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Mohawk Valley Through the Lens Exhibit at Herkimer College | Mohawk Valley Today

This week has been all about the arts

What a great week we’ve had appreciating the art and talent throughout the Mohawk Valley.

Mohawk Valley Through The Lens

Mohawk Valley Through The Lens Opening had its opening reception in the Cogar Gallery at Herkimer College. It was wonderful to meet Gabe, Cliff and Todd. All of the artists have a talent for capturing the beauty of the Mohawk Valley in their own unique way, showing us all how fortunate we are to be in this place we call home!

Mohawk Valley Through The Lens at the Cogar Gallery, Herkimer College
Oscar Stivala Evolving Exhibit Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts | Mohawk Valley Today

Oscar Stivala’s “Evolving”

In Little Falls, Oscar Stivala’s “Evolving” opened a gallery exhibit at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts. As a local artist, he works in a variety of media including acrylics, mixed media, wood, and more. There’s so much that we loved about Stivala’s work including the wonderfully creative use of media and color. What a treat!

Mohawk Valley at Canajoharie by Edward Gay 1876, Oil on Canvas (Detail) Arkell Museum Canajoharie NY | Mohawk Valley Today

Arkell Museum

On Thursday, we visited the Arkell Museum which was a perfect way to slow down on an otherwise busy day. The Arkell Museum‘s galleries are home to a wonderful collection including John Singer Sargent, Windslow Homer, Edward Gay, Edmund Tarbell, and so much more.

Mohawk River | Mohawk Valley Today

Improving how we list Mohawk Valley events and businesses

Beginning in January, we’ve been working on updating and upgrading the Mohawk Valley Today website. We felt this was necessary because we had issues entering and managing Mohawk Valley events, which are a big part of our site. We needed to make changes and knew it would take some time to find the right tools, and refine our processes. With the recent changes, we think we’re well on our way to improving how both events and businesses are listed.

Some things you might notice:

  • Improved search features with maps
  • Improved event sorting by dates and locations
  • Quick view feature for all business listings
  • Listed businesses can now be tied to events and included as event hosts

Some improvements that help us are:

  • Easier to add the locally owned businesses
  • Easier to add and update events
  • A lot of flexibility to expand features on all listings
  • Has the ability to add features for the future like simple listings for garage and yard sales, along with items for sale
  • Future additions could include rental listings

New town, village and city pages coming soon!

We will be continuing work on the addition of new pages for Mohawk Valley towns and villages. One thing that will help us to increase coverage is for folks to recommend locally owned business and events. Just contact us to let us know about businesses and events in the Mohawk Valley.