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December 6-7, 2013 Event, Binghamton, NY
Two New Venues, Several Holiday Shows, Concerts & More Highlight Next First Friday/Saturday Holiday Art Walk - DECEMBER 6-7
‘Tis the season to celebrate the holidays ... art, music, festivities that come alive only this time of year ... at the annual First Friday/Saturday Holiday Art Walk. Enjoy several holiday shows for unique and handcrafted gifts, concerts and school performances, food tastings, gallery openings, artist receptions and more, including two new venues during the two-day event on December 6, 6-9 PM, and December 7, 10 AM-5 PM.
Begin your art walking at the new First Friday venues, first stopping at Southern Tier HealthLink NY/STHL (45 Lewis St., Lackawanna Train Station), for their “Holiday Art, Collectibles and Novelty Items” show. Various pieces of assorted forms of art, collectibles, and novelty holiday items will be featured. Then, a short distance away is Simply Sweet Frozen Yogurt
(136 Gorgeous Washington St.), featuring Ann Merriweather-Felting with Alpaca Fleece at the recently opened downtown business.
While in the heart of Downtown Binghamton, be sure to visit Artists’ Row on State Street with seven venues and four hosting holiday shows and open both Dec. 6 and 7. These include:
1) **Atomic Tom’s (196-200 State St., Artists’ Row):"A Vintage Marketplace 'Pop Up' at 196"...Presented by The Blue Egg featuring: Clothes, Furniture, Art, Papercraft, Food, Gifts, Curiosities from The Blue Egg, Ta Ta TaDa, Refabulous Furnishings, Sand Dollar Designs, Michelle Irene and others. (Hours: Dec. 6, 6-9, Dec. 7, 11-6, Dec. 8, 12-5.)
2) **Cooperative Gallery (213 State St., Artists’ Row): 13th Annual All Member Holiday Show & Sale: "Give the Gift of Art"!
3) **Orazio Salati Gallery and Studio (204 State St., Artists’ Row): "Holiday Exhibition Group Show": Featuring Artists: Douglas Baird-Computer Drawings & Paintings, Greg A. Chianis-Photographs & Cards, Anthony Locane-Digital Woven Works, Marie LoParco-Spiritual Icon Collages, Fern P. Lynn-Raku Pottery, Janis Schimsky-Beaded Jewelry, Marc Schimsky-Mixed Media Paintings (Thru Jan. 2013). Also, serving Chocolates by Leopold’s, Montrose, PA.
4) **The Red Tent Studio (205 State St., 2nd Fl., Artists’ Row): Heartful Holiday Bazaar featuring 10 local women artists, showcasing handmade works including: Jewelry, Felting, Paintings, Pottery, Mosaics & more. (Open Dec. 6, 6-9 & Dec. 7, 10-4.)
Not to be missed, there’s varied music concerts and school performances on First Friday, including:
1) **Binghamton Philharmonic/City of Binghamton Sponsors Binghamton Philharmonic Percussion Ensemble Concert at Metrocenter (49 Court St.): In Lobby, 7-8 PM: Free Concert: "Percussion for the Holidays" by Binghamton Philharmonic Percussion Ensemble, celebrating the holidays for an upbeat & exhilarating treat!
2) Christmas Carol Sing accompanied by Russian pianist and UPC piano
teacher, Natalia Karlgut, and held in the church’s Library Lounge at
7:30 PM, free admission.
3) Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): Holiday Strings from Union-Endicott High School, performing holiday chamber music at 8 PM by UEHS students of Shari Rivenburg.
4) **Triple Cities Carousel at Binghamton’s Cyber Cafe` West (176 Main St., west side): Dec. 6 at 9 PM: Concert: Conehead Buddha: One of the original genre-blending jam bands. $8/advance; $10 at the door.
This First Friday Art Walk, presented by the Gorgeous Washington Street Association (GWSA) and sponsored by M&T Bank, will feature 36 Binghamton venue locations, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM and Saturday from 10 AM-5 PM, unless noted otherwise.
Venue locations are:
— On STATE Street:
**Atomic Tom’s (196-200 State St., Artists’ Row): See above listing.
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl.): Dec. 6 Closing Reception, 6-9 PM: “Unlikely Dance: A New Painting Series by Artist Glenda Blake,rooted in her experience of folk & traditional dance, yet reflecting new directions in her work. Special Holiday Food Tasting by Cindy Rotella of Regalo Gifts & Designs from 6-8. Holiday Music Performances throughout the evening by: Curt Osgood (hammered dulcimer), Hope Grietzer (fiddle), Jim McWilliams (banjo & guitar), plus other musical friends! Free & open to the public. (Closed Dec. 7.) Info: broomearts.org, 723.4620.
**Community Options NY, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row): Dec. 6, 6-9: Frank Feitsma: Paintings & Christmas Bulbs.
**Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists’ Row): Dec. 6, 6-9 & Dec. 7, 12-3: Large Estate Collection of American Indian Art-Mixed Media by Various Artists (Thru Jan. 31,2014). Free Verbal Appraisals of Personal Property by a certified appraiser. (Weekdays 11-5 or by appointment.) Website: BobConnelly.com.
