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August 5, 2016 Event, Binghamton, NY                                                                                                                  

Performances, Ice Cream Social & More Highlight Next First Friday, AUGUST 5

           A new venue, varied art shows including a retrospective exhibit, poetry readings, music performances, ice cream social, and more highlight the next First Friday Art Walk featuring 27 venues in downtown, west side, and south side locations in Binghamton, NY, on August 5.

            The newest First Friday venue, Trinity Memorial Church (44 Main St., west side) will host “Broadway and Beyond” featuring Timothy Smith, organ, with special guest star and vocalist, Ladene Miles Bourne, in performance inside the sanctuary at 8:30 PM.  Free admission.  [Website:  trinitymemorial.org.]

At Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row), there’s: “Ada Stallman Retrospective and Watercolors by Shirley Ernst” on exhibit Aug. 4-27, 2016. Both artists created art together for many years and were good friends until Stallman’s death in 2015 and had many shows together.

At The Bundy Museum of History and Art (129 Main St., west side), poetry readings will be held from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Bundy Annex by members of Sappho’s Circle, women’s writing workshop, founded and directed by Heather Dorn. Inside the museum, two art shows: 1) “Real and Imagined” – Painted and Printed Work by Christina Rose, mixed media paintings and etchings, in the Open Art Gallery, 3rd Fl., which opens on Aug. 5 First Friday with an artist’s reception from 6-9 PM, and 2) “Just My Type” – Exhibit of Ambrotype, Tintype, and Daguerreotype Photographic Portraits in the 2nd Fl. Gallery (Thru Aug. 30, 2016). 

A full spectrum of music styles takes center stage on First Friday, including:
At Atomic Tom’s (196 State St.): Featured Singer-Songwriter Artists, The Blind Spots, 6-piece band from Ithaca, at 9 PM and held inside Atomic Tom’s, admission. On the Veranda Stage from 6-9 PM: Singer-Songwriters Bess Greenberg, Todd Evans and Linda Stout. Songwriters Series on First Fridays, May-October, presented by Binghamton Live (binghamtonlive.com).
At Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.):  Equinox Broadcasting’s COOL 106.7’s Hollywood-themed, Cans N Clams with live dance band, Splash performing from 6-10 PM, and pictures on the “Red Carpet” by Pavlik Photo & Design.
At Christ Church (10 Henry St.): Classical and English folk music by Shepherd and Ewe, playing from 6:30-7:15 and 7:30-8:15 PM in the Sanctuary. (The duo is Julian Shepherd, cello, and Lee Shepherd, piano & violin.)
At The Place on Court (73 Court St.):  Back by popular demand, Rooster and the Roadhouse Horns, starting at 8 PM, playing Dance/Latin/Funk/Rock.

At Main Street Baptist Church (117 Main St., west side), enjoy a free community Ice Cream Social from 6-8 PM, held on the front lawn of the church. There will also be games for kids; families invited to attend.

This First Friday Art Walk, presented by the Gorgeous Washington Street Association/GWSA, is sponsored in part by Equinox Broadcasting, M&T Bank (lead sponsor for 2016), and Triple Cities Carousel, with venue locations open August 5 from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise. 

Besides those already listed, other venue locations on August 5 are:

            — On STATE Street and Artists’ Row (Between Henry/Lewis Sts.):

**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl., Suite 501): Exhibit, 6-9 PM:  Eric Adolf:  “Lessons from an Art Teacher” (Johnson City High School) – Inspired by Degas for composition, color and lines, and Henry Yan’s recent collection for figure drawing. At 5 PM, Outdoor Sculpture and Architecture Walking Tour*, 60 minutes in length, from Kennedy Park with the ‘Seven Seals of Silence’ located at intersection of Chenango/Henry Sts.  (*Walking tours held every First Friday from May-October and sponsored by BCAC and PAST. Tour info online:  broomearts.org/walkingtours.)  Website:  broomearts.org.
**Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row):  First Friday event, TBA.
**The Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists’ Row): “Joseph Lindsley and His Artist Friends” – Prints, Oils, Watercolors, Drawings, and Etchings (Thru Aug. 2016).
**Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists’ Row): Joel Nsadha, 2015 National Geographic award winner:  “Time’s Riddle” – Photography, images from his childhood home in Uganda (Thru Aug. 27, 2016).

