Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Arts West News & Events


Pints with a Purpose for Musical Lending Library
Drum & Dance Circle
Coming Soon: Folk Art Medicine Show


Pints with a Purpose for the SEO Musical Lending Library

Thursday, Sept. 19, 4-10pm
at Devil's Kettle Brewing, 97 Columbus Rd, Athens, OH


The Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library is the September recipient for Devil's Kettle Brewing's Pints with a Purpose Fundraiser!

Grab a few friends and join us for some delicious brews at Devil's Kettle -- and for every pint ​sold​, $1 will be donated to the SEO-MLL to support access to instruments, music lessons and music education in this region. 


The Muscial Lending Library hosts a 1st Thursday beginners' String Jam at Arts West, and has provided a workshop series for topics such as square dance calling, guitar repair, songwriting, banjo, fiddling, full drum kit playing, W. African drumming, intro to jazz and more. The library also takes a traveling "Instruent Petting Zoo" to public libraries and local festivals to give area kids more opportunities to try something new. 

Music enriches life and has the added bonus of improving kids' academics.

The SEO Musical Lending Library is a project of Arts West, Stuart's Opera House and the Federal Valley Resource Center, with lending branches at each location.

Thank you to Devil's Kettle for choosing to support our organization.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For More Info Visit the FB Event: Pints with a Purpose for the SEO Musical Lending Library 



Drum Circle
Friday, Sept. 20, 8-11pm, at Arts West  

A night of drumming and dancing! All levels and ages welcome. Instruments are available to borrow but supplies are limited so arrive early!

Suggested Donation of $5-$10 to help support the space.  Free Parking on the street and in the lot.  Food & Bevs allowed. B.Y.O.B (w/Valid 21+ I.D.)

This is an environment where folks can put the worry of their day 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. Even if you have never played an instrument, feel free to pick one up and participate in the sound!

This group meets on the 3rd Friday of the month, September-March.

For More Info Visit FB Event: Arts/West Drum Circle 

Coming Soon: Folk Art Medicine Show
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2-10pm, at Arts West
Free Admission

This event features a marketplace of folk art that carries a medicinal thread, demonstrations on distillation, live plants, herbal remedies, yoga, tarot readers and massage, along with other free classes & workshops, as well as food & beverages and live music. Nixtamalized will be vending food, Little Fish will have beer, and Herbal Sage will be selling tea. The ending time was extended to 10pm so that Brother Hill can take the stage to close out the evening.

The People's Pop Up aspires to host events that promote connection and engagement with the community through exploration, learning and networking with the folk art medicine that resides within these hills.

For class schedule, vendors and details visit the FB Event: Folk Art Medicine Show   

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Arts West News & Events


Moon Tunnel Reading Series 
Musical Lending Library at Paw Paw Fest
J.J. Gregg Sitar Concert
Songwriting Workshop with Megan Bee

Moon Tunnel, A DIY Reading Series
Friday, Sept. 13, 7:30pm 
It is Moon Tunnel time once again. Come out to kick off this season in the Arts West basement space. We will hear dazzling works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from Ohio University Creative Writers, Melanie Ritzenthaler, Derek JG Williams, and Zoë Bossiere.

Feel free to arrive early to congregate with the lovely OU Creative Writing crowd.
BYOB (with valid 21+ I.D.)

Free Admission

For More Info Visit: Moon Tunnel - September 13, 
2019
Musical Lending Library Instrument Petting Zoo
at the Paw Paw Fest!

Saturday, Sept. 14, 11am-12pm, at the Kids Tent
Partners in the Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library program, Arts West and Stuart's Opera House will be at the Paw Paw Festival with the Instrument Petting Zoo. Children will have an opportunity to touch play and interact with a variety of musical instruments.

For More Info Visit:
 Paw Paw Schedule
                   

Afternoon Raga with J.J. Gregg, Sitar
Sunday, Sept. 22,  2pm

Join sitar player J.J. Gregg for an afternoon concert!

Suggested donation: $5 per adult, $2 per student, or $10 per family

More about J.J.:
J.J. Gregg’s lyrical and meditative sitar playing relaxes and rejuvenates listeners, young and old alike. He recently released a new album – opening up – in April 2018 . He has performed in India, Japan, Thailand, and throughout the United States. Nineteen years ago, J.J. moved to Pune, Maharashtra, India on a study abroad program and met internationally renowned sitar player Ustad Usman Khan.  Since the year 2000, J.J. has studied sitar and South Asian Classical music under Khan’s guidance. Based in Salem, OR, J.J. teaches private sitar lessons in the Willamette Valley, and teaches sitar in the music department at Whitman College, and continues to increase productivity in his organic garlic patch. 


