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Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

 

What's Up at Wassenberg?

By: Hope Wallace and Kay Sluterbeck

 

By Hope Wallace

Samples of the items available for crafting at the Wassenberg Art Center Thursday evening during their Elf Workshop. (Photo submitted.)

Samples of the items available for crafting at the Wassenberg Art Center Thursday evening during their Elf Workshop. (Photo submitted.)

The Second Annual Elf Workshop will be getting underway Thursday, December 8 from 6-9 p.m. Featured projects are a wide selection of Wine cork ornaments, owl pinecone ornaments, one-of-a-kind snowflakes earrings, and cork-slice pendants. Make one or make them all! Prices are $6 each project or $22 for all. Price includes your first glass of house wine and unlimited hot chocolate (additional wine at regular WAC prices). Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends. RSVP is suggested, pay upon arrival.

Pinecone owl ornaments will be one of the projects featured at the Wassenberg Art Center Thursday during the Elf Workshop. (Photo submitted.)

Pinecone owl ornaments will be one of the projects featured at the Wassenberg Art Center Thursday during the Elf Workshop. (Photo submitted.)

Have you checked out the current show and sale at the Wassenberg? The Artists’ Exhibit & Sale is a great way to support local and regional artists and an even better way to find a unique, lasting gift for those you love. This exhibit will be in place until December 18, and we are open until 9 p.m. every Thursday night for your shopping convenience.

Check out our new David Humphrey Miller paintings! The Brent Stevens family recently donated more original paintings and prints of sketches by David. We are excited to see this collection grow yet again. A huge thank you for this family’s generosity.

Call for entries–Enchanted! The Enchanted Exhibit will explore fantasy, faeries; and their gardens & houses, dragons, wizardry, elves and anything that means magical to you. This show is open to anyone 15 years old and up and is an all-media show accepting drawings, paintings, sculpture and photography. Art intake is scheduled for January 6-7, 2017. A $25 entry fee gets you the opportunity to display four (4) pieces of your artwork from January 14-29, 2017. We encourage you to list your work for sale, but it is not mandatory. Complete guidelines are available online, here at the art center or give us a call and we can send you a prospectus.

We have four barrels of coats, hats and other warm things collected for our Warm Up the Ridge campaign, thank you! We are still collecting clean, new and used items (in good condition, please!) such as hats, gloves, warm socks, coats, boots, and blankets, through December 20, for the Pine Ridge Reservation. The more items the better. The focus would be on adult sizes, but children’s clothing will be welcome as well. Simply drop off your items here at the Wassenberg Art Center during our regular hours and we will see they warm someone up.

Art Classes:

Classic Watercolor: 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, now with low-cost featured projects! Thursdays 6 – 9 p.m. Ongoing. Cash bar. Check out our website, Facebook page or give us a call. Each Thursday includes a low-cost feature project and the price includes one glass of house wine. Additional available at regular art center prices.

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Sign up whenever you want. We still have space available in our popular ArtReach after school art program! Ages 7-11 meet on Tuesdays and ages 12 and up meet on Thursdays. This after-school art program continues

for the duration of the school year. Students 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, math skills and many other academic and social benefits. Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for regular price 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. 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 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: 12/07/16 at 2:44 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

The Betty Woodruff family has donated a painting by Vera Wassenberg for the art center's collection.  (Photo submitted.)

The Betty Woodruff family has donated a painting by Vera Wassenberg for the art center’s collection. (Photo submitted.)

We have had some great donations of art recently! Come in and see for yourself. We have a new painting painted by Vera Wassenberg herself, which was donated by the Betty Woodruff family. We have many new David Humphreys Miller works from Brent Stevens (more on this later!) and a painting by Richard Rogers, which was donated by Judi Snook. Thank you to everyone for your generosity!

Have you checked out the current show at the Wassenberg? The Artists’ Exhibit & Sale is a great way to support local and regional artists and an even better way to find a unique, lasting gift for those you love. This exhibit will be in place until December 18, and we are open until 9 p.m. every Thursday night.

