Monday, December 11, 2017

Athens County Community Singers Annual Christmas Concert



Wednesday, December 20th at 7pm


ARTS/West  132 West State Athens, Oh


Suggested donation: $10 upon admission
Group rates available 
Christmas CD's will be available

Athens County Community Singers, a choir for All Voices, is a non-profit organization. 

Athens Old Time Square Dance And Social


Saturday, December 16th at 7pm


At ARTS/West  132 West State  Athens, Oh


Caller Sean Fen and fiddler Joe Burdock and friends will bring us an evening of lively old-time music. 

Suggested Donation: $6



No experience or partner needed. Bring friends, a good attitude! 

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kim Richey Concert & Workshop 




Tuesday, December 19th


Workshop: 1pm


Concert: 7pm


at ARTS/West  132 West State Street  Athens, Oh 


Two time Grammy nominee Kim Richey will be performing at ARTS/West. 
She is an Ohio University graduate, a veteran Nashville singer/songwriter, and a
writer of hits for Trisha Yearwood, Mary Chapin-Carpenter and more!

Her songwriting workshop is at 1pm, with a $10 donation to participate.

Her concert will begin at 7pm with Scott Minar opening.
$15 at door, tickets also available at Blue Eagle Music.






Herbs for Stress & the Nervous System




Thursday, December 14th  6-8pm


at ARTS/West 132 West State  Athens,Oh


Come and join Clinical Herbalist Caty Crabb to learn more about how your nervous system works, and herbs you can use to reduce stress, relieve anxiety, and promote focus! 

Caty will be talking about herbs that can help with:
●Stress relief
●Anxiety, nervousness
●Panic attacks
●Concentration/focus/memory
●Insomnia
●Low energy, adrenal fatigue 
●Nerve pain 
...and more!

Stress effects every organ system in our bodies, as well as our everyday wellbeing. It is the cause of and contributor to many chronic and acute health issues. Herbs are extremely effective at relieving stress, anxiety and tension, in adults as well as in teens and children. Herbs can help both to relieve acute nervous system issues, as well as to shift long term stress patterns. We will be covering many herbs that work on these levels in detail, talking about how they work in the body and specifics of dosage and preparation.

$20-30 sliding scale. Cash or check only.

REGISTER at: wildfireherbs@gmail.com, by calling 740-274-9494, or stop by the Wildfire Herbs booth at Athens Farmers Market on Saturdays 9am-noon. 

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Holiday Concert to Benefit 

the Athens County Food Pantry



at ARTS/West  132 West State  Athens, Oh


Sunday, December 10th @ 4pm



Many of your favorite Christmas and Holiday Songs, both classical and contemporary, will be performed by a talented group of professional singers and instrumentalists including Matthew Chester-Griffin – baritone, Melissa Brobek – Mezzo soprano, Alexandra Bruno – Mezzo Soprano, Nicholas Nesbitt – Tenor, Michael Weiser – Tenor, Harolyn Brient – Piano, and Michael Tobar-- Flute and Piano.
All performers are donating their time and talent for no charge. Every penny collected goes to the Food pantry.
With a joyful and varied program that is sure to warm your heart, lift your spirits and put you in the Holiday mood and Spirit of the Season, you won’t want to miss this festive musical event!
Admission is free. Money Donations of any amount are being collected to benefit the Athens County Food Pantry.
Light refreshments will be served during the intermission.

Front & Center Classically Christmas 




at ARTS/West  132 W. State Street  Athens, Oh

Saturday, December 9th from 12-1pm


ARTS/West presents a free musical performance & children's open stage for solo and ensemble music acts with a focus on classical Christmas music! Special Guests are Nick Paolino who is an Ohio University School of Music MFA candidate on cello accompanied by Kensia Bush. 

For more information contact Trisha Lachman trisha@boochee.com

ARTS/West Music Lending Library Benefit 



Thursday, December 7th @ 9PM

@ Casa Nueva  6 W. State  Athens, Oh

ARTS/West wants to provide affordable access to instruments for Athens community members. This fundraiser is to start and grow the Music Lending Library. If you plan on attending, Sadie Meade will be screen-printing live from 9-11pm onto any apparel you bring as long as it's made of 100% cotton. Bring a t-shirt to get an instrument library design print or buy an instrument themed holiday card to support the cause! The all-night rock show will be starring Red Lake, Speedwalk Jerry, The Revulvas, and The Caitlin Kraus band. This head-banging performance should make your ears-split with sounds coming from the very instruments we'd like to lend you. So come get rowdy to support a good cause with intense music and live screen-print.

