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Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015

 

What's Up at Wassenberg?

By: Hope Wallace and Kay Sluterbeck

 

By Hope Wallace

We are reconnecting with an old friend: Art Night! We open up our doors, the paint and clay bins, maybe a wine bottle and turn on the tunes. Grab a friend and any project you are working on or start something new. You project can be a craft, painting, sculpture, whatever you are or feel like creating. Gather, relax hang out with friends and make stuff. An instructor will be on hand. We’re here to help. Best of all, it’s free. We will meet every Thursday evening at 6 –9 p.m. beginning Sept. 17.

ArtReach is back! Children ages 7-11 will start on Tuesday, Sept. 22 and those aged 12-15 will meet every Thursday beginning Sept. 24. The meeting time is 3:30-5 p.m. for both sessions.  Instructor Diane Bendele will return and has many cool projects lined up! Costs are $35 regular/$30 members per month and we follow the Van Wert City School calendar for holidays, weather days etc. To register a child, contact the art center.

Time is definitely running out. Digital entries for the 38th Annual Wassenberg Photography Exhibit are being taken until the deadline of Sept. 8. If you still need a prospectus, please contact us. Membership is not required, and we encourage youth, amateur and professional photographers to enter this Wassenberg tradition! For more information call the art center or visit: http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/38th-annual-photography-exhibit-call-for-entries for complete information on entering.

Jerame Wheeler of Bryan will perform at the opening reception of the 38th Annual Photography Exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

Jerame Wheeler of Bryan will perform at the opening reception of the 38th Annual Photography Exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

The public is invited to the Photography exhibit opening party on Oct. 11, 1-5 p.m. As always the event is free of charge and includes free food, cash bar, lively music and a warm welcome. Jerame Wheeler, a fantastic musician who has been playing guitar for over 20 years, will entertain at the opening Originally inspired by his father’s bluegrass band as a young boy, Jerame didn’t hesitate to form his own band called Locally Grown. Locally Grown toured Toledo area venues for over 10 years, and when their travels ended, Jerame continued playing solo gigs. His many years of experience as an entertainer lead him to be a very eclectic musician covering artists and bands from his father’s era to today. Kindly sponsored by: Citizens National Bank

Also coming up next week is our workshop with Toledo artist Allen Hutton. Hutton, a watercolorist, will teach a workshop Sept. 8–10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. He’ll help participants explore watercolor painting by sharing techniques and processes with attention to drawing and composition. Learn through painting demonstrations, discussions, hands-on painting and one-on-one support. Emphasis will be on landscape and still life subject matter.

The cost of the workshop is $100 per day, with a two-day minimum sign-up. Contact the art center to register.  Materials needed are:

Reference material (your own photos and/or sketches)

Drawing materials, pencils, drawing or tracing paper

Watercolor paper

Watercolor paint

Various watercolor brushes

Old toothbrush

Watercolor palette

Spray bottle

Scissors, X-acto knife or razor blade

Masking fluid and drafting tape if possible

Scraps of mat board and or watercolor paintings to recycle

Any other materials you like to paint with

Note: wear your old painting clothes

Don’t forget that the Robert Millard-Mendez exhibit currently on display runs through Sept. 27. It’s a wild and whimsical exhibit; you’ll enjoy seeing how the artist has taken “found objects” and turned them into profound statements.

The art has been judged at Van Wert County Fair, and we thank our guest judge, Shauna Turner-Smith, Director of the Delphos Area Art Guild. Visit the display to see the work of our fine local artists, many of whom received ribbons and cash awards for their work.  This display includes the work of artists with various styles and skill levels, making it enjoyable for all.  We hope that every year more artists will be encouraged to enter the fine arts exhibit at the fair; it’s a great way for artists to break into the world of exhibiting their original work.  For the first time, this year we introduced a Grand Wassenberg Art Center Award valued at $200. This is in addition to the awards given traditionally.  We at the art center congratulate the winner of this award – you can see the winning piece at the display!

The ongoing Wassenberg watercolor techniques class continues, with instructor Pat Rayman passing on her wide knowledge of classic and time-tested watercolor techniques – as well as some innovative and fun methods of jazzing up one’s watercolor painting skills. This class for adult artists is ongoing but you can sign up and join the group at any time.  The monthly fee is $40 regular/$35 for members. Materials required: Watercolors, watercolor paper (140 lb), brushes, palette (If you don’t have a palette, foam picnic plates work well), drawing pencil, eraser, permanent black pen.

NEW CLASS — We will be offering an adult drawing class on Fridays beginning on Oct. 9 at 10 a.m..  It will be taught by Pat Rayman. A list of materials needed will be available prior to class. Cost of the class is $40 regular/$35 members.

For more information on exhibits or to register for classes and events visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

POSTED: 09/02/15 at 2:07 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace 

Van Wert City School Kindergarten students learned the difference between portraits and landscapes. The Wassenberg Art Center provides the kindergarten art program. (Photo submitted.)

