Parlor City Shoes

Parlor C 2 for Homepage to do

When Suzie lived in Binghamton, New York, she had a light-filled studio located in an old industrial building, serviced by a massive freight elevator. It was on the third floor, as I recall, and a sculptor was just down the hall. Binghamton was known as the "Parlor City" years ago, and a distinctive downtown landmark was this particular shoe store featured in Suzie's large watercolor. Sort of a turquoise blue, it stands out both on the street and as an element in the painting. With only a little bit of artistic liberty, this is the view from her studio, right next to the Chenango River, looking at the city center of Binghamton. - Thomas Kelsey

                                                                                      Collection of Thomas and Britt Kelsey