Tuesday, November 25, 2008
A huge Thank You to everyone who has donated to the "Get In On the Ground Floor" Campaign so far! We are up to 9% of our fundraising goal, and we are truly amazed at the enthusiasm the Athens community is showing for this campaign!
"Wait, what's this campaign they speak of?" Haven't heard of our latest endeavor? Well, let me tell you all about it!
ARTS/West has been growing in leaps and bounds since we opened in 2005 - it's been an amazing ride so far, and we are thrilled to now be serving more than 21,000 community members each and every year! But that kind of traffic takes a toll on a floor - especially a floor covered in an old, worn-out and stained carpet (anyone who has used our basement level can attest to that).
So, Emily and Tammy (with the help of some ARTS/West friends) cooked up a solution that will give us a clean, comfy floor surface that is environmentally-friendly AND kid-tough - Cork Flooring!
Shock-Absorbing! Sound-Absorbing! Warm to the touch! Saves on Energy Bills! Fire-Retardant! Anti-Microbial! Beautiful AND Tough! And, most importantly, Renewably-Sourced!! It would be a dream come true to install fresh, clean, beautiful cork flooring in the main lobby and every lower-level classroom of ARTS/West!
But, we need YOUR help to make it happen - so we've launched the "Get In On The Ground Floor" campaign to raise funds. $5.00 covers purchase and installation of one (1) square foot of new cork flooring. Give $25, get ARTS/West 5 square feet! Give $100, and you'll help us install 20 square feet!
So, if you'd love to see ARTS/West with a clean, durable, safe and beautiful floor on our basement level that will last for years, give us a call at 740-592-4315, or email Emily at email@example.com to make a donation today! All gift levels are welcome and gratefully accepted - every little bit helps!
Thank you to those who have already given, and thank you to anyone still considering making a gift - your support is truly appreciated, and ATS/West is thankful for YOU!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Emily, Tammy, and the ARTS/West community
Friday, November 21, 2008
|ARTS/West Usage for 11/23/08-12/6/08|
|1:30pm-4:30pm||Painting class||N/a||Rm 1|
|4:30-7:00||SFYA rehearsal||N/a||Rm 1|
|6:00-10:00||SFYA rehearsal||N/a||Per Space|
|25-Nov||7:00-9:00||Knitting Class||TY||Rm 2|
|6:00-9:00||Noise Show||EP||Per Space|
|12:00-5:00||OVST rehearsal||N/a||Per Space|
|6:00-10:00||SFYA rehearsal||N/a||Rm 1|
|2-Dec||12:00-5:00||OVST rehearsal||N/a||Per Space|
|7:00-9:00||Knitting Class||N/a||Rm 2|
|12:00-5:00||OVST rehearsal||N/a||Per Space|
|3:30-4:30||Teen Belly Dancing Class||N/a||Rm 1|
|5:00pm-7:00pm||Belly Dancing Class||N/a||Rm 1|
|10:00am-11:00pm||OVST tech rehearsal||N/a||Per Space|
|6-Dec||10:00am-11:00pm||OVST tech rehearsal||N/a||Per Space|
|3:30-6:30||SFYA rehearsal||N/a||Rm 1|
|12:30-3:30||Painting class||N/a||Rm 1|
You can see that Tammy will be in and Corina will be filling in some and all the rental activities will occur as scheduled.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Join us for Angela Keslar's Trunk Show on Dec. 11th from 5-8. Angela will be here to talk about her latest designs, available for purchase and order, and we will also screen some highlights from Project Runway Season 3. I might even make hot apple cider, who can say for sure.
The APE Center has a full line up of classes and you can download their brochure here:
APE Program_winter 08 classes_for Emily.pdf
Or, visit their website www.apecenter.org.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 15 from 12:00-1:00 brings our montly installment of Front and Center. This month's featured guest is Kevin Vaught, local vocalist and actor. As always, the second half is an open stage for kids.
Aquabear Legion is also having a Record Swap on Sunday, November 16th on the stage of ARTS/West from 1pm-6pm. There will be local merchants and bands selling and swapping their LP’s, CD’s, tapes, 45’s, and more. Admission is free, with donations encouraged.
There are still tables left if you are interested in selling some music, you can set up for a fee of only $10. Table fees and donations will support Aquabear Legion and ARTS/West. If you are interested in setting up a table, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTS/West is ecstatic to present “Project Runway” Season 3 Designer Angela Keslar’s trunk show on December 11, 2008 at 5:00 PM. All activities will take place at ARTS/West.