Van Wert City School Kindergarten students learned the difference between portraits and landscapes. The Wassenberg Art Center provides the kindergarten art program. (Photo submitted.)

Did you know that the Wassenberg Art Center provides art instruction to the Van Wert City School’s Kindergarten program? We love being a direct part of art support that is so crucial for learning skills. Our instructor, Shauna Turner Smith, director of Delphos Area Art Guild travels to the school weekly to help the students get their creative on with new projects and ideas each year.

ArtReach is back! Ages 7-11 will start on Tuesday, Sept. 22 and ages 12-15 will meet every Thursday beginning on Sept. 24. Times are 3:30 – 5 p.m. Instructor Diane Bendele will return and has many cool projects lined up! Costs are $35 regular/$30 members per month and we follow the Van Wert City School calendar for holidays, weather days etc. Please call the art center to sign your young creative up!

Beginning on September Call for Entries for the 38th Annual Wassenberg Photography Exhibit are open until Sept. 8! Wassenberg members should be receiving their prospectus shortly. Membership is not required, and we encourage youth, amateur and professional photographers to enter this Wassenberg tradition! For more information call the art center or visit: http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/38th-annual-photography-exhibit-call-for-entries for complete materials to enter!

Coming up very quickly is our workshop with Allen Hutton. A watercolorist, Allen Hutton of Toledo, will teach a workshop Sept. 8–10 from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Allen will be showing us how to explore watercolor painting by sharing techniques and processes with attention to drawing and composition. Learn through painting demonstrations, discussions, hands-on painting and one on one support. Emphasis will be given to personal landscape and still life subject matter.

Hutton graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with A BFA in Industrial Design. He is a regularly accepted artist in the Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibits, and has shown his work in group and solo shows across the country since 2002. He continues to be awarded in most of the exhibits he enters and will provide instruction on his unique style. Hutten strives to render the fleeting patterns of light and shadow with the simple purpose of preserving the reality of a landscape or still life in a particular moment in time and season. Costs will be $100 per day with a two-day minimum sign-up. Please give us a call soon for this unique opportunity to paint the world in a different light.

Material List

Reference material and or sketches

 

Drawing materials, pencils, drawing or tracing paper

Watercolor paper

Watercolor paint

Various watercolor brushes

Old toothbrush

Watercolor palette

Spray bottle

Scissors, X-acto knife or razor blade

Masking fluid and drafting tape if possible

Scraps of mat board and or watercolor paintings to recycle

Any other materials you like to paint with

Note: wear your old painting clothes

The Robert Millard-Mendez exhibit runs through Sept. 27 so if you didn’t get a chance to visit us during the opening stop on up. From an early age, Mendez was enthralled with mechanics and motion and with over 400 exhibitions across the U.S., this artist is growing a large following. A professor in the Department of Art at the University of Southern Indiana, Mendez gave a brief talk about his work prior to answering questions to visitors all evening.

Aug. 30 is Van Wert County Fair art check-in day! We encouraged amateur and artists from all walks of life to enter their work we announced a new, Grand Wassenberg Art Center Award valued at $200 in addition to the traditional awards given in the past.

The ongoing Wassenberg watercolor class continues. Instructor: In this course, students 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 anyone to jump in anytime. $40 regular/$35 members.

Materials required: Watercolors, watercolor paper (140 lb), brushes, palette (we use foam/paper plates), drawing pencil, eraser, permanent black pen.

Sign up soon for the upcoming intense workshop with recognized watercolorist, Allen Hutton! You don’t want to miss out!

We will be offering a drawing class on Fridays beginning on October 9 at 10 a.m.  A more detailed description and list of materials of the class will be available next week. Cost of the class is $40 regular/$35 members.

For more information on exhibits or to sign for classes and events visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org

POSTED: 08/26/15 at 1:58 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Sculptors Robert Millard Mendez and Michael Bendele compare notes with WAC instructor Diane Bendele at the opening of Millard’s exhibit. (Photo submitted.)

Sculptors Robert Millard Mendez and Michael Bendele compare notes with WAC instructor Diane Bendele at the opening of Millard’s exhibit. (Photo submitted.)

The Robert Millard-Mendez exhibit runs through Sept. 27 so if you didn’t get a chance to visit us during the opening stop on up.

From an early age, Mendez was enthralled with mechanics and motion and with over 400 exhibitions across the U.S., this artist is growing a large following. A professor in the Department of Art at the University of Southern Indiana, Mendez gave a brief talk about his work prior to answering questions to visitors all evening.

Don’t forget Aug. 30 is Van Wert County Fair art check-in day! We encouraged amateur and artists from all walks of life to enter their work and recently we announced a new, Grand Wassenberg Art Center Award valued at $200 in addition to the traditional awards given in the past.

We will be offering a drawing class on Fridays beginning on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m.  A more detailed description of the class will be available soon.

