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First Friday Binghamton
October 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Features of Binghamton’s Next First Friday Art Walk – OCTOBER 6
Among the many gallery/art shows, music performances, and special events during Binghamton’s next First Friday Art Walk on October 6, 6-9 PM, include:
On Artists’ Row (State Street between Henry and Lewis Streets):
1) Andrew Morgan: “Beyond the Garden”: Photography / Images of Binghamton (Oct. 6-Nov. 11, 2017) at Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts/ABFA (186 State St.). [Oct. 6 First Friday opening reception, 6-9 PM. Mid-Exhibition Reception on Nov. 3 First Friday, 6-9 PM.]
2) Sculptors Karen Kuff-Demicco and Barbara Bernstein: “Figurative Journey” – Exploring the human form, emotions, and life’s experiences (Oct. 6-28, 2017) at Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St.).
3) Charles McGill: “A Memorial Exhibition” – A small sample of his provocative and emotional work/sculpture (Thru Oct. 28, 2017) at Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St.).
Also, at other downtown, west side, and south side venue locations:
4) “The Art of Binghamton”: Celebrating 150 Years of Art – The city’s past, innovation, progress, and beauty at Art Mission and Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.). A premiere gallery experience of art created by local artists and based on Binghamton’s Sesquicentennial featuring an eclectic group of media from classic to advanced digital for a unique representation of Binghamton, past, present or future (Thru Nov. 3, 2017).
5) Steven Palmer: “STEVEN is thinking iconically; forwards, backwards, inside & outside” – New Work by Binghamton Artist Steven Palmer, a collection of mixed media/oil paintings (Thru Oct. 30, 2017) at The Bundy Museum of History & Art (129 Main St.): 3rd Fl. Modern Art Gallery. In the Bundy’s 2nd Fl. Gallery in cooperation with the Phelps Mansion Museum: “Lest We Forget”: A collection of original Victorian Memento Mori, Remembrance & Mourning Art – Etchings, lithographs, stereo view cards, embroidery samplers, hair art, mourning pins, brooches, memorial art and photographs ((Only on Oct. 6-7, 2017). 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.
6) E. B. Schott: “The Serene of Green” – 13 Green Paintings: A culmination of E. B.’s past, present and future, shaping and developing who E. B. is as a contemporary artist and “reflected in multiple patchworks coinciding with the plethora personas nexus embedded in the keen green serene” (Thru Oct. 2017) at Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St.).
7) Barbara Shope: “Autumn Joy” – Landscapes and Floral Watercolors at Christ Church (10 Henry St.). (Only on Oct. 6 from 6-9 PM.)
8) Bonnie Drum-Yetter: “Animal Magnetism” – Soft Realism Pastel Paintings at Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl.). (Exhibit thru Oct. 2017, First Friday Opening Reception, 6-9 PM, M-F, 11-5.)
9) Robert Skiba: “Mixing It Up” – Multi-Media Work: Drawings, mixed media assemblages, paintings, sculptures, and vivid photography (Thru October 2017) at The Gallery at 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.).
10) Aaron Bennett: “Between Points and Paper” (Spherical Trails): Ballpoint pen drawings, work between the point of the pen and the papers that hold them (Thru October 2017) at Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.).
11) Bob Alan Bricks, contemporary artist, and Zuri Sabir: Creating spontaneous portraits described as vibrant, detailed, and full of emotion [Only on Oct. 6 First Friday from 6-9 PM] at Doc Concrescence Kava Bar & Social Club (89 Court St., corner Chenango St.).
Additional artist/artisan and special event highlights:
Robert Rogers, professional puppeteer: “38 Years of Puppet-Making: A Retrospective”* with short performances and demonstrations during First Friday at HealthLink NY (49 Court St.). Rogers’ repertoire includes productions for young and old alike from adaptations of classic literature, original plays and musical concert pieces. [*Only on Oct. 6 First Friday from 6-9 PM.]
Urban Pewter by Selen Design, new fall collection, at The Goldsmith (31 Lewis St. in historic Kilmer Bldg.). (Open on First Friday, 10-8; store hours: Tue.-Fri., 10-6; Thu., 10-8; Sat., 10-5.)
“CLEW in the Mansion”: A night of fun, magic, mystery, and Murder at Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.)! Join Detective Chief Inspector Kemper, the master of mystery, and become either sleuth or suspect in this mystery show on First Friday with three shows at 6:30, 7:45, or 9 PM; each performance limited to 15 people. Tickets, $25 per person; reservations necessary, call 722-4873 to reserve ticket(s).
Paint the Town Purple, a presentation of the Crime Victim’s Assistance Center in honor of October being domestic violence awareness month, at Peacemaker Stage (On Riverwalk off Court St.) at 7 PM: Featuring a DJ, special performers, a purple rock painting station, and more. Info: cvac.us/paint-the-town-purple.
Music performance highlights include:
Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra/BPO presents “Cello Fury” concert, 7:30 PM, at State Office Bldg., 5th Fl. (44 Hawley St.): Original music combining symphonic sounds with driving rock beats by Cello Fury quartet (3 cellists, 1 drummer). Tickets, $25 general admission; reservations call BPO Box Office, 723.3931, or order online at: binghamtonphilharmonic.org.
City Light Coffee (254 Washington St.): Hailey Wiggins, singer/songwriter, performing 6-9 PM. (Tickets online at: bandsintown.com.)
Trinity Church (44 Main St.): CANDLECHANT by Trinity Women’s Choir with handbells and organ improvisation performed in candlelight from 7:30-8 PM; free admission.
Atomic Tom’s (196 State St./Artists’ Row): Binghamton Live Songwriters Series at Atomic Tom’s, 6-9 PM. (If outside, songwriters in Atomic Tom’s alley; inside, in Atomic Tom’s parlor with host John Kanazawich [binghamtonlive.com].
Besides those already listed, other venue locations hosting a First Friday event on October 6 are: Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St./Artists’ Row).
Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St. between Hawley & Court St.) and The Shop (219 Washington St.).
Citrea Restaurant & Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on Riverwalk), Imagicka (39 Court St.), and Yoga Body Shop (7 Court St., Suite 3, on Riverwalk).
Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.).
First Friday Art Walk, presented by Gorgeous Washington Street Association/GWSA, is sponsored in part by M&T Bank (lead sponsor for 2017), Equinox Broadcasting, and Triple Cities Carousel, with venue locations open October 6, from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise. First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice. More info on Oct. 6 First Friday Art Walk, contact Jesse Wheeler (GWSA Chair at Davidson Fox & Co., email@example.com), or online: gorgeouswashington.com.