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November 7th, 2014 Event, Binghamton, NY                                                                                                                           

Two New Venues, New Organ Concerts, Two Painting Parties, Veterans Day Tribute Among the Highlights of Next First Friday Art Walk - NOVEMBER 7      

You might say the “twos have it” at the November First Friday, considering there’s two new venues, two organ concerts, two painting parties.  Plus enjoy a Veteran’s Day tribute, a free day at the Y, an after hours party and more during the November 7 First Friday Art Walk in Binghamton, NY.

          In other words, begin artwalking early to take in all the diverse First Friday events at 35 venues downtown, west side and south side, beginning at the two new venues: 
1) YMCA of Broome County/Binghamton (61 Susquehanna St.) where both local YMCA facilities (Binghamton & West Family Y, 740 Main St., Johnson City) will be open all day FREE of charge for the community the first Friday of each month. Some of the programs available include Youth Wellness Center, Aqua Zumba, Open Gym/Basketball, etc. Visit the YMCA’s website (ymcabroome.org) for a full program listing, time and location.   
2) Main Street Baptist Church (117 Main St., corner Chestnut St.):  Pipe Organ Concert: "Music for Autumn" with Dr. Joseph Kotylo at 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 PM(each program about 25 minutes long), featuring music around the season of autumn plus introductory remarks. 

          Another organ concert, "Pop Pipes", will be held at First Congregation UCC of Binghamton (30 Main St.) with Organist Nancy Wildoner at 7 PM. Enjoy familiar hit songs of today & yesterday performed in Theater Organ Style in the church sanctuary.  Freewill donations gratefully accepted.       

Two other First Friday pairings include two painting parties at:
1) Southern Tier HealthLink NY (45 Lewis St., 1st Fl., Lackawanna Train Station) with "Paint Your Own!  Bring Your Own!" - Acrylic Painting. Participants will create their own version of a seasonal painting by artist Emma Steed. Bring your beverage of choice; painting supplies provided; no experience necessary.  (Register by Nov. 5 to: info@sthlny.com, providing your name/email; 1st come,1st serve.)  
2) The Party Studio (34 Chenango St., Suite 300):  Nov. 7, 6-8:30 PM: The Party Studio "Kids Party"-Canvas Painting.  Parents can go & enjoy First Friday while the kids get creative with canvas painting as well arts & crafts (seasonally-themed). Pre-Registration required; $30 per child (sibling discounts available). Call 765-3663 to reserve your child's spot; limited spaces available.

          While downtown, history buffs should catch the Veteran’s Day tribute at Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): “Listen Here Night”: Hear Dramatic Readings on World War I by members of Southern Tier Actors Read & others at 6:15,7:15 & 8:15 PM. There will also be Tours by Phelps Mansion Museum Docents.

          Then late night, there will be a "First Friday After Party,” hosted by Triple Cities Carousel at Cyber Cafe` West (176 Main St., west side, next to fire station) at 9 PM. Brenna Swanger, up-and-coming young Singer/Songwriter from Triple Cities (backed by a full band), will perform.  Admission, $5.  [More Info:  cybercafewest.com.]

          This First Friday Art Walk, presented by GWSA and sponsored in part by Equinox Broadcasting, M&T Bank, and Triple Cities Carousel, will feature 35 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.

          Venue locations on November 7 are:
          — On STATE Street:
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl., Suite 501):  Closing Reception, 6-9 PM: "The Art of Baseball-Celebrating a Century in Binghamton": Exhibit of Photographs & Memorabilia from 100-year history of minor league baseball in Greater Binghamton...from the Bingoes, to the Triplets, to the Binghamton Mets--2014 Eastern League Champions! A BCAC collaboration with the B-Mets Booster Club. Website:  broomearts.org. 
**Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row):  Art by Binghamton First Ward Senior Artists: Various Media.  Website: comop.org.
**Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists Row): Artist Gregory Pelly: Oil Paintings (Open Weekdays, 11-5 or by appointment.)  Website:  bobconnelly.com.
**Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists Row):  November Show: Works by Ada Stallman and Shirley Ernst: Collage and Watercolor (Thru Nov. 2014).(Gallery Hours:  1st Friday, 3-9, Fri., 3-6, Sat., 12-4, Artist Talk on Third Thursday, Nov. 20 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):  Samuel C. Guy: "Rites of Communion" - New Paintings (Thru Nov. 29, 2014). (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):  Stop in to Uncorked Creations' NEW 3rd Floor WINE BAR (3rd Fl.) enjoying a glass of wine with Leopold's Chocolates, overlooking Artists' Row on First Friday!  (FYI, 2nd Fl. Studio CLOSED for a private party.)  Website: uncorkedbinghamton.com.

          — On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON Street (Between Hawley & Court Sts.): 
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): First Friday Special: 30% Off the Walls.  Music by Pat Raube, performing 6-9 PM!  Website:  garlandgallery.com.
**Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Ted Davenport: "Masque-ivity" - Custom Masks for All Occasions. Teresa Arcodia: Abstract Art in Acrylics. Website: OrionBeautyandBalance.com.
**Portfolio’s Cafe` (137 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Nov. 7, 5:30-8:30 PM:  New Exhibit for November:
Victor Lay:  "Oil Pastels from Life" - Stylized Photo Realism.  Also on Exhibit: Binghamton High School Artist Aerianah Marshall - Contemporary Modernistic Works.And, one last month for:  Adam Schultz - Paintings on Vinyl Records & some of his Contemporary Paintings. Anthony McDonald - Street Art (Thru Nov. 2014).  Music by Dave & Dan. Full Menu available; on Face Book.  Website: CCBC.net.
**The Salvation Army (121-131 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Nov. 7, 6-11 PM:  Exhibit, 6-9: "Art with a
Message" featuring Local Christian Artists: Peggy Jennings (Administrator & Captain of the Binghamton Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center) - Photography. Coffeehouse open with music from 9-11 PM.
**Victor Lay at Portfolio’s Cafe` (137 Gorgeous Washington St.):  See above listing for Portfolio’s Cafe. Website:  victorlay.com.

