"When that 'little black dress' is not enough ... SHANGRILA!"

Welcome to our downtown Ithaca Shangri-La featuring couture fashion, fine arts, jewelry, ties, shawls, scarves, ruanas, and ponchos.

Shangri-La in the heart of "The Commons" (156 East State St) is where we host many diverse events. Click HERE for our lineup of art exhibits! ... or HERE for an online shop menu.

oil paintings by E. Embry and P. Ferree
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Current Exhibit - REMEMBER THE LADIES - Details


Opening reception was held 5 to 8 PM, Friday, March 3rd, 2006. Art openings in 2006 will be on May 5th, September 8th, and December 1st. REMEMBER THE LADIES featuring internationally famous oil portrait paintings of United States First Ladies by acclaimed artist, Lawrence Williams, will be at Shangri-La Gifts and Publications, 156 E. State St (The Commons), from 3 March to 5 May, 2006. Our next art opening on May 5th shall feature 朱常棣 Zhu Changdi - Western Chinese Landscapes.



PREVIOUS ITHACA EVENTS

In Ithaca, NY, Shangri-La is located at 156 East State St, "The Commons," TEL 607 272 6156 or 5955. There you can find our fine textiles, art exhibits and publications.


President George H W Bush Earthquake's Final Flight
Shangri-La hosted SERVICE AND HONOR on Friday evening 05-06-05 featuring noted portrait artist, JEFF BASS, from 5 to 8 PM, Shangri-La Gifts and Publications, 156 E. State St (The Commons). Exhibit open from May to August, call 607-272-6156 for current hours.


In September of 2005, Shangri-La in Ithaca hosted the Papyri of Said, Delta Papyrus Center. An early student of the famous Dr. Hassan Ragab who rediscovered the ancient Egyptian art of papyrus making, Said of the Delta Papyrus Center is the premiere master of papyrus art. Come see a wide range of this artist's unique creations, on exhibit until March 2006.


CORTLAND EVENT REMINDER

In Cortland, NY, Shangri-La is located at 55 Main St, Corner of Main and Court Streets. There you can also find our fine textiles, art exhibits and publications beginning in June 2005.

HORSES JOURNEY WEST featuring masterful horse watercolor paintings of acclaimed Chinese painter, YI HONGBIN 易洪斌, will open the Shangri-La Cortland, NY, 55 Main St, from May to August of 2005. Opening reception was from 7 to 9 PM, Thursday, May 19th, 2005.

SERVICE AND HONOR featuring the nationally famous paintings of acclaimed military portrait artist and pilot, JEFF BASS, will be at Shangri-La in Cortland, NY, 55 Main Street, starting in September of 2005.



PAST ARTS EVENTS

SHADOWS OF PHAROAH featuring the internationally famous papyrus paintings of acclaimed Egyptian artist, SAID of the Delta Papyrus Center, will be at Shangri-La Gifts and Publications, 156 E. State St (The Commons), from September 2 to November 15, 2005. Opening reception will be from 5 to 8 PM, Friday, September 9th, 2005.

POSITIVE SELF IMAGING featuring an exceptionally talented young artist, FELICE JOSEPHINE, who points out the strength, intellect, manual dexterity and creativity that women exhibit everyday. Her works is at Shangri-La Gifts and Publications, 156 E. State St (The Commons), for March and April. Opening reception was well attended from 5 to 8 PM, Friday, March 4th, 2004.

HORSES JOURNEY WEST featuring masterful horse watercolor paintings of acclaimed Chinese painter, YI HONGBIN 易洪斌, was at Shangri-La Gifts and Publications, 156 E. State St (The Commons), from Dec 3, 2004 to Jan 15, 2005. Opening reception was from 5 to 8 PM, Friday, December 3rd, 2004. We are preparing for an enlarged exhibit in the fall of 2005.

LANDSCAPES BEYOND VENICE had its reception on Friday evening 11-05-04, from 5 to 8 PM, featuring noted landscape artist, WILLIAM DEATS, at Shangri-La Gifts and Publications, 156 E. State St (The Commons). Exhibit was open through November 2004.

FUNDAMENTAL ENERGY featuring the abstract paintings of LYNNE TAETZSCH was well attended at Shangri-La Gifts and Publications, 156 E. State St (The Commons), from Sept 10 to Oct 18, 2004.

SHADOWS OF KABBALAH art event and reception Friday evening 8-6-04 featuring noted surrealistic artist Don Karr, 5 to 8 PM, Shangri-La Gifts and Publications, 156 E. State St (The Commons).

DANCING WITH COLORS art event and reception 5-7-04 featuring a retrospect of noted German artist Elisabeth Gross-Marks, 5 to 8 PM, Shangri-La Gifts and Publications, 156 E. State St (The Commons). Exhibit was open through July, call 607-272-6156 or visit us HERE for details.
LET'S GO FLY A KITE art event and reception 4-7-04 featuring the Japanese and Tibetan art of
Tom C. Edwards, 2 to 6 PM, Shangri-La Gifts and Publications, 156 E. State Street (The Commons). Exhibit open daily through April and May, call 607-272-6156 or visit us HERE for details.

A SOIREE FOR PORTRAITS art event and reception for the art of Evelyn Embry at Shangri-La Gifts and Publications, was attended by a huge crowd! Go HERE for details.

TROPICAL FANTESY art event and reception for the art of Paula Ferree at Shangri-La Gifts and Publications, was a great success! Go HERE for details.


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SPECIAL NOTICES

Attention Shoppers ... Shangri-La on The Commons in Downtown Ithaca has a new website "GO 4 FUR . COM where you can directly purchase many of our outstanding fox, mink, chinchilla, and rabbit furs on line!

Attention Shoppers ... Shangri-La on The Commons in Downtown Ithaca now accepts "ITHACA HOURS" for partial payments, up to one hour ($10 value) for purchases worth twenty dollars or more. Learn more about participating in the exciting "ITHACA HOURS" program, click HERE. Also visit our page of LINKS for the downtown ITHACA COMMONS SHOPS!


"When that 'little black dress' is not enough ... SHANGRILA!"