February 5, 2016 Binghamton, NY
New Venue, Solo Show for 8-Year Old Artist, Fiber Art, Concert at State Office Building, Family Game Night & More Highlight Binghamton’s Next First Friday Art Walk –
At February’s First Friday, it’s time to celebrate Valentine’s, Mardi Gras and more, enjoying one new Art Walk venue, gallery shows, fiber art and demonstrations, music, Family Game Night, plus a myriad of arty choices! In other words, there’s “something for everyone” at Binghamton, NY’s, next First Friday Art Walk at 28 venue locations on February 5.
Begin your artwalking at the newest First Friday venue, Christ Church (10 Henry St., corner Water St.) featuring Christ Church Needlepoint Guild - A Display of Needlepoint Cushions made for the Sanctuary, and Tours of the Church available from 6-8:45 PM. There will be hot/cold beverages and soup available during First Friday.
Another fiber art display on First Friday will be held at Main Street Baptist Church (117 Main St., west side) with Lamb to Loom Fiber Art Guild: Knitting, Weaving, Spinning, and Felting from 6-9 PM. Guild members will also be demonstrating spinning, needle felting, weaving & knitting, plus a display of handcrafted items with some available for purchase. [Lamb to Loom is devoted to promoting, educating and supporting local fiber artists as well as local fiber and wool producers.]
Among the many First Friday highlights, there’s a “first” at The Connelly Gallery with the solo art show for C.L.S. McKnight: "Pure Essence" - Graphite and Parafin Wax with Pigment on Paper (Thru Feb. 2016). At only 8 years old, C.L.S. McKnight is the youngest artist to be featured at The Connelly Gallery in an exhibit displaying subject matter that “she finds interesting and rings true to her heart.”
Valentine and Mardi Gras-themed events on First Friday include:
1) **Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.): Feb. 5, 6-8 PM: Hearts for Hope: A Fundraiser for A Room to Heal with Around-the-World Tapas and Craft Beer, and Wine Pairing, $30. Get your tickets online at:
www.aroomtoheal.org or purchase at the door.
2) **Equinox Broadcasting at Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.): Featuring COOL 106.7's First Friday at Holiday Inn: Special Valentine Edition - Last minute Valentine shopping with vendor prizes!! Music by Splash from 8 PM-12 AM in the bar.
3) **Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.): February Exhibit: Featured Artist E.L. Downey: “Mardi Gras Masks” - Original, Wearable Art Masks sculpted of fine leather, feathers, and other treasures (Thru Feb. 2016).
Additionally, be sure to catch these First Friday events:
1) **Binghamton Philharmonic at Binghamton State Office Building (44 Hawley St., 18th Fl.): Feb. 5 Concert at 7:30 PM: Binghamton Philharmonic Presents: Break of Reality - "Classic Rock" takes on a whole new meaning when Break of Reality hits the State Office Building stage ... blending classical technique & rock'n'roll into something that brings together the best of both genres. Tickets, $25 (general admission seating); order at 723.3931. Website: binghamtonphilharmonic.org.
2) **Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): Feb. 5: Family Game Night on First Friday: During the 19th century, more people saw an increase in their leisure time. This meant more group activities like parlor games! Join Us for Graces, throwing the smile, Fox and Geese, charades and more. Free and open to the public from 6-9 PM.
3) **Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl., Suite 501): Feb. 5, 6-9 PM: “Robert Hofmann: Soldier and Artists in the Middle East” - Pencil and Pastel Drawings, Recent Gift of Drawings to the Binghamton University Art Museum. Witness landscapes, livingscapes and everyday life in Egypt and Turkey during and after World War I through sketches by early 20th century artist, Robert Hofmann. This is a satellite exhibition provided by the Binghamton University Art Museum. (The complimentary exhibit of Hofmann's art work on display at BU's Art Musuem, Feb. 4-Mar. 25, 2016.)
This First Friday Art Walk, presented by GWSA and sponsored in part by Equinox Broadcasting, M&T Bank, and Triple Cities Carousel, will feature 28 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.
