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.
2nd Thursday Concerts
March 10 - Cricket Tell the Weather
Award-winning songwriter Andrea Asprelli (fiddle, vocals) came to the east coast from Colorado’s front range, and was shaped by local bluegrass communities scattered across Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York, before forming Cricket Tell the Weather and setting up shop in Brooklyn, NY. Winner of the 2011 Podunk Songwriting Competition, Andrea met New York native Doug Goldstein (banjo) after meeting at one of the region’s bluegrass festivals. Doug’s style embraces melodic and traditional bluegrass, as well as influences in old-time, Classical, and world music. Portland native Jeff Picker, a guitarist and bassist in the Northeast acoustic scene, joined the band on guitar in 2015. They are joined by Sam Weber on bass.
A winner of the songwriting contests at both the Kerrville Folk Festival and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival in the early '90s, Cosy Sheridan has been touring, writing and recording ever since. West Side Folk called her “one of the era’s finest and most thoughtful songwriters.” Her latest CD, Pretty Bird, was chosen as one of Sing Out Magazine's "Great CDs of 2014."
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: Remy Lexington
The Babylon Village Art Council featured artist for its Rotational Art Program at Astoria Bank is Remy Lexington, illustrator and writer. I enjoy being a creative in every sense of the word,” he says. “I enjoy working with other artists and the wonderful vibes that collaboration produces. I will make art until the day I die. We all have an artistic fingerprint. I hope that you enjoy mine.”
Remy loves all forms of art and likes to explore the many ways in which he can create. His subject matter ranges from violent, gory, and gross to silly, cheesy and cute. An artist with a strong affinity towards shapes, simple composition and colors, he enjoys working in black and white as well. From his mind, creatures, characters and lovely little scenes are created with pen, pencil, paint and computers. He has completed work in photo manipulation and 3D animation.
In 2014, Remy became a self-published illustrator and writer. Over the years, his artwork has been featured in the indie horror film series “Tape Me” and he has retouched and composed promotional photos for the indie action-horror film “Turn.” His paintings have been a part of Big Snow’s Monster Jammin’ Party gallery. In addition, some of his designs were in SunChoke’s Seasonal Art Show Magazine.
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