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March 3, 2017 Event, Binghamton, NY

Three New Venues, Rebranding Event, Political Theater, Group Art Shows, Sculpture & Photography Exhibit, “Lieberstraum” Film Screening Highlight MARCH 3 First Friday

As March roars in, enjoy the creative diversity at Binghamton’s next First Friday Art Walk … from three new venues including one with a rebranding event, political theater performance, group art shows, sculpture and photography exhibit, film screening of “Lieberstraum,” and more on March 3.

Top picks at 26 venue locations, downtown, on the west side and south side, include:

New venue with rebranding event at Galaxy Brewing Company – Brewery + Kitchen + Bar (41 Court St.): Galaxy 2.0 Re-Launch Weekend: March 3 First Friday, 4 PM-Midnight: Featuring space murals by Stacey Smith, label art by Ty Whitbeck, and interior re-design by Michele Wilke, and band, Space Carnival with “Slippery Disco Rock” from 10 PM-Midnight. No cover. On March 2 from 5-10 PM, there’s the Kick-off Party, $10 door (2 drinks + bites) and on Saturday, March 4, from 12-6 PM, Parade Day Party, $5 door (beers + bites).

The two other new venues, both located on Artists’ Row:
Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts (186 State St.): Mar. 3, 6-9 PM: “SALON- A Group Exhibition” featuring various artists from Brunelli the gallery’s program (Thru Mar. 31, 2017).
Uncorked Creations (205 State St.): Mar. 3, 6-9 PM: Open Studio Night with free painting on choice of canvas size (cost depends on size of canvas) with new artwork on display. In the Wine & Chocolate Bar (3rd Fl.): Happy Hour specials from 5-7 PM with ½ off select apps and specialty St. Patty’s Day cocktails.

At The Salvation Army (127-131 Gorgeous Washington St. between Hawley/Court St.), there’s free political theater performances by Face It! Theater Company at 6:30 and 7:30 PM. For more info on Face It! Theater and their critically informative/socially relevant performances, visit: faceittheater.org or their Facebook page.

Group art shows include: 1) Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St.) with All Member Exhibit from March 3-25 featuring artwork by all Cooperative Gallery’s supporting and exhibiting members: paintings, photography three dimensional objects, prints, and other media. 2) Lost Dog Café (222 Water St.): Student Art Show by Maine-Endwell High School and a meet-the-artists on First Friday from 6-8 PM. In the Lounge from 9 PM-1 AM: DJ Martin Shamoonpour, spinning house, dance, and a few Irish tunes to kick off Parade Day (March 4).

At The Gallery at 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.): “Mathematical Sculptures” by sculptor Alex Feingold and “London and Beyond,” photography by Chuck Haupt, on exhibit thru April 2017. The public is invited to the artists’ reception on First Friday and their Gallery Talk at 7 PM.

A film screening of “Lieberstraum*” or “Dream of Love” in German, the 1991 movie set and produced in Binghamton, will be held at Chatterbox Café, Tapas & Oyster Bar (21 Main St.) at 8 PM. Rare items from the original production set will also be on display at Chatterbox. (*Story of mystery, love, and loss spanning two generations, directed by Mike Figgis.)

At Christ Church (10 Henry Dr.): “Expression of Faith – Exploring the Religious Structures of Broome County” – Photo exhibit by Roger Luther for the Broome County Historical Society and presented by PAST, Preservation Association of the Southern Tier. Over six years, historian and preservationist Roger Luther photographed every religious structure in Broome County and this exhibit provides a rare glimpse inside several area churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples. Additionally, Christ Church will host on First Friday, Origami Shamrock Wreath-Making: Family Craft for all ages, and tours of the church and bell tower from 6:30-8:30 PM.

Art shows continuing thru March or early April include at:
Orazio Salati Gallery (204 State St.) with Yolanda Sharpe (SUNY Oneonta professor): New Paintings: Watercolors, Encaustics and Ink Drawings (Thru March 2017).
The Bundy Museum of History and Art (129 Main St.): 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 Apr. 3, 2017). Also, in the Bundy’s Open Art Gallery, 3rd Fl.: “Color In Movement – A Collection of Non Representational Art by Kathleen Yonkin” – Various Forms & Media of artwork that shows, through geometric shapes, the movement of color (Thru Apr. 3, 2017). An opening reception will be held on Mar. 3 from 6-9 PM.

Also, the Grand Opening of new First Friday venue, Doc Concrescence Kava, Tea, Elixir Bar and Social Club (89 Court St., corner Chenango St. in historic Perry Bldg., lower floor) continues with Parlor City Vegan, offering handcrafted vegan comfort food, and live entertainment by Johnny Unheimlich, both starting at 7 PM. For more info, contact, club owner: Juris Ahn AKA Doc Con at 607-304-4557; drconcrescence.com, https://www.facebook.com/drconcrescence/.

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 open March 3, from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.

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

Broome County Arts Council (81 State St., 5th Fl.): Art Exhibit: Lori Jacobs-Farist: Oil Paintings – A balance between Expressionism & Realism (thru Mar. 24, 2017). Also, live music by two performers: Corinne Roma, singer-songwriter/guitarist with originals and slow Pop/Rock covers from 6-7 PM -and- folk music by Andru Bemis, musician, songwriter, singer from 7:15-8:30 PM.
Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row): Mar. 3, 6-9 PM: Johnson City Senior Center – A Plethora of Different Works.
Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): Patricia Raube, singer/songwriter, from 6-9 PM.
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.): “Insight and Intuition” by Andrea, certified coach, counselor & medium. Readings $35; personal appointments & group parties, call 607.239.9591. Also, there’s an 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).
HealthLinkNY (49 Court St.): Mar. 3, 6-9 PM: Open House: HealthLinkNY Community Network.
Imagicka (39 Court St.): First Friday event, TBA.
Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): Mar. 3, 6-9 PM: “Performance Art Showcase” – Live Drag Performances, new art by Angela Cook, and photography by Patti Loves Bing/Patti Schwartz.
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.): Exhibit: “Nature’s Best Photography” – Up to 50 stunning prints on display; an alliance with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the only place to find this exhibit in the country outside of the Smithsonian.
Trinity Memorial Church (44 Main St.): Mar. 3 at 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary: “Hollywood to Broadway” featuring Michael Calmes-Tenor, Christina Taylor-Soprano, and Timothy Smith-Organ/Piano, free admission.
Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Gallery: Exhibit, TBA.
Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Exhibit: Miles McNulty-Photographs (Thru Apr. 2017). Hours: Thu. - Sat., 11 AM-9 PM.

The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.

For more information on March 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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