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April 3, 2015 Event, Binghamton, NY                                                                                                                     

Celebrate Spring, Shakespeare, 7th Annual Living Canvases Show, “Twig and Thread” Shop, Provincetown, MA, Artist & Girl Scout Cookies on Sale Among Highlights of Next First Friday Art Walk - APRIL 3  
          April’s First Friday highlights a myriad of creative offerings celebrating spring, Shakespeare, living canvases, and more!  Enjoy “Spring Fling” art show at Merlin’s, “Stealing Scenes ... The Illustrator’s Look at Shakespeare” at The Bundy Museum of History & Art, 7th Annual Living Canvases Body Art Show at JungleScience, "Twig and Thread" - An Eclectic Shop in the heart of Artists' Row at Atomic Tom’s Gallery, and more at the next First Friday Art Walk on April 3!

          You might say spring has finally sprung at two First Friday art shows at two venues.  Merlin’s (73 Court St.) will host “Spring Fling” art show featuring Art of Angela Cook and an Artist Opening Reception, 6-9 PM. Also, on First Friday, Salsa Dancing, No Cover, 8:30 PM-midnight. Merlin’s alo has a new kitchen and menu offerings, serving until 1 AM; bar open until 3 AM.

          A short distance from Merlin’s at Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists Row), there’s "Twig and Thread" - An Eclectic Shop, showcasing local entrepreneurs/craftsmen with a mix of Vintage Items, Gifts, Fashion, Industrial Furniture, Antiques.  Described as a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, “T and T” shop isopen Thursdays, 4-7; First Friday, 11-9; Fridays 11-7; Saturdays, 11-3, until May 2015.

          The Bundy Museum of History & Art  (129 Main St., west side) will present “Stealing Scenes ... The Illustrator’s Look at Shakespeare” (Open Art Gallery, 3rd Fl.), featuring artists: Jennifer Gibson, Johanna van der Sterre, Katie Vaz, Wynn Yarrow, Annie Zygarowicz, and Marie Sanderson (Thru Apr. 28, 2015). Apr. 3 Opening Reception, 6-9 PM. [About This Show:  Last year, when the world celebrated the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, a group of regional illustrators & artists decided to pay homage by using passages from Shakespeare as their inspiration. Unique imagery & personal approaches to his timeless texts are the result. Their varied artistic practices & backgrounds, ranging from lettering to children’s illustration to fine art landscapes, make for a rich display of work.] 

          At JungleScience Gallery (33 Court St., 2nd Fl.), it’s 7th Annual Living Canvases Body Art Show featuring Live Painted Models and Photography by Artists: Christina Alamo, E.L. Downey, Keith Mandeville, Shara Osgood, and Vann Godfrey. There’s painting all night long for those who want to join us.

          Other First Friday highlights include: 
1) **Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery (204 State St., Artists Row): Gallery: Provincetown, MA, Artist Jerome Greene:  "Barnstorming" - New Oil Paintings including Figurative, Landscapes, Still Life, and Pleine Aire Paintings. Exhibition Dates: Apr. 3-May 30, 2015. 
2) **Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Girl Scout Cookies for Sale on First Friday!  Also, First Friday Special: 30% Off the Walls and Music by Pat Raube, singer/songwriter, performing 6-9 PM.  

          This First Friday Art Walk, presented by GWSA and sponsored in part by Equinox Broadcasting, M&T Bank, and Triple Cities Carousel, will feature 23 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.

          Venue locations on April 3 are:
         — On STATE Street:
**Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists Row):  See listing above.
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl.):  Apr. 3, 6-9 PM:  Closing Reception: "An Artistic Discovery” Broome Co. Congressional High School Art Competition 2015 - Featuring Works by Student Artists from Binghamton, Chenango Valley, Deposit, Harpursville, Maine-Endwell, Seton Catholic, Union-Endicott, Vestal & Whitney Point high schools. (Exhibition continues thru Apr. 3, 2015.) Six local winners now advance to the 22nd Congressional District competition, sponsored by U.S. Representative Richard Hanna at Roberson Museum on Apr. 18, 2015. More info, call 723-4620 or EM: information@broomearts.org. (BCAC Gallery open M-F, 11-5.)  Website: broomearts.org.
**Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row):  Apr. 3, 6-9 PM: Featuring: Adam Nixon presenting his Black-and-Whites/Pen-and-Ink Artwork.  Website:  comop.org.
**Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists Row): Apr. 3, 6-9 PM: Featuring: Anthony Hanakovic:  “Spirit of Painting” - Painting and Printmaking (Thru Apr. 2015).  Artist's website:  facebook.com/hanipaintings. (Open Weekdays, 11-5 or by appointment.)  Website:  bobconnelly.com.
**Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row): April Exhibit: Artist Kit Burnham-Ashman:  “The Figure in Space” (April 3-26, 2015). Artist's Reception on Thursday, April 2, 6-8 PM; First Friday, 3-9 PM. [Also,“Slow Art” Day on April 11, 2015: An International Idea and we’re part of it & one of 110 international venues, museums & galleries around the world participating in "Slow Art" Day.] (Gallery Hours:  First Friday, 3-9; Friday, 3-6; Saturday, 12-4.)  Website:  cooperativegallery.com.
**KMH Photography/Kristen Hrebin Studio (205 State St., Artists Row, 2nd Fl., back gallery, above Connelly Gallery): Open Studio, 6-9 PM.  Website: kmhphotographer.com.
**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.

