From our friends at the Gorgeous Washington Street Association who do so much for this area!
September 1, 2017 Event, Binghamton, NY
On Artists’ Row (State Street between Henry and Lewis Streets):
1) Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts (186 State St.) with “Borrowing Sugar”: A Group Exhibition – Exhibit A (Corning, NY) at ABFA…what happens when two galleries share ideas and swap spaces. Mid-exhibition reception from 6-9 PM; exhibit ends Sat., Sep. 30. [Gallery hours: Saturdays, 12-Noon to 4 PM or by appointment.] Also, LUMA Night from 9 PM - Midnight.
2) Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St.): Susan Kendrot, “Fragments” and Betsy Williams, “New Work”: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture (Sep. 1-24, 2017).
3) Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St.): Marc Schmisky: “A New Direction: Layers of Discovery” – Exhibition of paintings in cold wax and oil (Thru Sep. 25, 2017).
More top art picks at other downtown, west side, and south side venue locations:
4) The Bundy Museum of History & Art (129 Main St.): 3rd Fl. Modern Art Gallery: Bob Alan Bricks: “THRUST” – Random Works (Thru Oct. 2, 2017). In the Bundy’s 2nd Fl. Gallery: “A New Look at Old Perspectives”: Exploring life in early 20th Century Binghamton through a series of prints made from rediscovered negatives shot by some of the area’s first amateur photographers. Exhibit (Thru Oct. 2, 2017) contains photographic prints from a collection of film negatives dating to the mid-1910s and processed by R. H. Douglas Co., a photo supply company once located at 18 Chenango St., Binghamton. At Bundy Museum and Binghamton Photo’s 1st Fl. Gallery (32 Cedar St., Binghamton): “From a Haunting” – Photography by Matthew R. Browning: A phantasmagoric collection of Lith-printed photographs (Thru Oct. 3, 2017).
5) HealthLink NY (49 Court St.): Nance Brown: Showcase*: “The Water Color Worlds of Nance Brown” - Loosely interpreted studies in semi-realistic form, varying from floral and botanical to landscape, still life, and portraiture. (*Exhibit only on Sep. 1 First Friday from 6-9 PM.)
6) Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St.): Jean Burlingame: “Emotions and Other Natural Disasters” – Paintings (Thru Sep. 2017).
7) Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl.): Annual Members Show, featuring a variety of art created by BCAC members. (Exhibit thru Sep. 29, 2017, First Friday, 6-9 PM, M-F, 11-5),
8) The Gallery at 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.): Robert Skiba: “Mixing It Up” – Multi-Media Work, including drawings, mixed media assemblages, paintings, sculptures, and vivid photography (Thru October 2017). [Sep.1 Opening Reception, 6-9 PM, and a Gallery Talk in the River Room at 7 PM.]
9) Doc Con’s Kava Bar & Social Club (89 Court St., corner Chenango St.): Rob Boss: Funkadelic Live Art* Additionally, Doc Concrescence presents “Illuminate yourself inside and out on First Friday” featuring Illumination Elixir Specials all day. Music by Still Searching, acoustic Pop Punk duo with unique, quick-wit lyrics & heartfelt sound for memorable live show; Pop-up restaurant, TBA.
10) Christ Church (10 Henry St.): Artists Eileen and Michael Radigan: “Recent Work” – Fused glass plates, bowls, and sculptures (Only on Sep. 1 from 6-9 PM). [In the Sanctuary: Festive Fagotti, a fun and feisty bassoon ensemble playing all types of music, from 6-9 PM.]
Additional venues hosting art/artisan shows:
Art Mission and Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Ramona Lena: “Marlene’s Gift” – Photography.
Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Aaron Bennett: “Between Points and Paper” (Spherical Trails): Ballpoint pen drawings, work between the point of the pen and the papers that hold them. Made of spherically-tipped pens (Thru October 2017). Open Thu. - Sat., 11 AM-9 PM with patio dining, weather permitting.
The Goldsmith (31 Lewis St. in historic Kilmer Bldg.): New fall collection of one-of-a-kind Jewelry with a vintage look and modern flair with colored gems and diamonds set in yellow gold and sterling silver. (Open on First Friday, 10-8; store hours: Tue.-Fri., 10-6; Thu., 10-8; Sat., 10-5.)
Other First Friday highlights:
York Productions (140 Front St.): New First Friday venue hosting an Open House featuring local art on display, local musicians playing, and studio tours from 6-10 PM.
Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): 5 Sopranos singing Duel Concert, presented by the Muratori Voice Studio. Also, the first floor of the Phelps Mansion will be open for viewing, 6-9 PM.
Besides those already listed, other venue locations hosting a First Friday event on September 1 are:
Atomic Tom’s (196 State St./Artists’ Row): Binghamton Live Songwriters Series at Atomic Tom’s, 6 PM-Midnight, no cover: The Blind Spots, Kites and Power Lines, and others. Host John Kanaz [binghamtonlive.com].
Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St./Artists’ Row): Alicia “AJ” Wagner: “Not Broke, Just Bent Pt. 2: Medically-themed Graphics, Paintings, and Mixed Media. (Exhibit only on Sep. 1 First Friday from 6-9 PM.)
City Light Coffee (254 Washington St.): Featuring live music, TBA, and Coffee with a Cause.
Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St. between Hawley & Court St.): Entertainment by Pat Raube, singer/songwriter, 6-9 PM.
The Shop (219 Washington St.): Featured art: “The Wall” acrylic mural by Nathan Gorman; “We <3 Graffiti,” photos on canvas, and “Binghamton Herald” wall graphic by Eugenie and Zoran. New menu items and happy hour, 5-7 PM.
Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.): Binghamton’s original Art Gallery: Over 150 signed paintings on display throughout the restaurant, including several by Binghamton artist Armondo Dellasanta. Open until 10 PM every Friday. The Shop at Little Venice: Italian Specialty Foods, Gifts & Little Venice Favorites.
Equinox Broadcasting at Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.): COOL 106.7 presents the Finale-Farewell to Summer, “Cans ‘N Clams” and ‘White Out’ party in downtown Binghamton. Entertainment by ROOSTER & the Roadhouse Horns, 6-10 PM; fun, prizes, food, drink specials.
Trinity Church (44 Main St.): The Mountainaire Brass, quintet performing all types of music from 7:30-8 PM; free admission.
Those First Friday venues listed as TBA for September 1: Imagicka (39 Court St.) and Yoga Body Shop (7 Court St., Suite 3, on Riverwalk).
Also, there are three, free historic trolley tours from PAST (Preservation Association of Southern Tier) with Carol Hawley at 6 PM and Joan Sprague at 7 and 8 PM, departing from Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.) during First Friday. The trolley circulates along a route, 6-9 PM, and riders can get on/off at any time.
First Friday Art Walk, presented by Gorgeous Washington Street Association/GWSA, is sponsored in part by M&T Bank (lead sponsor), Equinox Broadcasting, and Triple Cities Carousel, with venue locations open Sep. 1, from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise. First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice. More info on Sep. 1 First Friday Art Walk, contact Jesse Wheeler (GWSA Chair at Davidson Fox & Co., firstname.lastname@example.org), or online: gorgeouswashington.com.