Wednesday, October 17, 2007

ARToberfest

Would would think that I could update the blog a little more often, geeze! Sorry kids. So, here is the skinny.

The Humble Play was legendary this year. We doubled out attendance, the audience feed-back was fantastic, the plays were great, the acting was great, what can I say? I can't wait until next year! I am working on putting together a winter play reading series, if you are interested please contact me in the office and let's talk.

Up-coming:

Friday, October 19, 2007 at 8:00 PM. Tripshicore Yoga theater! Contact Michelle Stobart at michelle@inhaleyogo.org for more information. This from Michelle: You can get tickets locally at O'Betty's Hot Dogs and Blue Eagle Music. Or, you can get them on-line at my website using a credit/debit card through pay pal. They will be performing Merely Total Risk with a few new additions and some old favorites. So, if you've seen this show, come again and bring a friend or two. If you haven't, don't miss the opportunity while they are in town to see what Tripsichore is all about. Also, let all your dance and yoga friends know about it. They will be sad to miss it if they haven't already heard about it.

Again, here's what people are saying about Tripsichore:

"Tripsichore is yoga's answer to Cirque de Soleil. Fusing traditional yoga asanas with inventive choreography, their performances give audiences the sensation of participating in an extended meditation - floating through a dream world of mystical landscapes." YOGA JOURNAL

"If you do a yoga practise, you'll be enchanted by this magical production" WHAT'S ON

"The lithe bodies entwine elegantly, flipover effortlessly and balance daringly. The performers' physical control is awesome." THE STAGE

"What is special here is the presence of each performer; the sense of stillness and clarity that each exudes even when hurtling through the air." TIME OUT

Pricing for advanced purchases:
$10 - 13 and under
$15 - over 13, students with valid ID and seniors
$20 - general admission (or everyone else)

All tickets purchased at the door will be $25.00 - no exceptions. Seating is limited. If you have an desire to go, purchase your tickets right away. This show will sell out. Each year they come, it is growing in popularity.


Saturday, October 20, 2007, 12-1pm. October ‘FRONT & CENTER’ a free music event for school age kids at every third Saturday of each month (Sept.-May). October 20th special guest: harpist Patrick McGee. Second half of event is always an open stage for any kids, solo or group, to share instrumental or vocal music--if you choose. Or just listen and enjoy!

Followed by ART/Oberfest!

ART/oberfest Schedule for Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st

A Westside Community Celebration of Visual, Performance, and Culinary Art

Both days: Visual Art from over twenty local artists

Performances - Saturday, October 20th – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

On Stage:

5:00 Leah Miller – belly dancer
5:15 Rusty Rittenhouse – magician
5:45 Dominika Adamova and Frank McDermott – poetry and music
6:05 Ehryan Everson – dancer
6:10 Quinn Schmallenberg and Zion Everson – dancer
6:15 Pete Wuscher and Matthew Bryant – music
6:45 Ethan Greene – music
7:15 Steve Zarate – music
7:45 Designated Spaces – spoken word
8:15 Bad Chemicals – music
8:45 Leah Miller and Jane Palmer – fire dancer and drums

Downstairs on Saturday:

Kids in Action, Haunted House Knit/Weave Workshop, OU T-Com children’s presentation, Chris Tomazik

Sunday, October 21st – 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

On Stage:

2:00 Leah Miller – belly dancer
2:15 Ngoma – drum circle
2:45 Rusty Rittenhouse – magician
3:15 Ehryah Everson – dancer
3:20 Quinn Schmallenberg and Zion Everson – dancers
3:30 Ethan Greene – music
4:00 Liz Pahl – music
4:30 Heartlanders – music
5:00 Reyshan Parker – play “Best Intentions”

Downstairs on Sunday:

Kids in Action, Haunted House Knit/Weave Workshop, OU T-Com’s children’s presentation, Xen Glick – 5:00 – 7:00



Wednesday, October 03, 2007

October, are you kidding me?

