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Thursday, May. 26, 2016

 

What's Up at Wassenberg?

By: Hope Wallace and Kay Sluterbeck

 

By Hope Wallace

Duck sales for Town Creek Live duck derby are now live at the Wassenberg Art Center and Main Street Van Wert. Prize for the winning duck begins at $1,000. (Photo submitted.)

Duck sales for Town Creek Live duck derby are now live at the Wassenberg Art Center and Main Street Van Wert. Prize for the winning duck begins at $1,000. (Photo submitted.)

Join us for our Winds of Change Exhibit closing party on May 27, 6–9 p.m. with Radoslav Lorkovic, international blues musician who will be performing on our baby grand. Admission is free, there will be munchies and cash bar. Shop the artwork based on the power of wind. We will also be hosting a presentation and question and answer sessions on Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m. hosted by Dan Litchfield of Iberdrola Renewables.

We have expanded our Summer Youth Art Program to 8 weeks for 2016! Eight weeks of great art projects designed specifically for ages 6-18 by our program coordinator Megan Thomas and instructor, Maria Coward. Classes meet Wednesday (ages 6-9 years) and Thursday (ages 10-18) mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. All materials supplied. Cost for a 4-week session is $30 members and $35 regular price. Interested parties may call the art center or sign up online at: http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/summer-art-program

Duck sales are now live for the second annual Town Creek Live (Formerly Eats on the Streets). Adopt your duck now for a chance to win $1000 and other

Ceramic Art Milk Carton fundraiser launched at Wassenberg Art Center to help fund youth programming. (Photo submitted.)

Ceramic Art Milk Carton fundraiser launched at Wassenberg Art Center to help fund youth programming. (Photo submitted.)

prizes! Mark your calendars for July 9, 3 p.m. – midnight. We will have 11 gourmet food trucks, more ducks and not one, but two bands this year! Fire-performers Pyroscope will be here and have been instructed to get crazy. Sam Dell of Bryan will be joining us earlier in the day inside the gallery for live entertainment and we are welcoming the pipes of Aubrey Gebert, one of Van Wert’s youngest up and coming musicians! Dan Smythe Band (6-piece) of Fort Wayne begins at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the Holbrook Brother’s Band of Montpelier. This is an outrageous combo Van Wert’s own Real Human Robot will return to keep things lively. Ducks will go on sale shortly and this year’s recipient of our donation will be The Recking Crew! Ducks will be $5 each or $25 for a 6-piece quack pack. Buy a quack-pack and get some free flair, a “My duck is faster than yours” button!

The selections have been made for our 60th Annual June Art Exhibit and will be announced shortly!  We have a great show and since we are turning 60 years old this year we are planning a great birthday party and in addition to great artwork will be featuring returning musicians T.O.E.S! (The One Eyed Show) Come jam, eat, dance and buy art with us on June 11, 6 p.m. Free entry, great food, cash bar.

Art Classes:
Watercolor techniques: Tuesday 10 a.m. – noon. Ongoing. $35 members/$40 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required.

Evening Pottery: Wednesday 6 – 8 p.m. Ongoing, six-week sessions. Instructor: Megan Thomas. $70 members/$75 regular. Some materials required, included 25# clay.

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

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: 05/25/16 at 12:57 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Duck sales will begin soon for Town Creek Live’s Second Annual Duck Derpy, scheduled for July 9 at Central Avenue and Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

Duck sales will begin soon for Town Creek Live’s Second Annual Duck Derpy, scheduled for July 9 at Central Avenue and Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

Our Winds of Change Exhibit is now on-view through May 27, time is “winding” down. Varied wind-themed artwork in ranging from painting, drawing, photography, and sculptural mediums deck the walls inside our gallery. Artists were encouraged to consider the effect of wind and wind-based clean energy in their lives and in the regional landscape. Please join us for a presentation and question and answer sessions on Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m. hosted by Dan Litchfield of Iberdrola Renewables. Following on the next evening a closing party and award presentation will be held on May 27, 6–9 p.m. Featured performer, international blues musician Radoslav Lorkovic, of Chicago, will be returning to provide live music on our baby grand and his accordion. All exhibits, receptions and the presentation are free of charge. Cash bar.

On Wednesdays, through June 15, from 6–8 p.m. we will be continuing our popular pottery and begin again on June 29 for another 6-week session. Instructor: Megan Thomas. Megan graduated from BGSU with a Bachelors

A young artist enjoys her rainmaker created during Summer Youth Art in 2015. (Photo submitted.)

A young artist enjoys her rainmaker created during Summer Youth Art in 2015. (Photo submitted.)

degree in ceramics. She is also serving as our new Event/Programming Coordinator in addition to art instructor. She has exhibited and sold work in Ohio, Louisiana, and at the prestigious pottery community Watershed in Maine. As a revolving class, students will learn pottery wheel and hand-building skills. Come with project ideas, and let Megan help you realize them, or let Megan show you how to throw a bowl on a pottery wheel! Enjoy tea in a handmade cup every class. Class fee includes 25 lbs. of clay. Additional clay may be purchased. Materials required: Pottery tool kit, 1 gallon bucket, spray bottle, clean-up sponge. An additional/optional materials list with more detail will be provided to you upon sign-up. $70 members/$75 regular. Conveniently sign up online below.

