Month: October 2012

Steak and Photography


Fading Into The Past by Jim Funk

Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.

This photography exhibition, Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow continues every Friday and Saturday evening from 4:30 to 7:00 pm at the Art Junction.  This is a great opportunity to view the images of 10 area photographers.  Come and experience the Willard area through new eyes, exploring the Firelands as you may not have seen them before, from traditional to digital and manipulated photographic images.  Sharing and exploring the beauty of your community awakens your senses to the environment we live in which most of us take for granted.  Come view this exciting new exhibition!

Foggy Morning on Peru Center Road by Kevin Casto

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays October 13 – November 10, 2012 4:30 -7:00 p.m.

The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH.

Next to the New Haven United Methodist Church

Matthew Ramsey, Photographer, juried this exhibit.  Ramsey states, “The photography in this exhibit is very strong and gives the viewer a unique and wonderful view of the area that most casual viewers would not see.  This exhibit is a must see!”

Next door to the Art Junction the New Haven United Methodist Church is having it’s final Swiss Steak Dinner of 2012 on Saturday October 27, from 5:00 pm – 6:30pm

Pumpkin Day


 

The Art Junction held its first Pumpkin Painting, Designing and Carving Day on Saturday, October 20, 2012.

Even though it was a cool, blustery day we had a great turnout, and everyone had fun exploring how to design a pumpkin.

There were many pumpkins to choose from for design choices.

Everyone enjoyed all of the possibilities available in the creative process.

There were many ways to explore decorating a pumpkin as young and old joined in the process, learning from each other.  Maybe you can join us next year!

Clay Bead Workshop


Learn to create your own clay beads with polymer based clays with various colors and designs.

 Create a necklace or bracelet for yourself or as a gift for the holidays!

  All materials provided!

 Cost $15.00 Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012

  10:00 a.m. – 12 noon Ages 8 to 88
Must sign up by 10/20/12.   Class size is limited to 12.

There are a few open spots available!

Opening Night for 2012 Photography Contest & Exhibition


 

An opening reception and awards ceremony was held Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm at the Art Junction where the cash prizes were awarded.

This photography exhibition, Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow continues every Friday and Saturday evening from 4:30 to 7:00 pm at the Art Junction.  This is a great opportunity to view the images of 10 area photographers.

Honorable Mention –Alec Casto, Willard, OH for his image titled “Looking At the Old Chicken Coop”.

Come and experience the Willard area through new eyes, exploring the Firelands as you may not have seen them before, from traditional to digital and manipulated photographic images.  Sharing and exploring the beauty of your community awakens your senses to the environment we live in which most of us take for granted.  Come view this exciting new exhibition!

Matthew Ramsey, Photographer, juried this exhibit.  Ramsey states, “The photography in this exhibit is very strong and gives the viewer a unique and wonderful view of the area that most casual viewers would not see.  This exhibit is a must see!”

The Art Junction announces its 2012 Photography Contest & Exhibition Winners from the show:

Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.

1st Place Winner– Jim Funk, Willard, OH for his image titled “Fading Into the Past”.

2nd Place Winner– Allison Cogar-Zeigler, Willard, OH for her image titled “The Trail”.

3rd Place Winner– Alec Casto, Willard, OH for his image titled “Nature Reflecting Itself”.

Honorable Mention –Jen Farrell, Willard, OH for her image titled “Iron Road”.

Honorable Mention –Alec Casto, Willard, OH for his image titled “Looking At the Old Chicken Coop”.

Judge’s Special Recognition- Kyrie McDevitt, Willard, OH for her image titled “The News”.

Judge’s Special Recognition- Jim Funk, Willard, OH for his image titled “An Old Building”.

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! 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

2012 Photography Contest & Exhibition Winners!


 

The Art Junction announces its 2012 Photography Contest & Exhibition Winners from the show:

Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.

1st Place Winner– Jim Funk, Willard, OH for his image titled “Fading Into the Past”.

2nd Place Winner– Allison Cogar-Zeigler, Willard, OH for her image titled “The Trail”.

3rd Place Winner– Alec Casto, Willard, OH for his image titled “Nature Reflecting Itself”.

Honorable Mention –Jen Farrell, Willard, OH for her image titled “Iron Road”.

Honorable Mention –Alec Casto, Willard, OH for his image titled “Looking At the Old Chicken Coop”.

Judge’s Special Recognition- Kyrie McDevitt, Willard, OH for her image titled “The News”.

Judge’s Special Recognition- Jim Funk, Willard, OH for his image titled “An Old Building”.