LAURA SERNA ART OPENING 



@ ARTS/West  132 W. State  Athens, Oh 

Thursday, December 7th 6-8pm 

Laura Serna will be presenting her work in the ARTS/West gallery on December 7th. Her work expresses the elements through the lens of native creation myths. Come on out for a great show, refreshments, and snacks. Her show runs from December 7th to January 2nd.

Monday, November 27, 2017

2017 Holiday Craft Swap



Sunday, December 3rd @ 3pm

@ ARTS/West 132 West State  Athens, Oh

Come on out for no cash holiday swapping! Bring x number of homemade, giftable items, and leave with x number of items made by other community crafters! Be sure to arrive at 3 pm to set up; swapping starts around 3:15 until all items are gone. Also, feel free to bring a holiday snack to share!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

SATB Choir Concert


Saturday, December 2nd  7pm

@ ARTS/West  132 West State  Athens, OH


SATB: a different kind of choir presents
Fire! Friend, Foe and Metaphor, a benefit concert for the Athens Fire Department Community Service Fund, which provides smoke alarms. 

Suggested Donation: $10 per person or $15 per family

Intro to Herbal Medicine-Making: 


Teas and Tinctures




Saturday, December 2nd  1-4pm


@ ARTS/West  132 West State Street  Athens, OH

This class is the first of three Herbal Medicine-Making classes that will be taught by herbalist Hannah Stewart. 

Hannah has five years of herbal experience, including an apprenticeship with folk herbalist Lauren Genter of Ancient Roots Botanicals, years of intensive self-study, and her current apprenticeship with clinical herbalist Caty Crabb of Wildfire Herbs and the Appalachian Ohio School of Herbal Medicine. 

Each medicine-making class will be a three-hour hands-on workshop held in the performance space at ARTS/West. You will leave with a valuable handout, an herbal remedy of your own crafting to enjoy at home, and the confidence to make more products on your own. 

This first class will be an in-depth introduction to the most common herbal medicine preparations--teas and tinctures. In this class, Hannah will demonstrate and explain the process of:

-drying herbs for storage
-making herbal teas
-brewing decoctions and infusions
-preparing fresh plant tinctures
-making dry plant tinctures

*Each participant will make their own dry plant tincture to take home (choose between Skullcap, Echinacea, and Milk Thistle).*

Appropriate for ages 12+!

Cost: $25-40 sliding scale, which includes the materials for your product.

Please register by emailing
hannahlynnstewart@gmail.com. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Herbs for Respiratory Health




Thursday, November 16th from 6-8pm

Winter time is the time for coughs, colds and flu. Come and learn some basics of holistic respiratory health! We will talk about common lung and sinus issues and how to help resolve them with herbs. What helps a runny nose? How do I deal with a sinus infection? This dry cough is keeping me up all night, can herbs help? What kitchen herbs make a good steam? Which herbs are safe for my kids? Join Clinical Herbalist Caty Crabb for a discussion of herbs that cover all these issues and more!

●sinus issues
●lung inflammation and recovery
●coughs
●asthma and allergies
●herbal syrups, steams, sprays, honeys, teas, tinctures

$20- $30 sliding scale

Class will be held in the performance space at ARTS/West. 
Many Moons Exotic Market 


Sat. Nov. 18th - 10am-6pm 
Sun. Nov. 19th - 12-6pm

ARTS/West 
132 West State Street Athens, Ohio

Many Moons is annual holiday shopping event that takes place in the basement of ARTS/West, featuring textiles, jewelry, and more from countries like Nepal, India, Bali, and Thailand. 

Monday, November 06, 2017

November Contra Dance


Saturday, Nov. 11th

7:30-10pm



Contra Dance - at ARTS/West. 

Everyone is welcome - no partner needed, no experience needed. 

Adriane Mohlenkamp will be calling with tunes by Mark, Nick, Jeanie & Other Locals. 