Classic Watercolor Class: Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon, ages 15–150. Instructor: Pat Rayman Students will learn some of the classic and time-tested watercolor techniques for a solid base and further their watercolor painting skills. This class is ongoing but we encourage you to jump in anytime. $35 members, $40 non-members. Materials required.

We will offer an Acrylic Painting class with Pat Rayman in the mornings in August and a drawing class in September also with Pat Rayman. Details to follow.

ArtNight: Every Thursday from 6–9 p.m. bring a friend, listen to some music, drink some wine. Make stuff!

An extended summer camp for youth ages 6–18 will begin June 7 and this year run through July 28! Summers should be filled with creativity. Instructors Megan Thomas and Maria Coward have developed a unique program for every level and age group. Scholarships available. Please call the art center for more information.

The details for the second annual Town Creek Live (Formerly Eats on the Streets) are really coming together! As soon as the adoption forms come in, duck sales will begin! Mark your calendars for July 9, 3 p.m. – midnight. We will have twice the trucks, more ducks and not one, but two bands this year! We have confirmed our favorite fire-performers, Pyroscope and they have been instructed to get crazy. Sam Dell of Bryan will be joining us earlier in the day inside the gallery for live entertainment and we are welcoming the pipes of Aubrey Gebert, one of Van Wert’s youngest upcoming vocal artists! Dan Smythe Band (6-piece) of Fort Wayne begins at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the Holbrook Brother’s Band of Montpelier. This is an outrageous combo Van Wert’s own Real Human Robot will return to keep things lively. Ducks will go on sale shortly and this year’s recipient of our donation will be The Recking Crew! Ducks will be $5 each or $25 for a quack pack. Buy a quack-pack and get a free “My duck is faster than yours” button!

For more information on exhibits and events 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: 05/19/16 at 2:05 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Come and see what the wind blew in! The Winds of Change Exhibit is on display through May 27 with paintings, drawings, photography, and sculpture representing the theme of wind and the effect it has on us.

The following artists received awards.

First Place — Pat Rayman of Ohio City.

Second Place — Lanna Pendleton Hall of Montpelier.

Third Place — Kay Sluterbeck of Van Wert.

Honorable Mention — Jeffrey Core of Bryan, Vincen Angellis of Celina, Elgarda McGee of Van Wert, and Judi Snook of Edgerton.

This acrylic painting by Pat Rayman of Ohio City received first place in the "Winds of Change" exhibit, now on display at the WAC.  (Photo submitted.)

This acrylic painting by Pat Rayman of Ohio City received first place in the “Winds of Change” exhibit, now on display at the WAC. (Photo submitted.)

Awards will be presented during the closing party on May 27 from 6-9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. A cash bar will be available. Blues musician Radoslav Lorkovic of Chicago will provide live music.

This Wednesday, May 11, 18, 25 and June 1, 8, 15, from 6–8 p.m. we will continue our popular pottery and clay class with instructor Megan Thomas. Contact the art center to register and get more information.

On May 26, at 6 p.m., Dan Litchfield of Iberdrola Renewables will host a presentation and Q & A session. This event is free and open to the public.

If you’d like to learn more about watercolor techniques, join instructor Pat Rayman and the ongoing Watercolor Techniques Class on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. Interested individuals may join the class at any time.There is a monthly fee of $35 for members or $40 for non-members. Pat is a popular instructor who believes there are no mistakes in art. Her teaching style is comfortable for beginners and experienced artists alike. Contact the art center to register.

Every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. we host “ArtNight” – a chance to work on current projects or try something new. It’s free and open to anyone. Bring a friend or come by yourself. Beginners, experienced artists – everyone is welcome!

On Friday, May 13 after Main Street Van Wert’s “Hidden Spaces” tour, the Wassenberg Art Center will host a free “Afterglow”. This will include a movie on downtown revitalization, snacks and a cash bar. It’s open to everyone; please join us.

The Wassenberg is planning to host an expanded summer camp for youth. We’ll let you know more as soon as possible, so please watch this column.

Town Creek Live (Formerly Eats on the Streets), a combined effort of Main Street Van Wert and the Wassenberg Art Center, is scheduled for July 9 from 3 p.m.-midnight. We will have twice the trucks, more ducks and two bands this year, including the Dan Smythe Band of Fort Wayne, Ind., and the Holbrook Brothers Band of Montpelier. Also, Sam Dell of Bryan will perform acoustic music inside the art center earlier and Van Wert’s own Real Human Robot will return to funk it up. Ducks for the Duck Race will go on sale in early May — this year’s recipient of our donation will be The Wrecking Crew.

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, or via email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 05/11/16 at 1:12 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

The High School Art Invitational is ready for viewing.  (Photo submitted.)

The High School Art Invitational is ready for viewing. (Photo submitted.)

The Annual High School Invitational opened at the Wassenberg Art Center with a reception. Braden Thatcher, Kaitlyn Wendel and Aubrey Gebert provided live music. Awards were distributed as follows:  First place; Brooke Ripley, Crestview High School, Second place; Kayleigh Klir, Fort Jennings, Third place; Jade Moles, Parkway High School. Honorable mentions were awarded to: Olivia Wieging, Nick Olson, Leslie Skelton, Morgan Boggs, Skyla Menke, Leslie Skelton, Taylor Andrews, Annalee Burnett, and Lindsey Core. The juror was Michael Bendele, artist/sculptor of Delphos.

