Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Streamline Your Wardrobe & Spend Less on Clothes!


Coming up Oct. 2nd at 6:30pm

A Wardrobe Workshop with Sarah McGrew
New Ways to Organize & Keep Costs Low



This is a workshop for women who want to streamline their wardrobes
 and make getting dressed a snap

Participants will leave with the ability to: 
Create 72 outfits from 12 items of clothing
Spend less time and energy getting dressed
Add accessories to individualize outfits
Plan productive shopping experiences

Monday, October 2nd 6:30-8:00pm at ARTS/West 
(132 West State Street, Athens,OH) 

Tickets are $15 and the class size is limited to 25 people.








Tuesday, September 19, 2017



Sitar Concert Coming This Weekend!



Sunday, September 24th at 1pm 

ARTS/West presents
Afternoon Raga, a sitar concert featuring J.J. Gregg

Suggested donation at door: $5 for individuals, $2 for students, or $10 for families

ARTS/West is located at 132 West State street in Athens, OH

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Athens Area Fiber Faire - Sept. 30th & Oct 1st!

Saturday, September 30th 10am-5pm
Sunday, October 1st 12-5pm
@ The Athens Community Center
701 East State Street Athens, Oh

This year's event will feature adult classes throughout the weekend in knitting, drop spinning, crochet, dying, wool appliqué & needle felting
Special guest comedian, Mary Miller of Knitted Knockers
Vendors selling supplies & accessories that relate to fiber arts
 Demonstrations of both contemporary and historic techniques
An exhibit of knits for kids & babies
A raffle, food vendors, and much more!

For more information please visit the Athens Area Fiber Faire on Facebook or Ravelry.com, or contact us at athensareafiberfaire@gmail.com.  Registration for classes will be handled by the instructors and walk ins are welcome as well.
For class times & descriptions please click here.



2017 Fiber Faire Class List
To register, please contact the instructor via email. 
(Note: drop in spots will be available for some classes without registration) 

Drop Spinning with Heather De LaPena and Helene Willson
Saturday September 30 from 3pm to 4pm
Sunday October 1 from 2pm to 3pm 
In this class you will learn the basics of how to make your own yarn using the portable, affordable, and versatile drop spindle.  Learn the parts of the spindle and the mechanics of turning fiber into yarn, then take some time to practice with the guidance of experienced spinners.  Spindle kits containing a Turkish spindle and practice roving will be available for $25, or you may bring your own supplies. This class is offered on both days of the faire and are 1 hour each .Each of these classes has a limit of 7 people. Money for supplies will be payable to Heather. Please contact her by email at heatherdel7@gmail.com.

Basic Knitting with Nadine Borovicka
Saturday September 30th from 11am to 1pm
Sunday October 1st from 3pm to 5pm
Nadine Borovicka learned to knit and crochet from her Nana at the age of ten.  She picked the crafts back up in 2006 and hasn't looked back.  
Students taking this class will learn the basics of knitting.  This includes basic materials, terminology, casting on, knitting, purling, increases, decreases, and casting off.  The class will begin with the basics of teaching these techniques without trying to make anything.  This will allow the student to learn the process and work through experimentation without "ruining" a project.  As students feel they have a grasp of those techniques, they will move onto their first projects.  Students will need a pair of size 8 single point needles, one skein of 100% cotton yarn.  These can be bought beforehand by the student or from the instructor.  Students are also welcome to bring yarn and patterns they would like to receive advice on (difficulty level, terminology explained, etc.) If you do not bring your own materials, the materials fee of $10.00 will be payable to the teacher at the time of the class. Each of these classes can have 7 people. Please contact Nadine to register for the class at nadine.borovicka@gmail.com. 
 
Beginning Crochet with Katie Evans
Saturday September 30th from 1pm to 3pm
This class will offer instruction on beginner crochet. Students will learn a simple baby bib pattern teaching single crochet, slip stitch, chain stitch, increase and decrease, joining a second color and crocheting a border. Supplies will be offered by the teacher and the materials fee is $10.00 per student. There are 7 spaces for this class. Please contact Katie to register for her class at kaevans1979@gmail.com.

Wool Appliqué with Mary Roediger
Sunday October 1st from 12:30 to 2:30
Natural and renewable, wool is a wonderful fiber and easy to work with. This class will look at the history of wool appliqué work and penny rugs. You will learn the stitches used for  wool appliqué and use them to create your own pincushion with wool fabrics and threads.
This class can have 10 people and the cost of the class is $5.00 for the materials.
Please contact Mary Roediger by email at wool@sewtruedesigns.com.

Fiber Dying with Marti Dolata
Sunday October 1st from 1pm to 4pm with a break.
In this class students will learn the basics and some intermediate skills for dying fiber and yarn. Marti will provide the instruction on color choice, materials, fiber options and brief history of natural dying. Student will be producing their own dyed items in class so dress accordingly. The material fee for this class is $25.00 and this can be payable to Marti on the day of the class. Students who wish to take this class as a lecture but not participate in dying may pay just $5 for handouts. Please email Marti to register for the class at Martimagdolata@gmail.com.  

