Friday, February 26, 2010

Thumbelina, The story of a Little Girl

ARTS/West, is pleased to host Last Minute Panic Productions' performance of Thumbelina, The story of a Brave Little Girl on March 5, 2010 at 7:00pm.

Thumbelina, The story of a Brave Little Girl is adapted by Liza Lentini based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson and is a FREE 30 minute production for the whole family.

One morning, Mama's dearest wish is granted when a rosebud opens and Thumbelina, the tiniest, loveliest and bravest of girls, emerges. Thumbelina and Mama are very happy until a Froggy Mama kidnaps Thumbelina, intending for her to marry her boorish, burpy son. With a big dose of bravery, and a little help from a friendly Beetle, Thumbelina escapes on a lily pad across the water.

Her adventure continues when a hungry Spider captures her. It takes all of her wits, and a bit of help from the audience, for Thumbelina to break free from the web. She next befriends an injured Sparrow who teaches her the value of sharing your time and to appreciate new food (gummy worms!). As the Sparrow heals under Thumbelina's care, a storm of clouds descends. Thinking quickly, Thumbelina enlists the audience's help in blowing the clouds away, and she and the now healthy Sparrow fly home to a joyful Mama.

With just four actors playing twelve roles, this whirlwind production is high energy, calling upon the help of the audience to make sure Thumbelina finds her way home. The bright costumes and minimal set encourage a child's imagination. Yet with enough jokes for the adults to appreciate, this production is sure to leave the audience laughing and wishing that they too could defeat a blood sucking mosquito or fly high above the clouds on the back of a sparrow.

Thumbelina, The story of a Brave Little Girl will be presented at ARTS/West on at 7:00pm and is Friday, March 5, 2010 FREE and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

24hr Play Fest Applications

Hey everybody!

Make to fill out your participant application. These new applications ("Everyone Else") are meant for actors, designers, AND directors. Although the festival is still a couple of weeks away, applications are due MARCH 2nd!

Without a submitted application there is no participation, so do what you need to do to get it filled out and sent into the ARTS/West office by the 2nd.

Playwright applications due Feb. 25!

Click on who or what you are to get the applications!


Everyone Else

Spring Classes

Artist Collective Winter Exhibition

:::Art {is} t Collective::: Winter Exhibition Gallery Opening

Thursday, February 25, 2010, 7:30-10:00pm the Artist Collective presents a winter gallery exhibition.

FREE wine (21 and over!), hors d'oeuvres , acoustic music and art. Admission is also FREE!


Facebook EVENT

The Artist Collective is a student organization aimed at providing and creating opportunity for local and student artists to present and perform their work.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Front and Center this month

You are invited to


a free music event for school age kids at
132 W. State St. Athens

every third Saturday of each month (Sept.-May) at noon –1 pm

February 20th special guests: CALLIOPE CHOIR with conductor Nancy Pierce 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!

Monday, February 15, 2010

We need you!

Arts Appreciation Campaign: Two Weeks Left!


Do you know of a great nonprofit enriching your community through the arts? Help them gain recognition and support! To recognize nonprofits enriching your communities through the arts, we've partnered with Intersection for the Arts and Guidestar to launch the 2010 Arts Appreciation Campaign.

Every nonprofit that receives 10 or more positive reviews will receive exposure to potential donors via the Top-Rated Arts Nonprofits list and via Guidestar.

The campaign ends February 28, so make sure to log on and review your favorite arts organization asap! More than 200 nonprofits have already been reviewed.

Click here to post a review, and spread the word.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

24hr Play Festival Applications!

Applications are now available for the 24hr Play Festival.

Are you a member of the Athens Community? Are you an Ohio University Student? Are you over the age of 18? Have you ever written a play before? Are you looking for adventure? If you have answered yes to one or more of these questions then we are looking for you!

Applications HERE

Completed applications are due February 25, 2010!!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

What to expect when it's snowing

The City of Athens Arts, Parks and Recreation department is adopting the following policy in regards to snow levels;
  • Level 1 Snow Emergency: All activities, programs, and ARTS/West presents will continue at designated facilities.
  • Level 2 Snow Emergency: Facilities open, all ARTS/West presents activities and programs canceled.
  • Level 3 Snow Emergency: Facilities closed and all activities canceled.

If a Level 1 or 2 has been issued you should contact the instructor/facilitator of your class/activity.

Please be aware that if a Level 3 Snow Emergency is issued for Athens County any and all activities scheduled in the ARTS/West facility must be canceled.

You can contact the Sheriff's office or follow Athens County Public Information Office on Twitter:

Thank you and be safe.
Snow Emergency Explanation

Level 1 Snow Emergency
Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy; drive carefully.

Level 2 Snow Emergency
Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who believe it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.

Level 3 Snow Emergency
All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one else should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employers to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roadways may be subject to arrest.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Hot Buttered Art

February 5, 2010, 5:00pm-9:00pm.
ARTS/West presents the "Hot Buttered Art" art opening by Emily Beveridge.
All Paintings are based on songs.

Artist statement: "Using spray paint, acrylic, and marker, my work tends to have a childlike, naïve quality to it. Yet the images are rich with symbolism and subversion. Many of the pieces are symmetrical, which contrasts nicely and gives order to the more whimsical elements. Themes that are often explored in my work are animals, tragic humor, and personal memories. For influences, I find myself drawn to folk art, works made by other cultures, cartoons, and religious iconography."

Learn more about Emily Beveridge by checking out her website HERE

DJ Barticus will be on hand and please enjoy light refreshments at the opening on February 5th.

Exhibition Dates:
February 5 - February 25, 2010
10:00am - 4:00pm Weekdays
Or by call ahead (740) 592-4315 to ask about visiting during off hours

Paint Supplies Needed!

The ARTS/West Stage is in desperate need of painting! We have the volunteers to do it, now we need the supplies. The following supplies are needed to complete this task:
  • 7 Gallons of "Rare Wine" Paint from Lowes
  • Paint Rollers
  • Painters Tape
If you would be willing to donate an item mentioned above, please drop it off at ARTS/West Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm.

Thank you for your continued support!