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July 4, 2014 Event, Binghamton, NY                                                                                      

Gallery Shows, Cans and Clams Party by the River with Live Music & Art, Binghamton Artifacts Exhibit & More Highlight the Holiday First Friday Art Walk - JULY 4 

Celebrate the 4th of July in true Art Walk style!  Enjoy the holiday with Art and Music ... from gallery shows on Artists’ Row, downtown, and on the west side to COOL 106.7’s Cans and Clams Party by the river with live music and art to Binghamton historic artifacts exhibit, and more ... at the next First Friday Art Walk in Binghamton, NY, on July 4. 

        Start your artwalking, “Off the Wall,” a. k. a. stopping at Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row, between Henry & Lewis Sts.) for their “Off the Wall” exhibit of members’ work that is 3D. As the show title says... the featured artwork in this show is literally and figuratively ‘off the wall’.  Open on the July 4 First Friday, 6-9 PM, with an additional opening on Thursday, July 3, 6-8 PM, this show continues until July 26, 2014.

        Across the street from Cooperative Gallery 213 at Orazio Salati Gallery and Studio (204 State St., Artists’ Row), there’s “Two Continents - Abstract Expressionism,” an exhibit of new abstract oil paintings by Polist artist, Roland Kozlowski which continues through August 2014.

        For those in a party mood, check out Equinox Broadcasting’s COOL 106.7’s Cans and Clams party by the river with live music and art at the Holiday Inn Downtown (2-8 Hawley St.). It’s a Jimmy Buffet party on the 4th with music by Outer Reef, 6-9 PM, and Artist Jeff zu Hone with “Art From This Side of the Mississippi,” paintings, drawings and prints of familiar landscapes, including upstate NY.  Doors open at 5 PM. In case of rain, the event moves inside.

        While downtown, be sure to visit the Isaac Perry exhibit in the Perry building at PAST/Preservation Association of Southern Tier (89 Court St., corner Chenango St. at roundabout, Perry Bldg. 1st Fl.) office.  This collaborative exhibit with the Phelps Mansion Museum features Rare Artifacts and Papers from architect Isaac Perry from his business and personal life.

        A short distance away from downtown on the city’s west side are two First Friday venues with new gallery shows:

1) The Gallery @ 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.):  In Lobby & Library:  Hall Groat II: "Painting Perceptions"- Recent Work.  Oil on Canvas Paintings explore a wide range of classical subjects including Landscape, Still Life & Architecture (Exhibit thru Aug. 2014).
2) The Bundy Museum of History & Art (129 Main St., west side):  Open Art Gallery, 3rd Fl.: “Moon’s Breath & Magick - The Art of Lynn Capani-Czebiniak” - Exhibit of Original Pieces in Pencil, Pastels and Watercolors, July 4-28, 2014. July 4th Opening Reception, 6-9 PM.

        During the July 4 First Friday, there will be no trolley.  It will resume for the August 1 First Friday with trolley tours and free rides from 6-9 PM.

        This First Friday Art Walk, presented by GWSA and sponsored in part by M&T Bank, Equinox Broadcasting, and Triple Cities Carousel, will feature 15 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.

        Venue locations on July 4 First Friday are as follows:

        — On STATE Street:
** Broome County Arts Council/BCAC at Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists’ Row):  July 4, 6-9 PM: BCAC's Heart of the Arts Raffle table in front of Atomic Tom’s (196 State St.). 6 Chances to WIN valuable, original works by stellar local artists: Joanne Thorne Arnold, Aubrey Clark, Susan Kendrot, Fern Pritikin Lynn, Orazio Salati & VanZandbergen Photography! $5/ticket or 5 tickets for $20. [View the artwork at: http://www.broomearts.org/arts-news/heart-arts-raffle-tickets-sale-first-friday/]  Website:  broomearts.org.
**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, July 17 at 7 PM.)  Info:  cooperativegallery.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 COURT Street:
**Imagicka (75 Court St.):  July 4, 6-9 PM: Featuring Watercolor Artist Charlotte Kennedy and Hoop Dance with Brandon (Blaze). (Open 1st Friday to 9.)  Website:  imagicka.com.
**JungleScience Gallery (33 Court St.,  2nd Fl.):  July 4, 6-9 PM:  Exhibit:  Kyle Edward Balles: Very Chunky Collage inspired by his father Mike Balles. Website:  junglescience.com.
**Merlin’s (73 Court St.): Lauren Hering: Photography Exhibit: "Eye Came, Eye Saw - I Exhibited" (Thru July 2014).   Music: Karaoke-Local amateur singers welcome!  No Cover. Specials: $2 Bud Products. $4 Fruity Fuzzy Navel Pints.  Website:  merlinsdanceclub.com.
**PAST/Preservation Association of Southern Tier (89 Court St., corner Chenango St. at roundabout, Perry Bldg.): See listing on page 1. Info:  pastny.org.
**River Read Books (5 Court St.):  July 4, 6-9 PM:  On the Wall at RiverRead Books:  "Artworks  on Paper by Local Artists" (Thru July, 2014).  Soft Jazz Music by Jeff Guevin, accompanied by Jesse Bennett.  Website:  riverreadbooks.com.

