It’s Spring!…I hope. April 5th is First Friday!

From the Gorgeous Washington Street Association:

Take an art-filled local spring break on First Friday! Among the arty choices … a demolition derby photo exhibit and the held-over “Voices from the Castle” show, to a Binghamton University Flute trio performance at the United Presbyterian Church (42 Chenango St.) and excerpts from West Side Story at the Tabernacle United Methodist Church (83 Main St., corner Arthur St.) to baseball book signing at RiverRead Books (5 Court St.)… all at the next First Friday Art Walk in Binghamton, NY, on April 5.

Begin downtown at “CRASH BURN LOVE, Demolition Derby” Exhibit at the Broome County Arts Council (81 State St., 5th Fl., Suite 501, Stephens Sq. bldg., Binghamton).
This exhibit features black and white images by Pennsylvania photographer Bill Lowenburg that explore crashed cars, stacked junkyards and the people who love demolition derby. Lowenburg describes his show as: “a post Industrial Age ritual of redemption & resurrection” that drives some to ‘crash for money,’ ‘for love,’ or ‘to feel what it’s like to survive’” (Exhibition thru May 17, 2013).

Next, be sure to visit the compelling “Voices from the Castle” exhibit, held over for a 2nd month at PAST/Preservation Association of Southern Tier (89 Court St. at the roundabout, Perry Bldg., 1st Fl.), featuring stories of 10 patients at Binghamton State Hospital, collected from former employees, residents and their descendants. The stories date from 1900 through the 1960s, were compiled by Roger Luther (from PAST), and presented with current interior photographs of the historic asylum.

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