Lloyd Marcus' connection to the Arts began as a child in the ghetto's of Baltimore, selling paintings he had created from leftover house paints, and performing solos in front of his father's congregation. His talent and passion defined him as a young man, and earned him scholarships Maryland Institute College of Art. Lloyd continued to perform during his service with the U.S. Army in the Green Beret Chorus, General Flanagan's Barbershop Quartet, and various USO productions, and added acting to his repertoire after leaving the military. His 15-year term in Graphic Design management with WJZ-TV in Baltimore also included freelance performances as a singer/songwriter, where he gathered quite a following. During this time Lloyd became well-versed in pulling together show-stopping events from the ground up, and every step of the way. This expertise gave him the courage to leave the security of the television industry to pursue his dreams as an entertainer, a journey that eventually led him to Deltona, Florida where he would accept an offer from Mayor John Masiarczyk as president of the Deltona Arts & Historical Center.
Mr. Marcus brought international art exhibits and "America's Got Talent" to the 3000 sq. ft. facility in the "bedroom community" of Deltona. Five years into Lloyd's service to the community, developer Gary Paduch walked into the arts center and walked out with a vision for the Deltona Arts & Performance Center. Deltona Arts and Historical Center has weathered many storms in the small obsolete facility. Volusia County's largest and fastest growing community is long overdue an upgrade to a facility that can accommodate the growing needs of the community it serves. For a more detailed story, download Lloyd's personal account. | PDF |
Talented Developer and Fine Arts painter, Gary F. Paduch has built and developed residential subdivisions, multi-family developments, industrial centers and buildings, malls and strip centers, resort destinations, as well as a variety of other projects primarily in Tennessee and Florida. Most projects were partnered in conjunction with larger corporations and individual investors. A partial list would include: State of Florida, Don Casto Organization, General Development, Walmart, Walgreens, Winn-Dixie, Kash 'n Karry, Rite Aid, Eckerd's Drugs, Food Lion, Chester Zaniewski, Ben A. Paduch, plus many other development projects in Florida (Jacksonville, Gainesville, Crystal River, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale), Georgia (Greater Atlanta) , Tennessee (East Tennessee), and North Carolina (Beech Mountain). More important to this project is that Mr. Paduch is a Fine Arts/Performing Arts enthusiast who has always had his developer eye on the performing arts industry and it's buildings. For that reason, the failings of many facilities throughout the country, will be taken into account and overcome under the watchful eye of Mr. Paduch.
Prior to the Real Estate market tumble south, 50-year veteran master developer, Gary Paduch, cleaned up loose ends, sold off property and retired in 2003. Since then, he has continued to view the world around his Florida home with the shrewd eye of a Real Estate Developer, creative eye of an artist and performing arts enthusiast, and a Deltona resident of 32 years. He brings this unique collective experience, shrewd business sense, creative eye, and personal connection to the performing and fine arts to the proposed project of the Deltona Arts & Performance Center. For additional insight into Gary's motivation to take on this project in his retirement, download the PDF. | GFP PDF || PAC PDF |
Since its inception, award-winning Winter Park architectural design firm, FUGLEBERG KOCH, has provided professional services for over $12 BILLION in building volume spanning 50 years in practice. Specializing in Architecture, Planning, Urban Design and Development Consulting, they've developed a RESIDENTIAL PORTFOLIO that represents a broad spectrum of projects in the areas of multi-family residential communities which include Mixed-Use, Urban Infill, Mid-Rise, High-Rise, Direct Entry, Workforce Housing, and Affordable Housing projects, as well as HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCE that ranges from budget roadside properties to five star resort destination developments...hotels and resorts, mixed use developments, restaurants, retail and commercial facilities. This metro Orlando firm's built and operational objectives are to perpetually seek greater market relevance in a more inviting and financially intelligent way, while visionary thinking, fundamental understanding of business demands, and market awareness of consumer needs and values, has led to successful contributions in all these sectors. Their solid portfolio and business practice has earned Fugleberg Koch international placement as an INDUSTRY TOP DESIGN FIRM. Fugleberg Koch brings this experience and expertise to the proposed project of the Deltona Arts & Performance Center. | PDF |
Established in 2000, E Sciences, Inc., is an ENVIRONMENTAL, ENGINEERING, and ECOLOGICAL CONSULTING FIRM providing services in the public, industrial, and private sectors throughout the Southeast from it's headquarters in Orlando and branch offices in DeLand, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. Strong project management, comprehensive multi-disciplinary services, knowledge of regional issues, relevant experience and dedication to technical excellence qualify us as leaders in our field that respond to client challenges by structuring project teams that deliver the highest possible value for the cost. Clients include public agencies, city and county governments, and private businesses such as real estate developers, lending institutions, attorneys and land owners. E Sciences Senior Scientist / Deland Office Manager, and Deland resident for over 3 decades, Tom Roberts serves his community in a variety of community service endevours,arts affiliations, and is a published author of scientific and creative works. Download the PDF to learn more of the expansive expertise and commitment to the arts that Tom brings to the proposed project of the Deltona Arts and Performance Center. | PDF |
Johnson Consulting is a LEADING REAL ESTATE & HOSPITALITY CONSULTING FIRM. The firm works on many types of real estate uses, including CONVENTION & CONFERENCE CENTERS, ARENAS, STADIUMS, HOTELS, ENTERTAINMENT/URBAN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS, FAIRGROUNDS, PERFORMING ARTS FACILITIES, TOURISM ATTRACTIONS, RESORTS, golf courses, retail, residential, and many others. They provide strategic planning and direction, independent feasibility and market/ financial studies, transaction assistance, tax analysis, tourism strategies, and represent owners in formulating ways to govern, manage, and operate projects in the most efficient, cost-effective, and profitable way. We have the experience to take your project from conception to completion, and the capacity to manage all the steps in between. Our expertise in convention/conference/arena and performing art centers and tourism strategies is second to none, and bring this knowledge base to the proposed project of the Deltona Arts and Perfomance Center. Download PDF for more info. | PDF |
Image Magic . Christine Peacock
Since 1977, industry leaders have chosen Image Magic to provide distinctive creative services solutions to fulfill their promotional, entertainment, and educational objectives with uncommon TURNKEY INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS AND DESIGN IN PRINT | WEB | ENVIRONMENTAL | MULTIMEDIA. Servicing local and national accounts from it's Deltona studio, Image Magic specializes in small business start-up and niche marketing, providing concept thru completion design, development, and production in a variety of design disciplines and media. Core competencies include Brand Development, Integrated Marketing Communication tools, full-service Internet solutions, and a multi-disciplined design studio, which includes Graphic Design, Web Design, Environmental Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Web Design, & Photography / Photoshop. Image Magic brings 37 years experience in Real Estate development, Hospitality, and tourism/destination marketing and brand development to the proposed project of the Deltona Arts and Performance Center. | PDF |