         — On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON Street (Between Hawley & Court Sts.): 
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.):  See listing on page 1.  Website:  garlandgallery.com.
**Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Apr. 3, 6-9 PM: First Friday Event, TBA.  Website: OrionBeautyandBalance.com.
**The Salvation Army (121-131 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Apr. 3, 6-9 PM:  Featuring: Art with a Message: Original Art Pieces of young people from various schools in the local area.  Also, Music and Film in recognition of Good Friday (on April 3).    

         — On COURT Street:
**Imagicka (39 Court St.): Apr. 3, 6-9 PM: At NEW LOCATION and Grand Opening Celebration Continuing on First Friday!  Featuring: Sylvia Scott: Vibrational Energy Tune-ups/Chakra Balancing. Tarot with Darin. Sara Delafield of Red Feather Retreat: Spirit Paintings.  Website:  imagicka.com.
**JungleScience Gallery (33 Court St., 2nd Fl.):  Apr. 3, 6-9 PM:  See listing on page 1. On Facebook.  Website:  junglescience.com.
**Merlin’s (73 Court St.): See listing on page 1.  Website:  merlinsdanceclub.com.
**River Read Books (5 Court St.): Artist Aaron Truesdell: "Collage" - Paper, Fabric, Found  Objects, or any combination of those materials. Music: Soft Jazz with Jeff Guevin & Jesse Bennett, performing 7-9 PM. Website:  riverreadbooks.com.

          — On CHENANGO Street: 
**Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.):  Binghamton’s original Art Gallery:  Over 150 signed paintings on display throughout the restaurant.  Check out Little Venice's NEW Dining Room and Art Collection in a new setting.  Open every Friday, 11:30 AM-11 PM.Website:  LittleVeniceRestaurant.com.

          — On FRONT Street (West Side):
**Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St., west side):  Apr. 3: $4 First Friday from 5-9 PM.  Featuring Opening Reception for "Reshuffling the Past: 2015 Contemporary Chinese Ink Art Exhibition" - On view in the Sawtelle Gallery, 2nd Fl. Museum. ($4 includes General Museum admission & Digital Planetarium presentation.)  Website: roberson.org.

         — On MAIN Street (West Side):
**The Bundy Museum of Art & History (129 Main St., west side): See listing on page 1.  In the 2nd Fl. Gallery: Exhibit:  Currier and Ives: Often Imitated, Never Duplicated-An Exhibition of pieces from America's most reproduced print-makers, Currier and Ives. Featuring X original pieces & X reproductions...are you discerning enough to spot the fakes? (On exhibit until June 2015.) (Art Gallery admission always FREE. Tue.-Sat.,11-5.)  Website:  bundymuseum.org.

          — On PROSPECT Avenue:
**Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Gallery: Heather Esposito and Students: "Through Your Lens"-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.):  In Lobby & Library: Viggo Holm Madsen and Kirk Holm Madsen (Viggo’s son):  “Preserving the Legacy”:  Hand-dyed Fabric Art (Thru Apr. 2015). ["Preserving the Legacy":  Features creation of textile art & painterly approach to the world of hand-dyed fabric art with unique methods including Indonesian style Batik & Japanese Shibori, created by father & son.]  (Contact Info/E-Mail: Marcy Swartz, 724.5997; EM: marcyswartz@gmail.com.)

          — On SUSQUEHANNA St:
**YMCA of Broome County/Binghamton (61 Susquehanna St.): Apr. 3: The YMCA of Broome County Facilities (Binghamton: 61 Susquehana St. & West Family Y, 740 Main St., Johnson City) OPEN all day on April 3 First Friday FREE of charge for the community! Full program listing on website. More info, call 772-0560 x120. Website:  ymcabroome.org.

          — On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side):
**Confluence Running (46 S. Washington St.): Apr. 3 Pub Run starts at 7 PM from Confluence Running to around the pubs of Binghamton!  Run/Walk from Confluence Running to Water Street Brewing Co., to possible stops at Cyber Cafe West, Galaxy Brewing Co., Amici Pub & Pizzeria, and The Belmar.   Websites: ConfluenceRunning.com, facebook.com/ConfluenceRunning.
**Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Exhibit Extended: Featured Artist Judy Decker: "OH MY DOG!!!" - Photography (Thru April 2015).  Whole in the Wall now delivered through BingoEats.com.  Daily Specials & Serving until 10 PM every Wed.-Sat. (W-Sat., 11 AM-10 PM.)  Website:   wholeinthewall.com.

          — On WATER Street:
**Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.):  April Artists:  Robert Hoover: “Artistic Collaboration" and Teresa Arcodia: "Paintings by Teresa Arcodia" - Abstract Art (Thru Apr. 2015). [Robert Hoover online:  Info: hoovrbrt@aol.com. Storefront: roberthoover.etsy.com.  All Art:  flickr.com/photos/roberthoover/] [Teresa Arcodia online: Info: teresa.arcodia@yahoo.com.  Storefront: TeresaArcoda.etsy.com.]  Lost Dog Cocktail Lounge OPEN until 2 AM! No Cover 21+.(On First Friday, Cafe open until 11 PM. Lounge until 2 AM.)  Website: lostdogcafe.net.

The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.

For more information on April 3 First Friday Art Walk, contact Kim DeLisa (Chair of Gorgeous Washington St. Association) at Orion Beauty & Balance, 724.0080, or visit GWSA’s website at: http: //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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