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April 4, 2014 Event, Binghamton, NY                                          

More New Venues, Annual “Cabin Fever” & Open House Events, Student Art Shows, International Film Series & More Highlight Next First Friday Art Walk - APRIL 4        
          The first spring First Friday celebrates grand openings at two new venues, annual “Cabin Fever” and open house events, student shows, international film series, and more at Binghamton’s next First Friday Art Walk on April 4!

          Start your artwalking at new venue, Southern Tier CrossFit (1 Lewis St.) for their Grand Opening with a gallery show, music, and demos on First Friday.  The Gallery at Southern Tier CrossFit will feature artist Yasha Hartberg: Photography (Thru Apr. 2014) and Piano Music by Poet Joe Weil (and BU Poetry Professor), performing throughout the evening. Also on First Friday, there will be: CrossFit Demos, Free Pain Assessments, Rock Taping Demonstration by David Martin, P.T. of Grace in Motion Physical Therapy. (FYI:  Short flight of steps leads to the Gallery. Onsite parking to the rear & around the building - about 25 spaces.  Southern Tier CrossFit is located next to Sherwin-Williams.)    

          Continue to kick off spring and visit the annual “Cabin Fever” Artistic Celebration on First Friday from 5-9 PM, hosted by Southern Tier Artisans at Binghamton University’s College of Community and Public Affairs at the University Downtown Center/UDC (67 Washington St., across from Arena).  Cabin Fever features local artisans with locally produced art and crafted products. Some will be demonstrating their craft during “Cabin Fever,” including spinning fiber into yarn, felting hats and more, plus live alpacas and angora bunnies to see.  Artisan Ann M. Merriwether and one of the “Cabin Fever” organizers said:  “Help the local farm artisan community by purchasing one-of-a-kind locally made pottery, clothing, soaps, dolls, yarn, roving, sculpture and more. A portion of the proceeds will go towards a scholarship fund at the Binghamton University College of Community and Public Affairs.”    

          From the University Downtown Center, take a short walk to another new venue, Chenango Place (7-9 Court St.) featuring an Open House from 6-9 PM, to view a model apartment of one of the newest student housing developments in downtown Binghamton.  There will also be an art display by several local artists in all mediums. Light food and refreshments will be served.   (Chenango Place is located between Boscov’s and RiverRead Books.)

          While artwalking downtown, be sure to catch two student shows:  1) Atomic Tom’s (196-200 State St., Artists’ Row) in the Gallery: Reception, 5-9 PM: Advanced Studio Art Students from Susquehanna Valley HS, featuring SVHS Seniors & Juniors showing their artwork in a variety of mediums.  2) Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl.) with Opening Reception: "An Artistic Discovery" - Congressional High School Art Competition, Broome County 2014 (Thru Apr. 25, 2014).  Juried exhibition of 2-dimensional works by student artists from participating Broome Co. schools in the 22nd Congressional District (Chenango Forks HS, Chenango Valley HS, Maine-Endwell HS, Seton Catholic HS, Vestal HS, Whitney Point HS). [Six local winners will advance to 22nd Congressional District competition in Utica, sponsored by Rep. Richard Hanna.]  (Gallery open M-F, 11-5, or by appointment.)

          At the American Civic Association/ACA (131 Front St.), there’s the 3rd of their First Friday International Film Series: Dominican Film Friday featuring “Sugar.”  The film series, which debuted in February, is being held in conjunction with the ACA’s year-long 75th Anniversary celebration and open to the public, admission, $7 per person (includes drink & popcorn).  Doors open at 6 PM and the film begins at 8 PM. [“Sugar” is an introspective sports drama by filmmakers Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden about a talented Dominican baseball player/pitcher, Miguel Santos, who longs to break into the American big league & earn the money needed to support his impoverished family.]           

This First Friday Art Walk, presented by the Gorgeous Washington Street Association (GWSA) and sponsored by M&T Bank, will feature 37 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.

