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.
features BVAC artist members for a month long exhibit
Featured Artist for the Month: Lauren Sloan
Because I am a graphic designer, my paintings’ layouts are based on the elements and principles of design. I prefer to highlight dynamic elements that visually complement and contrast each other through color, value, line, shape, and proximity. Design has emphasized my desire to keep the viewer’s attention; I achieve this in my pieces by capturing beauty, using appropriate color and clever conceptual communication.
The goal of my paintings is for each one to succeed as a dynamic image. Painting musician’s hands are the beginning of studies I attempt to create which achieve beauty and dimension through capturing the vibrancy of music through color. I also attempt to achieve beauty in these paintings through showing the hands close up on a large scale while focusing on shadows, texture, and highlights.
I have learned the importance of being mindful of my surroundings so that I can draw creative inspiration from ordinary situations. Sketching is a vital skill that has allowed me to explore forms and ideas during my initial creative process. However, to effectively communicate a concept, I have realized, skills need to extend past artistic abilities; listening, observing, and communicating are a few of the skills that have helped me in developing my design process.
As a painter, I know there are many topics that will be the focus of my work. This is what keeps me passionate about the field; it is always about something else, and like most painters, my best work involves subjects I can relate to or that interest me. Therefore, I am encouraged to continue to keep learning, because the more things I am interested in, the more effective my work will be.
Location: Astoria Bank 180 West Main St., Babylon N.Y.
Babylon VIllage Arts Council 2014 Calendar
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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