Yesterday morning, the Criers met together at our new home on South Street in Jamaica Plain for our first rehearsals of Folklore. The energy was strong and spirits high as we played our first notes in the 800-square-foot storefront that will serve as A Far Cry's rehearsal and collaborative arts home. In addition to the upstairs area, there is an 800-square-foot office space, storage space, and music library/archive in the basement that will serve as the home of A Far Cry's day-to-day, non-profit operational activities.
Brainstorming has reached fever pitch among the Criers concerning what other uses the upstairs storefront might have. Some ideas presented so far include open rehearsals, an instrument "petting zoo" for kids, chamber music and jazz jam session evenings, intimate family concerts, a weeklong festival to celebrate the arts in Jamaica Plain, collaboration with local visual artists, guest speakers, a video showcase, art exhibits, and many, many more ideas!
Additionally, we are asking our fans and supporters to please consider helping us by donating furniture/supplies that we need to properly set up the space. The short list of things that we are most in need of are:
a well-functioning computer: desktop -or- laptop DONATED!
- computer monitor: large enough for graphic design work
- a baby grand (or larger) piano
- a file cabinet
- area rugs for upstairs rehearsal space and downstairs office space
Are you looking to donate any of these items to an active, non-profit arts group? If so, please contact Margaret Dyer (our Operations chair) directly at email@example.com or call us at 617.297.2796 (office).