Do not miss this special event where designer Angela Keslar will display her latest designs, including clothing and accessories. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Angela in person, ask questions about her season, view episodes from season 3, and purchase pieces from her collection. Some items will require special order, to be delivered in time for the holiday season.
Angela, formerly of
She was featured in The New York Times, cementing her famous style in a story by Eric Wilson, Blame the Rosettes. The New York Post, US, and People MagazineAthens News featured Angela in a cover story: Amesville Designer Hopes to Conquer 'Runway'.
Beloved host Tim Gunn remarked: "Angela's attention to and love of detail will take her far." consistently named her “one to watch” and one of the top 5 designers most likely to win season 3. Our own Angela grew up in
Angela Keslar’s TRUNK SHOW will take place at ARTS/West, 132 W. State Street, Athens, OH, December 11, 2008 at 5:00 PM.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
And when you are done support some art.
Here is what is happening Saturday around
The Dairy Barn Arts Center cordially invites you to an opening celebration for our Can-Do Exhibit Saturday, November 8th from 5-7 pm. Featuring drinks and hors d’ oeuvres “canned style.”
Can-Do is a design/build Exhibition highlighting the following area Businesses: Chaddock & Associates, Athens County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, The Athens News, RVC Architects, Panich & Noel Architects, Peoples Bank, AmeriCorps, The Dairy Barn Arts Center and Kroger who will artisticly display canned goods for the benefit of the SE OHIO REGIONAL FOOD CENTER. This exhibit will run through November 22nd.
Stuart's Opera House Fall Fundraiser with Bettye LaVette, Nov 08 2008
TICKETS: PLEASE CALL THEIR OFFICE AT (740) 753-1924 FOR TICKETS.
This is one of the biggest nights of the year for Stuart's. Hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and more. This year's fundraiser will feature music from Soul legend Bettye LaVette! Bettye wowed audiences when she closed out this past years Nelsonville Art and Music Festival and you will not want to miss this performance.
The Stuart's Fall Fundraiser will also feature a silent auction.
$100 tickets include a seat in row A-D, heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks from 6pm-7pm, and first chance to bid on silent auction items.
$25 reserved seats will be available for rows E-I on the floor and the balcony.
Fall Fundraiser Schedule:
6:00pm: Lobby opens for patrons with $100 tickets for silent auction and drinks
6:30pm: Heavy Hors D'oeurves and drinks for $100 ticket holders in the theater
7:30pm: Lobby opens for all ticket holders, silent auction in lobby.
8:30pm: Bettye LaVette begins
*SILENT AUCTION BIDDING WILL END AFTER THE INTERMISSION*
Here's what we're doing at ARTS/West:
There are still so many wonderful things to do and see around town in November!
If you were are all involved in the Humble Play: Appalachian New Play Festival- You're invited to join us for a postmortem/thank you potluck dinner to officially bring our festival to a final close! We will dine Friday, November 7 at 5 pm at ARTS/West and everyone is asked to bring ANY kind of dish to share.
And of course if there are other volunteers or staff members that should be included, please share this info with them as well. Let's all give ourselves one more chance to review, process, and celebrate all of the teamwork that went into the festival this year - with food! Hope to see everyone there.
In addition, many of you know that we lost a very dear friend in October, Pat Elisar. I would like to invite you to participate in the Celebration of Pat Elisar's life on Tuesday, November 18th from 11am to 1 pm at ARTS/West.
With your help, we will all celebrate a great lady, a great friend and a great actor.
Friday, November 14th, 8pm, Aquabear Live @ ARTS/West- $4 with: She Bears http://www.myspace.com/shebearsband, Barn Burning (
Sunday, November 16, 2008, 1:00pm-6:00pm. In August we had our first Aquabear Legion Record Swap and it was so incredibly awesome we decided to make it a regular thing. If you missed it the first time, make sure not to miss this one! Browse through tables of LP's, CD's, Tapes, 7 inches, Instruments, Local Music, Record Gear, and anything else music related. Some
Save the Date
December 12, 13 & 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m.
December 13, 14 & 20 at 2 p.m. OVST presents Pinocchio by Kathryn Shultz-Miller
December 22-23, 7:00pm The Studio For Young Actors presents A Christmas Carol
Saturday, December 27th 8pm Aquabear Live @ ARTS/West (the) Giants of Gender (NYC) www.myspace.com/thegiantsofgender and more. $4
Third Saturday Jan.-May 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Front and Center- Music program and open stage for kids
Last Sunday of every month: Experimental-improv music workshops at pot luck dinner. 6:00 PM-9:00 PM www.myspace.com/artwestnoiseshow