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Monday, Jul. 25, 2016

 

What's Up at Wassenberg?

By: Hope Wallace and Kay Sluterbeck

 

By Hope Wallace

California photographer Mark Lanning Jr. is shown shooting photographs in the Black Hills in 2014. (Photo submitted.)

California photographer Mark Lanning Jr. is shown shooting photographs in the Black Hills in 2014. (Photo submitted.)

Main Street Van Wert, The Van Wert Health Department, Van Wert County Hospital, and the Wassenberg Art Center have combined to provide the “Four Fridays Farm & Art Market” in the downtown area on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 29, Aug. 5, 12, and 19. In addition to producers of fruit, cheese, eggs, meat, flowers, and beverages, the market has invited area artists to participate.

Each Friday will feature music and gourmet food trucks or other fresh food providers serving lunch. Wassenberg Art Center and its exhibits will be open, and vendors and musicians will be located in the front of the center and in its parking lot. Different entertainment is planned for each Friday.

Many people who work in Van Wert, especially downtown, often eat in a break room or in the car, or drive to a fast food place for lunch. Four Fridays gives you a chance to pick your lunch – instead of packing it – and have an enjoyable time as well.

Sponsors for the event include: Lee Kinstle, Statewide Ford, Taylor Auto, Purmort Bros. Insurance, AgCredit, Van Wert County Hospital, and Greve Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge.

The Brownie in Motion is a life-size, walk-in operating Brownie camera which will be demonstrated throughout the day at the Wassenberg Art Center on Aug. 12. This is the lens aperture; it measures approximately 24 inches in diameter. (Photo submitted.)

The Brownie in Motion is a life-size, walk-in operating Brownie camera which will be demonstrated throughout the day at the Wassenberg Art Center on Aug. 12. This is the lens aperture; it measures approximately 24 inches in diameter. (Photo submitted.)

Our upcoming exhibit, “Black Hills & Brownies”, opens at 6 p.m. on Aug. 12 with a free reception open to all. This exhibit features two young photographers, Mark Lanning Jr. of Sacramento, Calif., and Stephen Takacs of Columbus, who enjoy the old traditional methods of photography. Takacs will give a presentation from 6-7 p.m. Music for the reception will be provided by the Changing Elements band.

Lanning has a BA in photography and a master’s degree in art from Sacramento State University.He uses a 4 x 5 format film camera. In 2011 he published his first book, River Work, a four-month, 35-image project shot along the Sacramento and American Rivers in California. He has also published other collections of his work, entitled North Dakota: Devils Lake & the Bakken, and Full Auto. Lanning has also released several “zines” and his work has been published and exhibited through various venues. Visit mtljr.tumblir.com to see working images and updates. I was fortunate to meet Lanning in August 2014 during a road trip with my grandson in the Black Hills, and am personally pleased that we’ve been able to bring his work to the Wassenberg.

Takacs is a multi-talented artist and former Ohio State University instructor. His work utilizes photography, found objects and homemade cameras that relate to, or interface with, the human body. He operates a huge, walk-in camera with a 24-inch aperture. This is a form of “camera obscura” — a darkened chamber in which the real image of an object is received through a small opening or lens and focused in natural color onto a facing surface rather than recorded on a film or plate. Takacs’ “Brownie in Motion”, however, does take pictures. It is a portable art installation; a combination camera obscura and darkroom capable of producing large-scale direct positive images on-site. The project, constructed by Takacs, debuted in 2013, thanks to the generous support of the OSU STEAM Factory, Ingenuity Cleveland and 9Stitches. Check out his blog and join the Brownie in Motion group on Facebook to stay up to date on the travels of the camera obscura.

The Watercolor Techniques class is taking a break during July. Classes resume on Tuesday, Aug. 9. This class for adults runs from 10 a.m.-noon, and is ongoing; a monthly fee of $35/members or $40/non-members is charged. Bring your watercolor materials and have fun while learning techniques and getting inspiration from instructor Pat Rayman. Online signup is available.

Our open studio night, “ArtNight” is held Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. It’s free and open to the public. Bring a current art project or come and learn from the staff instructor on hand. A cash bar is available for those who might be interested.

We have scheduled an Acrylic Painting class beginning Friday, Aug. 8, running Fridays during August from 10 a.m. to noon. This class is for adults (age 18-up). Instructed by Pat Rayman, the class will help you learn the basics of working with acrylic paint. The class fee is $40/members or $45 non-members. The following materials are required: 8″x10″ canvas paper pad, canvas boards, stretched canvas or artist panel boards (one per class) at least five tubes of acrylic paint (white, black, red, blue, and yellow), a drawing pencil, palette (Styrofoam or paper plates work well), kneaded eraser, water container, and paper towels. Online sign-up is available.

