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Saturday, March 19, 2:00 - 5:00 PM.

Published author and MVCA Tai Chi instructor, Rosann Scalise will present and sign her 2014 book, “The Brushstrokes That Shaped My Life.” This book features the artwork of her well-known father, Nicholas Scalise. It gives us an intimate glimpse into her father’s life, and her childhood relationship with him. Mr. Scalise studied art and worked at the “Famous Artists School” in Westport, CT. A prolific painter until afflicted with Alzheimer’s in his later years, this book takes us on his creative journey. We see through his eyes with his artwork, and through Rosann’s words and memories. It’s a unique glimpse inside the father/ daughter relationship.

The 401 Gallery will have several of Nicholas’s original artwork on display. The book, as well as various artifacts will be available for purchase. Rosann will read excerpts from her book and share wonderful stories of her life growing up with her family.


INTROSPECTION with John Famulare - April 9 through May 14

OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, April 9 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

From the early age of three, John Hai Famulare was always seen drawing with his pen and paper in Bắc Ninh province, Vietnam. When he was adopted and arrived in the United States in 2000, he continued to refine his skills in fine arts at Little Falls High School and Union College. “In my studies at Union College, I discovered that art brings out the artist’s inner self. The masterpiece speaks directly from the heart and soul. It translates messages that words cannot. An artist undergoes an emotional journey when working on his or her piece, thus resulting in an artistic form of expression. The more the artist strives to liberate these emotions, the more the audience will see the soul.”

DARK ROOM TO DIGITAL with Alan Vincent (2015 Regional Winner) May 22 to June 25

OPENING RECEPTION Sunday, May 22 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

“I’ve had a camera in my hands since my first Brownie, then SLR and digital. I am attracted to a person, place or thing that needs to be visually recorded. A good picture is the product of opportunity, timing, lighting and perspective. I look for lines, color, framing and expression. The most mundane item can have an exciting personality when taken out of context by standing alone. A stack of lumber can be more than a sum of its parts when it creates lines, shadows and textures. A captured expression can turn a portrait into a story. Little Falls is a treasure trove of ‘Kodak moments.’”


“FULL CIRCLE” MVCA’s 2016 Regional Art Exhibition July 9 to August 13

OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, July 9 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

Calling All Artists…

Submit your artwork for our juried Regional Art Exhibition.

This year’s theme is “Full Circle.”You may interpret it figuratively or literally, physically or psychologically. Your workmay be in any medium, 2- or 3-Dimensional. All pieces must be original. 2-D works must not exceed 42” wide (including frame), and must be wired for hanging.

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Artists may submit a maximum of 2 pieces.There is a $15 non-refundable entry fee for each piece.

Artwork must be submitted at the Arts Center during June 23-25. Judging takes place during the week of June 27. Selected pieces will be on display in the 401 Gallery until August 13th.