Are you ready to join the conversation? We don’t care if you are yo pro, con or undecided about wind energy, we want to see your artistic statements. This is a call for entry for our Winds of Change Exhibit. The wind can be exhilarating. It can also be challenging. So can change. Wassenberg Art Center is challenging artists to contemplate the breezes that tickle our imaginations. We’ll be accepting wind-themed artwork in painting, drawing, photography, and sculptural mediums. Artists are encouraged to consider the effect of wind and wind-based clean energy in their lives and in the regional landscape. Do you make mobiles, kinetic sculptures, or wind-swept landscapes? This exhibit is for you. Please submit your work, entry form, and fee before the May 1 deadline. You may enter up to 4 pieces. All works meeting submission requirements will be judged for the following cash awards: First Place: $400, Second Place: $150, Third Place: $75. Please call the art center or visit our website for more information. Entry deadline is May 1, 5 p.m. The exhibit opens on May 7 and a closing reception is scheduled for Friday, May 27, 6–9 p.m. Featured performer, international blues musician Radoslav Lorkovic, of Chicago, will be returning to provide live music on our baby grand and his accordion.

ArtNight, kind of like an after work happy hour, with art! No entry costs and you don’t even to have to make anything. Just come and hang out.  ArtNight takes place on Thursday from 6–9 p.m. bring a friend, listen to some music, drink some wine and be a maker! Or, just watch, maybe the maker bug will catch on.

Watercolor Techniques (ongoing) Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon, ages 15–150. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Students will learn some of the classic and time-tested watercolor techniques for a solid base and further their watercolor painting skills. Wet on wet, dry brush and other tricks will be demonstrated and explored. This class is ongoing but we encourage you to jump in anytime. $35 members, $40 non-members. Materials required: Watercolors, watercolor paper (140 lb.), brushes, palette (we use foam/paper plates), drawing pencil, eraser, permanent black pen.

Because one call for entry is not enough! For 60 years the Wassenberg Art Center has hosted the Annual June Art Exhibit. Some of the first June Art Exhibits were hosted right here in our still new-to-us home, the former Van Wert Armory. While we embrace change, it’s good to come home to one of our favorite comforts, the Annual June Art Exhibit. Entries will be accepted Saturday & Sunday, May 13,14,15, from 1 – 5 p.m. Entry is open to all artists 18 and older. A non-refundable fee of $25 for Wassenberg Art Center members or $30 for non-members entitles the artist to submit up to three entries. Almost $2,000 in total cash prizes will be awarded. Please call the art center or visit our website for more information. This exhibit opens on June 11 with a reception, featuring the return of, by popular demand, of The One-eyed Show of Saint Mary’s! T.O.E.S. performed last year here behind the Wassenberg Art Center for Eats on the Streets.

It just keeps going. Main Street Van Wert and the Wassenberg Art Center’s combined baby; Town Creek Live (Formerly Eats on the Streets) will happen again this year! Mark your calendars for July 9, 3 p.m. – midnight. We will have twice the trucks, more ducks and not one, but two bands this year! We are happy to announce some of the line up for music as Dan Smythe Band (6-piece) of Fort Wayne followed by the Holbrook Brother’s Band of Montpelier. (don’t let the small town fool you, these guys rock!) We will have Sam Dell of Bryan performing acoustic inside earlier on in the day and Van Wert’s own Real Human Robot will return to funk it up. Ducks will go on sale early May and this year’s recipient of our donation will be The Wrecking Crew!

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: 04/20/16 at 1:56 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace
“Urban Couple” by Skyla Menke of Crestview High School is on display at the Wassenberg Art Center’s 2016 High School Invitational Exhibit. (Photo submitted.)

“Urban Couple” by Skyla Menke of Crestview High School is on display at the Wassenberg Art Center’s 2016 High School Invitational Exhibit. (Photo submitted.)

If you haven’t had a chance to support the 2016 Annual High School Invitational at the Wassenberg Art Center you don’t have very much time. We are back-to-back exhibits this year and some of them only land for a short time. Support our students’ creativity. Unexpressed creative energy is dangerous. Come see the work of those brave souls who dare.

Are you ready to join the conversation? We don’t care if you are you are pro, con or undecided about wind energy, we want to see your artistic statements about wind, with or without the turbines that dot our skyline. Our Winds of Change Exhibit deadline is rapidly approaching. The wind can be exhilarating. It can also be challenging. So can change. Wassenberg Art Center is challenging artists to contemplate the breezes that tickle our imaginations. We’ll be accepting wind-themed artwork in painting, drawing, photography, and sculptural mediums. Artists are encouraged to consider the effect of wind and wind-based clean energy in their lives and in the regional landscape. Do you make mobiles, kinetic sculptures, or wind-swept landscapes? This exhibit is for you. Please submit your work, entry form, and fee before the May 1 deadline. You may enter up to 4 pieces. All works meeting submission requirements will be judged for the following cash awards: First Place: $400, Second Place: $150, Third Place: $75. Please call the art center or visit our website for more information. Entry deadline is May 1, 5 p.m. The exhibit opens on May 7 and a closing reception is scheduled for Friday, May 27, 6–9 p.m. Featured performer, international blues musician Radoslav Lorkovic, of Chicago, will be returning to provide live music on our baby grand and his accordion.

