Jane H. Malin

Photo by Dave Warner – Dave Casullo contributes to the Wu Wei painting as part of the opening reception at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts on Saturday. Lutz Scherneck assists in the process.

Valle Crucis Abbey, Wales

This doorway is how I think of MVCA’s transition to our new website. A pivotal chapter in our organization’s life is coming to a close. We turn now to face a new world opening for us. The transitional time is here.

MVCA began in a living room as the dream of our founding fathers, Robert Christensen and Steve Scarcia in 1982. For 38 years we have stood the tests of time, growing, morphing, reaching out to the residents of our surrounding communities. We are proud of our accomplishments, and we are so grateful for the leadership and guidance of hundreds of creative people along the way. Together we have brought programs and exhibitions of the highest quality to the people of the Mohawk Valley.

Now we begin a new dream, a new period in our organization’s journey. Upgrading our technology and creating an informative and interactive website will offer so many exciting opportunities. We will have more direct contact with our members and neighbors. We will be able to host new on-line programs and explore presentations and performances from around the globe. We will have new ways to interact with our students, sponsors, donors, and subscribers, meeting you where you are, providing easy accessibility through technology.

Keep an eye on our website, www.MohawkValleyArts.org, as more and more functionality and information is added each week. Thanks again to our wonderful partners at Embella, Inc. (www.embella.com), who are working hard behind the scenes to bring our vision to life. We also thank our generous sponsors at UpMobility Foundation (www.UpMobility.org) for believing in MVCA and granting the funding to accomplish this dream.

MVCA is growing, and it’s growing for you! We have the best members, the most energetic volunteers, incredibly generous sponsors, supportive business partners, and creative sister organizations with which to collaborate.

Join the dream. Support us. Invite your friends. We know Art Matters!

Jane H. Malin

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