ART/oberfest

ART/Oberfest
Saturday, October 20, 5-9 pm & Sunday, October 21, 2007, 2-7 pm

ARTS/West
132 W State St, Athens, Ohio

A community celebration of the visual, performing, and culinary arts!

Both days: Visual Art from more than 20 local artists.

Saturday: On stage (Those that I know are female are in CAPS.)

  • 5:00 LEAH MILLER – belly dancer
  • 5:15 Rusty Rittenhouse – magician
  • 5:45 DOMINIKA ADAMOVA and Frank McDermott – poetry and music
  • 6:05 Ehryan Everson – dancer
  • 6:10 QUINN SCHMALLENBERG and Zion Everson – dancers
  • 6:15 Pete Wuscher and Matthew Bryant – music
  • 6:45 Ethan Greene – music
  • 7:15 Steve Zarate – music
  • 7:45 Designated Spaces – spoken word
  • 8:15 Bad Chemicals – music
  • 8:45 LEAH MILLER and JANE PALMER – fire dancer and drums

Saturday: Downstairs

  • Kids in Action
  • Haunted House Knit/Weave Workshop
  • OU T-Com children’s presentation
  • Chris Tomazik

Sunday: On stage

  • 2:00 LEAH MILLER – belly dancer
  • 2:15 NGOMA – drum circle
  • 2:45 Rusty Rittenhouse – magician
  • 3:15 Ehryah Everson – dancer
  • 3:20 QUINN SCHMALLENBERG and Zion Everson – dancers
  • 3:30 Ethan Greene – music
  • 4:00 LIZ PAHL – music
  • 4:30 Heartlanders – music
  • 5:00 Reyshan Parker – play “Best Intentions”

Sunday: Downstairs

  • Kids in Action
  • Haunted House Knit/Weave Workshop
  • OU T-Com’s children’s presentation
  • Xen Glick – 5-7
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Visiting Artist Lecture: Nancy Davenport, Photographer

Visiting Artist Lecture: Nancy Davenport, Photographer
Wed, Oct 17, 2007, 7 pm

Bentley Hall 236
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Workers detailNancy Davenport‘s work deftly utilizes digital technology to investigate questions of photography’s medium-specificity, connecting discourses on documentary with the manipulated image. Davenport examines the politics of representation by tracing the continuities of historical photographic practices within contemporary digital culture. Her latest project, Workers, a multi-screen DVD installation, is currently on view at the Instanbul Biennial.

Davenport received her B.F.A. from York University in Toronto and her M.F.A. from School of Visual Arts in New York. She lives and works in New York City. She has exhibited her work at the 25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, PROA Fundacion in Buenos Aires, Musee d’Histoire de Luxembourg, Photo & Contemporary, Turin, and Rockford Art Museum. Davenport teaches in the Graduate Photography Department at School of Visual Arts, Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts and the ICP/Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies.

Lecture funded by the Clarence White Fund For Photography, OU School of Art.

Contact: Laura Larson larsonl1 -at- ohio.edu or 740-593-4290

Gail Kern Paster: Annual Shakespeare Lecture

Gail Kern Paster “Head to Head: The Dialogue of Skin and Skull in Holbein and Hamlet”
Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 5-7 pm

Margaret M. Walter Hall, Room 145
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
A reception will follow and all are welcome.

This year’s OU Department of English Annual Shakespeare Lecture features Dr. Gail Kern Paster exploring the unexpected connections between Hans Holbein’s 1533 portrait, The Ambassadors, which famously includes a distorted skull at the bottom edge of the painting, and Shakespeare’s Hamlet, which likewise features the famous skull of Yorick.

Dr. Paster is one of the foremost Shakespeare scholars in the U.S. Her research has focused on literary representation of the body in Renaissance culture, demonstrating that the automatic separation between mind and body in modern thought was not one that Shakespeare’s audience would have shared. Her books include Humoring the Body: Emotion and the Shakespearean Stage (2004), The Body Embarrassed: Drama and Disciplines of Shame in Early Modern England (1993), The Idea of the City in the Age of Shakespeare (1985), and she has recently co-edited a collection of essays, Reading the Early Modern Passions: Essays in the Cultural History of Emotion (2004). Dr. Paster taught for many years as a professor in the English Department at George Washington University, and she is currently the director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. She is also the senior editor of Shakespeare Quarterly.

The OU English Department’s Annual Shakespeare Lecture is funded by an endowment which seeks to ensure that the study and appreciation of Shakespeare remains a vital experience for Ohio University undergraduates and the entire university community. The annual lecture series brings leading national figures in the study of Shakespeare to campus.

Contact: escobedo -at- ohio.edu

Art: Women of Influence–Women Honoring Women

Art Opening: Women of Influence–Women Honoring Women
Saturday, October 6, 2007, 7-9 pm

Thru November 6, 10 am-4 pm (hours vary–call before coming)
The Piano Works (map)
48 W Main St, Logan, Ohio
Free

Women of Influence–Women Honoring Women is a mixed media exhibit by five area women artists. It includes art quilts, paintings, assemblages, paper dolls, altered books, and art.

Opening is in conjunction with Late Night Logan in which downtown merchants, restaurants, art and entertainment venues stay open for the evening on the first Saturday of each month. Cellist Michael Ingalls will entertain. Michael has appeared on Prairie Home Companion and is frequently seen around central Ohio as “the world’s only singing, strolling cellist.”

The Piano Works Show Room and Gallery is a unique showroom, gallery, and workshop to visit and shop for pianos, guitars, music accessories, and regional art. Local craftsmen restore, rebuild, tune, and repair quality pianos.

Contact: 740-380-6683 or brucebowens -at- adelphia.net

Art: Vivian Ripley: Light and Color

Art: Vivian Ripley: Light and Color
September 29 – November 4, 2007, 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

vivianripley.jpgIn 21 watercolors and pastel drawings, Vivian Ripley explores color in the landscape and how it is affected by light and shade. Ripley works in pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencil—sometimes in combination. She particularly enjoys painting in a natural setting, stating, “The whole body, and its senses, is involved with nature because of the urgency to depict an increasingly changing scene.”

Ripley’s technique was spotlighted in The Watercolor Landscape Techniques of 23 International Artists in 2003. She resides in Columbus and is active in the Central Ohio Watercolor Society, Ohio Watercolor Society, and the Ohio Plein Air Society, and has won many awards. With this exhibition, the Zanesville Art Center continues its series of solo exhibitions recognizing contemporary Ohio artists.

Contact: 740-452-0797

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

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