A Daytime Drawing Class for adults will be held on Fridays, Sept. 9, 16, 23, and 30, from 10 a.m.-noon. Instructor Pat Rayman will teach you to improve your drawing skills for interesting and dramatic pictures. The following materials are required: A sketchbook or drawing paper, drawing pencils (HB and 2B), a black pen (fine or medium point Sharpie, Micron, or similar), and colored pencils. 
Online signup is available.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. in the historic old Armory building Contact us at 419.238.6837 info@wassenbergartcenter.org or visit the website at wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

POSTED: 07/20/16 at 2:03 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

 Art swings were filled from 1 p.m. to midnight during the art exhibit opening “Get in the Swing” which took place during Town Creek Live this past weekend. Swings are on-view, in operation and for sale by silent auction through Aug. 6, at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

Art swings were filled from 1 p.m. to midnight during the art exhibit opening “Get in the Swing” which took place during Town Creek Live this past weekend. Swings are on-view, in operation and for sale by silent auction through Aug. 6, at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

We are still glowing from a successful Town Creek Live and we loved seeing all the happy faces of people attending. Sincere thanks to all of the volunteers, sponsors, our hardworking staff, our partner Main Street Van Wert, the Recking Crew and most of all to you, our guests who make events successful.

In the Duck Derpy, the winning duck was adopted by John Lianez of South Bend, Ind.   Second place went to Kevin Taylor of Van Wert and third place went to Michelle Gamble of Van Wert. This year ducks had to be encouraged around some sticking points because of the low water but completed the race in just over an hour. We are already exploring new ideas for Town Creek Live 2017!

Winners of the “Get in the Swing" art competition at the Wassenberg Art Center during Town Creek Live was The Kopack Kids of Van Wert with their Ducky Warhol painted swing. They won $200 and will have their swing seasonally installed on the Wassenberg Art Center Grounds. (Photo submitted.)

Winners of the “Get in the Swing” art competition at the Wassenberg Art Center during Town Creek Live was The Kopack Kids of Van Wert with their Ducky Warhol painted swing. They won $200 and will have their swing seasonally installed on the Wassenberg Art Center Grounds. (Photo submitted.)

There are a a few limited edition, hand silk screened Town Creek Live tee shirts for sale, created by office manager and artist Matt Temple. Get yours before they are gone.

Our upcoming exhibit “Black Hills and Brownies” involves chance encounters out West and giant cameras.  It will open in August  An interactive demonstration will be offered. We’ll tell you more shortly.

The Watercolor Techniques class is taking a break during July. Classes resume on Tuesday, Aug. 9. This class for adults runs from 10 a.m.-noon, and is ongoing; a monthly fee of $35/members or $40/non-members is charged. Bring your watercolor materials and have fun while learning techniques and getting inspiration from instructor Pat Rayman. Online signup is available.

Our open studio night, “ArtNight” is held Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. It’s free and open to the public. Bring a current art project or come and learn from the staff instructor on hand. A cash bar is available for those who might be interested.

We have scheduled an Acrylic Painting class beginning Friday, Aug. 8, running Fridays during August from 10 a.m. to noon. This class is for adults (age 18-up). Instructed by Pat Rayman, the class will help you learn the basics of working with acrylic paint. The class fee is $40/members or $45 non-members. The following materials are required: 8″x10″ canvas paper pad, canvas boards, stretched canvas or artist panel boards (one per class) at least five tubes of acrylic paint (white, black, red, blue, and yellow), a drawing pencil, palette (Styrofoam or paper plates work well), kneaded eraser, water container, and paper towels. Online sign-up is available.

A Daytime Drawing Class for adults will be held on Fridays, Sept. 9, 16, 23, and 30, from 10 a.m.-noon. Instructor Pat Rayman will teach you to improve your drawing skills for interesting and dramatic pictures. The following materials are required: A sketchbook or drawing paper, drawing pencils (HB and 2B), a black pen (fine or medium point Sharpie, Micron, or similar), and colored pencils. 
Online signup is available.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. in the historic old Armory building Contact us at 419.238.6837 info@wassenbergartcenter.org or visit the website at wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

Photo caption: Winners of the “Get in the Swing” art competition at the Wassenberg Art Center during Town Creek Live was The Kopack Kids of Van Wert with their Ducky Warhol painted swing. They won $200 and will have their swing seasonally installed on the Wassenberg Art Center Grounds. (Photo submitted.)

POSTED: 07/13/16 at 1:56 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

The Jimmy Holbrook Band will be the headlining band for Town Creek Live on July 9. (Photo submitted.)

The Jimmy Holbrook Band will be the headlining band for Town Creek Live on July 9. (Photo submitted.)

The Wassenberg Art Center is gearing up for “Town Creek Live” this weekend.  Ducks for the “Duck Derpy” at Town Creek Live are still available for adoption at the Art Center; $5 for one or six for $25.

