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August 1, 2014 Event, Binghamton, NY                                                                                      

Live Music at Outdoor Venues, Varied Art Shows, Book Signings, Lucky 13th Anniversary & More Highlight Next First Friday Art Walk - AUGUST 1      

Enjoy another fun, summer-in-the-city First Friday brimming with music at outdoor venues, varied art shows, book signings, lucky 13th anniversary, and more! Start artwalking early to take in all the choices ... something for everyone at 34 venues downtown, west side and south side ... during the August 1 First Friday Art Walk in Binghamton, NY. 

        Kick off your artwalking at Binghamton Live on the Waterfront from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Peacemaker Stage, located adjacent to RiverRead Books (5 Court St. at Court St. bridge).  Enjoy music by Honey Spine, a progressive folk trio from western NY, at 5:30 PM and Ramble Run, a roots-based trio from Binghamton, at 6:30 PM. Binghamton Live on the Waterfront, presented by the Binghamton Local Development Corp./BLDC, also features QuarterYellow Studio artists, including Kareemah Johnson, demonstrating live painting, craft beer tasting by four local microbreweries:  Galaxy Brewing, Water Street Brewing, The North Brewery and Binghamton Brewing, and several food vendors.  

        While at the Peacemaker Stage area, visit next door at RiverRead Books (5 Court St.) for book signing by Michael Price, children’s book author, and music by Shepherd and Ewe.  About two blocks from here, there’s another book signing at Imagicka (75 Court St.) with Ryk Hall, author of the Mystic Grove series, plus these First Friday features: artist Angela Cook, Felidia’s “Georgia Wings,” BPIRS (Binghamton Paranormal Investigations & Research Society), hoop performance with Brandon, and Tarot with Darin.

        A Beatles night and music tribute will be happening at the Holiday Inn Downtown (2-8 Hawley St.) with Equinox Broadcasting’s Cool 106.7’s, The Original CANS and CLAMS on the Patio from 5-9 PM.  This after work party features live music by The Beatle Band, 6-9 PM, and guest artists, MaryRose Griffin and Judy Salton, founding artist members of the Cooperative Gallery 213, Binghamton, with a selection of Watercolors, Drawings and Prints.  In case of rain, the event moves inside. Additionally, the Binghamton Philharmonic will partner with Equinox Broadcasting during the Aug. 1 First Friday and launch the orchestra’s 2014-15 Pops Series.  There will be giveaways, contests, interviews with orchestra members, and more.

        Other First Friday highlights include a Meet-the-Artist reception from 6-9 PM at The Gallery @ 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.) for Hall Groat II, SUNY Broome Professor & Chairman of the Art & Design Dept.  His exhibit there, "Painting Perceptions"- Recent Work, Oil on Canvas Paintings explore a wide range of classical subjects including Landscape, Still Life & Architecture continues through August 2014 and is on display in the lobby and library.  Groat’s works are included in private and public collections internationally including corporate and museum collections.

At Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.), there’s the salon’s “lucky” 13th anniversary celebration featuring music by Highest Standards jazz duo, Egyptian Twist belly dancers, photography by Paul Glantzman, and art selections by Tommy Mastro.

         Be sure to take in the many First Friday art shows including:
1) Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row):  “Realism with Gouache” featuring artists Daniel J. Harrington and Daniel K. Tennant (Thru Aug. 23, 2014).
2) Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists’ Row):  Polist artist Roland Kozlowski:  “Two Continents - Abstract Expressionism,” an exhibit of new abstract oil paintings (Thru August 2014).
3) Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Aldo Borromei:  “Improvisational Art” - Abstract Contemporary Works.
4) jls-art.com at Academy of Phoenjitsu (2 Gaines St., corner Front St.):  Aug. 1, 6-8 PM:  John Steinbrecher, Wayne Alan Card, Dan Fuller & others with oil & acrylic paintings, photographs, drawings, crochet.

On August 1, the Parlor City Trolley runs 6-9 PM and features free, historic trolley tours at 6 PM with Carol Hawley and at 7 PM with Joan Sprague from PAST (Preservation Assoc. of Southern Tier) from Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.).  The trolley circulates along a route and riders can get on or off at any time. The trolley, underwritten by the Gorgeous Washington Street Association/GWSA, runs during the May-September First Fridays.