Call for entries–Enchanted! The Enchanted Exhibit will explore fantasy, faeries; and their gardens & houses, dragons, wizardry, elves and anything that means magical to you. This show is open to anyone 15 years old and up and is an all-media show accepting drawings, paintings, sculpture and photography. Art intake is scheduled for January 6–7, 2017. A $25 entry fee gets you the opportunity to display four (4) pieces of your artwork from January 14–29, 2017. Awards will be presented.  We encourage you to list your work for sale, but it is not mandatory. Complete guidelines are available online, here at the art center

Paintings and 3-D work are available for purchase at the art center's Members' Show and Sale, on display now.  (Photo submitted.)

Paintings and 3-D work are available for purchase at the art center’s Members’ Show and Sale, on display now. (Photo submitted.)

or give us a call and we can send you a prospectus.

The warm stuff is starting to trickle in, thank you! Warm Up the Ridge 2016! The residents of Pine Ridge Reservation, where most of the descendants of our Little Bighorn warriors reside, live in third-world living conditions where the winters are brutal. We’re having a drive for warm clothing (hats, coats, socks, boots, blankets, gloves); the need is greatest for adult sizes, but children’s clothing will certainly be accepted as well. Please drop items off at the art center by December 20.

There are still openings in the “Drawing basic anatomy” class on December 7, 14, 21, 28. Recommended ages: 15 and up. Instructor: Matt Temple. All skill levels. Costs are WAC members: $40 and regular price is $45. Materials required: #2 pencil, sketch pad, newsprint pad, various soft drawing pencils, kneaded eraser and magic rub eraser. Graphite and/orcharcoal optional.

ArtNight, held on Thursdays 6 – 9 p.m. now features ongoing inexpensive projects for those interested. Cash bar. On December 1, we will be making “stained” glass candle votives for $8. Price includes one glass of house wine. Additional available at regular art center prices.

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) still has space available. Ages 7-11 meet on Tuesdays and ages 12 and up meet on Thursdays. This after-school art program costs $40 a month for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for non-members and runs through the 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. 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 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: 11/30/16 at 2:45 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Some of the fine art pieces that will be displayed during the Member Artists' Show and Sale. If you're looking for unique Christmas presents, consider original artwork. (Photo submitted.)

Some of the fine art pieces that will be displayed during the Member Artists’ Show and Sale. If you’re looking for unique Christmas presents, consider original artwork. (Photo submitted.)

By Hope Wallace

The 27th Annual Wassenberg Member Artists’ Exhibit & Sale begins this weekend. This display will be open through December 18 so you can not only enjoy a great show, but also purchase unique gifts for friends, loved ones, co-workers and help support local artists during the holidays. Our gallery hours are: Tuesday – Sunday 1–5 p.m. Open until 9 p.m. on Thursday and closed Mondays.

Everyone is invited to the opening party this Saturday, November 19 from 6–9 p.m. Admission is free. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. We will have free appetizers and a cash bar. Entertainment will be provided by The Changing Elements Band.

Do you have warm clothing and blankets in good condition that you could donate our Warm Up the Ridge 2016 project? Your help will be appreciated. The residents of Pine Ridge Reservation, where most of the descendants of theLittle Bighorn warriors reside, live in third-world living conditions and winters are brutal; there have been limbs lost to frostbite and even fatalities. Fuel oil is hard to come by and expensive. With the standoff going on at the North Dakota Pipeline, they need our help more than ever.

Hats, gloves, warm socks, coats, boots, and blankets will be collected at the art center through December 20. The focus should be on adult sizes, although chlidren’s items are also needed. Last year we received an overwhelming outpouring of support. We thank everyone who participated, and who will participate this year.

Art Classes

Watercolor Techniques is held on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. – noon. This enjoyable class for adults continues throughout the year; new members are welcome anytime. A fee is charged monthly; contact the art center for information.   Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required – watercolor supplies.

New! ArtNight: Now providing a feature project every Thursday night for a small fee. Project includes one glass of house wine. Thursdays 6 – 9 p.m. This week we will be making pumpkins just in time for T-day! Easy-peasy, terra-cotta pumpkins to use in harvest décor, as part of a centerpiece or timeless enough to use throughout the year. $15 gets you a ceramic, pumpkin (roughly the size of a …mini pumpkin) and one glass of house wine (additional glasses at regular WAC prices). We will fire your pumpkin and you can pick up by November 22.

