1/15/2014 5:35 PM
by Rachael Cardin
GRANDVIEW - A Southern West Virginia landmark will be reopened under new management.
Scott Hill said he just had to do something about the theatre closing down. Hill said he knows how important arts are to a community, and he wants to keep arts alive in this area. His focus is on the youth and those looking to get involved with the actor's academy. Hill said he has big plans for the project and hopes to have many volunteers to help out. This process is still in the planning stages and he is looking for feedback at his upcoming town meeting Thursday evening at Tamarack. UC Beckley has also promised to assist in the project as a form of internship work for their students. Right now, 2 summers shows are in the works and Hill said the art will continue to be a characteristic in Southern West Virginia.
"it's important because there's all kinds of different paths to success, pathways to success. Art is one of them and study after study after study shows if a community is strong in their arts connection they're a stronger community," said Hill
An informational meeting is set to be held at Tamarack on Thursday evening at 7 PM. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.