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Jun 22
Ohio University joins community partners and SONY Corporation for inaugural international juried photography exhibition
The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center.

Jun 19
School of Music to host celebrated international pianist Joyce Yang
The Ohio University College of Fine Arts and the School of Music welcome acclaimed pianist Joyce Yang, for a performance in Glidden Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, as part of the school’s annual Piano Pedagogy Seminar. Open to the public, there is a suggested donation of $10 per person for this evening recital.

May 15
Athena Cinema announces return of annual Summer Family Film Series – Beat the Heat $2 Days
For those who seek the cool of the air-conditioned theater, and the fun of an afternoon movie this summer, look no further. The Athena Cinema is bringing back its annual “Beat the Heat $2 Days,” a family film series and fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, featuring seven classic films and fun for all ages happening June 9–Aug. 18.

Under the Elms Summer Concert Series kicks off 2018 season on June 6
The 2018 season of the Under the Elms Summer Concert Series kicks off June 6 and will include five performances held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday, June 6 through July 4, on the College Green adjacent to Ohio University's Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

May 11
Tantrum Theater to stage new play: The Cake
Tantrum Theater will open its third season with the Ohio premiere of a new play, “The Cake” by Bekah Brunstetter, running June 6–June 24 at the Abbey Theater in Dublin.

Apr 26
OHIO student plans goodwill trip to Puerto Rico with donated instruments and supplies
The Ohio University School of Music is supporting a goodwill project, organized and led by student Will Horner, a music education/trombone student, and School of Music faculty Dr. Lucas Rego Borges and Dr. Andrew Trachsel, director of bands.

Apr 23
OHIO to join ‘Ghana Meets the World’
Ohio University will join several partners to honor the 25th anniversary of the National Theatre of Ghana with a six-day celebration featuring an international symposium and concerts.

Ohio University Art Gallery presents the work of graduate students Sam Briegel, Cassidy Brauner
The Ohio University School of Art + Design presents an exhibition of two M.F.A. candidates, Sam Briegel and Cassidy Brauner, on view May 1–May 9, in the Ohio University Art Gallery on the fifth floor in Seigfred Hall, with an opening reception Thursday May 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. This is a free, public event, and refreshments will be provided.

Apr 16
Ohio University Percussion Ensemble presents music from around the world
The School of Music and the Ohio University Percussion Ensemble will present a free concert of music for percussion from around the world at 7:30 p.m. Glidden Recital Hall at Ohio University on Thursday, April 19.

Apr 13
Ohio University Eastern Theatre presents ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’
The Theatre Department of Ohio University Eastern is proud to announce its upcoming production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece “The Importance of Being Earnest” April 19, 20, 21, 22 and 26, 27, 28 in the Shannon Hall Theater.

Apr 12
Women Speak Gala to raise funds for Women’s Health Recovery Housing
The Women of Appalachia Project, Ohio University Multicultural Center and Women’s Center will host the ninth annual Women of Appalachia Project “Women Speak Gala,” a fine art exhibition and juried presentation of poetry, story and song. The event will take place in the Baker University Center Theatre at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21.

Apr 9
Kennedy Museum of Art features Athens High School student photography
The Kennedy Museum of Art presents “Emerging Artists: Athens High School Photography,” a juried exhibition of new photographic works created by students working with instructor Ellen Gagliano, on view in the second-floor gallery through May 13.

Apr 5
Ampersand Festival features Ohio Wind Symphony with alumni and student composers, dancers, and local rock bands
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce the Ampersand Festival 2018, a concert presented by the Wind Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. This concert will feature four world premieres written by current students and alumni composers, including collaborative performances with local and regional rock bands and dancers. Admission to this concert is free and open to the public.

The Athens International Film + Video Festival to screen compelling documentary on Parkersburg's DuPont plant
Two screenings of “The Devil We Know,” are scheduled April 14-15 at the Athena Cinema. The documentary lays out the history of the DuPont corporation’s use of the chemical C8 and is an alarming portrait of the potential consequences of unchecked corporate use of chemicals that permeate the living world.

Apr 3
Artist welcomes community, creates meeting space with ‘Athens LGBTQ Legacy Project’
School of Art + Design proudly presents the “Athens LGBTQ Legacy Project,” a historical tour, stories, film and panel discussion facilitated by Becky Chmielewski, at Seigfred Hall’s Mitchell Auditorium April 13 and 14.

Mar 30
Theater Division to present 'The Skin of our Teeth' by Thornton Wilder in April
The “The Skin of Our Teeth,” written by Thornton Wilder, will be presented in the Forum Theater, April 5–7 and 11–14. The American classic combines farce, burlesque and satire to follow an Eternal Family who narrowly escape ice, flood, and war.

Mar 28
Ohio University College of Fine Arts announces community, youth summer arts programs
The Ohio University College of Fine Arts announces a comprehensive list of 13 summer community arts programs designed to accommodate an inclusive community of participants at a variety of ages and skill levels. Some established and some brand new, these hands-on experiences are hosted in the facilities of the Schools of Music, Art + Design, Dance, Film, and Theater in the Athens area, from May 29–July 27.

