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Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017

 

What's Up at Wassenberg?

By: Hope Wallace and Kay Sluterbeck

 

We had a big crowd for the opening reception for the 40th annual Wassenberg Photography Exhibit. Over 460 photos were entered and 170 were chosen by judge Cameron Granger of Columbus. Awards were presented to the following photographers (if you missed the opening of the exhibit, it will be on view through October 27):

Award winners of the 40th annual Wassenberg Photography Exhibit. The show will be on view through October 27 at the Wassenberg Art Center.

VWCF Award, Brenda Fishbaugh; Wassenberg Best of Show-B&W, Sarah Pringle; Wassenberg Best of Show-Color, Sharmalene Gunawardena; 1st Place – Architecture, Amy Dallis; 1st Place – Darkness, Carrie McKeddie; 1st Place – Emotion, Bill Hubbard; 1st Place – Flora/Fauna, William McGee; 1st Place – Food, Tresa Ringwald; 1st Place – Photo Journalism, Olivia Snyder; 1st Place – Still life, William Horvath; 1st place – Landscape, Evan McGee; 2nd Place – Architecture, Jim Gabbard; 2nd Place – Darkness, Barb Jewett; 2nd Place – Emotion, Kayla Snyder; 2nd Place – Flora Fauna, Jodi Sargent; 2nd Place – Food,  Karen Dillie; 2nd Place – Photo Journalism, Brittney Maunz; 2nd Place – Still life, Carrie McKeddie; 2nd Place – Landscape, Olivia Snyder; 1st Place – John Flagg B&W, Hannah Sebetto; 2nd Place – John Flagg (Color), Michael Taylor; 2nd Place – John Flagg B&W, Ann Overhulse; Katy Mounts Award – B&W, William McGee; Katy Mounts Award – Color, Bill Hubbard; Wilber Hartman Award – B&W, Cathy Huber; Wilber Hartman Award – (Color), Jess Ritchey; Honorable Mention, Valerie Snyder, Holly Ferris, Cameron Rice, and Jess Ritchey.

Ticket sales are brisk for Dr. Wassenstein’s Side Show! Do you have yours? We will be hosting our signature Halloween event on October 28. Back by popular demand, D.J. Vourteque will be doing his stuff and new acts; Titano Strongman and Scarlett Storm, national side show performers will be taking the stage to amaze us with their feats of daring. Get those costumes going, we’ll have a cash costume contest for the best ones! Stay tuned for more information and watch for tickets to go on sale soon!

Art Classes:

Classic Watercolor: Ongoing, on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m.-noon. Ongoing. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Fused Glass Project Our first featured project coming up Thursday, October 5 and 12, from 6-9 p.m. will be glass slumping: Learn the art of fusing glass. This will be a two-part ArtNight series and we’ll show you have to make your own earrings beads or small platter. Instructor Diane Bendele will take you from working with the right types of glass and how to work with it properly to make a successful item. Cost will be $25. Remember, you may bring your own projects to ArtNight as well for which there is no fee. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open. Do you play an instrument? Bring it and we will hook you up. Watch for more featured ArtNight projects soon!

ArtReach: We still have some openings available in both age groups. We still have some openings, and you can sign up anytime. Tuesdays (ages 7-11) and Thursdays (11 and up) 3:30-5 p.m. We are currently taking reservations at this time for this great, stress free after-school art program. Official forms are available online at wassenbergartcenter.org or at the Wassenberg Art Center office.

We have received a total of five new paintings to add to the Faces of Little Bighorn exhibit! The five original paintings created in oil and acrylic and are of Native Americans and also survivors, namely a large painting of John Sitting Bull in full regalia. Donors were current owner the Robert Brent Stevens family and Duffy Oyster all the way from Dallas, Texas. Stop and see these great new additions.

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.

Guests enjoy observing over 170 photographs from the region at the opening reception of the 40th annual Wassenberg Photography Exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. photo by Jess Ritchey

POSTED: 10/12/17 at 7:39 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Please join us for the 40th annual Wassenberg Photography opening party scheduled for October 6, 6-9 p.m. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. The public is always welcome; free entry, live music by Ezra Miller (acoustic guitar) and Josh Liebhauser (cello), appetizers, and cash bar

The Van Wert Farm & Art Market wrapped up the 2017 summer season on September 30; live music and great stories by John Reichle and awesome lunches by Gibson’s BBQ. Thank you to all who participated and made this great downtown event possible. We wish to also thank those behind the scenes who supported with funds and hard work; Van Wert County Health Department, Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert Chamber and Lee Kinstle, Leland Smith Insurance, Gary Taylor, and Van Wert Manor. Also a thank you to Wassenberg Art Center staff who facilitated the markets. We will see you next year!

