Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Arts West News & Events


 Free Coffee and Preserves Workshop this Friday! 
CreativeMornings/Athens: Preserve


Welcome to the May CreativeMornings event in Athens!
Reserve your free ticket today at 
creativemornings.com/talks/tessa-evanosky
When: Friday, May 31st, 9:00 am
Where: ARTS/West, 132 W. State St, Athens, OH 45701
Speaker: Tessa Evanosky

Meet the speaker!
This month's theme, Preserve, will be handled by certified food nerd, Tessa Evanosky. The lecture will outline the basic process for homemade Kimchi, Sauerkraut, and Kombucha. Using salt and fresh organic ingredients, participants will walk away with everything they need to know to create their own preserved vegetables just in time for garden season! They will also learn how to grow a Kombucha mother using strong tea and a jar of ready made Kombucha from the grocery store. There will be free breakfast and Donkey Coffee at the event.

Make sure to register for the free event via: creativemornings.com/talks/tessa-evanosky

CreativeMornings is a global breakfast lecture series for the creative community. 

Facebook Event: 
CreativeMornings/Athens: Preserve

      

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Arts West News & Events


Calling Poets, Storytellers, Songwriters 


Please Join Us for a Poets & Writers Read Around & Potluck
Thursday, May 30, 5:30-8pm
Free of Charge - Donations and Potluck Dishes Encouraged

YOU ARE INVITED! Poets, storytellers, musicians – all are welcome to an evening of food, fellowship and spoken word. Bring a story, song or poem to workshop,
a covered dish tto share, and friends!  Plates, cups, napkins, etc. provided.
Spirits are permitted (with valid 21+ ID)

 Hosted by Athens Poet Laureate: Kari Gunter-Seymour and Arts West

More Info at: 
Poets & Writers Read Around & Potluck

Thanks for Supporting Arts West: Athens Community Gateway to the Arts!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Arts West News & Events


Square Dance Calling Workshop
at Stuart's Opera House 

OVST Summer Camp Registration

Square Dance Calling Workshop
at Stuart's Opera House

Sunday, May 26, 2-4pm
followed by a Square Dance in Stuart's lobby, 5-7pm



Want to be a Square Dance Caller? Or just learn a few easy dances to call?
Workshop #4 in the Southeast Ohio Musical Workshop Series is for you!

Old time musician and Caller Joe Burdock will teach some basic calls as well as how to call with a live band. All participants will have the opportunity to practice with a group and try calling solo.

Workshop to be followed by a Square Dance in Stuart's Opera House lobby
Workshop 2-4pm; Square Dance 5-7pm


All experience levels welcome

Tickets $12-$22 at May 26 Calling Workshop or at door (no one turned away)
More info at Square Dance Calling Workshop!
               

OVST Youth Summer Camps 2019

June 3-21 at Arts West, 9am-12pm / 12-4pm
REGISTRATION STILL OPEN

    

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) - Inquire about scholarship assistance if needed.

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.

For more information or an application contact Carol Patterson  at ohiovalleysummertheater@gmail.com or 740 541-3728.
Facebook:
 OVST Suymmer Camps
Online Registration: OVST Youth Camps 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Arts West News & Events


Square Dance Social
GentleBirth Workshop
After School Program


3rd Thursday Square Dance Social 


Thursday, May16, 7-10pm

Athens Old Time Presents:
Caller Joe Burdock with special guest band Kentucky Wild Horse 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 Desserts by Twisted Sister Novelty Baked Goods


Facebook event at: 3rd Thursday Square Dance Social



GentleBirth
Childbirth Education Workshop

Saturday, May 18, 9am-3pm
Sunday, May 19, 9am-1pm




This is a two day GentleBirth workshop
at Arts West


Saturday, May 18th, from 9am to 3pm , and Sunday, May 19th from 9am to 1pm.

GentleBirth Workshops provide expectant moms and partners easy to learn brain training techniques including Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sports Psychology and Medical Hypnosis along with tools, information and techniques to prepare for the most positive birth possible.

The cost is $250 per couple.

Expecting mothers are welcome to bring their partner or whoever will be supporting them during labor and birth. Participants can also bring a pillow/yoga mat/etc to be comfortable during the relaxation exercises.

Lunch will be included on Saturday, as well as snacks on both days.

This price also includes a 30 day subscription to the GentleBirth app.

