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Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

 

What's Up at Wassenberg?

By: Hope Wallace and Kay Sluterbeck

 

Shop the Wass is still going on through December 17! If you need a unique, one-of-a-kind gift we have it! Our hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m., and we are open 1-9 p.m. on Thursdays for your convenience or by appointment. This exhibit was sponsored by the Van Wert County Hospital and through the Van Wert County Foundation.

Our next exhibit following the Artists Exhibit & Sale will be the American Watercolor Society. This international exhibit will open on Saturday, January 6, at 6 p.m. with an opening reception. Please drop by and see these stunning works by the time-honored group, the American Watercolor Society.

We will be hosting our Warm Up the Ridge drive again this year. This year we are also requesting donations of electric space heaters and/or you may contribute to our Go Fund Me site available on our Facebook page and we will purchase space heaters for you. Many of the residents of Pine Ridge Reservation, where most of the descendants of our Little Bighorn warriors reside, often live in third-world living conditions and winters there are brutal. Fuel oil is hard to come by and expensive. People have lost their legs and there are fatalities due to the inability to get heat.
One of the challenges that makes it hard to get heat and help is logistics and connection with people on the Pine Ridge end to aid in distribution. Our friends, Marian Whitemouse and Gypsy Moon Summer, handle this for our project and our donations go directly to where they are needed … quickly. Faces of Little Bighorn donor Brent Stevens, owner of our Faces of Little Bighorn collection, personally drives the donated items to Pine Ridge.

In addition to the electric space heaters the Wassenberg Art Center will be collecting clean, new, or gently used items (in good condition, please), such as hats, gloves, warm socks, coats, boots, and blankets, through December 20 to send to Pine Ridge Reservation. The more items the better. The focus would be on adult sizes. The past two years we received an overwhelming outpouring of support and we thank you all for your kindness. What can we give this year? Simply drop off your items here during our regular hours and we will see they warm someone up.

Art Classes:

Classic Watercolor: 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.

November 30, Elf Workshop: 

The Elf Workshop is going to continue through December 21 due to popular response! Each craft is $5 or you can create all 5 for $20. We provide the hot chocolate. The elf workshop is great for all levels. You can create unique, projects to give as special gifts or use for holiday décor. We will be making felt pine tree centerpieces, tassel earrings, pinecone Christmas trees, Tea light snowman ornaments, and more! An instructor will be in-house to assist you.

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.

The Wassenberg will be closed from December 22 through January 2, 2018. We will, however, be available by appointment, so please give us a call or email if you need access. 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: 12/06/17 at 8:29 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Congratulations to the award winners of the Annual Wassenberg Artist Members’ Exhibit and Sale! Artists who received awards are:

Mary McVay Worthington Memorial Award: Anita Lehman: Midnight Map

Van Wert County Foundation Award: Misty Hughes: Girl Wonder

Douglas Koch Memorial Award: Jan Boone: Wild Thing

The Van Wert County Hospital Sponsor Award went to Judith Snook of Paulding for her painting “Choir Practice”.

Gertrude Sluterbeck Memorial Award: Brian Michael Sirois: A Timeless Rest

Van Wert County Hospital Sponsor Award: Judith Snook Choir Practice

Merit Awards (3): Jan Boone: Bovine Beauty Parlour, William John Jr.: Narrow Escape,Ralph Stuckman: Oil Inked No. 14

Honorable Mentions: Karissa Jaggers: Happy Day, Richard Morgan: T-Bird, John Leatherman: Blue Bow, Robert Minto: Baby Faces

Call the art center or check out our website for more information on this great opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind items for this holiday season. This sale will be on-view through December 17. Our hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m., and we are open 1-9 p.m. on Thursdays for your convenience or by appointment. This exhibit was sponsored by the Van Wert County Hospital and through the Van Wert County Foundation.

Our next exhibit following the Artists Exhibit & Sale will be the American Watercolor Society. This international exhibit will open on Saturday, January 6, at 6 p.m. with an opening reception. Please drop by and see these stunning works by the time-honored group, the American Watercolor Society.

We will be hosting our Warm Up the Ridge drive again this year. This year we are also requesting donations of electric space heaters. Many of the residents of Pine Ridge Reservation, where most of the descendants of our Little Bighorn warriors reside, live in third-world living conditions and winters there are brutal. Fuel oil is hard to come by and expensive. People have lost their legs and there are fatalities due to the inability to get heat.

One of the challenges that makes it hard to get heat and help is logistics and connection with people on the Pine Ridge end to aid in distribution. Our friend, Marian Whitemouse handles this for our project and our donations go right to where they are needed, quickly. Faces of Little Bighorn donor Brent Stevens, owner of our Faces of Little Bighorn collection, personally drives the donated items to Pine Ridge.

