Thursday, June 25, 2015

Call for Art!

Call For Art

AMAC (Athens Municipal Art Commission) is seeking up to 10 art designs to be applied onto vinyl wraps to cover traffic control boxes in Athens, Ohio.
AMAC encourages submissions of Athens specific artworks that will make Athens Art Outside the Box purely "Athens."
For more information, visit: www.ci.athens.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/1525. For a copy of this entry form go to: www.ci.athens.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/1643
A $500 honorarium will be awarded for use of each design
• Artists will be selected by jury process. Selected artists will not choose locations. Each selected artist will not be eligible for more than one location until removal occurs.
• Wraps will be removed after 3-5 years, depending on condition. They may be removed at any time at the discretion of the City of Athens.
• Selected artist designs (which can be computer designed images or scanned from illustrations, paintings, quilts, mosaic, photographed sculptures, photographs, or other) will be printed on to a vinyl wrap, and applied to the traffic boxes by the City of Athens.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Receipt of Entries - Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, 5 pm

Thursday, June 11, 2015

ARTS/West is turning 10!


And we need your help!

ARTS/West has made it to a milestone - 10 years of bringing the arts to our community!  In celebration, we are planning a 3 day extravaganza of performances, dedications, food, and visual art on August 14, 15, and 16, 2015. So mark your calendars!

If you are able and interested, we would love to have you perform, show your art, volunteer, or help provide cookies or punch!

We are asking visual artists to exhibit pieces in the facility both upstairs and down.  The 1st 18 2D pieces offered will be hung in the gallery space - the rest will be in the basement on easels.  3D pieces will be in the basement only since we are unsure as to what performances will be like upstairs and are afraid to have to move art for them.  The pieces downstairs will not be up longer than just the weekend event due to the inability to make them secure for the entire month.
 
We are planning to give each performer a 30 minute span of time to perform with 30 minute breaks in between acts  (this is subject to change if a performer/group cannot fit their piece into a 30 minute block).  We do not have set times yet as we want to see how many performances we have before we set a schedule.  There will be performances in both the performance space and the basement - times will be offset so attendees will have a chance to see something upstairs and then go downstairs right away to see something else.  At least that is the idea at this point.
 
Along with performers and artists, we are also seeking volunteers to help make sure the event runs smoothly. In addition, we're asking people to donate 2 dozen cookies (or more!) or punch ingredients in order to offer something sweet for attendees and participants.

The weekend will also include a dedication to Bob Winters as well as the community. We hope you are able to be a part of this celebration!

 
If you or someone you know would be interested in contributing to this celebrationplease email Kelly at kellygreenmantle@gmail.com or call 740/592-4315.
 
Thank you!

The Staff at ARTS/West

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Southeast Ohio Traditional Dance Society invites you to a Contra Dance!



Join us on the wood floor in air-conditioned ARTS/West for music of the Wireless Ramblers with calling by Kathy Anderson.  Not only are we enjoying a summer dance at ARTS/West, this is a test dance to determine if ARTS/West will work as a permanent location for our dances.  Please note that the dance is on a Friday night.  Help us keep the wood floor in good condition by carrying in clean shoes for dancing!



Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Art Exhibit, "Metamorphosis" by the Innovative Arts Alliance


Starting on Thursday, June 4 there will be an art exhibit “Metamorphosis” hung in the ARTS/West gallery space.  The opening will be on Thursday, June 4th from 6-8pm. The exhibit of mixed media works by the artist group, Innovative Arts Alliance. The exhibit will hang in the performance space until July 2, 2015.  Regular gallery hours are Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 4 pm and sometimes Friday, call first.  740/592-4315

The Innovative Arts Alliance, a group formed in 1999 to foster mutual support and encouragement, presents "Metamorphosis", a show which represents the changes in our work and lives through the years.  Artists in the group include Lanna Galloway and Andrea Stern of Athens; Susan Nash and Susan Stubbins of Zanesville; Ele and Vern Allen of Bremen; June Baker of Sissonville, West Virginia.  While we work with diverse media and subject matter, our common bond is the love of creating.

Photo: Earth Medicine, Susan Nash

The opening event will have refreshments provided.  This is a FREE show.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Front & Center this Saturday features singer-songwriter & traveling musician extraordinaire, Megan Wormz Bihn!


Saturday, May 2nd @ noon

This Saturday, May 2nd, join Megan Wormz Bihn, a singer-songwriter with traveling musician experience, at Front and Center. Wormz will start at 12pm and the second half of the event is an open stage for any kids, solo or group, to share instrumental or vocal music if they choose, or just listen and enjoy! Front and Center is free music event for school age kids.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ratha Con is coming...


Saturday, May 9th, 10am-5pm
@ the Athens Community Center

Art Show & "Galaxy Quest" @ ARTS/West on Friday, May 8th @ 6pm (movie starts @ 8)

We are so excited for this year's con. Setting the schedule, it will be posted in a few days. Sneak peak: of course our two special guests, Chalet Lisette Brannan and John Marks; Special guest authors Cassandra Morgan and Travis Horseman; 13 comic/graphic novel artists; 6 visual/props artists; 9 vendors with everything from handcrafted gaming dice boxes to collectible toys, comics to costumes; Ghostbusters, WV Division; Bullwhip demo with Daniel Trout; Airship Athena with a Steampunk presentation; Blind Wave Productions with lightsaber choreography; workshop on altering models with Jay Pare; OU's Flying Bobcats helping with our Quidditch matches; Casey Hoffman offers cosplay workshops for male and female characters; 5 RPG games; Z.E.R.O.S. showing us how to protect ourselves from zombies; Magic casual play; 6 short films by Andrea Ricca: Lego zip line races; costume contest. WOW - we sure have lots to offer and that doesn't even include the activities the night before or the night of....STAY TUNED! BTW - we still need volunteers - you get in free and spend a day of fun, please contact kellygreenmantle@gmail.com for more information.