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Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017

 

What's Up at Wassenberg?

By: Hope Wallace and Kay Sluterbeck

 

 

 By Hope Wallace

Wassenberg Art Center staff Matthew Temple and Joe Balyeat participating in the Luminary Workshop hosted by Wonderfool Productions out of Ann Arbor, Mich. The Wassenberg will be hosting workshops in the near future to create luminaries for their Town Creek Glow opening on July 8.  (Photo submitted.)

Wassenberg Art Center staff Matthew Temple and Joe Balyeat participating in the Luminary Workshop hosted by Wonderfool Productions out of Ann Arbor, Mich. The Wassenberg will be hosting workshops in the near future to create luminaries for their Town Creek Glow opening on July 8.  (Photo submitted.)

Healing Hearts & Nature continues through April 2. This exhibit showcases the ancient art of mosaic in both traditional and not-so traditional techniques and all pieces are priced identically at $250 each. It is a great way to pick up some high quality art at a reasonable price. The artists of MAM are dedicated to the creation and promotion of the ancient art of mosaic. As artists they strive to express the artistic in the language of the 21st century. MAM members include professional artists, hobbyists, and patrons. Many of their members have achieved recognition in the art community from solo and international juried exhibits, publication in mosaic and other art books and magazines, and public and private commissions. Many MAM members participate in the group exhibits throughout the year at galleries, art centers and art spaces around Michigan along with solo exhibits. Members also engage in philanthropic mosaic projects and installations around Michigan.

Art Classes:

Watercolor techniques: Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m.-noon. This ongoing class has a monthly fee of $40 art center member price/$45 regular price, and you can drop in or out at the beginning of each month. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Watercolor materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. Featured projects and wind-down time. ArtNights occur every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open. 

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

3/23: Tisket-Tasket Basket: will feature a quick basket weaving project by award winning basket weaver, Jayne Smith. Just in time for Easter, make your own small basket to use as a gift of to keep for yourself. $12 for your basket and first glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices.

3/30: Do Your Own Thing: Same great company, this night will be a do your own thing kind of night. Bring in a project, work on something you’d like to explore further or finish something you have in the works. Free.

4/13: Glowing luminaries: In conjunction with Town Creek Live, plans for our interactive exhibit: Town Creek Glow is underway. Guests will be able to immerse themselves into a cool darkened gallery where the artwork glows! What makes this experience even more mystical/magical is if you help us make the luminaries and join in the exhibit! Don’t know how? Come to our workshop during ArtNight and we’ll get you started! $10 donation to offset costs includes your first house beverage. Additional cocktails available at regular WAC prices.

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Tuesday afternoon ArtReach is currently full. However, you can call in to be added to the waiting list as the fluid structure of ArtReach scheduling allows for new openings. We still have space available in our Thursday session. 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. Studies show that children who receive more instruction in the arts enjoy higher GPAs, higher SAT scores and a dramatically lower drop out rate. A good arts education can improve critical thinking and math skills. 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. 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. Supplies are 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 available. 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: 03/22/17 at 1:04 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

People of all ages attended the opening party of Healing Hearts & Nature at the Wassenberg Art Center and participated by creating mini-paintings on easels.  (Photo submitted.)

People of all ages attended the opening party of Healing Hearts & Nature at the Wassenberg Art Center and participated by creating mini-paintings on easels.  (Photo submitted.)

By Hope Wallace

The public, opening party to celebrating Healing Hearts & Nature was a big success. Thanks to all who came out! This exhibit showcases the ancient art of mosaic in both traditional and not-so traditional techniques. Visitors created their own mini-paintings, enjoyed free appetizers and live, acoustic music by Ezra Miller of Blakeslee. The theme represents the capacity of both hearts and nature to heal during difficult times. The artists of MAM are dedicated to the creation and promotion of the ancient art of mosaic. As artists they strive to express the artistic in the language of the 21st century.

Mosaic Artist Shonda Adams and son Edward of Ann Arbor, Michigan represented the Mosaic Artists of Michigan at the opening of the Healing Hearts & Nature exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. Shonda created an abstract iris mosaic using a mirror as a backing material.  (Photo submitted.)

Mosaic Artist Shonda Adams and son Edward of Ann Arbor, Michigan represented the Mosaic Artists of Michigan at the opening of the Healing Hearts & Nature exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. Shonda created an abstract iris mosaic using a mirror as a backing material.  (Photo submitted.)

