Art exhibit ‘triple play’ at March 2 First Friday

SUNY Broome students are displaying the second group of marginalized and overlooked people in the Exhibition Series: FACES. Join SUNY Broome Visual Communications Associate Professor Patricia Evans for a triple-play exhibition series this First Friday, March 2, in downtown Binghamton.

Faces: Women Suffragists will be exhibited at two locations, with an opening reception of 6 to 9 p.m. March 2 at both venues. The exhibits showcase classical realist life-size portrait drawings of iconic suffragists throughout history rendered in charcoal, pencil and mixed media. They were created by Evans’ Beginning Drawing students, and are accompanied by historical photos and life stories.

Faces: Women Suffragists will be at the Broome County Arts Council at 81 State Street, Suite 501, through March 28; hours outside of First Friday are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit will be at Christ Church at 10 Henry Street through Sunday, March 4.

An opening reception of Faces: The Holocaust will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. First Friday, March 2, in the lobby of 5 Riverside Drive. The show continues through April 28. Portraits represent survivors and non-survivors of the Holocaust, rendered in charcoal, pencil and mixed media.

Each semester, Professor Evans’ students focus on a marginalized and overlooked group of people, drawing attention to the sacrifice and struggle that it takes to make a difference. Her students take on the challenge of researching individual roles then begin the process of creating a likeness based on archival photographs. A charcoal drawing of a suffragist