          Venue locations are:
          — On STATE Street:
**Atomic Tom’s (196-200 State St., Artists’ Row):  See listing on page 1.  (Info/contact:   Sherrie Rinker, 343.7948.)
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl.):  See listing on page 1.(Gallery open M-F, 11-5, or by appointment.  Info:   723.4620.)   Website:  broomearts.org.
**Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row):   Apr. 4, 6-9 PM:  Carol Lanois: Mixed Medium.
**Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists Row):  Apr. 4, 6-9 PM:  Large Collection of Classic Poster Prints, Reproductions, all very reasonably priced(Thru Apr. 30, 2014).  (Open Weekdays, 11-5 or by appointment.)   Website:  bobconnelly.com.
**Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists Row):  Kathryn Niles - New Paintings and Drawings, Apr. 4-26, 2014. Exhibition: Series of Graphite Drawings, an homage to Charles Eldred, & Paintings from Quechee Gorge, VT, among other images.Opening Reception on First Friday, 6-9 PM. (Gallery Hours:  1st Friday, 3-9, Fri., 3-6, Sat., 12-4, Artist Talk on Third Thursday, Apr. 17 at 7 PM.)  Info:  cooperativegallery.com.
**KMH Photography/Kristen Hrebin (205 State St., 2nd Fl., Artists’ Row, back gallery, above Connelly Gallery):  Photography and Abstract Art featuring KMH’s artist-in-residence, Roberta Dixon. Spring Cleaning event: All Artwork 40% Off! Also, get your picture taken in the 1st Friday Photo Booth! Website: kmhphotographer.com.                
**Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery (204 State St., Artists Row):  First Friday Opening, 6-9 PM:  Greg A. Chianis: "Forgotten” - Photography (Thru May 2014). (Gallery Hours:  Saturdays, 11-3 & by appointment, 772.6725.)   Website:  oraziosalati.com.
**UnCorked Creations (205 State St., 2nd Fl., Artists’ Row, front gallery, above Connelly Gallery):  Apr. 4, 6-9 PM: Stop in & check out the new art for the upcoming months!

          — On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON Street: 
**Binghamton University’s College of Community and Public Affairs at the University Downtown Center/UDC (67 Washington St., across from Arena):  See listing on page 1. Info/Contact: Ann M. Merriwether, EM: amerriwe@binghamton.edu.
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.):  First Friday Special: 30% Off Everything on the Walls. Music by:  Pat “The Reverend” Raube, 6-9 PM.   Website:  garlandgallery.com.
**Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Apr. 4, 6-9 PM:  First Friday Event featuring Tribute to Local Artist Mark Henry Swiderski, who exhibited his artwork (Oil Paintings) at Orion Salon for over 6 months. (Mark Swiderski passed away on Mar. 12, 2014.)  Also, Earth Month Promotions, TBA, & Bellydancers!  Website:  OrionBeautyandBalance.com.
**Portfolio’s Cafe` (137 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Apr. 4, 5-7 PM:  Bake sale & appetizers by TTLP (Teen Transitional Living Program from Catholic Charities). Music by Dave Williams & Friends. Local Artists:  Aaron Bennett, Doug Bogart, Linda Stewart, Mary Grigonis. Also, the café will have homemade soup and wraps.  Website: CCBC.net.  