Eleven gourmet food trucks and two outdoor bands this year will be featured at this year’s event, which takes place on July 9 from 3 p.m. to midnight. Performers include Pyroscope of Fort Wayne, The Real Human Robot of Van wert, Aaron Phoenix of Detroit, Sam Dell of Bryan, and Aubrey Gebert, one of Van Wert’s young, up-and-coming musicians. The Dan Smythe Band of Fort Wayne will begin playing at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the Holbrook Brothers Band of Montpelier.

A limited edition silk-screened “Town Creek Live” t-shirt designed by Matt Temple will be available for purchase.

The Watercolor Techniques class is taking a break during July. Classes resume on Tuesday, Aug. 9. This class for adults runs from 10 a.m.-noon, and is ongoing; a monthly fee of $35/members or $40/non-members is charged. Bring your watercolor materials and have fun while learning techniques and getting inspiration from instructor Pat Rayman. Online signup is available.

Our open studio night, “ArtNight” is held Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. It’s free and open to the public. Bring a current art project or come and learn from the staff instructor on hand.

We have scheduled an Acrylic Painting class beginning Friday, April 8, running Fridays during April from 10 a.m. to noon. This class is for adults (age 18-up). Instructed by Pat Rayman, the class will help you learn the basics of working with acrylic paint. The class fee is $40/members or $45 non-members. The following materials are required: 8″x10″ canvas paper pad, canvas boards, stretched canvas or artist panel boards (one per class) at least five tubes of acrylic paint (white, black, red, blue, and yellow), a drawing pencil, palette (Styrofoam or paper plates work well), kneaded eraser, water container, and paper towels. Online sign-up is available.

A Daytime Drawing Class for adults will be held on Fridays, Sept. 9, 16, 23, and 30, from 10 a.m.-noon. Instructor Pat Rayman will teach you to improve your drawing skills for interesting and dramatic pictures. The following materials are required: A sketchbook or drawing paper, drawing pencils (HB and 2B), a black pen (fine or medium point Sharpie, Micron, or similar), and colored pencils. 
Online signup is available.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. in the historic old Armory building Contact us at 419.238.6837 info@wassenbergartcenter.org or visit the website at wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

POSTED: 07/06/16 at 1:14 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Crowds line the creek as a front end loader operated by the Van Wert County Engineer Department dumps over 500 pounds of racing rubber duckies in Town Creek during the First Annual Town Creek Live. (Photo caption.)

Crowds line the creek as a front end loader operated by the Van Wert County Engineer Department dumps over 500 pounds of racing rubber duckies in Town Creek during the First Annual Town Creek Live. (Photo caption.)

Get your duck now! Save time and heartache later! Who doesn’t want to win  1,000 clams? Thanks to those of you who have already adopted your ducks for Town Creek Live! Adopt your duck now avoid the flocking on Town Creek Derpy Day!

Eleven gourmet food trucks and two outdoor bands this year will be featured this year! Fire-performers Pyroscope of Fort Wayne will be joining us and have been rehearsing new acts. Sam Dell of Bryan will be joining us earlier in the day inside the gallery for live entertainment and we are welcoming the pipes of Aubrey Gebert, one of Van Wert’s youngest up and coming musicians! Dan Smythe Band (6-piece) of Fort Wayne begins at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the Holbrook Brother’s Band of Montpelier. This is an outrageous combo. Van Wert’s own Real Human Robot will also return to keep things lively. Ducks are $5 each or $25 for a 6-piece quack pack. Buy a quack-pack and get some free flair, a “My duck is faster than yours” commemorative button!

Detail of a swing painted by Matt Temple for the upcoming “Get in the Swing” exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center.  Swings will be sold at silent auction during the exhibit. (Photo submitted.)

Detail of a swing painted by Matt Temple for the upcoming “Get in the Swing” exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. Swings will be sold at silent auction during the exhibit. (Photo submitted.)

The interactive “Get in the Swing” art exhibit will be going on inside the Wassenberg Art Center opening during Town Creek Live. Get in the Swing is an art exhibit of painted swings that visitors can literally swing on in our gallery. The winning swing will be determined by popular vote and then be installed on the art center grounds and the artist will win $200. Artists have until July 7 to complete their swing which were created by the woodworking students at Vantage Career Center.

The June art exhibit is on view until July 3. Stop in before this awesome example of regional art goes bye bye. Support these artists who keep our world looking good by purchasing one-of-a-kind artwork.

Animal Art Camp begins! This workshop-style camp is open to young people ages: 7–18 and will be held on June 28, 29, 30 and August 1, from 3–5 p.m. Four solid days of intensive animal art creation. Instructor Diane Bendele will instruct projects consisting of foam tray printing, paper maché snakes, design your own art work-aprons, fresco tiles and more. Cost is $35 Wassenberg Art Center members and $40 regular. Materials included. Optional online sign up is available here: http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/animal-art-camp. Our art camps fill up super fast so don’t delay!

