The Babylon Village Arts Council was formed in 2003 by a group of village residents who recognized the need to present various art experiences to the Babylon Village community. From that vision the Babylon Village Arts Council (BVAC) has become an integral part in the cultural lives of its residents.
The Babylon Village Arts Council is proud is announce an art partnership program with the Babylon High School Art Department to foster the love of art in the next generation. Three Babylon High School students, Maggie Higgins, Chandler McMillan and Jillian Gaare will create works of arts with supplies provided by the Babylon Village Arts Council in the amount of $200 per student. Under the guidance of Cheryl Schweider, art teacher at Babylon High School, students will learn time management skills ,budget constraints, and design options. To experience a real life art exhibit each participant exhibited their work at the 9th Annual Outdoor Art show entitled “Art by the Falls” on May 21,2016 in Argyle Park which provided interaction with the public. Their work will be displayed at Astoria Bank as part of the Rotational Art Program. This program is funded through membership and donations. If interested in sponsoring this program for next year, consider becoming a member. Keeping the arts in the forefront benefits the community in positive ways and fosters a love for the arts for all ages.
On Friday, Nov. 13, The Babylon Public Library held a reception to thank the Bell family for their donation of a baby grand piano. The Friends of the Babylon Library and the Babylon Village Arts Council were also instrumental in the transportation and restoration of the piano.
This project is evidence of a partnership between three community groups to restore and transport a beautiful piano for the Babylon community.
I want to thank our members for their continued support and though your support this project was made possible for the Babylon community.
Rotational Art Program
features BVAC artist members for a month long exhibit
Featured Artists for the Month: Stephen Mastrorocco
By his very nature, Stephen Mastrorocco is adventurous with an insatiable curiosity. Mr. Mastrorocco explores the world and its scientific and archeological mysteries with the spirit of a child. He has explored the pyramids in Egypt, sailed across the Nile, rode through the desert on a camel and ridden hot air balloons over Africa. He continually strives to communicate nature’s complex wonders in a beautiful way. He uses airplanes and helicopters as an artist would use a brush. From above, he captures the very essence of nature’s wonders.
Graduated from University of Michigan in 1983 with degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering along with Graduate Studies in Business. He not only makes his cameras sing, but continually invents new equipment to enable his images to match his vision. Ranked as one of the top Photographers in the World, he competes internationally with his photographs. His image of the Stony Brook Gristmill won Best Print in the World in 2002 (ICPC Competition). He has also has been honored with over 300 awards and recognitions over the last 5 years for his spectacular work.
His work on oil canvas has received critical acclaim and exhibits a painterly quality. His recent series on Europe and the Mediterranean included renowned photography of the Vatican, The Holy City, the ruins of Pompeii, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Parthenon, and the canals of Venice and Rome. This work is currently on exhibit across the United States. His yachting photo work is on permanent exhibit at the Herreshoff Museum and the America’s Cup Museum. Other photos currently are on exhibit in countless museums and libraries. Mr. Mastrorocco’s work has been published thousands of times in local and national periodicals. His photograph of the bald eagle has been considered for the next United States postage stamp. Chances are that once you have seen one of his photographs you will remember it for the rest of your life.
Location: Astoria Bank 180 West Main St., Babylon N.Y.
Babylon VIllage Arts Council 2016 Calendar
Click on the link below to open the PDF version of the calendar.
Please join us in supporting art in your community by becoming a BVAC member.
Members receive advance electronic notice of all events and workshops.
Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month in Village Hall from 7-9 pm.
Membership card will be mailed.
Donations are welcomed and are tax deductible.
Babylon Village Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Community support enable BVAC to present cultural art programs throughout the year to the Long Island community. Programs are made possible in part through grants from Suffolk County, New York State Council of the Arts and through Nassau and Suffolk Counties in partnership with Huntington Arts Council, sponsorships, partnerships, donations and memberships.
Babylon Village Arts Council P.O. Box 141 Babylon Village, New York 11702 631.669.1810