First Friday art scene and special event listings
Preparations are under way by the Kiwanis Club of Williamsport for the eighth annual Kiwanis 5kRun4Kids, scheduled for Friday in the downtown area of the city. The event, part of First Friday, is scheduled to kick off (rain or shine) at 6 p.m.
Registration will be held at the Genetti Hotel an hour prior to the race. Two special Kids Run races – one for children ages 6 and younger, and the other for ages 7 to 11 – will be held prior to the beginning of the main event. The 5K run-walk winds through the downtown and historic districts of Williamsport and begins at 6:15 p.m.
Prizes are awarded, and the first 250 runners to register are guaranteed to receive free T-shirts and cinch bags. Proceeds from the event support local charities.
Co-chairs Nancy Eischeid and Brian Brooking have announced that Overhead Door of Lycoming County again will be the main sponsor of the race. Gold-level sponsors are DATMAN Entertainment, DeWald Chiropractic, Elite Feet, Genetti Hotel, Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Loyalsock Chiropractic, McCormick Law Firm, Susquehanna Health System and Woodlands Bank. Silver-level sponsors are First National Bank; Murphy, Butterfield & Holland, P.C.; Ozzie & Mae’s Hacienda; and Susquehanna Trailways. Bronze-level sponsors are Comprehensive Financial Group, Edward Jones Co., Hampton Inn Williamsport, Larson Design Group, Lundy Construction, William-sport Crosscutters, and Williamsport West Veterinary Hospital. Media sponsors include Clear Channel Radio and Williamsport Sun-Gazette.
Since 1919, the Kiwanis Club of Williamsport has been serving the children of this community and children around the world.
Kiwanis is a global organization with more than 600,000 members in some 80 countries. Kiwanians participate in local, regional, and global projects to make our world a better place for all.
Corner of Fourth and Pine streets
Music by students from the Uptown Collective. They will be kicking off their fifth annual, 24- hour Blues-A- Thon.
140 W. Fourth St.
6 to 9 p.m.
“Uprising”: a showcase of new and major works by Converge Gallery’s stable of eight represented artists. Jeremiah Johnson will have a book-signing for his new release of “The Undiscovered work of Job Johnson.”
Rising Crow Gallery
24 E. Third St.
6 to 9 p.m.
Rising Crow Gallery will feature the guitar of Tim Breon. Also enjoy works by artists with disabilities.
Alabaster Coffee Roaster & Tea Co.
407 W. Fourth St.
Art by Origins Art Space; Music by Michael Sweigard.
James V. Brown Library
19 E. Fourth St.
Downtown First Friday at the James V. Brown Library will celebrate works of art by children. A silent auction of the artwork will begin at 5:30 p.m. Lycoming County’s 4-H Artitude Project Club developed a community service project touching the lives of families who are going through hardships. The program is titled “I Draw 4 Life.” Members of the 4-H Artitude Project Club, led by Amanda Emig, will silently auction off their artwork to raise money that will be distributed to families who have experienced the unexpected.
“The 4-H Artitude Project Club is in the second year. This newly formed community service project is something that we have been proud to bring to fruition. There will be close to twenty framed works available for bid. The kids not only learn techniques, but are also learning how to present and sell their work. It is so exciting when I see the spark in their eye and being able to help members of the community with the funds raised is the added bonus,” Emig said.
The community is invited to this First Friday event held in the Moltz Rotunda Room of the Brown Library, front entrance from Fourth Street. 4-H Artitude will be able to accept cash or checks only.
Meet the artists and give them feedback and remember your support is greatly appreciated. Together we can make a difference.
For more information, go to www.jvbrown.edu or call the library at 326-0536.
135 W. Third St.
New works by Joanne Landis.
343 Pine St.
Gustonian’s sister store will host Samantha Bower with her 100 percent organic lip balm. The lip balm is great for healing chapped lips and making the lips feel soft and smooth.
Peter Herdic House
407 W. Fourth St.
The Peter Herdic House will be featuring artwork by Amy Abbatoir.
341 E. Fourth St.
7 to 10 p.m.
