From our Friends at the Gorgeous Washington Street Association: First Friday Binghamton November 4th, 2016
Two New Venues, Italian Rock Violinist In Concert, Jewelry Trunk Show, Varied Art Exhibits & Music Performances Highlight First Friday – NOVEMBER 4
Let First Friday entertain you … there’s something for everyone with two new venues, world-renowned Italian rock violinist in concert, jewelry trunk show, varied fine art exhibits and music performances, and more at the next First Friday Art Walk on Friday, November 4! Venues are located on Artists’ Row and throughout downtown Binghamton as well as on the city’s west side and south side.
The newest First Friday venues: 1) Binghamton Chapter of American Guild of Organists/AGO will present an organ recital in their Young Artists Series featuring organist Joey Fala at United Presbyterian Church (42 Chenango St.) at 7:30 PM. Admission, free will offering at the door. A demonstration of the organ at the console by Fala and reception follows his performance.
2) Garage Taco Bar (211 Washington St., corner Henry St.): November exhibit: The Works of Katie Kanazawich, photographer, and Andrew Smith, printmaker in a show titled “PHOTOG.S n COLLAGES (by KT n Annie)” and music by DJ Data General from Oneonta starting at 6 PM. The newly opened downtown eatery features Tex-Mex menu and bar, located in a former garage; website: facebook.com/binghamtongarage.
World-renowned Italian rock violinist, Andrea DiCesare from Milan, Italy, returns to Binghamton for another “Italian Night” on First Friday at Binghamton University’s UDC/University Downtown Center (67 Washington St.) at 7:30 PM. DiCesare, known around the world for his unique style and techniques including the use of a looping pedal to make his violin sound like an entire rock band, will be accompanied by Pier Cortese, acclaimed guitarist and singer-songwriter. A meet-and-greet and CD signing follows their concert performance.
First Friday venues hosting art shows and music performances include:
Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl.): Kathye Edwina Arrington: “African Mudcloth Painting and Strange Fangs, a new electronic/Indie project by James Wright Glasgow, a composer based in Binghamton performing from 7-8 PM with original samples from his first CD, “Defeat/Defy.” Also, “Animal Menagerie” exhibit, 6-8:30 PM: American Artists’ Pets Collection: Art, Jewelry, Accessories for sale with 100% of sales to go to BCAC.
"Get Down and Dirty" - Make your own African mud cloth painting with Kathye Edwina Arrington from 6-8:30 PM. (African Mudcloth Painting exhibit by Arrington continues thru Nov. 18.) Live music by Strange Fangs, a new electronic/Indie project by James Wright Glasgow, a composer based in Binghamton performing from 7-8 PM with original samples from his first CD, “Defeat/Defy.” Also, “Animal Menagerie” exhibit, 6-8:30 PM: American Artists’ Pets Collection: Art, Jewelry, and Gifts, priced to sell with 100% of sales to go to BCAC.
Lost Dog Café (222 Water St.): Mahvish J. Hoda: “Bittersweet” – Acrylic and Oil on Canvas (Thru Nov. 2016) and Woodshed Prophets in the Lounge at 9 PM, performing primarily originals, a unique blend of Rock and Country, a.k.a. “Power Twang.”
The Place on Court (73 Court St.): “High Water” – Photography by Sean and Melissa Murphy (Johnson City) and two music shows: 1) The Binghamton Crosbys, Binghamton University’s all male, nationally acclaimed a cappella group at 7:30 PM. 2) The Three 4’s, comprised of BU students (Allie Young/vocals, Eric Sabshon/lead guitar, Joe Gallo/rhythm guitar, Rob Castriota/bass, and Sage Gibbons/drums) who won the University’s 2016 Battle of the Bands at 8 PM.
At The Goldsmith (31 Lewis St.): Trunk Show, fall and holiday jewelry collections by Thomas Sabo and Uno de 50, and at The Salvation Army (127-131 Gorgeous Washington St., between Hawley/Court St.): “A Taste of Africa Through Performance Art” with BU’s Uyai Nnua African Dance Ensemble performing traditional and modern songs and dance of African descent.
First Friday Art Walk, presented by the Gorgeous Washington Street Association/GWSA, is sponsored in part by M&T Bank (2016 lead sponsor), Equinox Broadcasting, and Triple Cities Carousel, with 27 venue locations open November 4, from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise. First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.
