Thursday, October 24, 2019

Arts West News & Events


 Tina Fisher Art Reception
Horse of a Different Color Art Supply Exchange
Afternoon Arts Unit 2 Registration 

 


 
Friday, Oct. 25, 5-7pm: Art Reception for Oh, Deer! I've Lost My Head
For this exhibit Tina Fisher, a professional photographer based in Corning, Ohio, dabbles in mixed media photography with an eerie twist on mundane activities. The reception will feature refreshments and live music by Caitlin Kraus. Fisher's work is on display Oct. 1 through Nov. 27, with the reception about mid-way through.

Free Admission.

Oh, Deer! I've Lost My Head is an analog collage series, reflecting the solo journey through various facets of the human condition. This collection was constructed by combining three separate components (head, body, background) to create one new image. No digital imagery or digital manipulation was used in the creation of these works. Elements of each collage were meticulously hand-cut from magazines destined for the recycle bin and placed in frames sourced from local thrift stores.

More Info @
 Oh, Deer! I've Lost My Head

 
Friday, Nov. 1, 5-8pm & Saturday, Nov. 2, 11am-6pm: Horse of a Different Color Art Supply Exchange.  A benefit for Arts West and the PRISM Youth Art Program. Clean out your crafting closet and get your gold, silver, or bronze ticket(s) to exchange for an item or items of equal (estimated) value.  Drop off new or gently/partially utilized supplies to Arts West, Oct. 14-Nov. 2 (Mon-Fri 11am-6pm - or call 740-592-4315 for extended hours); Members Night - Fri, Nov. 1, 5-8pm (free entry for members); Public Exchange - Sat, Nov. 2, 11am-6pm ($10 admission; free entry for members). To volunteer please contact Tessa at artswesttech@gmail.com.

More Info Horse of a Different Color Art Supply Exchange.

 
Afternoon Arts Classes for Kids - Unit Two Registration Still Open
Fall 2019 programming offered in two 8 week sessions, Aug 26 - Dec 19. Students in grades K-5 will experience arts instruction in a variety of disciplines. Links below for Oct 28-Dec 19 registration, class descriptions and instructor bios:

Mondays - Theater Arts, with Janai Travis:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/athensrec/Activity_Search/2456

Tuesdays - Visual Arts - Around the World, with April Felipe:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/athensrec/Activity_Search/2454

Wednesdays - Puppet Design, with April Felipe:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/athensrec/Activity_Search/2451

Thursdays - Visual Arts - Bottom of the Sea to the Galaxy, with April Felipe:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/athensrec/Activity_Search/2455

Additional Questions please contact Emily Beveridge at 740-592-4315 or ebeveridge@ci.athens.oh.us

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Arts West News & Events


Art Supply Exchange
Square Dance Social & Jam
Masquerade Drum Circle 
Fizzie Friends Pickle Exchange


 
Friday, Nov. 1, 5-8pm & Saturday, Nov. 2, 11am-6pm: Horse of a Different Color Art Supply Exchange.  A benefit for Arts West and the PRISM Youth Art Program. Clean out your crafting closet and get your gold, silver, or bronze ticket(s) to exchange for an item or items of equal (estimated) value.  Drop off new or gently/partially utilized supplies to Arts West, Oct. 14-Nov. 2 (Mon-Fri 11am-6pm - or call 740-592-4315 for extended hours); Members Night - Fri, Nov. 1, 5-8pm (free entry for members); Public Exchange - Sat, Nov. 2, 11am-6pm ($10 admission; free entry for members). To volunteer please contact Tessa at artswesttech@gmail.comMore Info Horse of a Different Color Art Supply Exchange.