Art Classes:Classic Watercolor: Will be taking a vacation for the month of July but will reconvene on Tuesday, August 9 at 10 a.m. – noon. On-going. $35 art center member price/$40 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Free. Thursdays 6 – 9 p.m. Ongoing. Cash bar.

Acrylic Painting: Instructor: Pat Rayman, $40 art center member price, $45 regular price. Want to learn how to master one of our favorite mediums? Acrylic painting taught by Pat Rayman will commence on Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m.  Cost of the class will be $40 art center members/$45 regular. Materials required: 8″x10″ canvas paper pad, canvas boards, stretched canvas or artist panel boards (one per class) at least (5) tubes acrylic paint, white, black, red, blue and yellow, a drawing pencil, palette (we use foam or paper plates), kneaded eraser. Online sign up available.

Daytime Drawing Class: A morning drawing class to be held on Fridays, beginning on September 9, 16, 23, 30  from 10 a.m. until noon for ages 14–132. Instructor Pat Rayman will demonstrate new ways to improve drawing skill to produce more dramatic results. Materials needed are: a sketchbook or drawing paper, drawing pencils, HB and 2B a black pen (fine or medium point) and colored pencils. 
Materials needed are: a sketchbook or drawing paper, drawing pencils, HB and 2B a black pen (fine or medium point) and colored pencils. Online sign up available.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

POSTED: 06/29/16 at 1:34 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Artists at any skill level are invited to decorate a duck at the art center, then take it home and put it in their yard to help publicize the upcoming "Duck Derpy". (Photo submitted.)

Artists at any skill level are invited to decorate a duck at the art center, then take it home and put it in their yard to help publicize the upcoming “Duck Derpy”. (Photo submitted.)

Have you adopted your duck yet? Do you want a chance to win $1000? Adopt your duck now before it’s too late! Mark your calendars for July 9, 3 p.m. – midnight. We will have 11 gourmet food trucks, more ducks and not one, but two outdoor bands this year! Thanks to those of you who have already adopted your ducks for Town Creek Live!

Fire-performers Pyroscope will be here and have been rehearsing new acts. Sam Dell of Bryan will be joining us earlier in the day inside the gallery for live entertainment and we are welcoming the pipes of Aubrey Gebert, one of Van Wert’s youngest up and coming musicians! Dan Smythe Band (6-piece) of Fort Wayne begins at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the Holbrook Brother’s Band of Montpelier. This is an outrageous combo Van Wert’s own Real Human Robot will return to keep things lively. Ducks will go on sale shortly and this year’s recipient of our donation will be The Recking Crew! Ducks will be $5 each or $25 for a 6-piece quack pack. Buy a quack-pack and get some free flair, a “My duck is faster than yours” commemorative button!

Everyone needs a duckie in their yard! Come to ArtNight on Thursday evening 6-8 p.m. decorate your own duck lawn ornament! When you’re done you can take your duckie home and proudly display in your yard to support Town Creek Live.

Get in the Swing call for entries! Get in on this interactive exhibit by decorating and/or designing an art swing! Swing blanks are available for a nominal entry fee that will be on display during our Get in the Swing Art exhibit opening on July 9. For more information please call the art center or visit http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/get-in-the-swing-call-for-entries

The June art exhibit is totally worth a stroll through our air conditioned gallery come shop this great regional art. The 60th Annual June Art Exhibit will be on-view through July 3. Please stop in and support our regional artists by purchasing one-of-a-kind artwork.

Have you signed your young person up for our additional 4-day camp for young people? Animal Art Camp! This workshop-style camp is open to young people ages: 7–18 and will be held on June 28, 29, 30 and July 1, from 3–5 p.m. Four solid days of intensive animal art creation. Instructor Diane Bendele will instruct projects consisting of foam tray printing, paper maché snakes, design your own art work-aprons, fresco tiles and more. Cost is $35 Wassenberg Art Center members and $40 regular. Materials included. Optional online sign up is available here: http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/animal-art-camp. Our art camps fill up super fast so don’t delay!

Art Classes:Classic Watercolor: Tuesday 10 a.m. – noon. On-going. $35 art center member price/$40 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Free. Thursdays 6 – 9 p.m. Ongoing. Cash bar.

