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.
Due to the weather, the Art By the Falls has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 17th from 12 PM - 4 PM at Argyle Park.
The Babylon Village Arts Council is proud to presents its Seventh Annual Outdoor Art Show entitled 'Art by the Falls' May 17 at Argyle Park. (Original Date May 16th - Rain Date May 17th) This free exhibition runs from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm featuring over 20 artists.
Stroll through Babylon Village and visit the park to view various artists such as Ned Butterfield, Mary Ann Euring, Jim Cook, Rosemary Romeo, Laurie Schlageter and Edward Hansen; and pottery by Jonathan Zamet.
For further information about the art show contact Joe Messina at 661-5606. Click on the tab at the top of the site in the menu bar "Art by the Falls" to view artists bios.
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, Amanda Crowley and Sarah Valencia 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 will exhibit their work at the 8th Annual Outdoor Art show entitled “Art by the Falls” on May 16,2015 in Argyle Park which will provide interaction with the public. Their work will be displayed at Astoria Bank in June 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.
Rotational Art Program
features BVAC artist members for a month long exhibit
Featured Artist for the Month: Joe Scinto
Joe Scinto is a new media artist, a curator for Long Island Artists online gallery in New York and, since 1999, a high-school art teacher. Joe received his BFA in Sculpture from SUNY Purchase in 1997 and, soon after, had his first mention in the New York Times Art Review for his electronic video sculpture, “I’m Watching You.”
The term “new media” refers to the different materials and techniques (mostly electronic) that artists employ to create digital art and video. Although traditionally trained in sculpture, Joe wasn’t content with modeling figures and busts of heads into realistic forms, so he introduced electromechanical elements into his otherwise static work. A bust’s eyes would glow red. Faces would be set inside glowing television sets. Translucent heads would have kinetic frenetic gears and machinery whirring away inside them. His subject matter has been inspired by today’s advancing technology, and the positive and negative aspects of human action.
Some artists became photographers when the camera was introduced. Likewise, Joe has adapted and embraced today’s new technology. While working as a graphic artist and master control operator at a local television station in the late 1990s, Joe watched the transformation of audio and video from analog to digital, becoming proficient in such software as Photoshop and Illustrator. Using this software, Joe may create a digital collage, mashing text and imagery into social statements. His method may incorporate small 3-D sculptures placed and enhanced with filter effects inside a flat 2-D scene created with the aforementioned programs.
Joe continues to experiment with different design techniques, adapting and embracing his digital art process to arrive at a final composition, each in his distinctive style.
Location: Astoria Bank 180 West Main St., Babylon N.Y.
Babylon VIllage Arts Council 2015 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