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September 5, 2014 Event, Binghamton, NY                                                                                      

Two New Venues, Binghamton Past & Present, Wine Bar Opening & After-Hours Singer Songwriter Showcase & More Highlight Next First Friday Art Walk - SEPTEMBER 5
          September’s First Friday Art Walk will sizzle with diversity...Two new venues, Binghamton past and present with diverse exhibits and historic trolley tours, wine bar opening on Artists’ Row, Salsa music/dancing and a moog synthesizer performance downtown, after-hours singer-songwriter showcase, and more! In other words, there’s something for everyone at 31 venues downtown, west side and south side ... during the September 5 First Friday Art Walk in Binghamton, NY. 

         Begin your artwalking at one of two new First Friday venues at Springbrook NY at their Binghamton satellite office (199 State St., Artists’ Row, between Henry & Lewis Sts.) for their Opening Reception from 4-7 PM and remarks at 5 PM.  Their opening festivities include artwork on display (for First Friday only) by individuals of various ages who receive services from Springbrook. (Main office is located in Oneonta, NY, serving people with developmental disabilities.)    

          The other new venue, Salvation Army (121-131 Gorgeous Washington St.) will host an art show from 6-9 PM titled “Art with a Message” featuring acrylics of John D. Pooler (of Port Crane, NY) includes scenic images, birds and animals.  (Pooler, a retired Baptist minister and native of the State of Maine, began painting in 2005 at the Harpursville Senior Center.)  “Art with a Message” features the work of Christian Artists whose faith is displayed through their artwork.  Also, a coffeehouse with music will be held on First Friday from 9-11 PM, free admission.

          Binghamton past and present takes center stage with art and artifacts exhibits and historic trolley tours.  At Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row), there’s: “Binghamton: A Photographic Memoir” - Selected Photographs from Peg Johnston’s family's archives, including Bob Johnston & her own, to tell a story about Binghamton over the last 60 years, pairing photographs & narrative about the city’s history & development (Thru Sep. 2014). 

          At PAST/Preservation Association of Southern Tier (89 Court St., 1st Fl., corner/Chenango St. at roundabout), there’s: Isaac Perry Artifacts: A Collaborative Exhibit with the Phelps Mansion Museum, featuring rare artifacts & papers from his business and personal life.  Also, Historic tours on the Parlor City Trolley begin at Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.) and held at 6 and 7 PM with tour guide, Carol Hawley, and at 8 PM with Kaila Pfister, both from PAST, highlighting Binghamton history. The trolley circulates along a route downtown and riders can get on or off at any time.

         While downtown, be sure to visit Uncorked Creations (205 State St., 2nd & 3rd Fl., Artists’ Row, above Connelly Gallery) for their Grand Opening of their new Wine Bar (3rd Fl.), featuring wines from Italy, France, New Zealand and grand opening specials on First Friday, 6-9 PM. Then, a short distance from Uncorked, enjoy live salsa music at Merlin’s (73 Court St.) with Salsa Libre performing salsa, mambo and merengue dance songs of Puerto Rico, Cuba and Santo Domingo from 7:30-11 PM, no cover. 

          After-hours, the Triple Cities Carousel at Cyber Cafe` West (176 Main St., west side) will host:  “10 Men. 1 Guitar.” - An Evening of Musicfeaturing Binghamton's Favorite Singer-Songwriters: 10 Musicians. 10 Sets. 1 Guitar.  $10 cover.  

          Other First Friday highlights include:
1) Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists’ Row):  Heather Curtis (formerly of Binghamton, now from Colorado): “Western Scenes & Some Rusty Stuff” - Photography: Images of Colorado & Rustic Abandoned Cars (Thru Oct. 2014). 
2) The Bundy Museum of History & Art (129 Main St., west side):  2nd Fl. Gallery: In association with Binghamton Comedy: "Rooted in Laughter: A Stand-Up Retrospective." Unique Exhibit featuring 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 & many others. Exhibit opens on First Friday & part of 2nd Annual Binghamton Comedy & Arts Festival, September 12-14, 2014.  (More Info: binghamtoncomedy.com.)