Acrylic Painting: Instructor: Pat Rayman, $40 art center member price, $45 regular price. Want to learn how to master one of our favorite mediums? Acrylic painting taught by Pat Rayman will commence on Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m.  Cost of the class will be $40 art center members/$45 regular. Materials required: 8″x10″ canvas paper pad, canvas boards, stretched canvas or artist panel boards (one per class) at least (5) tubes acrylic paint, white, black, red, blue and yellow, a drawing pencil, palette (we use foam or paper plates), kneaded eraser. Online sign up available.
Daytime Drawing Class: A morning drawing class to be held on Fridays, beginning on September 9, 16, 23, 30  from 10 a.m. until noon for ages 14–132. Instructor Pat Rayman will demonstrate new ways to improve drawing skill to produce more dramatic results. Materials needed are: a sketchbook or drawing paper, drawing pencils, HB and 2B a black pen (fine or medium point) and colored pencils. 
Materials needed are: a sketchbook or drawing paper, drawing pencils, HB and 2B a black pen (fine or medium point) and colored pencils. Online sign up available.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 South Washington Street (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 06/22/16 at 1:46 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Office Manager Matt Temple and other Wassenberg Art Center staff are busy hanging artwork for the opening of the 60th Annual June Art Exhibit. (Photo submitted.)

Office Manager Matt Temple and other Wassenberg Art Center staff are busy hanging artwork for the opening of the 60th Annual June Art Exhibit. (Photo submitted.)

By Hope Wallace

Our 60th Annual June Art Exhibit will be opening this Saturday! We have great art and since we are turning 60 years old this year we are planning a great birthday party.  In addition to great artwork will be featuring returning musicians T.O.E.S! (The One Eyed Show). Come jam, eat, dance and buy art with us on June 11, 6–9 p.m. Artists will be recognized with awards at 7 p.m. Free entry, great food, birthday cupcakes and cash bar.

We have added an additional 4-day camp for young people. Animal Art Camp! This workshop-style camp is open to young people ages: 7–18 and will be held on June 28, 29, 30 and July 1, from 3–5 p.m. Four solid days of intensive animal art creation. Instructor Diane Bendele will instruct projects consisting of foam tray printing, paper maché snakes, design your own art work-aprons, fresco tiles and more. Cost is $35 Wassenberg Art Center members and $40 regular. Materials included. Optional online sign up is available here: http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/animal-art-camp

This is an example of Animal Art Camp projects scheduled for the four-day Animal Art Camp workshop at the Wassenberg Art Center scheduled for later in June. (Photo submitted.)

This is an example of Animal Art Camp projects scheduled for the four-day Animal Art Camp workshop at the Wassenberg Art Center scheduled for later in June. (Photo submitted.)

We have limited spaces left in our expanded Summer Youth Art Program to 8 weeks for 2016! Eight weeks of great art projects designed specifically for ages 6-18 by our program coordinator Megan Thomas and instructor, Maria Coward. Classes meet Wednesday (ages 6-9 years) and Thursday (ages 10-18) 10 a.m. to noon. All materials supplied. Cost for a 4-week session is $30 members and $35 regular price. Interested parties may call the art center or sign up online at: http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/summer-art-program

Thanks to those of you who have purchased your duck adoptions for Town Creek Live (Formerly Eats on the Streets)! Adopt your duck now for a chance to win $1000 and other prizes! Mark your calendars for July 9, 3 p.m. – midnight. We will have 11 gourmet food trucks, more ducks and not one, but two outdoor bands this year! Fire-performers Pyroscope will be here and have been rehearsing new acts. Sam Dell of Bryan will be joining us earlier in the day inside the gallery for live entertainment and we are welcoming the pipes of Aubrey Gebert, one of Van Wert’s youngest up and coming musicians! Dan Smythe Band (6-piece) of Fort Wayne begins at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the Holbrook Brother’s Band of Montpelier. This is an outrageous combo Van Wert’s own Real Human Robot will return to keep things lively. Ducks will go on sale shortly and this year’s recipient of our donation will be The Recking Crew! Ducks will be $5 each or $25 for a 6-piece quack pack. Buy a quack-pack and get some free flair, a “My duck is faster than yours” commemorative button!

Art Classes:

Watercolor Techniques: Tuesday 10 a.m.-noon. Ongoing. $35 art center member price/$40 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available. Note: The class will take a break during July and will resume the following month. Contact the art center for exact dates.

Evening Pottery: Wednesday 6-8 p.m. Ongoing, six-week sessions. Instructor: Megan Thomas. $70 members/$75 regular. Some materials required. Twenty-five lbs. of clay is included.

ArtNight: Free. Thursdays 6-9 p.m. Ongoing. Cash bar.

Acrylic Painting: Instructor: Pat Rayman, $40 art center member price, $45 regular price. Want to learn how to master one of our favorite mediums? Acrylic painting taught by Pat Rayman will commence on Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m.  Call the art center for more information on the number of Fridays the class will run. Cost of the class will be $40 art center members/$45 regular. Materials required: 8″x10″ canvas paper pad, canvas boards, stretched canvas or artist panel boards (one per class) at least (5) tubes acrylic paint, white, black, red, blue and yellow, a drawing pencil, palette (we use foam or paper plates), kneaded eraser. Online sign-up available.

