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The Dairy Barn Times Free Fiber Thursdays in the Fiber Studio! On Thursday nights from 5-8pm, the Harriet Jacoby Fiber Arts Studio is free and open to the public. Our purpose is to build community around the fiber arts! Each Fiber Thursday will feature an artist in the studio, who will either demonstrate a craft or be available to help individuals with projects of their own. It’s the perfect opportunity to bring your fiber pro-

ject and “ask an artist”. Don’t need help but want to sit in the company of great people and use the studio equipment to work on your own projects? That’s fine too! These evenings are true open studio nights with a range of things to learn and do. Bring your yarn or embroidery hoop, & work in the studio to create your own art project alone

ens County Foundation Community Room, the Hiftery Silo Gallery and the Second Floor Gallery Loft. Exhibitions for these new spaces will be chosen on a rolling basis, and will be open to submissions by artists and curators nationwide. The Barn also welcomes proposals for graduate

Winter 2017-2018

Issue highlights: 

Winter Music Series Lineup

 Laughs all around during our ugly sweater workshop in November.

Winter Classes & Workshops

New Staff

or with friends. Come be a part of our community and make something with fiber!

Upcoming Artist Opportunities The Dairy Barn now has four gallery spaces for artists to share their work with others- the Jeffrey Chaddock Mark Morrow Gallery (old gallery shop), the Ath-

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and undergraduate thesis’s, group and solo shows, and curatorial projects. We also have opportunities outside of the Barn, including the Clinic at Holzer on East State where artist’s works are shown. Check out our website for more information.

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Inside this issue: Winter Music Series Lineup

2

Winter Classes & Workshops

3

A Year in Review

4 5

2018 Events

6

New Staff

7


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Winter Music Series Lineup Back by popular demand, our Music Fridays Series will return for a winter session starting February 2nd! Every Friday evening from 6-8pm we will have local musicians performing inside where it’s nice and toasty. To get the party started, we’ll open the bar and have food available for purchase from a local restaurant at 5:30pm. These Fridays will continue as free admission

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Big Welcome to our New Staff Members

events. Make sure to come early for good seats as the room always fills up quickly! Check out the full schedule below.

Holly Ittel is joining us as our new Exhibitions Manager. Holly is a graduate of Ohio University with her BFA in Ceramics. As a student at OU she interned at the Barn her junior year and worked at the Kennedy Museum of Art her senior year. Holly moved to New York City after graduation and worked as part of the administrative team at a leading architecture firm. She is excited to be back in Athens and back at the Dairy Barn!

We want to thank Steve Kropf and our Dairy Barn Events Committee for all of the time they put into planning these Fridays. J.D. Hutchinson performs in the gallery

Many Thanks to Sherry Blankenship! The Dairy Barn would like to give many thanks to Sherry Blankenship who has been our graphic designer for the past few years and has done such a wonderful job. She has tackled some huge projects including but not limited to, our 2017 Quilt Crawl Map, our Mastery: Sustaining Momentum catalog and our Marbaum Collection Catalog. If you’ve received an invite from the Barn these past few years, it was designed by Sherry! Sherry will be spending all of 2018 teaching in Malaysia and we wish her the best of luck on this incredible opportunity!

Rechelle Frash will be interning with the Barn starting in January. She is currently completing her fifth and final year at Ohio University, studying Recreation Management, Child Development, and Business Administration. In her time at the Barn, she will be coordinating and planning events, implementing new outdoor programs, and assisting with education and outreach. She is passionate about the Athens community and is excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Dairy Barn team!

Meghan Ellis is our new Woodland Education and Outreach Liaison, AmeriCorps Member. Meghan has been working on the Ora Anderson Nature Trail- recruiting, training and managing volunteers through events and outreach. Meghan will then be helping to develop programming for weekly hikes and other outdoor activities for those to enjoy. She plans on having the trails open and ready for the public in the spring so be on the lookout for the opening day.

