Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bene-Fest! in Athens Ohio, this Thurs and Fri!

Bene-Fest! in Athens Ohio, 4 bands for a cause! (These events do not take place at ARTS/West!)
Thursday, 9:00pm until 2:00am at The Union, 22 West Union Street, Athens, OH 45701

CONTEST!!! FOR FREE FOOD AT THE SHOW! JUST A BUCK WILL ENTER YOU TO WIN $10 OF O'BETTY'S AT THE DOOR!

FREE show supporting ARTS/West! Doors are at 9PM! Come out and see Empirian, The Paul Elisha Band, Jeffrey Crace and Far From Abandoned! It's a mixed bill so come out and enjoy the music.

The Paul Elisha Band:
https://www.facebook.com/paulelishaband
With a tight bass and drum groove and soul vocals and saxophone on top, the Paul Elisha Band is sure to knock you off your feet and onto your bed. This music makes babies.

Empirian:
https://www.facebook.com/Empirian
Empirian's style is an assault of double bass, harsh vocals and dueling guitar leads. The Athens natives have a knack for switching from crushing breakdowns to breakneck riffs in a heartbeat, not to mention throwing in some seriously impressive guitar solos. ~Travis Boswell, ACRN.

Jeffrey Crace:
http://www.jeffreycrace.com/
https://www.facebook.com/jeffreycrace
His intention is to re-invent on stage (or in the odd coffee house) the unique mood and space he captured while recording the songs that make up the album, Monarch: to recreate live this collection of songs that, according to music columnist Andrew McGinn, “perfectly captures a feeling that often can’t be put into words.”
Influenced by: Cat Power, Smashing Pumpkins, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, The Cure, Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters, Slowdive, Talk Talk, Elliott Smith, Neil Young, The Velvet Underground

Far From Abandoned:
www.facebook.com/FarfromAbandoned
Far From Abandoned is an electronic/christian hardcore band from Plain City, Ohio. Having been in a previous band (The Last Six Pages), the members of FFA are no stranger to the stage. Over the last year these guys have been hard at work crafting their sound in preparation for their debut EP. With the help of Landon Tewers, (The Plot In You, Ex- Before Their Eyes) the band has already mastered a few of their tracks including their hit "Refuge". Influenced by bands such as The Devil Wears Prada & UnderOATH, new listeners can expect to hear an addicting blend between vicious screams and clean vocals.

Bene-fest Day 2, Four bands play Casa (6 w. State St. Athens, OH 45701) for a cause.
Friday 9:30pm until 12:30am

FREE show supporting ARTS/West! Doors are at 9PM! Donations for the ARTS/West will be accepted at the door.
Horseburner
Valley Boys
Goodbye Goats
Hippie Grinder

There will be a raffle at the door for a $20 gift certificate to Casa! Only $1 gives you a chance to win!

Monday, February 27, 2012

March Hodge Podge Play Reading 3/4/12

The Hodge Podge Play Reading Series which takes place one Sunday a month January-March 2012 at 2:00pm at ARTS/West will present its final play of the series: The Dissolution of Mr. Stein by Marianne Hales Harding on March 4, 2012 at 2:00pm.

After a successful reading of Women and Guns by Steve Gold in January, and Spake by David L. Williams in February, Hodge Podge concludes March 4, 2012 at 2:00pm at ARTS/West with a reading of The Dissolution of Mr. Stein by Marianne Hales Harding an alumnus of the Ohio University Graduate Playwrighting program; currently of St. George, Utah.

In The Dissolution of Mr. Stein, Vic Stein, a local political candidate and pillar of the community, creates an alter ego online to do some anonymous research on a popular social networking website. Emboldened by his anonymity he ventures further and further into his pretend world, only to find that it is very real with very real consequences.

Each selected play is presented as an informal reading. A reading is defined as actors presenting the words of a script, using scripts-in-hand. With no rehearsals prior to the public reading, each reading will be kept extremely simple so that the playwright's words may be the focus of the event. All readings will be followed by a potluck (bring a dish to share!) and moderated talk back session where audience members are invited to enjoy homemade cuisine and to give their feed-back on the plays.

