Tuesday, April 30, 2019

THIS THURSDAY at ARTS WEST
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Starting May 2nd Arts West and The Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library will host a First Thursday Old Time String Jam

Each month will feature a jam leader who will play, call chords and help
new players follow along. The musical lending library will be open for those
wishing to borrow an instrument.

From 6-8pm, this Free event will take place outside when the weather cooperates or in the downstairs lobby of Arts West. All ages and levels welcome.
BYOB with valid 21+ ID.

This Jam's leader is Joe Burdock. To lead a future Jam contact Tessa Evanosky
at artswesttech@gmail.com.

For more info visit FB event at
 Old Time String Jam

Join us for the final Moon Tunnel reading of the year this Thursday, at 7:30!

Always an evening of thoughtful and humorous creativity,
come hear the fabulous works of graduating MFAs Sarah Minor and Derek Robbins (and a possible third guest!).
BYOB (as usual - with valid 21+ I.D.), and a grand spread of snacks and drink
will be provided for this finale reading.

Moon Tunnel is a reading series featuring the work of creative writers from Ohio University's graduate programs. The series is held on five separate evenings throughout the 2018-19 academic year. Moon Tunnel is sponsored by
the OU English Department.

Check them out on facebook here: 
Final Moon Tunnel Reading (of the year)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Arts West News & Events


Medicinal Herbs for Home Use
CreativeMornings/Athens: INCLUSIVE
Healing Tones Blessing Performance 
SATB Spring Choir Concert



Medicinal Herbs for Home Use
Thursday, April 25, 6-7:30pm

Taught by Caty Crabb, Clinical Herbalist, of Appalachian Ohio Herb Clinic and Wildfire Herbs. 

It's spring! Students are invited to come and learn about easy-to-grow plants that can help keep them healthy. Caty will cover 10 safe herbs that are effective for many different health health problems. Instruction will include how to use each plant, what they do in the body, as well as harvest and preparation. Learn how to safely and confidently use herbal medicine at home.

$17-$25 sliding scale


More info at: Medicinal Herbs for Home 


Friday, April 26, 9-11am: CreativeMornings/Athens:INCLUSIVE
“People who include with intention, raise their hand to do the work of embracing what is unfamiliar.”
Special guest Patty Mitchell will give a presentation titled: Creating Space for Connection, Purpose and Belonging.
CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the local creative community with a focus on networking and inspiration.
Free. RSVP at: https://creativemornings.com/talks/patty-mitchell


Healing Tones Blessing
Sunday, April 28, 12-1pm

Sliding scale fee of $10 to $20
Eric Thunder Crow Schatz and Shalalea Rainstar Grace offer shamanic sound healing through a unique ceremonial  performance. Together, they utilize several musical instruments including the didgeridoo, Chinese gong, and Native flute to invoke healing energy.



More info at: Healing Tones Blessing
SATB: A Different Kind of Choir - Spring Concert
Sunday, April 28, 4pm - Refreshments to Follow


SATB Choir Presents: 
Suppying All Trumpets and Banjos - Instruments of Mass Instruction
A benefit for the Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library and Arts West.
All songs will be about musical instruments in some way. The SEO-MML is open to all visitors Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-7pm and those who become members are able to check-out instruments to take home for one month at a time. The musical lending library sponsors musical workshops and works to make the making of music accessible to all.

The SATB Choir is a community vocal group dedicated to charitable giving through the vocal music arts.  SATB’s mission is to create powerful and inspiring music in partnerhship with social justice organizations to bring support and awareness to their causes. 

Concert Admission by Donation


More Info:
 SATB Spring Concert

Monday, April 15, 2019

3rd Thursday Square Dance Social 
Thursday, April 18, 7-10pm



Athens Old Time Presents:
Caller Joe Burdock with musicians the Ohio Wood Ducks will offer up
an evening of lively old time music! 


$6 suggested donation. Dancing starts at 7pm.
No experience or partner needed. Bring friends, a good attitude,
& an adult beverage of your choice (with valid 21+ ID).