Dr. Wassenstein’s Side Show returns for 2017. We will be hosting our signature Halloween event on October 28. Back by popular demand, D.J. Vourteque and Samantha Siren will be doing their stuff and new acts: Titano Strongman and Scarlett Storm, national side show performers who will be taking the stage to amaze us with their feats of daring. Get those costumes going, we’ll have a cash costume contest for the best ones! Stay tuned for more information and watch for tickets to go on sale soon!

Art Classes:

Classic Watercolor: Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m.-noon. Ongoing. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Fused Glass Project Our first featured project coming up Thursday, October 5 and 12, from 6-9 p.m. will be glass slumping: Learn the art of fusing glass. This will be a two-part ArtNight series and we’ll show you have to make your own earrings beads or small platter. Instructor Diane Bendele will take you from working with the right types of glass and how to work with it properly to make a successful item. Cost will be $25. Remember, you may bring your own projects to ArtNight as well for which there is no fee. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open. Do you play an instrument? Bring it and we will hook you up. Watch for more featured ArtNight projects soon!

ArtReach: Has started up today and we have a good-size crowd of those who reach for art. We still have some openings, and you can sign up anytime. Tuesdays (ages 7-11) and Thursdays (11 and up) 3:30-5 p.m. We are currently taking reservations at this time for this great, stress free after-school art program. Official forms are available online at wassenbergartcenter.org or at the Wassenberg Art Center office.

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 at info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 10/05/17 at 7:39 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Entries for the 40th annual Photography Exhibit are in and judged. We exceeded our entries of for the second year in a row and stand at over 440 entries by 50 photographers. Approximately 165 were accepted for display. An opening reception is scheduled for Joining us for the opening party on October 6, 6-9 p.m. The public is always welcome, free entry, live music by Ezra Miller (acoustic guitar) and Josh Liebhauser (cello), appetizers and cash bar.

The Van Wert Farm & Art Market continues this coming Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. through September 30. Get your veggies and dips, pies and all sort of fresh, good food. Van Wert County Health Department, Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert Chamber and Lee Kinstle, Leland Smith Insurance, Gary Taylor and Van Wert Manor.

“Last Saturdays” will return one more time for the season on September 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Van Wert Manor has generously sponsored live music by John Reichle, we will also have our 50/50 cash drawing.

Dr. Wassenstein’s Side Show returns for 2017. We will be hosting our signature Halloween event on October 28. Back by popular demand, DJ Vourteque and Samantha Siren will be doing their stuff and new acts; Titano Strongman and Scarlett Storm, national side show performers who will be taking the stage to amaze us with their feats of daring. Get those costumes going, we’ll have a cash costume contest for the best ones! Stay tuned for more information and watch for tickets to go on sale soon!

Art Classes:

Classic Watercolor: Ongoing, on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m.-noon. Ongoing. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Fused Glass Project Our first featured project coming up Thursdays, September 21 and 28, from 6-9 p.m. will be glass slumping: Learn the art of fusing glass. This will be a two-part ArtNight series and we’ll show you have to make your own earrings beads or small platter. Instructor Diane Bendele will take you from working with the right types of glass and how to work with it properly to make a successful item. Cost will be $25. Remember, you may bring your own projects to ArtNight as well for which there is no fee. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open. Do you play an instrument? Bring it and we will hook you up. Watch for more featured ArtNight projects soon!

ArtReach: Resumes in October on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5 p.m. We are currently taking reservations at this time for this great, stress free after-school art program. Official forms are available online at wassenbergartcenter.org.

Foam Forge Costume Design Class: EVA Foam Forge ~ Basic Helmet 101
Tuesday, October 3, 10, 17, at 6:30-9 p.m.

