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From Our Director Merry Winter!

On my 1-year anniversary at MVCA, I feel that time has flown. Thank you all for making it a great year.

As I look back over the past 12 months, we have definitely grown. Among other things, we have added a new Studio, expanded faculty and class offerings, and grown our membership. We have added concerts and Coffee Houses to support Little Falls’ Third Thursday events. “Art in Public Spaces” now graces the walls of several organizations throughout Little Falls.

We still have a long way to “grow,” but we are definitely on an exciting path. People are noticing the many ways our board members, instructors, students, volunteers, and members are making a difference throughout the Mohawk Valley. I’m honored to be a part of this organization.

This issue of Art Matters turns our focus toward winter. Inside you will find classes (familiar and new), concerts, exhibitions, and receptions to help you pass the cold winter hours. Please join us; come feed your creative spirit.

Finally, our “Arts on the Move” pilot project at Dolgeville Central School hit a couple of speed bumps. We have readjusted our timetable. Our new goal is to offer two MVCA classes at DCS in the spring. This program will benefit school-age students, as well as any interested adults, building on the wonderful arts programs in our public schools. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

I wish you all a bountiful Thanksgiving, happy holidays, joyous New Year, sweet Valentine’s Day, merry Mardi Gras, and whatever else I may have forgotten. Include the arts in your celebrations . . . because ART MATTERS!

Jane H. Malin
Executive Director