A neighborhood located within the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in January.  Residents will receive donated electric space heaters, and warm clothing from the Wassenberg Art Center and Van Wert community.

In addition to the electric space heaters, the Wassenberg Art Center will be collecting clean, new or gently used items (in good condition, please!) such as hats, gloves, warm socks, coats, boots, and blankets, through December 20 to send to Pine Ridge Reservation. The more items the better. The focus would be on adult sizes. The past two years we received an overwhelming outpouring of support and would like to see if we can surpass that this year. Simply drop off your items here during our regular hours and we will see they warm someone up.

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.

November 30-Elf Workshop: The Elf Workshop is back! You and your family can partake in all or just a few of the holiday craft stations. The elf workshop is great for all levels. You can create unique, projects to give as special gifts or use for holiday décor. We will be making felt pine tree centerpieces, tassel earrings, pinecone Christmas trees, Tea light snowman ornaments, and more! Several instructors will be on hand to assist you. Light snacks, hot chocolate and the cash bar will be available. Cost for the session, is $20, make all projects or choose what you like.

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.

The Wassenberg will be closed from December 22 through January 2, 2018. We will however, be available by appointment, so please give us a call or email if you need access. 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: 11/30/17 at 8:54 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

On November 18 we launched the 28th annual Wassenberg Artist Members’ Exhibit and Sale just in time for the holiday season with an opening party. We handed out cash awards to the artists in attendance. A separate news release will list the winners shortly.

Artwork and other gift items are available at Wassenberg Art Center now through December 18 at the 28th annual Artists Sale.

While we will be closed Thursday and Friday this week for the holiday, we will open back up on Saturday with regular shopping hours. This sale will be on view through December 17. Our hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m., and we are open 1-9 p.m. on Thursdays for your convenience. Don’t forget to check out our permanent gift area as well.

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.

November 30 and December 6 — Succulent Planters II: We will be glazing the succulent planters we made on November 16. Instructor Hope Wallace will show you different techniques on how to overgrazes and underglazes to finish off your mini-planters. Finished pieces can be picked up in approximately two weeks after firing. No charge for this follow-up session.

November 30 — Elf Workshop: The Elf Workshop is back! You and your family can partake in all or just a few of the holiday craft stations. The elf workshop is great for all levels. You can create unique, projects to give as special gifts or use for holiday décor. Several instructors will be on hand to assist you. Light snacks, hot chocolate and the cash bar will be available. More information on this popular event soon!

ArtReach: We still have 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.

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, by email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 11/24/17 at 12:15 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

We have broken yet another record! We received 208 entries in our 28th annual Artist Members’ Exhibit and Sale! Wow. That is 56 more pieces than last year and that is 50 more items you can shop from! Thank you to all the area artists who contributed. It’s going to be a great show and sale.

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the items that will be available for purchase at the Wassenberg Art Center, beginning November 18. “Pear” by Anita Lehman.

On November 18 we will launch the 28th annual Wassenberg Artist Members’ Exhibit and Sale, just in time for the holiday season, with an opening party. We will be handing out cash awards to the artists.

We offer free appetizers and cash bar. Our entertainment for the evening is The Changing Elements Band from Bryan, a chill group with a hint of tribal backing. Call the art center or check out our website for more information. All our openings are free and the public is always encouraged to attend.

This sale will be on view through December 17. Our hours are Tuesday–Sunday, 1-5 p.m. and we are open 1-9 p.m. on Thursdays for your convenience.

Art Classes:

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

ArtNight:

November 30 — Elf Workshop: The Elf Workshop is back! You and your family can partake in all or just a few of the holiday craft stations. The elf workshop is great for all levels. You can create unique, projects to give as special gifts or use for holiday décor. Several instructors will be on hand to assist you. Light snacks, hot chocolate and the cash bar will be available. More information on this popular event 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.

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: 11/17/17 at 5:41 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Artists, dabblers, and pros! Don’t forget check in your work for the annual Wassenberg Artist Members’ Exhibit! The days we are accepting work are Friday, November 10, Saturday, November 11, and Sunday, November 12.

The gallery, offering its bounty of artists’ work during last year’s Artist Members Exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. Just in time for the holiday season the Art Center encourages everyone to support local artists with quality giving in 2017.

On November 18, we will then open the annual Wassenberg Artist Members’ Exhibit just in time for the holiday season with an opening party! All our receptions are free and we encourage the public to join us. We offer free appetizers and cash bar. Our entertainment for the evening is The Changing Elements Band, a local, chill group with a hint of tribal backing. Call the art center or check out our website for more information.