Facebook event and contact info at: GentleBirth Workshop
Registration Link: Click Here

Arts West After School Program
Registration Open



Arts West After School Program
Now open for registration!

2019-2020 School Year, Monday - Friday, School Dismissal - 5:30pm

Featuring Creative Writing, Theater, Music and Visual Art instruction from local artists

Arts West will host an inclusive arts based after school program for children grades Kindergarten through Fifth. Enrollment for the program aims to serve up to  25 children. This program will focus on art forms such as visual art, theater, music and creative writing, as well as teach the art of Appalachian storytelling.

At Arts West 132 West State Street

For more information please contact Arts West program Specialist, Emily Beveridge:
ebeveridge@ci.athens.oh.us or 740-592-4315

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Arts West News & Events


Calliope Feminist Choir Concert
Calling Workshop Registration


Calliope's Spring Concert this week!
Come join us for a powerful program of song and connection, with musical guests Guinevere Jacobs, Greg Bikowski, Kelly Cooke and Dan Dennis, as well as wonderful ASL interpreters, Loraine Rogers, Caitlyn Holbrook and Paige Fuentes.
A reception follows each concert

 
Saturday, May 11, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 12, 4:30pm

TICKETS available at The Farmacy until day of concert and at the door
SLIDING SCALE $15-30, limited income $2-10
Reserved accessible parking available on request (e-m: calliopefeministchoir@gmail.com by day prior)
Overflow parking at Athens Middle School

Visit Calliopefeministchoir.org or Calliope's Spring Concert (FB Event) for more info. 

Square Dance Calling Workshop at Stuart's Opera House
Sunday, May 26th, 2-4pm

Want to be a Square Dance Caller?
or just learn a few easy dances to call?

Workshop #4 in the Southeast Ohio Musical Workshop Series is for you!
Old time musician and Caller Joe Burdock will teach some basic calls as well as how to call with a live band. All participants will have the opportunity to practice with a group and try calling solo.

Sunday, May 26, 2-4pm
Workshop will be followed by a square dance in the Stuarts Opera House Lobby
All experience levels are welcome

Tickets $12-$22 at May 26 Calling Workshop 
More info at Square Dance Calling Workshop!

 
Thanks for Supporting Arts West: Athens Community Gateway to the Arts!

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Double Art Opening
Friday, May 3, 5-7pm

Main Gallery
Jacob Parker: A Solo Show

Jacob Parker has a series of offset printed artworks on display
in the Arts West Main Gallery (upstairs) May 3rd-30th.


The art opening will feature live music by the Water Witches
plus food and drinks, all free and open to the public!
Be prepared to think deeply about life, love and self-worth in this mind-opening show

Jacob is a printmaker from North Carolina. Working primarily in relief and screen printing, he explores the intricacies involved in personal myth-making and self-identification, and the impact which it has on our interpersonal relationships. He's a big fan of sandwiches, soft rock, and comic books, all for the same reasons.

 
More Info at FB event: Jacob Parker: A Solo Show 
Check out his portfolio of work @ 
https://www.pinewoodprints.com/screenprint
And follow him on Instagram @ https://www.instagram.com/pinewoodprints/?hl=en
 

Lower Gallery
(pause): a solo show by Katie Chandler

 

(pause): poetic paintings about a place of stillness

Katie Chandler is an illustrator & designer from Columbus, Ohio making colorful shapes into compassion and curiosity. They love transforming big ideas into simple pieces and creating calm, inviting spaces. Purpose with playfulness is their jam!
They have made a series of paintings for the Arts West Downstairs Gallery, which
will be on display from May 3rd-31st.

At the opening reception there will be food and beverages, as well as
live piano music from Amy Abercrombie


A portion of sales will also benefit the PRISM: LGBTQ Youth Art Program based in Athens, Ohio. Come check out their work, grab a bite, and support a good cause!

About the Show:
The world likes to shout - be more, be less, go faster, do more, more, more. Seemingly, it thinks we shouldn’t go slow, do nothing, be still, be enough - simply, be.

What if you remembered the bliss contained within you? A you-topia where you are full, quiet and calm, no matter the noise? A pause, any moment you need.

(pause) is series of poetic paintings about a place of stillness. Inviting you to (pause), to remember where you are, who you are, why you are. By the end, you’re sent to play and continue onward, but always knowing your pause is there for you -
exactly as you are.

More Info at FB Event: Pause: a solo show by Katie Chandler
Check out her website: http://www.katiechandler.com/