Ongoing! ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Sign up whenever convenient. We still have space available in our popular ArtReach after school art program! Ages 7-11 meet on Tuesdays and ages 12 and up meet on Thursdays. This after-school art program continues for the duration of the school year. Students 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, math skills and many other academic and social benefits.

Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for regular price 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. Need-based scholarships are also available on a limited basis and go quickly. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

NEW! Drawing Basic Anatomy: December 7, 14, 21, 28 from 6 – 8 p.m. Recommended ages: 15 and up. Instructor: Matt Temple. Matt holds a degree in computer animation and multimedia from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Defiance College. He has been a frequent instructor at the Wassenberg Art Center and also serves as the office manager there. Matt’s work has been selected consistently in many area exhibits and competitions and he has a strong command of rendering human anatomy. Persons with any skill level will feel at home in this class. The fee is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for non-members.

 

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: 11/16/16 at 2:43 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

 

The art center's annual Halloween party was full of fun, excitement and some very creative costumes. (Photo submitted.)

The art center’s annual Halloween party was full of fun, excitement and some very creative costumes. (Photo submitted.)

Many thanks to those who attended our annual Halloween party; we hope you had a great time. Our photographer, Dennis Yurich, took a lot of great pictures; they can be viewed on our Facebook Page. Costumes were out of this world with everyone thinking, planning and designing some great get-ups. Winners of the costume contest were 1st Place Ooogie Boogie man Brent Shumaker of Fort Wayne, Ind., and 2nd Place: Edward Scissorhands, also known as Kari Fife of Van Wert. 3rd Place went to “Titanic” Jayne Smith and Tony Wilkinson. Congrats everyone!

The 27th Annual Wassenberg Member Artists’ Exhibit & Sale, which spotlights the many fine artists who are members of the art center, is coming just in time for holiday shopping season! We encourage anyone, amateur or pro, to enter this exhibit. If you did not receive a call-for-entry in the mail, go to our website and download or stop in and pick one up. All work that conforms to the entry specifications will be accepted. All you have to do is join the Wassenberg Art Center (if you haven’t already). The judge is Jordan Kniepper from Piqua Area Arts Council. Art check-in is scheduled for November 11, 12, and 13 from 1–5 p.m.

The exhibit opening party will be held on November 19 from 6–9 p.m. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. Free refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Entertainment will be provided by The Changing Elements Band of Stryker, which plays music that is a combination of folk and funk music with tribal drum patterns.  The exhibit will be on display from November 20 to December 18, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Join us to Warm Up the Ridge 2016! The residents of Pine Ridge Reservation, where most of the descendants of the Little Bighorn warriors featured in our “Faces of the Little Bighorn” exhibit, need help to get through the winter; their living conditions are poor and fuel oil is expensive and hard to get. The Wassenberg Art Center will be collecting clean, new and used items in GOOD condition, such as hats, gloves, warm socks, coats, boots, and blankets (focus on adult sizes), through December 20 to send to Pine Ridge Reservation. With the stand-off at the North Dakota Pipeline, they need your help more than ever! Our friend Marian Whitemouse handles this for the reservation and our donations go right to where they are needed, quickly. Faces of Little Bighorn donor Brent Stevens personally drives out donated Warn Up the Ridge items.

Drop items off at the art center during our regular hours. Thank you very much; your support is sincerely appreciated.

Art classes and activities include the Tuesday morning Watercolor techniques group, ArtNight on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., ArtReach after-school art program for school children ages 7 through 15, and coming soon, Pottery with Brandon Knott.

For information on classes, exhibits, 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: 11/09/16 at 2:43 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

 By Hope Wallace

Many different types of art and handmade items will be on sale in time for the holiday season at the Wassenberg art center during the 27th Annual Member Artists’ Exhibit & Sale at the Wassenberg Art Center. This is a view of last year's exhibit.  (Photo submitted.)

Many different types of art and handmade items will be on sale in time for the holiday season at the Wassenberg art center during the 27th Annual Member Artists’ Exhibit & Sale at the Wassenberg Art Center. This is a view of last year’s exhibit.  (Photo submitted.)

