Thursday, September 18, 2008

Do you like music, theater, dance?

As you know, we have a super huge weekend coming up. There is almost certainly something for everyone. Come to one, come to all.

We could still use some volunteers to: usher, man the auction tables, man the box office, etc. If you feel poor, call me and see the show for free! Oh, but the Bread and Puppet is already free thanks to generous support from Arts for Ohio. Bread and puppet is also looking for 20 dancers and 10 musicians to perform with them on Sunday. CALL IF YOU'RE INTERESTED. SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED!! Stop yelling at me, you say, well I am too excited about this weekend.

We have some incredible auction items. Our local businesses and artists rock! We have goods from Bali Karma, DIY Shop, Snowville Creamery, Village Bakery, Decorative Injections, Passion Works, Green Mantel Studio, Beads and Things,The Southeast Ohio Coperheads, RollerBowl Lanes, etc, etc, etc. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to make our silent auction the best ever!

September 19, 8:00 PM -Aquabear Live @ ARTS/West with Casual Future and Flotation Walls from Columbus (and more!) $3

September 20, 12:00 PM- FRONT & CENTER- a free music event for school age kids at ARTSWEST every third Saturday of each month (Sept.-May) at noon-1 pm September 20th special guest: pianist Michael Tobar 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!

September 20, 6:00 PM - SEPTEMBERFolk! A Benefit Celebrating ARTS/West and Village Productions. Featuring acoustic music from a variety of local musicians. Food and refreshments! Plus, a silent auction! Tickets are a suggested donation of $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

September 21, 8:00 PM The Bread and Puppet Theater presents 7 Election Campaign Celebration Dances by the Lubberland National Dance Company. FREE! Thanks to support from Arts for Ohio. They are seeking community volunteers to perform with Peter Schumann in the evening. Bread and Puppet will teach 20 volunteers the entire show and then perform. They are looking for 20 dances and 10 musicians. Trained and not trained. Preferably adults although they make exceptions. The day will start at 3:00pm for rehearsals and then you can see your community friends and neighbors perform in the evening. All activities will take place at ARTS/West. Spots are limited, so call 740-592-4315 today if you want to join the fun!

September 29- October 4, 2008 Humble Play: Appalachian New Play Festival New plays from the Appalachian region
The Humble Play is a festival of sit-down readings of new plays. The first step in the process of new play creation. Each of the readings is produced by a local theater group. Audience members are invited to stay after each reading, meet the playwrights and actors and offer responses to the play.
9.29 - Public Playwriting workshop led by Mary Tensing and opening reception at 7pm
9.30 - Actors Moveable Theater presents Laying Off by James McLindon at 7pm
10.1 - Athenian Players Theatre presents Coal Creek by Walter Thines at 7pm
10.2 - Corporation for the Performing Arts presents The Fourth Indian by Lynn Veach Sadler at 7pm
10.3 - Lost Flamingo Company presents Strike! by Reyshan Parker at 7pm
10.4 - Youth Division readings at 1pm
10.4 - Appalachian Regional Theater Company presents The Pick of the Festival Dignity by Celeste Parsons and closing reception at 6pm
This project is supported in part by the Ohio River Border Initiative, a joint project of the Ohio Arts Council and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts

October 17-19- ART/Oberfest- Community celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts. ART/oberfest will feature live and recorded music, visual art, crafts, performance art, spoken word and other entertainers. This event is open to everyone!
Last Sunday of every month:Experimental-improv music workshops at pot luck dinner. 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Third Saturday Jan.-May 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Front and Center- Music program and open stage for kids


A note from Domi from APE Center in ARTS/West.

I hope that you and your "little rascals" had an awesome summer! Thank you again for your kind evaluations of our summer theater camp - our whole team was thrilled! I am writing to you to let you know about a unique opportunity for your children to take a part in APE Center's six-Friday theater and social skills series of workshops for FREE (donations welcomed). The workshops are aimed at children aged 6 to 9. We are starting this Friday, September 19, at 3.45pm at ARTS/West. The total of six Friday sessions 3.45 - 4.45pm will finish October 24. Your children's outcome will be presented at Pumpkin FestiFall organized by Dairy Barn and Well Works on Saturday, October 25, sometime between noon\ and 6pm at The Dairy Barn. Program of the workshops: Besides songs, rhymes, and interactive games your children will experience basic principles of acting together, practicing social skills, teamwork and communication skills, and multicultural awareness. We will make masks and puppets, and prepare short skits. We also will act out some fairy-tales and stories from around the world. The workshop is very child-oriented; it focuses more on the process, and what children learn about themselves during the process, than on a final product (the show). Children's use of imagination, fantasy and creativity during the team work is what matters most in this workshop. Come and see what it is all about this Friday, September 19 at 3.45pmdownstairs of ARTS/West - I will be there looking forward to again work with your children! Feel free to bring your children's friends, and/or spread the word.
Have a wonderful day,
Domi Adamova, M.Ed, LSCArtistic Director, APE Center