The Tuesday morning Wassenberg watercolor class continues. In this course, students 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.

Spaces are filling, sign up soon for the upcoming intense workshop with recognized watercolorist, Allen Hutton! We are beginning to book this class and we’d hate for you to miss out.

Also coming up very quickly is our workshop with watercolorist Allen Hutton of Toledo.   During the workshop (Sept. 8-10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) Allen will be showing us how to explore watercolor painting by sharing techniques and processes with attention to drawing and composition. Learn through painting demonstrations, discussions, hands-on painting and one on one support. Emphasis will be given to personal landscape and still life subject matter. Costs will be $100 per day with a two-day minimum sign-up. Call the art center (information below) to reserve your space.

Allen Hutton graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with A BFA in Industrial Design. He is a regularly accepted artist in the Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibits, and has shown his work in group and solo shows across the country since 2002. He continues to be awarded in most of the exhibits he enters and will provide instruction on his unique style. Hutten strives to render the fleeting patterns of light and shadow with the simple purpose of preserving the reality of a landscape or still life in a particular moment in time and season.

Material List

Reference material and or sketches

Drawing materials, pencils, drawing or tracing paper

Watercolor paper

Watercolor paint

Various watercolor brushes

Old toothbrush

Watercolor palette

Spray bottle

Scissors, X-acto knife or razor blade

Masking fluid and drafting tape if possible

Scraps of mat board and or watercolor paintings to recycle

Any other materials you like to paint with

Note: wear your old painting clothes

Call for Entries for the 38th Annual Wassenberg Photography Exhibit is open until Sept. 8! Wassenberg members should be receiving their prospectus shortly. Membership is not required.  We encourage youth, amateur and professional photographers to enter this annual Wassenberg juried exhibit. For more information call the art center or visit: http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/38th-annual-photography-exhibit-call-for-entries.

For more information on exhibits or to sign for classes and events visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 South Washington Street (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

POSTED: 08/19/15 at 1:12 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

What brings you joy? Is there something you do that makes time merely a measurement? What sparks that kind of creative work in a person? Sometimes a garage sale find is all it takes. From an out-of-date item to something reworked to become relevant and/or functional is a great example of the creative process. Many things fall into the category of art and debate will continue while there are more than two people on the planet of what is art. Art is the result of the basic human need to create. People are happy when they make stuff. We see examples of that here everyday and that is a good job to have.

A piece by southern Indiana sculptor Robert Millard-Mendez, who will give a brief presentation on his work on Aug. 15 at the Wassenberg Art Center.  (Photo submitted.)

A piece by southern Indiana sculptor Robert Millard-Mendez, who will give a brief presentation on his work on Aug. 15 at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

With that thought and more found objects on Aug. 15 we will be feature Indiana artist, sculptor, Robert Millard Mendez. This exhibit opens on Aug. 15 and runs through Sept. 27. From an early age, Mendez was enthralled with mechanics and motion and with over 400 exhibitions across the U.S., this artist is growing a large following. A professor in the Department of Art at the University of Southern Indiana, Mendez will give a brief talk about his work and after that we will bring Matt Keeler and his Blues Revelers on stage. The Revelers are a one-of-a-kind folk, Celtic, blues and bluegrass band with their own take on things. This is the second time we’ve invited the Blues Revelers. Entry is always free and includes a taco buffet and cash bar. Brought to you by generosity of Wells Fargo Van Wert.

The Van Wert County Fair is hot on our heels! We encouraged amateur and artists from all walks of life to enter their work. The Wassenberg Art Center is announcing a new, Grand Wassenberg Art Center Award valued at $200 in addition to the traditional awards given in the past.

The Wassenberg watercolor class continues. Instructor Pat Rayman has returned from an inspiring trip to New England, which included some time at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. In this course, students 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.

Rainbow colored drops emerge from storm clouds created by Wassenberg Art Center camp students earlier this summer.  (Photo submitted.)

Rainbow colored drops emerge from storm clouds created by Wassenberg Art Center camp students earlier this summer. (Photo submitted.)

Spaces are filling, sign up soon for the upcoming intense workshop with recognized watercolorist, Allen Hutton! We are beginning to book this class and we’d hate for you to miss out! We are also very excited to host this event by published watercolorist, Allen Hutton, Toledo, will be held Sept. 8–10 from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Allen will be showing us how to explore watercolor painting by sharing techniques and processes with attention to drawing and composition. Learn through painting demonstrations, discussions, hands-on painting and one on one support. Emphasis will be given to personal landscape and still life subject matter.

Hutton graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with A BFA in Industrial Design. He is a regularly accepted artist in the Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibits, and has shown his work in group and solo shows across the country since 2002. He continues to be awarded in most of the exhibits he enters and will provide instruction on his unique style. Hutten strives to render the fleeting patterns of light and shadow with the simple purpose of preserving the reality of a landscape or still life in a particular moment in time and season. Costs will be $100 per day with a two-day minimum sign-up. Please give us a call soon for this unique opportunity to paint the world in a different light.

