Friday, December 26, 2008

This weekend- Wrap up your year with ARTS/West

After spending holidays with the family come on down to Athens and spend some quality time with the Aquabear Legion and an evening of experimental and improvisational music.

Our monthly concert series rolls on with: NYC's String Gone Deaf (members of (the) Giants of Gender); Clan of the Cave Bear (cle); Remainder (our own from Athens. Remainder vs. The Princes). Some holiday improv music from all of us and some other surprises. Spend the holidays with your Aquabear! Saturday, December 27 from 8:00pm-11:00pm. (I think there's a small cover for this show...)

Follow-up the improv flow with our monthly improv night and pot-luck. We've added some improv dance. A good time is always had by all the tens of people that make the last Sunday at 6pm of every month a regular event.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays

The Studio for Young Actors will be reviving their wildly popular rendition of a Christmas Carol this Monday-Tuesday, December 22-23 at 7:00 pm. Come out to see some old and new faces as we herald in the new year. Ticket information: Tickets are now on sale at O'Betty's, Mountain Laurel and Hyacinth Bean. They are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for ages 12 and under. They will also be available at the door before the show. The show has pretty much sold out the last two years, so advance tickets are recommended. Tickets can be purchased at these outlets with CASH ONLY. Checks and credit cards are not accepted at these outlets. (At the door, checks can be made out to Christina Deidesheimer. Checks made out to SYA, SFYA, etc. cannot be cahsed and will not be accepted.)

Please remember ARTS/West in your holiday giving. Our wish list can be found on the previous post.

We cannot thank our community enough for their support in 2008 and we will continue to earn it throughout 2009!

Winter class registrations are open and information is below.


Monday, December 15, 2008

Winter shows abound!

Pinocchio's nose keeps growing and Christmas Carol is right around the corner! There are still public performances of Pinocchio this coming weekend- visit www.ovst.org for tickets and information.

Christmas Carol runs Monday-Tuesday, December 22-23 at 7:00 pm.
Ticket information: Tickets are now on sale at O'Betty's, Mountain Laurel and Hyacinth Bean. They are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for ages 12 and under. They will also be available at the door before the show. The show has pretty much sold out the last two years, so advance tickets are recommended.
Tickets can be purchased at these outlets with CASH ONLY. Checks and credit cards are not accepted at these outlets. (At the door, checks can be made out to Christina Deidesheimer. Checks made out to SYA, SFYA, etc. cannot be cahsed and will not be accepted.)

We are very humbled by your generosity for our floor campaign! And, here are some of our other needs this season...

Wish List for ARTS/West

The following is an alphabetical list of supplies/equipment that would be put to great use by ARTS/West. And, remember, just like with a monetary donation, the value of an in-kind gift of any of these items is tax-deductible!

Items of greatest need are starred like this: **

Art/Sculpture pedestals

Art Supplies**

Bunn or other industrial Coffee Maker, high-volume**

Changing Table

Conference table

Data storage - burnable CDs, DVDs, and/or external drives

Hanging supplies for artworks - wire, hooks, etc.

Kitchen Cabinets/Metal kitchen racks

Lightweight tables

Lockers

New Floors ** (Currently raising funds for cork flooring for downstairs level - call for details!)

Paint

Printer Ink (Call for model numbers)**

Round table

Shelving - Book and Storage**

Utility sink for art supplies/classes**






If you can help by providing any of these items, or if you know of a good source, please call us at 740-592-4315 or drop by our office at 132 W. State St. between the hours of 11-4, Tues.-Fri.

The staff and patrons of ARTS/West Thank You!


Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Angela Keslar

Pinocchio is up and running- and boy is it running! We started the school performances and you can catch the public performances this Friday, December 12. for tickets visit www.ovst.org

Before you do that be sure to come on out for Angela Keslar's Trunk Show this Thursday, December 11th at 5:00pm.

December 11, 2008, 5:00 p.m. Project Runway’s Angela Keslar at ARTS/West! You don’t want to miss this special event where designer Angela Keslar will display her latest clothing and accessory designs. 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. FREE!

December 12, 13 & 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m., December 13, 14 & 20 at 2 p.m.

Pinocchio opens for public performances Dec. 12 at ARTS/West. OVST takes a bit of the Italian Renaissance, adds a touch of Ringling Brothers and stirs them both into 21st century SE Ohio to create a wonderfully fun and physical show suitable for all ages. This Pinocchio leaves Disney far behind, yet your favorite characters are all still there: Geppetto, the Blue Fairy, a certain cricket, and the wooden puppet who wants to be a real boy, Pinocchio. They all come to life in this retelling of Carlo Collodi's classic tale written be award winning Ohio playwright, Kathryn Shultz Miller.

Pinocchio
will run for a total of 7 public performances: Dec 12, 13 and 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec 13, 14 and 20 at 2:00 p.m. General admission ticket price is $10. Two children (under 18) are admitted FREE with each paid adult. Tickets are available at www.ovst.org or by calling 740-593-9696.

December 22-23, 7:00p.m. An annual tradition! The Studio For Young Actors presents A Christmas Carol

December 27th 8:00 p.m. Aquabear Live @ ARTS/West (the) Giants of Gender (NYC) www.myspace.com/thegiantsofgender and more. $4 admission.

FRONT & CENTER
a free music event for school age kids every third Saturday of each month (Sept.-May) at noon –1 pm. 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!

December 20 TBA

January 17 Randy Shoup and the 8 AM Band, local popular musicians

February 21 Jane Palmer and company with African drumming

March 21 No meeting—Spring Break