Art of Advent


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The Art Junction & The New Haven United Methodist Church present:

Art of ADVENT

at New Haven United Methodist Church

2644 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850

We invite you to examine the events of Advent and reconnect with the wonder that led to the first Christmas through a unique opportunity to discover Christ visually from the perspective of eight area artists.

Opening reception Sunday, November 27, 2016 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Music by Ben Holida

Exhibition Hours: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Fridays & Saturdays, December 2, 2016 – January 7, 2017

*Special showings upon request!

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The Art Junction and New Haven United Methodist Church present an exhibit to examine the events of Advent and reconnect with the wonder that led to the first Christmas through a unique opportunity to discover Christ visually!

Eight artists will examine the themes listed below:

  1. Coming, longing, anticipation and arrival of the Messiah, exploring the themes of prophecy, John the Baptist’s parents, supernatural visitation, personal reflection.
  2. Annunciation of Mary, exploring the themes of Angels, prophecy, supernatural visitation and the Mother of Jesus, Joseph her husband to be.
  3. Town of Bethlehem, exploring the themes of Angels, prophesies, government, census, travel, and homelessness.
  4. Birth of Jesus, exploring the themes of Angels, prophesy, government, census, homelessness, humility, nature, mankind, Savior of the world
  5. Annunciation of the Shepherds, exploring the themes of Angels, prophesy, homelessness, supernatural visitation
  6. Dedication of Jesus in the Temple, exploring the themes of prophesy, supernatural visitation, Simeon and Anna
  7. Visit of the Magi, exploring the themes of prophecy, supernatural visitation, Herod, travel, stars, nature, dreams
  8. Death of Innocents/Flight to Egypt, exploring the themes of prophecy, visitation, Herod, dreams, government decrees

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Each artist was given a 30 x 40” canvas to depict their event of advent in the medium and style of their choosing. These paintings will be on display in the sanctuary of the church allowing the viewer to experience visually the advent of Jesus Christ in one venue.

 

The eight artists participating in this event are: Matt Ramsey, artist from Norwalk; James Easter, artist from Toledo; Timothy Gorka, artist/wood carver from Lexington; Alec Casto, photographer & painter from Willard; Karen Coffey Wilson, artist from New Haven; Prescot Lillo, Willard High School Senior from Willard; David Wolff, artist/teacher from Collins; and Kevin Casto, artist/teacher, photographer from Willard.

 

The Art Junction invites you to experience and celebrate the Advent of Christ through this unique visual opportunity for our community!

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The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! The Art Junction is a ministry of the New Haven United Methodist Church.  For more information on this or future programs at The Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-Junction/190323094344714?ref=hl

FUSED-GLASS-Holiday Ornaments


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Saturday, November 5, 2016 10 a.m. – 12 noon 

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  Discover the basics of glass fusing with Jill Groves. Bring a friend for some extra fun! Each student will select a design for their projects, chose from a variety of glass colors and types, cut their glass and assemble their patterns to create 2 beautiful ornaments in this 2-hour class.

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Sample patterns will be available or you can bring your own! Patterns should be sized to a minimum of 1.5” x 2” or maximum of 4” x 4”. This class is geared to all skill levels from beginner to advanced.

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Finished work will be available for pick-up 2 weeks after the class. Cost includes all project supplies, use of equipment, kiln firing and art glass.

Cost $25.00 Before 10/10/16     After 10/10/16 $30.00

    Class size minimum of 5-maximun 10 Ages 10 and up!

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For more information contact Kevin Casto at 419-935-3404 or email: theartjunction@yahoo.com

The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH. Next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.

 

The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! The Art Junction is a ministry of the New Haven United Methodist Church.  For more information on this or future programs at The Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-Junction/190323094344714?ref=hl

 

Soap Making Workshop


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Instructor Sue Wolfe, owner of Kait-Tana Soaps, will teach & lead participants on how to create 2 bars of soap and a 4oz bottle of lotion.

All materials provided!

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10:00 a.m. – 12 noon  

             Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Cost $10.00 Before 10/1/16   After 10/1/16 $15.00

        Class size 4-12 participants Ages 7 and up!

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Sign Up & Prepay for Fall Classes Today!

for more information call 419-935-3404  

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Class Size is Limited

Cash accepted or make checks out to Kevin Casto

*must prepare for workshops to reserve your spot!

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  Mail your registration to

Kevin Casto

                        802 S. Main St.                      

Willard, Ohio 44890

email theartjunction@yahoo.com

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 For more information contact Kevin Casto at 419-935-3404 or email: theartjunction@yahoo.com

The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH. Next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.

