Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Art Exhibit, "Metamorphosis" by the Innovative Arts Alliance

Starting on Thursday, June 4 there will be an art exhibit “Metamorphosis” hung in the ARTS/West gallery space.  The opening will be on Thursday, June 4th from 6-8pm. The exhibit of mixed media works by the artist group, Innovative Arts Alliance. The exhibit will hang in the performance space until July 2, 2015.  Regular gallery hours are Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 4 pm and sometimes Friday, call first.  740/592-4315

The Innovative Arts Alliance, a group formed in 1999 to foster mutual support and encouragement, presents "Metamorphosis", a show which represents the changes in our work and lives through the years.  Artists in the group include Lanna Galloway and Andrea Stern of Athens; Susan Nash and Susan Stubbins of Zanesville; Ele and Vern Allen of Bremen; June Baker of Sissonville, West Virginia.  While we work with diverse media and subject matter, our common bond is the love of creating.

Photo: Earth Medicine, Susan Nash

The opening event will have refreshments provided.  This is a FREE show.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Front & Center this Saturday features singer-songwriter & traveling musician extraordinaire, Megan Wormz Bihn!

Saturday, May 2nd @ noon

This Saturday, May 2nd, join Megan Wormz Bihn, a singer-songwriter with traveling musician experience, at Front and Center. Wormz will start at 12pm and the second half of the event is an open stage for any kids, solo or group, to share instrumental or vocal music if they choose, or just listen and enjoy! Front and Center is free music event for school age kids.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ratha Con is coming...

Saturday, May 9th, 10am-5pm
@ the Athens Community Center

Art Show & "Galaxy Quest" @ ARTS/West on Friday, May 8th @ 6pm (movie starts @ 8)

We are so excited for this year's con. Setting the schedule, it will be posted in a few days. Sneak peak: of course our two special guests, Chalet Lisette Brannan and John Marks; Special guest authors Cassandra Morgan and Travis Horseman; 13 comic/graphic novel artists; 6 visual/props artists; 9 vendors with everything from handcrafted gaming dice boxes to collectible toys, comics to costumes; Ghostbusters, WV Division; Bullwhip demo with Daniel Trout; Airship Athena with a Steampunk presentation; Blind Wave Productions with lightsaber choreography; workshop on altering models with Jay Pare; OU's Flying Bobcats helping with our Quidditch matches; Casey Hoffman offers cosplay workshops for male and female characters; 5 RPG games; Z.E.R.O.S. showing us how to protect ourselves from zombies; Magic casual play; 6 short films by Andrea Ricca: Lego zip line races; costume contest. WOW - we sure have lots to offer and that doesn't even include the activities the night before or the night of....STAY TUNED! BTW - we still need volunteers - you get in free and spend a day of fun, please contact for more information.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

Front & Center featuring vocalist (and ARTS/West Program Specialist) Chelsa Peterson this Saturday!

This Saturday, April 18th at noon during Front & Center, come see ARTS/West's Program Specialist, Chelsa Peterson on stage with the Athens Recorder Consort and accompanist Metra Smith Peterson as she demonstrates vocal music styles throughout history. The second half of Front & Center is always an open stage for kids (solo or group) to perform.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

"The Big League Big Band" as part of the Athens Jazz Festival on Friday, April 17th!

This Friday, April 17th at 7:30pm, ARTS/West will welcome "The Big League Big Band" as part of the Athens Jazz Festival. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome. The group, which is a collaboration of the finest jazz educators in the region, will play music from Count Basie, Thad Jones and Duke Ellington.

For more information on the Athens Jazz Festival, please click here.