Artisan Gallery on Court Street Set to Open to Public in November
October 12, 2018 (Binghamton, NY)—The Broome Country Arts Council (BCAC), the primary local arts fundraiser, arts advocate and cultural information resource for the arts community, today announces its plan to relocate its offices to 95 Court St., as well as to open a new gallery. The new 2,200 square-foot facility will support the organization’s anticipated future growth through increased programming to the community in the ground floor gallery. Artisan Gallery, the new public art space, will serve as a platform for BCAC members to showcase artwork and for the public to experience exhibitions and connect with the arts community. It will also host guest speakers, book signing events, public lectures, music performances, and other events to enrich the arts community in Broome County. The Artisan Gallery was made possible by a generous $25,000 grant from M&T Bank.
“This move marks significant progress on our strategic plan, will raise the profile of the Broome County Arts Council and provide a new space to highlight local and regional artists, as well as provide a venue for us to expand programming” said Phillip Ginter, BCAC President and Treasurer. “We’re grateful to Mr. Newman and M&T Bank for helping to bring our vision to life.”
Peter Newman of M&T Bank commented, “When we heard about the Arts Council’s plans to relocate and open an art gallery, we knew immediately it was something we wanted to support. Their work makes Binghamton a better place to live and work, and we are so excited to stand alongside them during this next chapter in their growth.”
The Artisan Gallery’s premier exhibition will take place on November 2 at 5:30pm with a public lecture by Dr. Rolf Quam, “New Perspectives on Ice Age Art.” At 6pm, Artisan exhibits the work of artists and anthropologists Tom Besom and Meg Reynolds, whose works focus on the art of anthropology, the study of humans and their diverse cultures. The exhibition, entitled Anthropological Perspectives, will be open to the public throughout the month of November.