|Hello Members and Friends !CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT: Tuesday September 19, 2023. FREE movie, FREE fresh popped Popcorn, cartoon, newsreel and music from the era of the movie!! This month’s movie is THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, a 1940 classic starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart — Please join us!
INNOVATION STUDIO NEWS: The September and October schedules are posted on our website: www.lakeshorecenterforthearts.com. We are very busy and so pleased to report that the Hamels-McQuiston Oak Island visual podcast enjoyed 10,000 views of Episode 4 and the team just finished taping, editing and releasing Episode 5.
AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL BY STEVE WENDELL: This production was a sold out musical showcasing great talent and all types of tech wizardry designed and developed using our in house talent and our Innovation Studio.
BRENDA ENO ART GALLERY: The next show will open with a reception on October 6 at 7 PM, and will feature the artistry of Brenda Eno and Cristie Herbst. Complementing their work will be a show entitled “The Power of Women and the Sacred Feminine.” Prints of Brenda’s work will be on sale, proceeds benefitting LSCFTA’s mural project. Thank you, Don and Marion Eno. Come and join us. Openings always are fun. Tasty, too.
WRITERS’ GROUP: This activity has proven so popular that we’ve created a second group which meets Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. The original group continues gathering 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Both take place in the Lorna Penny Suite. The Writers Group is hosting an Open Mic event for local writers and musicians OCTOBER 1, 2023, .
CEMETERY TOUR: This annual event will be the evenings of September 22 and 23. As in the past, you can reserve a seat on a horse drawn wagon or join a tour guide on foot. Patterson Library, Lake Shore Center for the Arts, Chautauqua County Historical Society, and Westfield Cemetery Association present Westfield Cemetery Tour Through History 2023. Come join us Friday September 22 or Saturday September 23 as local actors bring residents of Westfield “back to life.” Horse drawn carriage tours or walking tours are available. Refreshments will be provided, and port-a-potty will be available on site.
Horse Drawn Carriage Tours are $20 per person. Friday evening tours are at 6, 7, 8, and 9pm. Saturday evening tours are at 5, 6, 7, and 8pm. (Limited seating)
Walking Tours are $15 per adult and $5 per child. Friday evening tours are available at 6:30 & 7:30. Saturday evening tours are available at 5:30, 6:30, & 7:30pm.
For ticket assistance, please call Patterson Library during open hours (716) 326-2154. Tickets are on sale and there is more info available at https://givebutter.com/Westfield2023 pattersonlib.org or lakeshorecenterforthearts.com
JUICE BOX FESTIVAL 2024: The call for scripts has gone out and we’ve already received 20 for the 2024 competition. For those of you interested in submitting a work, please visit our website for more information.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: LSCFTA’s Annual Members Meeting took place in the Bill Ross Recital Hall September 7 at 6:30 p.m., following the Thursday, Sept. 7 directors’ meeting. The past year was reviewed by Executive Director Rick Mascaro. Karin Cockram reviewed this past year’s Brenda Eno Art Gallery shows. Jackie Phillips shared the growth of Innovation Studio activities and usage in 2023. Kelly Mathews reported on the use of the facility, and Damian Dodd shared statistics re: how our website is being accessed and used.
Current Directors Sue Poster and Libby Sciarrino were elected to another 3 year term and Damian Dodd was approved as a new Director for a three year term. Current officers were approved to continue for another year: Tina Rausa, President; Sue Poster, VP; Joan Caruso, Secretary and Kelly Mathews, Treasurer.
With no new business, the Annual meeting was adjourned at 7:18 PM. Thanks to all of you who attended and made it possible for us to conduct business.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2023, LSCFTA will host a book launch for local author and artist Trenton Lutes.
This has been another long one, folks – but we’re a busy place! We thank all of our many supporters & friends for keeping us a priority.
We cannot do this without you! See you at the theater.