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December 5-6, 2014 Event, Binghamton, NY                                                                                                                                                                

Holiday-Themed Shows, Music & Gift Marketplace Among the Highlights of Next First Friday/Saturday - DECEMBER 5-6        

‘Tis the season to celebrate the holidays ... art, music, festivities that come alive only this time of year ... at Binghamton’s annual First Friday/Saturday Holiday Art Walk. Enjoy several holiday shows for unique and handcrafted gifts, music performances, gallery openings, even a free day at the Y!, and more, during the two-day event on December 5, 6-9 PM, and December 6, 11 AM-5 PM.

          Start artwalking early to take in all the diverse First Friday/Saturday events at 36 different venue locations downtown, west side and south side.  Holiday shows include:
1) Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists’ Row):  Dec. 5, 6-9, Dec. 6, 11-3 & 7-9:  "The 'Pop Up' Marketplace at 196" featuring Vintage, Locally-designed Handbags & Clothing, Artisan Jewelry & Papercraft,Whimsical Furniture, Handmade Scarves & more! On Friday, food by Center City Cooking Club; beer & wine available.  On Saturday morning, enjoy hot chocolate, Irish coffee & desserts!
2) Cooperative Gallery December Show: All Member Holiday Show: “Giving the Gift of Art” - All Media (Thru Dec. 21, 2014). Showcase of the Gallery's supporting members: Art of All Kinds, plus Fine Handcrafts Pottery Woodwork & Jewelry... perfect for unique holiday gift giving!  Extended hours.
3) Imagicka (75 Court St.):  Dec. 5, 6-9 & Dec. 6, 11-5: Featuring: Charlotte Kennedy & Lynn Montgomery of Dancing Wire Jewelry. Tarot with Darin.  Only on Friday: 1) Sara Delafield of Red Feather Retreat: Personal Spirit Paintings (fee).  2) Martin Shamoopour, Persian flutist & percussion player.
4) Portfolio’s Cafe (137 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Dec. 5, 5:30-8:30 PM:  Wire Wrap Original Jewelry Designs by Mike Pucek  (mikepucekart.weebly.com) and Brad Dedrick:  “Multifaceted Creations” - Artisan Wire Wrapped Jewelry: Fusion of precious metal wire with polished, faceted & uncut crystals & gemstones.

Enjoy sounds of the season on First Friday at:
1) New venue, Main Street Baptist Church (117 Main St., west side): Dec. 5:  Pipe Organ Concert: "Music for Christmas" with Dr. Joseph Kotylo, two performances at 7 & 8 PM. Music for Christmas and the holidays performed by Dr. Kotylo on the church's historic pipe organ.
2) Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): Dec. 5, 6-9 PM:  Parlor City Boys Chorus (directed by Ernest Backus) and UEHS Holiday Strings (directed by Shari Rivenburg), performing throughout the evening. Mansion decorated in its holiday finery.
3) Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Harp Music for the Holiday by Ted Davenport, performing 6-9 PM.     
4) RiverRead Books (5 Court St.): Holiday Dulcimer Concert with Curt Osgood, 7-9 PM.

On Saturday (Dec. 6) from 1-3 PM, there’s the 6th Annual Lukus Wells Holiday Show ... “6th on the 6th!”: Traditional, contemporary, alternative holiday songs with contemporary covers & originals at Lost Dog Cafe` (222 Water St., corner Henry St.).

          Also, be sure to visit Roberson Museum (30 Front St.):  Dec. 5, 5-9 PM & Dec. 6, 11-5: 60th Anniversary of Home for the Holidays: Rediscover the magic of a holiday tradition at Roberson and enjoy hundreds of trees, dazzling displays and the International Forest (Thru Jan. 4, 2015). Admission:  $8,adults; $6, students/seniors; Roberson Members, free.

There’s one other holiday-themed event on First Friday at The Party Studio (34 Chenango St., Suite 300): Dec. 5, 6-8 PM: "First Friday 'Kids' Party"-Children's Holiday & Seasonally-themed Art. Parents can stay with their child & paint -or- go to the First Friday events while their child's at the Studio. Cost: $25 per child (sibling discounts available). Call 765-3663 to register.

          Like in November, the YMCA of Broome County, at both their Binghamton (61 Susquehanna St.) and Johnson City branches, will be open all day FREE of charge for the community on the first Friday of each month. Come take advantage of all the YMCA has to offer! Visit the YMCA’s website (ymcabroome.org) for a full program listing, time and location.    

          This First Friday Art Walk, presented by GWSA and sponsored in part by Equinox Broadcasting, M&T Bank, and Triple Cities Carousel, will feature 36 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM and Saturday, 11-5, unless noted otherwise.