The annual Artists’ Exhibit is a great time to take care of some holiday shopping. Artist create original works of art, photographs, sculpture, pottery, and many other items. In addition, the gift area is open year round. Consider supporting our local artists with quality giving.

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:
November 9: Alcohol Ink Tiles: November 9: Join us for a quick evening of creative fun. Short, simple projects you usually get to take home that night. Bring your friends, (or guitar-they’re friends too) On this ArtNight, Ralph Stuckman will join us and show us how to make alcohol ink tiles! Make a trivet, wall hanging, coaster, wall hanging or use your imagination! Project fee is $10, includes first glass of wine, pop or beer. Additional beverages at regular WAC prices.

Alcohol ink tiles created by Ralph Stuckman of Celina will be the ArtNight project at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 9, at Wassenberg Art Center.

November 16: Mini Hanging Succulent Planters: We will be making succulent (or other small plants) with extruded clay (think giant Play-Doh factory). Instructor Hope Wallace will show you different techniques on how to construct, decorate and glaze your mini-planters. Finished pieces can be picked up in approximately two weeks after firing. These items make great groupings; you’ll want to make more than one. $15 fee includes up to three) planters and first glass of wine. Additional planters $5 each. Additional beverages at regular WAC prices.

November 30: Elf Workshop: The Elf Workshop is back! You and your family can partake in all or just a few of the holiday craft stations. The elf workshop is great for all levels. You can create unique, projects to give as special gifts or use for holiday décor. Several instructors will be on hand to assist you. Light snacks, hot chocolate and the cash bar will be available. More information on this popular event 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.

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: 11/09/17 at 1:39 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Dr. Wassenstein’s Side Show proved to be another lively and successful event with unique performances, new food by Upper Crust LLC and always great costumes and dance music.

The annual event is pulling people from all over the region, including Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and even Arizona. Thanks to all who came out, drove from afar and working so hard on your awesome costumes!

This mermaid (Melissa McCormick of Ann Arbor, Michigan) is being a great sport assisting Titano the Strongman during Dr. Wassenstein’s Side Show held at the Wassenberg Art Center on October 28.

We also want to thank our sponsors: First Federal Savings & Loan, Van Wert Manor, all of our dedicated volunteers, hardworking and creative staff, and our ever-present Wassenberg Art Center members and board of directors.

On November 18 we will open the annual Wassenberg Artist Members’ Exhibit just in time for the holiday season! The deadline for art submissions is Sunday, November 12. Call the art center and check out our website for more information.

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: Alcohol Ink Tiles November 9: Join us for a quick evening of creative fun. Short, simple projects you usually get to take home that night. Bring your friends, (or guitar-they’re friends too) We’re working on Halloween decorations until October 26. On this ArtNight, Ralph Stuckman will join us and show us how to make alcohol ink tiles! Make a trivet, wall hanging, coaster, wall hanging or use your imagination! Project fee is $10, includes first glass of wine, pop or beer. Additional beverages at regular WAC prices.

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.

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: 11/02/17 at 8:43 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Only a couple more days remaining to catch the 40th annual Wassenberg Photography Exhibit. More than 170 glorious, color-rich photos are on the walls and the work is excellent. This exhibit closes this Friday, October 27.

Ringmaster Zeb of Detroit, Michigan, will be emceeing the Halloween Party at the Wassenberg Art Center. (photo provided)

Dr. Wassenstein’s Side Show is this coming Saturday! Do you have your ticket yet? We sold out last year and we don’t want you to be shut out. Our signature event has become a popular venue in our area for the Halloween season. Not your typical black cat and pumpkins theme, we look to celebrate things more unique. Back by popular demand, D.J. Vourteque will be doing his stuff and new acts; Ringmaster Zeb will lead the night while 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 finished! We’ll have a cash costume contest for the best ones. Tickets on sale now through Saturday and possibly at the door.

Art Classes:

Classic Watercolor: 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: Alcohol Ink Tiles: November 9: Join us for a quick evening of creative fun. Short, simple projects you usually get to take home that night. Bring your friends, (or guitar-they’re friends too) We’re working on Halloween decorations until October 26. On this ArtNight, Ralph Stuckman will join us and show us how to make alcohol ink tiles! Make a trivet, wall hanging, coaster, wall hanging or use your imagination! Project fee is $10, includes first glass of wine, soft drink, or beer. Additional beverages at regular WAC prices.

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.

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: 10/25/17 at 7:50 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

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?