Call for Student Artists!

The stage is set for the second annual Buck Moon Arts Festival, Saturday July 11th, from 10am until 6pm, centered on the tree-lined FM campus quad. The mid-summer celebration of the creative spirit is still inviting student artists to display and sell their work for free.  Limited indoor space available.  Please contact the Festival Coordinator, Shirl Doherty for details. Auntiebuck15@gmail.com.

2015 Festival Updates And Parking

The Festival is almost here and it looks like it’s going to be a good weekend for weather!  We just wanted to let you know of a few festival updates!

  • Directions: Fulton Montgomery Community College is located at: 2805 State Hwy 67 Johnstown, New York 12095-3790  You can find directions to the college here (Google Maps) or here (Fulton-Montgomery Community College website).
  • All events at the festival are free and open to the public.
  • Parking: Since Buck Moon takes place on a college campus, we have LOTS of FREE PARKING spaces, all with easy access to the main quad area where all the fun is happening. Public Safety officers will direct traffic and we ask that you please respect any “reserved” signs on orange cones in Lot #4.
  • On Saturday July 11th, the Festival opens at 10 AM. A full list of the all of performers on the schedule can be found on the Live Music Schedule page.
  • A number of food vendors and artisans will be on site selling delicious food.  You can find more specific information on the 2015 vendor page.
  • General Map Of Events

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  • Vendors are located in and around the Quad area.
  • The Main Stage is located outside the Visual Arts and Communications building.
  • The FM THEATRE and the Perrella Gallery is located in the Visual Arts and Communications building.
  • Restrooms are located in all labeled buildings.

We have some great performers, vendors and events planned and we hope to see you there!

FMCC Map

You can find directions to the college here (Google Maps) or here (Fulton-Montgomery Community College website).

2015 Festival Kickoff and Reception – Friday July 10th from 6-9pm

The festival’s kick off celebration begins on Friday, July 10, at 6:00 p.m. in the College’s Perrella Gallery with Past, Present, Future: an Alumni Art show featuring forty years of art created by FM alumni. The 23 artists represent work created regionally, nationally and internationally in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and installation. Meet the artists, enjoy complementary refreshments (as well as a cash wine and beer bar) and vote for the coveted People’s Choice Award to be presented during the festival on Saturday.

At 8:00, the Buck Moon Arts Festival presents a one hour concert by KoriSoron in the FM theatre. The ensemble, which takes inspiration from technical guitarists such as Al DiMeola and Paco DeLucia are an instrumental acoustic trio that combine progressive rock influences with musical traditions from across the globe.

Guitarists Scott Collins (author and featured performer on the God of War 2 video game soundtrack and “Come Alive” from the Trials Evolution video game) Farzad Golpayegani (guitarist, violinist and composer for the Quest of Persia: Nader’s Blade and Garshasp video games) and percussionist Dean Mirabito bring international touring and recording experience to the New York Capital region based project.

Mr. Golpayegani, has been a featured subject in two documentaries on the struggles with creating art in Iran and is a renown artist who has exhibited his visual work in Tehran, Los Angeles, New York city and Upstate New York. In addition to playing guitar and violin at the Buck Moon performance, Mr. Golpayegani will be creating an improvised live drawing on stage during the KoriSoron performance that will be unique to that evening’s event.

To end the evening of the kick off, an outdoor light display, created by FM alumnus Tyler Schrader, will be featured for all to enjoy.

The Festival continues on July 11th from 10am to 6pm (rain or shine). The festival will showcase diverse, family-friendly visual arts and interactive hand-on art for children and adults.

An array of vendors will cover the campus with tented booths on Saturday, displaying juried arts & crafts, food artisan delights, and wineries and craft beer makers will offer tastings of their regionally grown specialties. There will be hands-on art activities for both children and adults throughout the day on Saturday and musical performances from 10-6 that day featuring singer/songwriter Mary Ryan, jazz standard with the Upswing Duo, the Celtic music of Earls Chair and well-known flamenco guitarist Maria Zemantauski performing with the Alegria trio afternoon.

The BuckMoon Arts Festival will be hosted at Fulton-Montgomery Community College on Friday Evening July 11th and from 10-6pm on Saturday July 12th.

Entrance and all events are free and open to the public.

Festival Updates And Parking Information

The Festival is almost here and we just wanted to let you know of a few Festival updates!

 

 

  • Parking: Since Buck Moon takes place on a college campus, we have LOTS of FREE PARKING spaces, all with easy access to the main quad area where all the fun is happening. Public Safety officers will direct traffic and we ask that you please respect “reserved” signs on orange cones in Lot #4 saved for our performers.

 

  • The Festival kicks off on Friday evening, July 11 with a 7 pm talk in the Large Lounge in the Student Union building with American sculptor John Van Alstine who will talk about his work. John is best known for stone and metal abstract sculptures exhibiting exceptional balance and poise. 

 

  • On Saturday July 12, the Festival opens at 10 AM, and the first featured musical act, Hey Jude, begins at 11AM.  A full run down of the all of the schedule can be found on the Festival Schedule page.

 

  • A number of food vendors and artisans will be on site selling delicious food.  You can find more specific information on the food artisan and vendor page.

 

  • General Map Of Events

 

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  • Vendors are located in and around the Quad area.
  • The Main Stage (Saturday – Hey Jude, The Bentwood Rockers and Alex Torres And His Latin Orchestra   – Sunday – Penny Jar, Flame, and Sara Milonovich and Daisycutter)  is located outside the Visual Arts and Communications building.
  • The Large Lounge (Friday – John Van Alstine –  Saturday – the Business Panel Discussions For Artists: “The Entrepreneurial Spirit“, “Developing Your Business Plan”, “Promoting Your Art: Building An Audience and Building A Buzz” and “Funding Yourself: Show Me the Money!” ) is located in the College Union building.
  • Raiders Cove (Saturday – Sawyer Fredericks, Bijoux, Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle, Clank, DOOOJJ and Young Dealz – Sunday – Ms. Tina’s Tribal Belly Dance Company) is located in the Cove on the map
  • The FM THEATRE (Saturday -Iona Troupe,  Carl Heilman, Scorpio screening and The Exonerated  – Sunday – The Exonerated) is located in the Visual Arts and Communications building.
  • Restrooms are located in all labeled buildings.

 

We have some great performers, vendors and events planned and we hope to see you there!

 

Website Updates And A Weather Update For The Festival

New Vendors Announced!

There have been a number of additions for vendors for the Festival this coming weekend.

1.  There’s more information about the Art workshops for papermaking, egg shell mosaics and relief print making.  You read about all of those here.

2.  The Art Vendor pages has been updated with a number of new arts vendors and there are a number of new food artisans and vendors as well.  You can read about those here.

 

Weather Forecast

Weather

It looks like we’ll have great weather for the festival!  We hope to see you there!