3) JungleScience Gallery (33 Court St., 2nd Fl.):  Music, 7-8 PM: The Electric Golem Band with James Spitznagel & Trevor Pinch from Ithaca, performing live improvised electronic music using Moogs, homemade modular synths & other electro wizardry.  (Pinch represents one of the world's foremost experts on Robert Moog and is Professor of Science & Technology Studies and Professor of Sociology at Cornell University, and the coauthor of the definitive book on synthesizer technology, "Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer.")

          This First Friday Art Walk, presented by GWSA and sponsored in part by Equinox Broadcasting, M&T Bank, and Triple Cities Carousel, will feature 31 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.

          Venue locations on September 5 are:
          — On STATE Street:
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC at Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists’ Row):  BCAC table in front of Atomic Tom’s (196 State St.), 6-9 PM:Tickets on sale for BCAC’s Heart of the Arts/HOTA* Awards Art Raffle. 6 Chances to win original artwork by Joanne Thorne Arnold, Aubrey Clark, Susan Kendrot, Fern Pritikin Lynn, Orazio Salati & VanZandbergen Photography!  HOTA raffle sponsors: Chianis & Anderson, Club Bling, Cooperative Gallery 213,Uncorked Creations, A Frame Shoppe, Michael Libous & J W Johnston Photography. (Drawing on Sep. 22, 2014 at the 10th Annual Heart of the Arts Award Celebration & $10K Challenge. Info: 723.4620.)   Website:  broomearts.org. 
**Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row):  Alicia "AJ" Wagner: "Artist in the Ambulance" - Medical-themed Art including Graphic Design, Paintings & Mixed Media.  
**Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists Row): Sep. 5, 6-9 PM: Artist/Exhibit: "Art from the Estate of Sue Thompson - Watercolor, Oil & Pastels" (Open Weekdays, 11-5 or by appointment.)  Website:  bobconnelly.com.
**Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists Row):  See listing on page 1. (Gallery Hours:  1st Friday, 3-9, Fri., 3-6, Sat., 12-4, Artist Talk on Third Thursday, Sep. 18 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.
**Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery (204 State St., Artists Row):  See listing on page 1.  (Gallery Hours:  1st Friday, 6-9 PM; Saturdays, 11-3 & by appointment, 772.6725.)   Website:  oraziosalati.com.
**Springbrook NY/Binghamton Satellite Office (199 State St., Artists’ Row, between Henry & Lewis Sts.):  See listing on page 1.
**Uncorked Creations (205 State St., 2nd Fl., Artists’ Row, front gallery, above Connelly Gallery):  See listing on page 1.   Also, on display in Uncorked’s 2nd Fl. studio/gallery, new art for September.       

          — On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON Street: 
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Tony Costello: Studio Works and Derek Lindow: Digital Art.  Music by International Rock Star, Pat Raube, performing 6-9 PM and First Friday Special: 30% Off Everything on the Walls.   Website:  garlandgallery.com.
**Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Music by Ted Davenport on the Grand Concert Harp, performing at 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 PM.  Art by Teresa Arcodia:  "New Beginnings" - Collection of Abstract Paintings in Acrylics & Reflection of Observations of Life & Emotions. Website: OrionBeautyandBalance.com.
**Portfolio’s Cafe` (137 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Sep. 5, 5:30-8:30 PM:  Featuring: Adam Schultz - Paintings on Vinyl Records & Anthony McDonald, New Contemporary Artist:  Graffiti-style Artwork.  Music by Dave Williams & Friends, performing original songs.  Full Menu available; on Face Book.  Website: CCBC.net.
**Salvation Army (131 Gorgeous Washington St.):  See listing on page 1.

          — On COURT Street:
**Imagicka (75 Court St.): James Burns from Binghamton University & his students with African Drum/Dance.  Tarot with Darin.  Hoop with Brandon.    Website:  imagicka.com.
**JungleScience Gallery (33 Court St., 2nd Fl.):  See above listing.  Exhibit:  James Spitznagel - Recent Paintings and Digital Abstracts. Website:  junglescience.com.
**Merlin’s (73 Court St.): See listing on page 1. Exhibit: MRM Photography Presents: “Men on Wood"-Photographic Art: A Collection of the Male Form by Marc Millar.  Specials: $2 Bud Products.  $4 Fruity Fuzzy Navel Pints.  Website:  merlinsdanceclub.com.