A beginner's lesson starts at 7:30, with the dance running 8-10pm. 

www.athenscontradance.org or 740-590-4102. 

$7/adults, $3/students, $15/family

November Art Show: 


While on My Phone
Art by: Tim Creamer

@ARTS/West
132 West State Street
Athens, Ohio

Opening: Thursday, November 9th 6:30-8:30pm

Show on display: November 9th-December 1st

Thursday, October 26, 2017

November Family Contra Dance




Sunday, November 5th 3-5pm
ARTS/West 132 W. State Street Athens, Oh

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of dancing and music. This event will have kids and adults dancing together to live music, from The Trophy Wives. No experience needed. All dances will be taught. Drop in any time. Admission by donation. Suggested donation $3/dancer. 

More information at: www.athenscontradance.org 

Friday, October 20, 2017

ARTS/West now accepting clothes for
The Cat's Pajamas Clothing Exchange! 


Clean out your closet for a good cause this November at the Cat's Pajamas Clothing Exchange benefit for ARTS/West! 

The 2017 fall edition of the event will have exchange days on:
Thursday, November 2nd: 6-8pm for ARTS/West members' night
Friday November 3rd: 5-8pm
Saturday November 4th: 10am-6pm

To participate, now through Thursday November 2nd, bring unwanted clothes to ARTS/West during business hours to receive a golden ticket that allows unlimited items on the exchange days. If you bring clothes on the exchange days, you will get a regular ticket, & you may take as many items as you brought, additional items $1. Thursday, November 2nd is ARTS/West members’ night, which is open to all current or new ARTS/West members, with a $15 entry. Entry is $15 on Friday, November 3rd, & $10 on the 4th. Once entry is paid, you may return to the event as many times as you want because entry is only paid once. Free for children 12 & under!
ARTS/West is located at 132 West State Street in Athens Ohio.

For more information or to volunteer:
Emily Beveridge: beveridge.emily@gmail.com
ARTS/West @ 740-592-4315.

ARTS/West Business Hours:
Monday-Friday
11am-6pm
(Hours are often extended for evening classes, call for additional hours)

Come marvel at the massive amount of gently used clothing that you can get your paws on at the Cat’s Pajamas Clothing Exchange benefit for ARTS/West!
Two Great Jazz Performances Sunday October 22nd


School of Music Faculty Chamber Recital is Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Miles Davis'. Birth of the Cool will include School of Music faculty and will feature guest artists Terry Douds on bass, James Moore playing the trumpet and Kyle Slemmer with a Baritone Saxophone. 

Entry is free!  


Come by and enjoy an evening of music, organized and performed by graduate assistant Seth Alexander of Ohio University. 

Entry is free! 

Seth is pursuing his masters in Music Performance, with an emphasis on Jazz Studies- this recital is a representation of the work he has done at OU on drum set, vibraphone, and hand drums. The recital will feature collaborations with percussionist Greg Becker, pianist Bobby Lucas, Ryne Siesky on trumpet, Will Horner on trombone, and the Ohio University Jazz Percussion Ensemble. It will also feature original compositions, arrangements of jazz standards, and traditional festival music.

Food: Fluff Bakery & Catering 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Herbs for Digestive Health



Thursday October 19th from 6 - 8pm 


Come learn about herbs you can use to relieve acute and long-term gut problems.



Many of us are affected by occasional or chronic digestive issues- from simple indigestion, to heartburn and bloating, to IBS. In this class we will learn some basics of how the digestive system works. We will cover some common gut problems and many herbs you can use to improve gut health and feel better! 


We will be talking about herbs that can help with: 
●Acid reflux, heartburn 
● Pain, cramping 
●Constipation, diarrhea  
●Food sensitivities 
●Gallbladder issues 
●Gastritis, ulcers, and more 

$20-30 sliding scale. Cash or check only, please.

Register at: wildfireherbs@gmail.com

or by calling 740-274-9494
*Coming up in November - Herbs for Respiratory Health*
Front & Center: Ablaze with Color! 



