Friday, September 21, 2018

Moon Tunnel Literary Reading Series
Friday, September 21st, 7pm



Moon Tunnel is back! Come hear expert works by this fabulous line-up of readers: Christine Adams, Justin Mundhenk, and Lizzie Tran. 

The reading begins at 7 p.m. 

Feel free to show up early to mingle a bit and enjoy refreshments. Snacks will be provided, bring your own beverage of choice (Beer or wine are permitted, I.D. required) 

Moon Tunnel is a reading series featuring the work of Creative Writers from Ohio University's graduate programs. The series will be held on five Friday evenings throughout the 2018-19 Academic year at 7:00pm in the basement room* of Arts West. Moon Tunnel is sponsored by the OU English Department.

For more info check out facebook event 

*upstair this week due to renovations downstairs; and upstairs for finale of April 26th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Visiting Filmmaker Roger Beebe

Sunday, September 23rd,1:00 - 3:30pm

ATHENS CENTER FOR FILM & VIDEO PRESENTS THE WORK OF FILMMAKER ROGER BEEBE

On Sunday, September 23, at 1:00 PM
, the Athens Center for Film & Video will present the work of expanded cinema artist, Roger Beebe at Arts West, 132 W. State Street.

The event is free and open to the public.

Roger Beebe is a filmmaker whose work since 2006 consists primarily of multiple projector performances that explore the world of found images and the "found" landscapes of late capitalism.

He has screened his films around the globe at venues such as the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square and McMurdo Station in Antarctica, as well as at Sundance and the Museum of Modern Art, with solo shows at Anthology Film Archives, The Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City and Los Angeles Filmforum among many others. Beebe is also a film programmer: he ran Flicker, a festival of small-gauge film in Chapel Hill, NC, from 1997-2000 and was the founder and Artistic Director of FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film Festival from 2004-2014. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Art at the Ohio State University.

“We’re really excited to present his work. Beebe is a pillar of the experimental film community and his multi-projector performances do not disappoint. It will be a great opportunity for the community to see an alternative presentation of cinema and get to know the work of a phenomenal artist,” said David Colagiovanni, director of the Athens Center for Film & Video and The Athens International Film + Video Festival (AIFVF).

The Athens Center for Film & Video is proud to sponsor the event along with the Ohio University Division of Film, Arts West and AIFVF.

The 2019 AIFVF is scheduled for the week of April 8-14, 2019.
To check out past winners and events on the festival website: Click Here

For More Info Contact David Colagiovanni, Director, at athensohiofilmfest@gmail.com,
or to check out the event on Facebook: Click Here

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

3rd Friday Drum & Music Jam
Sept. 21, 8-11pm




Come join us for a night of drumming and dancing. 
The space is open to all levels and ages. The circle is not limited to drums, any and all acoustic instruments are welcome. Parking is free on the street and in the lot. 
Food and alcoholic beverages allowed. B.Y.O.B. (I.D. required)

Friday, Sept. 21, 8-11pm
Suggested donation of 5-10$ would be appreciated to help support the space

Whether you drum, dance, play another insturment, or just listen and take it in, there is a place here for everyone. There are no rules to participating in the sound. Even if you have never played an instrument, pick one up! There are plenty to borrow. 

This group meets every 3rd Friday of the month at Arts West, 8-11p.m.

More info on Facebook at: Drum&Music Jam




Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The 5th Annual Athens Area Fiber Faire is coming soon 
and now is the time to sign-up for FREE classes! 

Admission to the event is FREE

Saturday, September 29th, 10am-5pm
Sunday, September 30th, 12-5pm
at the Athens Community Center

The Athens Area Fiber Faire is an Art West event
held at the Athens Community Center

701 E State St, Athens, OH

The faire offers a vast array of fiber related merchandise such as yarn, fabric, supplies, accessories, books, notions, finished goods and tools, as well as
 free classes and demonstrations

FREE admission

Saturday, September 29th, 10am-5pm
Sunday, September 30th, 12-5pm


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Here is the listing of the classes being offered: 
(Teachers doing preregistration have their contact info listed)

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Color Theory Class
Instructor: Katie Simo 
Duration: 1 hour
When/Where: Sat, Sept 29, 12:00 to 1:00pm, in Room B
Materials: None required
Description: This is an overview and discussion on color theory. Katie Simo will talk about the science behind how and why we see color, as well as learning the visual effects that different color combinations can create. We will define and discuss color in as many aspects as desired!  Visit our delicious food trucks and bring your lunch to join in the great conversation.