Kelly Shaw graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor Degree of Fine Art in Ceramics and taught as an Artist-in-Residence at The Genesee Pottery (now Flower City Arts Center) in Rochester, NY. Kelly is passionate about clay as a dynamic, timeless material and shares that enthusiasm with others. She is happy to be serving as The Dairy Barn Arts Center Ceramic Studio Manager and working as an instructor here as well.

Ann Judy is an artist and art educator. Her first degree was in graphic design and her BFA was in art education. Ann is a founding member of Starbrick Gallery Artisan Cooperative in Nelsonville, now in its’ 17th year. Ann has taught Dairy Barn Art Camp more years than she can count and she loves every minute of it! As the new Fiber Art Studio Manager, she is calling up her roots of childhood sewing in 4-H for 10 years, and is excited to be working with and teaching fiber arts again.


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March 24 Spring Swarm Come dance away at our celebration of spring with the Wild Honeybees. April 6-7 Dairy Barn Fest A free seasonal shopping tradition featuring over 40 artists and artisans from the region. Browse unique items to find a special gift or a unique handmade item for yourself. April 14 Art Auction! Celebrating 40 years of The Dairy Barn Arts Center with art, music and food from the past four decades.

April 28-June 17 Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century This exhibition is the work of modern quilters, past and present. Come learn the story of modern quilting- from its earliest roots and influences to today. Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild.

September 29-November 25 Wide Open: An International Juried Lens Based Exhibition A new juried biennial exhibition designed to celebrate all genres of the photographic image.

October 20 Pumpkin Fest Join us for a family friendly fall celebration including pumpkin Modern Inspirations: 1970s to Now carving, art activities, and Art quilts from the 1970s through games. today will document the rich hisNovember 30-December 1 tory of the art quilt movement. Holiday Bazaar Presented by The Studio Art A winter celebration featuring Quilts Associates. local artists selling unique handcrafted gifts to help you get a June-August start on the seasonal shopping. Summer Art Camp June 29-September 3 The Art of Our Appalachian Woods An exhibition devoted to the creativity, artisanship and education of artists working with local woods found in Appalachia.

December 31 New Year’s Eve Gala

through November 25 and submissions will be accepted in March and April next year. Other submission opportunities include Quilt National ’19 from June to September and Athens Voices ’19 from September to

FOR ADULTS

November. Please stay tuned to our website for more details and submission information on all of these exhibition opportunities at http://dairybarn.org/exhibits/ c a ll - fo r - en t ri es / e xh i b i tio n proposals/.

FOR KIDS & TEENS

Session runs January - March

Session runs January - March

Introduction to Hand Built Pottery Instructor: Sasha Sigetic Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 PM 8 Sessions staring January 23rd to March 13th Cost: Members-$180 Non-Members $200

After School Ceramics For Teens Tuesdays 3:00-5:00 PM 8 sessions Starting Jan 16th to March 6th Cost: Members-$100 Non-Members $110

Introduction to Pottery I Instructor: Kelly Shaw Wednesdays 5:30– 7:30 PM 8 Sessions starting January 17th to March 7th Cost: Members-$206 Non-Members $220 Oil Painting: Basic & Beyond Instructor: Erica Magnus Wednesdays 5:30 – 8:00 PM 8 Sessions starting January 17th to March 7th Cost: Member: $200 Non-Member $220 Sewing 101 Instructor: Mary Roediger Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 PM 8 Sessions starting Jan 16th to March 6th Cost: Members: $90 Non-Members $100

Artist Opportunities (Cont’d) Next fall will bring a brand new exhibition- Wide Open: An International Juried Lens Based Exhibition. This biennial exhibition is designed to celebrate all genres of the photographic image. The show will be up September 29

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Mark Your Calendars! January 20-March 17 OH+5 ’18: The Ohio Border Exhibition The biennial juried mixed media show featuring regional artists from Ohio and surrounding states.

