First Friday- August 1st

Don't miss our First Friday event in August - oil painter Megan Smey will be at the train station with her show, "An Irish Perspective: Bodies of Land & Sea".

Event Details:
August 1st, 6-9 PM
Southern Tier HealthLink
Historic Lackawanna Train Station
45 Lewis Street
Binghamton NY 13901

Megan Smey is an oil painter currently engrossed by plein air landscape painting. Traditionally trained in the arts from her formative years at Rod Serling School of Fine Arts, she practiced studio at the State University of New York at Binghamton, during which time she studied abroad in Ireland and Scotland. It was after traveling the Irish countryside, in particular, that she discovered oil paint to be an infinitely fulfilling medium, and has not put it down since.

Largely inspired by the subtle relationships of shape and color found in the vast space of landscapes, Smey sets the stage for her personal and fictional narrative. While visiting these transitional spaces, which are more often than not subject to the ever-changing elements, she submerses herself in painting in an attempt to convey a momentary truth related to geometry, pattern, or light. Her technique is playful, energetic, with deliberate brush strokes in stark color palettes. Her influences include Hayao Miyazaki, Granville Redmond, John William Waterhouse, and her mentor George Dugan.

Check out more of Megan's work at

Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) is a member of the Gorgeous Washington Street Association (GWSA) and opens our doors to the public for First Friday celebrations. We invite you to stop down, see the historical Old Lackawanna Train Station, enjoy our featured artist, and learn a little about Health Information Exchange (HIE) and how it applies to you.

If you are interested in being a featured artist, musician, or performer for an upcoming First Friday event or you have suggestions or feedback for STHL, we would love to hear from you!  Please contact Crystal Felker, Project Coordinator for Marketing and Community Relations at (607)651-9150 or send an email to  

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