The Farmington Valley Arts Center has begun the search process for a new Executive Director. This is an opportunity for a forward-thinking, energetic leader and lover of the arts to continue the stewardship of this nearly 40-year-old local cultural venue, while preparing the FVAC to become a cultural centerpiece of the planned Avon Center development.
Reporting to the Board, the Executive Director will help to shape, implement and enhance the organization’s strategic goals, lead fund raising initiatives, develop program activities, lead the day-to-day administrative and financial functions for the FVAC education programs, galleries and studio artist initiatives, and ensure that staff is in place to meet operational needs.
Cover letter and resume should be sent to email@example.com
Download the job description: FVAC Executive Director Job Description
The aesthetic has been called “grandma graffiti” — a kind of street art that uses knitting needles and yarn instead of spray cans and stencils to impose a new visual statement on a public environment. This soft subversive act often involves a good measure of humor and irony.
This week, the Farmington Valley Arts Center found itself “victimized” by studio artists gone rogue. (Or maybe they just thought those trees looked a little chilly and ought to put on a sweater.)
The holiday season opened at the Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 16th with our 36th annual Candlelight Opening. On this sparkling evening the Arts Center hosted hundreds of visitors of all ages. Studio artists welcomed guests with wine and refreshments and the beautiful creations that are available for sale.
Thanks to all who purchased a candle to add to our glowing collaborative art installation. Each year, the Arts Center is illuminated by the warmth of our community here in the Farmington Valley. We are grateful for your ongoing support.
It was a dark and stormy night.
But that did not stop us from lighting up the night with great friends, rockin’ music, swell swing dancing, delicious food and all kinds of cheer as we partied the evening away to support the Farmington Valley Arts Center.
Thanks to everyone who attended our party of the year — “Swing for the Arts” — held Friday, Oct. 19th at the beautiful Belle Terrace at Avon Old Farms. Fun memories of the event will carry on, as emcee and auctioneer, ESPN broadcaster Bob Ley, sent several lucky guests home with wonderful things to anticipate — such as a Red Sox game, a Springsteen Concert, a fishing trip, a Vermont getaway weekend, and a unique piece of art for the home. Winners of the silent auction went home with original artworks, fine wine, gift certificates to local restaurants, and other very special gifts. The Street Vipers proved that even legal eagles can let loose and rock the house with terrific dance music that had us all swinging — and Prudence Sloane and Joel Silvestro were our own dancing stars.
The Arts Center would like to honor the generosity of all of the sponsors, donors, supporters and friends who made the evening a swinging success.
As the beautiful fall foliage now peaks and begins to fade, the Arts Center will continue to provide light and warmth and inspiration as the months get darker and stormier here in New England. We hope you will all join us when the holiday season kicks off with our Candlelight 2012 opening on November 16th!
The Farmington Valley Arts Center offers art classes for adults and children at all levels of instruction. View our fall catalog online now, and secure your spot in a class or workshop. Fall is the perfect season for heading “back to school” to learn something new, and we hope our top-notch instruction and diverse array of class offerings for all ages and artistic abilities will inspire you to enrich your life during this colorful time of the year.
• FVAC FAll 2012 Catalog for Adults & Children
• Class Registration Form
Exciting new offerings for fall 2012 include:
The Beaded Bezel: Make Earrings, Pins, Pendants
Face to Face/Mixed Media Portraits
For Kids Ages 8-17…
Claymation for Aspiring Directors
Mixed Media Art from Nature
Let Them Eat Cake! Still Life Techniques
We’re also bringing back our popular series of “make it and take it” holiday gift workshops. Register early, and give gifts that are personal, thoughtful, and one-of-a-kind this year!
The FVAC is always eager to consider gallery consignments from established artists with a track record of exhibiting at juried craft shows and art exhibitions. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860.678.1867.
Find news of current Calls for Entry on this page.