The inaugural Arthaus residents’ exhibit unites Arthaus residents, those attending Open Art Hive in the Cherry Arts Studio, and community members including unhoused neighbors, established artists, staff and volunteers. Exhibited pieces have been created by intergenerational artists using a variety of techniques, mediums and found objects. Spray paint, finger paint, toothpicks, glue, rusted metal and stickers are just a few of the materials used. The Open Art Hive is a flexible, collaborative environment that relies upon donated materials. Artists within the Hive explored the body, death and loss, nature, states of mind and more — led by the guiding principles of collaboration and spontaneous expression. 

In honoring the art of spontaneous expression, this exhibit commemorates the works of the late Lost Cat aka Gavin Mahoney. Lost Cat is remembered as a prolific artist. His vast presence on the streets of Ithaca serves as inspiration to those in the community, reminding us all the importance of making one’s mark. The mural boards have been painted over several times but the last art remaining on two of the boards were created by Gavin. On another, Gavin’s close friends have created a piece to honor his memory. 

Opening Reception June 16, 5–7pm

Free & open to the public
Saturdays and Sundays
1–5pm until July 16

Cherry Gallery at Arthaus
102 Cherry St, Ithaca NY

Community Arts Programming from the Cherry is supported by the Park Foundation, T Merrell Shipherd Fund of United Way of Tompkins County, and the Tompkins County Community Foundation.