MAM members include professional artists, hobbyists, and patrons. Many of their members have achieved recognition in the art community from solo and international juried exhibits, publication in mosaic and other art books and magazines, and public and private commissions. Many MAM members participate in the group exhibits throughout the year at galleries, art centers and art spaces around Michigan along with solo exhibits. Members also engage in philanthropic mosaic projects and installations around Michigan.

Art Classes:

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

ArtNight: Every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. Featured projects and wind-down time. ArtNights occur every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open.

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

3/16: Watercolor Technique: Learn a couple watercolor techniques that make your work pop! We have the supplies. We will talk briefly about different knds of watercolor and some nifty tricks. $8 will get you’re the materials you need work on learning some techniques and a small take home painting or card.

3/23: Tisket-Tasket Basket: will feature a quick basket weaving project by award winning basket weaver, Jayne Smith. Just in time for Easter, make your own small basket to use as a gift of to keep for yourself. $12 for your basket and first glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices.

3/30: Own Thing: Same great company, this night will be a do your own thing kind of night. Bring in a project, work on something you’d like to explore further or finish something you have in the works. Free.

4/6: Glowing luminaries: In conjunction with Town Creek Live, plans for our interactive exhibit: Town Creek Glow is underway. Guests will be able to immerse themselves into a cool darkened gallery where the artwork glows! What makes this experience even more mystical/magical is if you help us make the luminaries and join in the exhibit! Don’t know how? Come to our workshop during ArtNight and we’ll show you! $10 donation to offset costs includes your first house beverage. Additional cocktails available at regular WAC prices.

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Tuesday afternoon ArtReach is currently full. However, you can call in to be added to the waiting list as the fluid structure of ArtReach scheduling allows for new openings. 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. Supplies are 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 available. 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: 03/15/17 at 1:26 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Mosaic by R. Spears; part of the upcoming exhibit at the art center, opening on the 11th.  (Photo submitted.)

Mosaic by R. Spears; part of the upcoming exhibit at the art center, opening on the 11th.  (Photo submitted.)

Join us for a free, public opening party to celebrate Healing Hearts & Nature! This is an exhibit of mosaics by the Mosaic Artists of Michigan will be opening this Saturday, March 11 at 1 p.m. at the Wassenberg Art Center. Make a painting or your own mosaic, free appetizers and live, acoustic music by Ezra Miller will be provided. The Healing Hearts and Nature exhibit is a collection of contemporary mosaic art from the Mosaic Artists of Michigan (MAM). The theme represents the capacity of both hearts and nature to heal during difficult times. The artists of MAM are dedicated to the creation and promotion of the ancient art of mosaic. As artists they strive to express the artistic in the language of the 21st century.

The Mosaic Artists of Michigan began in 2003 with a small group of mosaic and tile artists.  Their vision became our commitment to share, educate, and promote the resurgence of fine art mosaics. The style of each member’s work is unique, as the art of mosaic presents a world of endless possibilities in color, texture, shape and expression.

You can make a mini painting with its own easel Saturday, 1–5 p.m. at the Wassenberg Art Center. Ezra Miller will be providing acoustic music during the free, public opening party.  (Photo submitted.)

You can make a mini painting with its own easel Saturday, 1–5 p.m. at the Wassenberg Art Center. Ezra Miller will be providing acoustic music during the free, public opening party. (Photo submitted.)

As an art organization, MAM embraces all achievements in the artist’s journey, from beginner to professional. Members include professional artists, hobbyists, and patrons. Many of our members have achieved recognition in the art community from solo and international juried exhibits, publication in mosaic and other art books and magazines, and public and private commissions. Many MAM members participate in the group exhibits throughout the year at galleries, art centers and art spaces around Michigan along with their own solo exhibits.  Members also engage in philanthropic mosaic projects and installations around Michigan.

Keep the creativity going after the party and head on out to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center for the musical and painting extravaganza ArtRageous! 

Art Classes:

Watercolor Techniques is an ongoing class for adults held Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. The monthly fee is $35 for art center members, $45 for non-members. Pat Rayman is the instructor. You may join at any time.

ArtNight: Every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. Featured projects and wind-down time. ArtNights occur every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open. 

