Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cat's Pajamas Clothing Exchange!

ARTS/West, 132 W. State St., 740/592-4315, presents the Cat's Pajamas Clothing Exchange 4/29/11, 7:00pm; 4/30-5/1, 1:00pm-6:00pm as a benefit fundraiser for ARTS/West.

Hello Cats & Kitties! The Cat's Pajamas Clothing Exchange is back for it's third year to bring you a whole new wardrobe of clothes. We've been sorting all week (and last week!) and I can tell you we have something for everyone. We're pleased to have a lot more men's clothes this year including suits for work or irony.

We have:
  • Baby clothes
  • Kids Clothes
  • Men's clothes
  • Women's clothes
  • Hipster clothes
  • DIY clothes
  • Clothes with lots of appliques
  • Clothes for all shapes and sizes- short, long, curvy, no curves, pear shaped, apple shaped, all fruit shapes!
The preview party featuring DJ Barticus and FREE AVALANCHE PIZZA will occur on Friday, April 29th from 7pm-10pm. The preview party will allow you to have first access to all of the early donations of clothing we will be receiving. The regular exchange hours are Saturday, April 30th & Sunday, May 1st from 1-6pm.

The way the exchange works is:
  • Bring any clean unwanted clothing items to ARTS/West (132 W. State) before the first day of the event & you will be able to take as many items as you like throughout the entire event!
  • If you bring clothes with you during any scheduled event hours, you can take as many items as you brought, each additional items costs $1.
  • Customers pay $5 entry during the event weekend. Once customers have paid entry they can come back as many times as they like. (you only pay entry once)
  • Proceeds benefit ARTS/West: Athens Community Gateway to the Arts.
*We will be seeking volunteer clothing sorters the week of the event, and during the event hours. All volunteers get free entry all weekend, unlimited clothing items, and have first dibs on any items they like while they sort.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Athens Historical Society

Tomorrow Night the Athens County Historical Society and Museum present: “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” Music Performances and Discussion with: J.D. Hutchison, Charlie and Celia Lewis, and Religion of Love

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Couple of things

Just wanted to remind you that Life Drawing Club is taking a spring break. Meetings will resume in June.

Also, you can start dropping off clothes for the Cat's Pajamas Clothing exchange.
The way the exchange works is:

-Bring any unwanted clothing items to ARTS/Westt (132 W. State) before the first day of the event & you will be able to take as many items as you like throughout the entire event!

-If you bring clothes with you during any scheduled event hours, you can take as many items as you bought, each additional items costs $1.

-Customers pay $5 entry during the event weekend. Once customers have paid entry they can come back as many times as they like. (you only pay entry once)

-Proceeds benefit ARTS/West: It's a benefit!

*We will be seeking volunteer clothing sorters the week of the event, and during the event hours. All volunteers get free entry all weekend, unlimited clothing items, and have first dibs on any items they like while they sort.

***To volunteer Contact Emily Beveridge:
beveridge.emily@gmail.com

The preview party featuring DJ Barticus and FREE AVALANCHE PIZZA will occur on Friday, April 29th from 7pm-10pm. The preview party will allow you to have first access to all
... of the early donations of clothing we will be receiving. The regular exchange hours are Saturday, April 30th & Sunday, May 1st from 1-6pm.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Music and much to be thankful for

First weekend in April, Check! Big thank you to Mr. Daryl Pauley for organizing a TAGS School of Theater volunteer work day in the space. So much work, so many things repaired! We are truly in their dept. We would also be remiss if we did not thank playwright/director/producer Shawn Grindle who shared his play GRAFFITI with us this weekend. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

But, why stop there? We have another big weekend planned. We kick things off on 4/9/11, 12:00pm with Front and Center: A free music event for school age kids 2nd Saturday of each month (Sept.-May) at noon -1 pm. First Half is a special guest, 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! This month's special guest is the Calliope Women's Chorus.


4/9/11, 7:00pm Nobrow Music Collective concert- Debut performance of the Nobrow Music Collective. What better way to begin a new music ensemble's existence than with a performance of Terry Riley's masterpiece IN C! There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:00 followed by an open performance of IN C. So bring any acoustic instrument that you want and participate in the experience yourself!
Program also includes:

James Tenney - Having Never Written a Note for Percussion

Blake Tyson - The Trees are Quiet

Tristan Perich - Momentary Expanse

For this performance the NMC will be made up of musicians from various OU ensembles (Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble) as well as musicians from local bands Splank!, The Alley Cats, Scubdaog and Weedghost!

**This performance is presented free as a part of ARTS/West's Presents Series.** Donations will be encouraged.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Summer Camp Fun

Hey kids, looking for something fun to do this summer? We have a couple of exciting options happening here at ARTS/West.

Are you a young woman between the ages of 12-18? Do you want to rock? Check out Athens Rock Camp for Girls. June 12-18th 2011 , 8:30am-5:30pm. $50 per camper. Scholarships are available.

Registration opens April 1, 2011 and is limited to the first 30 applicants. Forms should be mailed to or dropped off at ARTS/West between 10am-4pm M-F Applications are now available and act quickly, only the first 30 applicants will be secured a place in this, the first Athens Rock Camp for Girls! APPLICATIONS Forms should be mailed to or dropped off at ARTS/West between 10am-4pm M-F.

For information on Athens Rock Camp for Girls contact Tessa Evanosky at 740.594.5440


More of the writing type? No fear. The Stevens Literacy Center and ARTS/West are please to present Kids Ink! A Creative Writing Day Camp for Grades 5-7. July 11-15, 2011 9:00am-3:00pm (drop off begins at 8:30am). $125 per Camper. A Limited Number of Scholarships will be Made Available.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of different writing genres and collaborate with professional authors from the local Athens area! Each student will additionally finish the week with one fully polished writing piece of their choice, which will be presented to family and friends during a Friday evening celebration. This is a great way for students to grow as young writers and to develop their composition skills through the summer!

Join us for a great week of fun and games as we explore the art of creative writing!

For more information on Kids Ink! call 740-593-4419 for more information & to reserve your spot today!