 An opening reception and awards ceremony was held Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm at the Art Junction where the cash prizes were awarded.  This photography exhibition, Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow continues every Friday and Saturday evening from 4:30 to 7:00 pm at the Art Junction.  This is a great opportunity to view the images of 10 area photographers.  Come and experience the Willard area through new eyes, exploring the Firelands as you may not have seen them before, from traditional to digital and manipulated photographic images.  Sharing and exploring the beauty of your community awakens your senses to the environment we live in which most of us take for granted.  Come view this exciting new exhibition!

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays October 13 – November 10, 2012 4:30 -7:00 p.m.

The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH.

Next to the New Haven United Methodist Church

Matthew Ramsey, Photographer, juried this exhibit.  Ramsey states, “The photography in this exhibit is very strong and gives the viewer a unique and wonderful view of the area that most casual viewers would not see.  This exhibit is a must see!”

 

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! 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

Pumpkin Painting, Carving & Designing


 

 

Sign up Today to participate!

Pumpkin Painting, Carving & Designing

Have fun creating a pumpkin face or design on your very own pumpkin with paint or by carving with various tools!
All materials provided unless you wish to bring your own pumpkin to carve

Cost $ 10.00  Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012  

10:00 a.m. – 12 noon  All Ages

Must sign up by 10/13/12 to participate!

2012 Photography Contest & Exhibition


The Art Junction presents its 2012 Photography Contest & Exhibition:

Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.

This is a great opportunity to view the images of 10 area photographers.  Come and experience the Willard area through new eyes, exploring the Firelands, as you may not have seen them before, from traditional to digital and manipulated photographic images.  Sharing and exploring the beauty of your community awakens your senses to the environment we live in which most of us take for granted.  Come view this exciting new exhibition!

Opening Reception October 13, 2012 4:30 -7:00 p.m. (Awards Ceremony 5pm)

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays October 13 – November 10, 2012 4:30 -7:00 p.m.

The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH.

Next to the New Haven United Methodist Church

 

Matthew Ramsey, Photographer, juried this exhibit.  Ramsey states, “The photography in this exhibit is very strong and gives the viewer a unique and wonderful view of the area that most casual viewers would not see.  This exhibit is a must see!”

The exhibition will take place October 13 – November 10, 2012.  Winners will be announced at the opening on Saturday, October 13 at 5pm.

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! 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

Circles


This week in our home-school art class we explored the idea of circles in art in a similar fashion to the artist Wassily Kandinsky.

Wassily Kandinsky’s color study, Squares with Concentric Circles.

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (16 December 1866 – 13 December 1944) was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. He enrolled at the University of Moscow, studying law and economics. Successful in his profession—he was offered a professorship (chair of Roman Law) at the University of Dorpat—he began painting studies (life-drawing, sketching and anatomy) at the age of 30.

The students had a lot of fun folding paper, drawing circles and mixing colors of watercolor paint.

Learning to control the brush in a circular motion is a very difficult task.

This project required a lot of focus and concentration.

Everyone had fun as they explored color through creating concentric circular shapes.

Everyone was surprised at how quickly the time flew by as the creative process was in full swing.

Closing Weekend


Closing weekend for the Art of Drue Roberts at The Art Junction.

The Art Junction presents:

                         The Road So Far…

The artwork of Drue Roberts

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays September 14 – October 6, 2012 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

 

Drue Roberts graduated from Willard High School in 1993 and went on to study Geology. After graduate school, he became an environmental geologist performing studies at superfund sites, the military and national laboratories. Drue is a self-taught artist who specializes in acrylic painting and has shown his work in Santa Fe, New Mexico and in Ohio. He and his wife have travelled the country and now reside in Granville, Ohio with their two boys.

Art is an extension of the inner artist and there is always some trepidation in sharing so much of one’s self. “When I think of showing my artwork in my hometown, it simply terrifies me,” Roberts shared. “Here I stand at the midpoint of my life worrying how people I haven’t seen in 20 years will react to it. Much of what I’ve spent my life seeing, analyzing and interpreting is wrapped up in these paintings.” A lot of how he sees the world has been colored by his experiences and the culture that exists in Willard, Ohio.

 

Roberts, a geologist by trade who has traveled the country with his work, taught himself to draw and paint. He began with colored pencils and eventually graduated to acrylic paints, which he’s used to develop his unique style of layering paint using bold colors and pronounced light and shadows to produce his diverse themes. Roberts’ experience as a geologist dealing with environmental contamination inspires much of his work. “Presenting an amplified view of our surroundings awakens the viewer to the impact our lives have on the world around us,” he said. He also adds that the murals of Diego Rivera, the sparseness of Edward Hopper and the dinosaurs of William Stout influence his work.