Highlights of Binghamton’s Next First Friday Art Walk
July 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm| $10
Diverse art shows, music performances, Latin culture event, and more highlight the next First Friday Art Walk on July 6, 6-9 PM at 24 venue locations downtown, west side, and south side Binghamton.
Top gallery and art shows include:
– “Generation Bridge*”: Kit Burnham-Ashman, new work in different media including monotypes, collagraph, etching & drypoint, and Zaccharie Charvolin, new digital photo montage pieces, poetry, and music (Thru July 27, 2018) at Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row). An Artist’s Talk will be held July 21 (Saturday), 1-3 PM, with Zaccharie Charvolin. [*Joint art show between grandmother and grandson.]
– Anthony Locane: “Traveller” – Digitally woven art (Thru Aug. 31, 2018) at Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists’ Row).
– Summer Salon | Group Exhibition featuring rotation of Works by ABFA Gallery artists (Thru July, 2018) at Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts/ABFA (186 State St., Artists’ Row).
– Annual Members’ Show (Thru July 2018) at Broome Co. Arts Council/BCAC Gallery (81 State St., 5th Fl.). (7/6 First Friday opening reception, 6-9 PM, exhibit on view M-F, 11-5.)
– Joseph Kocik: Graphic Design and Illustration using electronic and digital media (Thru Aug. 2018) at newly renamed, The Marcy Swartz Gallery at Riverside Towers* (5 Riverside Dr.). (7/6 First Friday opening, 6:30-8:30 PM, and Artist’s Talk at 7 PM.) *The gallery was renamed June 1 in honor of Marcy Swartz (1927-2018), an award-winning arts educator, artist, community leader, gallerist, and former Towers resident who founded The Gallery at 5 Riverside Towers in 2008 and curated the art shows through December 2017.
– “The Works of Robert Fundis (Binghamton artist) at Roberson Museum (30 Front St.). Also on 7/6 First Friday: “A Conversation on New York State Gerrymandering” by Dr. Jonathan Krasno, BU Associate Professor of Political Science – Findings from his research in this field.
– E.B. Schott: “The Serene of Green” – Paintings: A culmination of E.B.’s past, present, and future; contemporary abstract expression at Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.). Exhibit during hotel’s Party on the Patio Summer 2018 on First Friday thru September with live broadcasts featuring DJs from Magic 101.7. (Artist website: ebschott.com.)
– Thomas J. Nixon: “Adult Caregiving the Art Thereof” (July 6-31, 2018) at The Bundy Museum of History and Art, 3rd Fl. Gallery (129 Main St.). This represents the second art exhibit at Bundy Museum by Nixon, graduate of Parsons School of Design with a BFA degree. (Artist website: Thomas-j-nixon.pixels.com.) Also, “Immigration in Broome County’s WWII Era: The Early American Civic Association” – Ephemera and objects from the ACA’s archives documenting over 79 years of immigration to Broome County (Thru July 30, 2018) at Bundy Museum’s 2nd fl. Gallery (129 Main St.). At The Bundy Museum/Binghamton Photo (32 Cedar St., Binghamton): “Pinhole Photography” by Matt Browning (July 6-Sep. 4, 2018). Opening receptions for Nixon and Browning exhibits held from 6-9 PM; free admission.
– “Kilmer’s Muse: The Life of Ester Wadsworth*” – An exhibit about Willis Sharpe Kilmer’s second wife in her childhood home (131 Main St., Binghamton, thru July 30, 2018) at Gallery 131 (Next door to Bundy Museum). (*Credited with helping Kilmer build his empire in Binghamton including 1918 Kentucky Derby winner, Exterminator.)
For Latin culture lovers, there’s “Domirriquenos,” Latin night featuring the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico with Spanish food and musica (Bachata, Salsa & Merengue) at American Civic Association/ACA (131 Front St.) from 6-9 PM. Admission, $10 includes food and drinks. More info: Contact ACA at 723-9419 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the newest First Friday venue, Mabel D. Orr Fashion Boutique (118 Gorgeous Washington St. between Hawley & Court St.), there’s “Artistic Knits” – One-of-a-kind Wearable Art by Hersh Rozen, with exciting combinations of color and texture and a variety of stitches. Mabel D. Orr, a resale boutique, features eclectic finds with previously loved vintage, contemporary and designer fashions and accessories.
Besides those already listed, other venue locations hosting a First Friday event on July 6:
Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists’ Row); Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row); Memory Maker Gallery (215 State St., Artists’ Row); Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St. between Hawley/Court St.); Imagicka (39 Court St.); Parlor City Trolley from Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.); Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.); Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.); Despina’s Mediterranean Taste (20 Hawley St.); Christ Church (10 Henry St., corner Water St.); The Goldsmith (31 Lewis St. in Kilmer Bldg.); Trinity Memorial Church (44 Main St.); and Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.); Lost Dog Café (222 Water St.).
First Friday Art Walk, presented by Gorgeous Washington St. Association/GWSA, is sponsored in part by M&T Bank, lead sponsor for 2018, with 24 venue locations open July 6, from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.
The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice. More info, online at: gorgeouswashington.com.