Come to dance or just enjoy the music!

Featuring: A Cake Walk.
Desserts provided by Twisted Sister Novelty Baked Goods


Facebook event at: 3rd Thursday Square Dance Social



 
3rd Friday Drum & Music Jam
Friday, April 19, 8-11pm




Come join us for a night of drumming and dancing!
All ages and levels welcome

Suggested Donation of $5-$10 to help support the space
Free Parking on the street and in the lot
Food and beverages allowed. B.Y.O.B. (with valid 21+ I.D.)

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 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 3rd Fridays of the month at Arts West 8-11pm

Facebook event and contact info at: Arts/West Drum Circle

Monday, April 08, 2019

Arts West News & Events


Jazz Instrument Workshop
On the Way Film Screening
Jazz Fest Concert

Complete Intro to Jazz 
an Instrument Workshop
(Athens Jazz Fest Event #3)
Brought to you by the Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library
Tuesday, April 9, 5-7pm




This workshop will feature top OU jazz Students and local Ted Harris teaching
basic improvisation and playing techniques.
Participants may bring an instrument, or borrow one from the Musical Lending Library, which will be open during and after the event.

FEATURING
Ted Harris & Andrew Meyer - Flute, Clarinet, and Saxophone
Ryan Kerwin - Trumpet
Cole Baker - Drum set
Alex Smith - Bass

Workshops are suggested donation $12-22 with no one turned away for lack of funds. Preregister and pay online at 
stuartsoperahouse.org,
or get your ticket at the door.

For more information
contact: Tessa Evanosky
artswesttech@gmail.com
Facebook Event: 
Complete Intro to Jazz Instrument Workshop

This workshop is brought to you by the Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library (Arts West, Stuarts Opera House and the Athens County Foundation) as a part of the Musical Workshop Series. This series offers a monthly workshops in Athens and Nelsonville, featuring local musicians, offering instruction in a variety of musical genres, with instruments from the Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library.

               
On the Way
a film screening
Friday, April 12, 7pm
Premiere of the documentary "On The Way", filmed in South Korea.
Directed By Arsenii Kibenko
The trans-cultural journey of a Lithuania born actor, director and writer Bo Haeng Sunim, who is now a Zen (Seon) monk in South Korea. The story of struggle, wisdom and searching for home. Locations include Seoul and its surroundings as well as the national treasure of Korea - temple Sudeoksa in Sapgyo-eup snowy mountains.

Bo Haeng Sunim (Kęstutis MarĨiulynas) has been a monk for more than 15 years. Through the set of talks and interviews, he recalls his past, his first impressions, the extreme difficulties of becoming a part of an ancient and foreign tradition, the reasons for the decision to go through it and not giving up,
the outcomes and profits of these years.

Bo Haeng moves from one temple to another, from one very severe traditional three-month meditation retreat (Kyolche) to another one and it seems to be endless as years of sitting meditations in silent Buddha halls. Has Bo Haeng found himself?
The film gives rather an unexpected answer.

More info:
Facebook Page:  
On The Way. Documentary from South Korea
Facebook Event:  
On The Way. Premier at Arts West
 
 
Athens Jazz Festival Event #9
Mike Tomaro w/OU faculty/Jazz II
Sunday, April 14, 1pm



Small group jazz featuring guest artist Mike Tomaro
with OU Jazz Faculty: Roger Braun (drums), Sean Parsons (piano), Matt James (saxophone), John Horne (guitar), Terry Douds (bass).

Jazz Ensemble II, comprised of OU students and directed by Sean Parsons, will open the performance.

www.athensjazzfestival.org
FREE Admission - Donations Welcome

Facebook Event: Athens Jazz Festival Event #9 - Mike Tomaro w/OU faculty/Jazz II

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Complete Intro to Jazz 
an Instrument Workshop
Tuesday, April 9, 5-7pm




This workshop will feature top OU jazz Students and local Ted Harris teaching
basic improvisation and playing techniques.
Participants may bring an instrument, or borrow one from the Musical Lending Library, which will be open during and after the event.