“Candle Maker” by Taylor Andrews of Parkway High School.  (Photo submitted.)

“Candle Maker” by Taylor Andrews of Parkway High School. (Photo submitted.)

ArtNight, kind of like an after work happy hour, with art! No entry costs and you don’t even to have to make anything. Just come and hang out. ArtNight takes place on Thursday from 6–9 p.m. bring a friend, listen to some music, drink some wine and be a maker! Or, just watch, maybe the maker bug will catch on.

Watercolor Techniques (ongoing) Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon, ages 15–150. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Students will learn some of the classic and time-tested watercolor techniques for a solid base and further their watercolor painting skills. Wet on wet, dry brush and other tricks will be demonstrated and explored. This class is ongoing but we encourage you to jump in anytime. $35 members, $40 non-members. Materials required: Watercolors, watercolor paper (140 lb.), brushes, palette (we use foam/paper plates), drawing pencil, eraser, permanent black pen.

Because one call for entry is not enough! For 60 years the Wassenberg Art Center has hosted the Annual June Art Exhibit. Some of the first June Art Exhibits were hosted right here in our still new-to-us home, the former Van Wert Armory. While we embrace change, it’s good to come home to one of our favorite comforts, the Annual June Art Exhibit. Entries will be accepted Saturday & Sunday, May 13,14,15, from 1 – 5 p.m. Entry is open to all artists 18 and older. A non-refundable fee of $25 for Wassenberg Art Center members or $30 for non-members entitles the artist to submit up to three entries. Almost $2,000 in total cash prizes will be awarded. Please call the art center or visit our website for more information. This exhibit opens on June 11 with a reception, featuring the return of The One-eyed Show of Saint Mary’s!  T.O.E.S. performed last year here behind the Wassenberg Art Center for Eats on the Streets.

It just keeps going. Main Street Van Wert and the Wassenberg Art Center’s combined baby; Town Creek Live (Formerly Eats on the Streets) will happen again this year! Mark your calendars for July 9, 3 p.m. – midnight. We will have twice the trucks, more ducks and not one, but two bands this year! We are happy to announce some of the line up for music as Dan Smythe Band (6-piece) of Fort Wayne followed by the Holbrook Brother’s Band of Montpelier. (don’t let the small town fool you, these guys rock!) We will have Sam Dell of Bryan performing acoustic inside earlier on in the day and Van Wert’s own Real Human Robot will return to funk it up. Ducks will go on sale early May and this year’s recipient of our donation will be The Wrecking Crew!

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: 04/20/16 at 1:43 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

This Sunday! On April 17, we will once again open the Annual High School Invitational at 1 p.m. with an opening reception and award presentation. Students will be providing the live music and refreshments will be provided. Come support the local young artists. Exhibit kindly sponsored by Cooper Farms.

Do you have your work ready? Are you ready to join the conversation with your art either pro, con or neutral art about wind energy? Call for entry! Winds of Change Exhibit. The wind can be exhilarating. It can also be challenging. So can change. Wassenberg Art Center is challenging artists to contemplate the breezes that tickle our imaginations. We’ll be accepting wind-themed artwork in painting, drawing, photography, and sculptural mediums. Artists are encouraged to consider the effect of wind and wind-based clean energy in their lives and in the regional landscape. Do you make mobiles, kinetic sculptures, or wind-swept landscapes? This exhibit is for you.

Please submit your work, entry form, and fee before the May 1 deadline. You may enter up to four pieces. All works meeting submission requirements will be judged for the following cash awards: First Place: $400, Second Place: $150, Third Place: $75. Please call the art center or visit our website for more information. Entry deadline is May 1, 5 p.m. The exhibit opens on May 7 and a closing reception is scheduled for Friday, May 27, 6–9 p.m. Featured performer, international blues musician Radoslav Lorkovic, of Chicago, will be returning to provide live music on our baby grand and his accordion.

ArtNight, kind of like an after work happy hour, with art! No entry costs and you don’t even to have to make anything. Just come and hang out.  ArtNight takes place on Thursday from 6–9 p.m. bring a friend, listen to some music, drink some wine and be a maker! Or, just watch, maybe the maker bug will catch on.

Classic Watercolors (ongoing) Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon, ages 15–150. Instructor: Pat Rayman Students will learn some of the classic and time-tested watercolor techniques for a solid base and further their watercolor painting skills. Wet on wet, dry brush and other tricks will be demonstrated and explored. This class is ongoing but we encourage you to jump in anytime. $35 members, $40 non-members. Materials required: Watercolors, watercolor paper (140 lb.), brushes, palette (we use foam/paper plates), drawing pencil, eraser, permanent black pen.