          — On COURT Street:
**Imagicka (75 Court St.): "Kalied Escapes" - A mother daughter team, Pam and Vanessa, who specialize in Stained Glass Kaleidoscopes.  Lynn Montgomery-Jewelry Artist of Dancing Wire Wraps.  Also, Tarot with Darin.    Website:  imagicka.com.
**JungleScience Gallery (33 Court St., 2nd Fl.):  "The Dark Arts II" - Group Show of Fine Art Works that are occult and esoteric in nature.  Website:  junglescience.com.
**Merlin’s (73 Court St.): November Exhibit:  Cynthia Rotella: “Colore è Bellezza”- Mixed Media: Minimalism, Abstract, Deep Explosions of Color. Band, NO COVER, 7:30-11PM: SALSA LIBRE!  First Friday Drink Specials.  Website:  merlinsdanceclub.com.
**PAST/Preservation Association of Southern Tier (89 Court St., corner Chenango St. at roundabout, Perry Bldg.):  A Series of Photographs by Bob Johnston on the building of Harper College at Binghamton University. - A progression of the property from wilderness to completion. Info:  pastny.org.
**Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): See listing on page 1.  Website: phelpsmansion.org.
**River Read Books (5 Court St.):  Susan Snyder, Abstract Expressionist Painter (Thru Nov. 2014) with Meet-the-Artist Reception at 6 PM. Food and Health Network presentation at 6 PM and Pie Sale for the holidays! (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.  Check out Little Venice's NEW Dining Room! ... Enjoy our Art Collection in a whole new setting.  Open every Friday to 11 PM.Website:  LittleVeniceRestaurant.com.
**The Party Studio (34 Chenango St., Suite 300):  See listing on page 1.  Website:  thepartystudiobinghamton.com.

          — On FRONT Street (West Side):
**Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St.):  $4 First Friday at Roberson, includes General Museum Admission AND a Digital Planetarium Show at 7 & 8 PM. New Exhibit Opening, 2nd Fl., 6-8 PM: "Vintage." Website:  roberson.org.

          — On GAINES Street (West Side):
** jls-art.com at Academy of Phoenjitsu (2 Gaines St., corner Front St.): Nov. 7, 6-8 PM: November 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):   See listing on page 1. Website:  sthlny.com.        
**The Goldsmith (31 Lewis St.):  Featuring: An Amazing Jewelry Collection by World-renowned Designer Alexis Bittar.

          — On MAIN Street (West Side):
**The Bundy Museum of Art & History (129 Main St., west side): Open Art Gallery, 3rd Fl.: LIGHT / IMPRESSIONS: Student Works (SUNY Broome Photography Program)-Diverse Collection of Works of Intermediate, Advanced,Thesis, Individual Study students [K.Ballard-W.Pinkham-G.Ocasio-J.Gibson-C.Abrams-C.Maroney-T.Warden-A.Sharfenstein-M. Kline-A. Dalgliesch] in Traditional Silver, Experimental, Color, Digital, Mixed Media Formats (Thru Dec. 1, 2014).  Nov. 7 Opening Reception, 6-9 PM.  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.
**First Congregational UCC of Binghamton (30 Main St., west side):  See listing on page 1. Also, on Display: Two Rivers Photography Club's Finest Photographs.  
**Main Street Baptist Church (117 Main St., west side): See listing on page 1.Website: mainstreetbaptist.net.
**Triple Cities Carousel at Cyber Cafe` West (176 Main St., west side, next to fire station):  See listing on page 1.

          — On PROSPECT Avenue:
**Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Gallery: Angela Cook: “Carnival” - Acrylics & Mixed Media.  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.):  In Lobby & Library: Karen Kuff-Demicco: “Telling Stories in Clay" - "Using the human form & faces to examine the complexities of being alive. Animals provide another form to talk about human behavior." (Thru Dec. 2014). Artist Gallery Talk at 7. Reception, 6-9.  Public invited to attend this unique experience.   (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.): Nov. 7, 6-7 PM:  Art Show featuring Marie Cupo: "Runners in Oil Paintings" (Thru Nov. 2014).  Our November 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.): 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 November: Glenda Blake [Green Boat Design]: "Unlikely Motion"-Oil Paintings ... Exploring Traditional Dance Forms, series of six large dance paintings & several smaller ones, set in public spaces of Greater Binghamton (Thru Nov. 2014); [http://glendablake.com]. In the Lounge, 6-8 PM: Meet-the-Artist Reception. DJ SpaceOne spinning in the Lounge, 9 PM - Closing. No Cover 21+. (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, Ben Dudden (Owner/Curator, Fear Of Art Gallery, inside JungleScience, Binghamton): “FEAR OF ART: SPORTALDISLEXICARTAPHOBIA" (Thru Nov., 2014).  Website: waterstreetbrewingco.com.

          The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.

          For more information on the November 7 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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