Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Landscape Painting Class Starts Next Week!!

Landscape Painting
Six Week Class
October 7-November 11

We will explore the elements of design to build compelling landscapes. Participants may choose between oil, acrylic or watercolor.

Fees: $150.00 for six week session, payable in advance of first session

Instructor Connaught Cullen recently received her MFA in the Painting + Drawing department at Ohio University. Connaught currently works with acrylic in her paintings that examine the meditative walk as evidenced in the landscape. She resides in Southeast Ohio in the Appalachian landscapes that she has come to love.

For inquiries, registration and details about required supplies, please contact Connaught at ccullen1993@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Moon Tunnel: A Graduate Literary Reading Series

Moon Tunnel is a new, low-key graduate reading series featuring the work of Creative Writers from Ohio University's graduate programs. The series will be held on five Friday evenings throughout the 2015-16 Academic year at 7:30pm in the basement room of Arts West. Moon Tunnel is sponsored by the OU English Department. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

The 2nd Annual Athens Area Fiber Faire!

2nd annual Athens Area Fiber Faire

This year’s Athens Area Fiber Faire, housed in the Athens Community Center, will offer a little bit of something for everyone in the fiber world. Situated near the intersection of US 33 and US 50, our expansive new venue boasts ample parking, single-level floorplan, and multiple gathering spaces. Several hotels and restaurants are within easy walking distance.

Classes offered include:
Knitting, Weaving, Tatting, Needlepoint, Spinning, Crocheting, Loom knitting, Needle Felting, Ravelry 101, and Ask the Expert! We will also be offering children’s classes this year where we’ll each Arm Knitting and French (Tube) Knitting. Schedule here!

New highlights this year include:
• Outdoor displays of live fiber animals. Come pet alpacas, stroke sheep, and snuggle bunnies.
• Expanded concessions and food trucks for a variety of tasty treats.
• Two fashion shows to awe, inspire, and tickle your fancy.

Our Marketplace vendor list is still growing, but we already have confirmed booths containing a vast array of fiber related merchandise such as yarn, fabric, supplies, accessories, books, notions, finished goods, tools, and so much more!

Located in the scenic Hocking Hills region of southeastern Ohio, Athens in October is bustling with autumn activities. From our top-ranked farmers market, through our quaint uptown, to the gorgeous Ohio University campus, Athens offers an astounding variety of shopping, dining, hiking, biking, and sporting events for all ages. Only an hour from Columbus, and within 3 hours of Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh, Athens makes a wonderful day trip or weekend getaway spot. So spread the word and mark your calendars; we’ll look forward to seeing you in October!

The Athens Area Fiber Faire is being presented by ARTS/West: Athens Community Gateway to the Arts.
Saturday, October 3rd (10-5pm) and Sunday, October 4th (12-5pm)

Friday, September 18, 2015

Steampunk September continues with a Workshop on Sunday, September 20th!

Steampunk Costume Workshop presented by ARTS/West and Airship Athena

Steampunk costume workshop. Join Airship Athena members for tinker/maker space devoted to the retro-futuristic! This is a perfect opportunity to add some finishing touches before the Steampunk Ball on September 26th or even get some inspiration for a new venture. Bring your costume pieces and embellishments for assistance. Pre-register by calling 740-592-4315. Free event!

For more information on Steampunk September and it's events please visit http://myacpl.org/steampunk.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Front & Center starts on Saturday with Pat McGee on harp and pipes!


Saturday, September 12 @ noon

A free music event for school age kids, every second Saturday (unless otherwise noted) from noon-1pm, September - May. 

September features Pat McGee on the harp and pipes!

Each month there is a new special guest and the second half of the 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! For more information on upcoming events, please visit www.artswest.blogspot.com. Organizer: Trisha Lachman

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Athens Art Outside the Box has been extended to October 2nd!

Call For Art

AMAC is seeking up to 10 art designs to be applied onto vinyl wraps to cover traffic control boxes in Athens, Ohio.
AMAC encourages submissions of Athens specific artworks that will make Athens Art Outside the Box purely "Athens."
For more information, visit: www.ci.athens.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/1525. For a copy of this entry form go to: www.ci.athens.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/1643
A $500 honorarium will be awarded for use of each design
• Artists will be selected by jury process. Selected artists will not choose locations. Each selected artist will not be eligible for more than one location until removal occurs.
• Wraps will be removed after 3-5 years, depending on condition. They may be removed at any time at the discretion of the City of Athens.
• Selected artist designs (which can be computer designed images or scanned from illustrations, paintings, quilts, mosaic, photographed sculptures, photographs, or other) will be printed on to a vinyl wrap, and applied to the traffic boxes by the City of Athens.
ENTRY DEADLINE: EXTENDED! Receipt of Entries - 5 p.m., Friday, October 2nd, 2015