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.
On Thursday, Feb. 1st the Babylon Village Arts Council will present Barbara Southard as this month's featured poet at Jack Jack's Coffee House located at 223 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon.
Barbara Southard is a visual artist and writer living in Miller Place, NY. Her first book of poetry, REMEMBER, was published by Allbook Books in 2008. Her work has been published in Poet Lore, Canary, Long Island Quarterly, Boone's Press, Mobius and Long Island Sounds, as well as several anthologies including Grabbing The Apple--an anthology of New York Women Poets, edited by Terri Muuss & M.J. Tenerelli, and Taste of Poetry, published by Walt Whitman Birthplace Association. Currently, she serves on the board of the Long Island Poetry Collective as treasurer and co-editor and teaches poetry to students at Walt Whitman Birthplace.
This Poetry Series is free an open to the public. Bring a friend, enjoy a cup of coffee and listen to some wonderful poetry . The readings will begin at 7:30 pm. Open mike format. For further information contact Tom Stock at 631-578-9220.
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. Two Babylon High School students, Paula Romero and Drew O'Connor 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 10th Annual Outdoor Art show entitled “Art by the Falls” on May 20, 2017 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: Sal Ingoglia
Babylon Village Arts Council is proud to present its February artist Sal Ingoglia at Sterling National Bank located at 180 West Main Street.I am a portrait artist. My focus and intention when doing a portrait is to really capture the essence of the person or animal. My aim is to feel the portrait alive when I am finished. I take great pride in having the eyes be soulful. I take time to get myself in the right place to capture their essence. My specialty is having the eyes bringing the portrait to life. I want my customers to feel great everytime they see their portrait I created for them. I use pencil and charcoal when I do a realistic custom hand portrait. I also do watercolor portraits and other watercolor art. If there is something you would like me to create please let me know. I take custom orders. Send me a picture of what you want to be drawn or painted or tell me an idea you have.
I deliberately decided to be a portrait artist. Through reading spiritual books and studing Abraham Hick I decided I was going to focus my my to being a portrait artist. It started right after I was drawing and painting with my children I realized I wasn't so bad. At age 38 I wanted to prove I could accomplish this by what I had learned. I always loved the idea of creating your own reality. Well in one year I accomplished drawing portraits pretty well. This same focus and tools I used worked wonderful in other areas of my life.
Location: Sterling National Bank 180 West Main St., Babylon N.Y.
Babylon VIllage Arts Council 2018 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