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Binghamton: A Photographic Memoir

August 18, 2014 by imc-editor

Peg Johnston mines her family’s archives for images of Binghamton to create a narrative about the city’s evolution in the last half century. “Binghamton has gone through major changes, losing a significant part of our downtown and half of our population. I want to tell that and other stories about my hometown in a visual way,” comments Johnston, a photographer who often does installations at the Cooperative Gallery. Included will be some of the photographs of Robert Johnston, now deceased, and a former gallery member. All images have been digitized and are in black and white.

          Binghamton: A Photographic Memoir will be on display September 4- 27th, 2014 at the Cooperative Gallery 213 State St. The opening on Thursday Sept. 4th from 6-8 pm. On the First Friday Art Walk  Sept. 5th, the gallery is open from 3 pm to 9 pm. A panel discussion on the “Evolution of Binghamton” will take place at the Third Thursday Art Discussion Sept. 18th at 7 pm. (Speakers TBA) Finally, a closing reception will show the locally made video “Rust to Roots” by Kevin Hannagan. All events are free and open to the public.  

          The Cooperative Gallery is a popular stop on the Art Walk and is regularly open Fridays 3-6 pm, Saturdays 12-4 pm, and by appointment with the artist. The website is www.cooperativegallery.com and events are also listed on the www.binghamtonbridge.org site and on Facebook.com/cooperativegallery213.

The Bob Johnston Memorial Photo Competition is scheduled for January 2015. 

Kickstarting at KNOW Theatre

August 18, 2014 by pegjohnston

As you may have heard, KNOW Theatre has been invited to take part in the Tennessee Williams International festival in Provincetown this September. 
This is an amazing opportunity for us as a theatre company and for Binghamton as a whole. We are very excited to place KNOW Theatre and also Binghamton on a world stage. Showcasing the wonderful things that are happening in our fair city.

To do this we need a little help. KNOW operates on a shoestring so getting 14 people to Provincetown is quite a task. This is where you come in. Check out our kickstarter campaign and our great incentives and help us get our actors and crew to Provincetown!

Please support KNOW Theatre!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1660419903/vieux-carre-from-binghamton-ny-to-provincetown-ma

Anndrea Starzak Launches Campaign For The New York State Senate

August 13, 2014 by BetterBing

ENDICOTT - Anndrea Starzak, Democratic Candidate for New York’s 52nd State Senate District, kicked off her campaign Tuesday in Endicott as part of a all-district tour. She appeared in Owego Tuesday morning and is set to speak in Norwich Wednesday.

Nearly one hundred supporters joined Starzak for her campaign kick-off at the Endicott Visitor’s Center. Speakers at the rally included Broome County Democratic Chair Jim Testani and local educator Marguerite Rossi, who introduced the candidate. Starzak outlined her priorities for the 52nd Senate District. “I will champion our communities’ priorities in Albany and be a Senator who Southern Tier families can trust to work for good jobs, good schools and good government,” said Anndrea Starzak. Starzak called for improvements to local infrastructure and the development of long term job industries. As a retired teacher, Starzak also called for fair funding for education. Starzak finished her speech by asking for help from those who attended the rally. “We need to let everyone know that Anndrea Starzak will be a Senator who cares about each of you, and with your help, we will march on to victory.”

Starzak is running against incumbent Senator Tom Libous. Libous was indicted last month for lying to the FBI about efforts to get his son a job and drive business to a Westchester County law firm. Agents from the FBI and the state Attorney General executed a search warrant of the Libous residence last week, seizing a computer, cellphones and several documents belonging to Frances Libous, wife of Senator Libous, who serves on the New York State Workers Compensation Board. The reasons for the search have not been made public.

The election will take place Tuesday, November 4th.

Binghamton University offers business start-up training program

August 6, 2014 by imc-editor

BINGHAMTON, NY -- The Binghamton University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer a small business start-up training program at 222 Water St. in downtown Binghamton.
Over three consecutive Wednesdays, Oct. 1, 8 and 15, participants will learn the tricks of the trade from professionals on how to assess, plan and start a business. Classes will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

Participants will discover how to predict business success, how to finance and market products and services, and how to comply with government regulations.

For a class program and to enroll, contact Ginny Thompson at the SBDC at (607) 777-4026, or e-mail Thompson@binghamton.edu. Class size is limited.

FILMMAKER AND BINGHAMTON NATIVE RETURNS HOME TO MAKE HIV/AIDS DOCUMENTARY

August 5, 2014 by pegjohnston

 Film Director Timothy Chaffee, a Binghamton native and son of John Chaffee (long time SUNY Binghamton Professor) and the late Dr. Barbara Chaffee (local HIV/AIDS Doctor and Activist), is returning to Binghamton to create a locally focused and funded documentary on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Binghamton and the surrounding areas. The documentary will focus on the patients, family members, healthcare workers, legislators, and community leaders involved in the 1980/90s outbreak, tracing the long lasting effects of the disease both on a personal and community level.

