Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May 14th, Upcoming Events Update: Geoff Schenkel Art Gallery & Global Dialogues





Tomorrow May, 15th at ARTS/West, 5pm-8pm: ARTS/West is proud to present a public art opening of an exhibit created by artist Geoff Schenkel. Geoff was honored with the Artsbridge “Reflections” People’s Choice Award, won the Best of Show for Mixed Media in the Southern Hills Art Show, and most recently anchored at the Dairy Barn's FLOW Exhibition in our fair Athens.
  
Geoff's Personal Website, where you can view more of his amazing art!: http://geoffschenkel.com/
Also, like the group of artists that Geoff collaborates with at: https://www.facebook.com/resolvestudios


Free admission and free refreshments! We're very excited for this event so please come on out for it! 


Next, An Athens pilot project of Global Dialogues will be announcing the local winners of their annual worldwide narrative contest during a presentation at ARTS/West at 3pm on Sunday, May 19.  The event will be preceded at 1pm by a panel discussion focusing on the ideas generated by youths in their contest submissions.  The awards presentation will feature a brief introductory film and performances by the Athens Irish Dancers.  Ohio University graduate music student, Isaac Zika, will perform on piano.

A diverse group of Athens County youths submitted entries in this year’s Global Dialogues contest.  Entries came from students at Hocking College, Ohio University, an Athens-based women’s recovery organization, and from youth in the general public.  This year's contest topics included violence and HIV/AIDS & sexuality. A jury has chosen twenty entries as local winners.  These twenty will now go on to a jury at the international level.  Winners of the international contest have the opportunity to be made into films by some of the world's top cinema talent.  Global Dialogues films are available for viewing or download in 27 languages at the Global Dialogues YouTube channel:  http://www.youtube.com/globaldialogues