        This First Friday Art Walk, presented by GWSA and sponsored in part by Equinox Broadcasting, M&T Bank, and Triple Cities Carousel, will feature 34 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.

        Venue locations on August 1 are:
        — On STATE Street:
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC at Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists’ Row):  BCAC table in front of Atomic Tom’s (196 State St.), 6-9 PM:Tickets on sale for BCAC’s Heart of the Arts/HOTA* Awards Art Raffle. 6 Chances to win original artwork by Joanne Thorne Arnold, Aubrey Clark, Susan Kendrot, Fern Pritikin Lynn, Orazio Salati & VanZandbergen Photography!  HOTA raffle sponsors: Chianis & Anderson, Club Bling, Cooperative Gallery 213,Uncorked Creations, A Frame Shoppe, Michael Libous & J W Johnston Photography. (Drawing on Sep. 22, 2014 at the 10th Annual Heart of the Arts Award Celebration & $10K Challenge. Info: 723.4620.)   Website:  broomearts.org. 
**Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row): Michael Haskins - Woodworking and Burning.  
**Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists Row): Aug. 1, 6-9 PM: Artist/Exhibit: "Art from the Estate of Sue Thompson - Watercolor, Oil & Pastels" (Open Weekdays, 11-5 or by appointment.)   Website:  bobconnelly.com.
**Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists Row):  See listing on page 1 and above. (Gallery Hours:  1st Friday, 3-9, Fri., 3-6, Sat., 12-4, Artist Talk on Third Thursday, Aug. 21 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.
**Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery (204 State St., Artists Row):  See above listing.  (Gallery Hours:  1st Friday, 6-9 PM; Saturdays, 11-3 & by appointment, 772.6725.)   Website:  oraziosalati.com.
**Uncorked Creations (205 State St., 2nd Fl., Artists’ Row, front gallery, above Connelly Gallery):  Open on First Friday, 6-9 PM.  See our new art for the summer & kids summer camps offered..."Uncork" your innerartist!

       — On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON Street: 
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.):  See listing on page 1. Also, Music by Pat Raube, singer/songwriter, performing 6-9 PM, and First Friday Special: 30% Off Everything on the Walls. Website:  garlandgallery.com.
**Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.):  See listing on page 1.   Website:  OrionBeautyandBalance.com.               
**Portfolio’s Cafe` (137 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Aug. 1, 5-8 PM:  Featuring: Music by Dave Williams & Friends. Art exhibit of Local Artists. Our Full Menu, check us out on Face Book.  Website: CCBC.net.       

        — On COURT Street:
**Binghamton Local Development Corp./BLDC at Peacemaker Stage (Next to RiverRead Books, 5 Court St. @ Court St. bridge): See listing on page 1. Website:  cityofbinghamton.com. 
**Imagicka (75 Court St.): See listing on page 1.  Website:  imagicka.com.
**JungleScience Gallery (33 Court St.,  2nd Fl.):  Exhibit:  James Spitznagel - Recent Paintings and Digital Abstracts (Thru Aug. 2014). Website:  junglescience.com.
**Merlin’s (73 Court St.): Mara DiSalvo: “Alchemy ~ Prima Materia: Unfiltered and Filtered, Digital Full Color & Black-and-White Photography.  Band: 2nd Edition, performing high energy Pop, Rock, R&B from 7:30-11 PM.    No Cover. Specials: $2 Bud Products. $4 Fruity Fuzzy Navel Pints.  Website:  merlinsdanceclub.com.
**Parlor City Trolley from Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): See above listing.
**PAST/Preservation Association of Southern Tier (89 Court St., corner Chenango St. at roundabout, Perry Bldg.): George Cummings: “A Look at Colonial Life in New York State” - Collection of Housewares & Household Items from the 18th Century.  (Cummings, a history buff, will present this program, dressed in period clothing, for one night only on Aug. 1 First Friday, 6-9 PM.) Info:  pastny.org.
**Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): Aug. 1, 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, open to the public for all to see. Website: phelpsmansion.org.
**Quarter Yellow Studios at Galaxy Brewing Co. (41 Court St.):  Showcasing artwork by QuarterYellow Artists: Kareemah Johnson, Santana Bickham & Angela Cook.  Website:  quarteryellow.blogspot.com.
**River Read Books (5 Court St.):  See listing on page 1. Also, featured artist/exhibit, tba. (Open First Friday to 9 PM.)  Website:  riverreadbooks.com.
**Victor Lay at Uptown Style & Spa (26 Court St.): Exhibit in Main Hallway: Victor Lay: "Binghamton Beauties" - Photo Realism (victorlay.com; thru Aug. 2014).(Uptown Style & Spa open Aug. 1 until 9 PM.)

