Friday, July 25, 2008

Summer workshops, ED search

Summer isn't winding down here! Saturday, July 26 at 12:00 pm we will be treated to workshops presentations from the students participation in the Ohio Valley Summer Theater Youth Theater Workshops. Here are the details:

OVST’s- Summer Youth Theater Program

Ohio Valley Summer Theater presents a new program to nurture students in the development of age appropriate theatrical knowledge and skills. Participants will have an opportunity to explore performance and/or technical production and artistry. Individual growth and development is the goal. Open to primary grade through early high school students, the program will take place July 7-25.

The program will culminate on Saturday, July 26 at 12:00 in a free demonstration performance to share with family and friends the knowledge and skills that were learned in the workshops.

OVST Youth Foundation Sponsors: Diagnostic Hybrids, The Holzer Clinic, The O'Bleness Foundation

Monday kicks of the APE Center theater camp...(you must contact the APE Center for registration and information,

APE Center Summer Theater Program 2008

The APE Center, with the support from ARTS/West and The Dairy Barn, offers a creative week of self-esteem, cooperation and team-building skills enhancing theater program for children in grades 1-6, and youth in grades 7-10. Participants will learn how a theater show comes into being – not only actors/actresses are creating it but a good team of people of different skills.

Come and join us to build a theater ensemble for a week.

You can be:

  • a costume designer and maker,
  • set and prop designer and a stage hand,
  • light and sound technician,
  • ticket, program and poster designer,
  • actor/actress.

Choose which theater production job you would like to try and help us to create a show!

You will:

  • explore creative skills you already have, or develop new ones
  • learn how to successfully cooperate and communicate with your peers
  • make new friends

The session will take place at ARTS/West:

Monday, July 28th – Friday, August 1st from 9am – 4pm with a presentation of the shows on Saturday afternoon, August 2nd in ARTS/West.

Instructors: Domi Adamova, MA, ME, LSC; Kate Scholl, MA, and many others

Theater Camp fees are $ 160/week (incl. Saturday).
For an extra fee childcare is provided during the work days
(8-9am = $30/week, and 4-5pm = $30/week).

To pre-register, or ask for more information, please, send an interest note to info@apecenter. org.

ARTS/West youth programming is generously sponsored by the Kiwanis.

And, our friends at ARTSBRIDGE, Inc are searching for an Executive Director...

Executive Director

Artsbridge’ goal: To Bring the Best Arts to the Most People. Hire a skilled, self-motivated and dynamic individual to serve as its next Executive Director. Artsbridge, Inc. a leading Mid-Ohio Valley non-profit culture and arts agency seeks a managerial-level candidate who possesses: strong fundraising and budgeting knowledge; grant writing aptitude; organizational planning and leadership abilities; and experience with staff and volunteer supervision. Since the Executive Director promotes the Artsbridge’ mission in our community, a professional manner and excellent written and oral communication skills are a must. Knowledge of the Parkersburg, WV and Marietta, OH communities is desired but not required. While a Bachelor’s degree in arts, business administration or related fields is recommended, experience in an executive capacity with an arts organization or public agency will be weighed. Salary and benefits is commensurate with skills and experience. Send letter describing your interest, resume, and contact information with three references postmarked by Sept. 1, 2008 to:

Artsbridge, c/o Search Committee, P. O. Box 1706, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Monday, July 21, 2008

Calling All Artists

The Dairy Barn Arts Center is planning the next Athens Voices Exhibit scheduled for January 2009. The deadline for entry is August 1st. Please forward this to those who you think would be interested in this great opportunity for Athens artists. Download the entry form for convenience and you can find more information The Dairy Barn Art Center's website.


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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008


The Aquabear Legion continues their monthly showcase at ARTS/West in July with Sad Bastards and godversussatan (members of Men of Gentle Birth)!

Come on out and support local music! Support your local Aquabear!

Saturday, July 12, 2008 Doors at 7:30, music at 8pm.

What is an Aquabear, you say?

Based in Appalachian Ohio, The Aquabear Legion provides a community network for creative people. We are dedicated to supporting and enhancing independent music and art in our extended region. We focus on collaborative relationships to create opportunities for independent musicians and artists.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Silent Films

The OVST performing art camp is underway- having started on Monday and we are all having a good time so far. Dan has become a mother hen to the next generation of techies; Kate, Kate and Connie are doing their thing, and we had a smashing time with Nellie making hats! What will the following two weeks bring? Delight and awesomeness!

We have some new interns and some work studies and things couldn't be better, especially now that we have functioning air conditioning and- (wonder of wonders!) the water pipes are being replaced!! Do you know what that means? That means you will be able to: flush the toilet, wash your hands and then go get a drink of water from the drinking fountain (yes, the drinking fountain, we're kickin' it old school). ARTS/West is ready for all of our many patrons and supporters and we cannot thank you enough for your patience over the past three years.

Tonight some local musicians will be working with a local film maker on his silent film as they use the sound system and projector to add some music. (Sorry kids, this one's private) but we sure hope you'll all come out for the Aquabear Legion showcase on Saturday night at 8pm. Next week will also bring the DIY keg and case homebrew competition on July 16th (see previous post- 21 and over!).

If that isn't enough for you go and check out

Genesis Theater Project presents “The Spitfire Grill”

Performed at Athens First Presbyterian Church, July 10; 11, 12, 13 8:00 PM

All tickets $8.00. Tickets can be purchased at the door on each performance night.

And OVST's presentation of A Secret Garden opens on July 16 (

Go see some theater, go see some art, go make a film!

P.S. Please come out, if you are aged 11-7 for the Humble Play Playwriting workshop on July 15 from 1-3. Led by Wendy McVicker and Lynette Peck. This workshop is free but you must register in advance. We will also have a pizza lunch at 12 noon so, come early!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Good News Everyone!

The ARTS/West facility is proud to tell you that we have AIR CONDITIONING!!! (that works!!) We couldn't be more thrilled!

So, come to the Aquabear Legion: Live at ARTS/West on Saturday, July 12 at 8pm to see Sad Bastards and godversussatan.

We might have a something on July 14- fun for the whole family if I can get it worked out- keep checking.

Then come on down (if you are 21 and older) to The Athens Do It Yourself Shop's 6th Annual Keg and Case Homebrew Competition on July 16 from 5pm-10pm.

Oh, did I mention we have working Air Conditioning? Because, we do.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Athens, Ohio's Brew Week

To those of you of age for a part of Athens, Ohio's Brew Week: Join us on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 for The Athens Do It Yourself Shop's
6th Annual Keg and Case Homebrew Competition.
$10 in advance to judge, $12 at the door.
Contact Eric at (740) 594-ADIY.
This event is also an Open Stage so, bring and instrument!