Chamber Chatter with Rob Taylor
Supporting the Arts in Lebanon
I volunteered recently for one of Lebanon’s great non-profit arts organizations, Opera North. They were holding a full weekend’s worth of shows at the Blow-Me-Down Farm in Cornish, NH (a part of the US Parks Service’s Saint Gaudens National Historic Site). Opera North is developing a partnership with the site to strengthen the arts in what was once a famous artist colony in the area. Judging by the crowds of cars that converged on the spectacular setting, they are off to a great start. In fact, all four shows ended up selling out as the attendees were treated to a menagerie of music, dance, and aerial performances. I served as the parking lot attendant for the Saturday afternoon matinée. This modest effort expended on my part was rewarded with greater returns from the satisfaction of being a part of something so special. In Lebanon, there are so many wonderful arts organizations to be a part of. From ushering at the Lebanon Opera House (LOH) to manning an exhibit at AVA Gallery, volunteers can experience a richness of opportunities that is not available in many communities.