Instructor: Matt Temple. Ages: 12 and Up
Cost: $40 WAC member/$45 regular price
This is a four-week class meeting weekly on Tuesday evenings at 6:30-9 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to make your own Halloween costume, props, or wanted to get into cosplay? Well look no further, the folks Wassenberg Art Center have opened up the shop doors and have fired up the EVA Foam Forge! Instructor, Matt Temple will be teaching you the basic skills of the ever-growing hobby of Foam Smithing. With this class we will be making a costume helmet from start to finish, by drawing the pattern onto the foam, cutting and attaching the foam, adding your own personal touches, and painting. Supplies Needed: 1 Blade snap-off utility knife, X-Acto knife, safety dust mask. All other supplies provided

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: 09/27/17 at 8:40 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Foam Forge Costume Design Class: EVA Foam Forge ~ Basic Helmet 101
Tuesday, September 24, and October 3, 10, and 17, at 6:30-9 p.m.

Costume designed by Matt Temple, Wassenberg Art Center. Matt will be teaching a Foam Forge class on how to create props and costumes from EVA foam.

Instructor: Matt Temple. Ages: 12 and Up
Cost: $40 WAC member/$45 Regular price
This is a four-week class meeting weekly on Tuesday evenings at 6:30-9 p.m. Matt will be teaching you the basic skills of the ever-growing hobby of Foam Smithing. With this class students will be making a costume helmet or hat from start to finish, by drawing the pattern onto the foam, cutting and attaching the foam, adding your own personal touches, and painting. A list of a few supplies needed are available by calling the art center or at: wassenbergartcenter.org.

ArtNight: Fused Glass Project: Our first featured ArtNight project coming up Thursday, September 28 and October 5, from 6-9 p.m., will be glass slumping: Learn the art of fusing glass. This will be a two-part ArtNight series and we’ll show you have to make your own earrings beads or small platter. Instructor Diane Bendele will take you from working with the right types of glass and how to work with it properly to make a successful item.

Cost will be $25. Remember, you may bring your own projects to ArtNight as well, for which there is no fee. Children under age 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

ArtReach: Resumes on Tuesdays October 3 (ages 7-11) and Thursdays October 5 (ages 11 and up) from 3:30-5 p.m. We are currently taking reservations at this time for this great, stress free after-school art program. Students receive an after school snack and then get down to creating Instructor: Diane Bendele. Official forms are available online at wassenbergartcenter.org. or by calling 419.238.6837.

For more information on classes, exhibits, and events please call the Wassenberg Art Center at 419.238.6837, email info@wassenbergartcenter.org, or on the web at http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org

POSTED: 09/20/17 at 9:09 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

You have one day to enter the 40th annual Photography Exhibit! Deadline for work to be digitally submitted is set for September 14 at midnight! Joining us for the opening party on October 6, 6-9 p.m., will be Ezra Miller (vocals/guitar) and Josh Liebhauser (cello). You may have seen them at the last Farm & Art Market performing. The public is always welcome; free entry, appetizers, and a cash bar.

Costume designed by Matt Temple, Wassenberg Art Center. Matt will be teaching a Foam Forge class on how to create props and costumes from EVA foam.

The Van Wert Farm & Art Market continues this coming Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. through September 30. Get your veggies and dips, pies, and all sort of fresh, good food. Sponsors are Van Wert County Health Department, Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert Chamber, and Lee Kinstle, Leland Smith Insurance, Gary Taylor, and Van Wert Manor.

It’s back … Dr. Wassenstein’s Side Show 2017. Save the date, October 28. We will be hosting our signature Halloween event on October 28. Back by popular demand, DJ Vourteque and Samantha Siren will be doing their stuff and new acts Titano Strongman and Scarlett Storm, national side show performers who will be taking the stage to amaze us with their feats of daring. Get those costumes going, we’ll have a cash costume contest for the best ones! Stay tuned for more information and watch for tickets to go on sale soon!

Art Classes:

Classic Watercolor: Resuming in September, on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m.-noon. Ongoing. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Fused Glass Project Our first featured project coming up Thursdays, September 21 and 28, from 6-9 p.m., will be glass slumping: Learn the art of fusing glass. This will be a two-part ArtNight series and we’ll show you have to make your own earrings beads or small platter. Instructor Diane Bendele will take you from working with the right types of glass and how to work with it properly to make a successful item. Cost will be $25. Remember, you may bring your own projects to ArtNight as well, for which there is no fee. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open. Do you play an instrument? Bring it and we will hook you up.

ArtReach: Resumes in October on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5 p.m. We are currently taking reservations at this time for this great, stress free after-school art program. Official forms are available online at wassenbergartcenter.org.

Foam Forge Costume Design Class: EVA Foam Forge/Basic Helmet 101
Tuesdays, September 26 and October 3, 10, and 17,  6:30-9 p.m.