FEATURING
Ted Harris & Andrew Meyer - Flute, Clarinet, and Saxophone
Ryan Kerwin - Trumpet
Cole Baker - Drum set
Alex Smith - Bass

Workshops are suggested donation $10-20 with no one turned away for lack of funds. Preregister and pay online at 
stuartsoperahouse.org, or at Arts West during business hours (11am-6pm weekdays).

For more information
contact: Tessa Evanosky
artswesttech@gmail.com
Facebook Event: 
Complete Intro to Jazz Instrument Workshop

This workshop is brought to you by the Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library (Arts West, Stuarts Opera House and the Athens County Foundation) as a part of the Musical Workshop Series. This series offers a monthly workshops in Athens and Nelsonville, featuring local musicians, offering instruction in a variety of musical genres, with instruments from the Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library.

               
OVST Youth Camps 2019
June 3-21 at Arts West
 

    

Session 1: Grades 1-6, Monday-Friday, June 3-21, 9am-12pm.
"Find your inner SUPER HERO" - 
Final free show for family and friends on June 21 at 11am. Participants will explore creatively with workshops and the performance of an original script by Faith Knutsen.
Cost: $200 (3 weeks, AM) - Inquire about scholarship assistance if needed.

Session 2: NEW!! Afternoon session, June 3-21, 12-4pm. Campers bring brown bag lunch. We make, build, sew, decorate crafts for the camp show. Stagecrafts and games for kids whose parents need that full day option.  Cost: $200 (3 weeks, PM)

Session 3: Teen Camp. Grades 7-12. Monday-Friday June 3-21, 12-4pm.
"I Hope I Get It!" -
 Final free show for family and friends on June 21 at 2:30pm.This glittering performance will show off the work campers have done to become "triple threats" at auditions (singing, dancing and acting). Focuses on building skills and confidence in theater work. A tech track is also available. Professional workshops will help campers build their own "company". This is a great camp for students who want to try theater or to polish their skills; all skill levels welcome. Cost: $200 (3 weeks, PM) - Inquire about scholarship assistance if needed.

Additional information or an application contact Carol Patterson, ohiovalleysummertheater@gmail.com or call 740 541-3728.
Facebook:
 Ohio Valley Summer Theater

Monday, April 01, 2019

Arts West News & Events


Sarah Brown's 1,529 Paper Fish and

Lisa Quine's Lettering & Design Openings 
Fundamentals of Shamanism Workshop
April Contra Dance

Double Art Opening
with Downstairs Gallery Debut!
Thursday, April 4, 5:30-8:30pm
Main GalleryQuestionable Press presents
1,529 Paper Fish, by Sarah Brown



Artist and printer Sarah Brown, of Questionable Press
will display 1,529 paper fish sculptures at Arts West in Athens, OH

Opening Reception April 4 from 5:30-8:30pm
These fish began as a hand carved, wood-engraved image block that was printed in a letterpress from 1958. Each one was then assembled by hand for display.
The show will be on display through April 25

Sarah Brown is a wood engraving and letterpress artist in Lancaster, Ohio.
She uses three tons of vintage letterpress printing equipment to make well-made whim-wham for her business, Questionable Press. Her main press is a 1958 Heidelberg Windmill, designed to print long runs of small prints. Wood engraving was once a prominent image making process. Though it is now most often used for limited edition prints, the blocks are designed to hold fine detail through
the test of time and pressure.

Sarah creates work that concentrates on engaging others in play, communication, and the natural world while working within the confines of traditional letterpress printing. The main component of this piece, the paper fish sculpture, is part of her paper sculpture series, sold individually as a kit. This display of over 1,500 assembled fish exemplifies the strengths of the medium and elevates the work, playing with the definition of fine art.