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Drawing Instructor: Erica Magnus Saturdays 1:30-4:00 PM 8 Sessions starting January 20th to March 10th Cost: Members: $150 Non-Members: $165

After School Fiber Arts For Teens Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 PM Project 1: Jan. 17th to Feb. 14th Project 2: Feb. 21st to March 7th Cost: $50 Members / $55 Non-Members Ceramics for Home School Students: Art Class at the Dairy Barn! For Kids Grade K-6th Tuesdays 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 8 Sessions starting January 16th to March 6th Cost: Members-$120 Non-Members $135 Snow Camp! When the Athens City Schools are closed due to inclement weather, The Barn is open and we have Camp! This members only service is available November-February.

WORKSHOPS Silk Scarf Painting Workshop Instructor: Barbara Ery Sat. January 13th 1:00-5:00 PM Cost: $54 Member $60 Non-Member Happy Hour Workshops: The Third Thursday of each month from 5:308:00pm its time to get happy at the Dairy Barn! Whether it’s a painting activity, glazing your own pottery or making ugly sweaters for the holidays, you’ll especially love the cash bar at our Happy Hour Workshops. Fiber Thursdays Be a part of our fiber community! Each Thursday night our brand new Fiber Arts Studio is open to the public. Projects vary week to week, or bring your own fiber project and get some pointers from a fiber artist. Open Studios Artist Members of the Dairy Barn can use our studio spaces to make their art! Whether you are a serious ceramicist and want to use our wheels and kilns, or just have a quilting circle, our Ceramics, Fiber, and Digital Studios are available to be used!


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2017: A Year in Review

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Quilt National ‘17, 20th Biennial Celebrations The whole town celebrated the 20th biennial of Quilt National this summer as we premiered the Crazy Quilt Crawl, which featured contemporary and traditional quilts from local Athenians at over 45 locations in town and throughout Athens County. We also hosted our first ever Quilt National reunion, which brought QN artists back to visit Athens from all around the world.

Music on the Patio

Grand Re-opening

Throughout the summer, our Patio Fridays were a hit! Great music, cocktails and food never failed to bring a crowd.

We celebrated a milestone in the history of The Dairy Barn Arts Center this August as we re-opened opened after the completion of our Capital Campaign expansion, which broke ground in 2016.

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Quilt National Workshops Over the summer we ran two series of Quilt National Workshops in our new fiber arts studio. Our ‘Process’ series focused on dyeing fiber projects and our ‘Quilts in Time’ series hit on textile conservation and restoration, eco-dyeing and embellishment.

National Clay Week & Ceramic Studio Programming The Dairy Barn Arts Center celebrated the ceramic arts this Fall in conjunction with Contemporary Ceramics 2017. A variety of events, workshops and lectures were enjoyed by our diverse Southeast Ohio community. These events included: - National Clay Week, October 9-15th - Clay Belt Bus Tour with visiting artist Mary Jo Bole - Visiting Artist Workshops & Lectures by Bill Wilky and Jennifer Allen


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March 24 Spring Swarm Come dance away at our celebration of spring with the Wild Honeybees. April 6-7 Dairy Barn Fest A free seasonal shopping tradition featuring over 40 artists and artisans from the region. Browse unique items to find a special gift or a unique handmade item for yourself. April 14 Art Auction! Celebrating 40 years of The Dairy Barn Arts Center with art, music and food from the past four decades.

April 28-June 17 Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century This exhibition is the work of modern quilters, past and present. Come learn the story of modern quilting- from its earliest roots and influences to today. Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild.

September 29-November 25 Wide Open: An International Juried Lens Based Exhibition A new juried biennial exhibition designed to celebrate all genres of the photographic image.

October 20 Pumpkin Fest Join us for a family friendly fall celebration including pumpkin Modern Inspirations: 1970s to Now carving, art activities, and Art quilts from the 1970s through games. today will document the rich hisNovember 30-December 1 tory of the art quilt movement. Holiday Bazaar Presented by The Studio Art A winter celebration featuring Quilts Associates. local artists selling unique handcrafted gifts to help you get a June-August start on the seasonal shopping. Summer Art Camp June 29-September 3 The Art of Our Appalachian Woods An exhibition devoted to the creativity, artisanship and education of artists working with local woods found in Appalachia.

