Charles Casto -Exhibition of a Creative Life




       “I made signs before I could talk”


at The Art Junction

2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church


Opening Reception with the artist Saturday, October 11, 2014 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays, October 11 – November 1, 2014 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!


Charles Casto artist, art educator, sign painter, and entrepreneur; this exhibition will examine his model of a creative life. Eisner (1998) states, “The act of creation -does not follow an unalterable schedule but is a journey that unfolds…a conversation between the worker and the work”. Come view the varied work that spans a 40-year sign painting/ billboard painter career, 31 years in art education and 50+ years in creative pursuits.


            Art shows, exhibits and working as technical/art director of the theatre program were some of highlights of his tenure as a visual arts teacher.  Watching students develop their skills over four years and pursuing collegiate art and a career in the arts has been very satisfying to Charles.  He states that there is not a week that goes by that he does not hear from former art students who enjoyed his classes. Charles states, “I am thrilled with all of the former students who have continued in the arts as a career path and those who continue to pursue a creative life!”


…A cabinetmaker’s son

His hands were meant for different work

And his heart was known to none

He left his home and went his lone and solitary way

And he gave to me a gift

I know I never can repay (Fogelberg, 1981).


 Come to the Art Junction and celebrate a creative life that has inspired many to pursue the arts. View Charles work and examples from former students who are now professional artists like Steve Axtel, Don Moore and others.


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! Located at 2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to 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 or visit our blog

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