Call for entry! For 60 years the Wassenberg Art Center has hosted the Annual June Art Exhibit. Some of the first June Art Exhibits were hosted right here in our still new-to-us home, the former Van Wert Armory. While we embrace change, it’s good to come home to one of our favorite comforts, the Annual June Art Exhibit. Entries will be accepted Saturday & Sunday, May 13,14,15, from 1 – 5 p.m. Entry is open to all artists 18 and older. A non-refundable fee of $25 for Wassenberg Art Center members or $30 for non-members entitles the artist to submit up to three entries. Almost $2000 in total cash prizes will be awarded. Please call the art center or visit our website for more information.

This exhibit opens on June 11 with a reception featuring the return of The One-eyed Show of Saint Mary’s! T.O.E.S. performed last year here behind the Wassenberg Art Center for Eats on the Streets.

It just keeps going. Main Street Van Wert and the Wassenberg Art Center’s combined baby; Town Creek Live (Formerly Eats on the Streets) will happen again this year! Mark your calendars for July 9, 3 p.m. – midnight. We will have twice the trucks, more ducks and not one, but two bands this year! Ducks will go on sale early May and we will be announcing the recipient of a portion of the proceeds very soon!

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: 04/13/16 at 1:21 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Sunday at is the last day to catch our Paws de résistance exhibit. After that, these intimate and charming representations of our critter friends will be gone …furever.

Do you have your work ready? Are you ready to join the conversation with your art; either pro, con or neutral art about wind energy? Call for entry! Winds of Change Exhibit. The wind can be exhilarating. It can also be challenging. So can change. Wassenberg Art Center is challenging artists to contemplate the breezes that tickle our imaginations. We’ll be accepting wind-themed artwork in painting, drawing, photography, and sculptural mediums. Artists are encouraged to consider the effect of wind and wind-based clean energy in their lives and in the regional landscape. Do you make mobiles, kinetic sculptures, or wind-swept landscapes? This exhibit is for you. Please submit your work, entry form, and fee before the May 1 deadline. You may enter up to 4 pieces. All works meeting submission requirements will be judged for the following cash awards: First Place: $400, Second Place: $150, Third Place: $75. Please call the art center or visit our website for more information. Entry deadline is May 1, 5 p.m. While thise exhibit opens on May 7 a closing reception is scheduled for Friday, May 27, 6–9 p.m. Featured performer, international blues musician Radoslav Lorkovic, of Chicago, will be returning to provide live music on our baby grand and his accordion.

ArtNight, Free! Thursday from 6–9 p.m. bring a friend, listen to some music, drink some wine and be a maker! We might even have a few projects you can work on if you have creator’s block!

Watercolor Techniques (ongoing) Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon, ages 15–150. Instructor: Pat Rayman Students will learn some of the classic and time-tested watercolor techniques for a solid base and further their watercolor painting skills. Wet on wet, dry brush and other tricks will be demonstrated and explored. This class is ongoing but we encourage you to jump in anytime. $35 members, $40 non-members. Materials required: Watercolors, watercolor paper (140 lb.), brushes, palette (we use foam/paper plates), drawing pencil, eraser, and permanent black pen.

On April 17, we will once again open the Annual High School Invitational at 1 p.m. with an opening reception and award presentation. Students will be providing the live music and refreshments will be provided. If your young artist is within a 30-mile radius of Van Wert, please see your high school art instructor for details. Students do NOT currently need to be enrolled in a high school art class.

Call for entry! For 60 years the Wassenberg Art Center has hosted the Annual June Art Exhibit. Some of the first June Art Exhibits were hosted right here in our still new-to-us home, the former Van Wert Armory. While we embrace change, it’s good to come home to one of our favorite comforts, the Annual June Art Exhibit. Entries will be accepted Saturday & Sunday, May 13,14,15, from 1 – 5 p.m. Entry is open to all artists 18 and older. A non-refundable fee of $25 for Wassenberg Art Center members or $30 for non-members entitles the artist to submit up to three entries. Almost $2000 in total cash prizes will be awarded. Please call the art center or visit our website for more information. 
This exhibit opens on June 11 with a reception, featuring the return of, by popular demand, of The One-eyed Show of Saint Mary’s! T.O.E.S. performed last year here behind the Wassenberg Art Center for Eats on the Streets.

The Holbrook Bros. Band of Montpelier will be one of the bands featured in Town Creek Live on July 9.  (Photo submitted.)

The Holbrook Bros. Band of Montpelier will be one of the bands featured in Town Creek Live on July 9. (Photo submitted.)

It just keeps going. Main Street Van Wert and the Wassenberg Art Center’s combined baby; Town Creek Live (Formerly Eats on the Streets) will happen again this year! Mark your calendars for July 9, 3 p.m. – midnight. We will have twice the trucks, more ducks and not one, but two bands this year! Ducks go on sale earlier this year and we will be announcing the recipient of a portion of the proceeds very soon!

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: 04/06/16 at 1:53 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

ArtNight is a free gathering held every Thursday night at the Wassenberg Art Center. Artists are encouraged to bring work or start a project at the center. Last week the gallery was lit up hoop artists, music and art. (Photo submitted.)

ArtNight is a free gathering held every Thursday night at the Wassenberg Art Center. Artists are encouraged to bring work or start a project at the center. Last week the gallery was lit up hoop artists, music and art. (Photo submitted.)

