The Pocono region is in need of a center where theater groups can rehearse and perform, artists have more locations to exhibit their works, art educators can teach in classes with proper supplies and facilities, other non-profit art organizations can be housed, and the community and tourists can be entertained and experience the works of local and national artists.
Founders Skip Scheetz and Richard Spezzano have had extensive experience in the Arts. They are committed and determined to build the Pocono Center for the Arts and hope that you will join them in this important and exciting endeavor.
Establish membership goals and fundraising events.
Create short term and long term planning to accomplish the overall mission.
The financial panel will be involved in all programming/planning aspects and budget to ensure ongoing financial stability.
The facilities panel will be responsible for obtaining short term and long term space for the Pocono Center for the Arts. The space should be conveniently located for locals and tourists, benefit the surrounding businesses and be large enough to accommodate the arts disciplines.
Art disciplines Commissioners:
The art discipline commissioners rates the focus and financial magnitude of each discipline so we can allocate space at the Art center to adequately suit their needs.
Board of director members who’s focus is to chair the following panels:
i.e. theater, galleries, studios, think tank etc.
To create a Poconos Destination Center for the Visual and Performing Arts that Inspires, Educates and Enlivens the Human Spirit and provides a place for other Arts related entities to thrive.
To become regionally and nationally recognized as a diverse, innovative collaboration of visual and performing arts, education, community engagement, and personal enrichment.
Ray "Skip" Scheetz
Founder, Pocono Center for the Arts
Founder, Pocono Community Theater
Founder, Rainbow Youth
Current Active Board affiliations:
VP, PALS Pocono Action Lambda Society
President Emeritus, F.A.C.T. Fighting AIDS Continuously Together