Thank you to our friends at the Gorgeous Washington Street Association.
April 1, 2016 Event, Binghamton, NY
One New Venue, Theatrical Performances, International Print Artist & Art Photography Exhibits, Metal Art, Earth Day Preview Among Highlights of Next First Friday-APRIL 1
Celebrate eclectic artistic expression in its many forms … Art, Theater, Music, Nature Writings and more at Binghamton, NY’s next First Friday Art Walk, featuring 26 venue locations on April 1.
Highlights include the newest First Friday venue in downtown Binghamton at Sake Tumi - Asian Fusion Restaurant & Sushi Bar (71 Court St.) with an art exhibit, “Local Scenes” by artist Victor Lay in the downstairs bar area. This exhibit of photorealism features local scenes, mostly drawn from life, that focus on the natural beauty of the area. Sake Tumi has specialized in serving Asian Fusion cuisine for the past six years.
For an international twist on First Friday, catch a glimpse of the Emerald Isle and upstate New York with the photography exhibit, “Images of Ireland and the Finger Lakes” by artist John Francis McCarthy of Skaneateles, NY (Thru April, 2016) at Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists’ Row between Henry & Lewis Sts.). McCarthy’s photographs reflect the splendor and natural beauty of Ireland and the Finger Lakes. He has nine books in print including “A Glimpse of Erin,” a collection of photographs with words by Irish playwright, Sean O’Casey; “Skaneateles, A Celebration of Light;” and his latest, “The Finger Lakes - Glimpses of Paradise.” [Artist website: fingerlakesphotography.com.]
At the Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.), there’s an exhibit of artwork by internationally-known Print Artist Viggo Holm Madsen in a show titled “A Life of Art – A Retrospective” from April 1-14. As the featured artist for the month of April at the Phelps Mansion, the Danish-born Madsen (1925-1998) was a prolific print artist dedicated to experimentation using woodcut, embossing, etching, and mixed media techniques who had more than 200 solo exhibitions in the U. S. and Europe. This exhibit also includes Madsen’s Javanese fabric art called Batik.
For theater lovers, there’s two performances of “TRUMBO: Red, White and Blacklisted*” at The Bundy Museum Annex Theater (129 Main St., located behind the Museum) on First Friday and Saturday, April 1- 2, at 8 PM. Directed by Chris Nickerson, “TRUMBO” by Christopher Trumbo, based on the letters of Dalton Trumbo, stars William P. Gorman with Chris Nickerson. Tickets are $15 at the door; more info, call Bundy Museum at 729-9159. (*Performed with permission provided by Playscripts Inc.) Also at The Bundy Museum on First Friday, there’s “Resurface” – A Group Exhibit (3rd Fl. Open Art Gallery), benefitting the Addiction Center of Broome County/ACBC with musical performance by Willow and Caswyn, and “Frozen Ground/Warm Blood” – Photos by Olivia C. Tonin (2nd Fl. Gallery) with an opening reception on Apr. 1 from 6-9 PM. Both exhibits continue thru May 3, 2016.
The eclectic mix of the April 1 First Friday offerings continues at The Place on Court (73 Court St., formerly Merlin’s) with a metal art exhibit, “Arta De Metal” by Hailey Mead. The SUNY Delhi graduate with a degree in structural welding, Mead demonstrates her passion for the feel of metal and the glow of the arc through her metal artworks. (About the artist: Hailey Mead, at age 11, was taught how to weld by her father and she continued her education in welding at Broome-Tioga BOCES and SUNY Delhi.) Also, there will be live music by the band, Rooster and the Roadhouse Horns starting at 8 PM, playing Dance/R&B/Latin/Funk/Rock; one drink minimum, paid at the door.
Additionally, be sure to catch these First Friday events at:
1) RiverRead Books (5 Court St.) with an Earth Day preview featuring artist, Hakan Hromek: “Scenes from Nature,” created with collected TRASH, and Sam Goodyear doing readings from the nature writings of Sherri Michelbach. There will also be RiverRead’s first JAZZ BROWSE featuring musicians Jeff Guevin and Robert Weinberger.
2) Imagicka (39 Court St.) with “An Evening of Divine Goddess Expression through Portrait, Paint and Pen,” introducing four artists: Eve Marie Gray-Art & Photography, Ruth Horowitz-Art, Roze Kintner-Watercolor Art, and Natalie Dadamio, Art & Poetry (some collaboration with Ruth Horowitz). Besides these artists, Imagicka will host TAROT with Lise/a.k.a. “Light” and Rune Readings by Sam.