Venue locations on February 5 are:
— On STATE Street and Artists’ Row:
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl., Suite 501): See above listing on Pg. 2. Website: broomearts.org.
**Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St.): Feb. 5, 6-9 PM: First Friday Artist/Exhibit, TBA. Website: comop.org.
**The Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists’ Row): See above listing on Pg. 1. (Call 722.9593 for Weekday Hours.) Website: BobConnelly.com.
**Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row): February Exhibit: Art by Jeanne VanBuren - Paintings and Don Sharpe: “Sticks and Stones and Scavenged Bones" (Feb. 5-27, 2016). (Gallery Hours: First Friday, 3-9; Friday, 3-6; Saturday, 12-4. Also, Gallery Talk, "Stone Stacking" Workshop with Don Sharpe, on Third Thursday, Feb. 18, 7 PM.)Website: cooperativegallery.com.
**Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery (204 State St.): February Exhibit: Featuring Kathy Armstrong, Bennett Austin, Earl Lehman, Marc Schmisky: 4 Painters - 4 Styles | "Realism to Non-Objective" (Feb. 5-27, 2016). (Gallery Hours: 1st Friday, 6-9 PM; Saturdays, 11-3 & by appointment, 772.6725.) Website: oraziosalati.com.
**Uncorked Creations Binghamton (205 State St., 2nd & 3rd Fls., above The Connelly Gallery, Artists’ Row): Feb. 5, 6-9 PM: Stop into Uncorked's Wine & Chocolate Loft (3rd Fl.) for Fondue Friday ($10 cheese or chocolate fondue), Live Music & Drink Specials! New Artwork by Andrew Morgan and work by E. B. Schott and Ken Hauer on display. Website: UncorkedBinghamton.com.
— On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON (Between Hawley/Court Sts.) & WASHINGTON Street (Between Henry/Lewis Sts.):
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): Feb. 5, 6-9 PM: Music by Pat Raube, singer/songwriter, performing from 6-9 PM. Website: garlandgallery.com.
**Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.): First Friday Event, TBA. Website: OrionBeautyandBalance.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. Website: the shop219.com.
— On COURT Street:
**Citrea Restaurant and Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on the Riverwalk): Featured Artist, Abraham Alt: "Untitled." Music, 6-9 PM, by "Sabor Latino," salsa music & dancing!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 and RiverRead Books & open 7 days a week, including brunch on Saturday & Sunday.) Website: citreapizza.com.
**Imagicka (39 Court St.): Introducing: Artist Michael Jenks - Acrylic Paintings. First Friday Guests: Patty Barber, NP, and Orion Barber - Meet and Greet - Providing information on Usui & Tibetian Reiki I Class offered on Sunday, Feb. 21, at Imagicka. Tarot Readings with Brandon. Rune Readings with Sam. And more! ... other special guests to be announced.Website: facebook.com/Imagicka75.
**HealthLinkNY (49 Court St.): Feb. 5, 6-9: First Fridays at HealthLinkNY: Artist Angela Cook: Abstract Art - Acrylic on Canvas. Angela's larger pieces on display and her smaller "Littles" will be for sale. Light food & refreshments provided. Website: healthlinkny.com.
**Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): See above listing on Pg. 2. Website: phelpsmansion.org.
**River Read Books (5 Court St.): First Friday Exhibit & Music, TBA. Website: riverreadbooks.com.
**The Place on Court (73 Court St.): Exhibit: Artist Sam Parlett: "Cotton Candy Everything" - Canvas/Acrylic Spray Paint. Happy & colorful, painted canvases, stickers & posters themed around good vibes & candy. Music: **Back by Popular Demand** THE PARLOR CATS, Swingin, Harp-driven, Jumpin West Coast Blues, Kinda Sound starting at 8 PM. (Also, check us out at: facebook.com/theplaceoncourt73; on Twitter and Instagram: theplaceoncourt.) Website: theplaceoncourt.com.
