Choose Your Own Yarn Adventure Knit & Crochet Class Tuesdays, Feb. 26 - April 30, 5:30-7pm
This will be a knit & crochet class and the projects are going to be up to you! Nadine and Nancy will provide ideas for items that you can knit or crochet and then you bring the patterns and materials to complete your project. As always you will have the support of Nadine, Nancy and your classmates! All levels are welcome and project outlines will be added soon. $6 a class or $50 for 10 weeks Lets get classy and have adventures!!!!
CreativeMornings/Athens: Symmetry Breakfast Lecture Series Friday, February 22, 9-11am
Hello, Athens! Welcome to the February CreativeMornings event! CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the local creative community with a focus on networking and inspiration.
Speaker: Nina Adanin Presentation: Extreme & Creative - Mind without Borders When & Where: Feb 22nd, 9:00-11:00am, at Arts West The event is FREE, but RSVP is required FREE tickets for the breakfast lecture are available at: https://creativemornings.com/talks/nina-adanin There are only 50 free tickets available! Please make your reservation as soon as possible.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER Nina Adanin is a doctoral student for Instructional Technology at Patton College of Education, Ohio University. She has conquered the world’s most challenging peaks: Mont Blanc, Grand Paradiso, the Grossglockner, Manaslu, Denali, Nanga Parbat, Aconcagua, Mt. Everest, and more. From Alaska to the Himalayas, she has not only climbed, but she has saved lives in
the process. Nina was awarded a medal of honor in Alaska for rescuing a mountaineer. She has ridden a motorcycle across Thailand and traversed the Atlantic in a sailboat.
Nina is interested in “Distance Learning in Extreme Environments”. Currently, she is working on the project of integration technology for collecting data regarding climate change in the polar regions.
ABOUT THE THEME- "Symmetry" What do a planet, an attractive face, and a snowflake have in a common? Symmetry.
Symmetry is prevalent throughout life. You can fold a sunflower in half, stories have an arc, and the human body can bend and create mesmerizing shapes. There are also irregularities that enhance life; they add beauty and complexity. If there’s symmetry in nature, then there must be a kind of symmetry in the way we lead our lives.
Symmetry cannot be possible without asymmetry, the same way sadness magnifies joy.
Alan Lightman wrote in The Accidental Universe, “I would claim that symmetry represents order, and we crave order in this strange universe we find ourselves in.” But chaos will happen whether we like it or not, it’s how we respond to it that either creates order or more chaos.
When in chaos, create your symmetry.
The Saint Petersburg chapter chose this month’s exploration of Symmetry, Anna Fadeeva illustrated the theme, and Mailchimp is the presenting partner.
ABOUT THE VENUE Arts West is a part of the City of Athens' Arts, Parks & Recreation Department. Our mission is to make facilities, resources, and opportunities available to art organizations, individual artists, and community residents. Arts West harnesses community focus for all individuals engaged in the creation, performance, and exhibition of the arts while promoting activities preserving the beauty, heritage, and culture of our town.
ABOUT THE PARTNERS The Global Leadership Center strives to develop internationally minded, locally engaged leaders in all walks if life.
Book Launch for The Community Table: Effective Fundraising through Events by Susan Urano Executive Director, Athens County Foundation
Friday, February 22, 5 to 7:30pm, @Arts West
Athens County Foundation's Executive Director, Susan Urano, wrote a book on her experience organizing the annual Bounty on the Bricksfundraiser, and Ohio University Press has just published the book, entitled The Community Table: Effective Fundraising through Events In the book, Urano lays out concrete steps for organizations looking to put together a fundraising event akin to the Bounty on the Bricks fundraiser, which is now facilitated and organized by OhioHealth. Each year the Bounty on the Bricks fundraiser raises funds for food pantries in the region by organizing a locally sourced meal for members of the Athens community on Court Street, which is closed down to facilitate the event. The event raises close to one hundred thousand dollars annually. The book launch event is Friday, Feb. 22 at Arts West from 5 to 7:30pm
The Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library, Stuart's Opera House
& Athens County Foundation present to you a musical workshop series!
Starting with Fiddling with the Shaws: Liz & Lynn
Sunday, February 24, 2-4pm, at Arts West
What’s the difference between a violin and a fiddle? Besides a few adjustments to the bridge and perhaps string choice, the answer is, “Who is holding it and what are they doing with it?”
Join champion fiddlers and experienced folk music teachers Liz and Lynn Shaw as they explore various fiddle styles and techniques that give the instrument its signature sounds. Hear the differences between French Canadian and Cajun, Old Time and Bluegrass, Scottish and Irish, and other styles.
The “informance” part of the workshop will be followed by a lecture on the “care and feeding or your fiddle.” As time allows, Lynn, a luthier with 35 years experience repairing and restoring violins,
will inspect fiddles and identify problems that are repairable.
(Also, the mystery of bow bugs will be revealed!)
We will wind up the afternoon with a slow jam for those who already play and brought their instruments. Those without instruments wanting to join the jam may borrow one from the Musical Lending Library which will be open during and after the workshop.
Join this entertaining approach to all things fiddle, and become inspired to drag Grandma’s Stradivarius out of the attic and start fiddling around! ule!
Drum Circle @ Arts West Friday, February 15, 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. (with valid 21+ I.D.)
Friday, Feb. 15, 8-11pm Suggested donation of 5-10$ would be appreciated 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 environment where you can put the worry of your days away and become one with the rhythm. 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 on the 3rd Friday of the month at Arts West, 8-11pm
CALL FOR cat ART for cat show opening march 7th submission deadline feb 28th
The Cat Art Show will be an annual exhibition featuring cat art, a silent auction, cat videos and cat themed live music. Half the show will feature cat artwork by Integrated Services, under the leadership of Kim Jackson, and the other half will feature artworks created by the public. Artwork can be donated to benefit the Meowterspace Cat Rescue & Arts West programming, and then placed in a silent auction for the month of March; or artwork may be submitted by the public to show and sell! Submission guidelines can be found in the "Discussion" section of our Facebook event at this linkfor either "donation" or "show and sell" (there are two different forms). The deadline to submit work is February 28th, so bring your work to Arts West soon!
Bring the whole family for an afternoon of dancing and music. Liz & Lynn Shaw and the Thrashers will play hot tunes to get kids and adults dancing together. No experience needed. All dances will be taught. Drop in any time. Admission by donation. Suggested donation $3/dancer. More information at http://athenscontradance.moonfruit.com, 740-590-4102, or FB Event