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

3/9: Talisman Dream Catcher: Art is about self expression. This won’t be a generic dream catcher. Dream catchers were first made by Native Americans to catch good dreams in the wind. Here’s chance to make a dream catcher truly your own. Bring in mementos, broken jewelry, buttons, feathers, scraps of cloth, small photos… little things sitting around in trays. (If you are really neat and tidy, we will have items on hand as well) $10 will get you the remaining materials you need to make a personal dream catcher and a glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices.

3/16: Watercolor Technique: Learn a couple watercolor techniques that make your work pop! We have the supplies. We will talk briefly about different knds of watercolor and some nifty tricks. $8 will get you’re the materials you need work on learning some techniques and a small take home painting or card.

3/23: Tisket-Tasket Basket: will feature a quick basket weaving project by award winning basket weaver, Jayne Smith. Just in time for Easter, make your own small basket to use as a gift of to keep for yourself. $12 for your basket and first glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. Just want to hang out at ArtNight? That’s fine too, or bring your own project (both totally free), we are here to help!

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Tuesday afternoon ArtReach is currently full. However, you can call in to be added to the waiting list as the fluid structure of ArtReach scheduling allows for new openings. We still have space available in our Thursday session. 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. Studies show that children who receive more instruction in the arts enjoy higher GPAs, higher SAT scores and a dramatically lower drop out rate. A good arts education can improve critical thinking and math skills. 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. 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. Supplies are 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 available. 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.

 

 

 

You can make a mini painting with its own easel Saturday, 1–5 p.m. at the Wassenberg Art Center. Ezra Miller will be providing acoustic music during the free, public opening party.  (Photo submitted.)

POSTED: 03/08/17 at 2:10 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace 

The Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit will be on view through March 5. If you haven’t had a chance to visit yet, this prestigious exhibit features approximately forty lush, professional most of which are for sale. Exhibit sponsored by First Federal Saving and Loan, Van Wert.

We also have some new paintings on exhibit by David Humphreys Miller in our Faces of Little Bighorn collection. Brent Stevens, collection owner, recently purchased some new pieces and we will be getting two pieces on loan from Florida soon. Stay tuned for more great western art!

Art Classes:

Watercolor Techniques – Every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon. The monthly fee is $40 for art cener members/$45 for non-members. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. Featured projects and wind-down time. ArtNights occur every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open.

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

Sneak peek of Thursday, March 2 evening ArtNight project. Abstract spring flowers.  (Photo submitted.)

Sneak peek of Thursday, March 2 evening ArtNight project. Abstract spring flowers.  (Photo submitted.)

3/2: Vine & Palette:  Want to create your own look with the ease of a structured wine and paint event? Wassenberg wine and paint sessions are based off of original art from WAC artists and unlike other programs, we encourage you to step out of the box to make your painting unique. We still make it super easy and encourage your naturally occurring creative impulses to make your work unique. $15 for a canvas and all materials plus a glass of our house wine. Additional glass at regular WAC prices. You will go home with a true original. Give us a call to r.s.v.p. so we have enough supplies! We will be painting colorful-popping contemporary flowers!

3/9: Talisman Dream Catcher: Art is about self expression. This won’t be a generic dream catcher. Dream catchers were first made by Native Americans to catch good dreams in the wind. Here’s chance to make a dream catcher truly your own. Bring in mementos, broken jewelry, buttons, feathers, scraps of cloth, small photos… little things sitting around in trays. (If you are really neat and tidy, we will have items on hand as well) $10 will get you the remaining materials you need to make a personal dream catcher and a glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices.

3/16: Watercolor Technique: Learn a couple watercolor techniques that make your work pop! We have the supplies. We will talk briefly about different knds of watercolor and some nifty tricks. $8 will get you’re the materials you need work on learning some techniques and a small take home painting or card.

A small basket project will be featured for ArtNight, March 3/23 and will be taught by award-winning weaver Jayne Smith of Van Wert.  (Photo submitted.)

A small basket project will be featured for ArtNight, March 3/23 and will be taught by award-winning weaver Jayne Smith of Van Wert.  (Photo submitted.)

3/23: Tisket-Tasket Basket: will feature a quick basket weaving project by award winning basket weaver, Jayne Smith. Just in time for Easter, make your own small basket to use as a gift of to keep for yourself. $12 for your basket and first glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. Just want to hang out at ArtNight? That’s fine too, or bring your own project (both totally free), we are here to help!