For More Info VisitAfternoon Raga with J.J. Gregg, Sitar

Want a preview of the show?  Take a listen at: soundcloud.com/jjgregg

Songwriting Workshop with Megan Bee
Sunday, Sept. 29, 2-4pm

Megan Bee is an Athens County songwriter. Her 2017 studio album Like a Canyon received The Ohio Music Awards Best Americana and Best Singer-Songwriter Album. It also won her a finalist spot in the 2018 USA Songwriting Competition.   She brings us Workshop #8 in our musical lending library series and will cover Writing Prompts, Brainstorming, Metaphors, Basics of Melody, Co-Writing and more!  This beginner friendly workshop is designed for ages 16 and up. Participants should bring pencil and paper and be ready to write!

$12 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)

For More Info Visit: Songwriting Workshop with Megan Bee

Thursday, September 05, 2019

OU Print Sale at Arts West!


Saturday, Sept. 7, 12-6pm

Looking for some unique and affordable art to decorate your walls? The Ohio University School of Art & Design Printmakers will be hosting a print sale this Saturday from 12-6pm! There will be a vast array of original artworks by students and faculty, for which funds raised will go towards the printmaking program (currently #10 by the U.S. News "Best Printmaking Programs"). At the same time, a plant sale will be taking place in the Arts West Downstairs lobby and gallery, so if you really want to spruce up your house, now is your chance! Get some art and some plants this Saturday at Arts West!

More info at FB Event: OU PRINT SALE


Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Arts West News & Events


 1st Thursday Old Time String Jam

Pop-Up Plant Sale!
Afternoon Arts Class Registration 
1st Thursday Old Time String Jam - Thursday, Sept. 5, 6-8pm.
In the parking lot or basement of Arts West, depending on the weather, a beginners' style slow string jam with a special guest "leader" each time. This month local musician Morgan Haggard will lead the jam. Haggard is a multi instrumentalist who has been playing old time string music for the past 10+ years. She specializes in fiddle tunes and waltzes from West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Bring your own instrument or borrow one from the musical lending library. Child care will be provided at this jam so parents can play too. All ages and levels welcome. BYOB (w/valid 21+ ID). Free admission - donations appreciated. 


FB Event with More Details: 1st Thursday Old Time String Jam
 
Pop-Up Plant Sale! Saturday, Sept. 7, 12-6pm.  There will be a variety of indoor tropical plants available, as well as a few outdoor landscaping plants. Also, there will be Ohio-made stained glass, and prints by Athens artist Hannah Sickles. At Arts West.

FB Event for More Info: Pop-up Plant Sale!
 

REMINDER: There are just a few days left to sign up for the 1st 8 week session (Unit 1) of Afternoon Arts Classes at Arts West!
For Ages of Grades K-5.
Registration extended to Sept. 6th.

Class Scedule:
Monday - Thursday, 3:45-5:15pm

For the Fall semester the classes are offered in two 8 week sessions that together will run Aug 26 - Dec 19. Same plan for Spring semester. Students in grades K-5 will experience arts instruction in a variety of disciplines. Students can be enrolled for 1 or more classes. Registration links for Unit 1 (1st 8 week session):
MondaysTheater Class with Janai Travis

TuesdaysVisual Art (3-D) Class with April Felipe
WednesdaysMusic Class with Lawrence Greene
ThursdaysVisual Art (2-D) Class with April Felipe

For more info please contact Arts West Program Specialist, Emily Beveridge
at 740-592-4315 or 
ebeveridge@ci.athens.oh.us  
 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

 1st Thursday Old Time String Jam


Thursday, Sept. 5, 6-8pm: 1st Thursday Old Time String Jam. In the parking lot or basement of Arts West, depending on the weather, a beginners' style slow string jam with a special guest "leader" each time. This month's guest is local musician Morgan Haggard. Haggard lives in Meigs County, Ohio, and specializes in fiddle tunes and waltzes from West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. She plays fiddle, guitar and banjo, and is looking forward to sharing these insturments with September's jam participants. Bring your own instrument or borrow one from the musical lending library. All ages and levels welcome. BYOB (w/valid 21+ ID). 

Free admission - donations appreciated. 

