First Fridays at Southern Tier HealthLink

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.

First Friday - May 2nd
Don't miss our May First Friday event, showcasing the work of Chris Pettingill and Peggi Sue Peters of C & P Studio Ceramics in Afton, NY with an encore of April's "Transformation of Abstract Form" show by Jillian Mara Zeigler.

Event Details:
May 2nd, 6-9 PM
Southern Tier HealthLink
Historic Lackawanna Train Station
45 Lewis Street
Binghamton NY 13901

Chris Pettingill and Peggi Sue Peters met in 1984 while attending Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland and went on to receive their B.F.A. degrees at the New York State School of Ceramics at Alfred University. Chris continued on to study at the University of The Arts, in Philadelphia, and received his M.F.A. in ceramic art from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 1992. They now live and work along the banks of the Susquehanna River in Afton, NY.
In 1995 they started their studio in an old church in Delta, PA and set about to make functional pots on the potter’s wheel. “Since my background is in ceramic sculpture, we baked and cooked and ate and drank from everything we made for about a year before even trying to sell a single pot because we wanted to make sure they worked properly and were sturdy enough for everyday use.” They settled on white stoneware and porcelain clays for their work, and are glaze fired to Cone 10 (2350 degrees F.) in electric kilns with glaze made from nontoxic materials. “We formulate and make all of our own glazes from raw materials in our studio, to be sure that they are safe not only for people to use, but for us to work with as well.” Chris and Peggi Sue have conducted workshops at the University of South Carolina, Augusta State University, Goucher College, and for various local elementary and high schools. Chris is currently the adjunct Professor of Ceramics at SUNY Oneonta. Their work is in use and in private collections across the United States and around the world.

Learn more about C & P Studio Ceramics at and on their Facebook page.


Jillian Mara Zeigler is a self-taught artist who has been using acrylics to create abstract paintings for over a decade. Jillian's intense desire to incorporate natural elements and discarded objects into her artwork led to a transformation of these often-ignored or trashed items into new beautiful art. Her mixed media pieces are characterized by saturated colours, texture, and recycled items.

Learn more about Jillian at and on their Facebook page.

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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