First Fridays First Fridays Upcoming Events

ridays Calendar Upcoming Events...

October 3, 2014 Event, Binghamton, NY                                                                                                                                    

Annual Rude and Bold Women Art Show, Zombie Art Walk, Spirits Tour Preview, Baseball, Another Italian Night Among Highlights of Next First Friday Art Walk - OCTOBER 3     

Call it an eclectic October First Friday with annual favorites, Rude and Bold Women Art Show and Zombie Art Walk, plus new additions... a Spirits Tour preview, 100 years of local baseball, another Italian Night, and more ... during the October 3 First Friday Art Walk in Binghamton, NY.

          Start your artwalking early to take in all the diverse First Friday events at 33 venues downtown, west side and south side, beginning at Rude and Bold Women at Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists’ Row) with “A Tribute to the Work of Dianne L. Hodack”(1967-2014), a Rude and Bold Artist and Visionary.  A gala opening will be held on First Friday from 6-9 PM; the exhibit continues on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 12-4 PM and closing from 6-9 PM.  More info:  rudeandboldwomen.com.           

          As you art walk downtown, watch for Zombies as they “Paint the Town Dead and Witness the Horror” starting at 6 PM from Binghamton’s Confluence Park and continuing throughout downtown ending at Imagicka (75 Court St.).  The annual Zombie Walk, created and hosted by Marianne Bauer, is sponsored by Imagicka.  Also there on First Friday:  African Drum and Dance Performances with James Burns and his Binghamton University students and wine tastings from Black Bear Winery (Chenango Forks, NY). 

          Like in September, Binghamton’s past takes center stage “appropriately” at PAST/Preservation Association of Southern Tier (89 Court St., 1st Fl.,corner/Chenango St.) with a Preview of PAST’s Annual Spirits Tour, an exhibit of those citizens soon-to-visit (during 2014 Spirits Tour on Oct. 18) and others who have shaped the local area.   

While downtown, enjoy baseball and the Binghamton Mets winning the 2014 Eastern League Championship at the Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl., Suite 501). There’s an opening reception for “The Art of Baseball - Celebrating a Century in Binghamton,” an exhibit of photographs and memorabilia from the 100 year history of minor league baseball in Greater Binghamton, from the Bingoes to the Triplets to the B-Mets. From 7:15-7:45 PM, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A with former players from championship teams, B-Mets officials, and more.

          From BCAC, it’s a short walk to another Italian Night at Binghamton University’s UDC/University Downtown Center (67 Washington St., across from Arena) with a free concert at 7:30 PM by Diana Tejera from Rome, Italy (youtube.com/user/dianatejera).  An Italian Open Mic at 6 PM features performances by BU students and community members. (To reserve a spot at the Italian Open Mic, email Dana Stewart in BU’s Romance Languages Dept./Italian program at:  stewart@binghamton.edu.  Walk-ups will be accepted, time-permitting.) 

          Other October First Friday highlights include:
1) Community Options (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row): Held over for a second month:  Alicia "AJ" Wagner: "Send More Paramedics..." - Medical-themed Art including Graphic Design, Paintings & Mixed Media.
2) JungleScience Gallery (33 Court St., 2nd Fl.): Dark Arts Show and a Zombie Walk After Party.  
3) Merlin’s (73 Court St.): Live Salsa Music by Salsa Libre from 7:30-11 PM, no cover.         
4) Uncorked Creations (205 State St., 2nd & 3rd Fl., Artists’ Row, above Connelly Gallery, front) : Spooky Specials and Treats in their new Wine Bar (3rd Fl., overlooking Artists’ Row).
5) Victor Lay at The Bundy Museum of Art & History (33 Court St., 2nd Fl.): Open Art Gallery,3rd Fl.:   "Summer's End: Color Pencil Realism by Victor Lay" - Photo Realism (Thru Nov. 4, 2014).  Opening Reception, First Friday Oct. 3, 6-9 PM.

          This First Friday Art Walk, presented by GWSA and sponsored in part by Equinox Broadcasting, M&T Bank, and Triple Cities Carousel, will feature 33 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.