 
Thursday, Oct. 17, 6-10pm at Arts West: Third Thursday
Square Dance Social and String Jam. 
Square Dances are back at Arts West starting Oct 17th, with Caller Joe Burdock and musicians Matt McElroy & Friends!  Open String Jam at 6pm, followed by Dancing at 7pm.  This dance features Avalanche Pizza by the slice so come hungry.  BYOB (with valid ID). $6 Admission

More Info@ Square Dance Social and Jam
Friday, Oct. 18, 8-10:45pm: Masquerade Drum Circle. Wear a mask or show up in full costume for a night of drumming and dancing. All levels and ages welcome. Put the worry of your days away and become one with the rhythm. Drum, dance or just listen and take it in. There is a place in the circle for everyone. If you have never played an instrument, feel free to borrow one and participate in the sound! Free Parking on the street and in the lot.  Food & Bevs allowed. B.Y.O.B (w/Valid 21+ I.D.). Suggested Donation $5-$10.  More Info @ Masquerade Drum Circle
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2-4pm: Fizzy Friends Preserved Food, Drink and Pickle Exchange!​ Bring 2 or more jars of preserved food or drink (ferments, pickles, jellies and jams, or homemade beer or wine).  1 jar goes on the potluck table and the rest are for the exchange.  After tasting the items and disussing the preservation processes, participants can exchange their jars for those brought by others. Free Admission.

​More Info @  Fizzy Friends Preserved Food, Drink and Pickle Exchange!​

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30pm: Moon Tunnel Graduate Literary Reading Series. Sponsored by Ohio University Dept. of English, this series features the work of Creative Writers from OU's graduate programs. The series will be held on five Friday evenings throughout the 2019-20 Academic year. FREE & open to the public! 

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Arts West News & Events


Square Dance Social
Afternoon Arts for Kids
Fizzie Friends Pickle Exchange
Oct. Casa Tips Benefit PRISM Youth Art Program


 
Thursday, Oct. 17, 6-10pm at Arts West: Third Thursday
Square Dance Social with String Jam.

Square Dances are back at Arts West starting Oct 17th, with Caller Joe Burdock and musicians Matt McElroy & Friends!  Open String Jam at 6pm, followed by Dancing at 7pm.  This dance features Avalanche Pizza by the slice so come hungry.
BYOB (with valid ID).

$6 Admission

For More Info: Square Dance Social and Jam

 
Afternoon Arts Classes for Kids - Unit Two Registration Now Open
Fall 2019 programming offered in two 8 week sessions, Aug 26 - Dec 19. Students in grades K-5 will experience arts instruction in a variety of disciplines. Links below for Oct 28-Dec 19 registration, class descriptions and instructor bios:


Mondays - Theater with Janai Travis:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/athensrec/Activity_Search/2456

Tuesdays - Visual Arts Around the World with April Felipe:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/athensrec/Activity_Search/2454

Wednesdays - Puppet Design with April Felipe:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/athensrec/Activity_Search/2451

Thursdays - Visual Arts Bottom of the Sea to the Galaxy with April Felipe:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/athensrec/Activity_Search/2455

Additional Questions please contact Emily Beveridge at 740-592-4315 or ebeveridge@ci.athens.oh.us
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2-4pm at Arts West: Fizzy Friends Preserved Food, Drink and Pickle Exchange!
Our first annual pickle exchange is right around the corner.  Bring 2 or more jars of preserved food or drink (ferments, pickles, jellies and jams, or homemade beer or wine).  1 jar goes on the potluck table and the rest are to exchange.  We will try all the items, talk about our processes, and then you can exchange your jars for new ones.  Participants may take as many items as they bring (minus the one for the potluck).  This is a free event, please help us spread the word!

​More Info at:  Fizzy Friends Preserved Food, Drink and Pickle exchange!​


Month of October 2019 at Casa Nueva: Fundraiser for the PRISM LGBTQ+ Youth Art Program. Any tips given this month at Casa Nueva in Athens, Ohio, go to the PRISM Youth Art Program! PRISM is an after-school arts program that creates a safer space for LGBTQA+ youth to be who they are, explore who they are, and express who they are.  PRISM has helped create a supportive youth community that has grown from 2-5 kids to 10-20 kids over the last couple of years. The program needs support in order to keep growing and thriving! PRISM is based at Arts West throughout the school year, and in the summer they transition into a cooking program at UCM, where the kids learn valuable cooking skills. Any and all support is appreciated!

