It’s been about a month since the Grand Opening of the New Mystics Center for Arts and Education. The preceding 18 months or so of planning, renovation, decoration, and celebration went by in a blink of an eye, and no doubt the time until our first anniversary will as well.
There is so much more to do.
It’s been energizing and inspiring to see sentences in a Business Plan steadily come to life. To watch Vision become Reality. To speak a Dream into Existence in a place of Promise and Potential.
The Center, like New Mystics itself, is many things for many people. Walk in the front door and there is a place to sit and go online, play a game of chess or checkers or tackle a Brain Teaser. Read a book or write a story. Paintings and photographs from the best artists we can find adorn the walls of the Gallery, which is also home to a coffee bar and gift shop, a piano and guitar. It is a place of Creation. Collaboration. Communication. A place where, in time, you will be guaranteed to find a few creative minds throwing their energy and vision into the air at any given time.
The back classroom has already had yoga, dream interpretation, theatre company rehearsals, many types of meetings related to creative endeavors, spontaneous visual arts happenings, and houses an extensive library of books on theatre and creative writing. There are boxes of costumes, hats, and props just waiting to help bring to life our collection of books for children.
Almost everyone remarks on the look and feel of the Center. Almost every inch is Art. It is a place filled with the positive energy of Discussion and Invention. Potential and Experience. Collaboration and Creation. Like New Mystics itself, it is a place of Infinite Possibilities.
In the next few months, the Center will be abuzz with rehearsals for Halloween and Holiday events, including a Night of Gothic Horror and Family Fun, the debut of Sad, Mad, Glad Live!, and our adaptation of Robert Tinnell’s Feast of the Seven Fishes. We will be rehearsing Christmas Carols for South Fairmont Rotary’s Celebration of Lights and another Christmas Carol about a man named Scrooge. Current classes will continue and new ones will be added.
It will never be the same experience twice. Not for us and not for you.
If you’ve been in to see us, we thank you. If you haven’t, come in and see how a Vision becomes Vitality.