Friday, April 06, 2007

April 2007

What's going on in April, you say? A lot. Say, did you notice that our blog is a whole year old? Someone should bring it some cake and leave it with me. But, that's not why your here, this is:
ARTS/West April Events

April 13-14 & 20-21: 8:00 pm ACTORS’ MOVEABLE THEATER proudly presents Impossible Marriage by Beth Henley. Throughout this widely funny and moving comedy the characters struggle heroically with the impossibility of finding an allegiance between their civilized duties and primitive desires. For tickets call 740-592-3823;

April 14, 12-1 pm 'FRONT AND CENTER', a community open stage event for young people. The first half of April's 'Front and Center' (formerly called Kid's Music Club) will showcase your own COMPOSITIONS, no matter how simple or elaborate, whether sung or played on any instrument. Prizes will go to participants. It is always amazing to hear the tunes that kids make up themselves, even if you are not yet into composing. In the second half of the hour you are welcome to perform any pieces, whether solo or duet or ensembles. Come one, come all to "Front and Center'!!!

April 17, 6:45 pm TOWN MEETING. The Athens Municipal Arts Commission will host its annual Town Meeting. Come and have your voice heard as the Arts Commissions presents an over-view of 2006 sponsored events including: Art Market and Athens County Quilt Discovery and introduces such 2007 initiatives as: Percent for Art, Public Art, Mural Legislation, Art Market 2007, etc. Plus a sneak peak of Annie Jr. presented by The Studio for Young Actors. This event is catered and free and open to the public.

April 22, 7-8:30 pm DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE for information call Robby at (740) 593-6717 or email Sherron at

April 29: 6-9pm Dinner of Swords presents NOISE SHOW WORKSHOP and pot luck dinner. $2. Check out

For a complete listing of classes, workshops, and meetings please call our office during semi-regular office hours of 1-4 at (740) 592-4315 or go to
HUMBLE PLAY: Appalachian new play festival applications are available in the office or by emailing APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted until July 2, 2007.
PARTICIPATION: We are seeking plays that will highlight the work and the playwrights, actors and directors of Appalachia generally and Southeastern Ohio specifically. There are three categories this year including: “Playwright”, “Company”, and “Youth Division.” Each division has a separate application and application fee. All applications must be postmarked on or before July 2, 2007 Check out the Humble Play my space at

Many thanks to The Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Athens Foundation, O’Bleness Foundation, The Hocking Valley Bank, The Ohio Arts Council , our Olympian Founders, individual donors and the time donated by our army of volunteers, for making this possible.

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

Also, from our friends at the Dairy Barn:

The Dairy Barn wish list for their Summer Camp: If anyone has the following items that they wish to donate to the Dairy Barn for our summer art camps please let me know…we try to reuse and recycle as much as we can!, Pantyhose/Nylons-(can have runs in them), Dry Cleaner Wire Hangers, Brown Paper Bags for Groceries, We be doing Earthworks and will need some dirt, straw, sand-if you have any please let me know and we can find a place to store it for camp, Cardboard boxes-larger the better! 2x4s-we will be cutting them into sections for sculpture bases so any lengths are good and they can be painted, Magazines, Flower seeds (any extras from planting this spring?), Metal garbage can for ceramics firing...and wood chips (Pit Fire Materials), Cleaned out 5 Gallon Buckets, Milk Jugs-Gallon size with the dents in the sides (two indents on either side of handle)
Bring by whenever you can…and leave in front of my door if I am not here.

Nicole Tartoni
Education Director

The Dairy Barn Arts Center
8000 Dairy Lane
P.O. Box 747
Athens, OH 45701-0747
Phone: 740-592-4981
Fax: 740-592-5090

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