Monday, December 18, 2006

ARTS/West Classes and December Events

So, I know this is pretty much the email I just sent out but, come on, my name is not Dianna Prince!

Dec. 18, 19 at 7:00 pm (this is tonight and tomorrow night!) The Studio for Young Actors presents A Christmas Carol. Tickets are available at the following locations: O'Betty's Red Hot, Schoolkids Clothing, Artifacts Gallery, Mountain Laurel Gifts, and The Hyacinth Bean Specialty Florist for information

Dec. 31st, 6pm-9pm, Dinner of Swords presents Noise Show/Potluck Dinner: Happy New Years. Come for some good clean noisy fun. Nonalcoholic event but it is over early…Experimental Music encouraged, experimental food, not so much.

ART WORKSHOPS at ARTS/West with Terry Fortcamp.
WHEN: Tuesdays, January 9-February 27, 2007.
TIME: 3:00pm-4:30pm
AGES: 9-16
TUITION: $15/Workshop (Supplies included) or $100 for all 8
CONTACT: Terry Fortcamp at (740) 664-2330
Please prepay by January 9. Class is limited to 12
MUSIC TOGETHER® at ARTS/West with Laura Nadeau
WHAT: Music and Movement classes for newborns through age 5 and the adults who love them.
WHEN: Saturdays, January 13-March 24, 2007 (no classes on 3.17)
TIME: 10:00am-10:45 or 11:00am-11:45am
AGES newborn-5 with adults
TUITION: $120 for first child, $85 for siblings, First time registration fee: $5
CONTACT: Laura E. Nadeau at (740) 592-5955,
Call before January 6, 2007 to register your family
For information about other Music Together locations, visit or call:, 1-800-728-CMYC

For a complete listing of classes, workshops, and meetings please call our office during office hours of 1-4 at (740) 592-4315.

What some of our friends are doing:
There is an exciting line-up of winter classes available from the Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Arts Center: Please contact Nicole Tartoni, Education Director, to register for their workshops. Phone: 592-4981 or Email: Please check it out.

The Kennedy Museum of Art presents its latest exhibition catalogue, "Weaving Is Life", published in partnership with the University of Washington Press. This companion publication to KMA's current exhibition of the same name contains beautiful, full-color reproductions of key weavings featured in the exhibition, as well as first-hand narratives of Navajo artists and academic perspectives on Navajo weaving. For information on how to order this and other KMA exhibition catalogues, call Beth Tragert at 740.593.1304 or go to

If you’ve made it this far here is our Holiday Wish List (some items more ambitious than others):
Dish soap and sponges
Xerox Machine
Computer with printer
Wireless Intercom system
Legal Size notebooks
Crayons and Coloring books
Tea and Coffee
Coffee maker

The mission of ARTS/West is to make facilities, resources, and opportunities available to arts organizations, individual artists, and community residents. ARTS/West harnesses community focus for all individuals engaged in the creation, performance and exhibition of the arts and promotes activities preserving the beauty, heritage and culture of our town

Friday, December 15, 2006

Que, Sera, Sera

Good news everyone, we got a new phone with an answering system! So, go ahead and give us a call. I am "working" on writing some grants so I might not answer, just so you know.

Looking for something to do this weekend that isn't shopping? Come and see OVST's production of Ama and the White Crane. This is your last chance: Friday, Dec. 15th at 7 pm and Saturday, Dec. 16th at 2 pm and 7 pm. Go to for tickets and information.

On Monday and Tuesday at 7 pm the Studio for Young Actors present the beloved classic A Christmas Carol. "Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. " (my favorite line from the book.) Tickets are available at the following locations: O'Betty's Red Hot (are you kidding me with those hot dogs! I eat there at least twice a week), Schoolkids Clothing (I used to work there, back in the day), Artifacts Gallery (it always smells good in there), Mountain Laurel Gifts (have you seen all the new stuff they have) and The Hyacinth Bean Specialty Florist (isn't is nice how the sun reflects off of the vases?) for information.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

technical difficulties

Hey kids, guess what? Give up? Our garage sale answering machine has given up the ghost, so if you call, that is what is up. Please send us an email: to leave us a message.

SORRY! Will remedy this as soon as we can. If you have a phone with an answering machine that you would like to donate... please do! Thanks.

Come and see OVST's production of Ama and the White Crane this weekend, Saturday (tonight)at 7:00 and tomorrow, Sunday at 2:00. There are additional performances next weekend, Dec. 15, 16 at 7:00 and Dec. 16 at 2:00. Go to for tickets and information. Don't call here though, because we turn the phone off during the show and you can't leave a message.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Ama, guitar, art class

Hey kids, the Community Center bulletin comes out tomorrow in the Athens messenger, check out our page and take some classes. We will also offer knitting and crochet in February and Terry Fortcamp will be teaching an after-school art class in January. Scott Grady's guitar class has moved to Monday's so just give us a call for the latest.

The tech crew of OVST's presentation of AMA AND THE WHITE CRANE is working away this morning, the show opens for school children on Monday! You will see some old friends in this production and make some new ones, I even make a cameo! If you are not a school child you can still see the show at the public performances on December 8,9, & 15, 16 at 7:00 pm and December 9, 10, & 16 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/children. Go to the OVST website, or call (740) 593-0070 for more information. This production is sponsored by Ohio University, Athens County Convention and visitors Bureau and the Athens Foundation.

Happy winter (which seems to be coming in even now!)