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First Friday Art Walk of 2018

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Binghamton's First Friday Art Walk of 2018 will feature holiday art/artisan and anniversary shows, ice sculpture demonstrations, new gallery exhibits, and winter-themed music performances.

Anniversary and holiday art/artisan shows include:

  • “14 Years: Anniversary Group Exhibition”: Selection of New Works by ABFA Gallery Program, along with some new artist additions until January 27 at Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts/ABFA, 186 State St., Artists’ Row. 
  • Holiday Show showcasing eight artists: Fern P. Lynn and Mud & Fire-Pottery; Marie LoParco-Mixed Media; David LoParco-Photography; JDS Designs/Janis Schimsky-Jewelry; Marc Schimsky, Laura Monforte, Orazio Salati-Painting at Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio, 204 State St., Artists’ Row.
  • 2017 Home for the Holidays at Roberson Museum & Science Center, 30 Front St, featuring hundreds of trees, dazzling displays and international forest until January 7.
  • The Colonial Ice Sculpture Demos at The Colonial 56-58 Court St. from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Organ Winter Blast with organist Timothy Smith on the Casavant pipe organ at Trinity Memorial Church, 44 Main St. from 7:30 to 8 p.m.

Additional First Friday highlights include:

  • Stephen Palmer: “Mixed Media and Oil Paintings” at Broome Co. Arts Council on 81 State St., 5th Fl. with a January 5 First Friday opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The Exhibit will run until January 26, Monday thru Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • *Residents’ Collections: Pieces by Ada Stallman, Wallace Nutting, Ruth Birch, Flora Rosefsky, and much more at The Gallery at 5 Riverside Drive/Towers, 5 Riverside Dr.
  • Angela Cook: “Art Menagerie” at Lost Dog Cafe, 222 Water St. A Meet-the-Artist reception will be held in the Lost Dog Lounge on First Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Bob Alan Bricks at The Bundy Museum of History & Art, 129 Main St., 3rd Fl. Gallery and “The Art of Peter Keil – A Retrospective”: Expressive paintings with impressive color and dynamic shape, on loan from a private collection until February 1 at Bundy Museum Gallery, 131 Main St.
  • Helga Stein: “Expressions of Nature” photography – Birds, Animals and Flowers at Whole In The Wall Restaurant, 43 S. Washington St. WITW will be closed January 1 to 17, reopening on Thursday, January 8 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Besides those already listed, other venue locations hosting a First Friday event include:

  • Community Options New York, Inc., 182-184 State St./Artists’ Row and Uncorked Creations, 205 State St./Artists’ Row
  • City Light Coffee, 254 Washington St., near Forum Theatre
  • Garland Gallery, 116 Gorgeous Washington St. between Hawley & Court St. and The Shop, 219 Washington St.
  • Imagicka, 39 Court St.
  • Little Venice Restaurant,111 Chenango St.
  • Christ Church, 10 Henry St.
  • Bundy Museum/Binghamton Photo, 32 Cedar St., off Main St. and Chatterbox Café, 21 Main St.
  • The ART Building, 61 Prospect St., off Lewis St. and The ART Mission and Theater, 61 Prospect Ave.

Cooperative Gallery 213 and Two Rivers Photography will be sponsoring the 7th Ann Bob Johnston Photography Show and Competition as well. The exhibit will be open from January 5 to 27. 

A reception for the photographers, friends, and the public will take place January 5 at the First Friday Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m., with gallery hours starting at 3 p.m. that day. The Exhibit will be open Fridays 3 to 6 p.m., Saturdays 12 to 4 p.m. and by appointment until January 28. Prizes and cash awards for the winners will be announced at 7 p.m. at a reception for the artists and the public.

First Friday Art Walk is presented by Gorgeous Washington St. Association. More information can be found online or by contacting Jesse Wheeler  at jwheeler@davidsonfox.com.

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