By Hope Wallace

ArtNight, Free! Thursday from 6–9 p.m. bring a friend, listen to some music, drink some wine and be a maker! Do you have a project you would like to finish? Want to learn more about drawing? We might even have a few projects to suggest if you have creator’s block! Our classroom is open, we have an instructor on-hand and we also open the cash bar. Some projects provided by the Wassenberg Art Center may assess a small fee to cover materials.

There is still time to join in! Tonight! Evening Pottery Class with Megan: Wednesday March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6–8 p.m. Instructor: Megan Thomas. Megan has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University where she concentrated in both 2D and 3D studies, graduating with a degree in ceramics. She is also serving as our new Event and Programming Coordinator and art instructor and has exhibited and sold work in Ohio, Louisiana, and Maine. Cost of the class is $70 members/$75 regular. Includes basic materials and new stock glazes. Some materials required. This is a 6-week session.

Watercolor Techniques (ongoing) Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon, ages 15–150. Instructor: Pat Rayman Students will learn some of the classic and time-tested watercolor techniques for a solid base and further their watercolor painting skills. Wet on wet, dry brush and other tricks will be demonstrated and explored. This class is ongoing but we encourage you to jump in anytime. $35 members, $40 non-members. Materials required: Watercolors, watercolor paper (140 lb.), brushes, palette (we use foam/paper plates), drawing pencil, eraser, permanent black pen.

Acrylic Painting Class Fridays April 8, 15, 22, 29, 10 a.m. Instructor: Pat Rayman. $35 members, $40 regular. Do you want to learn how to master one of our favorite mediums? Acrylic painting taught by Pat Rayman will commence on Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m.  Cost of the class will be $35 members/$40 non-members. Materials required: 8″x10″ canvas paper pad, canvas boards, stretched canvas or artist panel boards (one per class) at least (5) tubes acrylic paint, white, black, red, blue and yellow, a drawing pencil, palette (we use foam or paper plates), kneaded eraser.

Exhibits and Calls for entry: Don’t forget, Paws de résistance, which opened on March 12 and will be on view until April 10. Check it out before they gallop away.

Call for entry! Winds of Change Exhibit. The wind can be exhilarating. It can also be challenging. So can change. Wassenberg Art Center is challenging artists to contemplate the breezes that tickle our imaginations. We’ll be accepting wind-themed artwork in painting, drawing, photography, and sculptural mediums. Artists are encouraged to consider the effect of wind and wind-based clean energy in their lives and in the regional landscape. Do you make mobiles, kinetic sculptures, or wind-swept landscapes? This exhibit is for you. Please submit your work, entry form, and fee before the May 1 deadline. You may enter up to 4 pieces. All works meeting submission requirements will be judged for the following cash awards: First Place: $400, Second Place: $150, Third Place: $75. Please call the art center or visit our website for more information. Entry deadline is May 1, 5 p.m. The exhibit opens on May 7 and a closing reception is scheduled for Friday, May 27, 6–9 p.m. Featured performer, international blues musician Radoslav Lorkovic, of Chicago, will be returning to provide live music on our baby grand and his accordion.

On April 17, we will open the Annual High School Invitational at 1 p.m. with an opening reception and award presentation. Students will be providing the live music and refreshments will be provided. If your young artist is within a 30-mile radius of Van Wert, please see your high school art instructor for details. Students do NOT currently need to be enrolled in a high school art class.

Call for entry! For 60 years the Wassenberg Art Center has hosted the Annual June Art Exhibit. Some of the first June Art Exhibits were hosted right here in our still new-to-us home, the former Van Wert Armory. While we embrace change, it’s good to come home to one of our favorite comforts, the Annual June Art Exhibit. Entries will be accepted Saturday & Sunday, May 13,14,15, from 1 – 5 p.m. Entry is open to all artists 18 and older. A non-refundable fee of $25 for Wassenberg Art Center members or $30 for non-members entitles the artist to submit up to three entries. Almost $2000 in total cash prizes will be awarded. Please call the art center or visit our website for more information.

This exhibit opens on June 11 with a reception, featuring the return of, by popular demand, of The One-eyed Show of Saint Mary’s! T.O.E.S. performed last year here behind the Wassenberg Art Center for Eats on the Streets.

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: 03/30/16 at 2:04 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Photo caption: “Vanity Crash,” a rock band based in Cleveland, will be performing at the Wassenberg Art Center later this year. (Photo submitted.)

“Vanity Crash,” a rock band based in Cleveland, will be performing at the Wassenberg Art Center later this year. (Photo submitted.)

By Hope Wallace

There is nothing like a road trip to put the spark back into inspiration. I often travel to places to see how others are promoting the arts in their communities and I’m always on the lookout for new bands to bring in who help celebrate the visual arts by performing at our receptions. This weekend, I spent in Cleveland and Akron checking out a band called Vanity Crash who were not only showcasing some of their own songs but also providing a tribute to the late David Bowie. The evening started with a presentation on Bowie and illustrated how instrumental he was not only to the music industry but to film, visual arts and literary arts. This performance took place at “Musica” located in Akron. Musica is a venue known for popular music acts and up and coming musicians.  The next day brought us the fairly recently renovated Cleveland Museum of Art. If you haven’t been to visit, it’s a great destination. The renovation included extra exhibit space, a café-style gourmet restaurant located in a lofty mezzanine, which provides a hushed and relaxed feeling of being outdoors. People linger everywhere, not in a hurry to leave its peaceful space. Like many museums and art centers across the country, weekends see all kinds of interactive happenings including themed parties, regular musical performers and rental events.

