Thursday, October 31, 2013

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ARTS/West Presents: New Dances by Missy Whaley

ARTS/West Presents announces New Dances by Missy Whaley and Guest Artist, Chelsea Goettge.

On Friday, November 15th and Saturday, November 16th at 8pm, local dancer and choreographer Missy Whaley will be taking the stage at ARTS/West to present a new dance, music, multi-layered performance featuring local dancers and musicians.

Dancers include Adrienne Covington, Tobe Gillogly, Darcy Higgins, Quinn Schmalenberg and CC Ruchti. They most recently performed together in the parade, Honey in the Heart, on Court Street on Saturday, October 26th.

There will be an $8 suggested donation, $3 for students or free for children 12 and under. Donations of new or gently used pair of winter boots for tweens and teens will be accepted at the door. All boots will be donated to the Athens County Children Services.

The Success Stories Project

The Success Stories Project will be on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 7pm!
The Success Stories Project is a celebration of vitality, of our personal stories about human, social, and environmental health. It is an evening of diverse storytelling by over twenty people, including activists, educators, doctors, college students, fitness instructors, brilliant teenagers, and artists of all sorts. This storytelling takes many forms: presentations, spoken word, music, dance, and images. It is a vibrant opportunity to explore and appreciate the actions we take in creating a healthier world together.

There will be a $5 suggested donation.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Needle Felting with Missy

Spots are filling quickly for Missy Whaley's Needle Felting Workshop! This is an adult class, but children are also welcome if 9 and up accompanied by an adult.

Time: Thursday, October 17th from 6:30-8:00pm
Fees: The cost is $10 for the class with a $5 material fee.
Contact: To register please contact Missy at 740-591-7689 or
Limit: 10 people per class, minimum of 3 people

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Field of Vision: A Solo Fine Art Show

Art Salon with featured artist, Michelle Waters, and her exhibit "Field of Vision" will hang in the ARTS/West gallery space until November 2nd.

An Art Salon is a casual gathering of visual and performance artists where exhibition and discussion of work happens. Performance artists are encouraged to register by calling 740/592-4315 or sending an e-mail to 

Refreshments will be served!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Humble Play Festival Returns Oct. 17th - 19th!

Hear Ye! Hear ye!

Humble Play Revisited: New Play Festival of Appalachian Ohio
 Featuring Some Favorites From Previous Years

The Humble Play: New Play Festival of Appalachian Ohio returns for its eighth year and is being held from Thursday, October 17 through Saturday, October 19, 2013.

All performances start at 7:00 pm and are held at ARTS/West, at 132 W. State St. in Athens, Ohio
The mission of the Humble Play is to promote the art of playwriting while introducing the process of new play development to an audience. This is achieved by inviting playwrights to submit their plays to a committee of judges. These judges choose plays to be produced as staged readings for the general public as a once a year, three day festival. A moderated talk-back is traditionally held following each reading, where audience members can discuss how well the storyline came together for them.

Oct. 17, 2013 7:00 pm – Staged reading of Romeo and Juliet: There Hasn’t Been a Rap Song Yet by Rheal Radwany of Athens, Ohio

Oct. 18, 2013 7:00 pm – Staged reading of Her Summer Fling by Merri Biechler of Athens, Ohio

Oct. 19, 2013 7:00 pm – Staged reading of Dignity by Celeste Parsons of Nelsonville, Ohio

Each selected play will be presented as a staged reading. All of the plays in this year’s festival have been past festival choices. A committee re-read the plays that were presented in past years and chose these three. We are proud to announce that all three playwrights are from Athens County this year.

A reading is defined as actors presenting words of a script, using scripts-in-hand. Each reading will be kept extremely simple so that the playwright's words can be the focus of the event.

All events are free and open to the public and begin at 7:00 pm. Donations to the festival are encouraged.

Many thanks to the Ohio Arts Council and the Humble Play planning committee for making the festival possible.