If you have a story to contribute regarding the subject of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Binghamton, go to the Get Involved section of the website WildGeeseFilms.net  to see how you can participate. Interviews & Testimonials will be handled with the utmost care and sensitivity for every subject’s privacy. 

Says Tim Chaffee, "Because my mother isn’t here to guide me any more, I am reaching out to you - her friends, colleagues, former patients and family of former patients to help me tell this story. Because of the sensitivity around patients with an HIV or AIDS diagnosis (or any medical condition, for that matter), it’s not possible to simply google or knock on doors to find subjects, nor would I want to invade anyone’s privacy without his or her consent. Interviews & Testimonials will be handled with the utmost care and sensitivity for every subject’s privacy.

So I am asking you to come forward if you would like to share your experience. If you feel you have a story about your experience with HIV/AIDS that you are willing to share, or if you were a patient of Dr. Barbara Chaffee’s, or you volunteered, worked for or were a client of the Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP), please contact me. And if you know someone who might have a story they would like to tell me please direct them to this site. It is my hope that together we can tell the story of a community that my mother cared for right up until the very end."

“REALISM WITH GOUACHE”

July 25, 2014 by pegjohnston

 New Exhibit Opens in August at Cooperative Gallery 213

Paintings by: Daniel J. Harrington, including paintings by his mentor Daniel K. Tenant.

Photo: "Hayday"          

Guilford artist, Daniel J. Harrington, will be having an exhibit of his gouache (opaque watercolors) paintings at Cooperative Gallery 213 on State Street, Binghamton. The opening reception will be August 1st, 2014  from 3-9 P.M. which is part of  Binghamton’s popular first Friday art walk. The show will be up from August 1-30th. Gallery hours are Friday 3-6pm  and Saturdays  12-4pm.

Harrington  graduated from Bainbridge-Guilford High School in 1995. During his high school years he took all the art classes he could as well as photography. While in high school one of his paintings won a first prize at the annual Bainbridge art show. He also won Best of Show in that same show three years ago. Harrington is now a full time painter working exclusively in Gouache.

Daniel Tennant, former art teacher at BG (1976-2008) was Dan’s teacher for most of his art classes, will also be showing five of his original gouache paintings. Mr. Tennant said that Dan was one of those rare individuals that was good at every medium he tried but was especially gifted at using gouache (opaque watercolors). This is the medium Mr. Tennant has been using since 1979 and Dan took to it like a duck does to water.

As well as a full time artist, Harrington  also owns and operates a business, (HARRINGTON Photography, ART and Framing) located in Sidney, NY.  Dan  is a superb custom framer, does giclee prints on canvas and paper, is a busy photographer and also has an active painting studio. With twin daughters and a farm to maintain he is a busy guy.

Harrington states, “ I am very pleased to be able to have some of Daniel K.Tennant’s  paintings in my show. I feel privileged to have been taught by him. His paintings are extremely powerful. He was an amazing teacher in High School and has remained a good friend and mentor to this day.”

Harrington has a strong connection to his rural surroundings which can be seen in his realistic paintings. In 2011his painting, titled “ Grandma’s Cellar” which depicts mason jars with cob webs and a deer antler, won the regional juried art show held annually by the Cooperstown Art Association. Harrington’s featured painting in “REALISM WITH GOUACHE “ is titled “Hay Day” and depicts an old pitch fork leaning against a hay shoot.

HarringtonPAF.com

Danielktennant.com

Cooperativegallery.com

 

Justice Works Progressive Conference in Albany

Date: 
Sat Aug 02 2014 - 1:00 AM - Sun Aug 03 2014 - 1:00 AM
Location: 
Albany Desmond Hotel

Justice Works 2014 is just around the corner in Albany on August 2nd & 3rd!

Cost: 
See website and call Larry for more details. Scholarships available

Guest Viewpoint: Mental health clinic critical to poor

July 18, 2014 by activ60

http://www.pressconnects.com/story/opinion/readers/2014/07/18/broome-men...

SAVE OUR CLINIC

July 12, 2014 by activ60

You have heard a lot lately about veterans waiting a long time for services. Well, here in River City, i.e., Broome County, the legislature is blasé about the mentally ill who have been denied entry or had to wait six to nine months to get into private agencies. For those who do not know that we have had open access for 45 years at the County Mental Health Clinic, this is happening because the Commissioner and the administration want to close it. Now when you think you are sick and need to see your primary doctor you expect to see them within a day or a week, right? It is called parity to have the same ability to see a Mental health doctor. When you hurt, you hurt, in fact it is a symptom and needs expedient care. The BC Legislature will vote THIS Thursday, July 17; please attend the meeting at 5 pm on the 6th Floor of the County Office Bldg, Hawley St. Send a letter also at: http://act.aflcio.org/c/135/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8802

SAVE BROOME COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC

July 12, 2014 by activ60

Central New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO shared a link. with Save Our Clinic Coalition July 9 Live in Broome County? Please act to save the Broome County Mental Health Clinic. Click the link below to send a letter to Broome County Legislators. Please share widely! Include your Town or District http://act.aflcio.org/c/135/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8802

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