All events are free and open to the public and begin at 2:00 PM. Donations are encouraged. To receive a copy of the play to be read, please make reservations by calling 740/592.4315 at least 48 hours in advance.

Many thanks to the Humble Play Committee for helping to make this event possible.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It Goes Without Saying this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? Come see Ohio University School of Theater visiting professor Bill Bowers perform his one man show: IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING for one night only at ARTS/West! The show starts at 7:00 on Sunday, February 26 2012.

Here is a taste of the show, with Bill Bowers talking about his experiences with major celebrities:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=vhYY-F8hdSw

Tickets are a suggested donation of $10
ARTS/West members and students with valid IDs are FREE

Call the ARTS/West office at (740) 592-4315 for reservations or more information

Sunday, February 19, 2012

It Goes Without Saying 2/26/12, 7:00pm

Come see Ohio University School of Theater visiting professor Bill Bowers perform his one man show, IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING on Sunday, February 26 2012, at 7:00pm at ARTS/West!

Here is a scene from IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING, with Bill talking about his experiences in Montana:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=_peCFrblPC8

Doors open at 6:15 and the show starts at 7 PM. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10. Free for ARTS/West members and students with valid IDs. For reservations and more information please call the ARTS/West office at (740) 592-4315.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Honeycutters tonight

The Honeycutters will be live in concert at ARTS/West tonight, February 18, 2012 at 8:00pm!

"Amanda's voice sings like Carolina farmlands after a rainstorm"- Harvey Robinson, Monkeywhale productions

Box office opens at 6:00pm. Doors open at 7:15pm. Tickets at the door are $18.

http://www.facebook.com/Honeycutters

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Meditation Class

LEARN TO MEDITATE 2/22/12, 7:30PM

Every Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 PM, February 22nd to April 11th, Cleo Wolf, RN will be teaching a class on meditation right here at ARTS/West.

Anyone can learn to meditate. Meditation has numerous health benefits including:

Strengthening the immune system
Lowering stress and anxiety
Lowering blood pressure

This class is offered to introduce participants to meditation as a tool for health, happiness and mental development. We will address meditation as a holistic practice and discuss factors that contribute to success. Various seated or reclining postures, walking, and movement will be introduced. A variety of meditation objects will be introduced and explored. Advanced subjects will be discussed and explored.

Donations are accepted.

Questions or to register call Cleo at (740) 591-2778

We're really Stepping it up!

Come in throughout the rest of the month to view the art of Edward P. "Ted" Steiner on display M-F, 10am-4pm or by appointment.

"As a child of two Ohio University professors specializing and focusing on history, art history, cartography, and interior design, I was exposed to many forms of artistic expression (literature, music, theater, visual arts). In addition, my mother (Catherine Mcquaid-Steiner) was an accomplished working artist who taught and revealed styles and techniques, which over my lifetime, has been absorbed and consequently impacted my stylistic preferences. All of this created an encouraging atmosphere for my personal interests and expanded artistic growth.My background is quite varied, with degrees that are focused on: archeology, anthropology, art history, and the biological and physical sciences. My formal art training includes: painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography. These combined areas of study have influenced my present work in many aspects of interpretation and representation."

"I work with ink and watercolor as primary mediums in an abstract manner. This Kaleidoscope series is an interpretive study of varied cellular structures. I have used line and color to portray motion in a static form."

ARTS/West: A Ten Year Retrospective on display through February.


The Honeycutters will be live in concert at ARTS/Wes February 18, 2012 at 8:00pm!

"Amanda's voice sings like Carolina farmlands after a rainstorm"- Harvey Robinson, Monkeywhale productions

Seating for this event is extremely limited. Doors open at 7:15pm. Tickets in advance are $5 for members (Advance sales ONLY) and $15 for non-members. Advance sales will close 2/17/12 at 4:00pm.

Tickets at the door are $18.

