As a kid, John Brunelli would walk the streets of his hometown and peer into the dirty windows of old factories, imagining the place at its peak. How many people worked there? What did they make? Why did it fade away?
It was this sense of wonder and curiosity about the stories behind Binghamton’s better days that inspired he and his brother Anthony to convert an old warehouse into one of the region’s premier art spaces.
“There’s a certain architectural integrity to Binghamton that my brother and I saw and always admired,” Brunelli says.
It allowed them to see potential in the 1800s structure that is now home to Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, where John Brunelli is gallery director.