Our 2013 Great Art Giveaway culminated with a reception on October 18 where we awarded 35 pieces of original art to the lucky winners. Many of the artists were on hand to speak about their artistic process and inspiration. Thank you to the artists for their very generous donations and to everyone who purchased tickets. Congratulations to all the winners!
Jean May Card
Joan Balder Cook
Joan Balder Cook
Mary Ann Nellis
Chris Van Meter
Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival Benefits MVCA
Photo by David Taylor: Committee Members (back row) Gail Rochette, Rob Richards, John Reese, (front row) Pat Rockwell (MVCA Board President), Juli Webster (co-chair), Kevin Mihaly (MVCA Director)
The 2013 Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival was a ‘stinking good success!’ The 12th annual event saw 72 vendors and a record 2900 festival attendees. Through their efforts, the MVGHF raised a record $2,025 for the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts.
The September 14 festival, held at Canal Place in Little Falls, NY, generated plenty of interesting and informative fun for all who attended. Garlic, herbs, other agricultural products, and crafts we’re plentiful. Horse drawn carriage rides along the canal and continuous live music also added to the fun-filled day. Vendors and festival goers alike were pleased with the annual event that has successfully grown each year due to additional family-friendly activities.
The generous donation by the Garlic and Herb Festival to the MVCA will be used to further promote the art center’s vision of enhancing the quality of life by creating opportunities for learning, personal creativity, and artistic expression.
Next year’s Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival will be on September 13, 2014.
Bill Jacobs Little Falls Canal Days Concert on Youtube
Bill Jacobs (vibraphone), Alex Blake (bass), Chacho Ramirez (drums) with Oscar Stivala (horns) and Joseph Handy (guitar).
Performed August 10, 2013 at the Little Falls, NY Canal Days Celebration. Bill Jacobs Ensembles performed with the support of the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts and the Canal Days Celebration Committee. Bill Jacobs taught a variety of classes this summer at the MVCA: intermediate jazz performance, drumming, and jazz as a view into life.
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