          Venue locations on October 3 are:
         — On STATE Street:
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl., Suite 501):  See listing on page 1.  Stadium-style refreshments & B-Mets souvenirs on sale.  Website:  broomearts.org. 
**Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row):  See listing on page 1.  Website: comop.org.
**Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists Row): Oct. 3, 6-9 PM: Artist/Exhibit: Karen Wells: Graphite, Colored Pencils, Pastels (Open Weekdays, 11-5 or by appointment.)  Website:  bobconnelly.com.
**Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists Row):  Janet Normile-Clay Sculpture & Found Object Assemblage and Karen Kuff-Demicco - Terra Cotta Clay Sculptures:  “Metaphor and Whimsey”: Imagery conveying a serious commentary on an aspect of life or a whimsical reflection of the universe(Oct. 2-25, 2014).  (Gallery Hours:  1st Friday, 3-9, Fri., 3-6, Sat., 12-4, Artist Talk on Third Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 PM.)  Info:  cooperativegallery.com.
**KMH Photography/Kristen Hrebin Studio (205 State St., Artists Row, 2nd Fl., back gallery, above Connelly Gallery): Open Studio, 6-9 PM.  Website: kmhphotographer.com.
**Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery (204 State St., Artists Row):  Heather Curtis: “Western Scenes & Some Rusty Stuff” - Photography: Images of Colorado & Rustic Abandoned Cars (Thru Oct. 2014).  (Gallery Hours:  1st Friday, 6-9 PM; Saturdays, 11-3 & by appointment, 772.6725.)   Website:  oraziosalati.com.
**Rude and Bold Women at Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists Row):  See listing on page 1.  Website:  rudeandboldwomen.com.
**Uncorked Creations (205 State St., 2nd & 3rd Fl., Artists’ Row, front gallery, above Connelly Gallery, front):  See listing on page 1. (FYI, 2nd Fl. Studio/Loft CLOSED for a private party.)   Website: uncorkedbinghamton.com.

          -- On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON Street (Between Hawley & Court Sts.) & on WASHINGTON Street: 
**Binghamton University’s UDC /University Downtown Center (67 Washington St., across from Arena): See listing on page 1. Italian Night sponsored by the Romance Languages Dept./Italian Program at Binghamton University. (Dept. phone, 777-2645; contact Dana Stewart.)
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): First Friday Special: 30% Off the Walls.  Website:  garlandgallery.com.
**Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Art by Teresa Arcodia:  "New Beginnings" - Collection of Abstract Paintings in Acrylics & Reflection of Observations of Life & Emotions. Masquerade Ball Masks by Ted Davenport.  Website: OrionBeautyandBalance.com.
**Portfolio’s Cafe` (137 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Oct. 3, 5:30-8:30 PM:  Featuring: New Artist Aerianah Marshall - Contemporary Modernistic Works.Adam Schultz - Paintings on Vinyl Records & some of his Contemporary Paintings.   Anthony McDonald - Street Art.  Music by Dave Williams & Black Sheep of North Street.  Full Menu available; on Face Book.  Website: CCBC.net.
**Salvation Army (121-131 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Oct. 3, 6-11 PM:  Exhibit, 6-9: "Art with a
Message" featuring Local Christian Artists: Marge Cutting: Cutting-edge Acrylics of Landscapes of Animals painted on saw blades. Crafter: Crystal Cutting - Doll & Baby Knits.  Coffeehouse open with music from 9-11 PM.

          — On COURT Street:
**Imagicka (75 Court St.): See listing on page 1.    Website:  imagicka.com.
**JungleScience Gallery (33 Court St., 2nd Fl.):  See listing on page 1.  Website:  junglescience.com.
**Merlin’s (73 Court St.): See listing on page 1. Exhibit: Michael David Bolde: “Natural Vision" - Oil Paintings. Website:  merlinsdanceclub.com.
**PAST/Preservation Association of Southern Tier (89 Court St., corner Chenango St. at roundabout, Perry Bldg.):  See listing on page 1. Info:  pastny.org.
**Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): Oct. 3, 5:30-8:30 PM: Tours by Phelps Mansion Museum Docents: Featuring the Museum's Collection of Paintings from 19th century artists, Edmund D. Lewis, M. Van Wyck & Harry Roseland, and Phelps Mansion Museum itself: A Work of Art, designed by Isaac G. Perry & one of the best examples of Victorian architecture. Website: phelpsmansion.org.
**Quarter Yellow Studios at Galaxy Brewing Co. (41 Court St.):  Showcasing artwork by QuarterYellow Artist Kareemah Johnson.  Website:  quarteryellow.blogspot.com.
**River Read Books (5 Court St.):  Featured artist/exhibit & music, tba. (Open First Friday to 9 PM.)  Website:  riverreadbooks.com.

          — On CHENANGO Street: 
**Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.):  Binghamton’s original Art Gallery:  Over 150 signed paintings on display throughout the restaurant.  Open every Friday to 11 PM & try our artisan Gelato!Website:  LittleVeniceRestaurant.com.