Instructor: Matt Temple. Ages: 12 and Up
Cost: $40 WAC member/$45 Regular price
This is a four-week class meeting weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:30–9 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to make your own Halloween costume, props, or wanted to get into cosplay? Well look no further; the folks at Wassenberg Art Center have opened up the shop doors and have fired up the EVA Foam Forge! Instructor Matt Temple will be teaching you the basic skills of the ever-growing hobby of Foam Smithing. With this class we will be making a costume helmet from start to finish, drawing the pattern onto the foam, cutting, and attaching the foam, adding personal touches, and painting. Supplies needed: Blade snap-off utility knife, X-Acto knife, safety dust mask. All other supplies provided

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 at info@wassenbergartcenter.org, and our website: wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 09/14/17 at 5:43 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Don’t forget to check out the current exhibit Scrapped, scheduled to leave us September 8! Eleven metal artists from the Motor City brought us their creations joining Toledo artist Dani Herrera, to exhibit artwork made entirely out of scraps. This exhibit is comprised of 11 kinetic, hands-on sculptures made out of 250 pounds of scrap bicycle parts and two dimensional art out of fabric, paper, and other tossed out materials such as zippers and will be on view through September 8.

Deadline to submit photos for the 40th annual Photography Exhibit is September 14 at the Wassenberg Art Center. Round and Round photo by John Kelin.

Don’t forget the call for entries for the 40th annual Photography Exhibit deadline for work to be digitally submitted is set for September 14. Get those cameras snapping! Joining us for the opening party on October 6, 6-9 p.m. will be Ezra Miller (vocals/guitar) and Josh Liebhauser (cello). You may have seen them at the last Farm & Art Market performing! Public is always welcome, free entry, appetizers and cash bar

The Van Wert Farm & Art Market continues this coming Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. through September 30. Get your veggies and dips, pies and all sort of fresh, good food. Van Wert County Health Department, Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert Chamber and Lee Kinstle, Leland Smith Insurance and Gary Taylor.

Applications are ongoing for the Van Wert Farm & Art Market located here at the Wassenberg Art Center on Saturdays running through September 30. Growers and Makers are encouraged to apply. Producers and artisans who sign up can be featured free of charge, in our Farmers Market directory on the Wassenberg Art Center website.

It’s back … Dr. Wassenstein’s Side Show 2017. Save the date, October 28. We will be hosting our signature Halloween event on October 28. Back by popular demand, D.J. Vourteque and Samantha Siren will be doing their stuff and new acts; Titano Strongman and Scarlett Storm, national side show performers will be taking the stage to amaze us with their feats of daring. Get those costumes going, we’ll have a cash costume contest for the best ones. Stay tuned for more information and watch for tickets to go on sale soon and thanks to all who have participated in this annual Wassenberg Art Center fundraiser. Your support is very much appreciated!

The preliminary concept developed by Edge Design Group, shows added green space, an amphitheater area and other upgrades to the area behind the Wassenberg Art Center. The Wassenberg Art Park is made possible through funding through the Ohio Facility Construction Commission.

Art Classes:

Classic Watercolor: Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m.-noon. Ongoing. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign-up available.

ArtNight: Featured projects will be starting back up in September and we will host every Thursday, 6-9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open. Do you play an instrument? Bring it and we will hook you up. Watch Facebook and this column for featured projects.

Fused Glass: We are now in the works to create a fused glass class taught by Diane Bendele sometime soon. Additional information is available on our website.

ArtReach: Resumes in October on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5 p.m. We are currently taking reservations at this time for this great, stress free after-school art program. Official forms are available online at wassenbergartcenter.org.

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 at info@wassenbergartcenter.org, while  our website is wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 09/07/17 at 8:49 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Don’t forget to check out the current exhibit Scrapped! Eleven metal artists from the Motor City brought us their creations, joining Toledo artist Dani Herrera, to exhibit artwork made entirely out of scraps. This exhibit is comprised of 11 kinetic, hands-on sculptures made out of 250 pounds of scrap bicycle parts and two-dimensional art out of fabric, paper, and other tossed out materials, such as zippers, and will be on view through September 8. You may sign up to bid on any of the sculptures which will be auction off in November. Dani’s work is also for sale at reasonable prices.

