April Newsletter

LSCFTA April Newsletter

Hello Members and Friends!

CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT night Tuesday, April 16, at 7:00 PM. This month’s feature is THE MALTESE FALCON, the 1941 Humphrey Bogart classic. Join us! It’s always a fun evening with a cartoon, newsreel and maybe a selected short subject from the year the film was made.

BRENDA ENO ART GALLERY: If you’ve not yet seen the current show, you owe it to yourself to stop by during the Saturday open hours 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Featured is artisan Peter Hamilton who has displayed several of his beautifully crafted and whimsical creations. He cleverly repurposes wood into eclectic and

classical furniture. Also displayed are works of young artist Merida Kaufman. This youngster has chosen a pleasing palette for her very appealing paintings. (Say that quickly 5 times!)

AFRICAN TRAVELOGUE: Karin Cockram was very pleased with the attendance at her presentations, and hopes to present again in a different time frame for those who couldn’t make the first sessions.

INNOVATION STUDIO NEWS: The June calendar is posted online, at

lakeshorecenterforthearts.com. Every Saturday offers Open Studio from 11a.m. – 1 p.m. when a studio administrator is available to assist you with your personal projects or to help you learn a new process. Three new classes will be offered in June: Fine Art, Painterly and Creative Movement in Art Photography. June 20, 21 and 23. Studio Administrator Carrie Shank and a photography colleague will be teaching classes at some locations in Westfield. One will be held in our Studio. Though it is not a LSCFTA activity, it will be open to our members. Enrollment info will appear on our website.

WRITERS’ GROUP: Coordinator Mary Ellen Humphrey says that workshop participants feel a strong sense of accomplishment in “learning by doing.” She invites all to save Wednesday, May 1, 6 PM, to attend a book launch for participant Shannon Reber, who is publishing another volume in her 15 book series. The YouTube podcast called “Lit Chicks”, continues to be broadcast from our Innovation Studio, good publicity for LSCFTA.

DANCING WITH BREAST CANCER and ANCESTRAL VOICES: Our facility is abuzz with preparations for our upcoming show schedule. The cast of …VOICES is in rehearsal with decisions about music and costuming also underway. Performances are scheduled for May 17, 18 & 19. An intriguing work, DANCING…will be performed August 16, 17 & 18. It will appear in a format quite different from those you’ve seen before on our stage.

JUICE BOX ONE ACT COMPETITION 2024: We’re so excited to be undertaking this project again! An especially satisfying aspect of this year’s lineup is that though our judges’ panel does “blind” evaluations, two of our first round winners are from our own Writers’ Group. Yippee! We are on schedule for performance dates of July 26, 27 & 28. We’re still casting and in need of performers in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Interested or know someone who might be or just needs a little prodding? Call Tina Rausa at (716)-673-5479. Remember, this is the festival where audience votes count in deciding the final winners. Fun!

MAIA A’BRAMS HORVATH: Last summer, a very generous benefactor gifted us with Maia A’Brams Horvath’s painting, “Much Love to You All.” Wanting to recognize this gift and welcome Ms. Horvath, we will host a reception Saturday, May 11 at 1 PM. Please join us. Though Ms. Horvath currently lives in the Rochester area, she still calls Westfield home and is grateful for the influence of her WACS teachers and our the Westfield community for engendering her success as an artist.

SINGING CLASS FOR NON-SINGERS: So, you think you can’t carry a tune? Retired WACS music teacher and choir director with 30 years’ experience, Sandra Lowell Josephson wants to change that feeling for you. We’re in discussions with her to bring her four session experience to our facility. She

promises an environment of respect, where individuals never will be asked to sing alone. Think about it. This could be a life-changing experience.

We thank all of our many supporters & friends for keeping us a priority. We’re so grateful for those of you who have renewed your connection with us. Remember our membership drive is ongoing. We’ve not yet heard from some of our traditional supporters. It’s easy to go to our website for renewal or initiation information. Thanks!

See you at the theater!!