Art: The Hand of Toshiko Takaezu

Art: The Hand of Toshiko Takaezu
September 29, 2007-January 2008
, T, W, F, Sat. 10-5, Th. 10-8:30, Sun. 1-5
Zanesville Art Center
620 Military Rd, Zanesville
adults $4; seniors $3; ages 10-18 $3; Free on Thurs

Takaezu at her studio, 2006Exhibit features the work of one of America’s great living artists and is made possible by her remarkable generosity. In 2006, Toshiko Takaezu donated 14 ceramics from her personal collection to the Zanesville Art Center. The Art Center had purchased three works from the artist in 1963, while she was still head of the Ceramics Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. The exhibition will also include a fine selection of pieces from other collections. Many were created using fine clay from the Zanesville/Roseville area.

“Along with Peter Voulkos and a number of other ceramics artists who emerged in the postwar years of the 1950s and 1960s, Takaezu has been instrumental in moving ceramics beyond its historical ties to the concept of function and into the realm of sculpture,” She transformed clay “from something associated only with utilitarian objects to something that could be meaningful, capable of embodying abstract ideas.” –James Jensen, director, Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

Ms. Takaezu was born in Hawaii and studied at the University of Hawaii and Cranbrook Academy. In 1956, she began to teach at the Cleveland Institute and Princeton University. Her work is included in collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, and the National Museum in Bangkok, Thailand.

Contact: 740-452-0741

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Cat Cutcher on Global Warming & Mount Kilimanjaro

Global Warming and Mount Kilimanjaro
Appalachian Ohio Group Sierra Club Monthly Meeting
Thursday, October 4, 2007, 7 p.m.

Athens Community Center Rm C
701 E. State St., Athens, Ohio
Free and open to the public

Slide presentation and talk by Cat Cutcher, graduate student at Ohio University with OU researchers Tom Smucker and Edna Wangui on the knowledge of communities and coping capacities with regard to global warming on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. Cat is a Fulbright scholar who will go to Kenya in October to study the Green Belt Movement, a social and environmental movement for which Wangari Maathai won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Come learn about how global warming is affecting the world now. Speaker is part of the monthly meeting of the Appalachian Ohio Group Sierra Club.

Contact Loraine McCosker, friendlygardener -at- yahoo.com or 740-589-4070.

Paula Crisostomo “Walkout: The Struggle for Equality in Education”

Paula Crisostomo “Walkout: The Struggle for Equality in Education”
Keynote Speaker: Hispanic Heritage Month
Tuesday, October 2, 2007, 7:30pm

Baker Center Theater
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

In March 1968, then-17-year-old Paula Crisostomo led the largest high school student protest in the nation’s history. The walkout took place in March 1968 and involved Mexican-American students from five East Los Angeles high schools who walked out of their classes to protest the substandard quality of their education. Within two weeks, more than 20,000 high school students in the city walked out of their high schools in support of the protesters. It was the first major mass protest against racism by Mexican-Americans. The film WALKOUT is based on these events.

In addition to sharing her story in speaking engagements around the country, Crisostomo serves as director of government and community relations at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Leader of Mexican-American student protest to speak,” OUtlook, 9/25/2007

Part of Hispanic Heritage Month @ OU. National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each September 15–October 15 in the U.S. to recognize the contributions made by people of Hispanic descent and to celebrate Hispanic culture. Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 because it is the anniversary of five Latin American countries’ Independence Day: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Activities include an opening reception, lectures, panel discussion and movies.

Sponsors for the observance’s events include the Latino Student Union, the Office of Multicultural Programs, the Multicultural Center, and the Black Student Cultural Programming Board.

Contact: chunnu -at- ohio.edu

Lanna Galloway “The Oracle of Creativity”

Lanna Galloway “The Oracle of Creativity”
Inside/Outside: Art Talks at the Kennedy
Thursday, October 4, 2007, 5:30 p.m.

Kennedy Museum of Art
The Ridges, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

The Kennedy Museum of Art continues its 2007-2008 art talk series with fiber artist Lanna Galloway.
The Inside/Outside: Art Talks at the Kennedy program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kennedy Museum and is free and open to the public.

Contact: 740-593-1304

Screening + Potluck: Born into Brothels

Screening + Potluck: Born into Brothels
Sunday, September 30, 2007, 5 pm

Scripps Hall, Anderson Auditorium
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Please bring a vegetarian dish of your choice, Indian themed if you so choose. Hosted by OU Amnesty International.

