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First Friday Binghamton
December 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Features of Binghamton’s First Friday Art Walk
‘Tis the season … for holiday art/artisan, light and anniversary shows, performances of A Christmas Carol, CANDLECHANT a cappella music sung in candlelight, a Native American presentation on peace, debut of Binghamton University and SUNY Broome events at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, Labyrinth Walk indoors, and more at Binghamton’s next First Friday Art Walk. These represent some of the highlights among the 32 venue locations open December 1 from 6-9 PM, downtown, west side, and south side of Binghamton.
The holiday art/artisan shows include:
Annual All Member Holiday Show with unique & affordable gifts of art at Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row) (Thru Dec. 23, 2017).
Holiday Show showcasing eight artists: Fern P. Lynn and Mud & Fire-Pottery; Marie LoParco-Mixed Media; David LoParco-Photography; JDS Designs/Janis Schimsky-Jewelry; Marc Schimsky, Laura Monforte, Orazio Salati-Painting (Thru Jan. 2018) at Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists’ Row).
Holiday Light Show with Music and Christmas Theme at The Colonial (56-58 Court St.) with the lighting of their building, starting Dec. 1 First Friday thru Christmas from sundown to 9 PM & shown every 15 minutes.
“A Christmas Carol” performances by In the Studio 271 Productions at Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.) on Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 with two shows a night at 7:30 and 9:30 PM by reservations only. Admission, $30, single; $50 for 2; more info & to reserve tickets, call 722.4873.
CANDLECHANT a cappella music sung by The Trinity Men in candlelight at Trinity Memorial Church (44 Main St.) from 7:30-8 PM.
Holiday Jewelry Sale and Open Studio*: Sophia Sophia Jewelry Designer and Wally Dion Visual Artist at The ART Building (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St., lower level on State St. side). [*Only on Dec. 1 First Friday, 6-9.]
2017 Home for the Holidays at Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St, featuring hundreds of trees, dazzling displays and international forest (Thru Jan. 7, 2018).
Additional First Friday highlights include:
“14 Years: Anniversary Group Exhibition”: Selection of New Works by ABFA Gallery Program, along with some new artist additions (Thru Jan. 27, 2018) at Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts/ABFA (186 State St./Artists’ Row).
Aksel Sand Pedersen: “Still Life Themes and Variation – The School of Paris” Paintings at Broome Co. Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl.) with a First Friday opening reception, 6-9 PM, with period music by piano stylist Ken Martinek. (Exhibit thru Dec. 28, 2017, on view M-F, 11-5.)
Jan Peterson, print maker: Embossed Paper Prints (Thru Dec. 2017) at The Gallery at 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.).
Lizzy James, jewelry designer: Collection of stylish, versatile jewelry with each piece carefully handcrafted in the U.S. by local artists at The Goldsmith (31 Lewis St. in Kilmer Bldg.). (Open First Friday, 10-8.)
Other top First Friday events on Dec. 1:
“HAUDENOSAUNEE* CULTURE” – Treaties and the Great Tree of Peace presentation, preceded with a display/sale of Beadwork by Artist Karenlyne Hill and Paintings by Karen Kucharski, will be held at American Civic Association/ACA (131 Front St.). HAUDENOSAUNEE presentation held 6:30-8:30 PM with speakers: Hickory Edwards-Onondaga and Dan Hill-Cayuga Nation on canoeing, flute-making & the meaning of wampum belts; doors open at 6 PM. Admission/suggested donation: $5/individual; $15/family; contact ACA at 723.9419. (*HAUDENOSAUNEE are the indigenous people of the region, aka the Six Nations, Iroquois & People of the Longhouse. This project was made possible with public funds from Chenango Co. Arts Council’s Decentralization Grants Program, a re-grant program of NYS Council on the Arts, with support from Gov. Cuomo & NYS Legislature.)
“Art @ INK”*: Work of over 20 Binghamton University student artists on display at Koffman Southern Tier Incubator (120 Hawley St.). [*Only on Dec. 1 First Friday from 6-9 PM.] (Sponsored by BU’s Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Harpur Edge.)
“SUNY Broome’s Celebration of Innovation*: Exhibits and presentations by SUNY Broome’s Collaboration Lab at Koffman Southern Tier Incubator (120 Hawley St.). [*Only on Dec. 1 First Friday from 6-9 PM.]
Labyrinth Walk featuring icons placed around a replica of the Chartres Labyrinth, a non-linear walking path designed to reflect inwardly as the images* are encountered at Christ Church (10 Henry St.). Also, in the church lounge, exhibit by Cheryl DeLuke: “Bud” – All media. During First Friday, she will create a loose watercolor portrait of her dog, Bud, using a photo for reference.
Also, there’s the Parlor City Trolley and Tours by PAST/Preservation Association of Southern Tier departing from the Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.) with Carol Hawley hosting one tour at 6 PM. From 7-9 PM, the trolley will circulate along a designated route and riders can get on/off at any time. A surprise holiday guest is expected to ride the trolley during First Friday.
Besides those already listed, other venue locations hosting a First Friday event December 1:
Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St./Artists’ Row) and Uncorked Creations (205 State St./Artists’ Row).
City Light Coffee (254 Washington St., near Forum Theatre), Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St. between Hawley & Court St.), and The Shop (219 Washington St.).
Citrea Restaurant & Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on Riverwalk), Doc Con’s Kava Bar & Social Club (89 Court St., corner Chenango St.), HealthLinkNY (49 Court St.), Imagicka (39 Court St.), and Yoga Body Shop Downtown (7 Court St., Suite 3, on Riverwalk).
Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.).
The Bundy Museum of History & Art (129 Main St.) | Bundy Museum Gallery 131 (131 Main St.) | Bundy Museum & Binghamton Photo (32 Cedar St.) and Chatterbox Café (21 Main St.).
The ART Building (61 Prospect St., off Lewis St.) and The ART Mission and Theater (61 Prospect Ave.). Whole in the Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.).
Lost Dog Café (222 Water St.).
First Friday Art Walk, presented by Gorgeous Washington St. Association/GWSA, is sponsored in part by M&T Bank (2017 lead sponsor), Equinox Broadcasting & Triple Cities Carousel, with venue locations open December 1, from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise. First Friday schedule subject to change without notice.
For more information on First Friday Art Walk, contact Jesse Wheeler (Chair of Gorgeous Washington St. Association) at Davidson Fox & Co., LLP, EM: email@example.com, or visit GWSA’s website at: gorgeouswashington.com.