          Venue locations on December 5-6 are:
         — On STATE Street:
**Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists’ Row):  See listing on page 1.   
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl., Suite 501):  Opening Reception, 6-9 PM: Richard G. Nolan:  “An Exploration in Wood, One Piece at a Time” - Exhibition of highly refined works of art, constructed principally from cherry & black walnut hardwoods that communicate the artist’s strong emphasis on design. Holiday Food Tasting by Cindy Rotella (Regalo Gifts & Designs) until 8 PM. Free, open to the public. Closed Saturday, Dec. 6.  Website:  broomearts.org. 
**Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row):  Art by Frank Feitsma.  Closed Saturday, Dec. 6.   Website: comop.org.  
**Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists Row): Artists John J. Carroll and Michael McCabe Dual Show: Oil Landscapes & Acrylic Car Paintings.  Closed Saturday, Dec. 6. (Open Weekdays, 11-5 or by appointment.)  Website:  bobconnelly.com.
**Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists Row):  See listing on page 1.  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.  Closed Saturday, Dec. 6.  Website: kmhphotographer.com.
**Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery (204 State St., Artists Row):  Orazio Salati: Oil, Wax & Tar Paintings and Fern Pritikin Lynn: Raku Ceramics (Thru Jan. 2015). (Gallery Hours:  1st Friday, 6-9 PM; Saturdays, 11-3 & by appointment, 772.6725.)   Website:  oraziosalati.com.
**Uncorked Creations (205 State St., 2nd & 3rd Fl., Artists’ Row, above Connelly Gallery, front):  Dec. 5, 6-9 PM:Stop down to the NEW "Uncorked Wine & Chocolate Loft" (3rd Fl.) for a fabulous glass of wine & chocolate in a NYC-style loft!  Closed Saturday, Dec. 6.  Website: uncorkedbinghamton.com.

          — On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON Street (Between Hawley & Court Sts.): 
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): First Friday Special: 30% Off the Walls.  Performance by the Christmas Fruitcake,6-9 PM!  Open Saturday, Dec. 6.  Website:  garlandgallery.com.
**Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.):  See listing on page 1.   Also, Ted Davenport: Beautiful Wreaths & Masks for your home this Christmas Season.  Teresa Arcodia:  Abstract Art in Acrylics.  Christmas Specials on Orion’s Facebook Page.  Open Saturday, Dec. 6.  Website: OrionBeautyandBalance.com.
**Portfolio’s Cafe` (137 Gorgeous Washington St.):  See listing on page 1.  Exhibit for December: Victor Lay:  "Oil Pastels from Life" - Stylized Photo Realism.  Full Menu available; on Face Book.  Closed Saturday, Dec. 6.  Website: CCBC.net.
**Victor Lay at Portfolio’s Cafe` (137 Gorgeous Washington St.):  See above listing for Portfolio’s Cafe. Website:  victorlay.com.

         — On COURT Street:
**Imagicka (75 Court St.): See listing on page 1.  Website:  imagicka.com.
**JungleScience Gallery (33 Court St., 2nd Fl.):  Dec. 5, 6-9 PM: Group Show: 2014 Annual Binghamton University Photography & Graphic Design Depts., featuring the best work from students in BU’s Photography & Graphic Design classes.  Closed Saturday, Dec. 6.  Website:  junglescience.com.
**Merlin’s (73 Court St.): December Exhibit:  Chris Bahr: Mixed Media Art: Paintings inspired by the textile & wallpaper designs of William Morris (Arts & Crafts movement designer).  Band, 7:30-11PM, no cover: Salsa Libre, performing Latin dance music [Salsa/Mambo/Bachata/Merengue].  First Friday Drink Specials.  Open Saturday, Dec. 6.  Website:  merlinsdanceclub.com.
**Parlor City Trolley from Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): Dec. 5, 6-9:  Historic Tour at 6 with Carol Hawley. Between 7-9 PM, flag down.  Dec. 6, 1-3 PM: Free Trolley Rides through downtown with Joan Sprague as tour guide; riders can flag & get on or off at any time.
**PAST/Preservation Association of Southern Tier (89 Court St., corner Chenango St. at roundabout, Perry Bldg.):  A Series of Photographs by Bob Johnston on the building of Harper College at Binghamton University. - A progression of the property from wilderness to completion.  On Sat., Dec. 6, PAST’s Salvage Store (21 N. Depot St.), open from 9 AM-1 PM.  Info:  pastny.org.      
**Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): See listing on page 1.  Open Saturday, Dec. 6. Website: phelpsmansion.org.
**River Read Books (5 Court St.): Susan Fassett: Acrylics (Thru Dec. 2014).  Open Saturday, Dec. 6.  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!...Enjoy our Art Collection in a new setting.  Open every Friday/Saturday, 11:30 AM-11 PM.Website:  LittleVeniceRestaurant.com.
**The Party Studio (34 Chenango St., Suite 300):  See listing on page 2. Closed Saturday, Dec. 6, for off-site & private parties.  Website:  thepartystudiobinghamton.com.

