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.
Babylon Village Arts Council will be presenting its Fall offerings starting with featured local artist Robert Graff, who will be displaying his work at Astoria Bank located at 180 West Main Street .
On Oct. 6th at Jack's Jack's Coffee House located at 223 Deer Park Avenue Spoken Word featured poet Nancy Keating will read her works beginning at 7:30. Her work has been published in several anthologies, as well as numerous literary magazines and webzines including Iconoclast, Chaffin Review, and Long Island Quarterly. She is the author of a volume of poems, Always Looking Back, and two chapbooks. She was first finalist in the 2015 Gival Press poetry contest. A graduate of Bucknell University and the University of Minnesota, she is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at Stony Brook University. She lives in Babylon, New York with her husband, fellow poet Tom Stock.
In its 12th year, the 2nd Thursday Concert Series commences on Thursday, Oct. 13th with Greg Cornell and the Cornell Brothers, a Brooklyn based acoustic roots band, bringing its blend of Americana, bluegrass, roots country, old time blues to the Babylon area. The free concert begins at 8:oo at the American Legion Hall located at 22 Grove Place.
On October 16th, the Sunday Classical Series at the Babylon Library will feature The Studio 7 Piano Trio featuring Annette Perry, Kurt Coble and Vytas Baksys. The music begins at 2:00 at 24 South Carll Ave. This series is made possible n part through grants and in partnership with the Friends of the Babylon Library.
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. Three Babylon High School students, Maggie Higgins, Chandler McMillan and Jillian Gaare 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 9th Annual Outdoor Art show entitled “Art by the Falls” on May 21,2016 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: Robert Graff
Babylon Village Art Council's featured October artist for the Rotational Art Program is Robert Graff. After spending 35 years as an art educator for both the New York City Department of Education and the Bay Shore School District, Robert Graff is now dedicating his time to his own art. A graduate of The Fiorello H. La Guardia High School of Music and Art and later Queens College and Adelphi University, Robert has advanced degrees in both Art Education and Special Education. He has also taught continuing education courses for educators seeking to integrate the arts into their own classrooms through the Suffolk County Office of Professional Education. A member of the American Press Association, Robert's work has been nationally published in School Arts and Arts and Activities magazines.
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