No preregistration required

Beginning Drop Spindle 
Instructor: Heather De La Pena
Duration: 1 hour
When/Where: Sat. Sept. 29, 11:00am to 12:00pm, in the Conference Room
Materials: All materials provided
Description: Please join Heather as she introduces you to working with a drop spindle. No experience necessary and all materials are provided. She will also have her booth set up at the fiber faire so you can see amazing examples of her work. Heather will also be demonstrating wheel and drop spinning from her booth throughout the fiber faire.

To sign up for the class: please email Heather directly at heatherdel7@gmail.com

Advanced Crochet Mandala Square
Instructor: Angie Wilson
Duration: 3 hours
When/Where: Sat., Sept. 29, 1:00 to 4:00pm, in the Conference Room
Materials: To complete the Mandala Square blanket you will need to buy 850yd for each of the five colors in an Aran weight yarn and an I hook.
Description: Students will learn how to work in the round starting with a magic circle. Upon completing the class students will know the following: standing stitch, FPDC, BPDC, Drop DC, DblTr, TrTr, Puff, 5Puff, and Cluster. The free pattern for this class is one of a series of 20 12”x12” squares creating a blanket measuring 4’x5’. Students can view all completed squares for the blanket and decide if they wish to complete the entire project. 
Student Requirements: Advanced crochet skills, see class description; Max in class is 8


To sign up for the class: please email Angie directly at angela.r.wilson@gmail.com


Needle Felting Class: Felting a Doll
Instructor: Missy Whaley
Duration: 2 hours
When/Where: Sat., Sept. 29, 10:30am to 12:30pm, in Room A
Materials: All materials provided
Description: With Missy you will make a needle felted doll. Missy will share the healing pedagogy of using felted dolls or animals in storytelling.
Student Requirements: Aged 10 and up, beginner level skills for needle felting, younger children with parent present to help; Max in class is 8

To sign up for the class: please email Missy directly at mwdances@gmail.com


Needle Felting Class:  Painting with Wool
Instructor: Missy Whaley
Duration: 2 hours
When/Where: Sat., Sept. 29, 1:30 to 3:30pm, in Room C 
Materials: All materials provided.
Description: Missy will be instructing on how to needle felt a picture that can be framed, used for a placemat or a table centerpiece. 
Student Requirements: Aged 10 and up, beginner level skills for needle felting, younger children with parent present to help; Max in class is 8

To sign up for the class: please email Missy directly at mwdances@gmail.com


Natural Loom Weaving
Instructor: Lois Wagner
Duration: 1.5 hours
When/Where: Sat., Sept. 29, 11:00am to 12:30pm, in Room C
Materials: All materials will be provided
Student Requirements: Aged 10 and up, beginner level skills for weaving, Maximum in class 8
Description: During this class you will weave a one of kind art piece inspired by nature. You will create your own loom using a forked branch and then weave with a needle in your choice of yarns. This is a great beginning level class and a wonderful way to introduce yourself to the art of weaving. Lois Wagner has been weaving and creating as a fiber artist for over 70 years. She is the owner of Fiber Fun Studio in Albany, Ohio.