**Cooperative Gallery (213 State St., Artists’ Row): See listing on page 1. (Gala Artists' Reception on Thu., Dec. 5, 7-9 PM. Holiday Hours: Thu.,5-8; F,3-6; Sat.,12-4.Closing Reception on Sun., Dec. 22, 12-4.) Info: cooperativegallery.com.
**Orazio Salati Gallery and Studio (204 State St., Artists’ Row): See listing on page 1. (Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 11-3 & by appointment, 772.6725.) Website: oraziosalati.com.
**The Red Tent Studio (205 State St., Artists’ Row, 2nd Fl. back gallery, above Connelly Gallery): See listing on page 1. Find us on Facebook.
**Uncorked Creations (205 State St., 2nd Fl. front gallery, above Connelly Gallery): Dec. 6, 6-9 PM: Stop in & view all of the Projects for December classes!
— On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON Street:
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): First Friday/Saturday Holiday Art Walk Sale, 30% OFF Everything on the Walls! Dec. 6, 6-9:Music by Pat Raube, singer/songwriter! Website: garlandgallery.com.
**Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.): Dec. 6, 6-9 PM: Bellydance Ensemble of Southern Tier. On display: Photography by Douglas Bogart. Art by Tom Mastro. Handcrafted Jewelry by Sara Diaz. Evryday Art by D. Bowen: Whimsical, Purposeful Art & Décor for Children & Adults, using re-purposed, re-cycled & organic media. Website: OrionBeautyandBalance.com.
**Simply Sweet Frozen Yogurt (136 Gorgeous Washington St.): See listing on page 1. Website: facebook.com/simplysweetfrozenyogurt.
— On COURT Street:
**Binghamton Philharmonic/City of Binghamton Sponsors Binghamton Philharmonic Percussion Ensemble Concert at Metrocenter (49 Court St., in Metrocenter Lobby): See listing on page 1. Binghamton Philharmonic,722.6717; binghamtonphilharmonic.org.
**Imagicka (75 Court St.): Dec. 6, 6-9 PM: Tarot with Jenne, $10/10 minutes. BellyDance with Hina. Hoop Dance with Blazz. Dec. 7: Tarot Readings with Darin, $20/20 minutes. Website: imagicka.com.
**JungleScience Gallery (33 Court St., 2nd Fl.): Dec. 6, 6-9 PM: Costa Sakellariou, Michael Wesko and Students at Binghamton University: Photography, Graphic Design & Other Digital Works. Website: junglescience.com.
**Merlin’s (73 Court St.): Artist "Nixon" -The Diary: Acrylic & Oil Paintings. Dec. 6: Music by Blue Shift, 7:30-11. Drink Specials throughout the night. (No Cover before 9:30.) Website: merlinsdanceclub.com.
**Parlor City Trolley from Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): Dec. 6, 6-9 PM: Historic Tour at 6 with Carol Hawley (from PAST). Dec. 7, 1-3 PM: Free Trolley Rides throughout downtown with Joan Sprague as the tour guide. - Trolley circulates along a route both days; riders can flag & get on or off at any time.
**PAST/Preservation Association of Southern Tier (89 Court St., corner Chenango St.): Dec. 6, 6-9 PM: Artist Carolyn Neidlinger: “Homes and Historic Buildings” - Watercolor. Special focus on Homes & Historic Buildings of Chenango County & all artwork available for purchase on 1st Friday at PAST. (For more info on Neidlinger’s artwork, visit: http://www.mywatercolorgallery.com/about_the_artist.htm.) Website: pastny.org.
**Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): See listing on page 1. Dec. 6, 5:30-8:30 PM: Tamara M. Gates: “To the Manor Worn: Fashion of 1905-1925” - Men's & women's clothing ranging from party, tea, at home, day, seasonal & outerwear will be on display. Most exhibited in tableau style putting the garments into the context for which they were originally worn. Website: phelpsmansion.org.
**QuarterYellow Studios at JungleScience Gallery (33 Court St., 2nd Fl.): Dec. 6, 6-9 PM: Kareemah Johnson: Paintings & Other Mixed Media. Website: quarteryellow.blogspot.com.
**RiverRead Books (5 Court St.): Glenda Blake: "Dance Visions" - Artworks on the Topic of Traditional Dance (Thru Dec. 2013). Dec. 6,7-9 PM: Music by IDLEWILD. (Regular Saturday hours, DEC. 7, 10-6.) Website: riverreadbooks.com.
**Victor Lay at Uptown Style & Spa (26 Court St., corner Hawley St.): Exhibit, Main Hallway: Victor Lay: "Face Book: Favorite Portraits" - 33% OFF All Art in This Show (Thru Dec.2013; Info/Gift Ideas:victorlay.com). (Uptown open Dec. 6 until 9 PM.)
— On CHENANGO Street:
**Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.): Binghamton’s original Art Gallery: Over 150 signed paintings on display throughout the restaurant. Enjoy our artisan Gelato! Open every Friday to 11 PM; Saturday, 11:30-11. Website: LittleVeniceRestaurant.com.
