ArtsView Friends are people who support ArtsView in the background, volunteering their time, skills, and talents. They are a strong pillar in the structure of our organization, working ‘backstage,’ so to speak, giving much-needed support in many areas. We are grateful to have this giving group working with us in our mission of “changing lives through education, outreach, and the performing arts!” If you see one of them, give them a big ArtsView THANK YOU!!!
Marc came to Longview from Dallas, Texas 15 years ago. He is a professional photographer, with a studio in downtown Longview. He is married to Kari and has two wonderful children, Maddie and Parker. He has been onstage for most of his adult life. He loves the art of comedy and making people smile. Marc’s mantra … one person caring about another … represents life’s greatest value.
Bonnie began working with ArtsView on the Founding Board of Directors. She got involved ‘hands on’ by working on costumes during Stop the Presses!, a Popcorn Theatre production. Bonnie continued to volunteer at ArtsView as her two children, Amanda and Hannah, became involved. Her husband, Calvin Capshaw, is currently serving on the ArtsView Board of Directors and Bonnie continues to be a vital part of costuming for major productions.
Bruce Croft and Croft Photography
Bruce attended the U.S. Naval School of Photography in 1978, where his first photograph was published in the Pensacola News Journal. He went on to serve as a U.S. Navy Photographer.
In 1982, Bruce worked with Olan Mills for a short time before he went to work for Paul’s Photography/Ark-La-Tex Color Lab in 1983. In 2004, Bruce and his wife Pat were asked to start The Image Gallery Portrait Studio as a division of Ark-La-Tex Color Lab.
In June of 2010, Croft’s Photographic Services was created. “The Staff at Croft’s Photographic Services is excited about what life holds in store for us. We wish to give credit to God for guiding us and providing us with the business we have today. Without Him, none of this would be possible.”
Tony has been married to Judith for 47 years. He is the grandfather of 7 granddaughters and one grandson. He has been a volunteer at Habitat for Humanity for over ten years and has been a volunteer with Arts View Children’s Theatre, building sets for our productions.
Judith has been married to Anthony for 47 years. She is the grandmother of 7 granddaughters and one grandson. She has been a volunteer for forty years with area schools and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She has also been an office volunteer at Arts View Children’s Theatre for several years.
Alan Parker owned his web design company with his two sons for over twenty-five years and worked in theatre with his daughter for nine years in the Houston/Austin areas. Alan has worked in small theatre since early 1994 and professionally as a stage manager, lighting designer, and technical director. He returned to East Texas from Houston to join ArtsView Children’s Theatre in June 2009. With ArtsView he has worked lighting for When I Grow Up and Disney’s Mulan. He has been the Technical Coordinator for The AristoCats, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Littlest Pumpkin, and Three Nanny Goats Gruff. His outside credits include lighting for Annie, Wizard of Oz, Tartuffe, The Foreigner, Chapter Two, Steel Magnolias, The Miracle Worker, Taming of the Shrew, Alone Together, Twelfth Night, Little Foxes, and Noises Off. Alan served as the Technical Director on the production staff of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Rumors while working as a Stage Manager for Annie Get Your Gun, The Foreigner, Arsenic and Old Lace, and The Runner Stumbles.