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Note from the Director

As 2014 winds down, let me briefly look back over the accomplishments of the past year. First off, I must thank all of the volunteers who keep MVCA strong. This includes board and committee members and those that work with us on an occasional basis. Without their continuous efforts, the Arts Center would not be as vibrant as it is.

Our educational offerings continue to grow, our gallery shows are attracting artists from a wider region, our gift shop is promoting and selling creative and functional art from more artists and sales are growing exponentially. We are making strides to expand our performing arts events and we are working with a variety of community organizations, schools, and businesses, in partnership, for the betterment of the entire community.

What’s new at MVCA? First off, make sure to visit our gift shop, The Selective Eye, for your holiday shopping. We have wonderful one-of-a-kind, locally made, creative gifts for toddlers, children, teens, and adults. New items are arriving on a regular basis in time for your holiday shopping.

On the educational side, new offerings include a portrait drawing class with Yulia Levkovich. Yulia is a talented new artist/instructor to our area. We welcome the Tipsy Palette to the Arts Center in January. Break out your creative side and enjoy an evening of laughing, eating, drinking, and relaxing while you explore your artsy side. We will also be offering a three-film series titled, ‘Music in Film.’ Dick Friedrich, professor of English (retired) designed the program, so come see a movie with us! And our popular February Break Art Camp is back! You can find more information on these classes inside this Art Matters.

As we look to the future, we have put together a survey that will assist us as we embark upon the strategic planning process that will guide us as we seek to maximize our resources in our mission to support the arts. The survey is enclosed with this copy of Art Matters. Please help us by filling it out and returning it to us.

We aim to keep the creative spirit alive and we envision a bright future. Thank you for being a part of the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts. You will soon be receiving an end-of-year letter asking for your support by renewing your membership. Membership dollars directly support the day-to-day operation of the MVCA. Please help us to keep the creativity alive!

Kevin Mihaly
Executive Director

 

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