To sign up for the class: please email Lois directly at loiswgn@gmail.com


Nuno felted Scarf
Instructor: Tracy Leinbaugh
Duration: 3 hours
When/Where: Sat., Sept. 29,  1:00 to 4:00pm, in Room C
Materials: All materials provided
Description: Each participant will design a scarf using wool fiber and a silk scarf. Silk fibers can be added for a nice effect. Tools for felting include tulle, bubble pack, and a pool noodle and will be provided for each person. All materials are included, and you will leave the class with a finished project or everything you need to finish your scarf at home. 
Student Requirements: Aged 12 and up, beginner level skills for felting; Max in class is 8

To sign up for the class: please email Tracy directly at leinbaug@ohio.edu



Sunday, September 30, 2018

Color Theory Class
Instructor: Katie Simo
Duration: 1 hour
When/Where:  Sun., Sept. 30, 1:00 to 2:00pm, in Room B
Materials: None required
Description: This is an overview and discussion on color theory. Katie Simo will talk about the science behind how and why we see color, as well as learning the visual effects that different color combinations can create. We will define and discuss color in as many aspects as desired!  Visit our delicious food trucks and bring your lunch to join in the great conversation.

No preregistration required


Beginning Drop Spindle 
Instructor: Heather De La Pena
Duration: 1 hour
When/Where: Sun. Sept. 30, 12:30 to 1:30pm, in the Conference Room
Materials: All materials provided
Description: Please join Heather as she introduces you to working with a drop spindle. No experience necessary and all materials are provided. She will also have her booth set up at the fiber faire so you can see amazing examples of her work. Heather will also be demonstrating wheel and drop spinning from her booth throughout the fiber faire.

To sign up for the class: please email Heather directly at heatherdel7@gmail.com


Fox Paws Scarf for Advanced Knitters
Instructor: Brynn Riordan 
Duration: 3 hours
When/Where: Sun. Sept. 30, 1:30 to 4:30pm, in the Conference Room
Materials: Please bring to class: 
-FIVE balls (at least) of solid-colored coordinating yarn, fingering weight, 20 yards ea.
-US Size 6 (4.0mm) 18-24” circular needles
Description: Join Brynn as she helps de-mystify the unusual stitches offered in Fox Paws to create a stunning garment you’re sure to get compliments on every time you wear it! Brynn will provide coloring sheets to help you decide how to place your colors and walk you through the most challenging parts of the pattern. Students will master increases and decreases and have a sample swatch for reference as they create their own Fox Paws Scarf. 
Student Requirements: Aged 16+, Intermediate+ skill level; Max in class is 15

Students may choose to pre-purchase the Fox Paws Scarf Knitting Kit through Craftsy.com (materials fee waived if you bring your own pattern). Link: https://www.craftsy.com/knitting/kits/fox-paws-scarf-knitting-kit/457483

Students are also encouraged to view others’ completed scarves for color inspiration! Find them on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fox-paws/people

Questions or To sign up for the class: please email Brynn directly at waxartist@aol.com


Speckles and Spots Yarn Dyeing 
Instructor: Nadine Borovicka
Duration: 3 hours
When/Where: Sun. Sept. 30, 1:00 to 4:00pm, in Room C
Materials: all materials are provided, but please feel free to bring undyed wool based yarn to experiment with during the class
Description: Speckled yarns are being seen more and more and are featured in several popular patterns (Find Your Fade, Speckle and Pop Shawl, etc). They look especially great when paired with a semi-solid or tonal yarn. In this class, the students will learn some of the basics of dyeing wool-based yarns and then learn how to dye a speckled yarn. We will begin with practicing the technique on small mini skeins of worsted weight yarn before moving on to a skein of fingering weight yarn perfect for a shawl or pair of socks. 
Student Requirements: Aged 12 and up, beginner level skills for dyeing; Max in class is 8

To sign up for the class: please email Nadine directly at nadine.borovicka@gmail.com


Beginning Wheel Spinning 
Instructor: Amy Drayer
Duration: 2 hours
When/Where: Sun. Sept. 30,  2:00 to 4:00pm, in Room A
Materials: All materials provided
Description: Beginning wheel spinning instruction. Learn the parts of a spinning wheel. How to draft using your wheel and the basics of twist. The objective will be to spin and ply your first two ply yarn to take home. Wool provided. Please bring your own spinning wheel.

To sign up for the class: please email Amy directly at amydrayer.ad@gmail.com



More info at Fiber Faire website or at Athens Area Fiber Faire on  Facebook

Monday, September 10, 2018


PRISM LGBTQA Youth Art Program
Mondays, 3-5:30pm, Starting Sept. 10th
PRISM LGBTQA Youth Art Program
Weekly on Mondays. 3-5:30pm (when ACSD school is in session)

We have a lot in store this Fall including mural arts, mosaics, pottery, food decoration, fiber arts and even Honey for the Heart! 