          — On COURT Street:
**Chenango Place (7-9 Court St., between Boscov’s & RiverRead Books):  See listing on page 1. Info/Contact:  Kathleen LaBarre.  Website:  chenangoplace.com.
**Imagicka (75 Court St.): First Friday Event, TBA.  Website:  imagicka.com.
**JungleScience Gallery (33 Court St., 2nd Fl.):  Apr. 4, 6-9 PM:  Closing Night Show for Nick Kushner:  "Aceldama" (http://www.nickkushner.com).  Annual Living Body Arts Show, 6-9 PM & followed by a Masquerade Ball starting at 9:30, with live painted models, music, belly dancing, flesh suspension, masks & more! Sponsored by The Shaman's Den Body Arts, in association with Blue Orchid Archetype; hosted by E.L.Downey (MasqueradeArtisan.com; facebook.com/MasqueradeArtisan).Website:  junglescience.com.
**Merlin’s (73 Court St.): “Seasons Four in One Day” ... Art by Angela Cook: Paintings.  Music, 7:30-11PM, by The Blue J's (reverbnation/com/thebluejs).  Website:  merlinsdanceclub.com.
**PAST/Preservation Association of Southern Tier (89 Court St., corner Chenango St. at roundabout, Perry Bldg.):  Apr. 4, 6-9 PM: Little Italy Historic Walking Tour, a web-based cell phone tour on First Friday. See how the Binghamton University Public Archaeology Facility researched seven properties on Endicott, NY’s North Side and did a “genealogy” of each property. The web-based tour is available for use with cell phones or with a printed brochure. Info:  pastny.org.
**Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.):  Apr. 4, 5:30-8:30 PM: Exhibit: Scott C. Hause: “Historic
Gettysburg” - Watercolor Paintings, Gettysburg’s historic buildings & sites (Thru Apr. 2014).  Meet the Artist, avid history buff & Civil War re-enactor. (Mansion open for tours, F-Sun., 10-3.)  Website: phelpsmansion.org.
**Quarter Yellow Studios at Galaxy Brewing Co. (41 Court St.):  Apr. 4, 6-9 PM:  Exhibit: "Inside Out"-Abstract Paintings and Portraits, recent work, layered & move from the inside out.  Website:  quarteryellow.blogspot.com.
**River Read Books (5 Court St.):  Featured Artist/Exhibit, TBA.  Music by Jacquie Rayne/Acoustic Guitar with vocal performance from 7-9 PM. (Open First Friday to 9 PM.)  Website:  riverreadbooks.com.
**Victor Lay at Uptown Style & Spa (26 Court St.): Exhibit in Main Hallway: Victor Lay: "Utah Landscapes" - Photo Realism(Thru Apr. 2014).  See more online: victorlay.com.(Uptown Style & Spa open Apr. 4 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.  Join Us from April 1-10 for Binghamton Restaurant Week with Lunch & Dinner Specials: 3 Course Lunch for $12, 3 Course Dinner for $20.  Open every Friday to 11 PM.  Website:  LittleVeniceRestaurant.com. 
**United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton (42 Chenango St.):  Apr. 4, 7:15-7:45 PM:  In the Sanctuary: Binghamton University Flute Trio with Jessica Biagiotti, Cara Natale, Jacqueline Robins, performing seven musical selections by students from Georgetta Maiolo's Studio.  Website:  unitedpresbyterian.org.    

          — On FRONT Street (West Side):
**American Civic Association/ACA (131 Front St.):  See listing on page 1.  Website: americancivic.com.
**Pacheco Gallery (86 Front St., across from Binghamton Club):  Dr. Jose M. Pacheco: "Life's Works" :
Paintings - Acrylics with many new pieces added. (Open 1st Friday, 6-9 PM, & by appt.)   Website:  pachecogallery.com.
**Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St.):  Apr. 4: $4 First Friday at Roberson.  $4 gets you General Museum Admission AND a Digital Planetarium Show, available at 7 & 8 PM. Roberson's new exhibition, "Journey From Our Prehistoric Past."  Also, Fiddlin’s Fun Jam Session at 6 PM. Website:  roberson.org.     

          — On GAINES Street (West Side):
**jls-art.com at Academy of Phoenjitsu (2 Gaines St., Upper Level):  Apr. 4, 6-9 PM: Exhibit: John Steinbrecher  |  Wayne Alan Card  |  Dan Fuller:  Paintings, Photographs & Crafts.  Several local Artists displaying their works for view & sale.   Website:  jls-art.com.