**United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton (42 Chenango St.): See listing on page 1. Website: unitedpresbyterian.org.
— On FRONT Street (West Side):
**Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St.): "2013 Home for the Holidays" - Dazzling Displays & Holiday Traditions from Around the World (Nov. 20-Jan. 5). Dec. 6,11-9 and Dec. 7,12-5, admission: Music & Dance, Mansion Tours, Holiday Craft Cave, Polar Express, Visit from Santa, Planetarium Shows & more! Schedule online. Website: roberson.org.
— On LEWIS Street:
**CoWork Binghamton (45 Lewis St., 2nd Fl.,Lackawanna Train Station): Dec. 6-7: 2nd Annual Parlor City Indie Market & Craft Fair, Showcase of Alternative Craft & DIY Art with Edgy/Unusual Craftwork,Location TBA! Info: facebook.com/parlorcitycraft. (Market/Fair Hours: Fri., Dec. 6, 6-9, Sat., Dec. 7,10-5.) Website: coworkbing.com.
**Southern Tier HealthLink NY (45 Lewis St., Lackawanna Train Station): See listing on page 1. Website: sthlny.com.
— On MAIN Street (West Side):
**The Bundy Museum of History & Art (129 Main St.): In Open Art Gallery, 3rd Fl.: "The Poetics of Space": Photography by Amanda Francés Movlai (Thru Dec. 30, 2013). In Annex Theater: 2013 SEFF Binghamton: Student Experimental Film Festival. SEFF Program 1,7 PM; SEFF Program 2, 9 PM.(Dec. 6 Opening, 6-9, thru Dec. 30, 2013. Open Tue.-Sat., 11-5. Admission to Art Gallery always FREE. Open Dec. 7, 11-5.) Website: bundymuseum.org; facebook.com/bundymuseum.
**Triple Cities Carousel at Binghamton’s Cyber Cafe` West (176 Main St., west side): See listing on page 1. Website: triplecitiescarousel.com.
— On PENNSYLVANIA Avenue (South Side):
**Victor Lay at Nezuntoz (50 Pennsylvania Ave., next to Weis Market): Victor Lay: “New Views”: Photo Realism (Thru Dec. 2013; more info: victorlay.com).
— On PINE Street:
**Tranquil Bar & Bistro (36 Pine St., corner Fayette St.): Artist/Exhibit, TBA. Dec. 7: Open for Brunch on 1st Saturday at 11. First Friday’s Dinner Hours, 5 PM-12 AM. Website: tranquilbarbistro.com.
— On PROSPECT Avenue:
**Art Mission and Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Gallery: Binghamton University Student Experimental Film Festival: "Programmed Reactions"-Exhibit of Interactive Art. Annual Members' Art Show. Theater: Independent Films in two theaters (Schedule online: http://artmission.org).
— On RIVERSIDE Drive (West Side):
**The Gallery @ 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.): Jan Peterson: Hand-pulled, Embossed Paper Prints - Images with Words, displayed in lobby and library (Thru Dec. 27, 2013).
— On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side):
**Confluence Running (46 S. Washington St.): Becky Adolf: “The Outdoors...Near and Far”-Photography: Wonders of Utah & Outdoor Action Shots of her Backyard! Website: facebook.com/ConfluenceRunning.
**Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Judy Decker & Friend: Photography - Nature, Animals & Wildlife (Thru Jan. 2014). Daily specials & serving domestic beers/wines. (W-Sat.,11 AM-10 PM.) Website: wholeinthewall.com.
— On WATER Street:
**Lost Dog Cafe` & Lounge (222 Water St., corner Henry St.): Artist: E.B.Schott (a.k.a. Christine Traficante/Christine Forster): Paintings - Abstract Expression with Multi-media: Oils, Acrylics, Wax on canvas (Thru Dec. 2013). Dec. 6 in the Lounge: Meet the Artist Reception, 6-9. Music, 9-12: Zydeco Po' Boys: Rockin' Cajun/Zydeco/Old Time Standards! Dec. 7, 1-3: Music in the Cafe: 5th Annual Holiday Show with Lukus Wells, Piano/Vocals: Traditional, Contemporary & Alternative Holiday Songs! Website: lostdogcafe.net.
The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice. Also, check out the new First Friday/Saturday Holiday Art Walk Gift Guide with special offers. Those GWSA members participating include: Orion Beauty & Balance; Binghamton Philharmonic; Garland Gallery; Confluence Running; Art Mission and Theater; Atomic Tom’s/The Vintage Pop Up; Touche` (31 Lewis St., Kilmer Bldg.); The Goldsmith (31 Lewis St., Kilmer Bldg.); Mad Moose House of BBQ (53 Chenango St.,entrance on Henry St.); RiverRead Books; Tranquil Bar & Bistro; and The Gallery @ 5 Riverside Drive/Towers.
For more information on Dec. 6-7 First Friday/Saturday Holiday Art Walk, contact Kim DeLisa (Chair of Gorgeous Washington St. Association) at Orion Beauty & Balance, 724.0080, or visit GWSA’s website at: 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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