— 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 - A Store Within a Store! The Shop, Market & Gifts located in front of the restaurant, featuring Italian Specialty Foods & Gifts & all your Little Venice Favorites. Open Fridays until 11 PM. Order Online for Gift Cards, Sauce & other retail items.(Hours: Tue.-Thu., Sun., 11:30-10; F-Sat., 11:30-11; closed Mon.) Website: LittleVeniceRestaurant.com.
— On HAWLEY Street:
**Binghamton Philharmonic at Binghamton State Office Building (44 Hawley St., 18th Fl.): See above listing on Pg. 1. Website: binghamtonphilharmonic.org.
**Equinox Broadcasting at Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.): See above listing on Pg. 1. Website: equinoxbroadcasting.com.
**Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.): See above listing on Pg. 1.Website: holidayinnbinghamton.com.
**Zona & Co. Grille (15 Hawley St., corner Gorgeous Washington St.): Feb. 5: Downtown Cafe`
offering Southwestern, American & Asian cuisine & drinks!Website: zonagrille.com.
— On HAWLEY Street:
**Christ Church (10 Henry St.): See above listing on Pg. 1. Website: Christchurch.steepleconnect.com.
— On MAIN Street (West Side):
**The Bundy Museum of Art & History (129 Main St., west side): In the 3rd Fl. Gallery: The Bundy Museum Presents: “The Dysfunction of Sameness - The Art of Tommy Jeff Young Jr.: Oil Paintings, Acrylics, Pencil Drawings (Thru Mar. 1, 2016). Feb. 5 Opening Reception, 6-9 PM. In the 2nd Fl. Gallery: Exhibit: “Direct Link"- An Exhibition of Binghamton City Directories, 1870-1950 (Thru Mar. 3, 2016).(Art Gallery admission always FREE. Tue. - Sat., 11-5.) Website: bundymuseum.org.
**Chatterbox Café, Tapas & Oyster Bar (21 Main St., west side): February Exhibit: Scott Stevens: "The Countryside" - Paintings (On Display for one week). [Artist Info: Born & raised in Greene, NY, Scott graduated from Harpursville HS. A self-taught local artist, he started painting in the early 1990s, specializing in both landscapes & murals.] First Friday Food & Bar Specials. Music, TBA.
**Main Street Baptist Church (117 Main St., west side): See above listing on Pg. 1. Website: mainstreetbaptist.net.
— On PROSPECT Ave.:
**ART Mission and Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Gallery: Yelena Yeva: "The Art of Letting Go" - Photography. 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.): Feb. 5, 6-9 PM: In Lobby & Library: Kelly Slocum: “True North ~ 4 Seasons of Hope” - Watercolor Paintings (Thru Feb. 2016). Also, note cards included. ["The Northern Winter is a peaceful, powerful time to explore creative energy that's enhanced by the quietness of nature. The end of another year but a new one just begun offers a blank page for all of us to fill with all the happiness & dreams come true that we can handle. Dream big. Dream bright. Just dream about the possibilities & never lose sight of our inner child." -Kelly Slocum
— On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side):
**Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Exhibit - Held Over: Exhibit-Held Over: Jack DeMarco: Paintings - Primarily in Acrylics on Canvas: Landscapes, Abstracts & Portraits (Thru Feb. 2016). NEW Restaurant Hours: Thu.-Sat., 11 AM-9 PM. Daily Specials & Serving until 9 PM every Thu.-Sat. [FYI, WITW now available for private parties any day the restaurant's closed. Also, the 2nd floor is available as rental for meetings, shared workspace, to practitioners, as a mobile office. Contact us for details.] Website: wholeinthewall.com.
— On WATER Street:
**Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.): See above listing on Pg. 1. In the Lounge from 9 PM-12 AM: Peaches and Crime ... Be transported back in time to a glamorous bygone era! Music, Murder & Mischief! Vaudeville with a Venegance! The Criminal Cabaret! On First Friday, Cafe open until 11 PM. Lounge until 2 AM. Website: lostdogcafe.net.
The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.
For more information on February 5 First Friday Art Walk, contact Jesse Wheeler (Chair of Gorgeous Washington St. Association) at Davidson Fox & Co., LLP, EM: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit GWSA’s website at: gorgeouswashington.com.