Material List

Reference material and or sketches

Drawing materials, pencils, drawing or tracing paper

Watercolor paper

Watercolor paint

Various watercolor brushes

Old toothbrush

Watercolor palette

Spray bottle

Scissors, X-acto knife or razor blade

Masking fluid and drafting tape if possible

Scraps of mat board and or watercolor paintings to recycle

Any other materials you like to paint with

Note: wear your old painting clothes

Call for Entries for the 38th Annual Wassenberg Photography Exhibit are open until September. Wassenberg members should be receiving their prospectus shortly. Membership is not required, however and we encourage youth, amateur and professional photographers to enter this Wassenberg tradition! For more information call the art center or visit: http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/38th-annual-photography-exhibit-call-for-entries for complete materials to enter!

For more information on exhibits or to sign for classes and events visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 08/12/15 at 12:45 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

It’s the last week for Art from the Fort; our exhibit of five prominent Fort Wayne artists’ work will end this Sunday. If you had your eye on an original or print get in here soon! The paintings, woodworking, drawings and fabric collage illustrate the great talent pool from our western neighbors.

Need a cool respite from the 127 Garage Sales? We offer cool drinks, spirited and otherwise, air conditioning. We also offer low-cost original art from local artists.

A sculpture made of recycled wooden yardsticks is just one example of the materials artist Robert Millard-Mendez uses to create his unique work that is often tinged with humor. Mendez will be on exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center beginning on Aug. 15. (Photo submitted.)

A sculpture made of recycled wooden yardsticks is just one example of the materials artist Robert Millard-Mendez uses to create his unique work that is often tinged with humor. Mendez will be on exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center beginning on Aug. 15. (Photo submitted.)

Beginning Aug. 15 we will be featuring another Indiana artist, found object sculptor, Robert Millard Mendez. It’s easy to tell that from an early age, Mendez was enthralled with mechanics and motion and with over 400 exhibitions across the U.S., this artist is growing a large following. A professor in the Department of Art at the University of Southern Indiana, Mendez will give a brief talk about his work and after that we will bring Matt Keeler and his Blues Revelers on stage.

The Revelers are a one-of-a-kind folk, Celtic, blues and bluegrass band with their own take on things. This is the second time we’ve invited the Blues Travelers-for good reason! Entry is always free and includes a taco buffet and cash bar. Brought to you by generosity of Wells Fargo Van Wert.

The Wassenberg watercolor class has begun again after a brief hiatus in August. Instructor: Pat Rayman has returned from an inspiring trip to New England which included some time at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. In this course, students 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.

Sign up soon for the upcoming intense workshop with recognized watercolorist, Allen Hutton! We are beginning to book this class and we’d hate for you to miss out!  The workshop will be held Sept. 8–10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hutton will be showing us how to explore watercolor painting by sharing techniques and processes with attention to drawing and composition. Learn through painting demonstrations, discussions, hands-on painting and one on one support. Emphasis will be given to personal landscape and still life subject matter.

Matt Keeler of Blues Reveler. (Photo submitted.)

Matt Keeler of Blues Reveler. (Photo submitted.)

Hutton graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with A BFA in Industrial Design. He is a regularly accepted artist in the Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibits, and has shown his work in group and solo shows across the country since 2002. He continues to be awarded in most of the exhibits he enters and will provide instruction on his unique style. Hutton strives to render the fleeting patterns of light and shadow with the simple purpose of preserving the reality of a landscape or still life in a particular moment in time and season. Costs will be $100 per day with a two-day minimum sign-up. Please give us a call soon for this unique opportunity to paint the world in a different light.

Material List

Reference material and or sketches

Drawing materials, pencils, drawing or tracing paper

Watercolor paper

Watercolor paint

Various watercolor brushes

Old toothbrush

Watercolor palette

Spray bottle

Scissors, X-acto knife or razor blade

Masking fluid and drafting tape if possible

Scraps of mat board and or watercolor paintings to recycle

Any other materials you like to paint with

Note: wear your old painting clothes

Call for Entries for the 38th Annual Wassenberg Photography Exhibit are open until September. Wassenberg members should be receiving their prospectus shortly. Membership is not required, however and we encourage youth, amateur and professional photographers to enter this Wassenberg tradition! For more information call the art center or visit: http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/38th-annual-photography-exhibit-call-for-entries for complete materials to enter!

For more information on exhibits or to sign 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.

 

A sculpture made of recycled wooden yardsticks is just one example of the materials artist Robert Millard-Mendez uses to create his unique work that is often tinged with humor. Mendez will be on exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center beginning on Aug. 1.  (Photo submitted.)

Matt Keeler of Blues Reveler.  (Photo submitted.)

