Gateway City Live
Gateway City Live
Founded on the common belief that the arts and creativity should be encouraged

Who We Are

Luis Salazar

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Luis is a documentarian, photographer and digital content marketing strategist. Born in Peru, he has worked in Bogota, São Paulo, Mexico City, Madrid, London, and New York City. With 20 years of TV experience as a director and producer, he created TV live music shows that featured local bands and managed live streaming of major events including music festivals. Recently his focus has been on the neighborhood level where he created a series of short documentaries about Crown Heights, Brooklyn called The New Regulars, which received support from the Brooklyn Cultural Council. On the content marketing side, he has worked with brands including American Express and Panasonic and international organizations such as the United Nations and WWF, where his focus has been on connecting them with arts initiatives and local entrepreneurs. He is now a Holyoke resident.

Vitek Kruta

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Vitek is the co-owner and co-director of Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, MA

Vitek is a professional artist, art restorer, set designer and teacher. He was trained in the Old World techniques of Fine and Decorative Arts in the Czech Republic and Germany. After his education, he worked in the restoration field, restoring castles and churches, before coming to the United States in 1991. Since then he have worked as a freelance artist and gallery owner. Currently he also owns a restoration company, VK Restoration and consults for various art education organizations, architects and historical societies.

Vitek resides in Holyoke

Eileen Murray

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Eileen is a self employed Business Consultant in Western Massachusetts. Her clients include profit and not for profit organizations. Eileen resides in Westfield, is a Commissioner for the Westfield Housing Authority, a volunteer for Kevs Foundation and the Friends of the Homeless. Eileen enjoys playing softball, volleyball, watching the New England Patriots and spending time with her family.

Michael S. Gove

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Michael is the owner and managing partner of Gove Law Office, with locations in Northampton, Ludlow, and Spencer, Massachusetts. Michael resides in Easthampton, actively supports the arts in the Pioneer Valley, and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Fine Arts Center at UMass-Amherst.

Franny Krushinsky

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Franny is a Business Consultant and Chef who identifies, supports and advocates for economic and cultural development in the Pioneer Valley via local businesses, non-profit organizations and grant opportunities.

Sarah Devine

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Sarah is a dancer, teacher, and performer in the Pioneer Valley and beyond, currently teaching various styles of dance in Massachusetts and Vermont, and performing with Eclipse Dance Company based out of East Longmeadow. Since 2007, Sarah has partnered with private studios, public schools, and several community groups to bring dance and movement to a growing variety of people.

Mary Hubbell

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Soprano Mary Hubbell has studied voice in Boston, New York, and The Hague (Netherlands) and is now based in western Massachusetts. A frequent recitalist and soloist, she has a keen interest in chamber music, oratorio, early music, and new music. She has appeared with Musica Viva (New York), the Gaudeamus Festival (Amsterdam), South Hadley Chorale (MA), Beaufort Symphony (SC), and new music ensembles including counter)induction (NY), New Music Collective (SC), and Ensemble 365 (NY). Ms. Hubbell is pursuing a DMA in Voice at the Graduate Center of CUNY and is an adjunct faculty member of UMass-Amherst. Further information can be found at maryhubbell.com.

For more information about Mary chick her website link below:
www.maryhubbell.com/

Dimitri Rimsky

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Dimitri has been involved in the visual and performing arts all his life. Son to artist Feodor Rimsky, and life long member of the Washington Art Association (to which his father was a founder). Dimitri also founded the Savoy Agency, a multi-faceted talent agency running nightclub and concert venue entertainment calendars during 1980’s. He has organized many public and private events and continues to support creative activities however possible. Dimitri is currently a retired web designer and occasional poet.

Kevin Tracy

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Kevin has been active in Western Mass theater for many years. He has been involved in many facets of theater production. He is the co-founder of Ghost Light Theater, Gateway's resident theater company. He is a firefighter and paramedic for the city of Westfield Massachusetts.