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Kaleidoscope 2014 Summer Art & Music Festival PDF Print


With summer in full swing, it’s time once again for the Friends of the Visual and Performing Arts Annual Summer Music and Art Festival. The Friends have brought together a well known and talented local music educator, and a talented young artist,  to bring to the area their 19th Annual Kaleidoscope of the Arts. This year’s festival will be held Sunday August 3rd, from 12:00-5:00p.m. at the Kane Entertainment building located on the Fonda Fair grounds, State Highway 30A in Fonda, NY.  The event and parking are free of charge.

 Mr. Greg Kowalczyk, Middle School Band Director at Fonda Fultonville Central School, has returned to direct this year’s Summer Jazz Band.  This group will be comprised of youth entering 6th grade through adults.  They will be performing onstage at 4:15pm

 This year we were able to offer two art courses: Painting Nature and Comic Creations. Both classes were led by local artist and FMCC Adjunct Professor Bethany Gessinger. 

 The band will be joined in the festival’s on-stage line up by The Glove Community Winds at 12:15pm & The Burnt Hills Melody Makers at 2:00pm. 

 Off-stage activities will include art exhibits, a children’s art table, hands-on art workshops, and an interactive art experience. All workshops are offered free of charge, but space is limited. Obtain tickets at the Welcome Table.  The food booth and raffles will be available throughout the day.  

The festival is free and open to the public. This program received support from Saratoga Arts through its Fulton-Montgomery Arts Grants Program, which is made possible by the New York State Council on Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

The programs and festival are additionally supported to date by Target Foundation, Children’s Aid Association, Montgomery County Youth Bureau, Golub Foundation, the Arkell Foundation, and Stewart’s Holiday Match.

For more information and a full schedule of events, please FOVAPA’s website at , or call 518-212-7278.


2014 Festival Schedule PDF Print

On-Stage Schedule

12:00              Welcome & Introductions:  Emcee Daryl Kosinski begins the program

12:15              The Glove Community Winds - under the direction of Mr. Joshua Thompson

2:00               The Burnt Hills Melody Makers           

4:00                Raffle Drawings

4:15               Summer Jazz Band

5:00                See you next year!



Doodles from 2-D to 3-D with Jennet Jones

Learn to create amazing doodle designs using simple design ideas and techniques. Then create your own designs and apply them to a wooden form to make a unique miniature doll.


Collage Creations with Diane Wheeler

Learn basic collage techniques then let your imagination go wild while creating a one of a kind masterpiece using various papers as your media.


Crystal String Art with Katherine Quackenbush

Using house hold string and an Epson salt solution create a wonderful piece of artwork that will dazzle everyone who sees it.



Pom Pom Creations with Jennet Jones

Learn to create your own yarn pom pom then turn these colorful balls of fluff into and animal or flower or your own wonderfully colorful creations.


Adirondack Watercolors with Katherine Quackenbush

Learn basic watercolor techniques then apply these techniques to your own landscape painting with step by stop instructions.


Mask Mania with Diane Wheeler

Take a plain plaster mask and turn it into an amazing artwork using various media such as paint, papers, sequins etc.

Samples of finished art pieces are shown on the Workshop Board at the Welcome Table.




Join in the fun of working with clay and learning how to manipulate your piece to create a unique additive to be applied to this audience participation project. Stop back frequently to see how the project grows and changes as each person’s piece adds to the group’s creative effort.






FOVAPA is an all-volunteer organization. The small annual cost of membership goes a long way towards supporting our programs.

Membership Dues:

  • Student/Senior: $5
  • Individual: $10
  • Family: $25
  • Patron: $50
  • Sponsor/Business: $100
  • Corporate: $250

All members receive access to exclusive online content, and are welcome to attend all Board Meetings.


Online registration Form 


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 Existing Members please use the same form to renew registration.