Mar 23
World Music and Dance Festival brings global diversity and the arts to campus on Moms Weekend
The Ohio University School of Music and the Dance Division present the 2018 World Music and Dance Festival and Diversity Concert, March 26–April 6 across the Athens campus, featuring workshops and performances in African dance, Taiko drumming and Native American song and dance, among many others. Events culminate in a large-scale Diversity Concert at 7:30 p.m. April 6 in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Mar 21
Undergraduate graphic design show explores making and unmaking
The Ohio University School of Art + Design proudly presents “Command-Z,” a graphic design thesis exhibition featuring the work of 15 undergraduate students, on view April 3–7 in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall.

Mar 7
Exhibition ‘Pots’ symbolizes transition in a Rust Belt town
The Ohio University School of Art + Design presents an exhibition of new work by M.F.A. candidate Andrew Musil on view March 20–March 24 in Ohio University’s Art Gallery on the fifth floor in Seigfred Hall. The public opening reception for “Pots” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, with refreshments provided.

Feb 28
Ohio University Division of Dance presents the 2018 Winter Dance Concert
Ohio University Division of Dance in the School of Dance, Film, and Theater presents the annual Winter Dance Concert, featuring works by faculty and guest artists, for two nights only, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 2–3, in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Feb 20
MFA student Gattian’s Interventions create heightened awareness of everyday spaces
The Ohio University School of Art + Design proudly presents Hillary Gattian’s thesis show, “The Majestic: Interventions 8-11,” at Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, Feb. 23–March 25, with an opening reception coinciding with Nelsonville’s Final Friday events from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 23. Refreshments will be provided.

Theater Division presents ‘The Government Inspector,’ by Nikolai Gogol
The Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present the third production of the 2017–2018 season, “The Government Inspector,” by Nikolai Gogol, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, directed by Dennis Lee Delaney and presented in the Elizabeth Evans Baker Theater, March 1–3 and 6–9.

Feb 16
Librarians present Sammy Kaye Collection in first Impact Through Action workshop
On Wednesday, Feb. 21, three OHIO librarians will host a workshop highlighting the Libraries’ Sammy Kaye Collection of music scores, audio recordings, correspondence, media coverage, photographs and memorabilia, which was donated to the Libraries as part of Kaye’s estate after his 1987 death.

Feb 15
Athens International Film + Video Festival Announces Special Guest Laurie Anderson and the 2018 Invited Festival Jurors
The Athens International Film + Video Festival (AIFVF) is excited to announce its 2018 festival jurors, and special guest multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, for this year’s festival planned for April 9–15, 2018.

University Libraries celebrates Founders Day with 'Women at OHIO' exhibit
Because 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the enrollment of OHIO’s first female student, Margaret Boyd, this year’s exhibit, is titled the exhibit “Women at Ohio University: 150 Years of Life and History. It features the life and times of many OHIO women.

Feb 13
University hosting variety of 2018 Black History Month events
Many entertaining and educational events remain on the calendar, including a free showing of the new superhero movie, “Black Panther,” on Thursday, Feb. 15.

'Bride of Frankenstein' movie to play at Athena Cinema to celebrate 200th anniversary of 'Frankenstein'
To mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel, “Frankenstein,” the Ohio University Technology and Society Certificate Program will sponsor a faculty panel discussion and screening of the 1935 movie, “Bride of Frankenstein.”

Feb 7
Athena Cinema among those to win grants to bring science education to the movies
The College of Fine Arts is proud to announce that the Athena Cinema once again has received a nationwide Science on Screen grant by the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, awarding grants to 36 independent cinemas, museums, and community groups with film programs nationwide in 2017-2018.

Jan 26
Women Pioneer Series to feature first of four films on Tuesday
Ohio University’s Women Pioneer Series kicks off at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30 with the showing of the film, Dolores, at the Athena Cinema. It is the first of four films in the series that is free and open to the public.

Jan 24
Opening reception for art works of Professor Emeritus Ron Kroutel draws large crowd [PHOTOS]
A large crowd gathered at the Kennedy Museum of Art on Jan. 19 for the opening of the “50-Year Journey: Ron Kroutel Paintings” exhibit, which runs through March 25. The retrospective exhibition traces the artist's personal journey since 1966.

Jan 23
University hosts Women of Appalachia Project showcasing female artists
The Ohio University Multicultural Center will host the Women of Appalachia Project Fine Art Exhibition and “Women Speak” performance featuring female artists. A fine art opening reception will be held on Feb. 2 and a spoken word performance is scheduled for April 21.

Jan 19
School of Art + Design to open ‘Temporal and Corporeal,’ a broad scope of contemporary performance art
The Ohio University School of Art + Design proudly presents an exhibition of contemporary performance art, “Temporal and Corporeal: A Broad Scope of Performance Art,” at Ohio University Art Gallery in Athens, Jan. 23–March 3. There will be live performance events featuring visiting artists during the first week of events, and a reception opening from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 25.

Jan 17
Faculty member uses paint and plates to cope with grief after death of her sister
The overwhelming feeling of loss was what Lori Esposito said led her to take a special walk to honor the memory of her late sister, Renee Esposito. That day was the birth of the Evaporation Walks, a performance piece that makes a painting while you walk.

