Bea Birch ~ Agawamuck Project for the Fine and Practical Arts
APFPA has taken many important steps in the past six months. With the support of individuals near and far, they have beautifully renovated the Center at 159 Main Street in Philmont, NY. Nathaniel Williams and Peter Buckbee with help from others were able to strip the linoleum off the walls, put up sheet rock, plaster etc and others helped with painting. After enthusiastic hours of hard work, they have a beautiful and welcoming ‘home’ that will be the heart of the initiative. In addition, Bea Birch has furthered conversations with local judicial authorities toward securing the program as an alternative to prison for drug-related crimes. Scheduling of different crafts and trades people is underway and the group is on the look-out for furniture for the Center. After a lot of hard work and fundraising efforts including an Improv benefit by Walking the Dog Theater (www.wtdtheater.org), the Center plans to open its doors in September!
APFPA now has a website, please check it out: www.agawamuckproject.org
Silas Beardslee ~ The Rimbi Farm Project (Awarded $1000)
Silas will leave for Zimbabwe on September 15, after six months of fundraising and other efforts and preparations for the Rimbi Farm Project, ´Balance for Zimbabwe´. The project is named for Balance Chibangwa, Silas´ close mentor and friend who died tragically in a car accident earlier this year. Read Silas´ 6 Month Credere Report here: . Visit the Rimbi Farm Website www.balanceforzimbabwe.org.
Benjamin-Jonas Meier ~ A Marionette Performance of 2 scenes from Rudolf Steiner’s first Mystery Drama
Cecilia and Benjamin have been rehearsing regularly and preparing the scenes for performance. They´ve given a lot of attention to the speech and movements of the marionettes, and are using instructions that Rudolf Steiner gave to actors and speech artists to assist them in their creative process. The first performance took place as part of the Michaelmas celebration in Camphill Village in Copake, NY on October 3rd, 2010 in Fountain Hall.
Seamus Maynard ~ Music for Everyday Life (Awarded $1250)
In the spring, Seamus successfully organized a well-attended evening concert of new original music, co-composed with Johnathan Talbott, to benefit the Actor´s Ensemble (www.actorsensemble.org). The concert featured Johathan Talbott, Violin; Julian Seidenberg, Percussion; Seamus Maynard, Guitar. Seamus will organize a benefit concert to support Credere this November in Harlemville.
Patrick Stolfo ~ An Outdoor Flowform Cascade
The installation was completed in early September, 2010 and ready to be viewed and enjoyed by the Hawthorne Valley community at the beginning of the school year. Efforts were made to create an aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound water feature that would both beautify the approach to the school and honor the memory of William Ward, a long-time, beloved Waldorf teacher. It has already become an area where children and adults congregate to socialize, relax, and play in proximity to the bubbling, rhythmically flowing water. The phenomenon also inspires a sense of wonder, raising scientific questions about the nature and properties of this vital, life giving fluid.