          — On FRONT Street (West Side):
**Pacheco Gallery (86 Front St., across from Binghamton Club):  Dr. Jose M. Pacheco: "Life's Works" :
Acrylic Paintings. (Open 1st Friday, 6-9 PM, from May-October & by appointment.)   Website:  pachecogallery.com.

          — On HAWLEY Street:
**Equinox Broadcasting at Holiday Inn Downtown (2-8 Hawley St.):  “Party OFF The Patio” from 6 to 10 PM - It’s Beatles Night with “The Beatles Band.”  Art exhibit: Chris Bahr, a well-known local mixed-media artist, will show paintings inspired by William Morris’ textile designs of the Arts and Crafts Movement. (Her art is currently displayed in the permanent corporate collections of many local businesses.)  Website: equinoxbroadcasting.com.

          — On GAINES Street (West Side):
** jls-art.com at Academy of Phoenjitsu (2 Gaines St., corner Front St.): Oct. 3, 6-8 PM: October Art Show:   John Steinbrecher, Wayne Alan Card, Dan Fuller & Others: Oil, Acrylic, Drawings, Needlework & more.  Website:  jls-art.com.

          — On LEWIS Street: 
**Southern Tier HealthLink NY (45 Lewis St., 1st Fl., Lackawanna Train Station):  Oct. 3, 6-9 PM:  Featuring Coffee Artist Nathanael Manzer:  Paintings using coffee as his medium.

          — On MAIN Street (West Side):
**The Bundy Museum of Art & History (129 Main St., west side): See listing on page 1, under Victor Lay at The Bundy Museum.  2nd Fl. Gallery: In association with Binghamton Comedy: "Rooted in Laughter: A Stand-Up Retrospective" (Thru Dec. 2014).  Exhibit: Detailed History of Stand-up Comedy,It's Origins & Portraits of Iconic Performers considered trailblazers for stand-up comedy by local artists including: NEAL, AmArA, Brian Micholychak, Paul Flatfish, Jules Gotay, Amber Jacobson, Rick Iacovelli, Bryan Riek & others. (Art Gallery admission always FREE. Tue.-Sat., 11-5.)  Website:  bundymuseum.org.
**Victor Lay at The Bundy Museum of Art & History (129 Main St., west side): See listing on page 1.  Website:  victorlay.com.

          — On PROSPECT Avenue:
**Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Gallery: Angela Cook: “Carnival” - Acrylics & Mixed Media.  Music Performance by Lauren O’Brien and Mitch Distefano. Theater: Independent Films in Two Theaters, now digital (schedule online).  Website:  artmission.org.

          — On RIVERSIDE Drive (West Side):
**The Gallery @ 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.):  Featuring the Work of Photographer John Rehak. (Exhibit thru Oct. 2014.)  (Contact Info/E-Mail: Marcy Swartz, 724.5997; EM: marcyswartz@gmail.com.)

          — On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side):
**Confluence Running (46 S. Washington St.): Oct. 3, 6-7 PM:  Art Show featuring Marie Cupo: "Runners in Oil Paintings" (Thru Oct. 2014).  Our October Pub Run starts at 7 PM from Confluence Running to around the pubs of Binghamton.  Websites: ConfluenceRunning.com, facebook.com/ConfluenceRunning.
**Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Featured Artist:  Nathan Daniel VanHart: Abstract Acrylic Paintings, Charcoal Sketches, Portrait Drawings (Thru Nov. 2014).  Daily Specials & Serving until 10 PM every Wed.-Sat. (W-Sat., 11 AM-10 PM.)  Website:   wholeinthewall.com.

          — On WATER Street:
**Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.):  Featured Artist for October: Dan Soliwoda:  "Overview"-Acrylic on Canvas (Thru Oct. 2014). In the Lounge, 7:30 PM-2 AM: DJ Space One. (Dinner on First Friday to 11 PM.  Lounge from 5 PM - 2 AM.)  Website: lostdogcafe.net.
**Water Street Brewing Co. (168 Water St., across from Boscov’s):  Featured Artist, Troy M. Townsend:  "Fragments" - Photographic Prints (Thru Oct. 2014). Oct. 3 Artist Meet-and-Greet, 6-9 PM.  Website: waterstreetbrewingco.com.

          The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.

          For more information on the October 3 First Friday Art Walk, contact Kim DeLisa (Chair of Gorgeous Washington Street Association) at Orion Beauty and Balance, 724.0080, or visit GWSA’s website at: gorgeouswashington.com.

This First Friday Art Walk, presented by the Gorgeous Washington Street Association (GWSA) and sponsored by M&T Bank, will feature 27 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.

YEAR OF 2014


MAY 2  
JUNE 6  
JULY 4