P.O.O.K – Percussion Orchestra of Kingston is a youth drum and percussion performance group of based in upstate, NY. P.O.O.K is one of the music education programs of the Center For Creative Education “Arts With A Purpose”. P.O.O.K performs traditional and original drum and percussion music for various community events, schools and festivals. P.O.O.K also performs with the award winning … Read More
Micah Blumenthal, born and raised in Mt. Vernon, NY. Has called Kingston home for the past 3 years. In this time he has grounded himself in the community both personally as well as being co-owner of CIXdesigns, a web and graphic design company that works primarily with local businesses and organizations. Most of all is a happy father of two. … Read More
Maureen Bowers has been a member of the CCE Board of Directors since its 1997 New York inception. Maureen serves on a variety of not-for-profit boards, and from 2002-2014, was a trustee of the Kingston City School District Board of Education. The collaboration between arts and education, the recognition of this importance, and the commitment to fund these initiatives is paramount.
Tracy Lerman grew up on Long Island and, after a 12 year stint on the West Coast, has called the Hudson Valley home since 2013. She is the Executive Director of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG), which works to create a more sustainable and just food system through policy advocacy, stakeholder collaboration, peer learning, and information sharing. She … Read More
Marcene has been the Director of Educational Services at The Brookside School, The Arc of Ulster-Greene since 1979, having started as a teacher’s aide in 1973. She is a native Kingstonian but has lived and raised her family in Stone Ridge since 1975 with her husband Bob. She has previously served on the Board of Directors of the YWCA, the … Read More
Madeline Odak is a lifelong Hudson Valley resident. Community is vital to her, making CCE a natural fit. She works at Ulster Savings Bank and volunteers as an event lead for the Relay for Life of Ulster County. She is committed to the idea that arts education matters and looks forward to keeping it alive through CCE and its programs.