Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Art of Stacy Dockery Art Opening and Display with special readings during the opening

The Art of Stacy Dockery will be on display in the ARTS/West gallery from April 7th-May 2nd. Join us on Thursday, April 7th from 6:30-8:30 pm for the opening reception. As always the opening and exhibit display are free of charge. For more information please call ARTS/West at 740-592-4315.

At 6:30pm, during the opening, Brad Modlin, Christina Veladota and the Athens' Poet Laureate, Alison Stine will take the stage in honor of National Poetry Month. 

Brad Modlin's poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, The Florida Review, The Pinch, and River Teeth, among others. His work has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes. He holds an MFA from Bowling Green and is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Ohio University. 

Christina Veladota is the author of two chapbooks of poetry, Clutch & Brood (Aldrich Press, 2016) and The Girl & Her Lions(Finishing Line Press, 2010). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of literary journals, including The Laurel Review, Hotel Amerika, The Journal, Dialogist, and Mid-American Review. She is an associate professor of English Composition & Literature at Washington State Community College, in Marietta, OH, where she also serves as coordinator of The WSCC Honors Program. She is a 2014 recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award.

Alison Stine is the author of a novel SUPERVISION and three books of poems. Her work has appeared in dozens of magazines including: The Nation, The Paris Review, Tin House, and The Kenyon Review. Recipient of a 2015 Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, she is Athens first Poet Laureate. She works as a freelance reporter and lives in Athens with her son.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Front and Center featuring Robert Castro on the Flute

On Saturday, April 9th from 12-1pm, ARTS/West will be presenting the monthly Front and Center event featuring Robert Castro on the flute. Front and Center is an open stage for solo and ensemble music acts, and is great fun for the entire family. For more information contact Trisha Lachman at

SEOTDS Contra Dancing

On Friday, April 8th, ARTS/West will be holding the monthly SEOTDS Contra Dance from 8-11pm. A beginner's lesson will be offered at 7:30pm, and there is no experience or partner needed! Clinton Ross will be calling the action with music by Zeke's Fancy. Admission is only $7/adult, $3/student, or $15 for the whole family. For more information and directions visit or call 740-590-4102.

Community Yoga

Come out to ARTS/West on Sunday, April 3rd for the monthly session of Community Yoga! Classes are always on the first Sunday of the month, noon-1pm and free for ARTS/West members (for as little as $30 you can become a member!) or a $5 suggested donation for non-members. Contact ARTS/West at 740-592-4315 for more information. 

Final Moon Tunnel Literary Reading Series installment this Friday at 7:30pm

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Free Vinyasa Yoga with Maria Casa

Join Maria Casa in a free Vinyasa Yoga class at ARTS/West on Tuesdays at 1pm and Fridays at 5pm from April 5th to June 3rd. Maria Casa is currently on the track to be a certified yoga instructor and offering a free community class is her last step. As a vinyasa styled class, music and heat will be added to help detox and open up the body with a flowing sequence of strengthening poses. All levels welcome, classes are an hour, including some meditation and pranayama.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Foot by Foot in Zanesville

The second meeting of the "Foot by Foot"on the Winding Road A-Z group will be at the  Weasel Boy Brew Pub, 126 Muskingum Avenue, Zanesville on Friday June 10th from 7-9 PM. For further detail contact

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Free Webinar through the Ohio Arts Council!

Capture and Monetize the Impact of Your Work

We know the arts change lives and communities in many ways. The value proposition for our work is based on providing access to programs and services that produce meaningful experiences for people--resulting in personal, relational, or societal impact. While we know these personal transformations in and through the arts happen every day, the evidence is often difficult to capture and leverage.

Jjerry yoshitomi headshotoin national expert, Jerry Yoshitomi of Meaning Matters, LLC, for a free webinar on Thursday, March 24 1:30-2:30 p.m. Jerry has led organizations in choosing strategies for quickly gathering evidence on the impact of the arts, and helping organizations monetize that evidence to increase revenue. This webinar will set the stage for the Arts Impact Ohio Conference on May 19, 2016. 

This webinar will be recorded and shared with all who register.

Thursday, March 24 | 1:30 p.m. 
Contact: Christy Farnbauch
Innovation & Engagement Director 
SPEAKER BIO | Gerald D. Yoshitomi,
Chief Knowledge Officer, MeaningMatters, LLC

Believing in the power of the arts to transform lives, Gerald (Jerry) has contributed to modest initiatives that have resulted in significant innovation and change in arts organizations throughout North America and beyond. Methods from his writings and workshops have been successfully implemented by several thousand arts organizations and artists in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Japan, Spain, Chile, and Argentina.

He has been engaged by foundations, public arts agencies, arts organizations and individual artists to read, research, and provoke innovative new practices to increase clarity of purpose, engagement in the arts and earned and contributed revenue.
The Arts Impact Ohio Conference will take place in Columbus, Ohio the day after Arts Day & the Governor's Awards. Registration will open on March 16. More information is available and additional details will be confirmed in the coming weeks. We hope to see you Thursday, May 19! 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Moon Tunnel

Stop by ARTS/West on Friday, March 25th at 7:30 pm for Moon Tunnel, a graduate literary reading series. This event is sponsored by Ohio University's Department of English.