Beginning Needle Felting with Missy Whaley
Saturday September 30th from 10:30 to 12pm
Missy will be teaching a simple doll/ animal needle felting workshop. We will look at nursery rhymes, pick one, make a felted doll or animal that will accompany a demonstration of how to tell the rhyme with a child. This class will be good for teachers, parents, aunts, uncles or grandparents as well as people interested in beginning felting. Fee to cover materials are $10.00 and this can be paid at class to Missy on that day. Please email Missy to register for this class at mwdances@gmail.com.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Moon Tunnel Literary Reading Series 


On Friday September 15th, ARTS/West will host
the first installment of this year's 
Moon Tunnel Literary Reading Series
which will begin at 7:30pm

Moon Tunnel is a reading series featuring the work of Creative Writers from Ohio University's graduate programs. The series will be held on five Friday evenings throughout the 2017-18 Academic year and is sponsored by the OU English Dept.


Cave Man Play 

Wednesday September 13th at 8pm
@ ARTS/West 

In Athens for one night only! At Arts West with the Up All Night String Band!

ABOUT THE PLAY:

Rocky and Dandelion are the first Cave-people to adopt agriculture. Douglas is the first domesticated animal. Together, they have prepared a presentation for you, the other Cave-people, to tell you all about the joys of agriculture. Agriculture is really great. You’re going to love it.

A new play in which we are given an opportunity to go back to the moment when humanity had a choice. One path led us towards global warming, institutionalized racism, and snapchat filters. The other path led mostly to being eaten by tigers. Is it time to admit that we chose wrong?

From the creators of “Toby Johnson Was My Best Friend in Junior High”, Eternal Cult presents:

CAVEMAN PLAY

A new play by Savannah Reich
With original music by Douglas Vento.

Starring Jon Cole, Matt Eaker, Savannah Reich and Douglas Vento.

Additional direction by Chenda Cope. Choreography by Kimberly Richardson. Costumes by Emily Cross, props by Dalia Shevin.

ON TOUR Aug 29 - Sept 16th.

$10 suggested at the door.

Promo video at
https://vimeo.com/228264745

Developed with support from The Playwrights Center and The Glitterbox Theater.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Contra Dance: 
Saturday, September 9th


Saturday September 9th from 7:30pm – 10:00pm
 there will be a contra dance hosted by the
 Southeastern Ohio Traditional Dance Society

 Everyone is welcome - no partner or experience needed!  

Kim Thompson will be calling with tunes by the Sandy Tar Brothers

A beginner's lesson starts at 7:30, with the dance running 8-10pm

Admission $7/adults, $3/students, $15/family

More info at  www.athenscontradance.org or 740-590-4102


ARTS/West: Athens Community Gateway to the Arts
132 W. State St, Athens, OH
740-592-4315 artswestathens@gmail.com

ARTS/West will be closed for Labor Day:
Monday, September 4th 

ATHCO WAG ART Opening 


Thursday September 7th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm there will be an art opening for the ATHCO Women's Art Guild at ARTS/West. (132 West State) This event is free and open to the public. The art show will be on display at ARTS/West September 7th - 22nd.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Stimson Avenue Mural Call for Art


The City of Athens and the Athens Municipal Arts Commission (AMAC) is seeking proposals for a permanent work of art to be installed on the retaining wall on Stimson Avenue, replacing the current mural.
The City of Athens has allocated approximately $3000 (includes stipend and materials).
All submissions must be hand-delivered or received no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the AMAC Offices located at ARTS/West, 132 W. State Street, Athens, OH 45701.
For more information, please call or email ARTS/West at 740-592-4315 or amac@ci.athens.oh.us.
Brief Project Description and Considerations:
  • The project will replace the current mural on the retaining wall on Stimson Avenue near East State Street.
  • The wall is 63’5” wide and 7’2” tall or 4’5” tall.
  • All work must be safe, tamper-resistant, and easily maintained, regardless of ease of public reach.
  • Artists should approach the project as a permanent installation when considering materials.
  • All work must be of an appropriate size and design so that it will not create a hazard for impaired pedestrians or use of maintenance equipment.
The City of Athens is committed to the non-discriminatory treatment of all persons regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expressions, national origin or ancestry, marital or familial status, religious belief, age or disability.
See full Request for Proposals at http://www.ci.athens.oh.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1706
Entry deadline: 4:00 PM, Friday, September 15, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Music Together Classes for Ages Birth to 5 years - Starting Sept. 8th & 9th!


Fridays at 9:10am & Saturdays at 10:10am for 10 Weeks


With local musician & music educator Laura Nadeau http://musictogetherinathens.com/

Coming to ARTS/West:

Knitting in the Round
Knitting class taught by 
Nancy Baur and Nadine Borovicka!

This is a ten week course for beginners and intermediate knitters: 
September 12th-Novemebr 14th on 
Tuesdays 5:30-7:00pm.

Fees: $50 for ten weeks, $7 for one day

For this new class students will learn the art of knitting in the round. They'll learn how to use double point needles, circular needles and how to read patterns made for circular projects. The projects will include a cup cozy, a cowl, a hat, finger-less mitts and socks. Students will be expected to work on projects in between classes and materials are not included. 
ARTS/West Green Room 132 West State St. Athens, OH

For questions or signing up please contact Nancy Baur at nancylinneabaur@gmail.com