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February 3, 2017 Event, Binghamton, NY

Two New Venues, Fine Art, International Saxophone Quintet Concert, Masquerade Artisan, Fiber Shows, Chamber Rebranding Event Highlight First Friday-FEBRUARY 3

Enjoy all things creative … from fine art, international saxophone quintet concert, masquerade artisan, fiber shows, Chamber rebranding event, and more at Binghamton’s next First Friday Art Walk on February 3 with 24 locations including two new venues.

Top picks include art shows on Artists’ Row on State St.:
Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St.): “Transience and Continuance”: Artwork by Kathryn Niles, transient images like “End of Season Milkweed” pods and fall leaves, and Binghamton University senior, Tess Zizak (one of Niles’ students & BFA candidate) with landscape-oriented watercolor and oil paintings, pen and ink drawings of trees.
Orazio Salati Gallery (204 State St.): Yolanda Sharpe (SUNY Oneonta professor): New Paintings: Watercolors, Encaustics and Ink Drawings (Thru March 2017).

The Binghamton Philharmonic presents “Sax Voyage” concert by FIVE SAX, an international music group with members from Poland, Italy, Belgium, U.S.A. and Chile at the DoubleTree by Hilton Binghamton (225 Water St.) at 7:30 PM. This concert is a multi-continental musical journey mirroring FIVE SAX’s cultural diversity… from Vienna and timeless classics from the past to seductive rhythms of Brazilian Bossa Nova and passion of the Argentine Tango to famous Hollywood hits. Tickets, $25 general admission, $10 college student with ID, children under 18, free with purchase of one adult ticket. Reservations, call 723-3931 ext. 3.

At Broome County Arts Council (81 State St., 5th Fl.): Art Exhibit: “Espere: Health and Hope in Haiti” which highlights the Health for Haiti course at SUNY Broome where students, faculty, local professionals, and community volunteers are addressing the most pressing needs of Haiti (thru Feb. 24, 2017). Also, The Summer Savoyards with Dr. Sarah Gerk and the cast of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic comic operetta, “The Mikado,” will present an operalogue-style performance from 6:30-7:45 PM.

At Lost Dog Café (222 Water St.): Masquerade Artisan E. L. Downey: New hand-sculpted leather masks, adorned with gemstones, hand-drawn designs, feathers and other treasures. (For over a decade, Downey has been displaying her exquisite masks, collected worldwide, during the month of February in celebration of Mardi Gras*.) In the Lounge from 9 PM - 1 AM: DJ Martin Shamoonpour. (*23rd annual Mardi Gras at Lost Dog Café on Tuesday, February 28, from 5-10 PM, featuring authentic Cajun & Creole specialties, music by Basin Street Jazz Band and Ragtime Rick Pedro, beads, masks, and complimentary King Cake!)

Fiber shows will be held at three venues: 1) Christ Church (10 Henry St.): Nancy McGorry: “Nana’s Clothesline: Fabric-covered clothesline baskets and bowls. 2) Main Street Baptist Church (117 Main St.): “Southern Tier Lamb to Loom Fiber Arts Guild” with guild members demonstrating weaving, spinning, felting, and other fiber art crafts and handmade items crafted from wool and other fiber products for sale. You might even meet an angora bunny! 3) Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): “Procraftination: From Photos to Fiber” by Kristen Elizabeth Gilbert, a local multi-artist whose interests span several genres from photography to fiber art (spinning, weaving, felting, knitting and crocheting).

As one of the two new First Friday venues, the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce will host “Rebrand Bash” at Metrocenter (49 Court St.) and the launch of the new Greater Binghamton Chamber from 5-7 PM, featuring cocktails/cash bar, tasty bites by Number 5 Restaurant, multi-media presentation, and music by DJ Mike Pinco. Attendees will leave with cool swag sporting the Chamber’s new logo.

The other new venue, Doc Concrescence Kava, Tea, Elixir Bar and Social Club (89 Court St., lower floor) will host their Grand Opening in the historic Perry Building with specials on Kava and tea, plus an aphrodisiac elixir, and entertainment from 7-10 PM, TBA. For more info, contact, club owner: Juris Ahn AKA Doc Con at 607-304-4557; drconcrescence.com, https://www.facebook.com/drconcrescence/.

This First Friday Art Walk, presented by GWSA and sponsored in part by Equinox Broadcasting, M&T Bank (lead sponsor), and Triple Cities Carousel, will feature 24 locations in Binghamton, downtown and west side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.

Besides those already listed, other venue locations open on February 3 First Friday are:

Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row): Feb. 3, 6-9 PM: First Friday newcomer, Kenny Reynolds: Small collection of doodles and crafts he has completed.
Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): First Friday event, TBA.
The Shop (219 Washington St.): Featured Art: “The Wall” acrylic mural by Nathan Gorman; “We <3 Graffiti”-Photos on Canvas and “Binghamton Herald” wall graphic by Eugenie and Zoran. Also, new menu items and happy hour, 5-7 PM.
Broome County Urban League’s Urban Star Vintage Boutique (75 Court St.): Open House featuring vintage clothing and jewelry, and shopping deals, plus a display of artwork by local artists.
Citrea Restaurant and Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on Riverwalk): Exhibit: Sean Murphy’s Photography: "Photographs of Upstate NY" (Thru June 2017). Music, 6-9 PM: Joe Stento, singing and playing acoustic guitar.
HealthLinkNY (49 Court St.): Live Demo: Photo-editing of your photos by Sean Murphy (of Sean Murphy Studios). Bring your images on a thumb drive or SD memory card and watch as your images are edited and seen on the big screen. Murphy will have some of his photography on display for this First Friday event.
Imagicka (39 Court St.): First Friday event, 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.
Clinton Street Pub (20 Clinton St., corner Oak St.): Feb. 3 at 9 PM: Bess Greenberg performing 9-12. Featured Artist Emily Jablon and her art; also, First Friday attendees can mosaic their own bottle.
Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St.): Artifact Exhibit: “A Theatre of Things” – Artifacts from modern and ancient cultures from Don Boros, Binghamton University emeritus professor of theatre, from his personal collection. (Boros has traveled the globe extensively for 30 years and has collected objects from his travels that are represented in this artifact exhibit.)
The Bundy Museum of History and Art (129 Main St.): In Open Art Gallery, 3rd Fl.: “Conceptually Representational Abstracts by jk” – Mixed Media Paintings and Sculptures (Thru Feb. 28, 2017). 2nd Fl. Gallery: “All Dressed Up and No Where to Go But Binghamton” – An exhibition of vintage clothing and sports memorabilia featuring Binghamton businesses and slogans, many produced by local print shops (Thru Mar. 1, 2017).
Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Gallery: Exhibit Held Over: “Flicks, Happy Trees & A Tribute to David Bowie” – Paintings by AmarA with Art Girl Photography by jk.
The Gallery at 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.): Exhibit: Paul LeBlanc: Acrylic Paintings… From flowers to sports, on display in Lobby and Library (Thru Feb. 2017).
Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Exhibit: Chuck Williamson: Acrylic Paintings (Thru Feb. 2017). Hours: Thu. - Sat., 11 AM-9 PM.

The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.

For more information on February 3 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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