The 27th Annual Wassenberg Member Artists’ Exhibit & Sale is coming just in time for holiday shopping season! Calls for entries have been sent out and we encourage anyone amateur or pro to enter this exhibit. All original work is accepted. To enter, join the Wassenberg Art Center (if you haven’t already) and get an entry form for full details. The judge who will determine awards is Jordan Kniepper from Piqua Area Arts Council. Art check-in is scheduled for Friday, November 11, 12, and 13 from 1–5 p.m. An entry form with complete details is available here at the art center and on our website. We hope to see you and your work for this fun annual tradition.

To celebrate all of the wonderful work we will be hosting an opening party on November 19 from 6–9 p.m. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. We will have free appetizers and open the bar and feature The Changing Elements Band. TCEB is an all-original group out of Stryker.  Frequently performing at Father John’s, restaurant & brewery in Bryan, the positive response inspired them to release music videos “Ekundayo” and “90 days in the Changing Elements Band”.

Warm Up the Ridge 2016! 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 are brutal. Fuel oil is hard to come by and expensive. An elderly woman lost her legs in 2015 and there are fatalities. With the stand-off at the North Dakota Pipeline, they need your help more than ever!

One of the things that makes it challenging are complicated logistics and connection with people on the Pine Ridge end to aid in distribution. Our friend, Marian Whitemouse handles this for the reservation and our donations go right to where they are needed, quickly. Faces of Little Bighorn donor, Brent Stevens, personally drives out donated Warn Up the Ridge items.

The Wassenberg Art Center will be collecting clean, new and 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. Last year we received an overwhelming outpouring of support and would like to see if we can surpass this year. Simply drop off your items here during our regular hours and we will see they warm someone up.

For more information on classes and exhibits 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, or email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org .

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 11/02/16 at 1:56 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Wassenberg Art Center members help support programs like ArtReach, a flexible after-school program for ages 7–16. (Photo submitted.)

Wassenberg Art Center members help support programs like ArtReach, a flexible after-school program for ages 7–16. (Photo submitted.)

What does it mean to be a member of the Wassenberg Art Center? First, what it doesn’t mean. It doesn’t mean we are a “club” that excludes others. Almost every event we host is open to the public and our members heroically help make that happen. Our founder, Charles Wassenerg, wanted to see art available to everyone, so we are keeping that promise. Could we do what we do without our members who help support our programming? Absolutely not. To you, Wassenberg Art Center, member, thank you.

What does it take to become a member of the Wassenberg Art Center? We have memberships beginning at only $25 per year! Besides our heartfelt gratitude, and a warm fuzzy feeling knowing you are supporting the growth of the arts, youth programming and fun times in our region? You get also discounts and pre-mailings on all our events, classes. Think about joining our ranks! Most importantly, thank you to 200-plus individuals and families who have stepped up in the last five years to double our membership numbers. Woot! You are truly awesome.

The 39th Annual Photography Exhibit ends this Sunday, October 23! Check out the wonderful work of photographers in our region. Enhance your home by supporting their hard work by purchasing local, original art for your enjoyment (hey…it won’t fade).

Our Halloween event Mausoleum Masquerade tickets are still available for general seating but selling quickly! Electro-swing d.j.Vourteque is returning and bringing performing friends. Joining him will be Pyroscope and a new act from Dayton convening to celebrate the un-dead. Judged costume contest, freakish food, cash bar, music, dancing, raffles, door prizes and all around bizarre good times. October 29, 7 p.m. – midnight (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) We’ll be waiting for you.

Artists and Photographers the next exhibit to prepare for will be the Wassenberg Artist Member Exhibit & Sale just in time for holiday shopping season! Call for entries are lined up and ready to head out the door. This is an all-out make-stuff type of sale and all work is accepted, all you have to do is join the Wassenberg Art Center (if you haven’t already). We have a juror determine awards. Art check-in is scheduled for Friday, November 11, 12, and 13 from 1–5 p.m. An entry form with complete details will be mailed to members shortly and will be available on our website soon as well. We hope to see you and your work for this fun annual tradition.

Art Classes:

Watercolor Techniques, an ongoing class, meets Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. – noon. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Bring basic watercolor materials. Online sign-up available.

ArtNight: Free. Thursdays 6 – 9 p.m. Ongoing. Cash bar. This week…maybe we’ll make some disembodied hands for our upcoming Mausoleum Masquerade. Halloween decoration making is in full swing. Join in on the party!