Prism: LGBTQ Youth Art Program is a creative program designed for everyone regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity to promote creative self-efficacy, and self-sufficiency. This program provides a community for young people to gain new knowledge of the arts, while growing socially aware and confident in their ability to be themselves.

Prism Fall Schedule: 
September
Sept. 10: Felt Plants w/Nancy Baur
Sept. 17: Mural Arts w/Jolena Hansbarger
Sept. 24: Mosaics w/Tessa Evanosky
October
Oct. 1: Bookmaking w/Susie Frank
Oct. 8: Papermaking w/Micki Lamb
Oct. 15: Honey for the Heart w/Patty Mitchell
Oct 22: NO PRISM
Oct 29: Fiber Arts w/Danette Pratt
November
Nov. 5: Pottery w/Emily Beveridge
Nov. 12: Pottery w/Emily Beveridge
Nov. 19: Cupcake Decorating w/Luke Boyd
Nov. 26: NO PRISM
December
Dec. 3: Juice & Paint w/Spencer Madison
Dec 10: The Art of Drag w/Sami Sparxx & Mitze Peterbilt
Dec 17: Holiday Cookies w/Lacey Rogers

For More Info contact Lacy Rogers @740-593-7301 or lacey@ucmathens.org or PRISM Facebook

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

1st Thursday Art Walk - Sept. 6th, 5:30-8:30pm


Gallery hop your way down State Street for the September 6, art walk! Participating venues include Arts West, the Southeast Ohio History Center, Casa Nueva, & Passion Works Studio. Get yourself an Art Walk Passport at any participating venue the night of the event to earn prizes!

This is a FREE evening (1st Thursdays) of art and surprises on State Street
Thursday, September 6th, 5:30-8:30pm featuring local artists, musicians and food

Exhibitions

Arts West: My Truth is Raw: Jessica Beckford's Solo Show
132 W. State St.

SEO History Center: Stuff of Dreams
24 W. State St.

Casa Nueva: Standing Rock & the Fights for Indigenous Rights, Art by Robert Studzinski
6 W. State St.

Passion Works Studio: Cardon Smith - The Solo Show
20 E. State St.

For more information please contact ARTS/West at (740) 592-4315
or Find FB event here

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

1st Sunday Contra Dances, Starting Sept. 2nd
6:30pm Beginners Lesson
7-9pm Dance


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

UPTOWN
Athens Community Arts & Music Festival
~To be held Uptown at Multiple Venues~
Friday, August 17th, 5:30-7:30pm
Saturday, August 18th, Noon-9pm



A Weekend-long Celebration of the Arts and Music of Athens! 
Presented by The Athens Municipal Arts Commision and the City of Athens, along with the Hocking College School of Music.

Friday, August 17th (5:30-7:30pm), at The Athens Uptown Parking Garage
Athens Photo Project Youth Wheat Paste Exhibit Opening Reception
"Me and Mine"
Featuring live music from Large Mouth Brass Band and food vendor Holy Guacamole.

Saturday, August 18th (12-9pm), Union Street Main Stage (brought to you by Hocking College School of Music)
WESLEY BRIGHT and THE HONEY TONES, Mourning (A) Blkstar,
Adam Remnant Band, Hellnaw, Mobile Home, Stella, Ugata West African Drum & Dance, OVST, and more!

Saturday's Union St. line-up includes local and regional music, art, poetry, and dance on the main stage; Food vendors, Dr. May's Thai Kitchen and Cajun Clucker, and a beer garden (run by Stuart’s Opera House) featuring Jackie O’s beer; And the street (Union St. btw Congress & Court) will be lined with Athens Art Guild vendors selling local creations, and local non-profit arts organizations hosting art activities and info tables.


