“ Artists need centrally located, affordable space.” Rick Sacks, Artistic Director
Arraymusic never intended to be anything other than a chamber group ensemble. Sometimes however evolution takes over. Arraymusic has been on a journey that both Rick Sacks, Artistic Director, and Sandra Bell, General Manager, could not have predicted but that necessity did. A quick visit to their website–one that gets hits from all over the world– demonstrates their split screen identity. A quick listen to their music reflects the diversity in their instrumentation.
We’ve told you about what an amazing opportunity lynda.com is for you or your arts organization, but what can this online learning membership really do? And how is it going to help?
Trying to fill knowledge gaps, keeping your skills updated and seeking out new programs doesn’t always make it to the top of the priority list. While we’re always on the look-out for knowledge, resources and tools to further professional development, there hasn’t been an opportunity to find all this in one place – until, of course, lynda.com.
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“Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to forward, backwards, or sideways.” - H Jackson Brown Jr
Such is not the case with ROCS—or the Regroupement des organismes culturels de Sudbury. Like an octopus, there are eight extensions. But there are no roller skates involved here. ROCS has both talent and discipline and is only moving forward. ROCS is made up of eight Francophone arts and cultural organizations in Sudbury. Varying in size from staffs of eighty to solo operations, they are embarking on a journey to move forward together to create a shared facility.
“Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments”
The story of The Registry Theatre is intimately and irretrievably entwined with that of J.M. Drama and the City of Kitchener. Originally built in 1939 as the Waterloo County Registry Office, it is one of the few art deco buildings in Waterloo Region. Yet what became The Registry Theatre was the result of its own perfect marriage between the City of Kitchener and J.M. Drama. Like all relationships, they have their own romantic tales and foibles. But make no mistake, this marriage not only is growing strong, but still has its spark.
“In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what you want and the other is getting it.” Oscar Wilde
Dundas Valley School of Art has turned the tragedy of getting what you want into triumph. The catalyst for some transformations is sometimes so deceptively simple. The Dundas Valley School of Art turned a minor injury into a major overhaul. A broken ankle for Executive Director Arthur Greenblatt resulted in the renovation of the entire facility. The experience has left Greenblatt with some cautionary tales about closing your venue and renovating it tip to top, about accepting money from the Federal Government, and about navigating politics. But his biggest caution echoes the thoughts of the famous playwright Oscar Wilde. “Be careful what you wish for,” Greenblatt says.