Thursday, May 30, 2013

ARTS/West will be recieving $15,000 in upgrades!

Following the success of Mark Kelso's performance last night, we've been given some great news. The recent goal that we've been pushing for has finally come to fruition as we're being granted $15,000 in upgrades!

These upgrades consist of: Replacing the pews with 170 new performance grade seats, removing the old carpet to show the nice hard wood beneath that will also be sanded and resurfaced, and finally we will install a removable drape and pipe for the stage. 

We're immensely excited for these changes, and I'm not being modest in saying that none of it would be possible without the wonderful supporters that we have. Thank you all so much, and I can't wait to show you the space after the changes have taken place!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Reminder! Tomorrow at 7pm, ARTS/West presents: Mark Kelso!

Be sure to join us tomorrow at 7pm for a free evening of music and fun with the chance to have Mark make a song just for you!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

ARTS/West Presents: Mark Kelso!

Wednesday, the 29th of May at ARTS/West, 5pm-8pm: ARTS/West is welcoming you all to come for a night of amazing piano music both planned and improvised with pianist Mark Kelso. Mark's music has drawn praise from Sir Ben Kingsley, Dave Brubeck, George Winston, and many more. His albums have been used extensively in healing centers around the world. 

Admission is FREE, but there is a suggested donation of $15 for the performance.

Here's a look at some of Mark's amazing skills at Scorpion Bowl III.

For a look at some more of Mark's music, try his Discography.

Hope to see you there next week!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May 14th, Upcoming Events Update: Geoff Schenkel Art Gallery & Global Dialogues

Tomorrow May, 15th at ARTS/West, 5pm-8pm: ARTS/West is proud to present a public art opening of an exhibit created by artist Geoff Schenkel. Geoff was honored with the Artsbridge “Reflections” People’s Choice Award, won the Best of Show for Mixed Media in the Southern Hills Art Show, and most recently anchored at the Dairy Barn's FLOW Exhibition in our fair Athens.
Geoff's Personal Website, where you can view more of his amazing art!:
Also, like the group of artists that Geoff collaborates with at:

Free admission and free refreshments! We're very excited for this event so please come on out for it! 

Next, An Athens pilot project of Global Dialogues will be announcing the local winners of their annual worldwide narrative contest during a presentation at ARTS/West at 3pm on Sunday, May 19.  The event will be preceded at 1pm by a panel discussion focusing on the ideas generated by youths in their contest submissions.  The awards presentation will feature a brief introductory film and performances by the Athens Irish Dancers.  Ohio University graduate music student, Isaac Zika, will perform on piano.

A diverse group of Athens County youths submitted entries in this year’s Global Dialogues contest.  Entries came from students at Hocking College, Ohio University, an Athens-based women’s recovery organization, and from youth in the general public.  This year's contest topics included violence and HIV/AIDS & sexuality. A jury has chosen twenty entries as local winners.  These twenty will now go on to a jury at the international level.  Winners of the international contest have the opportunity to be made into films by some of the world's top cinema talent.  Global Dialogues films are available for viewing or download in 27 languages at the Global Dialogues YouTube channel:

Thursday, May 09, 2013

This Saturday is the last Front & Center of the season!

F & C will be back in September!