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Tuesday afternoon ArtReach is currently full. However, you can call in to be added to the waiting list as the fluid structure of ArtReach scheduling allows for new openings. We still have space available in our Thursday session. 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. 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. Supplies are 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 available. 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.

10 a.m. – noon. On-going. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. Featured projects and wind-down time. ArtNights occur every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open.

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

3/2: Vine & Palette:  Want to create your own look with the ease of a structured wine and paint event? Wassenberg wine and paint sessions are based off of original art from WAC artists and unlike other programs, we encourage you to step out of the box to make your painting unique. We still make it super easy and encourage your naturally occurring creative impulses to make your work unique. $15 for a canvas and all materials plus a glass of our house wine. Additional glass at regular WAC prices. You will go home with a true original. Give us a call to r.s.v.p. so we have enough supplies! We will be painting colorful-popping contemporary flowers!

3/9: Talisman Dream Catcher: Art is about self expression. This won’t be a generic dream catcher. Dream catchers were first made by Native Americans to catch good dreams in the wind. Here’s chance to make a dream catcher truly your own. Bring in mementos, broken jewelry, buttons, feathers, scraps of cloth, small photos… little things sitting around in trays. (If you are really neat and tidy, we will have items on hand as well) $10 will get you the remaining materials you need to make a personal dream catcher and a glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices.

3/16: Watercolor Technique: Learn a couple watercolor techniques that make your work pop! We have the supplies. We will talk briefly about different knds of watercolor and some nifty tricks. $8 will get you’re the materials you need work on learning some techniques and a small take home painting or card.

3/23: Tisket-Tasket Basket: will feature a quick basket weaving project by award winning basket weaver, Jayne Smith. Just in time for Easter, make your own small basket to use as a gift of to keep for yourself. $12 for your basket and first glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. Just want to hang out at ArtNight? That’s fine too, or bring your own project (both totally free), we are here to help!

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: Tuesday afternoon ArtReach is currently full. However, you can call in to be added to the waiting list as the fluid structure of ArtReach scheduling allows for new openings. We still have space available in our Thursday session. 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. 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. Supplies are 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 available. 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. (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: 03/01/17 at 2:23 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

“Bad Science 5” (Detail), a watercolor by Carole Griffith, is one of the paintings now on display at the Wassenberg Art Center during the Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit. (Photo submitted.)

“Bad Science 5” (Detail), a watercolor by Carole Griffith, is one of the paintings now on display at the Wassenberg Art Center during the Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit. (Photo submitted.)

The Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit will be on display through March 5. This prestigious exhibit features approximately forty exceptional watercolor paintings. Many of them are for sale. The OWS exhibit is sponsored by First Federal Saving and Loan, Van Wert.

We also have new paintings by David Humphreys Miller in our Faces of Little Bighorn collection. Brent Stevens, collection owner, recently purchased some new pieces and we will be getting two pieces on loan from Florida soon.

Art Classes:

 Watercolor Techniques, an ongoing class held every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon, is open to adults for a monthly fee of $35 for art center members and $45 for non-members. Instructor: Pat Rayman.

Vanity Crash of Cleveland performed Saturday evening at the Wassenberg Art Center’s punk rock party, “Punk Valentines”. Band members are left to right Bill Gressock, Dennis Van Crash, Thomas Mulready, DeLee Cooper and Allison Yellets. (Photo by John Naegele.)

Vanity Crash of Cleveland performed Saturday evening at the Wassenberg Art Center’s punk rock party, “Punk Valentines”. Band members are left to right Bill Gressock, Dennis Van Crash, Thomas Mulready, DeLee Cooper and Allison Yellets. (Photo by John Naegele.)

ArtNight is a free open studio night held almost everyThursday, 6–9 p.m. You’re invited to bring your own project or do the “featured project” for the evening (for a small fee). Bring snacks if you wish. Beverages are available from the art center’s cash bar.

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

2/23: Ceramic Garden Stakes: Have you ever noticed that all the pre-made garden stakes out in the market never have the exact things you plant? Well here’s the chance to make your own. $6 will get you 3 stakes ($1 per stake after that) and a glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. Pictures soon.

3/2: Vine & Palette:  It still may be a bit early but we can think spring and put it on the canvas. Think warmer sun on your face and spring flowers. Wassenberg wine and paint sessions are based off of original art from WAC artists. Unlike other programs we encourage you to step out of the box to make your painting unique. We still make it easy but encourage your naturally occurring creative impulses to make your work unique. $15 for a canvas and all materials plus a glass of our house wine. Additional glass at regular WAC prices. You will go home with a true original.