FB Event with More Details1st Thursday Old Time String Jam

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Arts West News & Events


 Imbricated: A Survey of Work from Three Institutions
Instrument Petting Zoo at Glouster Library
Afternoon Arts Registration Still Open

Friday, Sept. 6, 5-7pm: Opening Reception for Imbricated: A Survey of Work from Three Institutions. The Ohio University printmakers have joined together with Kent State and Ohio State Universities to create a body of work surrounding the word 'Dissent.'  The title "Imbricated" refers to the discrete but overlapping nature of the experiences of students working from a common regional perspective, but through different academic and personal lenses. The exhibit will include a selection of OU printmakers' personal works, as well as a collaborative exchange portfolio. The show comes together at Arts West in tandem with Althea Murphy-Price's visit to the OU School of Art & Design, and featues a giant print sale (an opportunity to acquire unique art at a fair price that benefits Arts West and the OU Printmaking program!).

Free Admission.

Exhibit on display at Arts West Sept 6-26.

FB Event with More Details: Imbricated: A Survey of Work from Three Institutions

Althea Murphy-Price is an American artist and associate professor at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. A prestigious figure in printmaking and the art world at large, her work “contemplates the power of hair as a signifier of cultural self-identity.” Her visit will occur the first week of September 2019, where she will be working with OU students to create an edition of hand-made prints.
Thursday, August 29, 5-7pm: Ice Cream Social at Glouster Library Features the SEO Musical Lending Library Instrument Petting Zoo. Hand-cranked ice cream, live music and yard games in the Glouster Public Library's backyard, with old timey music by the Corndoggers.
Glouster Public Library, 20 Toledo St., Glouster, OH - 740-767-3670
There's still time to sign up for Afternoon Arts at Arts West! There are still some open spaces and registration has been extended to Sept. 6th (or until full).

Class Scedule:
Monday - Thursday, 3:45-5:15pm

Offered in two 8 week sessions, Aug 26 - Dec 19. Students in grades K-5 will experience arts instruction in a variety of disciplines. Info links for Unit 1 (1st 8 week session):
Mondays: Theater Class with Janai Travis - http://apm.activecommunities.com/athensrec/Activity_Search/2445
Tuesdays: Visual Art (3-D) Class with April Felipe - http://apm.activecommunities.com/athensrec/Activity_Search/2446
Wednesdays: Music Class with Lawrence Greene - http://apm.activecommunities.com/athensrec/Activity_Search/2447
Thursdays: Visual Art (2-D) Class with April Felipe- http://apm.activecommunities.com/athensrec/Activity_Search/2448

For more info please contact Arts West Program Specialist, Emily Beveridge
at 740-592-4315 or ebeveridge@ci.athens.oh.us
Thanks for Supporting Arts West: Athens Community Gateway to the Arts!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Arts West News & Events


 "Last Call" Film Screening (Union Documentary)
Fearless: Women's Journeys to Empowerment
CreativeMornings/Athens: Justice


Saturday, August 24, 7-9pm: The Last Call (Union Documentary) 2nd Showing at Arts West. For all those folks who missed the premiere, CC pictures LTD. and Arts West are proud to present "The Last Call", a feature length documentary about The Union (for ages 18+). Here's a chance to see it on the big screen. Suggested Donation of $5 (BYOB​ with valid 21+ I.D.​).

FB Event with More Details: 
The Last Call (Union Documentary) 2nd Showing
Thursday, August 29, 6:30-9pm - Fearless: Women's Journeys to Self-Empowerment. A spoken word event. In seeking a way to provide women a platform on which to be heard, and inspired by the #MeToo movement, editor Cat Pleska, for Mountain State Press, collected essays, stories, and poems from 30 women throughout Appalachia. Each wrote about her most challenging moment and how she learned to not just endure, but also to win. Curated by Athens Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour, this event will include readings from the book as well as an open mic for other "fearless" poems. Donations for Arts West the night of the readings will be appreciated. Light refreshments will be served.

FB Event Link: Fearless: Women's Journeys to Self-Empowerment
Friday, August 30, 9-10:30am:  CreativeMornings/Athens: Justice. CreativeMornings is a monthly inspirational and networking breakfast for the Athens creative community, with complimentary coffee & inspiration. August’s theme is #CMjustice! Chosen by Creative Mornings' Bratislava and illustrated by Simona Čechová.

This month Patrick McGee, recently retired trial attorney, alchemist and musician, will explain how King Richard the Lion Hearted, the Diggers, and the Dagda’s harp have illuminated his path and inspired his search for justice over the years.

Admission is FREE and registration opens on August 26th at:
https://creativemornings.com/talks/patrick-mcgee-the-alchemy-of-justice 

Coffee and breakfast will be provided by the amazing Fluff Bakery.

For more info on the theme (and to see all the many places participating): https://creativemornings.com/themes/justice