Renting a firehouse is OK for a one-shot event, but not for ongoing activities; in any case, there are several FREE venues that can also be used for some events, such as the Village Hall, or the Library's Community Room. They sound like a bunch of politicians that can't make a decesion. ("What's all this I hear about violins in the streets? It BEGAN as EA3, for Ellenville Area Arts Alliance, a name I supported because EACH WORD helped explain what it was: it encompassed not just the village but the whole Ellenville Area -- Cragsmoor, Kerhonkson, Spring Glen, Ulster Heights, Napanoch, etc.
It was the Norbury, home of Pioneer, NOT the Scoresby, that was a former theater. Sounds like they need to join forces and make one big art conglomerate give it a name and move on with things. This is not an audition for the "new Emily Latela" role on Saturday Night Live. ")There IS ONLY ONE arts initiative in the village!
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And then maybe when the fire department moves out if can be used again for movies and shows and arts.
They spend more money on giving corny names to their cliques rather than getting something done. -- it was inclusive of the various arts -- painting, sculpture, media, music, etc.
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