3/9: Talisman Dream Catcher: Art is about self-expression. This won’t be a generic dream catcher. Dream catchers were first made by Native Americans to catch good dreams in the wind. Here’s chance to make a dream catcher truly your own. Bring in mementos, broken jewelry, buttons, feathers, scraps of cloth, small photos… little things sitting around in trays. (If you are really neat and tidy, we will have items on hand as well) $10 will get you the remaining materials you need to make a personal dream catcher and a glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices.

ArtReach (ages 7–11 and 12–15) Ongoing: spaces are available. Ages 7-11 meet on Tuesdays and ages 12 and up meet on Thursdays. 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. 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. Supplies are 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 available. 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: 02/22/17 at 2:33 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

“Seattle Blooms” (detail) a watercolor by Susan Lyden, is part of the Ohio Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit 2016, now on display at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

“Seattle Blooms” (detail) a watercolor by Susan Lyden, is part of the Ohio Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit 2016, now on display at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

By Hope Wallace

The Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit opened this past Saturday with a free, public afternoon party. This prestigious exhibit features approximately forty lush, professional paintings visiting us through March 5, 2017. Most of the works are for sale and provide the opportunity to add quality work to your collection, or as a perfect gift. Jimmy Solo of Edgerton, performed vocals and acoustic guitar and was later joined by another musician, John Reichle of Montpelier in a surprise visit. Exhibit brought to you by First Federal Saving and Loan, Van Wert.

Dennis Van Crash and Deelee Cooper of Vanity Crash will perform Saturday evening beginning at 8 p.m. at the Wassenberg Art Center’s punk rock party, Punk Valentines. Contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information. (Photo submitted.)

Dennis Van Crash and Deelee Cooper of Vanity Crash will perform Saturday evening beginning at 8 p.m. at the Wassenberg Art Center’s punk rock party, Punk Valentines. Contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information. (Photo submitted.)

Get your tickets now! Our Punk Rock party opens this Saturday at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30) This event will feature the glam/punk rock band, Vanity Crash from Cleveland. Vanity Crash is a popular group in the Cleveland/Akron region and is usually booked solid. They will also be bringing a little unique fun; Bowieoke, (karaoke) along with a talented veejay who will play vintage videos on a large screen. Ticket prices are available at: $25 Individual-WAC member price, $30 Individual-regular price, $40 Couple-WAC member price, $45 Couple-regular price. Ticket price includes everything except cash bar. We encourage you to research the glam, punk-rock era and dress accordingly.

Art Classes:

Watercolor techniques is an ongoing class with a monthly fee of $35 for members, $40 for non-members.  Every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. Featured projects and wind-down time. ArtNights occur every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open.  

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

2/16: Catnip Toys: There is nothing like a new, hopped up -hipped up cat toy for your favorite feline. Infused with organic catnip and in the colors and embellished however you like. (dog toys are perfectly fine too) $8 gets you the makings for a toy and one glass of house wine. Additional glasses at regular prices. 

2/23: Ceramic Garden Stakes: Have you ever noticed that all the pre-made garden stakes out in the market never have the exact things you plant? Well here’s the chance to make your own. $6 will get you 3 stakes ($1 per stake after that) and a glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. Pictures soon.

3/2: Vine & Palette:  It still may be a bit early but we can think spring and put it on the canvas. Think warmer sun on your face and spring flowers. Wassenberg wine and paint sessions are based off of original art from WAC artists. Unlike other programs we encourage you to step out of the box to make your painting unique. We still make it easy but encourage your naturally occurring creative impulses to make your work unique. $15 for a canvas and all materials plus a glass of our house wine. Additional glass at regular WAC prices. You will go home with a true original.

3/9: Talisman Dream Catcher: Art is about self expression. This won’t be a generic dream catcher. Dream catchers were first made by Native Americans to catch good dreams in the wind. Here’s chance to make a dream catcher truly your own. Bring in mementos, broken jewelry, buttons, feathers, scraps of cloth, small photos… little things sitting around in trays. (If you are really neat and tidy, we will have items on hand as well) $10 will get you the remaining materials you need to make a personal dream catcher and a glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC 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. 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. Studies show that children who receive more instruction in the arts enjoy higher GPAs, higher SAT scores and a dramatically lower drop out rate. A good arts education can improve critical thinking and math skills. 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. 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. Supplies are 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 available. 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: 02/15/17 at 1:48 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Works such as this watercolor by Fred Graff of the Ohio Watercolor Society will be on display at the Wassenberg Art Center beginning February 11-March 5. (Photo submitted.)