Front & Center returns to ARTS/West on Saturday, October 21st at 12pm. Front & Center is completely free and provides children with an open stage for solo and ensemble music acts. This month, we will be featuring an ensemble group of singers from the Calliope Feminist Choir. A fun Saturday afternoon activity for the whole family!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Waltz Workshop / Contra Dance 
at ARTS/West




Everyone is welcome - no partner needed, no experience needed



5:00-6:30 - Introductory Waltz Moves Workshop with Dale Shirer
6:30-7:30ish - Potluck Dinner
7:30-8:00 - Beginners Contra Lesson
8:00-10:00 - Contra Dance, Dale Shirer calling with The Contrarians

Attend any or all of the events


Waltz Lesson by donation 
Contra Dance $7/adults, $3/students, $15/family

For more information visit www.athenscontradance.org or 
call 740-590-4102

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Well Beings
by Greg Vovos
A Play Reading

Join Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble in conversation with the Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions "Standing Together: Fighting Our Community's Opioid Epidemic" event
(https://www.ohio.edu/chsp/about/standing-together.cfm)
ARTS/West and Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble present
a Staged Reading of Greg Vovos' play
Well Beings 
written by Greg Vovos
directed by Brian Evans
with
Jack Benken, Lisa Buch, Carson Cerney, Daniel C. Dennis
Janice Paxson Evans, David Haugen, Emily Prince
Neal Timlin, Aidan Tracy & lorraine wochna
Well Beings traces the journey of three heroin addicts at various stages of recovery. Looming over all these characters is the Gravedigger who buries the dead. This sometimes absurd, sometimes all-too-real drama examines one of the biggest crises facing our society today.

7pm, Friday, October 13, 2017
ARTS/West
132 W. State Street
Athens, OH
Suggested Donation: $5/adults; $2/students; $10/family

After the reading, audience members will have a chance to speak with playwright Greg Vovos about his process writing the play

A quote from the playwright:
“Theater allows us to tell the stories of our communities in a way like nothing else can. And in this case specifically, it gives our communities the opportunity to come together and witness the struggles that people face when they are caught in the grip of heroin and opiate abuse. When a group of strangers are assembled in a room, playing witness to the events unfolding in front of them, they gain not only a better understanding of the truth of the character’s struggles, but also a greater sense of empathy. From there, conversations naturally begin and our community can come together to support each other. As one recovered addict once said to me, it is only through sharing our stories that true healing can occur. What better place to do so than in the theater?”

More info at: https://brickmonkey.org/up-next/

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Ohio Brew Week Presents 
OKTOBERFEST in ATHENS 
Friday, Sept. 29th 5-10pm 


It's that time of the year!

Join us at ARTS/West for Ohio Brew Week Oktoberfest

Beers, bands, food & fun

Sample a variety of food from local vendors
while enjoying Ohio-made brews & ciders


Including:
Multiple Brewing
Little Fish Brewing Company
Devil's Kettle Brewing
MAPLE LAWN BREWERY
Rhinegeist
West End Cider House
Jackie O's Brewery

Music:
5-7: Moonville Station
7-8:30: Ben Davis Jr.
8:30-10: DJ Axcess


Friday, September 29, 5-10pm

Token style setup for beer pours similar to Brew BQ and Last Call


This is a family friendly event

check it out on FB right here
Stimson Avenue Mural Call for Art
Deadline Extended



Original Deadline: September 15, 2017: Proposals DUE (Receipt Deadline)
Extended Deadline: Wednesday, November 1, 2017: Proposals DUE (Receipt Deadline)
November 5-11, 2017:  Percent for Art Ad Hoc Art Selection Committee Review: Review
                Results Announced

Spring Installation: TBD by Artist
                               

Mail/hand deliver applications to:
                                “Stimson Avenue Mural Project”
                                ARTS/West
                                132 West State Street
                                Athens, Ohio 45701

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Streamline Your Wardrobe & Spend Less on Clothes!


Coming up Oct. 2nd at 6:30pm

A Wardrobe Workshop with Sarah McGrew
New Ways to Organize & Keep Costs Low



This is a workshop for women who want to streamline their wardrobes
 and make getting dressed a snap

Participants will leave with the ability to: 
Create 72 outfits from 12 items of clothing
Spend less time and energy getting dressed
Add accessories to individualize outfits
Plan productive shopping experiences

Monday, October 2nd 6:30-8:00pm at ARTS/West 
(132 West State Street, Athens,OH) 

Tickets are $15 and the class size is limited to 25 people.