        — On FRONT Street (West Side):
**Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St.):  See listing on page 1. Website:  roberson.org.

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

          — On HAWLEY Street: 
**Equinox Broadcasting at Holiday Inn Downtown (2-8 Hawley St.): Dec. 5, 6-10 PM: Party OFF the Patio! Join Equinox Broadcasting for a Party OFF the Patio at The Holiday Inn-Binghamton, featuring the band Group Du Jour (from Scranton, PA), performing live all evening long. Guest Artist, TBA. More Info, visit: EquinoxBroadcasting.com.

         — On LEWIS Street: 
**Robyn Adams at Remlik’s Grille & Oyster Bar (31 Lewis St.):  Artist Robyn Adams: A large Holiday-inspired Triptych, Paintings & Art Prints available to buy as gifts.  Open Saturday, Dec. 6.     
**Southern Tier HealthLink NY (45 Lewis St., 1st Fl., Lackawanna Train Station):   Dec. 5, 6-9 PM:  STHL's "Home for the Holidays":  Maureen Van Nostrand - Oil Paintings:  People & Animals to breathtaking serene Landscapes & Buildings.  Closed Saturday, Dec. 6.  Website:  sthlny.com.       
**The Goldsmith (31 Lewis St.):  Dec. 5, 6-9 & Dec. 6, 10-5: Featuring Our Beautiful Collection of Original Goldsmith Creations ... From our hands to yours!

         — On MAIN Street (West Side):
**The Bundy Museum of Art & History (129 Main St., west side): Open Art Gallery, 3rd Fl.: "The Discovery Artwork by Derek Lindow" [facebook.com/derek.lindow] - Surreal Digital Artwork inspired by spirituality, love, the cosmos & human connection (Thru Dec. 29, 2014).  Dec. 5 Opening Reception,6-9. 2nd Fl. Gallery: Exhibit: "Psychedelic Landscapes"- A Selection of Dreamlike Landscapes from early 20th century artists, Maxfield Parrish & Wallace Nutting (Thru February 2015).  Art Gallery admission always FREE. Tue.-Sat., 11-5.  Open Saturday, Dec. 6.   Website:  bundymuseum.org.
**Main Street Baptist Church (117 Main St.,west side): See listing on page 1.Website: mainstreetbaptist.net.

         — On PROSPECT Avenue:
**Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Gallery: Dec. 5, 6-9 PM: Art Mission & Theater Members' Show and Binghamton University Student Experimental Film Festival 6 PM.  Theater: Independent Films in Two Theaters, now digital (schedule online).  Open Saturday, Dec. 6.  Website:  artmission.org.

        — On RIVERSIDE  Drive (West Side):
**The Gallery @ 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.):  In Lobby & Library: Karen Kuff-Demicco: “Telling Stories in Clay" -"Using the human form & faces to examine the complexities of being alive. Animals provide another form to talk about human behavior." (Thru Dec. 2014). Artist Reception, 6-9 PM.  Open Saturday, Dec. 6.  (Contact Info/E-Mail: Marcy Swartz, 724.5997; EM: marcyswartz@gmail.com.)

          — On SUSQUEHANNA St.:
**YMCA of Broome County/Binghamton (61 Susquehanna St.):  See listing on page 2. Website:  ymcabroome.org.

          — On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side):
**Confluence Running (46 S. Washington St.): Dec. 5, 6-7 PM:  Art Show featuring Marie Cupo: "Runners in Oil Paintings" (Thru Dec. 2014).  Our Dec. 5 Pub Run starts at 7 PM from Confluence Running to around the pubs of Binghamton.  Open Saturday, Dec. 6.  Websites: ConfluenceRunning.com, facebook.com/ConfluenceRunning.
**Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Angelina Blasich: “Engaging with the Sacred” - Needle Felted Fine Art (Thru Jan.2015).  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.): See listing on page 1.Martina DiRose: “Life’s Orphans” - Oil Paintings depicting strength in character despite being broken (Thru Dec. 2014). Meet-the-Artist Reception in the Lounge, 6-8. In the Lounge, 9 PM-2 AM: An Ugly Holiday Sweater Party featuring DJ SpaceOne.DJ SpaceOne spinning in the Lounge, 9 PM-Closing. Wear your Ugliest Holiday Sweater & Bring a non-perishable food item for CHOW.  (Cafe open 1st Friday to 11 PM. Lounge, 5 PM-2 AM.)  Website: lostdogcafe.net.
**Water Street Brewing Co. (168 Water St., across from Boscov’s):   Featured Artist, Blake Carlsen:  "Expressions of Nature"-Ink Prints: Collection of Ink Drawings Focusing on the Beauty found in nature (Thru Dec. 2014).  Meet-the-Artist Reception on 1st Friday, 6-9 PM.  Open Saturday, Dec. 6.  Website: waterstreetbrewingco.com.

          The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information on the December 5-6 First Friday/Saturday 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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