Monday, November 10, 2008

Aquabear and so much more

Athens-based music and art collective Aquabear Legion will be holding another installment of their monthly concert series at ARTS/West on Friday, November 14th at 8pm. The evening will feature music from Athens’ own She Bears, Winter Makes Sailors from Columbus, and Barn Burning who passes through Athens on tour from their native Providence, Rhode Island.

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


Project Runway’s Angela Keslar to hold TRUNK SHOW at ARTS/West!

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 Amesville, OH, was chosen from a nationwide search of 2500 designers to appear in season 3 of Bravo’s “Project Runway.” Her triumphant team challenge on episode 4 garnered national attention and her winning design was sold under Macy’s INC label in 57 stores and on

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 Ligonier, Pennsylvania and has resided in Ohio for 10 years. She studied French and Art history at Carnegie Mellon University before transferring to The Pennsylvania State University, where she studied costume design and graduated with honors.

Angela Keslar’s TRUNK SHOW will take place at ARTS/West, 132 W. State Street, Athens, OH, December 11, 2008 at 5:00 PM.