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June 2, 2017 Event, Binghamton, NY

Top Picks of Binghamton’s Next First Friday Art Walk with 31 Venue Locations-JUNE 2

Fine art with 10 top picks, live music and outdoor shows with Binghamton Live on the Waterfront festival on the Chenango Promenade and Singer/Songwriter Series at Atomic Tom’s, NY Faerie Fest preview at Imagicka, student exhibits at Broome Co. Arts Council and Urban Star Vintage Boutique, and more highlight Binghamton’s next First Friday Art Walk on June 2 with 31 venue locations.

The top 10 fine art picks include art shows at four First Friday venues 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) Installation: “Altared/Altered States” – Exploring the form of the altarpiece in a chapel-like setting but without religious connotations (Thru June 25, 2017) by artists Judy Salton and MaryRose at Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St.). [June 2 Opening from 6-9 PM with an Artists’ Talk on First Friday at 7 PM. Closing reception/brunch held on Sunday, June 25 from 11 AM-2 PM.]
3) Joseph Dailey – Recent Paintings (Thru July 29, 2017) at Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts (186 State St.).
4) Jasmine Rutschmann (of Port Perry, Ontario, Canada): “Jasmine’s Metal Art”* – Unique metal art creations hand crafted with a plasma cutter at Pop-Up Art Gallery/Exhibit (Back entrance of The Forum Theatre on State St.). [*On display only during First Friday, 6-9 PM.]

5) “Unmasked Illusions” – Paintings by Angela Cook at The Bundy Museum of History & Art (129 Main St.), on exhibit in the Bundy’s 3rd Fl. Modern Art Gallery (Thru July 3, 2017). “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 3, 2017), on exhibit in Binghamton Photo’s 1st Fl. Gallery (32 Cedar St., Binghamton). [June 2 Opening Reception for all three from 6-9 PM.]
6) 8th Annual “Collectors’ Items: Leading by Example” at Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl.) – Showcasing BCAC’s Board members private collections that includes work by local artists. “Exploring Documentary Photography” by the Binghamton Boys & Girls Club: Capturing/photographing moments in the students’ everyday life that help them tell their story (Thru June 30, 2017). [Awards ceremony for the student photography show, held June 2 at 6 PM.]
7) Maureen Van Nostrand: “Breathtaking Beauty” – Showcase of Oil on Canvas at HealthLinkNY (49 Court St. & on exhibit only on First Friday, 6-9 PM).
8) Mary Blaise Turgeon: “The Riddle of Eyes” – A 20 foot long scroll in 17 pieces, exploring the relationship between life and death through cycles of growth and development at Doc Concrescence Kava/Tea/Elixir Bar & Social Club (89 Court St.). Several other illustrations on display and giraffe prints in honor of local celebrity, April, given out during First Friday (with purchase of two cups of kava).
9) E. B. Schott: “Bloody Tears II” – Contemporary Abstract Expression (Thru June 2017) at Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St.). [Meet-the-Artist Reception in Lost Dog Lounge from 6-8 PM. Music in the Lounge by Ultra Vibe, 9 PM -12 AM.]
10) Danette Matteo: “Wax in Motion/Contemplation”-Encaustic Paintings (Thru June 2017) at The Gallery at 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.).

