Posted by Chris Anderson on Sep 14, 2018
Pictured left to right:  Beck Robbins, Kathleen Eads, and Katie Geise.
The Rotary Club of Jamestown was honored to host Kathleen Eads, Executive Director of the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts.  Kathleen arrived in Jamestown from Los Angeles.  We are excited that she chose Jamestown to continue her career!
Kathleen explained that there is a lot going on with the Reg!!!  The Master Plan will be completed in about 6-7 weeks.  The Master Plan involves the move of the 3rd on 3rd Gallery to street level, creation of new offices, an update to the WRFA studios and offices, and the creation of a community media arts studio.
A great milestone for the Reg Master Plan occurred at street level and was completed in time for National Comedy Festival.  The sidewalks outside of the Reg have snow melt system.  The main goal of the Reg Master Plan was to restore the front of the house to an elegant theatre lobby.  The Reg has certainly accomplished this.  It is beautiful!
The 3rd on 3rd Gallery is up and running.  There is currently a show on display and a new show coming on September 26.  Another part of the Master Plan was the addition of the Corner Café.  The café offers made to order items as well as food you can grab and go.  It has been very successful!  WRFA is also ready to move into their offices and Dennis Drew and his crew are excited to get out of the basement!  WRFA will have three new state of the art studios of which one will be a community media arts studio.  As a member of the WRFA Advisory board, this is a very exciting project for us on the board to follow and see first-hand.  The studios will be amazing!
Kathleen announced that the 2018/2019 season will begin on September 26 with the TAIKO Project, where Japanese tradition meets 21st century American innovation.  
The Reg also offers a school matinee series about 4-6 days a year.  School matinees are a good reminder of why the Reg exists.  It is important to influence future generations and give them access to the arts when they otherwise might be able to gain access due to generational poverty or other hardships.   
Movies at the Reg are also a community staple that will be back again in 2018/2019.  The Reg also has many sensory friendly movies for kids who have autism.  Movies @ the Reg begins on September 19th with Walt Disney’s Christopher Robin.  
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