            — On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON Street:

**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): Entertainment, TBA. Website:  garlandgallery.com.

            — On COURT Street:

**Citrea Restaurant & Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on the Riverwalk): August Exhibit/Artist, TBA. Website:  citreapizza.com.
**HealthLink NY (49 Court St.):  Aug. 5, 6-9:  Photographer Tara L. Murphy: “Frame Work” – Portfolio Highlights and Recent Work, including travel images from Ireland and Amsterdam. Website:  healthlinkny.com.
**Imagicka (39 Court St.): First Friday event, TBA.  Website:  facebook.com/Imagicka75.    
**Parlor City Trolley and Tours from **Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.):  Trolley departs from the Mansion and Tours at 6, 7, and 8 PM by tour guides Carol Hawley or Joan Sprague (from PAST/Preservation Association of So. Tier) to learn about local architecture and history.  Trolley circulates along a route from 6-9 PM; riders can get on/off at any time, free. 
**Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.):  Aug. 5, 6-9 PM:  “Summer Whites” – Fashions of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries…a revolution to the world of fashion. First floor of the Mansion will be open for viewing, 6-9.  Website:  phelpsmansion.org.
**RiverRead Books (5 Court St.): August Exhibit/Artist, TBA.  Music by Guitarist/Singer-Songwriter Beverly Stokes of Ithaca, 7-9 PM. Website:  riverreadbooks.com.
**The Place on Court (73 Court St.): August Exhibit:  Adam Schultz:  “Meme Culture” – Acrylic, Spray Paint & Mixed Media. Website:  theplaceoncourt.com.  (Also,  on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.)

            — On CHENANGO Street: 
**Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.):  Binghamton’s Original Art Gallery:  Over 150 signed paintings on display throughout the restaurant. Serving dinner every Friday until 10 PM. Website:  LittleVeniceRestaurant.com.

            — On FRONT Street (West Side): 

**Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St): Exhibits:  “Heliodelic Topography:  The Art of Brian Keeler…Expressions of Sun-Drenched Forms” – Oil Paintings (Thru Jan. 2017) and “Transformations:  The Visionary Art of Jerome Weinberger” – Sculpture (Thru Oct. 2016).  Website:  roberson.org.

            — On HAWLEY Street:
**Zona & Co. Grille (15 Hawley St., corner Gorgeous Washington St.): Music: Brotherhood, 7-10 PM. Website:  zonagrille.com.

            — On HENRY Street:
**Christ Church (10 Henry St., corner Water St.): Aug. 5, 6-9 PM:  Inside the Great Hall:  Marianne McCormick, Jean Smith and Nancy McGowan-VanNess:  “Hand Building with Clay – Demonstrations & Displays of Various Types of Hand Built Pottery.  Website:  Christchurch.steepleconnect.com.

            — On PROSPECT Ave.:
**ART Mission and Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.):  Gallery: Alex Fabiano:  “Static/Flux III” – Mixed Media.  Website:  http://artmission.org.

            — On RIVERSIDE Drive (West Side):
**The Gallery @ 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.): Kathryn M. Niles: “Selections” – Drawings and Paintings in an array of media from oil paint to graphite, on exhibit in the lobby and library (Thru Aug. 2016).

            — On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side):
**Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Aaron Bennett: “peace… patience… And kindness too…” – Still Life Ball Point Drawings, Prints of Commissions & Private Personal Ventures  (Thru Aug. 2016). Restaurant Open: Thu. - Sat., 11 AM-9 PM with Patio Dining (weather permitting). Website:   wholeinthewall.com.

            — On WATER Street:
**Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.): August Exhibit:  Manhattan Artist Susan Cutter Snyder:  Abstract Oil Paintings (Thru Aug. 2016). In the Lounge, 9 PM-1 AM: Black Apple Current, earthy Rock and spacey Soul music.  Website: lostdogcafe.net.

The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice. 

For more information on August 5 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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