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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

 

What's Up at Wassenberg?

By: Hope Wallace and Kay Sluterbeck

 

By Hope Wallace 

A rifle reportedly present at the massacre at Wounded Knee has been added to the Faces of Little Bighorn exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

A rifle reportedly present at the massacre at Wounded Knee has been added to the Faces of Little Bighorn exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

A new item has been added to the Faces of Little Bighorn exhibit. Dr. John Trippy, owner of Father John’s Microbrewery in Bryan, Wild Wind Bison Farm in Fremont, Indiana and former Van Wert resident has presented an antique rifle to be placed on short-term loan for the Faces of Little Bighorn exhibit held within the Wassenberg Art Center. The rifle has been installed above a painting of warrior, John Sitting Bull. John Sitting Bull was the adopted son of Chief Sitting Bull and was a deaf mute. The stories from the survivors is when U.S. soldiers were trying to disarm the Lakota at Wounded Knee, John became confused and would not relinquish his rifle. It accidentally fired causing the melee and subsequent carnage. We wish to thank Dr. Trippy for his generous contribution.

Our Wassenberg Photography Exhibit is coming up soon! Prospectus have gone out and entries will be due by September 14. We can’t wait to see what you come up with a couple different categories we added. If you know someone who enjoys photography, encourage them to enter. This exhibit is for youth, adults, amateurs and professional photographers. Opening reception will be held on October 2 from 1–5 p.m. For more information please see our or give us a call.

Art Classes:

Watercolor Techniques: Tuesdays, from 10 a.m.-noon. Ongoing. Monthly fee is $35 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

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

Daytime Drawing Class: A morning drawing class to be held on Fridays, held on Sep. 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10 a.m. until noon for ages 14–132. Instructor Pat Rayman will demonstrate 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.

Evening Pottery Class: Evening pottery classes be held beginning Sept.  7, 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5 and 12. Basic through more advanced techniques will be featured by instructor Maria Coward. Maria has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from Indiana Univesty/Purdue University,where she concentrated in ceramics and printmaking. Come with project ideas, and let Maria help you realize them, or let her show you how to throw a bowl on a pottery wheel! Class fee includes 25 lbs. of clay. Additional clay may be purchased. Materials suggested: 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.

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) We are again offering our popular ArtReach after school art program! Starting on Tuesday, Sept. 13 for ages 7–11, and Thursday, September 8 for ages 12-16 will be offering this after-school art program for the duration of the school year. Students will receive a snack and then get down to creating! Parents can drop off their youngsters after school and pick them up at 5 p.m. Our program provides students with a much needed boost in visual art instruction, which has been proven to boost critical thinking and math skills.

Instructor Diane Bendele earned her bachelors degree in art education from Bowling Green State University and her Masters degree in education from Ohio State. As an art educator for 35 years, she has worked with students of all ages in the traditional classroom setting as well as the online classroom. She has organized student art exhibits, and served as judge for art shows. Diane has been commissioned to create interior and exterior murals. She has exhibited her work at Delphos Area Art Guild shows, American Gallery of Sylvania Ohio, BGSU, Delphos Postal Museum, and Art Space Lima. Diane works in acrylic and oil paints as well in fibers and concrete sculptures.

Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for non-members during the regular school year. Most supplies will be provided. All holidays and cancellations will follow Van Wert City School schedules.

An online registration is also available on our website. Spaces are limited and fill up quickly. Need-based scholarships are also available on a limited basis and go quickly. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

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: 08/24/16 at 12:59 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

The Brownie in Motion is a room-sized replica of one of the first point and shoot cameras. This forerunner of the phone camera will be on display through Sept. 15 at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

The Brownie in Motion is a room-sized replica of one of the first point and shoot cameras. This forerunner of the phone camera will be on display through Sept. 15 at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

We have a giant brownie camera sitting in our gallery. If you weren’t able to catch the opening for Badlands & Brownies, it will be on display until Sept. 16. This is an exhibit of two unlikely yet similar, young photographers from each end of the United States who refuse to let traditional techniques become extinct. This exhibit shows twists on traditional media of varying subjects.

