Carlton works outdoors, creating representational work predominantly of urban settings in oils on board or canvas.


September Exhibit

Ithaca College
featuring the work of students from their Summer Scholars Program

Gallery Night: Friday, September 1, 5pm to 8pm. 



October Exhibit

Greater Ithaca Art Trail
Group Exhibit

Gallery Night: Friday, October 6, 5pm to 8pm. 

The Greater Ithaca Art Trail is a mix of about 50 artists throughout Tompkins County who are open for special days and weekends year-round.  This group exhibit will include functional art, paintings, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, etchings, fiber art, and more!


November Exhibit

Fernanda Medina
"You ART Here: Paintings and Memories from Two Cultures"

Gallery Night: Friday, November 3, 5pm to 8pm. 

Argentine American artist Fernanda Medina will exhibit a new series of oil paintings, featuring Intimate portraits, still lifes and images about daily life rituals. A search for identity and belonging as an immigrant through art.



December Exhibit

CAP-a-Palooza Art Sale

Starts Gallery Night: Friday, December 1, 5pm to 8pm.
Sale will run two weeks. 

This is an annual fundraiser for the Community Arts Partnership of previously owned art donated by community members! Art is donated in late November and the sale spans two weeks in December.  



January 2024 Exhibit

Cai Quirk
"Sacred Queer Restoryation"

Gallery Night: Friday, January 5, 5pm to 8pm. 

Sacred Queer Restoryation: Enter a world where distinctions of gender, time, and place become fluid and flexible, and new queer stories connect to ancient patterns. Cai Quirk’s “Transcendence: Queer Restoryation” inspires viewers to take a nuanced look into intersections of gender, spirituality, mythology, and nature.





Bree Barton, “Naming the Unnamable, Youth Stories of Resilience and Survival”

Read about this exhbit (Download PDF)
Link to a quick 1 minute video scan of the room (to get a sense of the exhibit): Here
QR CODES to see 6 films, audio files and a text story Here



Grant’s ‘Colours Out of Chaos”
This exhibit by local artist Grant, includes colorful paintings with themes of aquatics, florals, figurative/dance, animals, and abstraction.
See virtual exhibit Here



Quilt Divas, "Looking In, Looking Out"
A group textile exhibit. 
See  virtual Exhibit Here



Michael Busch, "Female Icons of 1930's Hollywood"
See Virtual Exhibit Here






Leanna Yatcilla, "2002"
"2002 is a body of work referencing the year I was born. Each piece is a reflection on a memorable location of my childhood."  See Virtual Exhibit Here


Hugo Medina, "Portraits"

"Portraits of individuals from my travels and day-to-day encounters, I intentially connect with the 'others' of society." 
See Virtual Exhibit Here!