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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.