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.
The Babylon Village Arts Council will present its 9th Annual Outdoor Art Show entitled "Art by the Falls" on May 21 at Argyle Park, Babylon Village. Local Long Island artists will be exhibiting their work at the park from 10-4:30. Artists include James Sabiston (photographer), Edward Mooney(photographer), Rosemary Romeo (jewelrymaker), Tom Stocks(basketweaver), Jonathan Zamet (potter) Wolgang Vann (painter) ,Kathy Cunningham (collogist),MaryAnna Euring,OP(mixed media), Lauren Sloan (mixed media), Robert Graff (mixed media) Sal Ingoglia(mixed media), Austin Deck (photograher), Steven Mastrorocco (photographer),Alyson Uttendorfer ( photographer) and Shawn Uttendorfer ( mixed media). Three students from the BVAC Art Partnerhsip Program will be displaying their artwork. Artwork is for sale. Rain date is May 22.
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 will exhibit their work at the 9th Annual Outdoor Art show entitled “Art by the Falls” on May 21,2016 in Argyle Park which will provide 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: Shawn Uttendorfer
Shawn Uttendorfer is an art educator in the public school system as well a painter. He is currently developing a series of works on paper. Shawn holds an MA from Long Island University (Post) and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. He has participated in solo and group shows at the School of Visual Arts, the Art League of Long Island, the Islip Art Museum, the Hillwood Gallery (Old Brookville, NY), several area libraries, the Conklin House, and the Babylon Citizens Council of the Arts. His work hangs in the permanent collection of the New York Institute of Technology. He has executed several mural commissions, including for the Bay Village Diner in Amityville.
Shawn’s exploration of Celtic historical context and its spiritual influence on culture and religion have led him to the work he produces today. His passion for understanding the complexity of the Celtic knot led him to travel to Spain, France and Ireland, where he found a strong influence of Celtic culture on contemporary art and society.
Connection and unity are two underlying themes that Shawn discovered throughout the society and religion’s use of design language. These two concepts remain the idea and tone in all of Shawn’s work. His exploration of the historical role of Celtic knot imagery, its complexity, and its spiritual influence on culture and religion has lead to a deep fascination, and to discover a strong connection between Arabic, European and Asian design, all of which influenced, and in turn were strongly influenced by, Celtic culture.
His most recent body of work, the layering of different cultural design languages along with the ornamental designs found throughout the world, creates an ethereal sense of space and rhythm within the picture plan.
Location: Astoria Bank 180 West Main St., Babylon N.Y.
Babylon VIllage Arts Council 2016 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