Speaking of photography, our own Wassenberg Photography Exhibit is coming up soon! Prospectuses are going out as I type and entries will be due by Sept. 14. We can’t wait to see what you come up with a couple different categories we added. For more information please see our website and if you are an art center member, you will be receiving your call for entry in the mail soon.

Our final 4-Friday will be Friday, Aug. 19 and will feature Van Wert’s own Real Human Robot with some electronic tunes, dance demos, mini lessons and line dancing! The Van Wert Health Department, Van Wert County Hospital and the Wassenberg Art Center have been working together for over a year to bring Van Wert an alternative market and lunch option. Sponsors for this event include: Lee Kinstle, Statewide Ford, Taylor Auto, AgCredit, Van Wert County Hospital, Purmort Bros. Insurance and Greve Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge.

Art Classes:

Watercolor Techniques: is held on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. – noon. On-going. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

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

Daytime Drawing Class: A morning drawing class to be held on Fridays, held on Sept. 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.

Evening Pottery Class: Evening pottery classes be held beginning Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 5 and 12. Basic through more advanced techniques will be featured by instructor Maria Coward. Maria has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from Indiana Univesty/Purdue University,where she concentrated in ceramics and printmaking. Come with project ideas, and let Maria help you realize them, or let her show you how to throw a bowl on a pottery wheel! Class fee includes 25 lbs. of clay. Additional clay may be purchased. Materials suggested: 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.

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15): We are again offering our popular ArtReach after school art program! Starting on Tuesday, Sept. 13 for ages 7–11, and Thursday, Sept. 8 for ages 12-16 will be offering this after-school art program for the duration of the school year. Students will receive a snack and then get down to creating! Parents can drop off their youngsters after school and pick them up at 5 p.m. Our program provides students with a much needed boost in visual art instruction, which has been proven to boost critical thinking and math skills.

Instructor Diane Bendele earned her bachelors degree in art education from Bowling Green State University and her Masters degree in education from Ohio State. As an art educator for 35 years, she has worked with students of all ages in the traditional classroom setting as well as the online classroom. She has organized student art exhibits, and served as judge for art shows. Diane has been commissioned to create interior and exterior murals. She has exhibited her work at Delphos Area Art Guild shows, American Gallery of Sylvania Ohio, BGSU, Delphos Postal Museum, and Art Space Lima. Diane works in acrylic and oil paints as well in fibers and concrete sculptures.

Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for non-members during the regular school year. Most supplies will be provided. All holidays and cancellations will follow Van Wert City School schedules.

An online registration is also available on our website. Spaces are limited and fill up quickly. Need-based scholarships are also available on a limited basis and go quicklys. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

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.

 

 

The Brownie in Motion is a room-sized replica of one of the first point and shoot cameras. This forerunner of the phone camera will be on display through Sept. 15 at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

POSTED: 08/17/16 at 12:45 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

The Brownie in Motion is a room sized replica of one of the first point and shoot cameras. This forerunner of the phone camera will be demonstrated by Stephan Takacs, artist on Aug. 12 at the Wassenberg Art Center at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Photo submitted.)

The Brownie in Motion is a room sized replica of one of the first point and shoot cameras. This camera will be demonstrated by Stephan Takacs, artist, on Aug. 12 at the Wassenberg Art Center at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Photo submitted.)

Photography exhibit Badlands & Brownies opens Friday at 6 p.m.! Badlands & Brownies is an exhibit of two unlikely yet similar, young photographers from each end of the United States who refuse to let traditional techniques become extinct. These two photographers will exhibit their twists on traditional media of varying subjects. While driving on a trip out west with my grandson, we noticed a photographer with a 4 x 5 format film camera set up alongside the road in the Badlands. We pulled over and introduced ourselves. Fast forward two years later, national photographer Mark Lanning Jr. is exhibiting at the Wassenberg Art Center. Stephen Takacs’ work was discovered in the

Mark Lanning Jr’s photograph of an abandoned hotel, taken in the Badlands of South Dakota. Lanning’s work will be on display at the Wassenberg Art Center beginning Friday, Aug. 12. (Photo submitted.)