2018 Sustainability Film Series on review
Ohio University Libraries, Environmental Studies, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and the Athena Cinema celebrate their fifth year of sponsoring the popular Sustainability Film Series, an eclectic and diverse series of documentaries in the fields of environmental studies and sustainability.

Jan 11
Opening reception for '50-Year Journey: Ron Kroutel Paintings' is Friday, Jan. 19
The Ohio University Kennedy Museum of Art will host the exhibit, '50-Year Journey: Ron Kroutel Paintings,' from Jan. 20 to March 25. A Walk and Talk and opening reception will take place Friday, Jan. 19.

Jan 9
Tantrum Theater announces 2018 summer season
Tantrum Theater will return to the Abbey Theater in Dublin, Ohio, for a third season in the summer of 2018. The season will feature two productions, with a total of 37 performances between June 6 and July 29.

Jan 8
Broadway production, award-winning musicians, Stage Door performance on tap for Performing Arts, Concert Series
The bricks of Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium will be swinging this spring semester as OHIO’s Performing Arts and Concert Series is poised to host a Tony-winning Broadway production, numerous award-winning musicians and another Stage Door Series performance.

Dec 6
University celebrates Kwanzaa holiday early
More than 100 people attended the annual Pre-Kwanzaa Variety Show and Celebration last week. Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration to reconnect Africans and African Americans to their heritage.

Nov 29
Ohio University Art Galleries presents a video art screening, panel discussion for World AIDS Day
The Ohio University School of Art + Design hosts a World AIDS Day screening and discussion event, “Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings,” from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 in Mitchell Auditorium, followed by a gallery intervention and reception from 5-7 p.m. in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall. Both are free and open to the public.

Nov 22
Ohio University Eastern Theatre presents ‘A Christmas Carol’
The Theatre Department of Ohio University Eastern will present Charles Dickens’ heartwarming classic “A Christmas Carol” Nov. 30, Dec. 1-3 and Dec. 7-9 in the Shannon Hall Theater.

Nov 21
Athena Cinema announces sixth annual Holiday Movie Series
The holidays are here and that means it’s time for the Athena Cinema to announce its lineup of classic holiday films for the sixth annual Holiday Film Series. Beginning on Thursday, Nov. 30, the series offers free admission to holiday movies in exchange for food or cash donations for the local food pantry.

Nov 13
Dance Division to present new choreography in fall senior concert
The Ohio University Dance Division in the School of Dance, Film, and Theater presents the annual “Fall Senior Dance Concert,” the culminating project for B.F.A. dance majors, to be presented Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 16-18, at 7 and 9 p.m. each evening in the Shirley Wimmer Dance Theater, located in Putnam Hall at Ohio University.

Nov 12
Sarah Fleenor to show artwork at Ohio University Eastern gallery
“Recessional: Twilight in Middle America,” an exhibit featuring the work of Dayton artist Sarah Fleenor, will be on display at the Ohio University Eastern Campus Art Gallery through Dec. 7 with an artist's reception and lecture scheduled for Nov. 15.

Nov 9
Columbus Museum of Art curator Drew Sawyer to provide lecture
The Ohio University School of Art + Design presents a lecture by visiting curator Drew Sawyer at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Mitchell Auditorium, Seigfred Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Nov 8
OHIO Percussion ensemble, School of Music to present concert of music by acclaimed female composers
The School of Music and the Ohio University Percussion Ensemble will present a concert of music for percussion, featuring women composers, in the Glidden Recital Hall at Ohio University at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. Directed by Professor Roger Braun and graduate teaching assistants Forrest Yankey and Ryan Swanson, the concert will feature a diverse program of new and classic works.

Nov 6
New Horizons Music coming to Athens for people 50 and over; no experience necessary
The Ohio University School of Music announced a new community program of adult music education for those 50 years and older, with interest in learning to play instrumental music; no experience is necessary. The New Horizons Band will host a free and public informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in Robert Glidden Hall Room 550.

Nov 2
KMA Noon Talk with student Erica Spilger is Friday
Ohio University Art History Senior Erica Spilger will host a Noon Talk on Friday, Nov. 3 in the Kennedy Museum of Art. She will discuss the artists' experiences with censorship.

Oct 24
OHIO Theater Division presents 'Top Girls,' by Caryl Churchill
The Theater Division in Ohio University’s School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present the second production of the 2017–2018 season, “Top Girls,” by Caryl Churchill, directed by MFA candidate Allison Epperson and presented in the Elizabeth Evans Baker Theater, Kantner Hall, Nov. 2–4 and 8–11.

Oct 20
“Novem,” new work from second-year MFA artists, to be exhibited Oct. 24-Nov. 11
The Ohio University School of Art + Design presents “Novem,” an exhibition of new work by second-year graduate students in the M.F.A. studio program at Ohio University, on view Oct. 24 to Nov. 11 in the Ohio University Art Gallery on the fifth floor of Seigfred Hall. The exhibition and opening reception, scheduled for 5 p.m. Oct. 24, is free and open to the public.