For More Info Visit: Prism LGBTQ Youth Art Program


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

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Arts West News & Events


Old Time String Jam
Tina Fisher Solo Art Exhibit
Intro Workshop for Upright and Electric Bass
Afternoon Arts Registration


 
Thursday, Oct. 3, 6-8pm: 1st Thursday Old Time String Jam
In the Arts West parking lot or basement depending on the weather, a beginners' style slow string jam with a special guest "leader" each time. October's jam will be led by local musician Joe Burdock. He plays fiddle, banjo and guitar, and specializes in Kentucky fiddle tunes. Burdock also teaches music lessons and has been known to call the occassional square dance. 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.

Please note- String Jam will now also occur on 3rd Thursdays at 6-7pm prior to the Square Dances.

For More Info: 1st Thursday Old Time String Jam

 
Friday, Oct. 25, 5-7pm: Art Reception for Oh, Deer! I've Lost My Head
For this exhibit Tina Fisher, a professional photographer based in Corning, Ohio, dabbles in mixed media photography with an eerie twist on mundane activities. The reception will feature refreshments and live music by Caitlin Kraus. Fisher's work is on display Oct. 1 through Nov. 27, with the reception about mid-way through.

Free Admission. 

Oh, Deer! I've Lost My Head is an analog collage series, reflecting the solo journey through various facets of the human condition. Frequently, not feeling very human at all, people can react like a deer in headlights, blinded and frozen in fear until the inevitable crash. Mostly, folks are able to narrowly avoid a collision and persevere to savor the sweet, mundane, and extraordinary moments. These moments are made even sweeter by enduring the sourness life has to offer.

This collection was constructed by combining three separate components (head, body, background) to create one new image. No digital imagery or digital manipulation was used in the creation of these works. Elements of each collage were meticulously hand-cut from magazines destined for the recycle bin and placed in frames sourced from local thrift stores.

More Info at: Oh, Deer! I've Lost My Head
Sunday, Oct. 27, 3-5pm at Arts West:
BASSics, A Hands on Workshop in Upright and Electric Bass.

​A​ beginner friendly introduction ​to​ upright and electric bass presented by the SEO Musical Lending Library​​. Visiting musician Barbara Rosner, of Kentucky Wild Horse will lead Upright Bass Basics with instruction in​ ​hand position, playing in jams, ideas for practicing and how to improve. Mike Makosky​,​ Athens local​,​ of Apple and Moon, Goodbye Goats, and Unmonumental will lead Electric Bass Intro, teaching ​a​mp basics and volume, hand position, playing with others, and more. Both ​t​eachers have over 20 years ​of ​playing and teaching experience.

​For ages 16 and up
Suggested Donation $12​

Pre registration is required to assure we have enough basses!  ​To sign up p​lease visit https://stuartsoperahouse.org/ or email Tessa Evanosky at artswesttech@gmail.com.

​More Info at:  Intro to Upright and Electric Bass


Afternoon Arts Classes for Kids - Unit Two Registration Now Open
Offered in two 8 week sessions, Aug 26 - Dec 19. Students in grades K-5 will experience arts instruction in a variety of disciplines. Links below for Unit 2 (2nd 8 week session - Oct 28-Dec 19), for registration, class descriptions and instructor bios:

Mondays - Theater with Janai Travis:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/athensrec/Activity_Search/2456

Tuesdays - Visual Arts Around the World with April Felipe:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/athensrec/Activity_Search/2454

Wednesdays - Puppet Design with April Felipe:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/athensrec/Activity_Search/2451

Thursdays - Visual Arts Bottom of the Sea to the Galaxy with April Felipe:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/athensrec/Activity_Search/2455

Additional Questions please contact Emily Beveridge at 740-592-4315 or ebeveridge@ci.athens.oh.us