POSTED: 08/05/15 at 2:07 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Luminaries, chosen by the Ohio Watercolor Society was created by watercolorist, Allen Hutton. Hutton is leading a watercolor workshop at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

Luminaries, chosen by the Ohio Watercolor Society was created by watercolorist, Allen Hutton. Hutton is leading a watercolor workshop at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

Check out Art from the Fort; our exhibit of five prominent Fort Wayne artists’ work continues through Aug. 7. Paintings, work carving and fabric collage that looks like a painting until you get closer-stuff can be made from just about anything.

We are really looking forward to our next featured artist, found object sculptor, Robert Millard Mendez. This exhibit opens on Aug. 15. It’s easy to tell that from an early age, Mendez was enthralled with mechanics and motion.

Mendez currently is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, IN. Teaching 3-D Design, Woodworking, Art Appreciation, Senior Seminar, and First Year Experience.

His work has been shown in over 400 exhibitions nationwide,  exhibited/presented in all 50 states, has received over 60 awards art and teaching and his sculptures are in over 60 private and public collections. He has been teaching at the college level since 1999 and lectures about art to different audiences.

Mendez will be available at the opening reception on Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. to speak briefly about his work. He will be on-hand to answer questions, so meet, greet and welcome this artist who’s traveled to visit us. We will also have live music, free taco bar and always free entry to shows.

The Wassenberg watercolor class begins again after a brief hiatus in August. 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.

Sign up soon for the upcoming intense workshop with recognized watercolorist, Allen Hutton! We are also very excited to host this event by watercolorist Allen Hutton of Toledo. It will be held Sept. 8–10 from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Allen will be showing us how to explore watercolor painting by sharing techniques and processes with attention to drawing and composition. Learn through painting demonstrations, discussions, hands-on painting and one on one support. Emphasis will be given to personal landscape and still life subject matter.

Hutton graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with A BFA in Industrial Design. He is a regularly accepted artist in the Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibits, and has shown his work in group and solo shows across the country since 2002. He continues to be awarded in most of the exhibits he enters and will provide instruction on his unique style. Hutten strives to render the fleeting patterns of light and shadow with the simple purpose of preserving the reality of a landscape or still life in a particular moment in time and season. Costs will be $100 per day with a two-day minimum sign-up. Please give us a call soon for this unique opportunity to paint the world in a different light.

Material List

Reference material and or sketches

Drawing materials, pencils, drawing or tracing paper

Watercolor paper

Watercolor paint

Various watercolor brushes

Old toothbrush

Watercolor palette

Spray bottle

Scissors, X-acto knife or razor blade

Masking fluid and drafting tape if possible

Scraps of mat board and or watercolor paintings to recycle

Any other materials you like to paint with

Note: wear your old painting clothes

Our after school youth art program ArtReach will be returning with the onset of the school year. Details coming soon!

For more information on exhibits or to sign for classes and events visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

POSTED: 07/29/15 at 1:04 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Large crowds line Town Creek as Van Wert County engineer Kyle Wendel dumps 300 pounds of racing rubber duckies into the water. (Photo by Kyle Schumm.)

Large crowds line Town Creek as Van Wert County engineer Kyle Wendel dumps 300 pounds of racing rubber duckies into the water. (Photo by Kyle Schumm.)

By Hope Wallace

The One-Eyed Show of St. Mary’s entertained festivalgoers in the first Eats on the Street/Art from the Fort event held July 11 at the Wassenberg Art Center and Central Avenue. (Photo by Dennis Van Crash,  Cleveland.)

The One-Eyed Show of St. Mary’s entertained festivalgoers in the first Eats on the Street/Art from the Fort event held July 11 at the Wassenberg Art Center and Central Avenue. (Photo by Dennis Van Crash, Cleveland.)

Thank you, Van Wert! You all helped make our first Eats and Art on the Street event a whomping success. Thank you for enduring long lines at the food trucks and for being understanding when our rubber duckies rapidly became an endangered species as they sold out. Next year we promise, more ducks, more trucks and a very unique, interactive art exhibit!

Thank you for the smiles, the laughter and staying for a spell. Thank you for illustrating that spirits and events do good things for our community by offering vibrancy and fellowship and for leaving our space remarkably clean. Thank you to our forward thinking county commissioners for the use of the lot out back and the front-end duckie-dumping loader. Finally thank you to our partner Main Street Van Wert, our sponsors, performers, volunteers and staff who worked very hard to make the day bright.

Congratulations to our Duck Derpy winners: First place Laura & Ron Ditto $1,000, second place: Theresa Robideau $400, and  third place to Thad Lichtensteiger for $100. Our exhibit, Art from the Fort continues through August 7. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this exhibit by international artists, you still have time.

Our summer camp rapidly approaches next week! From July 21–23 we will host a camp for ages 6–15. We will be exploring perspective with chalk and photography, Native American art through by examining our Faces of Little Bighorn Collection and making rain sticks. Yeah, and we are even going to make clouds! We’ll be creating illustrations with melted crayons and study children’s author and illustrator, Shel Silverstein. Ages 6-10: 10–noon, ages 11–15: 1–3 p.m. Costs are $30 for art center members, $35 regular. Needs-based scholarships can be made available if a young person wishes to participate in our camp. Please contact the director.