        — 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 & cool off with 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.
**Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St.):  $4 First Friday at Roberson, includes admission & a Digital Planetarium Show.  On View: "Journey From Our Prehistoric Past," Model Train Layout, The Roberson Mansion & more!   Website:  roberson.org.

        — On GAINES Street (West Side):
** jls-art.com at Academy of Phoenjitsu (2 Gaines St., corner Front St.): See listing on page 2.  Website:  jls-art.com.

        — On HAWLEY Street:
**Binghamton Philharmonic at Holiday Inn Downtown (2-8 Hawley St.):  See listing on page 1.  Website:  binghamtonphilharmonic.org.
**Equinox Broadcasting at Holiday Inn Downtown (2-8 Hawley St.):  See listing on page 1.  Website:  equinoxbroadcasting.com.

        — On LEWIS Street:
**Southern Tier HealthLink NY (45 Lewis St., 1st Fl., Lackawanna Train Station): Featuring:  Megan Smey: "An Irish Perspective: Bodies of Land & Sea" - Oil Paint on Canvas.  Website:  sthlny.com.

        — On MAIN Street (West Side):
**The Bundy Museum of History & Art (129 Main St., west side):  Open Art Gallery, 3rd Fl.:  "The Tapestry" - New Works by NEAL, a.k.a. Cornelius Nixon (Thru Sep. 2, 2014). Opening Reception, First Friday Aug. 1, 6-9 PM. (Art Gallery admission always FREE. Tue. - Sat., 11-5.)   2nd Fl. Gallery: Final Month on View: "Behind the Facade: The Art of Scenery at Tri-Cities Opera" - Designer Models & New Scenes for Die Fledermaus (Thru Aug. 2014).    Website:  bundymuseum.org.

        — On PROSPECT Avenue:
**Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Gallery: August Art Show:  Greg Chianis - Photography.   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.):  See listing on page 1.  (Contact Info/E-Mail: Marcy Swartz, 724.5997; EM:  marcyswartz@gmail.com.)

        — On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side):
**Confluence Running (46 S. Washington St.): Aug. 1, 12-8 PM:  Art Show: Featuring Renee Coe: "Sights of Serenity" - Photography (Thru Aug. 2014).  Our Pub Run on 1st Friday at 7 PM. Websites: ConfluenceRunning.com, facebook.com/ConfluenceRunning.
**Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Featured Artist:  Adam Schultz:  Paintings - Spray Painted mixed with Acrylics & Pastels on Canvas & recently on vinyl records(Thru Sep. 2014).  Daily Specials & Serving until 10 PM every Wed.-Sat. Outdoor Café open, weather permitting.  (W-Sat., 11 AM-10 PM.)  Website:   wholeinthewall.com.

        — On WATER Street:
**Lost Dog Café (222 Water St., corner Henry St.):  August Artist: Tommy Klehr: Paintings - Acrylic & Oil, inspired by music (Thru Aug. 2014). In the Lounge, 9 PM-12/Midnight: Trio Del Rio, eclectic mix combining Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Latin, Folk, Country & R&B, with MariLisa & Tanner Swain.  (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):  Aug. 1, 5-9 PM:  Robert Hoover:  Recent Abstracts and Portraits (Thru Aug. 30, 2014).  [View Robert Hoover’s work online at: flickr.com/photos/roberthoover/]

        The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.

        For more information on the August 1 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.

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