Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Survey Time 2011!

Thanks to your responses to our 2010 survey we have increased our arts education activities.

2010- 2 performing arts based camps
2011- 3 performing arts based camps
1 literary writing camp

This is a small example of how we listened, we also launched an arts education partnership with Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville, joined the Athens County Arts Consortium in support of the development and support of the creative economy of Athens, and continued and strengthened our arts advocacy efforts.

You can make a difference! As always, we are open to your suggestion throughout the year but hope you will take 2 minutes to help us with our 2011 survey found HERE

APE Center presents, 7/30/11, 2:00pm

Dear Athens Community,

Your invited to APE Center's annual student written theatrical event. Join us at ARTS/West Saturday, July 30th at 2pm for a short display of creative genius! For one week students create unique characters, write scripts, design and construct sets, make costumes and throw their whole selves into the production of a short play. Come support their diligence and vibrancy and be entertained!

The performance is free so bring the whole family!


Chelsea Goettge

Monday, July 18, 2011

What's Next

We have had a very busy summer- so far! We hope you have been enjoying it as much as we have. The Stephen's Literacy Center wrapped up their week long literacy camp, Kids Ink! last Friday with a beautiful reading presented by the campers. Three camps down, one to go! The Appalachian Progressive Education Center takes the stage on July 24th for their week-long theater and art camp.

Thank you to our volunteers who helped to create the 22nd quilt block for the Athens County Quilt trail this weekend at Boogie on the Bricks. And, big thank you to the Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau and The Dairy Barn for making it possible. If you missed your chance to see the quilt block, do not fret, location will be announced soon!

We will be spending our "free" week cleaning, weeding and straightening up. If you need some volunteer hours please contact artswestathens at gmail dot com. I'm sure we could use the help.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

OVST Youth Theater presents AMY'S ATTIC

A free demonstration performance for family and friends of OVST's Youth Summer Theater production of Amy’s Attic is Friday, July 8th at 11am at ARTS/West, 132 W. State St.

Amy Anderson discovers her Grandfather’s magic trunk in the attic. When she falls asleep her dreams take her on an unforgettable adventure with Coco, a mute clown, into the circus world. She finds and rescues an array of circus performers suspended in time. They were banished by the curse of Ivan the Madman, evil nemesis of her Grandfather. Amy takes the performers back into the safe haven of her attic so they may again perform the Greatest Show on Earth.