September 2, 2016 Event, Binghamton, NY
New Venue, Varied Art Shows & Music Performances, LUMA Projection Arts Festival & LUMA-Inspired Events, Electric Motorcycle Demo Highlight Next First Friday – SEPTEMBER 2
Catch LUMA Fest fever at the next First Friday! Before the 2nd LUMA Projection Arts Festival takes center stage in downtown Binghamton at sundown, first take in the many creative offerings during the monthly First Friday Art Walk on September 2. Among the many highlights:
1) Newest First Friday venue, Yoga Body Studio/YBS (7 Court St. on Riverwalk, next to Citrea Restaurant & Bar), at their new downtown Binghamton location, will feature “From Brackney and Beyond” photography by Kirk and Lesli VanZandbergen. As a Baptiste Yoga Affiliate Studio, YBS offers a full schedule of classes to meet any schedule and their Juice Lounge serves fresh-pressed, organic juices and smoothies made from fresh fruit. (More info: yogabodyshop.com; on Facebook.)
2) Group show, “Separate Paths,” at Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St.), highlighting the art of four classmates from the New York Studio School, 1978, Ken Weir, David Saffer, Robert Lobe, and Morgan Taylor, and featuring still life, cityscapes, and figure compositions including Weir’s triptych: “The Settlement of Maine (NY)”… 3 panels: “The Imagination of Man,” “The Extirpation” and “The Tamed Species”. [This exhibit is dedicated to David Saffer who died in 2015 and represents the first public display of his artwork described as similar to the works of Matisse and Bonnard.]
3) New art show at The Gallery at 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.): “Upstate New York Beasts In Residence” with watercolors by Johanna Husband and oils by Jodie Mangor, who will also present a Gallery Talk at 7 PM on First Friday. This exhibit continues thru Oct. 2016.
4) Two First Friday art exhibits at HealthLinkNY (49 Court St.) featuring Caroline Guzewicz: “Galaxies at My Fingertips,” mixed media inspired by the night sky, and Dr. Jagmohan S. Sidhu: “Abstract Art in Pathology” where the patterns of tissue cells under the microscope are akin to paintings on a canvas. Also, Vic Fontaine will be performing jazz/blues from 6-9 PM.
5) RiverRead Books (5 Court St.): Joanne Thorne Arnold: “Whimsical Glass Landscapes” (fused glass) and Triple Cities Makerspace/TCM, showcasing an electric motorcycle and electric transportation from 6-8 PM. (TCM presentation/demonstration represents a preview for National Drive Electric Week’s Binghamton Event on Saturday, Sep. 10, to be held at/around TCM, 362 State St., Binghamton.)
To kick off Binghamton’s 2nd LUMA Projection Arts Festival, there’s SINGBING, a community, group SING at Peacemaker’s Stage (on Riverwalk, near RiverRead Books) at 7 PM (details at singbing.org).
At sundown, LUMA Projection Arts Festival begins and downtown Binghamton will be transformed into an outdoor gallery of light, animation and sound with a 48-piece orchestra from the Binghamton Philharmonic, back stage at The Forum Theatre (State St. entrance). A LUMA Projection Art location will be on the back wall of Forum Theatre with Binghamton Philharmonic providing musical accompaniment (short performance, repeated multiple times) to an animated BC Comic Strip LUMA projection. (LUMA rain dates: 9/3 and 9/4; more info online: lumafestival.com and bingpop.com.)
The official LUMA After-Party will be held at Lost Dog Lounge (222 Water St.), 9 PM-3 AM. Meet the LUMA makers and enjoy outdoor BBQ, DJ, special LUMA drinks and surprises; no cover. Featured artist for September at Lost Dog Café is Melissa Cantwell from Rochester: “Psychedelic Priorities.”
This First Friday Art Walk, presented by the Gorgeous Washington Street Association/GWSA, is sponsored in part by M&T Bank (2016 lead sponsor), Equinox Broadcasting, and Triple Cities Carousel, with 29 venue locations open September 2, from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.
Besides those already listed, other venue locations on September 2 are:
- On STATE Street:
**Atomic Tom’s (196 State St.): Featured Artist, Voodoo Highway from Binghamton, at 9 PM, held inside Atomic Tom’s. On Veranda Stages from 5-8:30 PM: South Stage, 5-6 & 7-7:30 PM: Singer-Songwriters Dana Stewart of Voodoo Highway, Emily Rose of Ithaca, and Bob Volk of Syracuse (JCHS alumnus) plus on North Stage, 6-7 & 7:30-8:30 PM: Kites and Powerlines and Dirt Farm.
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl., Suite 501): Exhibit, 6-9 PM: BCAC Members Art Show (Thru Sep. 2, 2016).
**Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists’ Row): Orazio Salati: “Liminality” – A Transitional Space to the Next”: New Mixed Media Abstractions in Oil, Wax & Tar (Thru Oct. 15, 2016). [Gallery closed from 9/22-10/7/16.]
— On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON and WASHINGTON Street:
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): Pat Raube, singer/songwriter, performing from 6-9 PM.
**The Shop (219 Washington St.): LUMA Projection Art Location. Outdoor Beer/Snack Bar, plus LUMA drink specials all night.
— On COURT Street:
**Citrea Restaurant & Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on Riverwalk): Exhibit: Martina DiRose: “I AM” – Pop Art.
**Imagicka (39 Court St.): First Friday event, TBA.
**Parlor City Trolley & Tours by PAST from Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): Trolley departs from Phelps Mansion and circulates along a route from 6-9 PM; riders can get on/off at any time, free. Tours by PAST from 6-8 PM & learn about local architecture and history.
**Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): “Five and ½ Sopranos” voice recital at 7 PM by students of Mary Lou Muratori. Also, first floor of the Mansion open for viewing, 6-9 PM.
**Sake Tumi – Asian Fusion Restaurant & Sushi Bar (71 Court St.): September Exhibit: Jack DeMarco: “Bridges from Here and There” – Acrylics on Canvas.
**The Place on Court (73 Court St.): Latinos United Latin Platinum Dance Party. September Exhibit: Bob Alan Bricks (a.k.a. BAB): “What Does It Mean? FUK. Just Look At It!” with a wide range of art styles, techniques, and media.
— On CHENANGO Street:
**Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.): Binghamton’s Original Art Gallery: Over 150 signed paintings on display throughout the restaurant. Serving dinner every Friday until 10 PM.
— On FRONT Street:
**Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St): Exhibits: “Art of Binghamton” (Thru Sep. 2016). “Heliodelic Topography: The Art of Brian Keeler…Expressions of Sun-Drenched Forms” – Oil Paintings (Thru Jan. 2017). “Transformations: The Visionary Art of Jerome Weinberger” – Sculpture (Thru Oct. 2016).
— On HAWLEY Street:
**Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.): Equinox Broadcasting’s COOL 106.7’s Cans N Clams Finale on the Patio with live music by Rooster and the Roadhouse performing from 6-10 PM. Also, pictures on the “Red Carpet” by Pavlik Photo/Design and First Friday artist, Sean Murphy: “Waterfalls and Fowl” photography, featuring framed and unframed pieces of waterfalls and waterbirds, plus a few images of eagles and hawks.
— On HENRY Street:
**Christ Church (10 Henry St., corner Water St.): Sep. 2, 6-9 PM: Inside the Great Hall: Joan Chubbuck: “Fauna and Flora” – Hand Painted Porcelain and Tile. In Sanctuary: “Festive Fagotti” – A bassoon quartet playing from 7-7:30 and 8-8:30 PM.
— On LEWIS Street:
**PAST/Preservation Association of So. Tier at Historic Kilmer Building (31 Lewis St., corner Chenango St.): Exhibit in Lobby: “THEN and NOW” – A Comparison of Vintage (early 20th Century) and Current Views of Broome County (Binghamton, Endicott, Vestal & Johnson City), taken from the same locations (Thru Sep. 2016).
— On MAIN Street (West Side):
**Chatterbox Café, Tapas & Oyster Bar (21 Main St., westside): Special First Friday event: Exhibit: “Berlin Photos – Contemporary Art from Cold-War Secret CIA Station." Photos taken by Damien Sotohp from a little known Cold-War relic in Berlin, Teufelsberg, a top-secret CIA listening station in the middle of a forest half an hour from Berlin city center and now known as a playground for underground graffiti artists. (Exhibit thru mid-September 2016.)
**The Bundy Museum of History and Art (129 Main St.): Open Art Gallery, 3rd Fl.: “The Falconer and Other Stories” – Colored Pencil Realism by Victor Lay (Thru Oct. 4, 2016). Opening Reception on Sep. 2 First Friday from 6-9 PM. In 2nd Fl. Gallery: “Inside, Inside” – Photography Exhibit of Early 20th Century Homes’ Interiors (Thru Oct. 4, 2016).
**Trinity Memorial Church (44 Main St.): In the Sanctuary, 8:30-9 PM: Chris and Laurie Brown on guitar and vocals performing.
— On PROSPECT Ave.:
**ART Mission and Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Gallery: Maggie Martin: “Visual Interest” – Watercolors.
— On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side):
**Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Judy Decker: Photography (Thru Oct. 2016). Restaurant Open: Thu. - Sat., 11 AM-9 PM with Patio Dining (weather permitting).
The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.
For more information on September 2 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.