171's Houghton Gallery

171 Cedar Arts Center’s Houghton Gallery is one of the area’s premier visual arts venues. The gallery presents engaging work by today’s artists, primarily from New York State.

Exhibitions, opening receptions, and gallery talks are free of charge. Special lectures and group tours can be arranged. Request to be added to the gallery mailing list or email list by contacting info@171cedararts.org

Gallery hours are typically Monday – Friday 9am-9pm, and Saturday 9am-3pm. Call ahead on the weekend or late weeknights, as the Center’s hours can vary due to class schedules and holidays.


Current Exhibition:

Symbol + Symmetry – Animated, Still, & Interactive Works by Brad Lewter & Jason Harrington

171 Cedar Arts Center is pleased to bring the work of Ithaca Artists Brad Lewter and Jason Harrington to Corning, NY. The work which features animation, video, still, and an interactive element is a first for 171. This unique exhibition opens during Corning’s Urban Arts Crawl on Friday, February 25 from 5-8 PM. Lewter and Harrington are both animators, but Lewter’s focus is more on new media and digital effects while Harrington uses classic hand-drawn techniques with modern story-telling. Both present work that is unusual, compelling, and beautifully vivid.

Brad Lewter and Jason Harrington are both animators living and working in Ithaca, NY. Their work differs in many aspects, with Jason focusing more on traditional hand-drawn animation and Brad working mainly in CG and other new media. However, their works share distinct threads that became very clear during the development of this exhibition. Both bodies of work regularly employ symbolism and symmetry to explore universal human narratives and archetypes.

Luminous forms, bodies, and symbols dance through the ephemeral flicker of the screen. The human condition is central yet abstracted in the symmetries and correspondences of form, composition, color, shape, and sound. We invite you to immerse your senses and hopefully glimpse the wonder, mystery, and love we felt in the creation of these works.

-Brad & Jason

On Display: January – February 2019
Opening Reception: January 25, 2019 5-8 PM


Upcoming Exhibitions:

Ignite: a student/faculty show celebrating Youth Art Month
On Display: March 9 – April 5, 2019
Public Reception: March 29, 2019

Tidbits works by Leah Schmidt
On Display: April – May 2019
Opening Reception: April 26, 2019

The Work of Julie Thurber
On Display: September – October 2019
Opening Reception: TBA


Past Exhibitions:

pARTners: 171 and West End Gallery featuring the work of Brian Keeler
On Display: November 30, 2018 – January 11, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 2018

Plein Air Painting and Poetry: The Work of Bridget Bossart van Otterloo and Michael Czarnecki
On Display: October 26 – November 16, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 26, 5 – 8 PM

Taking a Closer Look: Photographs by Rob Houghton
On Display: August 31 – October 13, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, August 31, 5 – 8 PM

Garden of Fire Exhibition
Evolving Creation and Display of Artwork: July 30 – August 17, 2018
Student and Public Reception: Friday, August 10, 11 AM – 7 PM

Summer Mosaic
Public Exhibition: July 16 – 18, 2018
Private Preview (Ticketed Event) First day to purchase artwork: July 19
Mosaic Bash (Ticketed Event) Second day to purchase artwork: July 20
New Moon Sale (Free to the public) Final two days to purchase artwork: July 21 and 22

The Work Of Alfred Valerio
On Display: June 7 – 29, 2018
Closing Reception: Friday, June 29, 5 – 8 PM

Co-starring P.J. ZIMMERLINK DANIEL REIDY
On Display: April 6 – May 26, 2018
Reception: Friday, April 6, 5 – 8 PM

ROOTS & BLOSSOMS | PAST & PRESENT: an exhibition of artwork created by former and present-day students of 171 Cedar Arts Center and 2018 National Youth Art Month Exhibition
On Display: March 9-23
Opening Reception: March 9, 2018, 4-7 PM in 171’s Houghton Gallery, located at 155 Cedar Street, Corning, NY

The Ritual Table: A Place of Memory; A State of Mind
Featuring: Bridget Bossart van Otterloo, Geoff Heywood, Aaron Kather, Chris Longwell, Martha Manikas-Foster, Eugenia Meltzer, Abby O’Brian, Rita Rhodes, Laura Sanz, Jacques Schickel, Amanda Warren
February 9-24, 2018
Opening Reception: February 9, 2018

pARTners: Buechner Family Exhibit: Generations of Creativity – Presented by West End Gallery
December 1, 2017 – January 26, 2018

Satyavani Pippalla Akula | An Artist Explores Consciousness
September 8 – October 13, 2017
Closing Reception: October 6, 6pm

Samantha Calkins GAZE: Paintings and Photography
August 11-29, 2017
Reception: August 11, 2017, 7pm

2017 Summer Mosaic
Featuring: Colleen McCall, Beth Landin, Filomena Jack, Brud Holland, Alicia Herbst, Annemiek Haralson, Rebecca Finch, Cynthia Cratsley Harrington, Lucretia West, Bridget Bossart van Otterloo, Vani Pipalla Akula, Karen Vogler, Lynn Dates, Ann Recotta, Laura Jaen, Jill Schiller, Marc Rubin, Mary Perry, Lee O’Connell, Aprille Nace, Daniel McPheeters, Amanda Warren, Elizabeth Whitehouse.

Laura Charles: Of Witches and Maidens: Reimagining and celebrating female characters in myth, folklore, and pop-culture.
On Display: through June 16, 2017
Reception: May 12, 2017

WISHI WASHI Featuring Bradford Leiby
April 1- 30, 2017

National Youth Art Month a Program of The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
March 1-31, 2017
Reception: March 10, 5-7pm

Memoirs: A Biographical Photography Exhibition by Emilee Andrews
A tribute to the elderly, featuring images and stories of people aged 70+ throughout the Southern Tier
February 3-24, 2017
Opening Reception: February 3, 5-7pm

pARTners: West End Gallery Presents: Director’s Choice in the Houghton Gallery
December 2, 2016 – January 27, 2017

The Art of Color | Paintings by Lucretia West
October 7 – November 26, 2016
Opening Reception: October 7, 5-7pm

Paula DiSanto Bensadoun & Nancy Ridenour – Wing Beats & Flowering Moments
September 9 – 30, 2016
Reception: September 9 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM

The Figure as a Functional Object: A Retrospective of Teapots, Tea Caddies, and Ceramic Sculpture by Eugenia Frith Meltzer
August 8 – 26, 2016
Reception: August 5 | 5 – 7 PM