Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Paulette Meier This Weekend!

This weekend at ARTS/West we have:
FREE INTERACTIVE CONCERT OF
STORY SONGS SHARING
TRICKS AND SKILLS FOR GETTING ALONG
with PAULETTE MEIER, SINGER/SONGWRITER/PEACEEDUCATOR
3:00PM, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH

Co-sponsored by Athens Friends, Church of the Good Shepherd-Episcopal, Christ Lutheran, Christ the King, St. Paul's, Hillel, First Presbyterian and Appalachian Peace & Justice Network For more information, call 698-8625.

Paulette Meier’s songs tell of young people who express their feelings about everyday conflicts and work out their problems together. Using lively country, reggae, blues and hip-hop styles on her guitar and sing-along choruses, Paulette helps kids appreciate diversity and grasp concepts that ease relationships when the going gets tough.

Paulette has worked in four states as a peace educator and social emotional learning specialist. Her CD, Come Join the Circle: Lessonsongs for Peacemaking received positive reviews in Parenting Magazine and School Library Journal. It won a 2002 Parents Choice Approved Award and a 2003 Children’s Music Web Award. It has sold over 7000 copies and is on sale at the UN Bookstore in NYC. Copies for sale after concert or see www.lessonsongs.com

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Aquabears and Artists- a collective weekend

Aquabear Live @ ARTS/West with The Black Swans and The McGovern Brothers

This is going to sound amazing... Friday, February 20, 2009 from 8:00-11:00 PM

Aquabear continues our monthly concert series at ARTS/West with an amazing evening of music.

The Black Swans (Columbus) for some of you Athens old timers- welcome back Keith Hanlon and Chris Forbes of Norton's Orchestraville fame!
-"The surface of the music is usually calm and familiar, but something disturbing appears briefly in the crest of each wave of violin or guitar." - Pitchfork

The McGovern Brothers
- Athens County's own old-time and bluegrass masters

This is going to be a good one.

Saturday!

We start out with the monthly Front and Center at noon:
Front and Center: a free music event for school age kids at ARTS/West, 132 W. State St. Athens
third Saturday of each month (Sept.-May)at noon –1 pm. February 21st special guest: Jane Palmer with African Drumming (bring a rhythm instrument if you have one). 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!

Artist Collective Benefit Gala:
The Artist Collective is a venue to bridge the gap between each school of art and promote artist collaboration.

February 21, 2009 from 6:00-9:00 PM One night only!

The Artist Collective presents a night of music, drama and dance!

Featuring:
Live Music by Zapano!
Ballercat by Tristin Profitt
Something to be Determined by John Hendel
Something Else to be Determined by Brian Pachinger
A Movement Piece by Erik Brakey and Someone Else
And a surprise keynote speaker!!
And more?

Have fun, be there. Laughs a plenty. Appetizers? Sure. Drinks? If not then at the after party for sure.

Do it, why not?

Friday, February 13, 2009

From Shakespeare to Star Wars

Come out this afternoon to see the Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged at 3:30 PM today, Friday. Aimed towards area High School and Middle School students, The Complete Works of William
Shakespeare: Abridged, presented on February 13th, aims to introduce students with the work of
bard in a fun comedic show.

AND THEN!!!!!!

Athens man to display his Star Wars collection

By SARA BRUMFIELD
Messenger staff writer
Published: Thursday, February 12, 2009 11:02 AM EST
An avid Star Wars fan is finally getting the chance to let his Wookiees stretch their legs this weekend.

Zach Fuller of Athens grew up in the ’80s with a fascination for the blockbuster science fiction trilogy and has been collecting memorabilia his entire life. Now 27, Fuller is ready to pull his collectibles out of the closet and put them on display for other fans to enjoy.

On Valentine’s Day at 6 p.m., Fuller will host an open display of his collection at ARTS/West to prove that there is no true love like the one between a man and his Star Wars toys.
Fuller said he has no idea how many pieces there are in his collection because everything is stored in one room in his home. He said he will have a better idea of what he has once he gets it on display at ARTS/West, 132 W. State St.

“I’d eventually like to have everything in cases and in dioramas,” said Fuller. “Right now, it’s just going to be my collection sprawled out for people to see.”

Fuller said all the Star Wars movies have their moments, but his favorite chapter is “The Empire Strikes Back,” which came out a year before he was born.


“I think that’s the movie that most Star Wars fans would say is their favorite,” he said. “But in the new ones, the light saber fights are pretty impressive.”

According to Fuller, he was attracted to the fantasy and excitement of the movies growing up.

“My mom got a lot of Star Wars action figures for me at a yard sale when I was a kid,” said Fuller. He said he was ecstatic with the gifts.

Some of Fuller’s collection dates back to before his time, including an R2D2 remote control robot, which hit the market in the 1970s.

Fuller said he knows there’s a decent Star Wars fan base in the Athens area, but he still gets made fun of by his friends for his obsession. He is hoping to connect with some other fanatics over the weekend.

Although Fuller is not officially part of ARTS/West, he said he found the facility to be a friendly venue to display his collection.

“It’s exciting to have a member of the community to see us as a facility to showcase his collection,” said ARTS/West Program Specialist Emily Prince. “There’s such a broad definition of art.”

Fuller said he would eventually like to have his collection on permanent display.

“There’s a place called Graceland Too that’s just a guy’s huge Elvis collection,” said Fuller. “I’d eventually like to do something like that.”

Fuller said he is hoping to have someone create some video loops for the show on Saturday. A potluck dinner will also be held during the event.

sbrumfield@athensmessenger.com



Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Southeast Engine! What?!

Chase those winter blues away! We have a wide variety of events up-coming- hope to see you!

