I am just on the verge of concluding a rather delightful art-filled weekend in Ithaca. The Winter Arcades Project Showcase on Friday was a smashing success, with so many of our vendors making new contacts and many sales. Pictures coming soon..
All evening on Friday, Gallery Night in Ithaca was buzzing with life, and from what I could see, the streets downtown, and all of the galleries and special events were filled with visitors.
Last evening I was fortunate enough to be invited by a friend to the opening night of the Kitchen Theatre’s production of The Mystery of Irma Vep, Charles Ludlam’s ‘irresistible, wickedly funny, cross-dressing send-up of the gothic horror genre (and practically everything else.)’ The 2-man play was laden with vampires, werewolves, Egyptian mythology and black magic, not to mention just about every pun, cliche and double-entendre you’ve ever heard. I enjoyed it immensely and highly recommend it.
Today, a rather lazy and wonderful Sunday, I popped up to the Johnson Museum to spend some time in the new wing taking in my friends from the New York School – Gorky, deKooning, Clyfford Still, et al – to have a look at the little Dada show and to check out the views from the newly-renovated fifth floor. If you haven’t been up there yet to see the new addition, I highly recommend it. What better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, especially once the temperature begins to dip..which will happen soon, right?