Works such as this watercolor by Fred Graff of the Ohio Watercolor Society will be on display at the Wassenberg Art Center beginning February 11-March 5. (Photo submitted.)

The Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit opens this Saturday with a free afternoon party. This tradition continues from some of the most colorful and accomplished watercolor artists in Ohio and the states surrounding. This prestigious exhibit features approximately forty lush, professional paintings visiting us for a short time. Most of these works are for sale and provide the opportunity to add quality work to your collection, or as a perfect gift.

Jimmy Solo will provide live acoustic guitar and vocals at the free public opening party of the Ohio Watercolor Exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center on February 11, 1–5 p.m. (Photo submitted.)

Jimmy Solo will provide live acoustic guitar and vocals at the free public opening party of the Ohio Watercolor Exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center on February 11, 1–5 p.m. (Photo submitted.)

There will be a public opening party on February 11 from 1–5 p.m. Admission is free. There will be free refreshments, and a cash bar. Entertainment will be provided by Jimmy Solo of Edgerton.

Get your tickets now and receive $10 off! Our next big event coming up is Punk! Valentines scheduled for February 18, 8p.m–midnight. Punk! Valentines will feature the glam/punk rock band, Vanity Crash from Cleveland. Vanity Crash is a popular in that area and usually booked solid group throughout the Cleveland and Akron area. They will also be bringing a little unique fun; Bowieoke, (karaoke with some Bowie-esque thrown in) along with a talented V.j. to host vintage videos on a large screen. Ticket prices are available at: $25 Individual; WAC member price, $30 Individual; regular price, $40 Couple; WAC member price, $45 Couple; regular price. Ticket price includes everything except cash bar. We encourage you to research the glam, punk-rock era and dress accordingly.

 Art Classes:

Watercolor Techniques: Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. – noon. On-going. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman.  Bring your watercolor equipment.   Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Every Thursday, 6–9 p.m. Featured project for 2/9: Psychedelic Wine Bottle lights. $15 gets you a wine bottle, a set of battery lights, all materials and will include your first glass of house wine or beer. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. ArtNights occur every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open.

Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:

2/16: Catnip Toys: There is nothing like a new cat toy to happy-up your favorite feline. Infused with organic catnip and in the colors and embellished however you like. (dog toys can be made too) $8 gets you the makings for a toy and one glass of house wine. Additional glasses at regular prices.

2/23: Ceramic Garden Stakes: Have you ever noticed that all the pre-made garden stakes out in the market never have the exact things you plant? Well here’s the chance to make your own. $6 will get you 3 stakes ($1per stake after that) and a glass of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. Pictures soon.

3/2: Vine & Palette:  It still may be a bit early but we can think spring and put it on the canvas. Think warmer sun on your face and spring flowers. Wassenberg wine and paint sessions are based off of original art from WAC artists. Unlike other programs we encourage you to step out of the box to make your painting unique. We still make it easy but encourage your naturally occurring creative impulses to make your work unique. $15 will provide you with a canvas and all materials plus a glass of our house wine. Additional glasses are available at regular WAC prices.

3/9: Talisman Dream Catcher: Art is about self-expression. This won’t be a generic dream catcher. Dream catchers were first made by Native Americans to catch good dreams in the wind. Here’s chance to make a dream catcher truly your own. Bring in mementos, broken jewelry, buttons, feathers, scraps of cloth, small photos… little things sitting around in trays. (we will have items on hand as well). $10 will get you the remaining materials you need to make a personal dream catcher and a glass of house wine. Additional glasses are available at regular WAC prices.

ArtReach: (ongoing) (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. 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. Studies show that children who receive more instruction in the arts enjoy higher GPAs, higher SAT scores and a dramatically lower drop out rate. A good arts education can improve critical thinking and math skills. 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. 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. Supplies are 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 available. 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: 02/08/17 at 2:32 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

You can make your own Psychedelic Wine Bottle light for a modest fee during next week’s ArtNight at the Wassenberg Art Center, or you can bring your own project to work on. ArtNight is a free open studio held on most Thursday evenings. The next ArtNight will be held Thursday, February 9 from 6–9 p.m. (Photo submitted.)

