“I think there’s a real opening right now, especially in the media world, to be first on the front lines of combining story and the best traditions with technology. … The constant conversation between disciplines is what spurs innovation and creativity.”
A common theme emerged in the comments from Lucas, Ausherman and Adams and that was that organizations like New Spire Arts empower the entire community. “I’m a firm believer in an arts ecosystem,” Lucas said while standing in the middle of her vision at 15 West Patrick. “When you teach people how to do things and give them room to create and give them space to present it, you make an ecosystem of creative thinkers. It lifts all boats.”
Elizabeth Lucas, Producing Artistic Director at New Spire Arts’, is working to create the cohesive tissue that connects Frederick’s art community. Lucas spoke with host Colin McGuire and News-Post features reporter Imade Borha discuss the art organization’s progress. Renovation plans are under way for New Spire Arts’ two buildings, and there is a full schedule of youth and adult workshops this summer.
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“Whether it’s two minutes or whether it’s 16 bars, you have to tell a story,” Lucas said of musical theater auditions. “It’s about understanding your character … and letting the meaning of the music shine through.”