Freeman exhibit offers unusual gallery experience

Submitted by Bill Gorman

If you haven’t already seen the exhibit at the Cooperative Gallery this month — “Art, Money, Love: Jane Freeman 1871-1963 Paintings and Ephemera of a Working Artist” — don’t miss it! Read the rest of this entry »

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Third Thursday conversation planned at Cooperative Gallery 213

Another season of Third Thursday events will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at Cooperative Gallery 213, 213 State St., Binghamton. The public is invited to join Barbara Bernstein and Karen Kuff-Demicco, the current exhibiting artists at the gallery, in a conversation about “Clay, Glass and the Figure,” discussing the influence of the artistic medium on the portrayal of the human figure. Come share your thoughts on art and arts related topics with a group of like-minded artists or art lovers. Lively but friendly discussion is guaranteed on the third Thursday of every month.

And, if you have participated in previous Third Thursday programs, please share your thoughts here in BAMirror.

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Build your art collection and help an arts organization

Want to build an art collection but not sure where to start? Here are a couple of opportunities to obtain reasonably priced pieces from artists’ own collections. And, in both cases, your purchase will be helping a worthy Broome County Arts Council member: Read the rest of this entry »

‘Last Friday’ reception set at Cooperative Gallery 213

Cooperative Gallery 213 invites the public to a closing reception for it’s latest photography exhibit, featuring Geof Gould’s “Impressions of China” and Bill Gorman’s “Impressions of Clouds.” Both photographers are well-known regional artists and longtime exhibiting members of the gallery. “Although we had a very successful First Friday Art Walk opening, we decided to have a ‘Last Friday’ closing reception to give people another chance to see the work and to give those who might have been away for the Labor Day weekend a chance to see the work and enjoy a reception with wine,cheese and other refreshments,” Gorman said.

The reception will begin at 5 p.m. Friday (Sept 24), giving people a chance to stop in after work, and will run to 9 pm. The Cooperative Gallery 213 is located in the heart of Artist’s Row at 213 State St., Binghamton.

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Robert Johnston photo show opens at Cooperative Gallery

An exciting and touching exhibition opened Thursday (June 3) at the  Cooperative Gallery 213, 213 State St., Binghamton, and will continue through June 26, including special hours today (June 4) for First Friday. It’s exciting because it is a curated retrospective of the work of Robert C. Johnston, one of the area’s premier black-and-white photographers, and touching because he died very recently before being able to see his lifetime of work honored by this exhibit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Poetry, photos become street art at Cooperative Gallery 213

What meaning does a photo convey? Often the viewer has one idea and the photographer has a different idea. The Photo-Poetry Workshop has explored the artistic meaning of photography through the lens of poetry, a critical form called ekphrasis (a classical Greek practice of illuminating one art form through another). Read the rest of this entry »

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Carolyn Gilligan presents “Visions” at Cooperative Gallery 213

“Visions,” Carolyn Gilligan’s upcoming exhibit of her fine watercolor work, will feature meaningful moments in her life. According to the artist, some of these moments include magical time with her grandson, sunset on a farm, seasons on her lake, views in the north of England, ocean waves and moments that come from within as water-filled color flows, mixes and inspires abstract patterns.Her exhibit will run from April 2 to May 1 at Cooperative Gallery 213, located on Artist’s Row at 213 State St., Binghamton. A First Friday Art Walk reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday (April 2). A closing reception with artist’s talk will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 1. To preview some of Gilligan’s work, visit www.carolyngilligan.com. For more details about the exhibit and gallery, visit www.cooperativegallery.com.

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Cooperative Gallery 213 celebrating 10th anniversary

“Opportunity waits behind the door numbered 213 on Binghamton’s State Street.” — Sharon Eurich, staff writer, Press & SunBulletin (Neighbors column: Jan. 1, 2000)

Ten years ago there was no monthly First Friday to perk up the life of downtown Binghamton. Gorgeous Washington Street was more of an idea than a reality, a street on which stood the city’s lone art gallery. State Street, between Lewis and Henry, was a forbidding block of empty warehouses and derelict buildings, not the area it is today with new sidewalks, new street lamps, planters, benches, loft apartments and eight galleries that exhibit the work of national, international and regional artists. This month the first of those eight galleries is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an exhibit featuring the work of past and present members. “The 10th Anniversary: Celebrating Our Individuality” opened Jan. 1 on First Friday and continues every weekend through January at the Cooperative Gallery 213, 213 State St. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are you starting 2010 in an art-full way?

Did you brave the snow for First Night? How about for the first First Friday of 2010? And what’s coming up for you? How are you warding off the January doldrums — in an art-filled way, of course?