Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Lusty Month of May

Warehouse 39 is rehearsing away and they are in super great shape. They are growing teenagers so if you see one- offer them a snack. They've been here since 4pm today and it's about 10:20 now. They all have school tomorrow- What dedication! So, show your support by coming out to see the show on Friday and Saturday, May 2-3 at 8pm and Sunday, May 4 at 3pm. The show is $5. They have a blog up too- see previous post.

No rest for the weary or, is that wicked, in any cast the Athens Music Club will delight us with song on Saturday, May 10 and they will be here rehearsing all next week.

This just in- Art show and opening reception on May 12 at 7pm. The art on display is all by Loder Lampela and the music for the reception will be by Andrew Lampela. The display will be up through out May and can also be viewed during our normal office hours T-F 11-4.

May 17- 12-1 brings us the final Front and Center of the season.

And then come enjoy the Teen Theater Workshop presentation: Good Help is So Hard to Murder by Pat Cook. Friday & Saturday May 23 & 24 7:30pm

A family friendly theatrical murder mystery spoof complete with Parrot, lunatics (assorted) Grim Reaper, fortune telling, poisoning, untrustworthy hired help, family skeletons, and frequent power outages. A not-to-be-missed event!

Then there is a lot more but I don't have my calendar right in front of me! Go see some movies, go see Factory Street this weekend at Stuart's- Yeah Art!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Spring! Plays! Musicals!

Happy, happy spring- I know I say it every year but it's so nice when it gets here- just at the point when I'm sure spring will never come we are all, suddenly, in our shirt sleeves!

If you missed Actors Moveable Theater's production of PROOF you still have a chance to see it this weekend on Friday, 25 and Saturday, 26 at 8:00 pm. PROOF by David Auburn. For tickets and information call 740-592-3823;,

Check out this WAREHOUSE 39 blog- the show is May 2-3 at 8:00 pm. The clips are from their benefit concert.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

April = Sweet

Big Huge thank you to everyone who came out for the Passion Works “My Little Pancake Button” CD release party. It was legendary! The Passion Works art display will be available for viewing for the rest of the month in ARTS/West and I strongly encourage everyone to come and check it out.

Our schedule for the next couple of months is like a finely woven Persian rug and there is certainly something for everyone. Come to one, come to all and check out something you think you might not like- you might be pleasantly surprised!


April 12 at 8 PM Warehouse 39 Benefit Concert. Come support your friendly neighborhood rogue musical group! They'll be putting on a show that may or may not include: live music put together by those in the cast of Warehouse 39 and their friends (some show music will be present), as well as On The Rocks. Bring your friends and tell your parents--they will only be asking for donations, so it is an otherwise free show!

April 14 at 4:30 PM Help us to celebrate National Poetry Month by joining us to hear our Ohio Arts Council Artist in Residence, Wendy McVicker reading from her works. This is a free event sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council Artist in Residence program.

April 18-19, & 25-26at 8 PM The Actors’ Moveable Theater presents “Proof” by David Auburn. For tickets and information call 740-592-3823;,

April 19, 12 PM-1 PM- Front and Center a free music event for school age kids every third Saturday of each month (Sept.-May). Second half of event is always an open stage for any kids, solo or group, to share instrumental or vocal music--if you choose. Or just listen and enjoy! April: Becca Rossiter, a singer songwriter


May 2-3, “Warehouse 39”- the world premiere of a new musical written and performed by students from Athens High School

May 10- Join the Athens Music Club for a concert and presentation of the letters and music of 1789, as told through the writings of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Abigail Adams.

May 17, 12 PM- 1 PM- Front and Center a free music event for school age kids every third Saturday of each month (Sept.-May). Second half of event is always an open stage for any kids, solo or group, to share instrumental or vocal music--if you choose. Or just listen and enjoy! May: Paul Richard on classical guitar

May 23-24, The Teen Theater Workshop’s spring production of “Good Help is So Hard to Murder.”

May 29-30, The Lost Flamingo Company presents “Bat Boy- The Musical


June 6-9, The Lost Flamingo Company presents “Bat Boy- The Musical

June 19-21 & 25-28 at 8 PM

June 22 & 29 at 2 PM The Ohio Valley Summer Theater presents “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling. Visit for tickets and more information.

Humble Play: Appalachian New Play Festival applications for Adult, Youth and Company are now available in the ARTS/West office or can be downloaded from

If you felt like you weren’t ready for our creative writing class but have heard some many great things about it please come to class now, anyway!

Creative Writing Workshop

led by Ohio Arts Council Artist in Residence Wendy McVicker

Dates: April 7-25, 2008

Time: 10am -12pm or 2pm - 4pm

This is a free workshop

CALL ARTS/West to register (740) 592-4315

Oil Painting Classes

Beginner Classes: Sat. 10:00am -12.:00pm, $50 for 5 weeks

Advances Classes: Sat. 1:00pm-3:00pm, $10 per class

Call Ron for more information and to register (740) 594-2442

Laura Nadeau presents Music Together® in Athens

Contact Laura Nadeau for dates, times, more information and to register


Last Sunday of the month 6:00 PM-9:00 PM- Experimental-improv music and pot luck dinner.

Third Saturday Jan.-May 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Front and Center- Music program and open stage for kids

Many thanks to The Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Athens Foundation, O’Bleness Foundation, The OU Credit Union, The Hocking Valley Bank, The Ohio Arts Council, The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, The Ohio University School of Music, Magic Video, 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

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Class and Pancakes

April 5th 6-8:30
Passion Works Studio’s second CD, “My Little Pancake Button” will be celebrated at a CD Release Party Saturday, April 5th 6-8:30 pm. Passion Works Studio Artists and Hocking College students have been writing poetry together since 2000. Local musicians transformed their writings into songs and will perform the pieces at the CD Release Party. The Factory Street Dancers & Moving Parts will also be performing and new works of art from the studio will be on display. Admission is free. CD’s will be available for purchase at the event.

Also, our "The Story of Their Life" class which was scheduled for Saturdays 2-3:30 has been cancelled! There are many other wonderful things to do-