“Franklin County has become an ‘arts incubator’ — a term coined by Lucinda Kidder, the former director of Silverthorne Theater Co.” …
“To further promote the burgeoning local scene, Kidder and co-coordinators Vanessa Query and Jan Maher are opening the LAVA Center on Main Street in Greenfield, new performing arts, black box theater and community space for the arts. The space is 3,000 square feet and fully accessible, with a 49-person occupancy. It will house Silverthorn[e] Theater Co., and Dog H[o]llow Press, among others. There’s another office for rent. When it’s up and running, LAVA Center will host a variety of arts workshops, as well as be a space to display and sell art produced by local artists and craftspeople.
“That Franklin County has become a place for the arts is a testament to community leaders like Kidder, Query and Maher (and, notably, Isaac Mass, who recently purchased the Greenfield Garden Cinemas), who quietly invest in their communities with a focus on collaboration that spans competition.
The Greenfield Recorder