An intense watercolor workshop by published watercolorist, Allen Hutton, Toledo, will be held September 8–10 from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Allen graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with A BFA in Industrial Design. He is a regularly accepted artist in the Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibits, and has shown his work in group and solo shows across the country since 2002. He continues to be awarded in most of the exhibits he enters and will provide instruction on his unique style. Hutten strives to render the fleeting patterns of light and shadow with the simple purpose of preserving the reality of a landscape or still life in a particular moment in time and season. Costs will be $100 per day with a two-day minimum sign-up. Materials list will be provided. Please give us a call soon for this unique opportunity to paint the world in a different light.

Robert Milliard Mendez is next on the exhibit calendar and his found object sculptures that almost resemble toys will be installed the second week of August. Robert exhibits all over the country and his works are truly unique in execution and form. Check back for more information.

For more information on exhibits or to sign for classes and events visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 07/15/15 at 2:10 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Wood-fired pizza by Pizza Diva of Fort Wayne, Ind., will be available during the Eats on the Streets event on July 11 at the Wassenberg Art Center.  (Photo submitted.)

Wood-fired pizza by Pizza Diva of Fort Wayne, Ind., will be available during the Eats on the Streets event on July 11 at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

The transformation is beginning. In the next couple days the Wassenberg Art Center and Main Street Van Wert will take a bland lot and turn it into a festival space. Next, we’ll have that festival. Museums and art centers across the country have learned quickly the days of quiet, hushed galleries are becoming a thing of the past. They still exist and we are glad, however the combination of activity and art is now mainstream. Gone are the days of don’t touch, don’t enjoy. This Saturday, we want to you touch, experience and enjoy our latest art extravaganza. Beginning at 2 p.m. and lasting until 11 p.m. we will rock the block with five international Fort Wayne artists, multiple forms of music, street performers and we’ll celebrate the art of food with five, Fort Wayne gourmet food trucks. There will be art activities for youth during the day, games, a beer garden filling the space behind the art center; thanks to our forward thinking county commissioners. To round out the day we are launching the first ever Town Creek Duck Derpy! Someone will win $1000, $400 or $100 and other donated prizes. Major advertisers for this event are VanCrest Health Care and Greve Chrysler. Thank you! We hope to see everyone out and about this Saturday, buy a duck, some food, some art, dance and rejoice. Oh, yeah. Zero entry fee.

The One-eyed Show will take the stage later in the evening and fill the back festival area with diverse musical influences that range from the Allman Brothers Band and the Black Crowes, to the Eagles and Johnny Cash, The One-Eyed Show’s sound spans many genres. Within a single performance, TOES often runs the gamut of rock, bluegrass, funk and the blues — all the while maintaining an improvisational styling. TOES has performed the Midwest from Chicago to Athens and many festivals and venues in between.

Sign up soon, spaces are going quickly! Summer Camp II! Our July summer camp will be scheduled this year from July 21–23 for ages 6–15. We will be exploring perspective with chalk and photography, Native American art through by examining our Faces of Little Bighorn Collection and making artifacts. We’re even going to make clouds. We’ll be making illustrations with melted crayons and study children’s author and illustrator, Shel Silverstein. Ages 6-10: 10–noon, ages 11–15: 1–3 p.m. Costs are $30 for art center members, $35 regular. Needs-based scholarships can be made available if a young person wishes to participate in our camp. Please contact the director.

Work by Gregg Coffey, one of the featured artists in Art from the Fort to be displayed  at the Wassenberg Art Center on Saturday July 11, at 2 p.m. (Photo submitted.)

Work by Gregg Coffey, one of the featured artists in Art from the Fort to be displayed at the Wassenberg Art Center on Saturday July 11, at 2 p.m. (Photo submitted.)

We are happy to announce we’ll be hosting a watercolor workshop by published watercolorist, Allen Hutton, Toledo, September 8–10 from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Allen graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with A BFA in Industrial Design. He is a regularly accepted artist in the Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibits, and has shown his work in group and solo shows across the country since 2002. He continues to be awarded in most of the exhibits he enters and will provide instruction on his unique style. Hutton strives to render the fleeting patterns of light and shadow with the simple purpose of preserving the reality of a landscape or still life in a particular moment in time and season. Costs will be $100 per day with a two-day minimum sign-up. Materials list will be provided. Please give us a call soon for this unique opportunity to paint the world in a different light.

For more information on exhibits or to sign 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: 07/08/15 at 1:11 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

The One-eyed Show will perform outdoors at the back of the Wassenberg Art Center, July 11 during Eats on the Streets/Art from the Fort event. There is no admission fee and is open to the public. (Photo submitted.)