The call for entries for the 40th annual Photography Exhibit will be in the mail by the end of the week and the deadline for work to be digitally submitted is set for September 14. Get those cameras snapping! Joining us for the opening party on Saturday, October 6, 6-9 p.m. will be Ezra Miller (vocals/guitar) and Josh Liebhauser (cello). You may have seen them at the last Farm & Art Market performing! Public is always welcome, free entry, appetizers and cash bar

The Van Wert Farm & Art Market continues this coming Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., through September 30. Get your veggies and dips, pies, and all sort of fresh, good food. Sponsors include Van Wert County Health Department, Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert Chamber, and Lee Kinstle, Leland Smith Insurance, and Gary Taylor.

Applications are ongoing for the Van Wert Farm & Art Market located here at the Wassenberg Art Center on Saturdays, running through September 30. Growers and Makers are encouraged to apply. Producers and artisans who sign up can be featured free of charge, in our Farmers Market directory on the Wassenberg Art Center website.

We have some major, exciting news coming up! Watch your paper and social media for the details soon!

Art Classes:

Classic Watercolor: Resuming in September, on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m.-noon. Ongoing. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Featured projects will be starting back up in September and we will host every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open. Do you play an instrument? Bring it and we will hook you up. Watch Facebook and this column for featured projects.

Fused Glass: We are now in the works to create a fused glass class taught by Diane Bendele sometime in September. Details to follow soon.

ArtReach: Resumes in October on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5 p.m. We are currently taking reservations at this time for this great, stress free after-school art program. Official forms will be available next week.

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: wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 08/30/17 at 5:05 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

What a great event we had last Friday as we hosted the Scrap Detroit group! Eleven metal artists from the Motor City brought their art down, joining Toledo artist Dani Herrera, to exhibit art made entirely out of scraps. Artist Dave Tonnegato made the trip to the Wassenberg Art Center and provided a hands-on welding art demo and gave us an awesome “Do Art” sculpture for the art center.

A great crowd descended on the Wassenberg Art Center last Friday for the opening party of “Scrapped!” All of the art center’s opening parties are open to the public and are free of charge.

The party followed Main Street Van Wert’s “Hidden Spaces” tour with Lee Warren and Mike Hallock of Toledo providing live music. In addition, we featured a beer tasting from brand new High 5 Brewing, the group who hopes to bring a brewery to Van Wert. This exhibit is comprised of 11 kinetic sculptures made out of 250 pounds of scrap bicycle parts and two-dimensional art out of fabric, paper, and other tossed out materials, such as zippers, and will be on view through September 8.

The call for entries for the 40th annual Photography Exhibit will be in the mail by the end of the week and the deadline for work to be digitally submitted is set for September 14. Get those cameras snapping!

The Van Wert Farm & Art Market continues this coming Saturday, with “Last Saturdays!” August 26, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. We will feature Gibson BBQ for lunch and Ezra Miller will be joining us again for some acoustic guitar and signing. This time Ezra is bringing a cello-playing friend! Come on down to support our providers of fresh veggies, fruit, and baked goods, meet up with friends for some great food and music.

Do Art” sculpture presented to the Wassenberg Art Center by David Tonnegato, winner of Scrap Detroit.

The Van Wert Fire Department will be on hand to provide Super Hero Challenges for both youths and adults too! Thanks to our partners and sponsors: Van Wert County Health Department, Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce, and Lee Kinstle GM Sales & Service, Leland Smith Insurance, and Gary Taylor.

Applications are ongoing for the Van Wert Farm & Art Market located here at the Wassenberg Art Center on Saturdays running through September 30. Growers and makers are encouraged to apply. Producers and artisans who sign up can be featured free of charge in our Farmers Market directory on the Wassenberg Art Center website.

Art Classes:

Classic Watercolor: Resuming in September on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-noon. Ongoing. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign-up available.

ArtNight: Featured projects will be starting back up in September and we will host every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open. Do you play an instrument? Bring it and we will hook you up. Watch Facebook and this column for featured projects.

Fused Glass: We are now in the works to create a fused glass class taught by Diane Bendele sometime in September. Details to follow soon.

ArtReach: Resumes in October on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5 p.m. We are currently taking reservations at this time for this great, stress free after-school art program. Official forms will be available next week.

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 at info@wassenbergartcenter.org, and our website at wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 08/23/17 at 7:24 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

It was such an honor and fun to work with the Scrap Detroit group this weekend in the Motor City for its second annual scrap metal art event.