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Sign up whenever you want. We still have space available in our popular ArtReach after school art program! Ages 7-11 meet on Tuesdays and ages 12 and up meet on Thursdays. This after-school art program continues for the duration of the school year. Students 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, math skills and many other academic and social benefits. ArtReach 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. Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for regular price 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. Need-based scholarships are also available on a limited basis and go quickly. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

NEW! Drawing Basic Anatomy: November 9, 16, 21, 29 from 6 – 8 p.m. Recommended ages: 15 and up. Instructor: Matt Temple. Matt holds a degree in computer animation and multimedia from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Defiance College. He has been a frequent instructor at the Wassenberg Art Center and also serves as the office manager there. Matt’s work has been selected consistently in many area exhibits and competitions and he has a strong command of rendering human anatomy. Persons with any skill level will feel at home in this class. Costs are WAC members: $40 and regular price is $45.

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: 10/19/16 at 1:25 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

“Mystical” by Evan McGee is one of 155 photos in the 39th Annual Photography Exhibit currently on exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)  

“Mystical” by Evan McGee is one of 155 photos in the 39th Annual Photography Exhibit currently on exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

There is still time to check out the 39th Annual Photography Exhibit. Many of the photos are for sale.

Our Halloween event Mausoleum Masquerade tickets are still available for general seating! Get yours now! Electro-swing DJ Vourteque is returning and bringing performing friends. Joining him will be Pyroscope and a new act from Dayton convening to celebrate the un-dead. Judged costume contest, freakish food, cash bar, music, dancing, raffles, door prizes and all around bizarre good times. October 29, 7 p.m. – midnight (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) We’ll be waiting for you.

Artists and Photographers, the next exhibit to prepare for will be the Wassenberg Artist Member Exhibit & Sale just in time for holiday shopping season! Call for entries are lined up and ready to head out the door. This is an all-out make-stuff type of sale and all work is accepted, all you have to do is join the Wassenberg Art Center (if you haven’t already). We have a juror determine awards. Art check-in is scheduled for Friday, November 11, 12, and 13 from 1–5 p.m. An entry form with complete details will be mailed to members shortly and will be available on our website soon as well. We hope to see you and your work for this fun annual tradition.

Art Classes:

Watercolor Techniques is an ongoing class held on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. – noon. You can jump in anytime. Per month: $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. Halloween decoration will go into full throttle on September 29. Join in on the party!

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Sign up whenever you want. We still have space available in our popular ArtReach after school art program! Ages 7-11 meet on Tuesdays and ages 12 and up meet on Thursdays. Cost $40/month for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45/month for regular price during the regular school year. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

NEW! Drawing Basic Anatomy: November 9, 16, 21, 29 from 6 – 8 p.m. Recommended ages: 15 and up. Instructor: Matt Temple. Matt holds a degree in computer animation and multimedia from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Defiance College. He has been a frequent instructor at the Wassenberg Art Center and also serves as the office manager there. Matt’s work has been selected consistently in many area exhibits and competitions and he has a strong command of rendering human anatomy. Persons with any skill level will feel at home in this class. Cost: WAC members $40 and regular price is $45.

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: 10/12/16 at 1:29 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

John Klein of Auburn, Ind., won the Van Wert County Foundation Award for his photo “Round & Round”, to be displayed in the 39th Annual Photography Exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

John Klein of Auburn, Ind., won the Van Wert County Foundation Award for his photo “Round & Round”, to be displayed in the 39th Annual Photography Exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

We had a great turnout of area photographers, family, friends and the general public during the reception of the 39th Annual Photography Exhibit. The following photographers were recognized for their work.

1st Place Emotion: Emily Jay

1st Place Food: Chris Hattery

1st Place Still Life: Barbara Ward

1st Place Architecture: Dawn Berryman

1st Place Flora & Fauna: Kathryn Quinn

1st Place Photojournalism  & Editorial: John Stachera

1st Place Darkness: Jodi Knoch

1st place Landscape: Evan McGee

2nd Place Emotion: Denise McQuillan

2nd Place Architecture: Olivia Snyder

2nd Place Darkness: Denise McQuillan

2nd Place Flora & Fauna: Sheila Deal

2nd Place Food: Elgarda McGee

Best of Show -- Color went to Jodi Hattery, of Roanoke, Ind., and Best of Show -- Black & White was awarded to John Klein.  (Photo submitted.)

