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 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 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.
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.
Sarah Kinne is a resident of Western Massachusetts and has been a painter for the better part of her life. She enjoys experimentation and takes joy in what she gleans from the process of painting. Her work is informed by her research of migratory paths of birds and people. She also draws inspiration from the relationship between abandoned architecture and the surrounding environment. Much of her inspirations are over arched by movement, flow and transformation.
In 2009 she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting with a focus in Illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. After completion of her degree and additional Montessori Teacher training, she lived and worked in the city of Boston as an artist for over 13 years. Her work has been shown in the United States and internationally. She stays true to her passion of migration and travel by making sure both her and her work also move around the world. She also makes sure to contribute murals to as many communities that she is a part of.
Sarah paints murals, designs, works and teaches out of her studio. For more information please visit SarahKinne.com.
Jennifer Campbell is a lifelong resident of Western Massachusetts and resides in Holyoke, MA. She has worked in the nonprofit sector in human services since the mid 1990s. In 2020 she achieved a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a focus on Nonprofit Management. In addition to her current professional career, she was a small business owner from 2003 - 2008 with Night Owl Records in Easthampton, MA. Jennifer has been actively involved in local theater for many years and has assisted in hosting local fundraising music events.
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.