June 1, 2014 — The Buck Moon Arts Festival will be held on the Fulton-Montgomery Community College campus, Johnstown, NY, July 12 and 13, 2014 from 10am to 6pm (rain or shine). The festival will showcase diverse, family-friendly visual and performance art from across NYS and beyond with vendors, workshops, demonstrations, and multi-venue live music and dance performances. American sculptor John Van Alstine officially opens the festival with an evening talk in the large lounge on campus July 11.
An array of vendors will cover the campus with tented booths on Saturday and Sunday, displaying juried arts & crafts, food artisan delights, and a Farmers Market with summer fruits, vegetables and garden plants. Wineries and craft beer makers will offer tastings of their regionally grown specialties; art workshops and panel discussions will be held; and numerous food vendors will please the palate all weekend long.
In the campus Perrella Gallery, the Buck Moon juried art and photography shows will be on exhibit, bringing to the festival a celebration of the arts from the Mohawk Valley and Southern Adirondack region of New York.
Professional nature photographer Carl Heilman II will present “I Am the Adirondacks” followed by a book signing, and “The Exonerated”, a thought-provoking play staged by FMCCs theater department, will be performed by area actors. Additionally, the festival will feature screenings of independent films, and our Raiders Cove student center will host a Musicians Showcase with rotating 30-minute sets of local groups. Come join the fun!
Visit us on Facebook and contact festival coordinator Debra Kolsrud with any questions at Debra.Kolsrud@fmcc.suny.edu.
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Are you wondering what is a BUCK MOON? Native Americans gave names to the full moons in each month and the mid-summer full moon is called Buck Moon because July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur.