Laurie Snyder


Thursday, August 27, 5-7 p.m.: STARTING FROM SCRATCH

Thursday, October 1, 5-7pm: FREE PLAY

Thursday, November 12, 5-7 p.m.: MAKE DO



Thursday, September 3, 6 p.m.: Angela Ellsworth, Artist Talk

Angela Ellsworth is a multidisciplinary artist traversing disciplines of drawing, sculpture, installation, video, and performance, interested in art merging with everyday life and public and private experiences colliding in unexpected spaces. Exploring the inherent queerness embedded in early Mormon polygamy, her work in STARTING FROM SCRATCH engages contemporary notions of non-heteronormativity and reimagines a community of women pioneering an alternative history.


Thursday, September 17, 6 p.m.: Tara Mateik, Artist Talk

In his videos, performances, and installations, Tara Mateik creates critical reenactments that underscore moments of collective transfeminism across historical and geographic locations. His political interventions revisit key moments in pop culture where sexual, social, and economic power structures are in flux.  Specifically, he works with queer iconography to explore the ways in which history is written on, and by, actual bodies. Performing with other gender nonconforming bodies, his work is intended to disrupt participants’ expectations, to present the imaginable as real, and to generate new political potentialities—in essence, to pervert the audiovisual archive.


Thursday, September 24, 6 p.m.: Amanda Wojick, Artist Talk

Amanda Wojick is an artist and educator based in Eugene, Oregon. She locates her ongoing creative work at intersections of abstract sculpture and drawing, the hand and the machine, and material and visual culture. Using everyday materials such as paper, glue and tape, Wojick creates brightly colored dimensional fields of irregular lines, circles, and rectangles. Her projects have engaged subjects including landscape, routine, history, and trauma.


Friday, November 13, 4 p.m.: Aram Han Sifuentes, Artist Talk

Aram Han Sifuentes is a social practice fiber artist and works closely with Chicago-based non-profit organizations, community centers, and public schools to facilitate workshops for immigrant communities.


Thursday, November 19: Jonathan Kline & Julie Crosby, Artist Talk

Basket maker Jonathan Kline and potter Julie Crosby will each talk about their home-based studio practices and their work included in the exhibition, MAKE DO.


Thursday, December 3, 6 p.m.: Sarah Gotowka, Artist Talk

Sarah Gotowka is a visual artist currently living in Trumansburg. She is adopted Korean-Polish-Italian-American, and grew up in the suburbs of Rochester where she obsessively made mix tapes from 90’s radio airplay and built makeshift forts in the woods. (These factors alone have influenced her art practice immensely.) Currently based in Trumansburg, NY, she collaborates with various institutions to teach workshops on natural dye plants and textile practices.





Thursday, September 10, 6 p.m.: She’s So Beautiful When She’s Angry, Film Screening

Thursday, October 8, 6 p.m.: ON THE VERGE: All My Sons, by Arthur Miller, directed by Claire Gleitman

Thursday, October 22, 6-9 p.m.: FREE PLAY Game Night

Thursday, October 29, 6-9 p.m.: FREE PLAY Game Night

Thursday, November 5, 6 p.m.: Latin American Studies Lecture: Kency Cornejo

Tuesday, December 1, noon: I WOULD DYE FOR YOU, Natural dye workshop with Sarah Gotowka

Thursday, December 10, 6 p.m.: ON THE VERGE: ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, by John Ford, directed by Claire Gleitman



All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Calendar subject to change. Check online for updated information:

Ithaca.edu/handwerker or facebook.com/handwerkergallery