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February 6, 2015 Event, Binghamton, NY                                                                                                                                             

Early First Friday Events, Seasonal Boutique Grand Opening, Mardi Gras/Masquerade Artisan, Several Photography Exhibits & More Highlight Next First Friday Art Walk - FEBRUARY 6        

Calling “early bird” art patrons for an “early” jump on February’s First Friday including an exhibit preview on First Thursday featuring an Artist Gallery Talk and reception plus early starts at two venues on First Friday.  Diverse arty and creative First Friday offerings include Mardi Gras/Masquerade artisan, photography exhibits, local music favorites, a free day at the YMCA, and more at Binghamton, NY’s First Friday Art Walk on February 6!

            On First Thursday at The Gallery @ 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.), the February exhibit, “Drawn to Art,” opens featuring drawings and paintings by Sarah Lynn Adamit (Thru Feb. 2015). Since First Friday is the Sabbath, Sarah Lynn will give a Gallery Talk on Thursday (Feb. 5) at 7 PM, followed by a reception. On First Friday, there will be a reception without the artist and the public is invited to both events, free admission.

            Two other early First Friday starts are at:
1) **Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists Row):  Feb. 6 GRAND OPENING, 12-Noon to 9 PM:  A Seasonal ‘Pop-Up’ Boutique, "Twig and Thread" (T and T) located in the Gallery, February to May 2015. Shop "T and T" for Vintage, Unique Crafts, Inspired Design and Decor.  Join us First Friday for a latte and a warm welcome.  SHOP LOCAL.  
2) **Portfolios Cafe (137 Gorgeous Washington St., between Hawley & Court St.):  Feb. 6, 5-8 PM: Featuring New Artist Dan Harendza, Photographer (from Greene, NY): Nature and Country Scenes in Southern Tier and
Beyond.  Also local artists: Mike Pucek, Roger Peacock and Brad Dedrick: Original Jewelry Designs, Wire Wrap & Gems & Crystals.  Full menu available.

            Other First Friday highlights include: 
1) **Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.): February Artist, Masquerade Artisan E. L. Downey:  Hand Sculpted Leather Masks (Thru Feb. 2015), keeping in the theme for Mardi Gras. In the Lost Dog Cocktail Lounge, 10 PM-1 AM: Local favorite Milkweed, featuring four-part  vocal harmonies melding into a cohesive whole performing folk tunes that will move you to tap your toes & sing along!
2) Orazio Salati Gallery (204 State St., Artists Row):  Group Show featuring Artists: Greg A. Chianis, Sardar Kestay, Jules Gotay, Marc Schismky: “Color – Color – Color”  -  Paintings and Photographs full of color (Thru Mar. 2015). 
3) **Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Featuring Guest Artist Judy Decker: "OH MY DOG!!!" - Photography (Thru Mar. 2015).
4) **Water Street Brewing Co. (168 Water St., across from Boscov’s): Featuring Jacqueline Hogan:  “Center Point” - Photography...From the garden & common places whose presence courts our memories (Thru Feb. 2015).   

At YMCA of Broome County/Binghamton (61 Susquehanna St.), there’s Kids Night Out* at the Y and Full of Grace Dance Demos and Free Classes with Sesame Street Theme. The YMCA facilities (Binghamton & Johnson City) will be open to the public, free of charge.  (*Children will enjoy an evening on Sesame Street in our Child Care Center for ages 0-5 while Super Hero's take over the Gameroom for fun with comics, cartoons & crafts for children 6 & up, while parents go & enjoy First Friday events!  Cost: $15 per child/$8 each additional child, 6-9 PM.)

            As in January First Friday, there’s the Broome County Arts Council’s ON-LINE Continuing Exhibition: "Broome 3-D, Sculpture Outdoors" - BCAC’s Expanded ON-LINE Guide To Public Sculpture In Broome County! Visit BroomeArts.org/public-sculpture for history, photographs and back stories of 13 significant works located throughout Greater Binghamton. ["Broome 3-D" is a collaboration between BCAC, Prof. Kevin Hatch & the Binghamton University Art History Department to catalogue & publicize existing public sculptures in Broome County.  This First Friday event takes place completely on-line; BCAC’s Gallery will be CLOSED during the Feb. 6 Art Walk.] (BCAC open M-F, 11-5.)

This First Friday Art Walk, presented by GWSA and sponsored in part by Equinox Broadcasting, M&T Bank, and Triple Cities Carousel, will feature 26 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.