Other top First Friday highlights:
Binghamton Live on the Waterfront (Off Court St. on Chenango Promenade): Small arts/farm goods/music festival on First Fridays, June-August, from 5-9 PM. June 2 featuring live music by local bands, If Madrid and Adam Ate the Apple, Peacemaker Stage; free beer and wine tastings from local craft breweries and wineries; arts and farm vendors; and food trucks.
Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists’ Row): Music by The Jen Chapin Trio on the indoor stage at 9 PM (jenchapin.com), 2017 Songwriters Series sponsored in part by NBT Bank. Earlier from 6-9 PM, John and Guests performing on the veranda (binghamtonlive.com). From 4-8 PM on the gallery porch: “Treat Yourself” Bake Sale, benefiting Family Planning of So. Central NY with a variety of baked goods for purchase.
Imagicka (39 Court St.): Preview of 2017 NY Faerie Fest* welcoming all faeries, trolls, mermaids, sprites, dryads, wild things, and all friends of the forest. (*NY Faerie Fest sponsored by Imagicka and held in Oquaga, NY, over two weekends, June 23-25 and June 30-July 2, 11-7. Day tickets discounted at Imagicka; day, weekend and camping tickets available online at: nyfaeriefest.com.)
Urban Star Vintage Boutique (75 Court St.): “Summer Daze” Art from local elementary schools including: Ayame Feliciano (Johnson City Primary School, 10 years old, clay), Zoe Giordano (Seton Catholic, 9 years old, pencils & colored markers on white paper), Dennis Burns, Jr. (Horace Mann Elementary, 9 years old, drawings), Denniyah Burns (Horace Mann Elementary, 7 years old, paintings), Anastacia Keller (Thomas Jefferson Elementary, 9 years old, drawing). “Intuition” by Andrea (certified coach/counselor/medium); readings $35.
The Goldsmith (31 Lewis St.): June 2, 10-8: Jewelry Collection by Alex Bittar, award-winning jewelry designer: Beautiful, bold and structural pieces.

Also, CANDLECHANT returns to Trinity Church featuring The Trinity Women singing ancient chant and beautiful harmonies to the light of hundreds of candles from 7:30-8 PM and music of handbells and organ improvisation on the Casavant pipe organ.

The First Friday Art Walk, presented by Gorgeous Washington Street Association/GWSA, is sponsored in part by M&T Bank (lead sponsor), Equinox Broadcasting, and Triple Cities Carousel, with venue locations downtown, west side, and south side, and open June 2, from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.

Besides those already listed, other venue locations open on June 2 First Friday are:

Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row): Artist/Exhibit, TBA.
City Light Coffee (254 Washington St., near The Forum Theater): Live music and art, TBA, and coffee.
Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): Pat Raube, singer/songwriter, and more from 6-9 PM.
The Shop (219 Washington St.): Featured Art: “Cabin Fever” - Acrylic on Canvas by Nate Gorman. Happy Hour, 5-7 PM.
Citrea Restaurant & Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on Riverwalk): Exhibit: Photography by Sean Murphy, “Untitled,” thru June, 2017.
Parlor City Trolley & Tours from Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): Two historic tours by PAST (Preservation Association of Southern Tier) at 7 & 8 PM. Trolley circulates along a route and riders can get on or off at any time, free. (FYI: No public tour available at 6 PM.)
Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): Artist/Exhibit/Event, TBA.
Yoga Body Shop (7 Court St., Suite 3, on Riverwalk): Artist/Exhibit, 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 features Italian Specialty Foods, Gifts & Little Venice Favorites.
Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St.): “Nature’s Best Photography” – Up to 50 stunning prints on display thru June 2017, an alliance with Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
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: Fiesta Celebration with entertainment by Rooster and the Roadhouse Horns, 6-10 PM; fun, prizes, Fiesta food, drink specials – Ole!
Christ Church (10 Henry St.): Ramona Lena: “Art in Nature” – Photography, creative elements in nature from New York, Massachusetts, Georgia, Alaska, and Vermont (in Great Hall). Osgood’s Mega String (Curt Osgood, dulcimer/Henry Jankiewicz, fiddle/Jim MacWilliams, guitar) performing invigorating jigs, reels, and breakdowns with inspiring, gentle airs; shows at 6:45-7:15, 7:30-8 & 8:15-8:45 PM (in the church).
Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Gallery: Artist/Exhibit, TBA.
Whole in the Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Sean Murphy (SeanMurphyStudios.com): Photography (Thru June 2017). 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 June 2 First Friday Art Walk, contact Jesse Wheeler (Chair of Gorgeous Washington St. Association) at Davidson Fox & Co., LLP, EM: jwheeler@davidsonfox.com, 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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