The weekend will also feature LIVE MUSIC at Casa Cantina, Donkey Coffee, Jackie O’s and The Union! (schedules coming soon)
With: Large Mouth Brass Band, No Plastic Flowers, Coal Cave Hollow Boys, County Pharaohs, Slugg, Weird Science, Mobile Home, Red Lake, Slagpile, Caitlin Kraus, Slackluster, Peach Fuzz, Bret Anderson, Steve Zarate, Tail Winds, and many more.

The 20-year ACMF tradition continues with live music all over uptown Athens. Proceeds from these stages benefit Stuart’s Afterschool Music Program, Arts West and The Gathering Place!


More details at Facebook Event
Thanks for supporting Arts West: Athens Community Gateway to the Arts!

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Drum & Music Jam at Arts West

Friday, August 17th, 8-11pm


Come join us for a night of drumming & dancing! The space is open to all levels and ages. The circle is not limited to drums, any and all acoustic instruments are welcome. Parking is free on the street and in the lot. Bring your own refreshments - food and beverages (I.D. Required if bringing alcoholic beveages).
Where/When: Arts West, 8-11pm
Admission: Suggested Donation of $5-$10 to help support the space

MORE ABOUT THIS DRUM CIRCLE...
This is a safe space where you can come to be your truest self. This is an intimate environment where you can put the worry of your days away and become one with the rhythm. Whether you drum, dance or just listen and take it in, there is a place here for everyone. There are no rules to participating in the sound. Even if you have never played an instrument, pick one up! There are plenty to borrow. 

This group meets on the 3rd Friday of the month at Arts West, 8-11pm


Check out the event on Facebook as well: click here

Any questions contact Arts West at 740-592-4315


Wednesday, August 08, 2018


**Sadly this had to be CANCELLED**

Stay tuned for future dates!

Herbal Topicals Workshop!

in partnership with

The Appalachian School of Herbal Medicine

at Arts West, Saturday, August 18th, 1-4pm

DETAILS:
This class is the final class in a series of three Herbal Medicine-Making classes taught by herbalist Hannah Stewart through the Appalachian Ohio School of Herbal Medicine.

Hannah has five years of herbal experience, including an apprenticeship with 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 in the performance space of ARTS/West in Athens, OH. 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.

HERBAL TOPICALS will be a thorough exploration of herb-infused products that you apply to the skin for moisture, protection, and healing. In this class, Hannah will demonstrate and explain the process of making:

-powerful herb-infused oils using several different methods, including the intermediary solvent extraction method 
-healing salves made with herbal oils and beeswax 
-nourishing herbal lip balms 
-moisturizing & healing herbal lotions and creams 

Workshop attendees will participate in a DIY Massage Oil Station, where they will get to choose from an assortment of ingredients to blend their own luxurious herbal oil to enjoy at home! 

$25-40 sliding scale, including the cost of all materials. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! 

To register, email hannahlynnstewart@gmail.com

Last day to register: Thursday, August 16th 

facebook event - CANCELLED

Monday, August 06, 2018

Poets & Writers Potluck Read-Around
Thursday, August 9th 5:30 - 8:00pm



For more info call Arts West at 740-592-4315 or follow the Facebook Event

Wednesday, August 01, 2018


ART OPENING and MEET & GREET
with Athens Ohio Roller Derby (AKA the Hell Betties!)

Art of the JAM: Expressions from the local roller derby community

Thursday, August 2nd, as part of Athens' State Street Art Walk, 5:30-8:30pm at Arts West





Athens Ohio Roller Derby is gearing down for a meet n’ greet with the artists of the league. 
Current skaters, veterans, referees and Non Skater Officials will show off their artist skills, craftsmanship and talents at the Arts West Gallery on August 2nd
Get to know the Betties off the track and learn more about the sport of roller derby!"
Featuring Music Provided by: Black Magic Darlings

The exhibit will be up all month!

For more info please contact Arts WEst at 740-592-4615 or artswestathens@gmail.com
or follow the Facebook event



Athens State Street Art Walk August 2nd! 

The Art Walk venues include:
 Arts West, the SEO History Center Passion Works Studio 
& (usually) Casa Nueva (under construction this month)

free evening of art & surprises on State Street featuring
local artists, musicians & food 
1st Thursday of the Month, 5:30-8:30pm





Exhibitions

Arts West: Art of the Jam: Expressions from Athens Ohio Roller Derby, featuring music by Black Magic Darlings
132 W. State St.