            Venue locations on February 6 are:
            — On STATE Street:
**Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists Row):  See listing on page 1.
**Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row):  Feb. 6, 6-9 PM:  Open to Promote Community Options 7th Annual Cupids Chase 5K Run, to be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Otsiningo Park, Binghamton.  Website:  comop.org.
**Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists Row): James Osterhout: “The Comic Art of James Osterhout” - Drawing/Cartoons (Thru Feb. 2015). (Open Weekdays, 11-5 or by appointment.)  Website:  bobconnelly.com.
**Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row): Ken Weir: Recent Work - Paintings, February 6-28, 2015.  (Gallery Hours:  First Friday, 3-9, F, 3-6; Sat., 12-4. Third Thursday, February 19, at 7.)  Website:  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):  See listing on page 1.  (Gallery Hours:  1st Friday, 6-9 PM; Saturdays, 11-3 & by appointment, 772.6725.)   Website:  oraziosalati.com.
**Uncorked Creations (205 State St., 2nd & 3rd Fl., Artists’ Row, above Connelly Gallery, front):  Feb. 6, 6-9 PM:Wine Bar (3rd Fl.) open with Drink Specials & Happy Hour Snacks &Treats!  Website: uncorkedbinghamton.com.

            — On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON Street (Between Hawley & Court Sts.): 
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): First Friday Special: 30% Off the Walls.  Website:  garlandgallery.com.
**Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Feb. 6, 6-9 PM: Featured Artist: New to the East Coast from California, Emily Watts, Oil on Canvas… “The Eyes Have IT!”  Website: OrionBeautyandBalance.com.
**Portfolio’s Cafe` (137 Gorgeous Washington St.):  See listing on page 1.  Website: CCBC.net.
**The Salvation Army (121-131 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Feb. 6, 6-9 PM:  Paul Estro,singer/songwriter/worship leader: Live Show mixing original songs & humorous stories with well-known worship & contemporary songs.

            — On COURT Street:
**Imagicka (75 Court St.):  Feb. 6, 6-9 PM: First Friday Event, TBA. Website:  imagicka.com.
**JungleScience Gallery (33 Court St., 2nd Fl.):  Feb. 6, 6-9 PM: Exhibit, TBA.  Website:  junglescience.com.
**Merlin’s (73 Court St.): Exhibit: Angela Cook-"Free Spirits" Acrylic Paintings.  Band: Salsa Libre [Salsa/Mambo/Bachata/Merengue]! No Cover, 7:30-11PM.  First Friday Drink Specials.  Website:  merlinsdanceclub.com.
**River Read Books (5 Court St.): Artist/Exhibit, TBA. 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.  Check out Little Venice's NEW Dining Room and our Art Collection in a new setting.  Open every Friday, 11:30 AM-11 PM.  Website:  LittleVeniceRestaurant.com.

            — On FRONT Street (West Side):
**Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St.):  Feb. 6:  $4 admission from 5-9 PM, includes entry and choice of Digital Planetarium Show with Shows at 7 and 8 PM.  On View in the Museum 2nd Fl.:  "Vintage: 1954-1964" - A Nostalgic View of American Pop Culture from the Era of Roberson's Beginnings.  Website:  roberson.org.

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

            — On MAIN Street (West Side):
**The Bundy Museum of Art & History (129 Main St., west side): Open Art Gallery, 3rd Fl.: Angela Cook: "Where My Heart Goes" - New Works: An Intimate Look into Levels of Love, Family and Artistic Expression (Thru Mar. 2, 2015).  Feb. 6 Opening Reception, 6-9 PM.  Also, Musical Guest Rachael Sage with Performance starting at 7 PM (rachaelsage.com).2nd Fl. Gallery: Exhibit: "Psychedelic Landscapes"- A Selection of Dreamlike Landscapes from early 20th century artists, Maxfield Parrish & Wallace Nutting (Thru Feb. 2015).  Art Gallery admission always FREE. Tue.-Sat., 11-5.  Website:  bundymuseum.org.

            — On PROSPECT Avenue:
**Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Gallery: Lindsay Baker:  “…But first, Let Me Paint a Selfie...” - Acrylic, Mixed Media and Found Objects.  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 SUSQUEHANNA St.:
**YMCA of Broome County/Binghamton (61 Susquehanna St.):  See listing on page 1. Website:  ymcabroome.org.

            — On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side):
**Confluence Running (46 S. Washington St.): Feb. 6 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.): See listing on page 1. New, Whole in the Wall now delivered through BingoEats.com.  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.): See listing on page 1.  Website: lostdogcafe.net.
**Water Street Brewing Co. (168 Water St., across from Boscov’s):  See listing on page 1.  Website: waterstreetbrewingco.com.

            The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.

            For more information on February 6 First Friday Art Walk, contact Kim DeLisa (Chair of Gorgeous Washington St. Association) at Orion Beauty & 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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