          — On LEWIS Street:
**Southern Tier CrossFit (1 Lewis St., next to Sherwin-Williams):  See listing on page 1. Website:  southerntiercrossfit.com.
**Southern Tier HealthLink NY (45 Lewis St., 1st Fl., Lackawanna Train Station): Apr. 4, 6-9 PM:  Featured Artist:  Jillian Mara Zeigler: “Transformation of Abstract Form” - Abstract Mixed Media.  Website:  sthlny.com.

          — On MAIN Street (West Side):
**The Bundy Museum of History & Art (129 Main St., west side):  Open Art Gallery, 3rd Fl.:  "It's Only a Job If You Get Paid" : The Art of Manda Brezicky: Print and Fiber Methods, Victorian Post-mortem Photos.  In the 2nd Fl. Gallery:  “Johnny Hart: Before B.C." - *Collection of Rare 1950’s Single Panel Gags, Photographs & early Artwork by Johnny Hart before the creation of The B.C Comic Strip (Thru Spring 2014). [*Collection provided by the Hart family.] (Apr. 4 Opening Reception, 6-9; admission to The Bundy Museum Art Gallery always FREE.  Tue.-Sat., 11-5.)   Website:  bundymuseum.org.
**Tabernacle UMC (83 Main St., west side):  In Assembly Hall. 6:30-7:30 PM:  Lucille Sider local storyteller: Enjoy two stories beginning at 6:30:  "The Essence of Zucchini" and "Bob, My Suckerfish."  Beverages & homemade baked goods served in church coffeehouse from 6:30-8.  (Parking on street & in church lot, off Arthur St.)

          — On PROSPECT Avenue:
**Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.):  Gallery:  Patrick Branigan and Abigail Burpee-Paradise:  Mixed Media.  Theater: Independent Films in Two Theaters (schedule online).  Website:  artmission.org.        

          — On RIVERSIDE Drive (West Side):
**The Gallery @ 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.):  In Lobby & Library: Paul Glantzman: "Looking Glass Reflections: Images on Canvas" - Photography of Musician/Photographer Paul Glantzman (Thru Apr. 2014). Contact Info/E-Mail: Marcy Swartz, 724.5997; EM: marcyswartz@gmail.com.

          — On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side):
**Confluence Running (46 S. Washington St.): Apr. 4, 12-8 PM:  Exhibit:  Steve Gorgos: “Running Through” - Show of His Trail Running Photographs (Thru Apr. 2014). On April 4th, we will take short, beginner group runs in honor of Gorgos' work through the downtown Binghamton First Friday area.Websites:  ConfluenceRunning.com, facebook.com/ConfluenceRunning.
**Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Angela Cook:"Celebrating Spring"-Paintings (Thru May 2014). Join Us for Binghamton Restaurant Wk., Lunch/Dinner Specials: 3 Course Lunch for $12, 3 Course Dinner for $20. (W-Sat., 11 AM-10 PM.)  Website:  wholeinthewall.com.

          — On WATER Street:
**Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.):  Jill S. Kraft:“Salmagundi: The Color of Life and Shimmering Mundane” (Thru Apr. 2014).  Meet the Artist in Lost Dog Lounge from 7-9.   In the Lounge, 9 PM-12/Midnight:  Panigma, Steel Drum Band comprised of Binghamton residents. (Dinner on 1st Friday to 11 PM.  Lounge from 5 PM-2 AM.)Info: lostdogcafe.net.
**Water Street Brewing Co. (168 Water St., across from Boscov’s):  Apr. 4, 6-9 PM: John Wirth Artistry: “Penultimate Day” - Mixed Media on Canvas: Classic Contemporary & Modern Art.  Website:  waterstreetbrewingco.com.

          The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.

          For more information on the April 4 First Friday Art Walk, contact Kim DeLisa (Chair of Gorgeous Washington Street Association) at Orion Beauty & Balance, 724.0080, or visit GWSA’s website at: www.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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