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Gallery of Shrek The Musical JR.

Posted February 8th, 2016 by in Performance

Near & Arnold’s School of Performing Arts & Cultural Education presents the Shrek The Musical Jr. Shrek The Musical Jr. is directed by Paulette Arnold, with musical direction by Janice Hawthorne Timm and choreography by Tracy Thieriot. To view all of the photos click here.



Posted August 17th, 2015 by in SPACE News

Papeles! — Do You Have What It Takes To Be The Next American? Immersive Theater Came to Ukiah! Papeles! (Papers!) is an audience participation theater experience based on the stories of immigrants with a cast and crew of over fifty people directed by Carlos Jacinto. Playwright Andrew Kircher says, “The goal of Papeles is to […]


How to Give

Posted February 27th, 2015 by in SPACE News

SPACE would not be here without the generous contributions of local individuals, organizations, and businesses. Please consider supporting young people and the arts. Donate today. Want to contribute to a specific effort, like the building fund or scholarship fund? Call us at (707) 462-9370 and let us know. Find out ways to give to SPACE […]

  • “Parents often report that after attending SPACE classes their child becomes less shy, more confident, is excited about making new friends, performs better in school or simply wants to sing all the time.”

    — Amanda Rosenberg, Street Dance Teacher

  • “SPACE has helped me as much as it has helped my children. The teachers hold the bar very high. As a parent I have learned so much, just by observing how the teachers treat and respect the children.”

    — Pauls Krasts, parent of two SPACE students

  • “When kids sing through an idea, they get to places and develop a skill set beyond what’s taught in the industry. SPACE’s techniques create critical thinkers. They push issues but leave room for people to think for themselves.”

    — Andrew Kricher, Past teacher and former SPACE student

  • “The Monkey Magic: Chinese Story Theater performance has left our family with wonderful residual thoughts and feelings and our son seems to have rediscovered himself with new perspective. Having witnessed a class, dress rehearsal, then the show, it is amazing to see the awakening of the children...that is fine work with soulful reward in my book.”

    — Diane Green , Parent

  • “I cannot say enough about the benefits of the SPACE program. The effects on the children who participate in classes, the teachers who offer their services, and the community members who are touched by parenting and other programs SPACE has to offer are far greater than simply singing, dancing and acting for fun. There is healing, social connection and health affirmation happening as a result of SPACE being in our community.”

    — Rachel Young , Parent

With major support from The T. R. Eriksen Foundation SPACE awards at least $30,000 per year in partial or full scholarships to eligible children.  A special acknowledgement and appreciation to The Walter and Shirley Madison Trust though The Community Foundation of Mendocino County and local law enforcement including Mendocino County District Attorney David Eyster; Ukiah Police Chief Chris Dewey; and Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman.

Thanks to our Major Sponsors: A gift in Memory of Robert & Caroline Gerber, Beverly Sheldon Hanna in Memory of David Sheldon, In Memory of Audrey Ferrell, John McCowen, Mendo-Lake Credit Union, Norm & Karen Rosen, Phyllis Curtis, Frey Vineyards, Community Foundation of Mendocino County, Price Waterman, Pacific Redwood Medical Group, Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, George & Ruth Bradford Foundation, Lemon Fresh Design, Al Punto Spanish Language Newspaper, Dos Mundos, Mendocino Bridal & Tux, The Coast FM – KOZT, KZYX, KWINE & MAX.

SPACE is a professionally managed public benefit corporation founded in 1995 and funded in part by the California Arts Council and tuition and donations from individuals and businesses.


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