Saturday, July 26, 2014

ARTS/West Presents a Play Reading, "Home is a Passing Feeling" by Karina Cochran

JULY 31st @ 8pm

"Home is a Passing Feeling" by Karina Cochran
When a drought hits the American homeland in a serious way, a variety of artists and community members struggle over the idea of a future in a world without water. From a famous sculptor, to a graffiti artist, to a college drop out, each has their own particular method of coping; using their talents (if not to save the world) then to at least to ease its pain.  

Karina Cochran is a tall glass of water from the Midwest. She attended Interlochen Arts Academy and graduated from Bennington College in Vermont in 2010. She is inspired by tactile art, the collective unconscious, human conflict, and the fact that everything is made of water. She started writing this play during a 37 day drought, and finished it while living on a sand dune. She has participated in Atlanta's Horizon Theatre New Playwrights Festival, and New York's Sanguine Theatre Playwright's Festival.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Athens Do It Yourself Shop Presents Their Annual Keg & Case Homebrew Competition!

Keg & Case
Do you like drinking great beer? Of course you do.
Stop by the Keg and Case Homebrew Competition during
Ohio Brew Week and help crown this year’s locally brewed
crowd pleaser. Or enter your own homebrew for a chance
to win brewing supplies at Athens Do It Yourself..
***Awards announced during the event!***

Wednesday, July 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
ARTS/West, 132 W. State St., Athens
Tickets $15 at the door
for admission and souvenir tasting glass
(Brewers’ setup begins at 5:30)

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Art Opening for "Transformation" - new works by Emily Beveridge

ARTS/West is pleased to present Transformation, a solo exhibition of new work by Emily Beverage. "Transformation" will be on display July 7th - August 4th at ARTS / ARTS/West. The opening reception will be on Friday, July 11th from 6-8pm. Be prepared to be meet Emily's new smoke wolf soft sculptures, moth men and stag-erpillars. Good gracious it'll be good! 
Once again, be sure to join us on Friday July 11th, from 6-8 p.m., for the exhibition opening and to meet the artist. There will also be free food and wine at the event so be sure to stop by.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

An Article About The Upcoming Athens Dance Collective Performance!, powered by the Athens Messenger newspaper, put together a lovely article about the Athens Dance Collective performance that will be held at ARTS/West on July 12th at 7pm. The article explains what you can expect to see when coming to the event, and goes into further detail about who the Athens Dance Collective is and what they mean to the Athens Community!

Click here for the article!

Also see our post of June 24th for the poster and more info!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Help ARTS/West Reach GreatNonprofits Top-Rated List!

Help ARTS/West land a spot on GreatNonprofits Top-Rated list! Nonprofits that receive 10 positive (4 stars or above) reviews and maintain an overall positive average (of 4 or 5 stars) during the campaign period (January 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014) will win a spot on the GreatNonprofits 2014 Top-Rated List!

Check it out here and give a review!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ARTS/West Presents: Dance Performance by the Athens Dance Collective

Mark your calendars for a spectacular performance by 
The Athens Dance Collective Saturday, July 12th at 7:00PM!
The Athens Dance Collective is a group of dancers of many ages from the Athens community. The dance techniques celebrated in this performance are grounded in modern dance, improvisational techniques, authentic movement techniques, and fusions of movement and spoken word. The dance pieces are thought-provoking, vibrant, and honest. Many of the dancers in this performance have been involved in the past with Tiny Spaces Dance Company and Steampunk Ballet, both in Athens. Many of the dancers are also connected in various ways to Factory Street Dance Studio, whose mission is to provide non-competitive dance education in Southeast Ohio, promoting dance technique, self-esteem, personal growth and cooperative spirit.

This event will feature choreographic works by Elizabeth Atwell, Chelsea Goettge, Berry Dilley, Missy Whaley, CC Ruchti, Ashley Eastman, Adrienne Covington, Emma Acheson, Rachael Schoonover, Quinn Schmalenberg, Rachel Couch, all of whom are also dancing in the performance. Darcy Higgins, Ali Smith, and Amanda de Santos will also be performing. A spoken word and sound collaboration by Wendy McVicker and Andrew Lampella will also be featured.  The purpose of this performance is to provide a community-oriented opportunity for local dancers, choreographers, and performance artists to showcase their original work.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ohio Brew Week Welcomes New Crafts on the Block

Check out the Ohio Craft Brewers Association's Ohio on Tap Magazine Launch & Craft Beer Tasting! An Ohio Brew Week event featuring: Bad Tom Brewing, Catawba Island Brewing Company, Rhinegeist, and many more!
When & Where: At ARTS/West on July 18th from 7-10pm!
(VIP entrance will take place at 6pm)
$25 per person (includes 10 tasting tickets for 4 oz. samples, souvenir glass and light appetizers)
All proceeds benefit the Ohio Craft Brewers Association

For more details please visit