Bulletin Board

The Parkersburg Art Center is accepting submissions for The River, a biennial juried exhibition.

Opening Exhibition July 6, 2014.   The Digital entry images are to be received by May 1.

This exhibit is open to any professional or semi-professional artist over 18 years of age and living in the states of West Virginia or Ohio. In this instance, “professional” is defined as:

  • well-trained, with high standards in the field of visual arts, or
  • earns at least part of his or her livelihood through the visual arts, or
  • has had work accepted in other juried exhibits, or
  • has a college degree in the field of visual arts.

This exhibit is intended to showcase established artists in all mediums but performance art.  All entries will be judged on their own merits with no media bias.  No work may exceed eight feet in any dimension.

For more procedures and details open TheRiverBrochure


Colony Film Festival
an event of the
Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association
March 21 and 22, 2014
Putnam Commons
121 Putnam Street, Marietta, Ohio
Eighteen Independent films from local, regional and national filmmakers have been selected for screening during the festival. The festival runs from 5 to 11 pm on Friday and 10:30 am to 11 pm on Saturday. See the complete schedule of events at www.colonyfilmfestival.com.
A film of particular interest to area historians and Putnam descendents is a documentary, “Justice for Eunice: The Murder of Eunice Rockefeller”. This film was produced by her great-great grandson, Russ Fry.  Eunice Rockefeller was born in Marietta in 1838 and was the great-great granddaughter of General Rufus Putnam. This is an historical account of the events of the murder as well as a unique look at justice and the status of women on America’s frontier. Russ Fry resides in Burlington, Iowa and will be attending the festival.
William “Will” Wedig, Marietta native and now a resident of NYC, is the festival keynote speaker Saturday evening. He will discuss his experiences in filmmaking, presenting clips from his films.
On Friday evening there will be a reception at 5 pm in the Hermann Fine Arts Center to meet Marietta College resident artist, Joe Nanashe. The film “Joe: A Self Portrait” will be shown on a continuous loop from 10:30am to 5 pm, 3rd Floor of the Hermann Fine Arts Center.
Workshop: “Filmmaking 101” will be presented Saturday at 10:30 am by filmmakers Andy Hall, David Roberts and Joe Nanashe. A short film will be created during the session with audience participation. The workshop will cover techniques of interest to both accomplished filmmakers and those who are interested in making their first film.
An awards ceremony will be held at the end of screenings for Best Local Film, Best Short Film, Best Feature Film, Best Animated Film, Best Student Film and Best of Fest.
One and two day passes gain admission to film screenings, workshops and speakers. The VIP pass also allows entry to the filmmakers VIP lounge. 1-day pass $10/$7 Students/Seniors; 2-day pass $15/$12 Students/Seniors; VIP pass $30
Tickets may be purchased at the door or contact the HCHTA office to hold tickets. 740-373-0894 or info@colonyfilmfestival.com
The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Local Youth Theatre Arts Program Announces Auditions, Open Houses, and Technical Crew Registrations For “Camelot

Mid-Ohio Valley high school and early college aged young adults are invited to audition on April 12 and 13, 2014 for the local Theatre de Jeunesse free theatre arts program’s July production of Camelot by Alan Lerner and Frederick Loewe.

Those preferring technical theatre can register instead to join the technical crew and:

> assist the Technical Director in the design and creation of the set, props, lights, and sound for the production

> provide the technical support for the production as:  stage crew, stage manager, assistant stage manager, and lightboard, sound, and followspot operators

> assist the Costumers in the research, design, and construction of costumes

> register as student intern to learn the principles of directing, choreography, costuming, makeup/hair, or properties and provide hands-on assistance with these activities

Pre-audition Open Houses to register for tech, meet the staff, and review the audition materials:

> Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00 at the Hermann Fine Arts Center, 500 Butler Street in Marietta and

> Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 at the Parkersburg Academy, 1800 38th Street in Parkersburg.

Auditions and tech registration will be held:

> Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 1:00 – 4:00 in Thomas Hall Room 124 at Marietta College (park at 4th and Butler and walk to top of College Mall to Thomas Hall on the left at Putnam) and

> Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 2:00 – 5:00 at the Parkersburg Academy, 1800 38th Street in Parkersburg

The Tony award-winning story of the marriage of England’s King Arthur to Guenevere is played out amid the pageantry of Camelot.  The show opens with King Arthur nervously preparing to meet his new Queen, Guenevere.  While initially, Guenevere tries to escape the marriage, the two young people soon fall in love, to the pleasure of Arthur’s wise tutor, Merlyn.  In order to bring peace and stability to the kingdom, Arthur establishes the Knights of the Round Table who would use their might for right.  Included amongst these knights, is the most famous of them all, Lancelot.  Soon, Lancelot and Queen Guenevere fall in love. Their affair is brought public with the help of Arthur’s evil illegitimate son Mordred and his aunt, the sorceress Morgan le Fey.  As a result, peace ends and war breaks out as Arthur’s troops prepare to fight Lancelot’s French army.  Some of the enchanting musical numbers include The Lusty Month of May, How to Handle a Woman, I Loved You Once in Silence, If Ever I Would Leave You and What Do the Simple Folk Do?

More info can be found on the website at http://www.tdej.org, or like us on Facebook at Theatre de Jeunesse.  Please email any questions to theatredejeunesse@yahoo.com.

This program is presented with financial assistance from Easton Printing, The Oakland Foundation, the Ohio River Border Initiative, Artsbridge, Marietta Community Foundation, West Virginia Commission on the Arts, The Bernard McDonough Foundation, and the Belpre Area Community Development Foundation.

3 Responses to Bulletin Board

  1. Deanna says:

    OH +5 2012

    Call for Entries

    The Dairy Barn Arts Center, located in Athens, Ohio, invites you to enter OH +5, the eighth in a series of biennial, juried, all media exhibitions of contemporary artwork. OH +5 serves to promote, and is open to, artists residing in Ohio and the five states that border Ohio, including: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. OH + 5 will feature new work that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of media, techniques and innovative trends in contemporary art.

    The deadline for entry is 5 pm Friday, October 28, 2011.

    The entry fee is $35.00 and may be submitted

    OH will be on view at the Dairy Barn Arts Center from January 13, 2012 through March 10, 2012.

    All work must be the result of an independent effort.

    Each entrant may submit up to three works.

    Work must have been completed after January 2010

    For complete rules and official entry form visit http://www.dairybarn.org/exhibitions, email deanna@dairybarn.org

  2. Sharon Hanse says:

    Please post the following bulletin:

    The Marietta Calligraphy Society is sponsoring a Beginning Calligraphy Class
    A beginning Calligraphy Class will be offered in two sessions, on April 21, and May 12, 2012, from 10 AM o 2:30 PM at the !st Presbyterian Church at Wooster and Fourth St.
    Instructor Sharon Hanse shares her love of words & letters in this introductory class on the art of “beautiful writing”. Participants will learn the basic techniques needed to interpret many different letter styles. A supply list will be provided. Fee is $60 for the class. Contact Sharon Hanse at 740-425-1483 or email: sharon@toucancalligraphy.com. Check out her website:www:toucancalligraphy.com.

  3. Ned Savage says:

    Please post the following:

    The East End Bazaar open-air artisan market in Charleston, WV would like to invite Ohio River Valley artists and artisans to apply to be vendors for our inaugural season beginning in September, 2012. For more information, please visit charlestoneastend.com or e-mail market manager Ned Savage at nsavage@charlestoneastend.com.

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