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.
Ken Korb has been a name on the Long Island music scene for more than thirty years. He plays a diverse number of instruments and has branched out from the blues to country, old-timey and jazz…. and Irish music. Though he is known primarily as a harmonica player, Ken has studied the Irish whistle for decades. So, of course, the Red River Ramblers have always incorporated Irish fiddle and whistle tunes into their country shows. In honor of St. Patricks’s Day, the Red River Ramblers now perform a program of Irish music.
Lora Kendall, best known as a fiddle player in bands such as the Park Avenue Gypsies, Friends on the Journey and Quartetto Ducati, has been a member of the Red River Ramblers for eight years. She’s a singer-songwriter as well as a multi-genre, multi-instrumentalist with a background in classical, classic rock, pop and jazz.
“Big George” Cassidy has been a bass player with the band for many years.
Luke Powers joins the Red River Ramblers for this program. Luke has made Irish music his passion; he plays the Uillieann pipes, and sings in the Irish language. In addition to performing, he hosts Irish session jams in Bayport and Rockville Center.
Rotational Art Program
features BVAC artist members for a month long exhibit
Featured Artist for the Month: Galina Lampert
The Babylon Village Arts Council 's featured Rotational Artist at Astoria Bank is Galina Lampert, a freelance artist, a member of The National Association of Women Artists, The Art Students League of New York and the Long Beach Art League. Ms. Lampert studied Graphic, Web Design and oil painting at the School of Visual Arts and the Fashion Institute of Technology. As a member of the Alliance of Queens Artists, she participated in a number of group shows exhibiting photography during the period 1999-2001. Her artworks have been shown at the numerous Long Island public libraries, outdoor Art Shows in Valley Stream, Argyle Park in Babylon and group shows in NYC. In 2014 she participated in the the 40th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Rotational Art Exhibit Program. Recently she received a Member’s Challenge Show Award from the Long Beach Art League.
According to Ms. Lampert the environment provides inspiration to her for many creative and artistic projects. She often include scenes from the neighborhood when painting or photographing. Her goal is to create artworks that inspire feelings of happiness, calmness and balance. Each composition conveys her vision of the beauty of nature.The main theme of her exhibited artworks in March is WINTER MEETS SPRING. The exhibit is free and can be seen at Astoria Bank located at 180 Wets Main Street, Babylon Village.
Location: Astoria Bank 180 West Main St., Babylon N.Y.
Babylon VIllage Arts Council 2015 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