STARTING TOMORROW! Evening Pottery Class with Megan: Wednesday March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6–8 p.m. Instructor: Megan Thomas. Megan has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University where she concentrated in both 2D and 3D studies, graduating with a degree in ceramics. She is also serving as our new Event and Programming Coordinator and art instructor and has exhibited and sold work in Ohio, Louisiana, and Maine. Cost of the class is $70 members/$75 regular. Includes basic materials and new stock glazes. Some materials required. This is a 6-week session.

STARTING THURSDAY! Evening Drawing Class with Megan: Thursdays March 24, 31, March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28 6–8 p.m. This six-week course is for anyone who would like to dabble but have had trouble putting pencil to paper. There are NO mistakes so give it a try. You will be surprised at the results. Materials required: drawing pencils, kneaded eraser, drawing pad, ink pen and colored pencils.
$50 members/$55 regular. This is a six-week course.

ArtNight, Free! Thursday from 6–9 p.m. bring a friend, listen to some music, drink some wine and be a maker! We might even have a few projects you can work on if you have creator’s block!

Watercolor techniques (ongoing) Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon.  Adults ages 18 and up. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Students will learn some of the classic and time-tested watercolor techniques for a solid base and further their watercolor painting skills. Wet on wet, dry brush and other tricks will be demonstrated and explored. This class is ongoing but we encourage you to jump in anytime. $35 members, $40 non-members. Materials required: Watercolors, watercolor paper (140 lb.), brushes, palette (we use foam/paper plates), drawing pencil, eraser, permanent black pen.

Acrylic Painting Class Fridays April 8, 15, 22, 29, 10 a.m.-noon.  Adults ages 18 and up.  $35 members, $40 regular. Instructor:  Pat Rayman. Cost of the class will be $35 members/$40 non-members. Materials required: 8″x10″ canvas paper pad, canvas boards, stretched canvas or artist panel boards (one per class) at least (5) tubes acrylic paint, white, black, red, blue and yellow, a drawing pencil, palette (we use foam or paper plates), kneaded eraser.

Exhibits and Calls for entry:

“Paws de résistance” opened on March 12 and will be on view until April 10. Check it out before they trot away.

Call for entry! “Winds of Change” exhibit. The wind can be exhilarating. It can also be challenging. So can change. Wassenberg Art Center is challenging artists to contemplate the breezes that tickle our imaginations. We’ll be accepting wind-themed artwork in painting, drawing, photography, and sculptural mediums. Artists are encouraged to consider the effect of wind and wind-based clean energy in their lives and in the regional landscape. Do you make mobiles, kinetic sculptures, or wind-swept landscapes? This exhibit is for you. Please submit your work, entry form, and fee before the May 1 deadline. You may enter up to 4 pieces. All works meeting submission requirements will be judged for the following cash awards: First Place: $400, Second Place: $150, Third Place: $75. Please call the art center or visit our website for more information. Entry deadline is May 1, 5 p.m. The exhibit opens on May 7 and a closing reception is scheduled for Friday, May 27, 6–9 p.m. Featured performer, international blues musician Radoslav Lorkovic, of Chicago, will be returning to provide live music on our baby grand and his accordion.

On April 17, we will open the Annual High School Invitational at 1 p.m. with an opening reception and award presentation. Students will be providing the live music and refreshments will be provided. If your young artist is within a 30-mile radius of Van Wert, please see your high school art instructor for details. Students do NOT currently need to be enrolled in a high school art class.

Call for entry! For 60 years the Wassenberg Art Center has hosted the Annual June Art Exhibit. Some of the first June Art Exhibits were hosted right here in our still new-to-us home, the former Van Wert Armory. While we embrace change, it’s good to come home to one of our favorite comforts, the Annual June Art Exhibit. Entries will be accepted Saturday & Sunday, May 13,14,15, from 1 – 5 p.m. Entry is open to all artists 18 and older. A non-refundable fee of $25 for Wassenberg Art Center members or $30 for non-members entitles the artist to submit up to three entries. Almost $2000 in total cash prizes will be awarded. Please call the art center or visit our website for more information. 
This exhibit opens on June 11 with a reception, featuring the return of The One-eyed Show of Saint Mary’s, which performed last year  behind the Wassenberg Art Center for Eats on the Streets.

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: 03/23/16 at 1:20 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Collene Hitchcock of Antwerp won first place with a series of graphite drawings.  (Photo submitted.)

Collene Hitchcock of Antwerp won first place with a series of graphite drawings. (Photo submitted.)

“Paws de résistance” opened on March 12 with a reception to which dogs were invited. This art exhibit features one of our favorite things in the world, pets. Awards were presented to Collene Hitchcock, Antwerp; – First place. Pat Rayman, Ohio City – Second place. Val Sluterbeck, Van Wert – Third place. Honorable Mentions were awarded to: Kay Sluterbeck, Pat Rayman, and Katie McGrath. An adoption table for the Van Wert County Humane Society was present for those in the market for a new furry friend.  Music was provided by local jazz musicians: Weston Thompson- sax, Dan Parrett- drums, Frank Stemen- bass, Rod Sroufe- bigger bass.