The One-eyed Show will perform outdoors at the back of the Wassenberg Art Center, July 11 during Eats on the Streets/Art from the Fort event. There is no admission fee and is open to the public. (Photo submitted.)

We often hear of what Van Wert was and what Van Wert can be. What is our community now? I think our community has taken many steps forward and once in a while a step back. That’s ok. Hops, skips and jumps, our community’s morale is growing through pride in culture and sometimes it does that quietly with small signs. The grass is growing, our flowers are blooming and we scored some great outdoor tables this week. Watch more signs of life as the Wassenberg continues its brainstorming progression. Better yet, join us. We have plenty for everyone to do. If you would like to volunteer for our upcoming Eats on the Streets/Art from the Fort event, you will receive some perks and a warm, fuzzy, civic feeling, give us a call!

Summer Camp II! Our July summer camp will be scheduled this year from July 21–23 for ages 6–15. We will be exploring perspective with chalk and photography, Native American art through by examining our Faces of Little Bighorn Collection and making artifacts. We’ll be making crazy illustrations by melting crayons and study children’s author and illustrator, Shel Silverstein. Ages 6-10 10–noon, ages 11–15 1–3 p.m. Sign up soon this goes fast! Costs are $30 for art center members, $35 regular. Needs-based scholarships can be made available if a young person wishes to participate in our camp. Please contact the director.

Thank you to our most recent sponsors, Greve Chrysler/Plymouth and Van Crest Health Care for helping us towards making Eats on the Street a new community event! We appreciate your generous assistance. Adopt a duck to win $1000, $400, $100 and some fabulous prizes, enjoy gourmet food trucks, music, and performers on every corner, the art of five Fort Wayne artists, music inside and out, come to Eats on the Streets/Art from the Fort held on July 11. The One-eyed Show will take the stage later in the evening and fill the back festival area with diverse musical influences that range from the Allman Brothers Band and the Black Crowes, to the Eagles and Johnny Cash, The One-Eyed Show’s sound spans many genres. Within a single performance, TOES often runs the gamut of rock, bluegrass, funk and the blues — all the while maintaining an improvisational styling. TOES has performed the Midwest from Chicago to Athens and many festivals and venues in between.

Our first ever Town Creek Duck Derpy will drop a minimum of 600 ducks off our foot-bridge and race to a finish line! The proceeds will benefit the Wassenberg Art Center, Main Street and the Van Wert Robotics Team. To adopt a duck(s) please contact the Wassenberg at 419.238. 6837, Main Street, Open Minded, Chet Straley, Straley Realty, or a Robotics Team member. You may also purchase online: http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/duckderpy. Eats on the Streets & Art from the Fort, July 11; experience new forms of food, fun and art. Open to the public and ZERO entry fee.

Our ongoing watercolor class is taking a break during July, but it will continue in August.  The group meets on Tuesday mornings from at 10 a.m.–noon and the instructor is Pat Rayman.  The class is sold in monthly increments. $35 for members and $40 for non-members.  People can jump in any time.

We will be hosting a watercolor workshop by published watercolorist, Allen Hutton, Toledo, September 8–10 from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Allen graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with A BFA in Industrial Design. He is a regularly accepted artist in the Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibits, and has shown his work in group and solo shows across the country since 2002. He continues to be awarded in most of the exhibits he enters and will provide instruction on his unique style. Hutten strives to render the fleeting patterns of light and shadow with the simple purpose of preserving the reality of a landscape or still life in a particular moment in time and season. Costs will be $100 per day with a two-day minimum sign-up. Materials list will be provided. Please give us a call soon for this unique opportunity to paint the world in a different light.

For more information on exhibits or to sign 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: 06/24/15 at 1:19 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

"Temple of 1000 Thoughts,", a mixed media piece  by Robert Minto,  won the top award in the 59th Annual June Art Exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. Over $1,500 in prize money is awarded to regional artists who compete in the juried and judges exhibit. (Photo submitted.)

“Temple of 1000 Thoughts,”, a mixed media piece by Robert Minto, won the top award in the 59th Annual June Art Exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. Over $1,500 in prize money is awarded to regional artists who compete in the juried and judges exhibit. (Photo submitted.)

You don’t have to travel to a large city to see great art or hear great music. Our 59th Annual June Art Exhibit opened this Saturday, June 13 with a free, public opening reception and enjoyed a very large turnout. Regional art shows such as this are a great way to purchase quality art for your home without the high cost associated more with more urban locations and to support those artists who live in your community. Most works are for sale. Awards were presented to the following artists.

