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First Friday Binghamton
February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highlights of Binghamton’s Next First Friday Art Walk
Highlighting Binghamton’s next First Friday Art Walk on February 2, 6-9 PM include many new gallery and art shows, a French art song recital called “Chocolat” featuring classical music, a history exhibit on refugees, displaced persons and war brides, debut of Binghamton’s first speakeasy on Artists’ Row, display of wearable art masks and masquerade-themed artworks, and more at the 22 venue locations open from 6-9 PM, downtown, west side, and south side.
Top gallery and art shows include:
– New Works: Colgan and Ryan featuring artists Martha Colgan and Nancy Ryan (Thru Feb. 24, 2018) at Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row).
– Matt McLean: “Come Live Here with Me” – Variety of water-based media and painting techniques that attempts to create chaos and then establish order (Thru Feb. 24, 2018) at Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists’ Row).
– “14 Years: Anniversary Group Exhibition”: Selection of New Works by ABFA Gallery Program, along with some new artist additions (Thru Feb. 2018) at Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts/ABFA (186 State St., Artists’ Row).
– Steven Palmer: “Mixed Media and Oil Paintings” (Thru Feb. 2018) at Broome Co. Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl.). (Feb. 2 First Friday opening reception, 6-9 PM, exhibit on view M-F, 11-5.)
– E. L. Downey: “Exquisite Wearable Art Masks and Masquerade-themed Artworks” (Thru Feb. 2018) at Lost Dog Café (222 Water St.) with a Meet-the-Artist reception in the Lounge, 6-9 PM. Music in the Lost Dog Lounge, 9 PM-12 AM: The Parlor Cats performing swingin’, harp-driven, jumpin’ West Coast Blues.
– Andy Kwiat: Cartoon Illustrations (Thru Feb. 27, 2018) at The Bundy Museum of History & Art (129 Main St., 3rd Fl. Gallery). In The Bundy Museum’s 2nd fl. Gallery: “The Golden Age of Parlor City Pubs: Binghamton Before State Street – A collection of artifacts from the Binghamton bars and bar culture from the early to mid 1900s, with special focus on establishments in First Ward (Thru Feb. 27, 2018). At Bundy Museum/Binghamton Photo’s 1st Fl. Gallery (32 Cedar St., Binghamton): Buffy Fabrizi: “Glitz” Boudoir Photography (Thru Feb. 27, 2018).
Additional top First Friday highlights:
– “CHOCOLAT: A French Art Song Recital” – a presentation by The Music Studio of Maria Aimoniotis at Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.) with Pej Reitz, piano, featuring music composed by Faure’, Debussy, Hahn, Mozart, and many more. Doors open at 5:30 PM with recital at 6 PM. Chocolaty refreshments will be served; donations for the Phelps Mansion and Aimoniotis Studio’s P.E.O. music scholarship will be collected. The Phelps Museum’s first floor will also be open for viewing during First Friday.
– “Refugees, Displaced Persons, and War Brides – The Early History of the American Civic Association in Binghamton” exhibit at American Civic Association/ACA (131 Front St.) on Feb. 2 First Friday from 6-8 PM. The ACA, Bundy Museum of History and Art, and Humanities NY, The Institute for the Advance Study of Humanities at Binghamton University are presenting this exhibit on the early history of the ACA, featuring the first-ever public display of documents and artifacts from the 79-year-old organization.
– Debut of Binghamton’s first speakeasy, 205 Dry, featuring Prohibition cocktails, extensive selection of beer and whiskey, at Uncorked Creations 1st Fl. (205 State St., Artists’ Row). Also, on display will be artwork from Uncorked After School Art Program plus a First Friday sale of hundreds of completed paintings for $5 each. Uncorked Creations’ Ceramics Studio (2nd Fl.) and Wine Loft (3rd Fl.) will be open during First Friday.
– Bassem Eldakar: “Small Works” – Oil Paintings, a collection of small painting still life compositions on display in the Great Hall (Only on Feb. 2, 2018, 6-9 PM) at Christ Church (10 Henry St., Binghamton). The Susquehanna Valley Middle School Jazz Ensemble will perform popular jazz and rock selections from 6:30-7 PM in the Great Hall. Refreshments will be available throughout the evening.
– “Peru: From Machu Picchu to the Amazon” photo slide show by Damien Sotohp and artist Bob Alan Bricks with display of his paintings at Chatterbox Café (21 Main St.).
– Showcase of The Towers’ Residents’ Personal Art Collections: Eclectic sampling of art from paintings to statuary to glass (Thru Feb. 2018) at The Gallery at 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.), including Etre.Sculptures & pieces by Ada Stallman, Wallace Nutting, Ruth Birch, Flora Rosefsky, and much more.
– Helga Stein: “Expressions of Nature” – Birds, Animals and Flowers (Thru Feb. 2018) at Whole In The Wall/WITW Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.). WITW open Thu.-Sat. from 11-9.
Besides those already listed, other venue locations hosting a First Friday event on February 2:
Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St. between Hawley & Court St.) and The Shop (219 Washington St.). Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.). Trinity Memorial Church (44 Main St.). The ART Building (61 Prospect St., off Lewis St.).
Those First Friday venues open February 2 from 6-9 PM with event details, TBA:
Community Options New York, Inc. (182-84 State St., Artists’ Row, 722.5971), Citrea Restaurant & Bar (7 Court St., on Riverwalk), Imagicka (39 Court St.), and Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St.): Open Feb. 2, 11 AM-9 PM.
First Friday Art Walk, presented by Gorgeous Washington St. Association/GWSA, is sponsored in part by M&T Bank, Equinox Broadcasting & Triple Cities Carousel, with venue locations open Feb. 2, from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise. First Friday schedule subject to change without notice. More info, contact Jesse Wheeler (GWSA Chair at Davidson Fox & Co., email@example.com), or online: gorgeouswashington.com.