From our friends at the Gorgeous Washington St Association.
Top Picks of Binghamton’s Next First Friday Art Walk with 29 Venues – JULY 7
Top picks at Binghamton’s next First Friday Art Walk include fine art, photography, fused glass and pottery exhibits, live music, Binghamton Live on the Waterfront festival, architectural tours, an installation preview with an operalogue-style performance, and more on July 7 with 29 venue locations downtown, west side, and south side.
The top 10 art picks of First Friday venues hosting art shows on July 7 are:
On Artists’ Row (State Street between Henry and Lewis Streets):
1) Mary Kester, retired Syracuse University art professor: “Pushing Tapestry: Image and Dimension” – Abstractions from human and landscape forms, and Neolithic stones sites (Thru July 2017) at Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St.).
2) Eileen Seeley Schlag, new gallery artist: “What Meets the Eye and Touches the Heart” – Paintings and Encaustics and Karen Fedczuk: “Aloha-Recent Works (Thru July 2017) at Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St.).
3) Joseph Dailey – Recent Paintings (Thru July 29, 2017) at Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts (186 State St.).
4) Sandra Hopkins (of Northern Colorado): Fabric Art* – Reclaimed fabric scraps and quilted together, restoring and witnessing to wholeness or holiness, revealed in disconnected, ordinary histories at Pop-Up Art Gallery/Exhibit (Back entrance of The Forum Theatre on State St.). [*On display only during First Friday, 6-9 PM.]
Additional art picks:
5) 17th Joyce K. L. Smith Environmental Photography Award Winning Exhibit at Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl.) – Raising public awareness of Broome County’s impressive beauty and natural resources (Thru July 28, 2017, M-F, 11-5). Also, Preview of Installation* by Artist AmarA who will paint a mural to the inspiration of live music by The Summer Savoyards who will present an “operalogue-style” performance from Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Sorcerer from 6:3-7:30 PM. [*Installation will take place at The Bundy Museum in August over several days and featuring Painter AmarA and a multitude of musicians from the U.S. including from New Mexico.]
6) Albert White, a Mohawk Indian: “Myths and Small Truths” – New Works at The Bundy Museum of History & Art (129 Main St.), on exhibit in 3rd Fl. Modern Art Gallery (Thru Aug. 1, 2017). Also, “Understanding the Landscape of Upstate through the Hudson River School” by guest curator Astrid Tvetenstrand, on exhibit in the 2nd Fl. Gallery (Thru Aug. 29, 2017) from a local private collection. “Binghamton, America” by O. T Pony – Photographs taken over the course of six years living in the darkest city in America (Thru July 2017), on exhibit in Binghamton Photo’s 1st Fl. Gallery (32 Cedar St., Binghamton).
7) Joanne Thorne Arnold: “MERGE” – An Exploration in Color with recent fused glass pieces/wall plaques (Thru August 2017) at The Gallery at 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.).
8) Linda Johnson Studio: Heirloom Quality Pottery – White stoneware featuring tiny details, subtle textures, and heartwarming illustrations, all handmade one piece at a time at The Goldsmith (31 Lewis St., historic Kilmer Bldg., corner Chenango St.). [The Goldsmith is open on First Friday, 10 AM-8 PM.]
9) Russ Baker: Photography at Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect St., off Lewis St.).
10) Kirk Holm Madsen/Madsenarts: “Visions in Cloth and Dye” – Batik and Dyed Art and Apparel at Christ Church (10 Henry St.). Also, Endicott Performing Arts Center: Selections from “Heathers” the musical from 7-9 PM in the sanctuary and Natraly’s Organic Body Products available for purchase (in Great Hall).
Other First Friday highlights include:
A) Binghamton Live on the Waterfront/LOTW (Off Court St. on Riverwalk/Chenango Promenade): Small Arts/Farm Goods/Music Festival on First Fridays, June-August, from 5-8 PM with live music on July 7 by Next to Kin and Bess Greenberg on the Peacemaker Stage. Also, free beer/wine tastings from local craft breweries and wineries, arts and farm vendors, and food trucks. The LOTW event is coordinated by the Binghamton Economic Development department.
B) Binghamton Live Songwriters with Host John Kanazawich performing in the Alley at Atomic Tom’s (196 State St./Artists’ Row) from 6-9 PM [binghamtonlive.com].
C) Architectural mansion tours of the 1st and 2nd floors of the Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.); free admission. Also, free trolley tours by PAST (Preservation Association of Southern Tier) at 6, 7, and 8 PM depart from the Phelps Mansion Museum during First Friday. The trolley circulates along a route and riders can get on/off at any time.
Besides those already listed, other venue locations hosting a First Friday event on July 7 are:
Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row): Featuring Frank “Frankie Picasso” Feitsma: Paintings. Frankie paints with his mouth and is in a wheelchair as he is afflicted with MS.
Uncorked Creations (205 State St., Artists’ Row): New 2nd fl. Ceramics and Pottery Studio.
Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): Pat Raube, singer/songwriter, and more from 6-9 PM.
Citrea Restaurant & Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on Riverwalk): Exhibit: Photography by Sean Murphy, “Untitled,” thru July, 2017.
HealthLink NY (49 Court St.): Richard G. Nolan: Showcase of Unique Handcrafted Wood Art. (Exhibit only on July 7 First Friday from 6-9 PM.)
Urban Star Vintage Boutique (75 Court St.): “Intuition” by Andrea (certified coach/counselor/medium); readings $35. Artist/Display, TBA.
Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.): Binghamton’s original Art Gallery: Over 150 signed paintings on display throughout the restaurant, open until 10 PM every Friday. The Shop at Little Venice: Italian Specialty Foods, Gifts & Little Venice Favorites.
Despina’s Mediterranean Taste (20 Hawley St., corner State St.): 3-Course Dinner* Special, $15, from 5-9 PM. (*Choose from Leg of Lamb over pilaf, Mousaka, or Greek Spaghetti served with chicken, grilled salmon, or shrimp. Call 235.2406 to make a reservation.)
Equinox Broadcasting at Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.): COOL 106.7 presents Cans ‘N Clams in downtown Binghamton: Entertainment by Brotherhood, 6-10 PM; fun, prizes, food, drink specials, and drawings for getaways including Myrtle Beach, Orlando and NYC.
Trinity Church (44 Main St.): Duo Pianists, Alex Gastonguay and Tim Smith, performing music of Grieg, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy from 7:30-8 PM.
Whole in the Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Adam Maxwell Schultz: Display of newer and older work in acrylic, spray paint and mixed media (Thru August 2017). Open Thu. - Sat., 11 AM-9 PM with patio dining, weather permitting.
Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St.): Connor Henderson: “Queen Sanctuary” – Archival Inkjet Prints/Digital Photography (Thru July 2017). [Meet-the-Artist Reception in Lost Dog Lounge from 6-8 PM. Music in the Lounge by DJ mjDUKE, spinning pop, dance & favorites at 9 PM.]
Those First Friday venues listed as TBA for July 7: City Light Coffee (254 Washington St., near Forum Theater); Doc Concrescence Kava/Tea/Elixir Bar & Social Club (89 Court St., corner Chenango St.); and Yoga Body Shop (7 Court St., Suite 3, on Riverwalk).