Best of Show — Black and White was awarded to John Klein and Best of Show — Color went to Jodi Hattery, of Roanoke, Ind. (Photo submitted.)

2nd Place Landscape: Randy Morrison

2nd Place Photojournalism & Editorial: Nataley Hattery

2nd Place Still Life: William Horvath

1st Place Youth Award / Black & White: Chris Hattery

2nd Place Youth Award / Black & White: Hunter Maunz

2nd Place Youth Award / Color: Cate Allemeier

1st Place Youth Award / Color:  Nataley Hattery

Katy Mounts Award / Black & White: Jodi Hattery

Katy Mounts Award /Color:  Kathryn Quinn

Edwin Temple Awards went to: Nataley Hattery and Skyler Friemoth.

Honorable Mentions were awarded to: Brenda Fishbaugh, Denise McQuillanAndrea Schlueter, Weston Thompson, Christine Wasson  Jodi Knoch. This exhibit will be on view until October 23.

Our much anticipated, Halloween event, Mausoleum Masquerade ticket sales are in full swing and they are going fast! Get your now! Electro-swing d.j.Vourteque is returning and bringing performing friends. Joining him will be Pyroscope and a new act from Dayton convening to celebrate the un-dead. Judged costume contest, freakish food, cash bar, music, dancing, raffles, door prizes and all around bizarre good times. October 29, 7 p.m. – midnight (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) We’ll be waiting for you.

Artists and Photographers the next exhibit to prepare for will be the Wassenberg Artist Member Exhibit & Sale just in time for holiday shopping season! This is an all out make stuff type of sale and all work is accepted, all you have to do is join the Wassenberg Art Center (if you haven’t already). We have a juror determine awards. Art check-in is scheduled for Friday, November 11, 12, and 13 from 1–5 p.m. An entry form with complete details will be mailed to members shortly and will be available on our website soon as well. We hope to see you and your work for this fun annual tradition.

Art Classes:

Watercolor Techniques, an ongoing class with a monthly fee, is held on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. – noon. $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. This week…maybe we’ll make some disembodied hands for our upcoming Mausoleum Masquerade. Halloween decoration will go into full throttle on September 29th. Join in on the party!

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Sign up whenever you want. We still have space available in our popular ArtReach after school art program! Ages 7-11 meet on Tuesdays and ages 12 and up meet on Thursdays. This after-school art program continues for the duration of the school year. Students 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, math skills and many other academic and social benefits. ArtReach 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. Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for regular price 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. Need-based scholarships are also available on a limited basis and go quickly. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

NEW! Drawing Basic Anatomy: November 9, 16, 21, 29 from 6 – 8 p.m. Recommended ages: 15 and up. Instructor: Matt Temple. Matt holds a degree in computer animation and multimedia from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Defiance College. He has been a frequent instructor at the Wassenberg Art Center and also serves as the office manager there. Matt’s work has been selected consistently in many area exhibits and competitions and he has a strong command of rendering human anatomy. Persons with any skill level will feel at home in this class. Costs are WAC members: $40 and regular price is $45.

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.

 

 

Best of Show — Color went to Jodi Hattery, of Roanoke, Ind., and Best of Show — Black & White was awarded to John Klein. (Photo submitted.)

POSTED: 10/05/16 at 1:17 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

A scene from last year’s Halloween Party at the art center. “Mausoleum Masquerade” is scheduled for October 29.  (Photo submitted.)

A scene from last year’s Halloween Party at the art center. “Mausoleum Masquerade” is scheduled for October 29.  (Photo submitted.)

Forty-four photographers have submitted over 400 entries in this year’s 39th Annual Photography Exhibit! Wowzers. Thank you so much to the participating regional photographers for sharing their creative impulses. We are super excited. Our juror, Mark Lanning Jr. from Sacremento, Calif., selected approximately 150 photos out of the 400-plus entries to be included in this exhibit. It will be a full house and the walls will be bursting with color. The opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on October 2 from 1–5 p.m. We’ll have free snacks, live music by Orlando Finelli on guitar and cash bar. For more information please see our website or give us a call. This exhibit will be on view until October 23.