This First Friday Art Walk, presented by the Gorgeous Washington Street Association/GWSA, and sponsored in part by Equinox Broadcasting, M&T Bank, and Triple Cities Carousel, will feature 26 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.
Venue locations on April 1 are:
— On STATE Street and Artists’ Row:
**Atomic Tom’s with Twig and Thread (196 State St., Artists’ Row, Sherrie Rinker, 607.343.7948 : Apr. 1, 6-9 PM: Blue and White Event … The Sales Begin as The Pop-Up Comes to an End.
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl., Suite 501): Apr. 1: Broome High School Emerging Artists Competition: Recognition and Awards Ceremony at 5:30 PM and First Friday Opening Reception from 6-9 PM at BCAC. More info, call 723.4620 or EM: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: broomearts.org.
**Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St.): Apr. 1, 6-9 PM: New First Friday Presenter at Community Options, Joshua Evans: Collection of Sketches of the Human Form as well as many portraits. Website: comop.org.
**The Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists’ Row): Apr. 1, 6-9 PM: Exhibit: Angela Cook: “Random Pieces – Abstract Acrylic Paintings inspired by Expressionism and Mixed Media Work incorporating acrylic paint, recycled assemblage pieces, wood, doors, and frames. (Call 722.9593 for Weekday Hours.) Website: BobConnelly.com.
**Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row): April Exhibit: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints by Nancy Ryan and Martha Colgan – Latest Works by the Artists (April 1-24, 2016). (Gallery Hours: First Friday, 3-9; Friday, 3-6; Saturday, 12-4. Also, Third Thursday Gallery Talk, Apr. 21, 7 PM.)Website: cooperativegallery.com.
**Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery (204 State St.): See above listing on Page 1. (Gallery Hours: 1st Friday, 6-9 PM; Saturdays, 11-3 & by appointment, 772.6725.) Website: oraziosalati.com.
— On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON (Between Hawley/Court Sts.) & WASHINGTON Street
(Across from Arena & between Henry/Lewis Sts.):
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): Apr. 1: Music by Pat Raube, singer/songwriter, performing from 6-9 PM. Website: garlandgallery.com.
**The Shop (219 Washington St., between Henry/Lewis Sts.): Featured Art: "The Wall" acrylic mural by Nathan Gorman. “We ‘Heart’ Graffiti” - Photography on Canvas and "Binghamton Herald" wall graphic by Eugenie and Zoran. Also, $5 Off Wine Bottles. Music by DJs Miss Stephanie and Dose the Alien. [The Shop will participate in the upcoming Binghamton Restaurant Week, April 5-14.] Website: the shop219.com.
— On COURT Street:
**Citrea Restaurant and Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on the Riverwalk): On Exhibit: "A Matter of Perspective" (Thru May, 2016): Artwork by Jerry MacDonell, who will be painting at the restaurant during April 1 First Friday. Music by Eleventh Street Muse from 6-9 PM. Open Friday from 4-10 PM. (Citrea, Mediteranrean-inspired restaurant, features woodfire pizza, small plates & full bar, located on the Riverwalk around the corner from the Court St. Bridge & open 7 days a week, including brunch on Saturday & Sunday.) [Citrea will participate in the upcoming Binghamton Restaurant Week, April 5-14.] Website: citreapizza.com.
**Imagicka (39 Court St.): See above listing on Page 1. Website: facebook.com/Imagicka75.
**Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): See above listing on Page 1. Website: phelpsmansion.org.
**RiverRead Books (5 Court St.): See above listing on Page 1. Website: riverreadbooks.com.
**Sake Tumi - Asian Fusion Restaurant & Sushi Bar (71 Court St.): See above listing on Page 1. [Sake Tumi will participate in the upcoming Binghamton Restaurant Week, April 5-14.] Website: saketumibing.com
**The Place on Court (73 Court St.): See above listing on Page 1. Website: theplaceoncourt.com. (Also, online at: facebook.com/theplaceoncourt73; on Twitter and Instagram: theplaceoncourt.)
— On CHENANGO Street:
**Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.): Binghamton’s Original Art Gallery: Over 150 signed paintings on display throughout the restaurant. Visit... The Shop at Little Venice, located in front of the restaurant, featuring Italian Specialty Foods & Gifts, and all your Little Venice Favorites. Open Fridays until 10 PM. (NEW Restaurant Hours: Tue. - Thu., Sun., 11:30-9; F-Sat., 11:30-10; closed Mon.) [Little Venice Restaurant will participate in the upcoming Binghamton Restaurant Week, April 5-14.] Website: LittleVeniceRestaurant.com.