ARTS/West’s October

EVENTS
The 2007 Humble Play Schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, October 3: 7:00pm Frog Hollar, USA by W.R. Smiddie
Produced by The Appalachian Regional Theater Company

Thursday, October 4: 7:00pm Liberation by Sarah Guthrie
Produced by The Lost Flamingo Company

Friday, October 5: 7:00pm Hearts of Clover by Kathleen Kramer
Saturday, October 6: 12:00pm Youth Division Readings – written by local Athens High School students!
2:00pm Seasoned Seniors Readings
6:00pm Closing Reception
7:00pm Pick of the Festival: Spoiling Prayers by David Muschell

In addition to all the fine new works of theatre you will be able to see, there will also be visual art installations by Janis Roche and ArtofOhio.com.
Tickets for the festival are $3.00 per reading or $20.00 for an 8 reading pass. Tickets are available at O’Betty’s, Blue Eagle, Haffa’s and the ARTS/West office.
ALL STUDENTS FREE.


October 9, 6:30 PM Planned Parenthood of Southeast Ohio (PPSEO) invites the public to attend our 36th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2007, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This fun and informative evening will feature a performance by The Ohio University Title IX Singers, a division of the Women's Chorale. In addition to the business meeting, the agenda will include a viewing of "Third Wave:

The March for Women's Lives," a video documenting the 2004 march for reproductive rights in Washington D.C. A panel will discuss successes, the political climate and the future regarding the issues raised by the video.

A question/answer session will follow the panel discussion. Also included during the evening will be the presentation of the Nora Price Award, which honors distinguished service and extraordinary dedication to advancing the purpose and activities of PPSEO. Light hors d'oeuvres and desserts will be provided at the end of the meeting.

The cost for attending is $25 per person. For more information or reservations, call 740-593-3376.


October 10, 7:00 PM Teen Theater Workshop presentation of the one-act comedy by Michael Scanlan, Just a Joke. Admission $1, donations welcome. Play produced by special arrangement with Baker's Plays, Quincy, MA.

October 11, 1:00 PM: Los Utrera, an international ensemble from Veracruz, Mexico, is coming to Athens as part of Arts Midwest World Fest. Arts Midwest World Fest is a community-wide cultural exchange program that brings traditional music ensembles from all over the world to Midwestern communities to share wonderful traditional music and to foster greater appreciation for other cultures. In a two-year cycle, beginning with Los Utrera this fall.

October 19, 8:00 PM Tripsichore Yoga Theatre: http://www.tripsichore.com/index.html. Or, michelle@inhaleyoga.org
In case you don't know, here's what people are saying about Tripsichore:
"Tripsichore is yoga's answer to Cirque de Soleil. Fusing traditional yoga asanas with inventive choreography, their performances give audiences the sensation of participating in an extended meditation - floating through a dream world of mystical landscapes." YOGA JOURNAL.
Pricing for advanced purchases: $10 - 13 and under, $15 - over 13, students with valid ID and seniors, $20 - general admission (or everyone else). All tickets purchased at the door will be $25.00 - no exceptions. Seating is limited. If you have an desire to go, purchase your tickets right away. This show will sell out. Each year they come, it is growing in popularity. Tickets can be purchased at Blue Eagle Music and O'Betty's. These are cash-only locations.

October 20, 12:00 PM Front and Center, Music program and open stage for kids

ART/Oberfest- Community celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts.
Oct 20, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM, Sun. Oct. 21, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM.

October 21, 5:00 PM: a reading of a new play by Reyshan Parker, BEST INTENTIONS

October 26, 8:00 PM. Bob Thompson brings his piano stylings to Athens!

October 28, 6-9PM: Dinner of Swords presents NOISE SHOW WORKSHOP and potluck dinner. $2. Check out www.myspace.com/artwestnoiseshow

CLASSES
Homeschool Arts and Crafts Class.
Led by Kelly Lawrence, owner of Green Mantle Studio. Learn about artists and make crafts for the holidays! All supplies included in fee.
Ages: 5-12
Day: Wednesday
Date: October 10-November 14
Time: 1:00-3:00
Fee: $55.00 or $10.00 per class
Place: ARTS/West Room 1
Place: ARTS/West performance space

Want to support Ohio Artists? Check out the Art of Ohio website: http://www.artofohio.com/

For a complete listing of classes, workshops, and meetings please call during our semi-regular office hours Tue.-Fri. 11-4 at (740) 592-4315

Many thanks to The Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Athens Foundation, O’Bleness Foundation, The Hocking Valley Bank, The Ohio Arts Council , our Olympian Founders, individual donors and the time donated by our army of volunteers, for making this possible.

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