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Be a part of connecting the arts to the community. Contribute as a volunteer by hosting at our Gallery, staffing a production at our Soper Reese Theatre, selling tickets or helping with our many activities and classes.



Join today to participate in the growth of the theatre and gallery, invitations to special openings and events, enjoy a quarterly newsletter, exhibition privileges, a web presence, assistance with promotions and a listing in our Artist’s Registry.



Many thanks to donors who make it possible to keep the doors open at the Soper Reese Theatre and the Main Street Gallery. You, too, can be a part of connecting the arts to the community. Donate today!

Terry Durnil


Terry Durnil

I have always enjoyed art and thought about painting but never had the opportunity until I retired.  I moved to Lake County from Orange County 22 years ago and had my first chance to paint 9 years ago when I attended the pastel class at the Main Street Gallery.

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in September, 1934.

He was influenced by William Butler Yeats, Walt Whitman, Federico Garcia Lorca and Henry Miller. He published his first poems in March 1954

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Eric Arthur Blair

Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name as George Orwell, was born in Mothari, India in 1903. He was a fan of Jack London, Charles Dickens and Rudyard Kipling among others. He is most noted for his novel 1984. Some other works were Animal Farm, Down and out in Paris and London.

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