You can make your own Psychedelic Wine Bottle light for a modest fee during next week’s ArtNight at the Wassenberg Art Center, or you can bring your own project to work on. ArtNight is a free open studio held on most Thursday evenings. The next ArtNight will be held Thursday, February 9 from 6–9 p.m. (Photo submitted.)

We’re excited about our next exhibit, which features work by members of the Ohio Watercolor Society. If you enjoy beautiful paintings and/or watercolor, this is the show for you! It spotlights some of the most colorful and accomplished watercolor artists in Ohio and surrounding states, and features approximately 40 lush, professional paintings. We feel very privileged to bring this prestigious exhibit to Van Wert! Many of these works are for sale, so here’s another chance to add a fine art piece to your home or give one as a gift. There will be a free, public opening reception on February 11 from 1–5 p.m.   It will include free refreshments, a cash bar and live music by Jimmy Solo of Edgerton.

On Friday the Wassenberg Art Center will be the last stop in the Annual Chocolate Walk hosted by Main Street Van Wert. We will be pairing wines with gourmet chocolate! You’ll probably be hungry after all that walking, and the art center will offer the opportunity to purchase items so you can refuel.

Aubrey Gebert will perform at the Wassenberg Art Center this Friday evening during the Annual Chocolate Walk.   (Photo submitted.)

Aubrey Gebert will perform at the Wassenberg Art Center this Friday evening during the Annual Chocolate Walk.   (Photo submitted.)

There will be live entertainment in the form of vocals and acoustic guitar by Van Wert’s Aubrey Gebert.

The Paws & Palettes fundraiser is scheduled for February 4 at 6 p.m. It will benefit both pets and art – such a deal! If you haven’t signed up, we urge you to do so soon; the registrations are filling quickly. The proceeds benefit the Van Wert County Humane Society and the Wassenberg Art Center. You’ll have the opportunity to paint a glowing winter scene to hang on your wall. The cost is $35, which covers materials and the participant’s first glass of wine or beer. Additional glasses will be available at regular WAC prices. Artwork created by dedicated VWCHS volunteers will also be available for purchase. You may sign up online at www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/paws-and-palette-2017 or call 419.238.6837.

Our next big event is “Punk! Valentines” scheduled for February 18, 8p.m–midnight. “Punk! Valentines” will feature the punk/glam rock band, Vanity Crash of Cleveland. Their entertainment will include a bit of unique fun –“Bowieoke” (karaoke with some Bowie-esque thrown in) — along with a talented VJ to host videos on a large screen focusing on the Glam/Punk era. Ticket prices are $35 Individual; WAC member price, $40 Individual; regular price, $50 Couple; WAC member price, $55 Couple; regular price. Ticket price includes food and entries for door prizes. We encourage you to research the glam, punk-rock era and dress accordingly. Tickets on sale now, get yours soon!

Art Classes:

Watercolor techniques is an ongoing Tuesday morning class from 10 a.m. to noon. You can join anytime; the fee is $35 per month (art center members) or $40 per month (non-members). Instructor: Pat Rayman. You’ll need to bring your own watercolor supplies. Online sign-up is available.

ArtNight: Will not be held this week to accommodate the Chamber of Commerce Dinner. Our next project will be Psychedelic Wine Bottle lights on February 9. $15 gets you a wine bottle, a set of battery lights, all materials and will include your first glass of house wine or beer. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. ArtNight is held every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. If you don’t feel like bringing a project or doing the project we provide, you can just sit and chat. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends. A cash bar is available for those interested.

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. 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. The program fee, which is charged monthly, is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 for regular price during the regular school year. Supplies are 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 available. 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. in the old Armory building. The phone number is 419.238.6837, email is info@wassenbergartcenter.org and the website is wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 02/01/17 at 3:08 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Participants of all ages who attended the Enchanted! Opening party at the Wassenberg Art Center gathered around the makers table to create fairy doors. Diane Bendele, ArtReach afterschool art program instructor assists. (Photo submitted.)

Participants of all ages who attended the Enchanted! Opening party at the Wassenberg Art Center gathered around the makers table to create fairy doors. Diane Bendele, ArtReach afterschool art program instructor assists. (Photo submitted.)