DiSalvo’s “Jazz in the Courtyard” will host Burgess, Mitchell and Seal.
213 W. Fourth St.
5 to 8 p.m.
Woodlands Bank is featuring Paul Clacher pencil and watercolors works of portraits, people and pets.
Community Theatre League
100 W. Third St.
Community Theatre League will debut it’s new “Open Stage” event. “Open Stage” is free and the public is welcome.
400 Pine St.
5 to 8 p.m.
Patinaz is celebrating its second birthday and will feature a full selection of new jewelry designs by Jules Artwear & Simply Sterling Designs.
107 W. Fourth St.
5 to 8 p.m.
Best-selling author Jeanine Cummins will sign her three books – “A Rip in Heaven,” “A Memoir of a Murder” and “It’s Aftermath” and two novels with Irish connections, “Outdoor Boy” and “Crooked Branch.”
St’Art Gallery @ the Genetti
200 W. Fourth St.
6 to 8 p.m.
June’s featured artist is WAHS 2013 Graduate, Katherine Kahn.
Eagle Rock Winery
200 W. Fourth St.
5 to 9 p.m.
The Eagle Rock Winery will host a First Friday art gallery opening and wine-tasting from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and from noon until 5 p.m. Saturday.
“Art, Clay and Chardonnay” will offer free samples of Eagle Rock’s award-winning wines, live acoustic guitar music and artistically baked cakes. The event is free and open to the public.
The gallery opening will feature the works of three regional artists. Mark Golomb is a painter and sculptor who creates bonsai trees from steel wire mounted on marble or granite bases. Kelly Stabley is a photographer whose image appears on the label for Eagle Rock’s Millionaires’ Heritage Wine, which won two gold medals at the Pennsylvania Wine Competition. Guest artist Kathy Sterngold creates an eclectic mix of pottery, ceramics and contemporary clay. She teaches ceramics at Lycoming College and is a member of The Eagles Mere Art Gallery, a partnership of ten regional artists.
Eagle Rock Winery is located at 414 West Fourth St., across the street from the Peter Herdic House and one block west of the Cinema Center movie theater. It offers a full complement of red and white wines, as well as a large assortment of wine-related accessories, gift items, specialty foods and handmade crafts. The store is located in a fully restored Victorian house in Williamsport’s historic district and offers a variety of facilities for hosting catered events. Eagle Rock Wines are produced in-house at its main winery in Laporte, Pennsylvania.”Art, Clay and Chardonnay” will offer free tastings of Eagle Rock’s award winning wines. The gallery reception will feature the pottery and ceramic art of guest artist, Kathy Sterngold..
Harvest Gallery-The Williamsport Frame Shop
46 1/2 W. Fourth St.
6 to 9 p.m.
Harvest Gallery-The Williamsport Frame Shop will feature the photography of Maddi Dunlap, “The Art of Flowers,” on First Friday.
“I like to look at flowers from a little different perspective. Flowers are a perfect art form unto themselves. I get close-up, but from different angles to showcase not only the colors, but the patterns created by the petals and the way they play with sunlight,” Dunlap said. “I hope visitors to the gallery will appreciate this different way of looking at everyday flowers like gerbera daisies, lilies and dahlias.”
Also at the gallery First Friday, members of We Are Women Helping Others (WAWHO) will be on hand to share ideas for anyone who is interested in starting a “giving circle.” Dunlap and her friends started their “circle” in September, of 2010, and since then together have donated more than $7000 to such charities as Women for Women International, Heifer International, The Fistula Foundation, Doctors without Borders, 2Secondsorless and locally, The Shepherd of the Streets, Liberty House, Family Promise and the Central PA Food Bank. “It is my hope that by learning about what we have been able to accomplish, just by meeting monthly and pooling our resources, others will be inspired to start a charitable giving group of their own,” Dunlap said.
A member of the Susquehanna Valley Shutterbugs, Dunlap, of Williamsport, has previously exhibited at Frist Friday events at Gallery 152, The Coffee and Tea Room, Woodlands Bank and The Community Arts Center.