Thursday, September 29, 2011

yART Sale Saturday

yART Sale10/1/11 at 10:00am-5:00pm

ATHCO Women's Arts Guild is sponsoring a yART Sale, Saturday, October 1st at ARTS/West, It runs from 10:00am-5:00pm. There will be studio seconds and odd ball items.

Proceeds go to support ARTS/West and ATHCO.

Check out the facebook event page HERE

Monday, September 26, 2011

Forks Over Knives Documentary Returns to Athens

Forks Over Knives Documentary Returns to Athens Along with Panel Discussion from Local Success Stories

On Wednesday September 28th at 7:00pm, the popular new documentary Forks Over Knives is returning to Athens in collaboration between ARTS/West and the Athens Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP). The film will be shown, followed by a panel discussion with Athens CHIP alumni. Half of all donations will go to fund future CHIP scholarships.

Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by embracing a whole foods plant-based diet. The storyline traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic. Inspired by remarkable discoveries in their careers, these men conducted several groundbreaking studies. Their separate research led them to the same startling conclusion: degenerative diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented—and in many cases reversed—by adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet.

Bringing these scientific concepts to life, cameras follow real people who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes, and are taught by their doctors to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments. The film features leading experts on health and tackles the issue of diet and disease in a way that will have people talking for years.

The Coronary Health Improvement Project is an international program providing a comprehensive, educationally intensive lifestyle intervention designed to prevent, arrest, and reverse essential hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity, heartburn, arthritis, elevated cholesterol and heart disease. Athens CHIP has 47 local alumni and 70 current class participants. Alumni with very high to dangerously high cholesterol saw reductions between 15-35%. Diabetics had a 23% reduction in glucose levels. Reductions in blood pressure, triglycerides and weight were across the board. The alumni will join a panel discussion to share their success stories after making healthy lifestyle changes.

Forks over Knives
Wednesday September 28th 7pm-9pm
ARTS/West 132 W. State St.
Athens OH 45701
$3+ Donation
Doors open at 6:30pm

For more Information contact: Mary Nally
Athens City-County Health Department 740-592-4431 ext.226

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Humble Play Tattoos!

Support local art by supporting local business!

We have a special way for you to support the 2011 Humble Play: New Play Festival. Artist and owner of Decorative Injections, Jim Kisor has designed a special daisy tattoo for the festival.

The tattoo is available it two sizes. Small size $30, Large size $50. Half of the proceeds from now until October 9th will be donated to ARTS/West in support of the Humble Play new play festival.

To see some pictures of the tattoo check out the ARTS/West Facebook Page by clicking HERE

Call Decorative Injections at 740-593-7788 to make your appointment.

Not ready to take the permanent step? The design is also available as a temporary tattoo for a donation of $1.

Check out our booth at this years Paw Paw festival to buy a temp and get more information on the this year's Humble Play!

2011 Humble Play

It is the mission of Humble Play: New Play Festival of Appalachian Ohio to promote the art of playwriting while introducing the process of play development to an audience. This is achieved by inviting playwrights to submit their new plays to a committee of judges. These judges chose plays to be produced as staged readings by local theater artists for the general public as a once a year festival.

This year it is our honor to dedicate the festival to W. R. Smiddie- Mr. Smiddie was instrumental in the birth of the play festival. Local playwright, potter, activist, and dear friend we will honor his memory by celebrating the birth of new plays in his name.

The Charity Fish Fry Tinikling Show by K. Biadaszkiewicz will be read on Thursday, October 6th at 7 pm

What Ever Happened to Baby by Merri Biechler, will be read on Friday, October 7th at 7 pm

New this year: Friday, October 7th at 11:00pm the Ohio University School of theater will present Midnight Madness- an evening of new play madness!

An Unlikely Hero by Lawrence DuKore will be read on Saturday, October 8th at 7 pm

Death Squad by W.R. Smiddie will be presented as a workshop production on Sunday, October 9th at 2 pm

The 2011 Humble Play Festival is sponsored and supported by the ABC Players, Decorative Injections, The Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau and The Corporation for the Performing Arts.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Creative Endeavors Workshop

Creative Endeavors Workshop
Located at ARTS/West 132 W. State St. Athens
740-591-6432 /
• Starting our 3rd year on September 12th
• Homework help / Arts based enrichment
• Child centered, project based learning
• Conveniently located between West Elementary and AMS
• Bus service from other Athens's school to West Elementary
• Flexible scheduling, open 2:30-5:30 Monday through Friday
• Daily exercise and nutritious snack
• Applications available at your school's office or HERE

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Embarking on our 6th Season!

We kick off with Aquabear Live @ARTS/West, 9/9/11, 8:00 pm with Moon High and Time and Temperature both from Columbus. (probably one more TBA too). $4 at door.

Moon High: Moon High began in 2007 as a home recording project between two like-minded Ohio musicians. Their auspicious self-titled debut was released the following year and prompted the duo to recruit additional members to adapt their multi-layered sounds on stage. After a couple years of member changes, ongoing praise, and honing their live performance, Moon High has evolved into a tight-knit quartet determined to play their own brand of melodious folk tunes.

In 2010, Moon High released 'Smoke Before My Eyes,' a limited run 7" that epitomizes their sound. Moon High has since embarked on the completion of their long-anticipated, full-length sophomore album. 'Six Suns,' released in July 2011, is bookended with the band's more elegant instrumental pieces
Link and dances between up tempo, country-tinged pop songs, dreamy laments, and moments of near rock-and-roll. In the years since their debut release, Moon High has emerged sounding more confident and at home in their songcraft; 'Six Suns' shows the band coming into it's own, reveling in what's been uncovered along the
Time and Temperature: Time and Temperature is Valerie alias Val Glenn from Columbus, Ohio.
Saturday, 9/10 join us for:
FRONT & CENTER A free music event for school age kids every second Saturday of each month (Sept.-May) at noon -1 pm. 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!

September 10 special guests: Storyteller Thomas Burnett & Musician Jeremy Wright. Second half of event is an open stage for any kids, solo or group, to share your music, or just listen and enjoy!

Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble presents Defiant 9/11/11 at 2:00pm

Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble, Southeast Ohio's professional theater company, will lead a community response to mark the ten year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Company members will present a reading of George Brant's play Defiant on Sunday, September 11, 2011, at 2pm at ARTS/West in Athens, OH. It will be followed by a facilitated talk-back session where we want to hear from the community: where are we as a country ten years later?

Defiant tells the story of Ann Martin, a woman who incurs the wrath of a grieving country when she refuses to memorialize her husband following his death in a national tragedy. This play asks difficult questions about what it means to grieve, what it means to be a patriot, and how a decision to not honor the dead can be seen as treasonous.

Join us for what promises to be an exhilarating afternoon of theater and discussion.

WHAT: Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble's reading of Defiant by George Brant

WHEN: Sunday, September 11, 2011, at 2pm

WHERE: ARTS/West, 132 W. State Street, Athens, OH

Admission is FREE