Daytime Drawing Class: A morning drawing class to be held on Fridays, beginning on Sept. 9 and running through Sept. 16, 23, and 30  from 10 a.m. until noon for ages 14 and up. Instructor Pat Rayman will demonstrate new ways to improve drawing skill to produce more dramatic results. Materials needed are: a sketchbook or drawing paper, drawing pencils, HB and 2B a black pen (fine or medium point) and colored pencils. 
Materials needed are: a sketchbook or drawing paper, drawing pencils, HB and 2B a black pen (fine or medium point) and colored pencils. Online sign-up available.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

POSTED: 06/08/16 at 1:30 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

A chance to participate in the Ceramic Art Milk Carton fundraiser launched at Wassenberg Art Center to help fund youth programming will be available during the Jubilee Flower Show at WAC this weekend. (Photo submitted.)

A chance to participate in the Ceramic Art Milk Carton fundraiser launched at Wassenberg Art Center to help fund youth programming will be available during the Jubilee Flower Show at WAC this weekend. (Photo submitted.)

The Jubilee Flower Show will be in the house Saturday, June 4, 1–5 p.m. and on Sunday June 5 from noon–4 p.m. Come and smell the flowers! Entries are open to the public and it is not required that you are a resident of Van Wert County or member of a garden club. Entries are being accepted Saturday from 8 – 10:30 a.m. at which time the blooms will be judged. Please know the name of the variety you are entering.

While you are visiting the flower show, purchase a one-of-a-kind ceramic milk carton with your loved one’s picture on it. Far from lost our poster children, pets, significants are having fun. Proceeds fund youth art programs at the Wassenberg Art Center including need-based scholarships for art instruction and supplies.

Maria Coward will teach the Summer Youth Art Program at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

Maria Coward will teach the Summer Youth Art Program at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

We still have some spaces left in our expanded our Summer Youth Art Program.  This year the art workshops will span eight weeks! We have added an additional class for 6-9 year olds on Wednesday afternoons from 1–3 p.m. due to high enrollment. Classes begin June 8. Instructor, Maria Coward received an art degree with a concentration in ceramics from Indiana Purdue University in Fort Wayne. She taught kindergarten art at Van Wert Early Childhood Center in 2016. Her background in functional ceramics and jewelry-making has allowed her to develop a special eye for usable art. Classes meet Wednesday (ages 6-9 years) and Thursday (ages 10-18) mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. All materials supplied. Cost for a 4-week session is $30 members and $35 regular price. Interested parties may call the art center or sign up online at: http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/summer-art-program

The selections have been made for our 60th Annual June Art Exhibit and will be announced during the awards ceremony, during the opening party on June 11. We have a great show and since we are turning 60 years old this year we are planning a great birthday celebration. In addition to great artwork we will be featuring returning musicians T.O.E.S! (The One Eyed Show) Come jam, eat, dance and buy art with us on June 11, 6 p.m. Free entry, great food, cash bar.

Duck sales are now live for the second annual Town Creek Live (Formerly Eats on the Streets). Adopt your duck now for a chance to win $1000 and other prizes! Mark your calendars for July 9, 3 p.m. – midnight. We will have 11 gourmet food trucks, more ducks and not one, but two bands this year! Fire-performers Pyroscope will be here and have been instructed to get crazy. Sam Dell of Bryan will be joining us earlier in the day inside the gallery for live entertainment and we are welcoming the pipes of Aubrey Gebert, one of Van Wert’s youngest up and coming musicians! Dan Smythe Band (6-piece) of Fort Wayne begins at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the Holbrook Brother’s Band of Montpelier. This is an outrageous combo Van Wert’s own Real Human Robot will return to keep things lively. Ducks will go on sale shortly and this year’s recipient of our donation will be The Recking Crew! Ducks will be $5 each or $25 for a 6-piece quack pack. Buy a quack-pack and get some free flair, a “My duck is faster than yours” button!

Art Classes:

Summer Youth Art Program: Wednesdays/Thursdays June 8–July 27

Watercolor Techniques: Tuesday 10 a.m.-noon. Ongoing monthly sessions. $35 members/$40 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required.

Evening Pottery: Wednesday 6 – 8 p.m. Ongoing, six-week sessions. Instructor: Megan Thomas. $70 members/$75 regular. Some materials required, included 25# clay.

ArtNight: Free. Thursdays 6 – 9 p.m. Ongoing. Cash bar.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 South Washington Street (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

Maria Coward will teach the Summer Youth Art Program at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

A chance to participate in the Ceramic Art Milk Carton fundraiser launched at Wassenberg Art Center to help fund youth programming will be available during the Jubilee Flower Show at WAC this weekend. (Photo submitted.)

POSTED: 06/01/16 at 1:34 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Duck sales for Town Creek Live duck derby are now live at the Wassenberg Art Center and Main Street Van Wert. Prize for the winning duck begins at $1,000. (Photo submitted.)

Duck sales for Town Creek Live duck derby are now live at the Wassenberg Art Center and Main Street Van Wert. Prize for the winning duck begins at $1,000. (Photo submitted.)

