Monday, March 5, 2012

Working with Passion

It is difficult to imagine for myself that on May 2nd it will be three (3) years I have been "Working with Passion" and establishing the Arts Under one Roof. Finally I have a HOME.....SPAF. My energy level is still high, my May is at my side and I have 2 wonderful partners who see my same vision. The many great people I have met have remained loyal and helpful. I am truly a fortunate individual. On the way here I have certainly LEARNED some valuable lessons. Most I will use as just reminders and not anything else. I live today as the present and enjoy all the marrow of this moment....there is no NEED to look back.
Thanks to everyone who I have met on this journey and thanks ahead of time to the many wonderful people I will meet in the future. Thanks for listening!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Team...

Establishing a Performing Arts Center is a joyous undertaking. The people you meet and the experiences you handle on a regular basis really make you grow and develop. My training as an educator has been very helpful in this venture. We truly are the sum total of all our life experiences. I can see all of the needs before me and as I prepare each aspect for the facility certain people come to mind and are a perfect fit. Since we are bringing all the arts "Under one Roof" I need people from various genre's to lead the group. At this time we have 10 areas we are working on: Theatre, Opera, Jazz, Cabaret, Visual Arts, Applied Arts, Film work, Dance, Cooking and Youth Art.
As we open our facility it will be easy for the public to see and feel the energy of the ARTS! SPAF has the honor and privilege to bring to the Saugerties community a venue that will showcase many of the fabulous artists we have right here in our own neighborhood. The support we seek is basic and certainly fits into the philosophy of the area: "The Hudson Valley is a Jewel" and we want others to see that for themselves.
As we get closer to our first event please be in touch and let us know how you feel about our Performing Arts Factory. We are working on our website and many things are happening before our Grand Opening.
Thanks for Listening....

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Where do I begin?

Hi Friends,
I have not posted in months and feel a little rusty...almost like spring training. My journey is continuing thanks to two new people in my life and of course the many who have marched with me. Erica and Gerard Price have allowed me to continue my journey to bring "The Arts Under One Roof". They have formed SPAF II LLC. and have made me the Operations Manager of this amazing facility. They have generously allowed me to develop 21,000sf of their 55,000sf building (the other side is for their business USA Uniforms Inc.) and bring the arts together. This outstanding 1914 building is now home to: theatre, opera, jazz, cabaret, dance, art, cooking and has been certified as a sound stage.Our new partnership is a MIRACLE!!!!!
I will start to update everyone with information and events as we become more settled. Thanks to everyone for your kindness and blessings. May and I feel very much at home at SPAF and hope to see many of our old and new friends at SPAF'S future events. Thanks for Listening!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Location.

Hello friends,
The past two months have been an amazing journey for us at Stella May Productions. First, we have moved to Saugerties and now have our office space at 171 Ulster Avenue and our performance space is just a walk down the street to 169 Ulster Avenue. The old liquidators building will be housing our new 14,000sf performance facility. I will be sending updates to all of you shortly. Thanks for listening.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tonight's Screening...

This has been an amazing 10 months. The Arts are alive at the Stella May Gallery Theatre. Our hearts and passion are infused in the floor boards, art and spirit of the theatre. My words are short, simple and sincere. Please help us bring the healing aspect of the arts to the community. Your support, attendance and reviews are essential to us. If you have not visited us, attended a show or followed us on facebook..please start to reach out and become part of the community. Our efforts and energy are moving in the right direction. Thanks for listening!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Kingston Cares.

It is with great pride and pleasure to proclaim we are hosting the Fundraiser for Kingston Cares at our Stella May Gallery Theatre. Please join us August 9th for our Jazz show featuring Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier. These world class performers are performing and donating all proceeds to Kingston Cares. Please join us at 7:00PM on August 9th to enjoy an evening of jazz and a chance to make a difference in the lives of young people. The link for the event is:!/event.php?eid=149717745102455