SEO History Center: Meta Van Nostran’s Extensive Collection of Quilts
24 W. State St.

Casa Nueva: Casa Nueva will be closed for annual renovations from Sunday, July 29th to Friday, August 3rd. Casa will be a part of the September State Street Art Walk.
6 W. State St.

Passion Works Studio: David Dewey - The Solo Show, featuring an artist talk by David Dewey himself from 6-7pm
20 E. State St.

For more info please contact ARTS/West @ 740-592-4315 or follow the event on Facebook 


Thanks for supporting the arts in our community!



Friday, July 20, 2018

Drum Circle at Arts West

Friday, July 20th at 8:00pm




Bring your instruments and bring a friend 
for a night of drumming and dancing

All levels and ages welcome

Free event but donations are appreciated


For more info visit Facebook event



Tuesday, July 17, 2018

2018 Athens Do-It-Yourself 

Homebrew Keg & Case Competition

July 18th 5-9pm



$15 for souvenir tasting glass and opportunity to judge
 the entries of local homebrewers!  





for more info or to purchase tasting glass in advance for $12 contact:

Athens Do-It Yourself
16060 Canaanville Rd
Athens, Ohio 45701
Get Directions  (740) 594-2349


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Brew Week Pints with a Purpose 

Benefit for ARTS/West

July 18th at Devil's Kettle Brewing
Noon to 10pm



The July Pints with a Purpose at Devil's Kettle Brewing will benefit ARTS/West! Come out to Devil's Kettle, and $1 from each pint of beer purchased will go to support ARTS/West


Tuesday, July 03, 2018


Athens State Street Art Walk! 
Thursday, July 5th - 5:30-8:30pm

Venues include:
Arts West, SEO History CenterCasa Nueva
Passion Works Studio

This is a free evening of art & surprises on State Street

to be held on the 1st Thursday of the month, 5:30-8:30pm
featuring local artists, musicians & food

Exhibitions for July 5th:
Arts West 132 W. State St.
Fish Guitar: Billy Rhinehart Art

+ Music by The Trio – Mimi Hart, Jim Smailes, John Borchard

Billy Rhinehart is the artist and owner of Fish Guitar the home of unique real art guitars. Each instrument is designed from scratch, hand carved, hand painted, and hand assembled. An array of electric guitars, lap steels, 5-string bass and 6 string baritones’ will be on display.


SEO History Center - 24 W. State St.
Several Exhibits on display including
quiltsbricks, asylum history & a portrait exhibit
1. Locally made quilts on display from textile artists from the period during WWII.
2. “Bricks of Southeast Ohio”, an exhibit of locally made bricks telling the history of one of Southeast Ohio’s major industries
3. “The Athens Asylum, 150 Years of a Healing Landscape” Exhibit contains artifacts, artwork, medical history of the Athens Asylum and focuses on mental health through the decades.
4. “The Stuff of Dreams” Elise Sanford Portrait Exhibit is a unique display of local women posing as one of their heroes.

Casa Nueva - 6 W. State St.
Annual Summer Casa Employee Art Show
A collection of mixed media artworks created by the current staff of Casa Nueva.
Come out to enjoy good company, good food, and great drinks while exploring the local art scene!
Featuring Music Provided by: JJ Reed & Tracy Turner


Passion Works Studio - 20 E. State St.
Balloons! Balloons! Balloons! + hands-on balloon twisting and more!
Jump, walk, come on over to Passion Works for a new twist…balloons! Yes!, you are invited to investigate twisting - make a hat, flower, snake…develop new skills that will change your life and give you powers of spreading joy & delight.

On display will be our interpretation of fancy disco balls that actually were installed at the Nelsonville Music Festival 2018! Starting with round balloons we paper-mached, attached CDs and fabric tassels…yes, we will share our process, secret paper-mache recipe and tricks so you too can reproduce “homemade” disco balls for your next social extravaganza!





For more info please, contact Arts West at (740) 592-4315 or see Facebook event here