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The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! The Art Junction is a ministry of the New Haven United Methodist Church.  For more information on this or future programs at The Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-Junction/190323094344714?ref=hl

 

Tuesday AfterNoon Fall Art Classes


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Classes will cover art history, visual & motor skills, principals of art & design, creative thinking, basic drawing, painting and 3D art concepts as well as integrate with basic educational concepts of math, science, language and history.

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Cost: $25.00 a student for 5 sessions Students are responsible for all of their art materials!

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Cost $30 a student for 5 sessions Instructor supplies all materials!

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Dates: Beginning Tuesday, October 4 – November 1, 2016

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4:05-4:45 pm 1st– 6th grade students

4:50-5:30 pm 7th – 12th grade students Adults are welcome for this session

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*If bad weather cancels Willard City Schools –Art Classes will be canceled and a make-up date will be added.

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For more information contact Kevin Casto at 419-935-3404 or email: theartjunction@yahoo.com

The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH. Next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.

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The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! The Art Junction is a ministry of the New Haven United Methodist Church.  For more information on this or future programs at The Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-Junction/190323094344714?ref=hl

Art Camp Jr.


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We had a great time at Art Camp Jr. this summer.

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We explored building 3d environments with many unique materials.

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Everyone enjoyed exploring through building.

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The final step was to add color to their creation.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work:

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Campers also participated in some fun painting experiences.

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We explored color mixing.

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Campers discovered printmaking.

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Everyone enjoyed the creative process through discovering many different mediums.

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Maybe you can join us for an upcoming fall class or workshop at the Art Junction!

Paint Camp


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We held our first paint camp this summer.

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Everyone enjoyed exploring different ways to employ paint.

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Over two days we explored a wide variety of painting mediums.

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It was a fun group of artists to work with this summer.

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Everyone was thrilled with their paintings.

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Maybe you can join us for future classes this fall at the Art Junction.

 

The Community Summer Art Exhibition!


2016 Summer Art Exhibit
 

This exhibit is composed of 17 local, area and regional artists…

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who are exhibiting 40 items composed of paintings, pottery, watercolors, pastels, fused-glass, and photography…

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through the Willard, Greenwich, North Fairfield and Wakeman branches of the Huron County Community Library for this exhibition and contest.

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 On Saturday, August 6, 2016 join us for the opening celebration of this exhibit! Local musician Doug Tudor will be performing on guitar

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and homemade ice cream will be served by members of the New Haven United Methodist Church on the lawn next to the Art Junction from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

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   *Art awards will be presented at 7:15 p.m. on August 6, 2016.

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Regular gallery hours for the Super Summer Art Exhibition will be Fridays & Saturdays, August 6 – 27, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

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Please join us for our opening night on August 6, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30!

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 The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street in New Haven, OH (next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.)

The exhibition will take place August 6 – August 27, 2016.    

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The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! The Art Junction is a ministry of the New Haven United Methodist Church.  For more information on this or future programs at The Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-Junction/190323094344714?ref=hl

 

Summer fused-glass workshop


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We had a great time creating plates at our recent fused-glass workshop.

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Jill Groves led the workshop.

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The first part of the workshop was instruction on the technique and method of fused-glass.

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Next was the work session.

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Everyone had their own creative ideas which they pursed through glass.

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The workshop was a great time for everyone.

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Here are some examples of the finished plates created in the workshop:

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Maybe you can join us for our next fused-glass workshop in November.

 

Drawing workshop


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We had a great time in our drawing workshop this summer.

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Everyone explored many different drawing tools.

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Participants discovered many methods of drawing.

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Lettering was one method used to explore drawing.

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The time flew by as all enjoyed the fellowship of drawing.

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Maybe you can join us for a future drawing workshop at the Art Junction.

Skateboard Deck Design


 

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The Skateboard Deck Design Class has been cancelled. We hope to offer it again in the future.

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       You will be led through the design process, transfer their images onto the deck and then paint and finish the design in one class setting. A blank skateboard deck* will be provided to each student and is included in the cost of the course which can be used a skateboard or as a shelf. *Trucks and wheels not included.

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$35.00 with all materials provided before 7/1/16

$40.00 with all materials provided after 7/1/16

Date: Monday, July 25, 2016 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Class size 6-8 participants ages 10 and up

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 *Sign Up & Prepay for Summer Classes Today!

for more information call 419-935-3404

Class Size is Limited

Cash accepted or make checks out to Kevin Casto

*You must prepay to reserve your place in each workshop!

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     Mail your registration to

Kevin Casto

802 S. Main St.

Willard, Ohio 44890

email theartjunction@yahoo.com

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 For more information contact Kevin Casto at 419-935-3404 or email: theartjunction@yahoo.com

The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH. Next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.

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The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! The Art Junction is a ministry of the New Haven United Methodist Church.  For more information on this or future programs at The Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-Junction/190323094344714?ref=hl