Friday, July 25, 2008

Summer workshops, ED search

Summer isn't winding down here! Saturday, July 26 at 12:00 pm we will be treated to workshops presentations from the students participation in the Ohio Valley Summer Theater Youth Theater Workshops. Here are the details:

OVST’s- Summer Youth Theater Program

Ohio Valley Summer Theater presents a new program to nurture students in the development of age appropriate theatrical knowledge and skills. Participants will have an opportunity to explore performance and/or technical production and artistry. Individual growth and development is the goal. Open to primary grade through early high school students, the program will take place July 7-25.

The program will culminate on Saturday, July 26 at 12:00 in a free demonstration performance to share with family and friends the knowledge and skills that were learned in the workshops.

OVST Youth Foundation Sponsors: Diagnostic Hybrids, The Holzer Clinic, The O'Bleness Foundation

Monday kicks of the APE Center theater camp...(you must contact the APE Center for registration and information,

APE Center Summer Theater Program 2008

The APE Center, with the support from ARTS/West and The Dairy Barn, offers a creative week of self-esteem, cooperation and team-building skills enhancing theater program for children in grades 1-6, and youth in grades 7-10. Participants will learn how a theater show comes into being – not only actors/actresses are creating it but a good team of people of different skills.

Come and join us to build a theater ensemble for a week.

You can be:

  • a costume designer and maker,
  • set and prop designer and a stage hand,
  • light and sound technician,
  • ticket, program and poster designer,
  • actor/actress.

Choose which theater production job you would like to try and help us to create a show!

You will:

  • explore creative skills you already have, or develop new ones
  • learn how to successfully cooperate and communicate with your peers
  • make new friends

The session will take place at ARTS/West:

Monday, July 28th – Friday, August 1st from 9am – 4pm with a presentation of the shows on Saturday afternoon, August 2nd in ARTS/West.

Instructors: Domi Adamova, MA, ME, LSC; Kate Scholl, MA, and many others

Theater Camp fees are $ 160/week (incl. Saturday).
For an extra fee childcare is provided during the work days
(8-9am = $30/week, and 4-5pm = $30/week).

To pre-register, or ask for more information, please, send an interest note to info@apecenter. org.

ARTS/West youth programming is generously sponsored by the Kiwanis.

And, our friends at ARTSBRIDGE, Inc are searching for an Executive Director...

Executive Director

Artsbridge’ goal: To Bring the Best Arts to the Most People. Hire a skilled, self-motivated and dynamic individual to serve as its next Executive Director. Artsbridge, Inc. a leading Mid-Ohio Valley non-profit culture and arts agency seeks a managerial-level candidate who possesses: strong fundraising and budgeting knowledge; grant writing aptitude; organizational planning and leadership abilities; and experience with staff and volunteer supervision. Since the Executive Director promotes the Artsbridge’ mission in our community, a professional manner and excellent written and oral communication skills are a must. Knowledge of the Parkersburg, WV and Marietta, OH communities is desired but not required. While a Bachelor’s degree in arts, business administration or related fields is recommended, experience in an executive capacity with an arts organization or public agency will be weighed. Salary and benefits is commensurate with skills and experience. Send letter describing your interest, resume, and contact information with three references postmarked by Sept. 1, 2008 to:

Artsbridge, c/o Search Committee, P. O. Box 1706, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

Equal Opportunity Employer