December 31 New Year’s Eve Gala

through November 25 and submissions will be accepted in March and April next year. Other submission opportunities include Quilt National ’19 from June to September and Athens Voices ’19 from September to

FOR ADULTS

November. Please stay tuned to our website for more details and submission information on all of these exhibition opportunities at http://dairybarn.org/exhibits/ c a ll - fo r - en t ri es / e xh i b i tio n proposals/.

FOR KIDS & TEENS

Session runs January - March

Session runs January - March

Introduction to Hand Built Pottery Instructor: Sasha Sigetic Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 PM 8 Sessions staring January 23rd to March 13th Cost: Members-$180 Non-Members $200

After School Ceramics For Teens Tuesdays 3:00-5:00 PM 8 sessions Starting Jan 16th to March 6th Cost: Members-$100 Non-Members $110

Introduction to Pottery I Instructor: Kelly Shaw Wednesdays 5:30– 7:30 PM 8 Sessions starting January 17th to March 7th Cost: Members-$206 Non-Members $220 Oil Painting: Basic & Beyond Instructor: Erica Magnus Wednesdays 5:30 – 8:00 PM 8 Sessions starting January 17th to March 7th Cost: Member: $200 Non-Member $220 Sewing 101 Instructor: Mary Roediger Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 PM 8 Sessions starting Jan 16th to March 6th Cost: Members: $90 Non-Members $100

Artist Opportunities (Cont’d) Next fall will bring a brand new exhibition- Wide Open: An International Juried Lens Based Exhibition. This biennial exhibition is designed to celebrate all genres of the photographic image. The show will be up September 29

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Take a Class or Workshop This Winter!

Mark Your Calendars! January 20-March 17 OH+5 ’18: The Ohio Border Exhibition The biennial juried mixed media show featuring regional artists from Ohio and surrounding states.

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Drawing Instructor: Erica Magnus Saturdays 1:30-4:00 PM 8 Sessions starting January 20th to March 10th Cost: Members: $150 Non-Members: $165

After School Fiber Arts For Teens Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 PM Project 1: Jan. 17th to Feb. 14th Project 2: Feb. 21st to March 7th Cost: $50 Members / $55 Non-Members Ceramics for Home School Students: Art Class at the Dairy Barn! For Kids Grade K-6th Tuesdays 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 8 Sessions starting January 16th to March 6th Cost: Members-$120 Non-Members $135 Snow Camp! When the Athens City Schools are closed due to inclement weather, The Barn is open and we have Camp! This members only service is available November-February.

WORKSHOPS Silk Scarf Painting Workshop Instructor: Barbara Ery Sat. January 13th 1:00-5:00 PM Cost: $54 Member $60 Non-Member Happy Hour Workshops: The Third Thursday of each month from 5:308:00pm its time to get happy at the Dairy Barn! Whether it’s a painting activity, glazing your own pottery or making ugly sweaters for the holidays, you’ll especially love the cash bar at our Happy Hour Workshops. Fiber Thursdays Be a part of our fiber community! Each Thursday night our brand new Fiber Arts Studio is open to the public. Projects vary week to week, or bring your own fiber project and get some pointers from a fiber artist. Open Studios Artist Members of the Dairy Barn can use our studio spaces to make their art! Whether you are a serious ceramicist and want to use our wheels and kilns, or just have a quilting circle, our Ceramics, Fiber, and Digital Studios are available to be used!


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Winter Music Series Lineup Back by popular demand, our Music Fridays Series will return for a winter session starting February 2nd! Every Friday evening from 6-8pm we will have local musicians performing inside where it’s nice and toasty. To get the party started, we’ll open the bar and have food available for purchase from a local restaurant at 5:30pm. These Fridays will continue as free admission

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Big Welcome to our New Staff Members

events. Make sure to come early for good seats as the room always fills up quickly! Check out the full schedule below.

Holly Ittel is joining us as our new Exhibitions Manager. Holly is a graduate of Ohio University with her BFA in Ceramics. As a student at OU she interned at the Barn her junior year and worked at the Kennedy Museum of Art her senior year. Holly moved to New York City after graduation and worked as part of the administrative team at a leading architecture firm. She is excited to be back in Athens and back at the Dairy Barn!