Mark Lanning Jr’s photograph of an abandoned hotel, taken in the Badlands of South Dakota. Lanning’s work will be on display at the Wassenberg Art Center beginning Friday, Aug. 12. (Photo submitted.)

OSU steam factory in the vast art studios at 400 Rich St., Columbus during a tour on arts revitalization. From two ends of the country come a flowing body of work we can’t wait to share with you. First we will host a demonstration of the walk-in Brownie-in-motion camera obscura, created by photographer and artist, Stephen Takacs of Columbus. Following Stephan’s presentation, Changing Elements Band will take the stage with their chill sounds. So sit back and join us, free entry, food and cash bar.

Are we having fun at 4-Fridays Farm & Art Market or what? This Friday we host the third installment of this lunchtime, healthy event. 4-Fridays happens on Aug. 12, and then again on Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Our foodie friends Gibson’s BBQ, ChopShop Kabobs, and Black Angus will be on-site to tame the lunchtime tum. Entertainment will include: Dan Dickerson & the Harp Condition, and hooping artist Mikila will be selling professional hoops and providing demonstrations. Also on Aug. 12, OSU instructor, Stephen Takacs will be have his walk-in model of a Brownie camera on-site and will later, at 6 p.m. give a detailed presentation at the beginning of the Badlands and Brownies opening reception. Aug. 19 will feature Van Wert’s own Real Human Robot with some electronic tunes dance demos, mini lessons and line dancing! The Van Wert Health Department, Van Wert County Hospital and the Wassenberg Art Center have been working together for over a year to bring Van Wert an alternative market and lunch option. Sponsors for this event include: Lee Kinstle, Statewide Ford, Taylor Auto, AgCredit, Van Wert County Hospital, and Greve Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge.

Watercolor Techniques is an ongoing Tuesday morning class for adults 18 and older, 10 a.m. to noon. Monthly fee is $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. Adults. Want to learn how to master one of our favorite mediums? Acrylic painting taught by Pat Rayman will commence on Fridays in August, 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 Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10 a.m. until noon for adults 18 and above. 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.

Evening Pottery Class: Evening pottery classes will resume beginning Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 5 and 12. Basic through more advanced techniques will be featured by instructor Maria Coward. Maria has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from Indiana Univesty/Purdue University,where she concentrated in ceramics and printmaking. Come with project ideas, and let Maria help you realize them, or let her show you how to throw a bowl on a pottery wheel! Class fee includes 25 lbs. of clay. Additional clay may be purchased. Materials suggested: 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.

ArtReach (ages 11–7 and 12–15) We are again offering our popular ArtReach after school art program! Starting on Tuesday, Sept. 6 for ages 11–7, and Thursday, Sept. 8 for ages 12-16 will be offering this after-school art program for the duration of the school year. Students will receive a snack and then get down to creating! Parents can drop off their youngsters after school and pick them up at 5 p.m. Our program provides students with a much needed boost in visual art instruction, which has been proven to boost critical thinking and math skills.

Instructor Diane Bendele earned her bachelors degree in art education from Bowling Green State University and her Masters degree in education from Ohio State. As an art educator for 35 years, she has worked with students of all ages in the traditional classroom setting as well as the online classroom. She has organized student art exhibits, and served as judge for art shows. Diane has been commissioned to create interior and exterior murals. She has exhibited her work at Delphos Area Art Guild shows, American Gallery of Sylvania Ohio, BGSU, Delphos Postal Museum, and Art Space Lima. Diane works in acrylic and oil paints as well in fibers and concrete sculptures.

Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for non-members during the regular school year. Most supplies will be provided. All holidays and cancellations will follow Van Wert City School schedules.

An online registration is also available on our website. Spaces are limited and fill up quickly. Need-based scholarships are also available on a limited basis. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

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: 08/10/16 at 1:44 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Members of the Lincolnview Cross Country Team stopped by for a photo op with giant veggies at the Wassenberg Art Center during 4-Fridays Farm Market.   (Photo submitted.)

Members of the Lincolnview Cross Country Team stopped by for a photo op with giant veggies at the Wassenberg Art Center during 4-Fridays Farm Market. (Photo submitted.)

4-Fridays Farm & Art Market is off to a great start! More food will be available this Friday as we host this lunchtime, healthy event. 4-Fridays will happen on Aug. 5, 12, and 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Van Wert Health Department, Van Wert County Hospital and the Wassenberg Art Center will bring you a market with live music, gourmet food vendors, art and entertainment. Each day will be filled with demonstrations, good eating and health information and one to two food vendors will be on-site to help make your lunchtime break a bit more fun. Art exhibits will open early with (as always) free admission. Sponsors for the event include: Lee Kinstle, Statewide Ford, Taylor Auto, Purmort Bros. Insurance, AgCredit, Van Wert County Hospital, and Greve Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge. Entertainment will include: Juxtapose – Classic Rock & blues, will pair up with Black Angus on the grills and maybe more food vendors on Aug. 5. Aug. 12 will bring Dan Dickerson & the Harp Condition, and hooping artist Mikila will be selling professional hoops and providing demonstrations. Also on Aug. 12, OSU instructor Stephan Takacs will be have his walk-in model of a Brownie camera on-site and later, at 6 p.m. will give a complete presentation during the Badlands and Brownies opening reception. Aug. 19 will feature Van Wert’s own Real Human Robot with some electronic tunes dance demos, mini lessons and yes, even line dancing.

Get in the Swing is still on display but only through Aug. 6. Get your bid in soon! Bidding will end at the close of the exhibit, so you don’t want to miss a chance to obtain a one-of-a-kind artisan swing you can install in your yard.

This huge working Brownie camera will be on display at the Wassenberg Art Center. See article for details.  (Photo submitted.)

This huge working Brownie camera will be on display at the Wassenberg Art Center. See article for details. (Photo submitted.)

Mark Lanning Jr. driving from Sacremento, Calif., delivered his prints this past weekend for our upcoming exhibit, Badlands & Brownies. This exhibit opens on Aug. 12 and a free, public opening reception is scheduled for 6 p.m. with a presentation by Stephan Takacs of Columbus, with his walk-in Brownie-in-motion camera obscura. Following Stephan’s presentation, Changing Elements Band will take the stage with their chill sounds. Badlands & Brownies is an exhibit of two unlikely yet similar, young photographers from each end of the United States who refuse to let traditional techniques become extinct. These two photographers will exhibit their twists on traditional media of varying subjects. For more information on these national level photographers, visit our website or contact the art center.

Art Classes:Classic Watercolor: An ongoing class for adults, held on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The monthly cost is $35 art center member price or $40 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Watercolor materials required. Online sign up available.

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

Acrylic Painting: Class for adults. 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 (foam plates or paper plates ARE FINE), kneaded eraser. Online sign up available.

Daytime Drawing Class: Class for adults. A morning drawing class to be held on Fridays, beginning on Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10 a.m. until noon. 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.

Evening Pottery Class: Ages 16 and up. Evening pottery classes Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5 and 12. Basic through more advanced techniques will be featured by instructor Maria Coward. Come with project ideas, and let Maria help you realize them, or let Maria show you how to throw a bowl on a pottery wheel! Class fee includes 25 lbs. of clay. Additional clay may be purchased. Materials suggested: 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.