It’s almost October…you know what that means, don’t you? Dr. Wassenstein is planning his ghoulish celebration. Watch your mailbox, watch social media and our website for more details on “Mausoleum Masquerade,” the 2016 Halloween extravaganza. Vourteque is returning and bringing friends; joining him will be Pyroscope and a new friend from Dayton convening to celebrate the undead. Judged costume contest, freakish food, cash bar, music dancing, raffles, door prizes and all around bizarre good times. October 29, 7 p.m.–midnight. We’ll be waiting for you. Tickets on sale September 29.

Artists and Photographers — the next exhibit to prepare for will be the Wassenberg Artist Member Exhibit & Sale, just in time for holiday shopping season! This is an all-out make-stuff type of sale and all work is accepted; all you have to do is join the Wassenberg Art Center (if you haven’t already). A judge will determine awards. Art check-in is scheduled for Friday, November 11, 12, and 13, from 1-5 p.m. An entry form with complete details will be mailed to members shortly and will be available on our website soon as well. We hope to see you and your work for this fun annual tradition.

Art Classes:

Watercolor Techniques for adults is held 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: Free. Thursdays 6-9 p.m. Ongoing. Cash bar. This week…maybe we’ll make some disembodied hands for our upcoming Mausoleum Masquerade. Halloween decoration will go into full throttle on September 29. Join in on the party!

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Sign up whenever you want. We still have space available in our popular ArtReach after school art program! Ages 7-11 meet on Tuesdays and ages 12 and up meet on Thursdays. This after-school art program continues for the duration of the school year. Students 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, math skills and many other academic and social benefits. ArtReach 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. Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for regular price 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. Need-based scholarships are also available on a limited basis and go quickly. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

NEW! Drawing Basic Anatomy: November 9, 16, 21, 29 from 6-8 p.m. Recommended ages: 15 and up. Instructor: Matt Temple. Matt holds a degree in computer animation and multimedia from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Defiance College. He has been a frequent instructor at the Wassenberg Art Center and also serves as the office manager there. Matt’s work has been selected consistently in many area exhibits and competitions and he has a strong command of rendering human anatomy. Persons with any skill level will feel at home in this class. Costs are WAC members: $40 and regular price is $45.

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: 09/28/16 at 1:08 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

The 39th Annual Photography Exhibit is off and running. Photographers will have received their results by today. We received over 400 entries by 42 photographers! That is an incredible turnout, so thank you for your participation. Youth, adults, professionals and amateurs were encouraged to submit their photographs. The opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on October 2 from 1–5 p.m. Photographers will be notified but will not receive their awards until after the award presentation. We’ll have free snacks, live music by Orlando Finelli on guitar and cash bar. For more information please see our website or give us a call. This exhibit will be on view until October 23.

Artists and Photographers the next exhibit to prepare for will be the Wassenberg Artist Member Exhibit & Sale just in time for holiday shopping season! This is an all out make stuff type of sale and all work is accepted, all you have to do is be an existing Wassenberg Art Center member or join at the time of submission. We have a juror determine awards. Art check-in is scheduled for Friday, November 11, 12, and 13 from 1–5 p.m. An entry form with complete details will be mailed to members shortly and will be available on our website soon as well. We hope to see you and your work for this fun annual tradition.

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. This week…maybe we’ll make some disembodied hands for our upcoming Mausoleum Masquerade. Halloween decoration will go into full throttle on September 29. Join in on the party!

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Sign up whenever you want. We still have space available in our popular ArtReach after school art program! Ages 7-11 meet on Tuesdays and ages 12 and up meet on Thursdays. This after-school art program continues for the duration of the school year. Students 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, math skills and many other academic and social benefits. ArtReach 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. Cost for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for regular price 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. Need-based scholarships are also available on a limited basis and go quickly. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.

Drawing Basic Anatomy: November 9, 16, 21, 29 from 6 – 8 p.m. Recommended ages: 15 and up. Instructor: Matt Temple. Matt holds a degree in computer animation and multimedia from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Defiance College. He has been a frequent instructor at the Wassenberg Art Center and also serves as the office manager there. Matt’s work has been selected consistently in many area exhibits and competitions and he has a strong command of rendering human anatomy. Persons with any skill level will feel at home in this class. Costs are WAC members: $40 and regular price is $45.

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: 09/21/16 at 1:02 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?