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.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Babylon Village Arts Council, a not-for profit community organization, invites Long Island artists (all media) to exhibit their work at its Ninth Annual Outdoor Art Exhibit entitled "Art by the Falls" to be held on May 21, 2016. (Rain date: May 22, 2016) Exhibition time will be from 10:00-4:30, not including setup/breakdown time. Artists must submit an application including up to three examples of their work in JPEG format on CD, between 500K and 1MB, a bio/statement, and a $25 participation fee, no later than April 9, 2016. Participants will receive a free BVAC membership. The fee will be waived for existing BVAC members. For application and further inquiries please contact Rose Norman at 631.669.1810 or download an application form below. If you have previously submitted examples of your work, then send application and fee only.
Sunday Classical Music Series Presented by the Babylon Village Arts Council in partnership with the Friends of the Babylon Library
The Shea - Kim Duo April 17, 2016 - 2:00 PM
International violinist Brendan Shea began playing the violin at age 3, and has studied with many of the worlds best pedagogues. Since then, he has won numerous international and national solo and chamber music awards. Performing with Mr. Shea will be international award winning pianist, Yerin Kim.
Babylon Public Library 24 So. Carll Avenue, Babylon Village Information 631-669-1810
This program is partially funded by the Suffolk County Executive’s Office, and member and other community support.
The Durham County Poets are Kevin Harvey- lead vocals & harmonica, David Whyte-electric & acoustic guitars, Neil Elsmore- acoustic & slide guitars, Carl Rufh- upright bass & James Preimel-drums and percussion.
The band grew out of the lively music scene in Ormstown, Quebec, a town that was once called Durham county. They first performed at the Branches and Roots folk festival in 2011 and soon after released their debut album, 'Where the river flows' in 2012 with drummer/producer John McColgan at the helm. In 2014, amidst a busy year of shows, interviews and even some television, their second album, 'Chikkaboodah Stew' was released . With plenty of material still to be recorded and the creative juices still flowing, the Poets are forging ahead in hopes of leaving their stamp on Canadian music.
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: Chris Zec
Chris Zec is aLong Island-based photographer specializing in serene scapes, botanicals and stills with compositions ranging from realistic to abstract to minimalist. His photography began as a means of personal retreat from the rigors of business ownership and raising eight children. A pastime soon ignited a passion to find and preserve fleeting moments of intrinsic stillness and beauty.
His desire in offering his award-winning work to the public is to infuse our harried world, whether private or corporate, with the gift of unearthed gems of serenity and peace. As the wrapping is removed from almost a decade of work, this vision is currently being fulfilled in homes, public venues, galleries and multiple businesses across the country.
Chris holds a degree in geology from the Stony Brook University. A deep love for nature and all it represents is evident in his work, whether it captures panoramic grandeur or simply reframes the mundane. The hours spent behind the lens are, for him, both renewing and fulfilling.
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