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: 08/03/16 at 1:25 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Art-swings now on display at the Wassenberg Art Center can be purchased through silent auction through Aug. 6. “Duckzilla” was painted by William Mancuso of Ohio Northern University, Ada. (Photo submitted.)

Art-swings now on display at the Wassenberg Art Center can be purchased through silent auction through Aug. 6. “Duckzilla” was painted by William Mancuso of Ohio Northern University, Ada. (Photo submitted.)

Now that winners have been notified, we are happy to announce the following Duck Derpy winning ducks! First place ($1000) went to John Lianez of South Bend IN, second place ($400) to Kevin Taylor of Van Wert and third place ($100) to Michelle Gamble, also of Van Wert. Winner of the Lame Duck (dead last) went to Ben Laudick of Van Wert who won a bottle of wine provided by Collin’s Fine Foods. Our dedicated volunteer, Jayne Lianez of Van Wert sold the most ducks. A grand total of ducks sold for 2016 was 2170 quackers! We’d again like to thank our volunteers, attendees and sponsors for another fun and unusual event. We will see you next year!

Pan Man Dan steel drum musician of Fort Wayne, Ind., local Gibson BBQ and High Five Lunch of Indianapolis will be featured at the first 4-Friday Farm & Art Market on Friday, July 30 from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

Pan Man Dan steel drum musician of Fort Wayne, Ind., local Gibson BBQ and High Five Lunch of Indianapolis will be featured at the first 4-Friday Farm & Art Market on Friday, July 30 from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

4-Fridays Farm & Art Market starts this Friday! 4-Fridays returns again on Aug. 5, 12, and 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Van Wert Health Department, Van Wert County Hospital and the Wassenberg Art Center will bring you a lunchtime market with live music, gourmet food vendors, art and entertainment. Each day will be filled with demonstrations, good eating and health information and one to two food vendors will be on-site to help make your lunchtime break a bit more fun. Art exhibits will open early with (as always) free admission. Sponsors for the event include: Lee Kinstle, Statewide Ford, Taylor Auto, Purmort Bros. Insurance, AgCredit, Van Wert County Hospital, and Greve Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge. Entertainment will include: 7/26 Pan Man Dan, sounds of the Caribbean on steel drum and High Five Lunch Gourmet Food Truck, on 8/5 Juxtapose – Classic Rock & blues, will pair up with Gibson’s BBQ and maybe more. Aug. 12 will bring Dan Dickerson & the Harp Condition, and hooping artist Mikila will be selling professional hoops and providing demonstrations. Also on Aug. 12, OSU instructor Stephan Takacs will be have his walk-in model of a Brownie camera on-site and will later at 6 p.m. give a more detailed presentation at the beginning of the Black Hills and Brownies opening reception. Aug. 19 will feature Van Wert’s own Real Human Robot with some electronic tunes dance demos, mini lessons and yes, even line dancing!

Get in the Swing is still on display through Aug. 6. Bidding is still open to obtain a one-of-a-kind artisan swing you can install in your yard. A functional and fun work of art. If you haven’t had a chance to come in for a swing, do so soon. While you are here, support the art center and the artists by bidding!

Mark Lanning Jr. driving from Sacremento, Calif., delivered his prints this past weekend for our upcoming exhibit, Black Hills & Brownies. While here, he made rounds around the area and photographed our community as well. This exhibit opens on Aug. 12 and a free, public opening reception is scheduled for 6 p.m. with a presentation by Stephan Takacs of Columbus, with his walk-in Brownie in motion camera obscura. Following the presentation, Changing Elements Band will take the stage with their chill sounds. Black Hills & Brownies is an exhibit of two unlikely yet similar, young photographers from each end of the United States who refuse to let traditional techniques become extinct. These two photographers will exhibit their twists on traditional media of varying subjects. For more information on these national level photographers, visit our website or contact the art center.

Art Classes:Watercolor techniques will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. – noon. On-going Tuesday morning class. $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. (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: 07/27/16 at 1:37 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

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?