Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Improv classes from New York City!



This is a fantastic opportunity for us and Yang Miller is an Athens boy! Welcome him home and take advantage of his experiance. Call the office (740) 592-4315 to sign up.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

"Pippin"

On behalf of ARTS/West and Art Exchange International I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out last Saturday for Ann Randoph's SQUEEZE BOX!


We have a lot of exciting upcoming events but most pressing is the Genesis Theater Projects presentation of PIPPIN that opens tonight! The kids have been in here working ALL DAY, bless them and I think they are ready to go. Oh, good news, the air conditioner is working, again! So, "Pippin": Fri.-Sun. July 21-23, 7:30 P.M. THurs. -Sat. July 27-29, 7:30 P.M. Sat. 29, 2:00 matinee.

For tickets and information please call 593-3351.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Upcoming Events 7.6.06

Tonight we have Summer Stars Open Mic Night. This is the best thing since sliced bread. Show off your pipes, tell a joke, do your children (and maybe even you too) need a creative outlet. Join us and cheer everyone one on for 3 fun filled summer nights in the air-conditioned performance space. Be our guest as a performer or audience member.
Time: 6:30-8:30, Fee: $1.00 (participants), $2.00 (audience). Won't you join us?


Then on Friday we will be offering our first in a series of performing arts workshops for Kids on Campus. We have a full day of fun theatre activities that will culiminate in a peformance for the parents and gaurdians. The campers will be working on all aspects of a play performance. At 2:00 they will show off what they have learned with a performance for parents/guardians. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program or organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Saturday July 15th is HUGE!
SfYA presents
BIG YARD SALE
and multi-family moving sale

SATURDAY, JULY 15 from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
@ ARTS/West, 132 West State St., Athens

Need a Halloween costume? Props or costumes for your school or backyard play? Need to fill up your 'dress up' box? Something for the art or sewing room? What about just something for your house or apartment? You will find all of this and more at this one- day only sale!

CLOTHES
(child through adult, male/ female)
COSTUMES
(We are selling our entire inventory, collected over the last six years! Hundreds of pieces- many hand-made originals! Child through adult, male/ female!)
FOOTWEAR
(child through adult, male/ female)
HOUSEWARES
FURNITURE
ART SUPPLIES
TOYS
FABRIC
GAMES
BABY ITEMS
So much MORE!

We're moving, everything must go!
And then...

Monday, July 03, 2006

Good news, everyone

ARTS/West is the proud recipient of several Ohio Arts Council grants!

- ART/oberfest has received an Arts Access Grant.

- Our summer program for Kids on Campus has received an Arts Partnership grant.

- Missy Whaley's "Angels with Wings" (that a lot of you have already been supporting) has received an Artists in Communities grant.

-Quilt discovery day on November 11th, sponsored by the OAC.

And, props to the Athens Foundation for supporting ARTS/West's incubation of the Studio for Young Actors and Missy Whaley's "Angels with Wings."

It has been a big couple of weeks for our less-than-a-year-old performing arts facility and I am so grateful to all of my unsung heroes who have helped in a myriad of ways. This good news is the community's achievement. Thank you.

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.