— On FRONT Street:
**American Civic Association/ACA (131 Front St., west side): Apr. 1, 4-6 PM: Family Fun Night!... Snacks, Crafts, Games, Refreshments, Music and Prizes for the children! (Upcoming: A Memorial Service at ACA on Sunday, April 3, from 4-6 PM; the community welcome to attend.) More info, call ACA at 723.9419. Website: americancivic.com.
**Roberson Center & Science Center (30 Front St.): Apr. 1 $4 admission from 5-9 PM, includes entry and Digital Planetarium Show at 7 PM. Exhibit on View in Museum: “Blow UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art” – Nationally touring exhibit exploring creative ways artists combine air and sculpture (Thru May 1, 2016). Website: roberson.org.
— On HAWLEY Street:
**Equinox Broadcasting at Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.): Apr. 1: COOL 106.7’s First Friday at Holiday Inn featuring “Spring Fling” with vendors, prizes & fun. Entertainment: Splash.Website: equinoxbroadcasting.com.
** Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.): Stop in on First Friday to hear Splash playing in the Lounge from 8-12; no cover charge. Website: holidayinnbinghamton.com.
**Zona & Co. Grille (15 Hawley St., corner Gorgeous Washington St.): Downtown Café offering Southwestern, American & Asian cuisine & drinks![Zona & Co. Grille will participate in the upcoming Binghamton Restaurant Week, April 5-14.] Website: zonagrille.com.
— On HENRY Street:
**Christ Church (10 Henry St.): Apr. 1, 6-9 PM: Inside the Great Hall: Featuring Roger Luther: “Then and Now – Photography … A photo comparison of vintage and current scenes throughout Binghamton, Johnson City, Endicott, and Vestal. Tours of the Church and Bell Tower. Refreshments available during First Friday. Website: Christchurch.steepleconnect.com.
— On MAIN Street (West Side):
**The Bundy Museum of History & Art (129 Main St., 772.9179, bundymuseum.org http://facebook.com/bundymuseum, facebook.com/bundymuseum: Also on First Friday in the Museum Library, 6-8:30 PM: The Bundy Museum Presents: Digital Revolution in Oil & Awake Book Signing, “AWAKE: A Vampire Tale” by AmarA. Reading at 7:30 PM. (Pre-Order at Gum.co/AWAKEvampire.) To learn more, visit the Site of All Things and follow some rabbit holes through the art and artistry at The Art of AmarA: Paintings, Theatrical Design, Stories, Explorations of Existence. Artist website: amaraart.weebly.com.
— On PROSPECT Ave.:
**ART Mission and Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Gallery: Lindsay Baker: “Ghosts, Guns & Girls” – Mixed Media and Acrylic. Theater: Independent Films in Two Theaters, now digital. Schedule online. Website: http://artmission.org.
— On RIVERSIDE Drive (West Side):
**The Gallery @ 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.): Exhibit (Thru April 2016): Featuring the incredible work of potter Leslie Green Guilbault of Hamilton, NY, who has created over 11 distinct lines of pottery with her most recent works using the Italian Scraffito technique. (Contact/E-Mail: Marcy Swartz: email@example.com.)
— On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side):
**Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): First Friday Artist/Exhibit, TBA.Restaurant Hours: Thu. - Sat., 11 AM-9 PM. Daily Specials & Serving until 9 PM every Thu. - Sat. Shop online at: wholeinthewall.com, to purchase WITW’s Pesto, Garlic Balls, Soups, and more; WITW ships nationwide. (FYI, WITW now available for private parties any day the restaurant is closed. Also, the 2nd floor is available as rental for meetings, shared workspace, to practitioners, as a mobile office. More info, contact WITW, 722.0006.) [Whole in the Wall Restaurant will participate in the upcoming Binghamton Restaurant Week, April 5-14.]Website: wholeinthewall.com.
— On WATER Street:
**Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.): April Exhibit: Featured Artist Victor Lay: “Nature Scenes” by Victor Lay (Thru April 2016). In the Lounge at 9 PM: Band, UnityGroup, performing World Music. On First Friday, Café open until 11 PM. Lounge until 2 AM. [Lost Dog Café will participate in the upcoming Binghamton Restaurant Week, April 5-14.]Website: lostdogcafe.net.
The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.