**Parlor City Trolley from Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): See listing on page 1.
**PAST/Preservation Association of Southern Tier (89 Court St., corner Chenango St. at roundabout, Perry Bldg.):  See listing on page 1. Info:  pastny.org.
**Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): Sep. 5, 5:30-8:30 PM: Tours by Phelps Mansion Museum Docents: Featuring the Museum's Collection of Paintings from 19th century artists, Edmund D. Lewis, M. Van Wyck & Harry Roseland, and Phelps Mansion Museum itself: A Work of Art, designed by Isaac G. Perry & one of the best examples of Victorian architecture. Website: phelpsmansion.org.
**Quarter Yellow Studios at Galaxy Brewing Co. (41 Court St.):  Showcasing artwork by QuarterYellow Artists: Angela Cook, Santana Bickham & Kareemah Johnson.  Website:  quarteryellow.blogspot.com.
**River Read Books (5 Court St.):  Featured artist/exhibit & music, tba. (Open First Friday to 9 PM.)  Website:  riverreadbooks.com.
**Victor Lay at Uptown Style & Spa (26 Court St.): Exhibit in Main Hallway: Victor Lay: "The Art of Victor Lay"  (victorlay.com; thru Sep. 2014).

          — On CHENANGO Street: 
**Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.):  Binghamton’s original Art Gallery:  Over 150 signed paintings on display throughout the restaurant.  Open every Friday to 11 PM & cool off with our artisan Gelato!Website:  LittleVeniceRestaurant.com.

          — On FRONT Street (West Side):
**Pacheco Gallery (86 Front St., across from Binghamton Club):  Dr. Jose M. Pacheco: "Life's Works" : Acrylic Paintings. (Open 1st Friday, 6-9 PM, from May-October & by appointment.)   Website:  pachecogallery.com.

          — On GAINES Street (West Side):
** jls-art.com at Academy of Phoenjitsu (2 Gaines St., corner Front St.): Sep. 5, 6-8 PM: September Art Show:  John Steinbrecher, Wayne Alan Card, Dan Fuller & Others: Oil Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, Needlework, Acrylics.  Website:  jls-art.com.

          — On MAIN Street (West Side):
**The Bundy Museum of History & Art (129 Main St., west side):  See listing on page 1.  Open Art Gallery, 3rd Fl.:  The Bundy Museum Presents: "Up Close in Nature" : Pastel Paintings by Sue Hoyt-O'Neill [slh128.wix.com/slhoriginals-1] (Thru Sep. 30, 2014). Opening Reception, First Friday Sep. 5, 6-9 PM. (Art Gallery admission always FREE. Tue. - Sat., 11-5.)   Website:  bundymuseum.org.
**Triple Cities Carousel at Cyber Cafe` West (176 Main St., west side):  See listing on page 1.

          — On PROSPECT Avenue:
**Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Gallery: September Show:  Greg Chianis:  Recent Works - Photography. 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.):  Featuring the Work of Photographer John Rehak with an Opening Reception from 6-9 PM & Gallery Talk by the Artist at 7 PM. (Exhibit thru Oct. 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.): Sep. 5, 6-7 PM:  Art Show featuring Marie Cupo: "Runners in Oil Paintings" (Thru Sep. 2014).  Our September Pub Run starts at 7 PM from to around the pubs of Binghamton.  Websites: ConfluenceRunning.com, facebook.com/ConfluenceRunning.
**Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Featured Artist:  Adam Schultz:  Paintings - Spray Painted mixed with Acrylics & Pastels on Canvas & recently on vinyl records (Thru Sep. 2014).  Daily Specials & Serving until 10 PM every Wed.-Sat. Outdoor Café open, weather permitting.  (W-Sat., 11 AM-10 PM.)  Website:   wholeinthewall.com.

          — On WATER Street:
**Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.):  Featured Artist for September: Chris Bahr: "Mary & Marilyn - The Feminine Divine" on Mixed Medium (Thru Sep. 2014). In the Lounge, during Happy Hour, 7-9 PM:  Scott Freeman Trio.  From 9 PM-2 AM:  DJ Space One.  (Dinner on First Friday to 11 PM.  Lounge from 5 PM - 2 AM.)  Website: lostdogcafe.net.

          The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.

          For more information on the September 5 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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