Besides those already listed, other venue locations on November 4 are:
— On STATE Street:
Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row): November 3-24: “Living Absently”: Kit Burnham-Ashman and Jean Luongo, figurative paintings in oil, and guest artist, Bryna Silbert, sculptures/collaged figures.
Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists’ Row): November 4-26: Dillon Utter: “Unseen Lives…Untouched Power” – Paintings.
— On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON and WASHINGTON Street:
Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): The Inimitable Pat Raube, singer-songwriter.
Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.): Art by Victor Lay.
The Shop (219 Washington St.): “The Wall” acrylic mural by Nathan Gorman; “We Heart Graffiti” photos on canvas and “Binghamton Herald” wall graphic by Eugenie and Zoran. Happy Hour, 5-7 PM. $5 off wine bottles.
— On COURT Street:
Citrea Restaurant & Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on Riverwalk): Martina DiRose: “I AM” – Pop Art and music by Eleventh Street Muse, 6-9 PM.
HealthLinkNY (49 Court St.): Binghamton Police Department’s K9 Team demonstration.
Imagicka (39 Court St.): Jewelry by Lynn Montgomery and music by Jennie and The Witch.
Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): Mansion Architectural Tours, 5:30-8:30 PM and display of woodworking tools that would have been used in the carving of the Mansion’s woodwork. Use the Ballroom entrance, Fayette St. side.
RiverRead Books (5 Court St.): Adam Schultz: Paintings and Mixed Media; music TBA.
Yoga Body Shop (7 Court St., Suite 3, on Riverwalk): P. Fitz Art: Paintings.
— 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.
— On FRONT Street:
Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St.): New Exhibit: “A Theatre of Things: Conjuring the World on The West Side” – A collection of paintings by Don Boros, former Binghamton University professor. “Heliodelic Topography: The Art of Brian Keeler … Expressions of Sun-Drenched Forms” – Oil Paintings (Thru Jan. 2017).
— On HENRY Street:
Christ Church (10 Henry St.): Inside the Great Hall: McGowan Guild #1 Rug Hooking: “By Hook and Wool” – Hand-hooked woolen rugs and pictures. In Sanctuary: Choral Evensong from 6-6:45 PM with Canterbury Choir under the direction of William Lawson and from 7-9 PM, Al Millus, singer/songwriter. Also, Autumn Craft Project for the whole family.
— On MAIN Street:
The Bundy Museum of History & Art (129 Main St.): Open Art Gallery, 3rd Fl.: “Freestyle” (Nov. 4-29, 2016): Student Works of the Photography Program at SUNY Broome Fall 2016 - Color, Black-and-White & Experimental Prints. 2nd Fl. Gallery: “Dirty Laundry: An Unbleached Look at Binghamton’s Complicated History with the Ku Klux Klan” (Nov. 4-29, 2016) – Artifacts, Documents, Garments, and Book Launch: “The Forgotten Kapital: The Ku Klux Klan in Binghamton, New York, 1923-1928” by Jay L. Rubin. Re-publication, available for $10, features new preface, introduction and images that chronicle the Klan’s years in Binghamton.
Trinity Church (44 Main St.): Mountainaire Brass Quintet performing Dixieland and Gospel favorites at 8:30 PM.
— On Prospect Avenue:
**ART Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave.): “Unexpected Turns”: Art of Angela Cook – Recycled Art.
— On Riverside Drive:
The Gallery at 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.): In Lobby & Library: “Variety in Art” – Paintings by Rita Eddy (Rocky Ridge Studio, Montrose, PA): Landscapes and Historic Buildings (Thru Dec. 2016). Reception, 6-9 PM, and Artist’s Talk at 7 PM in the River Room; free admission.
— On S. Washington Street (South Side):
Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): “Story Art” by Andrea Wood of Woodbine Photography: A collection of photographs taken a step further thru digital artistry to tell a story that has yet to be written (Thru Dec. 2016). Restaurant Open: Thu. - Sat., 11 AM-9 PM.
For more information on November 4 First Friday Art Walk, contact Jesse Wheeler (Chair of Gorgeous Washington St. Association) at Davidson Fox & Co., LLP, EM: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit GWSA’s website at: gorgeouswashington.com.