Note from the Director
It’s been an exciting, busy, and fun-filled fall at MVCA. In September we honored our Special Events volunteers with a recognition dinner at Francesca’s in Ilion. It was a blast! In October we had our largest Art Giveaway ever, selling over 1,000 tickets and awarding more than 35 pieces of original art. Thank you to the generous artists who donated artwork and to all of you who annually support this major event. We had a phenomenal Regional Art Show that showcased artists from Syracuse to Albany. Things got a little stinky when the Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival was held right outside our front door. This year’s festival saw record attendance.
What’s coming up at MVCA? We’re getting our retail space, the Selective Eye, ready for the holidays with some unique and artistic gifts. We’re also turning our gallery into a music venue as we host a new Open Mic Night each month. Come perform or simply enjoy some live music during Third Thursday of each month. Also, international jazz vocalist Jane Monheit performs for us December 21 (for more details click here). There are some exciting new classes and workshops to enjoy, including a cartooning class; The HeArt of Creating your Life by Design…a creative way to make changes in your life; and there will be a Kid’s Art Program during February school break.
Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts is your art center, so why not help us create some wonderful programs. We’re looking for volunteers to help with all of our committees. Come be part of our team. There are more details on the various committees inside this edition of Art Matters.
Come and enjoy the winter with us at MVCA!