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The Photography + Integrated Media department and the School of Art + Design at Ohio University proudly present Existence: Text + Image an exhibition on view January 19 -February 20 at the Ohio University Art Gallery in Seigfred Hall. The opening reception will take place virtually in conjunction with an artist talk by juror Efrem… Read More

Ohio Theatre, June 2020

Help On The Way For Struggling Performing Arts Groups, Theatres

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Columbus Museum of Art has announced it was laying off 39 employees and slashing their budget due to money lost during coronavirus. It’s the latest example of an arts organization that has suffered because of COVID-19. But there might be some help coming soon from the state for struggling… Read More

Passion Works Parade

Passion Works Parade in Place

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Join Passion Works Studio for a “Parade in Place” Sunday, May 31st from 1:00-3:00pm.  This spectacular drive-by event will take place at 30 Utah Place in front of the beautiful Zenner House on the east side of Athens. Spectators will be asked to remain in their cars as they slowly drive along the designated route…. Read More


Amethystone CD Release Concert & Charity Art Auction

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Athens’ Ohio’s favorite Fantasy Rock Band, Amethystone is throwing a party to celebrate the release of their new album, “The Alchemist.” This admission is a free family friendly event with special guest DJ and Emcee, B-Funk Brandon Thompson. Amethystone will perform their new album “The Alchemist” in its entirety with special performances  by dancer Ellie… Read More

Statehood Day Chillicothe flier

Statehood Day Open House

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Join us for Statehood Day on March 7 from 12 to 4 PM! The Ross County Historical Society Heritage Center, 45 West Fifth Street, Chillicothe, will be open 12 Noon to 4 PM. Featured will be a special one-day exhibit of Ohio statehood documents from the society’s archives, a special one-day display of sports memorabilia… Read More

Heart Jewelry

Warm* Hearts: Intro to Fused Glass

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Come out to this special Valentine’s Day class and learn about fusing glass while making hearts for or with the one you love! In this class you will learn how to cut and shape glass, two techniques for creating pieces suitable for fusing, make several kinds of hearts in fused glass, and learn to operate… Read More

An intermediate sewing apron

Intermediate Sewing Part I – Apron

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The first in a 2-part series for participants who have taken Beginning Sewing or have other basic sewing skills to take on the next step and develop their sewing finesse – while making a beautiful work apron! In this friendly 3-hour class, students will learn skills to create pockets and use bias tape as a… Read More

Paper jewelry

Paper Jewelry

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Don’t throw away scraps of papers, old magazine and catalogs. Upcycle them and make wearable jewelry. Learn how to create necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets made from paper. Make your own unusual and biodegradable fashion statements. You will turn this 1-dimensional material into 3-dimensional jewelry art using bending, folding, crumbling, cutting and other techniques. Class… Read More

A Beginning Sewing kit

Beginning Sewing

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Always wanted to learn how to sew? Come learn at Athens Makerspace in this friendly 3-hour class! This class is suitable for those who have never sewn anything, but when you leave, you will have the skills to take on more advanced projects, such as in our Intermediate Sewing Part I – Apron class. Students… Read More

An upcycled Christmas tree

ReUse on Union December Open House

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Come on out to our holiday Open House 12-5 Saturday, December 21st! We will be featuring all our consignment artists’ talent. Many will be in attendance, and will have brought in lots of new goodies to peruse – come enjoy refreshments and shop for locally made gifts! Live music on site – stay tuned for… Read More

A giftbag

Last Minute Gifts and Gift Bags!

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Need wrappings for that gift, or haven’t yet found something for the people on your list? Come to our drop-in time at Athens Makerspace and whip up a lovely reusable gift bag or choose from our array of sewn project ideas for practical last-minute handmade gifts. These include homemade produce bags, napkins, pot scrubbers, placemat/utensil… Read More

Holiday Stockings

Make Your Own Upcycled Holiday Stocking

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Come learn how to craft your very own Upcycled Holiday Stocking – just in time to use it this December or give as a thoughtful handmade gift to a special person! In this 3 hour class, participants will learn how to create a fully-lined, one-of-a-kind stocking [with a secret pocket, for extra special gifts!] out… Read More

Laser Engraved Ornament

Laser Engrave an Ornament

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Come learn the basics of operating our laser engraver! Class takers will make and take two different ornaments that each demonstrate different possible ways of using the laser to achieve different effects: 3D ornaments and relief ornaments using different local woods to create depth. If you like you can bring your own designs, but they… Read More

A horseshoe snowman

Weld a Horseshoe Snowman

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Still in search of a whimsical holiday gift for someone you love? Come join us to weld them a cheerful snowman out of upcycled horseshoes! Using MIG welder techniques, our talented instructor, Liz King, will guide participants through this Make-and-Take project. Having MIG welding experience is helpful but not necessary. Participants should wear close-toed shoes,… Read More

Christmas Open House flier

Christmas Open House At Ross County Historical Society

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You are invited to our 2019 Christmas Open House!   Featuring our one-of-a-kind Christmas tree decorated with hundreds of hand-cut paper ornaments by local Scherenschnitte artist Bonnie Grove, and a charming Victorian Christmas parlor with late 19th and early 20th century holiday decorations and toys. You can also enjoy our permanent exhibits, “Toys from the… Read More

Aluminum Can Wind Chime

Aluminum Can Cutting and Upcycling!

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Are you amused by the big upcycled windchime by Dan Laurence at ReUse on Union? Come learn how to make one for yourself! In this introductory class, Dan will show you all his best tricks for efficiently cutting common aluminum beverage cans to best utilize their bottoms, sides, and unique design elements. Students will then… Read More

A patterned cutting board

Patterned Cutting Board Workshop

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Make your very own patterned cutting board to keep or give in this popular workshop. No woodworking experience necessary! Participants will create their own custom designs and be able to take home 1-3 cutting boards! Athens Makerspace will provide a variety of attractive hardwoods already planed and cut into strips, including walnut, oak, cherry, ash,… Read More

A seat cushion made from ties

Weave a Seat from Ties!

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Do you have an old chair or stool that needs a new seat? Or have you always wanted to learn chair caning but thought it was too boring? Come join Master Seat-Weaver Mindy King to craft a colorful new seat from upcycled neckties! Class will provide all ties and include instruction from start to finish…. Read More

Comic Book Light Switch

Comic Book Light Switches

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Love superheroes, villains and general comic book geekery? Athens Ohio MakerSpace’s Sean Michael Francis King will be hosting a workshop at Coolville Public Library to create fun, and unique light switches with comic books both new and old! These light switches would make cool stocking stuffers for the comic book fan in your life (or… Read More

A machine sewer

Intro to Machine Sewing – Flannel Pillowcase

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Would you love a chance to make a fuzzy warm pillowcase for fall? Our talented instructor, Mindy King, will guide you through this great beginner’s introduction to sewing with a machine. Attendees will need to purchase and bring with them 1 1/8 yards flannel fabric. If you don’t have flannel please consider stopping next door… Read More