This past Saturday everyone enjoyed the opening party to our Enchanted! Exhibit. Many adults, children, artists, art enthusiasts and musicians attended and spent the evening enjoying the enchanting art, art activities and music by Glen Wright of The Changing Elements Band, Stryker. Those artists who received awards were: Honorable mentions: Kay Sluterbeck, Tomi Jaycox, and Elizabeth Pate all of Van Wert and Anna Fisher, Wapokoneta. Third place went to Kay Vanmeter of Elida, second place to Judi Snook, Antwerp and first place was awarded to Pat Rayman of Ohio City. Congratulations to everyone!

We are happy to have the Paws & Palettes fundraiser trot around again on February 4 at 6 p.m. The proceeds benefit the Van Wert County Humane Society and the Wassenberg Art Center. We encourage you to sign up and to help out two awesome things, pets and art! We will be creating a glowing winter scene and everyone will go home with a piece of art worth hanging on your wall. Cost is $35 which covers materials an your first glass of wine or beer. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. Artwork created by the dedicated VWCHS volunteers will also be available for purchase. Please r.s.v.p before January 25. You may also sign up online: www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/paws-and-palette-2017

Participants of all ages who attended the Enchanted! Opening party at the Wassenberg Art Center gathered around the makers table to create fairy doors. Diane Bendele, ArtReach afterschool art program instructor assists. (Photo submitted.)

Dennis Van Crash of Vanity Crash performs at Musica, a popular club in Akron. Vanity Crash is booked to perform at the Wassenberg Art Center for Punk! Valentines on February 18. (Photo submitted.)

Our next big event coming up is Punk! Valentines scheduled for February 18, 8–12 p.m. Punk! Valentines will feature the punk/glam rock band, Vanity Crash from Clevenland. Vanity Crash is a popular in that area and usually booked solid group throughout the Clevenland and Akron. They will also be bringing a little unique fun; Bowieoke, (karaoke with some Bowie-esque thrown in). Ticket prices are available at: $35 Individual; WAC member price, $40 Individual; regular price, $50 Couple; WAC member price, $55 Couple; regular price. Ticket price includes food, and entering for door prizes. We encourage you to research the glam, punk-rock era and dress accordingly. Tickets on sale now, get yours soon!

Art Classes:

Classic Watercolor: will resume on Tuesday, January 10, 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: This week’s featured project is…perfect pebbles. This is not your painted rock you remember from childhood craft hour. Options run the gamut from cute critters, to contemporary home decor to garden accessories. $4 for your first rock and $1 for additional rocks which, include your first glass of house wine or beer. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. ArtNights occur every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open.

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. 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. Studies show that children who receive more instruction in the arts enjoy higher GPAs, higher SAT scores and a dramatically lower drop out rate. A good arts education can improve critical thinking and math skills. 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. 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. Supplies are 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 available. 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: 01/18/17 at 2:42 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

As a "teaser", here are details from a few of the 3-D Enchanted! entries.  The show also features wonderful paintings and drawings by area artists on the theme of what seems enchanted to them.  (Photo submitted.)

As a “teaser”, here are details from a few of the 3-D Enchanted! entries. The show also features wonderful paintings and drawings by area artists on the theme of what seems enchanted to them. (Photo submitted.)

This Saturday everyone is encouraged to join us for the opening party to our Enchanted! Exhibit. Artists who submitted their work have explored fantasy, faeries; and their gardens and houses, dragons, wizardry, elves and anything that might be considered magical. We have accepted drawings, paintings, sculpture, crafts and photography. Much of the work is for sale. Awards will be presented during the opening. Everyone is cordially invited to the Enchanted opening party scheduled for Saturday at 6 p.m. One of our favorite musicians, Glen Wright will be back with some friends to play some chill, tribal tunes. Free, themed appetizers, cash bar.

Art Classes:

Watercolor Techniques: will resume on Tuesday, January 10, from 10 a.m. – noon. Ongoing. $40 art center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: This week’s featured project is…hand-dyed, silk scarves! $20 for a scarf and all materials, plus a glass of our house wine (or beer). Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices. You will go home with an original, wearable work of art you created yourself. Sign ups encouraged as space is limited for this one. ArtNights occur every Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It’s free to hang out at ArtNight, but if you want to take part in the project, there is a small fee (check our website) which includes your first glass of house wine (additional wine at regular WAC prices). Feel free to bring snacks and invite your friends.

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. 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. Supplies are 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 available. 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.

 

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POSTED: 01/11/17 at 2:21 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?