We want to thank Steve Kropf and our Dairy Barn Events Committee for all of the time they put into planning these Fridays. J.D. Hutchinson performs in the gallery

Many Thanks to Sherry Blankenship! The Dairy Barn would like to give many thanks to Sherry Blankenship who has been our graphic designer for the past few years and has done such a wonderful job. She has tackled some huge projects including but not limited to, our 2017 Quilt Crawl Map, our Mastery: Sustaining Momentum catalog and our Marbaum Collection Catalog. If you’ve received an invite from the Barn these past few years, it was designed by Sherry! Sherry will be spending all of 2018 teaching in Malaysia and we wish her the best of luck on this incredible opportunity!

Rechelle Frash will be interning with the Barn starting in January. She is currently completing her fifth and final year at Ohio University, studying Recreation Management, Child Development, and Business Administration. In her time at the Barn, she will be coordinating and planning events, implementing new outdoor programs, and assisting with education and outreach. She is passionate about the Athens community and is excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Dairy Barn team!

Meghan Ellis is our new Woodland Education and Outreach Liaison, AmeriCorps Member. Meghan has been working on the Ora Anderson Nature Trail- recruiting, training and managing volunteers through events and outreach. Meghan will then be helping to develop programming for weekly hikes and other outdoor activities for those to enjoy. She plans on having the trails open and ready for the public in the spring so be on the lookout for the opening day.

Kelly Shaw graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor Degree of Fine Art in Ceramics and taught as an Artist-in-Residence at The Genesee Pottery (now Flower City Arts Center) in Rochester, NY. Kelly is passionate about clay as a dynamic, timeless material and shares that enthusiasm with others. She is happy to be serving as The Dairy Barn Arts Center Ceramic Studio Manager and working as an instructor here as well.

Ann Judy is an artist and art educator. Her first degree was in graphic design and her BFA was in art education. Ann is a founding member of Starbrick Gallery Artisan Cooperative in Nelsonville, now in its’ 17th year. Ann has taught Dairy Barn Art Camp more years than she can count and she loves every minute of it! As the new Fiber Art Studio Manager, she is calling up her roots of childhood sewing in 4-H for 10 years, and is excited to be working with and teaching fiber arts again.


The Dairy Barn Times Free Fiber Thursdays in the Fiber Studio! On Thursday nights from 5-8pm, the Harriet Jacoby Fiber Arts Studio is free and open to the public. Our purpose is to build community around the fiber arts! Each Fiber Thursday will feature an artist in the studio, who will either demonstrate a craft or be available to help individuals with projects of their own. It’s the perfect opportunity to bring your fiber pro-

ject and “ask an artist”. Don’t need help but want to sit in the company of great people and use the studio equipment to work on your own projects? That’s fine too! These evenings are true open studio nights with a range of things to learn and do. Bring your yarn or embroidery hoop, & work in the studio to create your own art project alone

ens County Foundation Community Room, the Hiftery Silo Gallery and the Second Floor Gallery Loft. Exhibitions for these new spaces will be chosen on a rolling basis, and will be open to submissions by artists and curators nationwide. The Barn also welcomes proposals for graduate

Winter 2017-2018

Issue highlights: 

Winter Music Series Lineup

 Laughs all around during our ugly sweater workshop in November.

Winter Classes & Workshops

New Staff

or with friends. Come be a part of our community and make something with fiber!

Upcoming Artist Opportunities The Dairy Barn now has four gallery spaces for artists to share their work with others- the Jeffrey Chaddock Mark Morrow Gallery (old gallery shop), the Ath-

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and undergraduate thesis’s, group and solo shows, and curatorial projects. We also have opportunities outside of the Barn, including the Clinic at Holzer on East State where artist’s works are shown. Check out our website for more information.

(continued on page 6)

Inside this issue: Winter Music Series Lineup

2

Winter Classes & Workshops

3

A Year in Review

4 5

2018 Events

6

New Staff

7

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