Join us for our Winds of Change Exhibit closing party on May 27, 6–9 p.m. with Radoslav Lorkovic, international blues musician who will be performing on our baby grand. Admission is free, there will be munchies and cash bar. Shop the artwork based on the power of wind. We will also be hosting a presentation and question and answer sessions on Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m. hosted by Dan Litchfield of Iberdrola Renewables.

We have expanded our Summer Youth Art Program to 8 weeks for 2016! Eight weeks of great art projects designed specifically for ages 6-18 by our program coordinator Megan Thomas and instructor, Maria Coward. Classes meet Wednesday (ages 6-9 years) and Thursday (ages 10-18) mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. All materials supplied. Cost for a 4-week session is $30 members and $35 regular price. Interested parties may call the art center or sign up online at: http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/summer-art-program

Duck sales are now live for the second annual Town Creek Live (Formerly Eats on the Streets). Adopt your duck now for a chance to win $1000 and other

Ceramic Art Milk Carton fundraiser launched at Wassenberg Art Center to help fund youth programming. (Photo submitted.)

Ceramic Art Milk Carton fundraiser launched at Wassenberg Art Center to help fund youth programming. (Photo submitted.)

prizes! Mark your calendars for July 9, 3 p.m. – midnight. We will have 11 gourmet food trucks, more ducks and not one, but two bands this year! Fire-performers Pyroscope will be here and have been instructed to get crazy. Sam Dell of Bryan will be joining us earlier in the day inside the gallery for live entertainment and we are welcoming the pipes of Aubrey Gebert, one of Van Wert’s youngest up and coming musicians! Dan Smythe Band (6-piece) of Fort Wayne begins at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the Holbrook Brother’s Band of Montpelier. This is an outrageous combo Van Wert’s own Real Human Robot will return to keep things lively. Ducks will go on sale shortly and this year’s recipient of our donation will be The Recking Crew! Ducks will be $5 each or $25 for a 6-piece quack pack. Buy a quack-pack and get some free flair, a “My duck is faster than yours” button!

The selections have been made for our 60th Annual June Art Exhibit and will be announced shortly!  We have a great show and since we are turning 60 years old this year we are planning a great birthday party and in addition to great artwork will be featuring returning musicians T.O.E.S! (The One Eyed Show) Come jam, eat, dance and buy art with us on June 11, 6 p.m. Free entry, great food, cash bar.

Art Classes:
Watercolor techniques: Tuesday 10 a.m. – noon. Ongoing. $35 members/$40 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required.

Evening Pottery: Wednesday 6 – 8 p.m. Ongoing, six-week sessions. Instructor: Megan Thomas. $70 members/$75 regular. Some materials required, included 25# clay.

ArtNight: Free. Thursdays 6 – 9 p.m. Ongoing. Cash bar.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

POSTED: 05/25/16 at 12:57 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Duck sales will begin soon for Town Creek Live’s Second Annual Duck Derpy, scheduled for July 9 at Central Avenue and Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

Duck sales will begin soon for Town Creek Live’s Second Annual Duck Derpy, scheduled for July 9 at Central Avenue and Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

Our Winds of Change Exhibit is now on-view through May 27, time is “winding” down. Varied wind-themed artwork in ranging from painting, drawing, photography, and sculptural mediums deck the walls inside our gallery. Artists were encouraged to consider the effect of wind and wind-based clean energy in their lives and in the regional landscape. Please join us for a presentation and question and answer sessions on Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m. hosted by Dan Litchfield of Iberdrola Renewables. Following on the next evening a closing party and award presentation will be held on May 27, 6–9 p.m. Featured performer, international blues musician Radoslav Lorkovic, of Chicago, will be returning to provide live music on our baby grand and his accordion. All exhibits, receptions and the presentation are free of charge. Cash bar.

On Wednesdays, through June 15, from 6–8 p.m. we will be continuing our popular pottery and begin again on June 29 for another 6-week session. Instructor: Megan Thomas. Megan graduated from BGSU with a Bachelors

A young artist enjoys her rainmaker created during Summer Youth Art in 2015. (Photo submitted.)

A young artist enjoys her rainmaker created during Summer Youth Art in 2015. (Photo submitted.)

degree in ceramics. She is also serving as our new Event/Programming Coordinator in addition to art instructor. She has exhibited and sold work in Ohio, Louisiana, and at the prestigious pottery community Watershed in Maine. As a revolving class, students will learn pottery wheel and hand-building skills. Come with project ideas, and let Megan help you realize them, or let Megan show you how to throw a bowl on a pottery wheel! Enjoy tea in a handmade cup every class. Class fee includes 25 lbs. of clay. Additional clay may be purchased. Materials required: Pottery tool kit, 1 gallon bucket, spray bottle, clean-up sponge. An additional/optional materials list with more detail will be provided to you upon sign-up. $70 members/$75 regular. Conveniently sign up online below.