Born into Brothels, by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski, is the winner of the 77th annual Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. A tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art, it is a portrait of several unforgettable children who live in the red light district of Calcutta, where their mothers work as prostitutes. Zana Briski, a New York-based photographer, gives each of the children a camera and teaches them to look at the world with new eyes. — http://www.kids-with-cameras.org/bornintobrothels/

DVD and book also available @ Alden Library.

Contact: 614-915-4111 or ouamnesty -at- yahoo.com
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The Humble Play: Appalachian New Play Festival

The Humble Play: Appalachian New Play Festival
Monday, October 1 thru Saturday, October 6, 2007

ARTS/West
132 W State St, Athens, Ohio
$3 per reading or $20 week pass

Humble Play is returning for a second year. All performances and activities are held at ARTS/West. Following last year’s success, ARTS/West solicited and accepted new plays from Appalachian playwrights. Five winning plays were chosen from the received plays and will receive readings open to the public.

Women in caps.

  • Oct 1, 6:30pm – Lecture Workshop on Youth Drama by MARY TENSING.
  • Oct 2, 7 pm – “Canterbury Tales Revisited” by CELESTE PARSONS.
  • Oct 3, 7 pm – “Frog Hollar” by W. R. Smiddie
  • Oct 4, 7 pm – “Liberation” by SARAH GUTHRIE.
  • Oct 5, 7 pm – “Hearts of Clover” by KATHLEEN KRAMER
  • Oct 6, Noon – Youth Division Readings
  • Oct 6, 2 pm – Senior’s Readers Theater
  • Oct 6, 6 pm – Closing reception
  • Oct 6, 7 pm – “Spoiling Prayers” by David Muschell

Tickets: O’Betty’s on W. State Street, Haffa’s Record Store on W. Union Street, and Blue Eagle on Court St.

See: Athens County Visitor’s Bureau entry

Contact: 740-592-4315

Final Fridays on the Square – September

Final Fridays on the Square
September 28, 2007, 6-10 p.m.

Nelsonville Public Square
Nelsonville, Ohio
Free admission, on-street parking

On the final Friday of every month, galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville’s Historic Square stay open late to feature special art events. Enjoy artists’ demonstrations, art chats, artists at work in their studios, and openings of new art exhibits, plays, and musical shows. For more see schedule.

Below are venues that are have specifically listed women artists/craftswomen as featured for September 28, or are woman-owned/operated.

Nelsonville Pottery & Art Supply
Bluebird Pottery artist Susan Sherman sharing with visitors her tasty treats and many recipes for cooking in her locally made pottery.

Nelsonville Quilt Company
Chenille demo: use the pumpkins to make a great fall wall hanging or sweatshirt. Get ready for winter with a new chenille scarf. Long arm quilting demos all night.

Only from Ohio
Fall wreaths & floral arrangements by Kim Sands, sampling of fall foods, fresh Great Harvest breads, antiques & high end furniture, new glass by Carolyn Fisk, and storewide specials.

Paper Circle
Opening: New Propositions on Handmade Paper by Mary Manusos. Ohio University Art professor will exhibit her gorgeous images made in and of paper.

Spinning Turtle Yarn and Gifts
Hosting a presentation about the Comfort or Prayer Shawls Ministry. Anyone belonging to a shawl group is welcome to come and participate, or send Spinning Turtle their information to share.

Starbrick Clay
Opening: Masks and Totems presenting a contemporary perspective of the Mask and Totem in Clay, celebrating the season of disguises and alter egos! In the Window: Cindy Yeager

Stuart’s Gallery 1879
Opening: The Bra Project – No 2 Are Alike features the work of 30 area artists consisting of 50 some pieces. A spunky, provocative & outspoken art exhibit. Entertainment provided by Milena Miller and Friends & Charlie and Celia Lewis. A year’s membership to WellWorks to be raffled off. Proceeds from this event to benefit Breast Cancer Research.

download flyerStudio 4 Art Gallery
Opening: Landscape and Flowers Photography and Paintings by Ellen Pettey and Terry Fortkamp. New plein aire paintings in the studio. New dichroic glass/sterling jewelry by Amanda Buchanan.