Call the ARTS/West office at (740) 592-4315



http://www.facebook.com/Honeycutters

Bill Bowers, IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING 2/26/12, 7:00

Ohio University School of Theater Robert and Rene Glidden visiting Professor, Bill Bowers will perform his one man
show: It Goes Without Saying for one night only at ARTS/West!

Compared to the work of David Sedaris, Claudia Shear and Augustin Burroughs, It Goes Without Saying is a uniquely crafted autobiographical tour-de-force in which Bill shares funny, heartbreaking, and unbelievable true stories from his career as an actor and mime, and his life-long exploration of the role silence plays in all our lives.

IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING wins awards across the country!


  • Recipient of "Outstanding Performance" (Bill Bowers) and Best Director (Martha Banta) - New York City's FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL
  • New York Times "Pick of the Week" - New York Times
  • Outstanding Touring Production -DALLAS/FT WORTH CRITICS FORUM AWARD
  • Outstanding Solo Performance -ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS
  • Best Performance -GREELEY COLORADO
Don't miss your chance to see Off-Broadway on West State Street!

Tickets in advance are $5 for members (Advance sales ONLY) and $15 for non-members.

Tickets at the door are $18.

Call the ARTS/West office at (740) 592-4315

Check out Bill Bowers' Website HERE

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Honeycutters this Saturday

Here is a song by The Honeycutters, who will be live in concert at ARTS/West on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:15pm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnedbZFqtJ4Link

Seating for this event is extremely limited. Doors open at 7:15pm. Tickets in advance are $5 for members (Advance sales ONLY) and $15 for non-members. Advance sales will close 2/17/12 at 4:00pm. Tickets at the door are $18.

"Amanda Anne Platt is easily one of the best songwriters coming out of Western NC these days, and she really needs to be discovered by the national Americana world. Her moving delivery, accompanied by Pete James’ tasteful guitar work and harmonies, make The Honeycutters an act that really should not be missed. We can’t stop playing their CD “Irene” here at WNCW!" -Martin Anderson, Music Director WNCW

http://www.facebook.com/Honeycutters

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

2/11-2/12 at ARTS/West!

You are invited to ‘Front and Center’ a free music event for school aged kids at ARTS/West every 2nd Saturday of the month - October- May at noon to 1 PM.

Saturday February 11 special guests: Instrumentalists Mark & Hillary Burhans

Second half of the hour is always an open stage for any kids, solo or group, to share instrumental or vocal music- or to listen.

ATHCO Women's Art Guild will be hosting FREE Spin ins this winter. On Saturdays, February 11 & 25 and March 10. From 1:00-4:00 for anyone who has a spinning wheel or drop spindle that wants to join the fiber fun. We will also have demonstrations and people willing to help if you want to learn. We may also be offering demonstrations in dyeing, needle felting, knitting and crochet help for those who express interest. BYOF (bring your own fiber)


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED-February 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm "LOVE SONGS"

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Front and Center 2/11/12

You are invited to ‘Front and Center’ a free music event for school aged kids at ARTS/West every 2nd Saturday of the month - October- May at noon to 1 PM.

Saturday February 11 special guests: Instrumentalists Mark & Hillary Burhans

Second half of the hour is always an open stage for any kids,
solo or group, to share instrumental or vocal music- or to listen.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Art Opening 2/6/12 from 6-8

Ted Steiner's show, Organic Rhythms: A 10 Year Retrospective will open on Monday, February 6 from 6 to 8 pm in the performance space. His work will be hanging in ARTS/West for the month of February. Please stop by to celebrate this talented man's work and meet the artist.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Do you have your tickets?

Here is a video of The Honeycutters, performing “Irene.” The Honeycutters will be live in concert at ARTS/West on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 8:00pm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcpgApqjvxM

Seating for this event is extremely limited. Doors open at 7:15pm. Tickets in advance are $5 for members (Advance sales ONLY) and $15 for non-members. Tickets at the door are $18

"Old school country in the truest sense, Irene is free of twang and ten-gallon hats but full of real emotion, family history, quick wit and strong liquor."
-Ali Marshall, Arts and Entertainment, Mt Xpree

http://www.facebook.com/Honeycutters