Classic Watercolor Class: Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon, ages 15–150. Instructor: Pat Rayman Students will learn some of the classic and time-tested watercolor techniques for a solid base and further their watercolor painting skills. This class is ongoing but we encourage you to jump in anytime. $35 members, $40 non-members. Materials required.

We will offer an Acrylic Painting class with Pat Rayman in the mornings in August and a drawing class in September also with Pat Rayman. Details to follow.

ArtNight: Every Thursday from 6–9 p.m. bring a friend, listen to some music, drink some wine. Make stuff!

An extended summer camp for youth ages 6–18 will begin June 7 and this year run through July 28! Summers should be filled with creativity. Instructors Megan Thomas and Maria Coward have developed a unique program for every level and age group. Scholarships available. Please call the art center for more information.

The details for the second annual Town Creek Live (Formerly Eats on the Streets) are really coming together! As soon as the adoption forms come in, duck sales will begin! Mark your calendars for July 9, 3 p.m. – midnight. We will have twice the trucks, more ducks and not one, but two bands this year! We have confirmed our favorite fire-performers, Pyroscope and they have been instructed to get crazy. Sam Dell of Bryan will be joining us earlier in the day inside the gallery for live entertainment and we are welcoming the pipes of Aubrey Gebert, one of Van Wert’s youngest upcoming vocal artists! Dan Smythe Band (6-piece) of Fort Wayne begins at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the Holbrook Brother’s Band of Montpelier. This is an outrageous combo Van Wert’s own Real Human Robot will return to keep things lively. Ducks will go on sale shortly and this year’s recipient of our donation will be The Recking Crew! Ducks will be $5 each or $25 for a quack pack. Buy a quack-pack and get a free “My duck is faster than yours” button!

For more information on exhibits and events or to sign up for classes and events visit: wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 05/19/16 at 2:05 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Come and see what the wind blew in! The Winds of Change Exhibit is on display through May 27 with paintings, drawings, photography, and sculpture representing the theme of wind and the effect it has on us.

The following artists received awards.

First Place — Pat Rayman of Ohio City.

Second Place — Lanna Pendleton Hall of Montpelier.

Third Place — Kay Sluterbeck of Van Wert.

Honorable Mention — Jeffrey Core of Bryan, Vincen Angellis of Celina, Elgarda McGee of Van Wert, and Judi Snook of Edgerton.

This acrylic painting by Pat Rayman of Ohio City received first place in the "Winds of Change" exhibit, now on display at the WAC.  (Photo submitted.)

This acrylic painting by Pat Rayman of Ohio City received first place in the “Winds of Change” exhibit, now on display at the WAC. (Photo submitted.)

Awards will be presented during the closing party on May 27 from 6-9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. A cash bar will be available. Blues musician Radoslav Lorkovic of Chicago will provide live music.

This Wednesday, May 11, 18, 25 and June 1, 8, 15, from 6–8 p.m. we will continue our popular pottery and clay class with instructor Megan Thomas. Contact the art center to register and get more information.

On May 26, at 6 p.m., Dan Litchfield of Iberdrola Renewables will host a presentation and Q & A session. This event is free and open to the public.

If you’d like to learn more about watercolor techniques, join instructor Pat Rayman and the ongoing Watercolor Techniques Class on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. Interested individuals may join the class at any time.There is a monthly fee of $35 for members or $40 for non-members. Pat is a popular instructor who believes there are no mistakes in art. Her teaching style is comfortable for beginners and experienced artists alike. Contact the art center to register.

Every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. we host “ArtNight” – a chance to work on current projects or try something new. It’s free and open to anyone. Bring a friend or come by yourself. Beginners, experienced artists – everyone is welcome!

On Friday, May 13 after Main Street Van Wert’s “Hidden Spaces” tour, the Wassenberg Art Center will host a free “Afterglow”. This will include a movie on downtown revitalization, snacks and a cash bar. It’s open to everyone; please join us.

The Wassenberg is planning to host an expanded summer camp for youth. We’ll let you know more as soon as possible, so please watch this column.

Town Creek Live (Formerly Eats on the Streets), a combined effort of Main Street Van Wert and the Wassenberg Art Center, is scheduled for July 9 from 3 p.m.-midnight. We will have twice the trucks, more ducks and two bands this year, including the Dan Smythe Band of Fort Wayne, Ind., and the Holbrook Brothers Band of Montpelier. Also, Sam Dell of Bryan will perform acoustic music inside the art center earlier and Van Wert’s own Real Human Robot will return to funk it up. Ducks for the Duck Race will go on sale in early May — this year’s recipient of our donation will be The Wrecking Crew.

For more information on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. We can also be reached by telephone at 419.238.6837, or via email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 05/11/16 at 1:12 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?