Facebook Event at:
 Questionable Press Art Exhibition

Downstairs Gallery: Lisa Quine's 
Lettering and Design




Artist, designer and muralist, Lisa Quine
will display hand-lettered artworks at Arts West in Athens, OH

Opening Reception April 4 from 5:30-8:30pm
The show will be on display through April 25

Lisa is a Creative Consultant living and working in Cleveland, Ohio. Her main focuses of consulting include lettering, illustration, and design. After graduating from the University of Dayton with a BFA in Visual Communication Design, she began her career in the fast-paced world of advertising. After five years in the industry, she made the decision to leave her full-time role as an Art Director at Global Prairie to dedicate more time to her own business. Her projects as a Creative Consultant have ranged from coloring books and murals to magazine covers and gallery shows.

Lisa was also named one of Cleveland.com’s Top 40 Clevelanders to follow on Instagram. She enjoys meeting up with other creatives at conferences like Creative South and Weapons of Mass Creation, where she has been a speaker, workshop instructor and Ink Wars participant. In her spare time, she enjoys boxing, failed cooking attempts, and spending time with her wonderful Slovenian family.

Facebook Event: Lisa Quine - Art Exhibition


Fundamentals of Shamanism Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7, 10am-5pm

    

Taught by Sidonia Nightsky and Suzanne Sloo, instructors-in-training, Church of Earth Healing

$150 (some barter, scholarships and payment plans available)

Shamanic journeying is the core technique of shamanism, enabling the practitioner to obtain help from spirit allies by traveling in a trance state to the shamanic realms. This workshop includes lecture and discussion of the origins, distribution and methods of shamanic practices worldwide, preparatory exercises, and journey work to meet spirit helpers. Instructors work intensively with students to ensure a quality learning experience. By the end of the average class, all students find that they are doing journey work with verifiable results, gaining knowledge and information for themselves and their fellow students that they have had no access to or prior knowledge of in ordinary waking consciousness.

Participants will learn:
the identifying characteristics of shamanism and shamanic healing
how to recognize the shamanic state of consciousness
how to recognize their personal, unique ways of perceiving the spirit world
how to prepare themselves to safely journey in the spirit realms
how to journey to the various realms of spirit in lower and upper worlds
how to find and work with spirit helpers to gain insight, healing and personal solutions
how to help another person by consulting spirit helpers
a variety of methods of journey work, including the Sami walking journey.

Recommended reading: "The Shaman" by Piers Vitebsky.
Please bring drums or rattles if you have them, an eye covering if you like, and a journal or notebook. Comfortable clothing and a blanket and/or pillow are also recommended, since participants will usually journey sitting or lying down.

Lunch is potluck, tea is provided

We welcome your questions or requests for more information:
To register contact Sidonia at Hawkslanding Retreat Center at 740-596-4288
or email gmaspider@yahoo.com
Additional questions: Bekki Shining Bearheart bekki@church-of-earth-healing.org


Teacher Bios and More Info at Facebook Event:  Fundamentals of Shamanism

April Contra Dance
Sunday, April 7, 6:30-9pm
Last one of the season!!


Come enjoy the last Contra Dance of the season and dance to the driving tunes of The Brickersons:
Ed Newman (Hammered Dulcimer)
Rusty Smith (Fiddle)
Todd Sams (Mandolin)
Adam Rich (Guitar)

Kim Thompson will be calling.

No experience needed. No partner needed.
Everyone is welcome. All dances will be taught.

Sunday, April 7th
6:30-7:00pm Lesson
7:00-9:00pm Dance

Suggested donation: $10, $3/student, Kids 10 and under are free.


Info at 
http://athenscontradance.moonfruit.com or 740-590-4102.

Facebook Event: April Contra Dance
arts west membership info- Gain access to the SEO Musical Lending Library, Cat's PJs Clothing Exchange, discounts and more
Levels: Morel, Paw Paw Patch, Dogwood, Foothills & Skyline  
 
Forms at this link: Arts West Membership
Questions and more info call 740-592-4315 or email artswestathens@gmail.com.
Thanks for Supporting Arts West: Athens Community Gateway to the Arts!