Canine guests enjoyed the reception as much as their human companions.  (Photo submitted.)

Canine guests enjoyed the reception as much as their human companions. (Photo submitted.)

On April 17, we will open the Annual High School Invitational at 1 p.m. with an opening reception and award presentation. Students will be providing the live music and refreshments will be provided. If your young artist is within a 30-mile radius of Van Wert, please see your high school art instructor for details. Students do NOT currently need to be enrolled in a high school art class.

Call for entry! Winds of Change Exhibit. The wind can be exhilarating. It can also be challenging. So can change. Wassenberg Art Center is challenging artists to contemplate the breezes that tickle our imaginations. We’ll be accepting wind-themed artwork in painting, drawing, photography, and sculptural mediums. Artists are encouraged to consider the effect of wind and wind-based clean energy in their lives and in the regional landscape. Do you make mobiles, kinetic sculptures, or wind-swept landscapes? This exhibit is for you. Please submit your work, entry form, and fee before the May 1 deadline. You may enter up to 4 pieces. All works meeting submission requirements will be judged for the following cash awards: First Place: $400, Second Place: $150, Third Place: $75. Please call the art center or visit our website for more information. Entry deadline is May 1, 5 p.m. The exhibit opens on May 7 and a closing reception is scheduled for Friday, May 27, 6–9 p.m. Featured performer, international blues musician Radoslav Lorkovic, of Chicago, will be returning to provide live music on our baby grand and his accordion.

Call for entry! For 60 years the Wassenberg Art Center has hosted the Annual June Art Exhibit. Some of the first June Art Exhibits were hosted right here in our still new-to-us home, the former Van Wert Armory. While we embrace change, it’s good to come home to one of our favorite comforts, the Annual June Art Exhibit. Entries will be accepted Saturday & Sunday, May 13,14,15, from 1 – 5 p.m. Entry is open to all artists 18 and older. A non-refundable fee of $25 for Wassenberg Art Center members or $30 for non-members entitles the artist to submit up to three entries. Almost $2000 in total cash prizes will be awarded. Please call the art center or visit our website for more information. 
This exhibit opens on June 11 with a reception, featuring the return of, by popular demand, of The One-eyed Show of Saint Mary’s! T.O.E.S. performed last year here behind the Wassenberg Art Center for Eats on the Streets.

Quack! July 9, Town Creek Live (formerly Eats on the Streets) will be back for its second year! This year due to last years overwhelming response, we will have more ducks on hand, many more gourmet food trucks, two bands, a dj, and an interactive art exhibit. Of course there will be the 2nd Annual running of the Duck Derpy along with performers and other activities. Please stay tuned for more details. Quack!

We don’t just exhibit art, you can learn it or simply make something. Creating is basic human nature and people are happiest when creating whether it’s a great meal or a masterpiece. Join us to tap into your creative happy nature. We have some great offerings.

ArtNight, Free! Thursday from 6–9 p.m. bring a friend, listen to some music, drink some wine and be a maker! We might even have a few projects you can work on if you have creator’s block!

Watercolor Techniques (ongoing) Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon, ages 15–150. Instructor: Pat Rayman Students will learn some of the classic and time-tested watercolor techniques for a solid base and further their watercolor painting skills. Wet on wet, dry brush and other tricks will be demonstrated and explored. This class is ongoing but we encourage you to jump in anytime. $35 members, $40 non-members. Materials required: Watercolors, watercolor paper (140 lb), brushes, palette (we use foam/paper plates), drawing pencil, eraser, permanent black pen.

Evening Pottery Class with Megan: Wednesday March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6–8 p.m. Instructor: Megan Thomas. Megan has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University where she concentrated in both 2D and 3D studies, graduating with a degree in ceramics. She is also serving as our new Event and Programming Coordinator and art instructor and has exhibited and sold work in Ohio, Louisiana, and Maine. Cost of the class is $70 members/$75 regular. Includes basic materials and new stock glazes. Some materials required. This is a 6-week session.

Evening Drawing Class with Megan: Thursdays March 24, 31, March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28 6–8 p.m. This six-week course is for anyone who would like to dabble but have had trouble putting pencil to paper. There are NO mistakes so give it a try. You will be surprised at the results. Materials required: drawing pencils, kneaded eraser, drawing pad, ink pen and colored pencils.
$50 members/$55 regular. This is a six-week course.

Acrylic Painting Class Fridays April 8, 15, 22, 29, 10 a.m. to noon.  Instructor: Pat Rayman. $35 members, $40 regular. Do you want to learn how to master one of our favorite mediums? Acrylic painting taught by Pat Rayman will commence on Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m.  Cost of the class will be $35 members/$40 non-members. Materials required: 8″x10″ canvas paper pad, canvas boards, stretched canvas or artist panel boards (one per class) at least (5) tubes acrylic paint, white, black, red, blue and yellow, a drawing pencil, palette (we use foam or paper plates), kneaded eraser.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Canine guests enjoyed the opening reception of the paws de résistance exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center as much as their humans did.  (Photo submitted.)

 

POSTED: 03/15/16 at 1:34 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?