February 6, 2009, 8 PM – 11PM Moon Jaw Records Inception Party/Southeast Engine 180 gram vinyl "soft release!" ALL AGES! Southeast Engine's new album -- "From the Forest to the Sea" -- will be available for the first time (fresh out of the box) on 180 gram vinyl this evening. This is a "Soft Release Party" (the official release is Tuesday, February 17). Playing: Southeast Engine Jr. (Rem & Leo of SEE) Teddy Humpert (of Kaslo) Clare & Jamie's Birthday Band

February 7, 2009- 5 PM-7 PM ALPACA (Athens Local Professional Artist & Craftsman Association) will be having a meet-n-greet pot luck. It is for all present members, new members and people interested in learning about our organization. Please contact Kelly Lawrence by calling 740/594-1158 or email gryphon13@verizon.net for more information.

February 13, 2009. Aimed towards area High School and Middle School students, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged", presented on February 13th, aims to introduce students with the work of the bard in a fun comedic show. Time TBA!

February 14, 2009, 6 PM Join us to as we celebrate the love between an man and his star wars collection. View for the first time in Athens Zach Fuller’s complete collection of Star Wars Memorabilia. There will be bands, a pot-luck and nerdy fun for all!

February 20, 2009- 8PM Aquabear Live @ ARTS/West with The Black Swans (Columbus) and The McGovern Brothers $5

February 22, 2009- 10 AM- 5PM Limehouse Theater offers an exclusive workshop as fundraiser for their upcoming production about the murdered and missing Women of Juarez, Mexico. Pochinko Clown, $30. The workshops will work through a variety of theatrical techniques and end with an ensemble creation piece! For an application, please call 817-437-7407 or write to limehousetheater@gmail.com

February 28, 2009- 3 PM. Free interactive concert of story songs sharing tricks and skills for getting along with Paulette Meier, singer/songwriter/peace educator.
Co-sponsored by Athens Friends, Church of the Good Shepherd-Episcopal, Christ Lutheran, Christ the King, St. Paul's, Hillel, First Presbyterian and Appalachian Peace & Justice Network For more information, call 698-8625.

Paulette Meier’s songs tell of young people who express their feelings about everyday conflicts and work out their problems together. Using lively country, reggae, blues and hip-hop styles on her guitar and sing-along choruses, Paulette helps kids appreciate diversity and grasp concepts that ease relationships when the going gets tough. Paulette has worked in four states as a peace educator and social emotional learning specialist. Her CD, Come Join the Circle: Lesson songs for Peacemaking received positive reviews in Parenting Magazine and School Library Journal. It won a 2002 Parents Choice Approved Award and a 2003 Children’s Music Web Award. It has sold over 7000 copies and is on sale at the UN Bookstore in NYC. Copies for sale after concert or see www.lessonsongs.com

March 7, 2009, 2 PM, L'Aqua Porter Film Festival Ohio films at ARTS/West

March 7, 2009, 8 PM. The Lost Flamingo Company presents a cabaret evening at ARTS/West. Tickets $5 in advance, $7 at the door. It’s a fundraiser for our Get in on the Ground Floor Campaign! http://www.lostflamingo.com/site/

March 12, 2009- 7 PM-9 PM- Women’s Center as well as the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Ohio University present Women’s Harmony Singing in order to celebrate Women’s History Month. Harmony veterans Aerin Tedesco & Andrea Bunch (collectively known as Congress of Starlings) will lead this 2 hour participatory workshop for beginners and advanced singers alike.

May 1-3, 2009- Calliope Feminist Choir

May 8-9, 15-16, 2009- Actors Moveable Theater Presents Six Bawdy Comic Scenes by Shel Silverstein

May 10, 2009. Trisha Lockman presents Portals and Passageways.

May 22, 2009. Athens Music Club

May 23, 2009 Passion Works CD party

May 29-30, June 5-6, 2009 we welcome back The Lost Flaming Theater Company


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!
February 21 Jane Palmer and company with African drumming


IMPROV WORKSHOP/NOISE 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.

APE Center Update

Appalachian Progressive Education Center (APE Center)

is NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATION for

*Spring Break THEATER CAMP (Ages 6-11, homeschoolers welcomed)
~ Learn how a theater show comes into being – not only through the actors/actresses but also through the efforts of a large team offstage.

~Sign up to be either on the backstage crew as a costume designer, set/prop designer, stagehand, light/sound technician, or promotion designer. Or the on-stage crew as an actor/actress, or a dancer.


*Spring Break MUSIC CAMP (Ages 6-11, homeschoolers welcomed)
~Bang on buckets; try the kazoo, penny whistle, ukulele, banjo, guitar and recorder. Make shakers, write fun tunes, adapt familiar songs, hum, or sing!

~Learn about Appalachian and other musical styles from the professional musicians.

Dates: March 23rd - March 28th (Monday through Saturday)
Time: 9am – 4pm (Monday – Friday). Performance/concert to be held on Saturday afternoon.
Fee: $ 160/Monday through Saturday
To register: email ape.center@gmail.com, or call 740-707-2916. The amount of participants is limited to 25.
Location: ARTS/West
*Note: For an extra fee, childcare is available M-F from 8-9am for $30/week, and 4-5pm for $30/week
And, thanks to Johnny B Foundation, you can ask for a sliding scale fee or a scholarship*

The mission of ARTS/West is to make facilities, resources, and opportunities available to arts organizations, individual artists, and community residents. ARTS/West harnesses community focus for all individuals engaged in the creation, performance and exhibition of the arts and promotes activities preserving the beauty, heritage and culture of our town

Many thanks to The Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Athens Foundation, The OU Credit Union, The Hocking Valley Bank, The Ohio Arts Council, The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, The Ohio University School of Music, Magic Video, our Olympian Founders, individual donors and the time donated by our army of volunteers, for making this possible.

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.