Monday, April 23, 2007

An Appalachian Spring Evening

There is an incredible amount of terrific stuff happening in May! This is the one I got written-up first! Come to everything!!!

ARTS/West, Athens Community Gateway to the Arts, is pleased to partner with Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council to present “An Appalachian Spring Evening” on May 12, 2007 at 7:00 PM.

The evening will feature the music of Charlie and Celia Lewis: ". . . a husband and wife team who serve up an entertaining combination of love songs, bluegrass, folk, country and popular music (often injected (infected?) with a healthy dose of humor) on the guitar, banjo, hammered dulcimer and Celtic harp, along with a strong and pleasing vocal blend." . . . or so their brochure says and, The Boys O’ The Hock- Athens County Celtic Band. It will also feature Living History Characters: Maria Ewing Martin & Bertha Levion and the documentary: A Forest Returns: The History of the Wayne National Forest, for more details @

Tickets for the evening’s event are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Haffa’s Records, O’Betty’s Red Hot, from Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council 1-866 394-3011 or, the ARTS/West office.

The event is sponsored in part by the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council, a regional organization that is collecting, interpreting and preserving the history, natural environment and culture of the former Hocking Valley Coal Boom region of Athens, Hocking, Perry and Morgan Counties that was highly impacted by a boom-to-bust mineral extraction era over a century ago and is still living out the legacy of that period today.

The mission of ARTS/West is to make facilities, resources, and opportunities available to arts organizations, individual artists, and community residents. ARTS/West harnesses community focus for all individuals engaged in the creation, performance and exhibition of the arts and promotes activities preserving the beauty, heritage and culture of our town.

ARTS/West is supported by: The City of Athens: Arts, Parks and Recreation Department, The Athens Municipal Arts Commission, The Ohio Arts Council. ARTS/West has received support from: The Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Athens Foundation, O’Bleness Foundation, The Hocking Valley Bank, and Olympian Founders.

The evening activities will take place at the ARTS/West facility located at 132 W. State Street. Limited parking available.