Highlights at Binghamton's March 1 First Friday Art Walk...
International photography show with affiliation with the Smithsonian National Museum to Masquerade Artisan with exquisite wearable art masks (tieing in with this year's Mardi Gras on March 5) for a month-long exhibit, to art from three generations of one local family, and more! The next First Friday, held from 6-9 PM with 21 venue locations downtown including on Artists' Row, west side, and south side, includes the following:
- "Nature's Best Photography" at Roberson Museum (30 Front St.): Third and final year Roberson Museum will host this stunning library of photographs and in exhibition alliance with Smithsonian National Museum of Nature History (Thru June 2019). $4 admission on First Fridays from 5-9 PM and includes a Planetarium show at 6 or 7 PM.
- E.L. Downey: "Exquisite Wearable Art Masks & Masquerade-themed Artworks" (Thru Mar. 2019) at Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.). (Artist's Website: masqueradeartisan.com.) Music: DJ Toby, after the Art Walk in the Lounge... dance the night away! (Cafe open 1st Friday until 10 PM; Lounge until 1 AM. Cafe: M-Sat., 11:30-10.) [FYI: Lost Dog Cafe will host its 25th Annual Rockin' Mardi Gras Party Tue., March 5, 4 PM-12 AM, featuring Cajun & Creole specialties, great drink specials, live music by Basin Street Jazz Band, 6-9, and more... Beads! Masks!Complimentary King Cake + additional surprises!]
- Ramona Lena Kacyvenski: "Of Artistic Descent": Multi-generational art exhibit (March 1-23, 2019) at Broome County Arts Council's ARTISAN Gallery (95 Court St.). Illuminates how inspired and imaginative lives can endure through generations and become a family tradition that grows into a legacy, featuring creative work included from Ramona's parents (late Marlene Theresa Stacconi & Giuseppe Stacconi), herself, and Ramona's sons (Forest Hunter Giuseppe, 19, and Phoenix Thunder Lee, 16). [From the Artist..."This multi-generational exhibit expresses how a legacy for a family can be much more powerful than material or monetary inheritance." - Ramona Lena (Stacconi) Kacyvenski]
- Chuck Haupt and Glenda Blake: "Other Times, Other Places" - Photography by Chuck Haupt; Paintings and Graphic Works by Glenda Blake (Mar. 1-23, 2019) at Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists' Row).
- Richard B. Henry: "Moments in Time" - Landscapes in oils and watercolors (Thru Mar. 30, 2019), at Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists' Row).
- Mary Blaise Turgeon: "Spring Eternal-The Art of Mary Blaise Turgeon": Paintings and Pen-and-Ink Drawings (Thru Apr. 2, 2019) at The Bundy Museum, 3rd Fl. Gallery (129 Main St.) with Opening Reception 3/1, 6-9 PM. [Artist's Statement: "First and foremost, my art is my statement; some things can only be communicated through the senses, and not explained in words. I draw inspiration from the natural world and the place from which my dreams come. I hope that through the synthesis and interplay of scientific and magical understanding, which may be described as a narrative web of logical and intuitive connections, the universe can be caught and illuminated by the human heart and mind. This is the process by which my art and writing takes shape." Artist websites: merryblaze.com; etsy.com/shop/DarkerSideOfTheMoon; Instagram: darkersideofthemoonink]
- Angela Cook: "Abstract Expressionism/Garage Art" - Recent Works (Thru Apr. 2019) at Marcy Swartz Gallery at Riverside Towers (5 Riverside Dr.).
- Dan Simonds: "Digital Art of the Southern Tier: A Photo-Paint Collection" (Thru Mar. 2019) at Whole in the Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.). [Artist website: dansimondsphotography.com.]
- Nolan Majka: Photography (Thru Apr. 2, 2019) at Binghamton Photo (32 Cedar St., adjacent to Bundy Mus.). - Frank Feitsma: "Frankie Picasso"-Artwork at Community Options Inc. (182-84 State St., Artists' Row). [Open 3/1 First Friday, 6-9 PM.]
- "Bridges at Cornell" - Artwork by people living with memory loss at Bridges at Cornell (Thru Apr., 2019) at Memory Maker Gallery (215 State St., Artists' Row). [Open 3/1 First Friday, 6-9 PM.]
- Photography Exhibit: "People of the Parlor City" - Dedicated to all the wonderful and unique individuals of Binghamton, NY, a.k.a. The Parlor City, at The Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.), featuring several different photographers. [RE This Exhibit: These photographs show that, no matter if they are a lifelong resident, short timer, or just passing through, they all make up the wonderful fabric of our community.]
- Mediterranean Night at 6-8 PM with entertainment at American Civic Association (131 Front St.). $10
- CANDLECHANT from 7:30-8 PM with The Trinity Men's Choir at Trinity Memorial Church (44 Main St.)
"Rivers of Relations: Indigenous Binghamton": Interactive art, culture & history exhibition highlighting local indigenous life, past, present & future (Thru Mar. 2019) in the Bundy Museum's 2nd Fl. Gallery.
"Seeds of Time: Binghamton at the 1893 World's Fair" (Thru Mar. 2019) at Gallery 131 (131 Main St., next to Bundy Museum).
Binghamton's "Original Art Gallery" with over 150 signed original paintings including those by local artist Armondo Dellasanta at Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.). Dinner every Friday to 10 PM. (Tue.-Thu., Sun.,11:30-9; F-Sat., 11:30-10. Closed M.)
Display: "The Wall" acrylic mural by Nathan Gorman, "We <3 Graffiti," photos on canvas and "Binghamton Herald" wall graphic by Eugenie and Zoran at The Shop (219 Washington St., across from Forum Theatre). (Happy hour from 5-7 PM: $1 off all beer, wine, and sparklers.)
Also, there's Pat Raube, singer/songwriter, performing, 6-9 PM, and 30 percent off the walls at Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.), from 6-9 PM.