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.
For the past four years Babylon Village Arts Council ’s Poetry Program has been headed by local poet Tom Stock which was hosted at Jack Jack’s Coffee House on the first Thursday of each month. Tom scheduled the monthly readings and fostered poetry into the Babylon community. BVAC would like to take this opportunity to thank Tom for his years of promoting poetry and instilling a role model for all poets to keep expressing yourself- even in this new reality.
Deborah Hauser , another Babylon poet, will be heading BVAC’s program. She is the author of Ennui: From the Diagnostic and Statistical Field Guide of Feminine Disorders. Her work has appeared in SWWIM, Bellevue Literary Review, and TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics. Her book reviews have been published in The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. She has taught at Stony Brook University and Suffolk County Community College. She has lived in Babylon for 30 years and is active in the poetry community. Like Wallace Stevens, she leads a double life and also works in the insurance industry. BVAC is continually reimagining our programs. Look for information regarding the Poetry Series. (Hoping in the future that they will once again be held at Jack Jack’s.)
BVAC AT HOME
Virtual Art Tutorials, Featured Artists & Studio Tours
Featured Artist/Studio Tour
Artist Studio Tour:
Artist Studio Tour:
Virtual Art Tutorials
Art Partnership Program
Babylon Village Arts Council is proud to announce its art partnership program with the Babylon High School Art Department to foster the love of art . Two Babylon High School students, Jenna Tiger and Hannah Bushery will create works of art with supplies provided by BVAC 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, participants will exhibit their work at the 13th Annual Outdoor Art show “Art by the Falls” on May 16 in Argyle Park. During June their work will be displayed at Sterling National Bank as part of the Rotational Art Program. This program is funded through membership and donations . If interested in sponsoring this program contact RoseNorman at 631-669-1810.
Photo: Jenna Tiger and Hannah Bushery Joseph Leo Messina, Jr. BVAC Board Member, Cheryl Schweider, Art High Scool Teacher
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: Gena Vaccarella
Babylon Village Arts Council is proud to present the Rotational Artist at Sterling Bank located at 180 West Main Street.
Location: Sterling National Bank 180 West Main St., Babylon N.Y.
Babylon VIllage Arts Council 2020 Calendar
BABYLON VILLAGE ARTS COUNCIL
Friday, November 27th - November 29th
Poetry Scavenger Hunt! Free Kids Event
Click on the link below to open the PDF version of the calendar. (Coming Soon)
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