Robert Minto  Mt. Cory, Van Wert County Foundation Grand Award

Isaac Smith, Bowling Green, Charles F. Wassenberg Award

Ed Corle, Findlay, Vera Woodruff Wassenberg Award

Laura Barnhardt Corle, Findlay, Douglas Edward Koch Memorial Award

Gregg Coffey  Fort Wayne, Ind., David Humphreys Miller Memorial Award

Erin Palmer Szavuly, Perrysberg, Marilla Connors Memorial Award

Janet Hines, Van Wert, Marguerite Fryer Memorial  Award

Randy Bennett, Rudolph, Robin Carol Cartwright Memorial Award

Leslie Rohr Scherer, Tiffin, Wassenberg Art Center Award

Diane Bendele, Delphos, Wassenberg Art Center Award

Lanna Pendleton Hall, Montpelier, Wassenberg Art Center Award

Allen Hutton, Toledo, Gertrude Sluterbeck Memorial Award

Kailee Ross, Celina, Pat Pancake Memorial Award

Honorable Mentions:

Mike Bendele, Delphos

T.R. Steiner, Bluffton

Thomas Sorrell, Sylvania

Gary Gerardot, Leo, Ind.

John Leatherman, Oakwood

Pamela Pfrang, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Jenny King, Archbold

The Dan Smyth Band of Fort Wayne played and were encouraged to experiment which resulted in a fabulous and unique performance. Thank you to our sponsor Van Wert Federal Savings Bank, the Van Wert County Foundation and Rocky Top Frozen Treats for making this event a resounding success!

Summer Camp II! Our July summer camp will be scheduled this year from July 21–23 for ages 6–15. We will be exploring perspective with chalk and photography, Native American art through by examining our Faces of Little Bighorn Collection and making artifacts. We’ll be making crazy illustrations by melting crayons and study children’s author and illustrator, Shel Silverstein. Ages 6-10 10–noon, ages 11–15 1–3 p.m. Sign up soon this goes fast! Costs are $30 for art center members, $35 regular. Needs-based scholarships can be made available if a young person wishes to participate in our camp. Please contact the director.

A crowd gathers to listen to the Dan Smyth Band of Fort Wayne, Ind. who performed at the 59th Annual June Art Exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

A crowd gathers to listen to the Dan Smyth Band of Fort Wayne, Ind. who performed at the 59th Annual June Art Exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

Next on our rollercoaster; Eats on the Street/Art from the Fort! Want a chance to win $1000, $400, $100 or some fabulous prizes? The First Town Creek Duck Derpy is scheduled during Eats on the Streets/Art from the Fort on July 11. The Wassenberg Art Center has paired up with Main Street Van Wert and we are planning a dual-bash extraordinaire, which will take place on July 11! Not only will we feature works by neighbor artists from Fort Wayne, we’ll be shutting down Central Avenue and taking over the entire block. Art from the Fort, which begins at 2 p.m. will showcase work from five prominent Fort Wayne artists Gregg Coffey, Mindy Pennycoff, Terry Ratliff, Joel Fremion and Gary Travis. Proceeds from the Duck Race benefit the art center, Main Street and the Van Wert Robotics Team. To purchase a duck(s) please contact the Wassenberg at 419.238. 6837, Main Street, Open Minded, Chet Straley, Straley Realty, or a Robotics Team member. You may also purchase online: http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/duckderpy. This event is powered by Greve Chrysler Jeep, Dodge, Inc. If you would like your company’s name highlighted during this inaugural event, give us a call!

Beginning at 4 p.m. five gourmet food trucks from Fort Wayne, will set up shop on Central Avenue with tasty delights ranging from Mexican, brick oven pizza, Cajun and cool desserts. Music inside and out provided by Dan Dickerson and the Harp Condition, Van Wert’s d.j. Real Human Robot, and later on in the evening, The One-eyed Show. A large beer/wine garden will be set up in back of the art center. Art activities for young and young at heart and we’ll have various kinds of performers from music to magic on every corner. Eats on the Streets & Art from the Fort; experienced new forms of food, fun and art. Open to the public and ZERO entry fee.

The One-eyed Show is based in St. Marys and is known as a rock-and-roll band with diverse musical influences that range from the Allman Brothers Band and the Black Crowes to the Eagles and Johnny Cash, The One-Eyed Show’s sound spans many genres. Within a single performance, the group often runs the gamut of rock, bluegrass, funk and the blues — all the while maintaining an improvisational styling.

Our ongoing watercolor class continues on Tuesday mornings from at 10 a.m.–noon and the instructor is Pat Rayman. People are encouraged to jump in anytime and the class is sold in monthly increments. The cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-members.

We will be hosting an intensive watercolor workshop by watercolor artist Allen Hutton of Toledo, here at the Wassenberg Art Center, Sept. 8-10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hutton graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with A BFA in Industrial Design. He is a regularly accepted artist in the Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibits, and has shown his work in group and solo shows across the country since 2002. He continues to be awarded in most of the exhibits he enters and will provide instruction on his unique style. Hutton strives to render the fleeting patterns of light and shadow with the simple purpose of preserving the reality of a landscape or still life in a particular moment in time and season. Costs will be $100 per day with a two-day minimum sign-up. Materials list will be provided. Please give us a call soon for this unique opportunity to paint the world in a different light.

For more information on exhibits or to sign 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: 06/17/15 at 1:35 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?