David Tonnegato, winner of Scrap Detroit 2017, and other artists’ work were displayed at the iconic “Spirit of Detroit” prior to arriving at Wassenberg Art Center. These large, interactive sculptures will be on exhibit beginning Friday at 7:30 p.m.

After a brief showing in front of the iconic sculpture Spirit of Detroit in downtown, the sculptures followed me home! Over 700 people voted on their favorite piece and the winner, Dave Tonnegato, won $1,000. Dave will make the trip to the Wassenberg Art Center for our scrap material exhibit, “Scrapped!”, and will be providing a welding art demo during the opening party on August 18, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., following the Main Street Van Wert’s “Hidden Spaces” tour.

This exhibit is comprised of a group of 11 welders from the Detroit area who have made kinetic sculptures out of 250 pounds of scrap bicycle parts, and a Toledo artist, Danielle Herrera, who makes two-dimensional art out of fabric, paper, and other tossed out materials such as zippers.

These artists from these two cities will collide at the Wassenberg Art Center with their sculptures and collages. Music will be provided by Lee Warren and Mike Hallock of Toledo, while food and a cash bar are available. In addition, we will be featuring a beer tasting from brand new High 5 brewing, a group who hopes to bring a brewery to Van Wert!

The sculptures will then be auctioned off in Detroit in October. A sign-up sheet will be available if anyone is interested in bidding.

Work by Dani Herrera of Toledo made from recycled items. Exhibit begins this Friday at 7:30 p.m. with an opening party at the Wassenberg Art Center.

The Van Wert Farm & Art Market continues this coming Saturday, August 19, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., so support our providers of fresh veggies, fruit, and baked goods! Thanks to our partners and sponsors: Van Wert County Health Department, Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert Chamber, and Lee Kinstle GM Sales & Service, Leland Smith Insurance, and Gary Taylor.

August’s “Last Saturday!” will fall on August 26 and Ezra Miller joining us again for some acoustic guitar and signing.

Applications are ongoing for the Van Wert Farm & Art Market here at Wassenberg Art Center on Saturdays running through September 30. Growers and makers are encouraged to apply. Producers and artisans who sign up can be featured free of charge in our Farmers Market directory on the Wassenberg Art Center website.

Art Classes:

Classic Watercolor: Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m.-noon. Ongoing. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign-up available. This class resumes in September.

ArtNight: Featured ArtNight projects will be starting back up in September and we will host every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open. Do you play an instrument? Bring it and we will hook you up. Watch Facebook and this column for featured projects.

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: 08/17/17 at 6:19 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

We are excited to be hosting “Scrapped!” with an opening party scheduled for 7-10:30 p.m. Friday, August 18, following Main Street Van Wert’s “Hidden Spaces” tour.

This exhibit is comprised of a group of 12 welders from Detroit called Scrap Detroit who have made kinetic sculptures out of scrap bicycle parts and a Toledo artist, Danielle Herrera, who makes two-dimensional art out of fabric, paper, and other tossed out materials such as zippers. The artists from those two cities will collide at the Wassenberg Art Center with their sculptures and collages, and will be providing a welded art demo! Music will be provided by Lee Warren and Mike Hallock of Toledo, with food and a cash bar available.

Kinetic sculpture by Dennis Graham of Detroit created out of scrapped bicycle parts. Dennis’ work, along with other teams of welder artists from Detroit, will bring sculptures to the Wassenberg Art Center, beginning Friday, August 18, at 7:30 p.m. A metal artist will be on hand to demonstrate during the party as well.

The Van Wert Farm & Art Market continues this coming Saturday, August 12, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. so pop in on your drive by for some fresh veggies, fruit, and baked goods! Van Wert County Health Department, Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce, and Lee Kinstle, Leland Smith Insurance, and Gary Taylor are sponsors. August’s “Last Saturday!” will fall on August 26 and Ezra Miller is joining us again for some acoustic guitar and signing.

Applications are ongoing for the Van Wert Farm & Art Market located here at the Wassenberg Art Center on Saturdays running through September 30. Growers and makers are encouraged to apply. Producers and artisans who sign up can be featured free of charge in our Farmers Market directory on the Wassenberg Art Center website.

Art Classes:

Classic Watercolor: Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m.-noon. Ongoing. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Featured projects will be starting back up in September and we will host every Thursday, 6-9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open. Do you play an instrument? Bring it and we will hook you up. Watch Facebook for featured projects.

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, wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 08/09/17 at 7:15 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?