Pine Center for the Arts: One Year Down, A Future to Go

Friday, May 8th, 2009 at 5:27 am
Kris Seuntjens and Bob Thompson

Kris Seuntjens and Bob Thompson

The Pine Center for the Arts (PCA) celebrated a successful first year with a food, beer, and wine tasting event Thursday at the Pizza Pub in Pine City.  The goal of the group is to bring a regional arts center to Pine City.  Pine Center for the Arts planning committee chair Kris Seuntjens says even though the center is not off the ground yet, its not far away.

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The group is in the process of finding a location to house the center, which Seuntjens says would include anything from art and dance classes, to music lessons, and a performance area.  Board of Directors member Bob Thompson says the community support, like that on display at Thursday’s gala, is what keeps the dream alive.

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picture-683Seuntjens says while the goal of the Pine Center for the Arts is to bring the facility to Pine City, she believes other cities in the region will feel the impact, as well.

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One of the hurdles facing the PCA is finding a place to house the proposed center.  The group has pushed for the old Pine County Courthouse in Pine City, but nothing has been finalized.  Thompson says the group is keeping all options on the table.

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picture-684Thursday’s event helped raise money for the Pine Center for the Arts.  To make a donation, or for additional information on the PCA and their mission, go to pinecenter.org.

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