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

        — On GAINES Street (West Side):
**jls-art.com at Academy of Phoenjitsu (2 Gaines St., Upper Level):  July 4, 6-8 PM: July Art Show: John Steinbrecher  |  Wayne Alan Card  |  Dan Fuller & Others: Oil Paintings, Photos, Drawings, etc. Displays held on the main floor.  Website:  jls-art.com.

        — On HAWLEY Street:
**Equinox Broadcasting at Holiday Inn Downtown (2-8 Hawley St.):  See listing on page 1.  Website: 

        — On MAIN Street (West Side):
**The Bundy Museum of History & Art (129 Main St., west side):  Open Art Gallery, 3rd Fl.:  See listing on page 1. (Art Gallery admission always FREE. Tue.-Sat., 11-5.)  In 2nd Fl. Gallery: "Behind the Facade: The Art of Scenery at Tri-Cities Opera" - Never before seen Designer Models & a behind-the-scenes look at the newest scenes for TCO’s Die Fledermaus (Thru Summer 2014).    Website:  bundymuseum.org.

        — On RIVERSIDE Drive (West Side):
**The Gallery @ 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.):  In Lobby & Library: See listing on page 1.  (Contact Info/E-Mail: Marcy Swartz, 724.5997; EM:marcyswartz@gmail.com.)

        — On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side):
**Confluence Running (46 S. Washington St.): July 4, 12-8 PM:  Art Show: Featuring Renee Coe showing Photography, "Sights of Serenity" (Thru July 2014).  Our Pub Run associated with the show will be moved to the 2nd Friday on July 11th @ 7 PM.  Websites:  ConfluenceRunning.com, facebook.com/ConfluenceRunning.

        The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.

        For more information on the July 4 First Friday Art Walk, contact Kim DeLisa (Chair of Gorgeous Washington Street Association) at Orion Beauty & Balance, 724.0080, or visit GWSA’s website at:

        The following Art Walk venues will not be open during the July 4 First Friday, but will have July art exhibits or summer art camps:

        1) Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl.): Current Exhibition (Thru Sep. 24, 2014): “Collectors’ Items-Leading By Example” - Fine Art from the Personal Collections of BCAC’s Board of Directors & Staff.(Gallery: Open M-F, 11-5, or by appt.) For more information, call 723-4620 or email: information@broomearts.org.  Website:  broomearts.org.

2) Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists Row): July Exhibit (Thru July 25, 2014): "Image Makers" - Photographs from Members of the Binghamton Boys and Girls Club.  [About This Exhibit:  With the help of a professional photographer & new camera equipment, the Club members in the digital photograph program learned the basics of this popular art form & gained a creative outlet for self-expression. While studying topics including composition, exposure & editing, participants are also improving visual awareness, critical thinking & technological skill. This photography program is supported by SONY Electronics & a project grant from the Broome County Arts Council’s United Cultural Fund.](Open Weekdays, 11-5 or by appointment.)  Website:  bobconnelly.com.

        3) Danielle Saraceno & The pARTy Studio (34 Chenango St., Suite 300):  Open for Summer Art Camp at The Party Studio: July 14th-18th: 5-8yr olds.  July 28th-August 1st: 9-12 yr olds.  Camp runs from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM daily, all materials are included.  Website:  thepartystudiobinghamton.com.

        4) Victor Lay at Uptown Style & Spa (26 Court St.): July Exhibit (Thru July 2014): In Main Hallway: Victor Lay: "Binghamton Beauties" - Photo Realism:  Scenes of Landscapes & Buildings from Binghamton, Oil Pastels & mostly from life (victorlay.com).(Uptown Style & Spa open Tue.-Sat.)

        5) Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Current Exhibit (Thru July 2014): Featured Artist:  Albert White:  Paintings & Drawings.  Daily Specials & Serving until 10 PM every Wed.-Sat.  Outdoor Cafe open, weather permitting.(W-Sat., 11 AM-10 PM.  Closed July 4 & 5, 2014.)  Website:  wholeinthewall.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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