Artists

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

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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

 

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Lynda Stoneham led our first workshop in pastels this year.

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Lynda led an excellent workshop that was very informative on her medium of pastels.

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The class explored the medium and the various tools, learning many new tips and techniques from our master artist.

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Maybe you can join us for a future workshop or class this summer at the Art Junction.

 

Art of the Passion


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8 artists & paintings that examine the events of Holy Week.

 

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 Closing reception Sunday May 15, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Exhibition Hours:

March 20 – 25, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays, April 2 – May 14, 2016 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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The Art Junction and New Haven United Methodist Church present an exhibit to examine the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ through visual art. We invite you to examine the events of Holy week and reconnect with the passion through a unique opportunity to discover Christ visually! Eight artists will examine the themes listed below:

 

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  1. Palm Sunday: Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem. Crowd proclaims him “King”
  2. Holy Monday: The cleansing of the temple. Jesus frees the animals to be slaughtered.
  3. Holy Tuesday: Outraged Pharisees plot to eliminate Jesus/ the withered tree/Mt. of Olives sermon.
  4. Spy Wednesday: Judas agrees to betray Jesus / tells how to easily capture him.
  5. Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper / Agony in the garden / Jesus is arrested.
  6. Good Friday: The trial, crucifixion, death, and burial of Jesus.
  7. Holy Saturday / Black Sabbath: the Sabbath on which Jesus rested in the tomb.
  8. Easter Sunday: the ‘Resurrection’ of Jesus

 

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The artists used a 30 x 40” canvas to depict their day of holy week 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 holy week in one venue.

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The eight artists participating in this event are: Matt Ramsey, artist from Norwalk; James Easter, artist from Toledo; Heidi Helgeson, artist/teacher from Norwalk; Alec Casto, photographer & painter from Willard; Karen Coffey Wilson, artist from New Haven; Lynda Stoneham, artist/teacher from Norwalk; David Wolff, artist/teacher from Collins; and Kevin Casto, artist/teacher, photographer from Willard.

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

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

Family Art Day


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On Saturday, March 19, 2016 drop by the Art Junction between the hours of 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. In one Saturday morning families can create their own bowtie butterfly images out of non-traditional materials to celebrate renewal.

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Cost is $5.00 per family (this helps to cover the cost of the materials) and a canned food donation for the Willard Food Bank!

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Enjoy a free lunch next door at the New Haven United Methodist Church along with other fun activities! View the opening of:

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Art of the Passion

at New Haven United Methodist Church

2644 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850

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8 artists & paintings that examine the events of Holy Week.

Opening reception Saturday, March 19, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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

Exhibition Hours:

March 20 – 25, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays, April 2 – May 14, 2016 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

The Art Junction and New Haven United Methodist Church present an exhibit to examine the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ through visual art. We invite you to examine the events of Holy week and reconnect with the passion through a unique opportunity to discover Christ visually!

Please sign up by 3/18/16 for Family Art Day.

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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! 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

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         Instructor Lynda Stoneham will teach a Class on

Exploring & experimenting with pastels to create a painting.

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Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016 10 a.m. – 12 noon Ages 10 and up!

Suggested supplies: a set of 24 sticks of soft pastel (no oil pastel)

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2-3 sheets various colors Canson MiTientes paper or favorite paper with good tooth -texture. Products available at area Art Supply stores.

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                 Class size minimum of 3-maximun 10

Cost $20.00 Before 1/15/16     After 1/15/16 $25.00

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Sign Up & Prepay for Winter Classes Today!

for more information call 419-935-3404  

Class Size is Limited

Cash accepted or make checks out to Kevin Casto

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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.

 

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 of the Passion: paintings that examine the events of Holy Week and the Passion of Jesus Christ.


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The Art Junction and New Haven United Methodist Church present an exhibit to examine the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ through visual art.

Eight artists will examine the themes listed below:

  1. Palm Sunday: Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem. Crowd proclaims him “King.”
  2. Holy Monday: The cleansing of the temple. Jesus frees the animals to be slaughtered.
  3. Holy Tuesday: Outraged Pharisees plot to eliminate Jesus/ Mt. of Olives sermon.
  4. Spy Wednesday: Judas agrees to betray Jesus / tells how to easily capture him.
  5. Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper / agony in the garden / Jesus is arrested.-Alec
  6. Good Friday: The trial, crucifixion, death, and burial of Jesus.
  7. Holy Saturday / Black Sabbath: The Sabbath on which Jesus rested in the tomb.
  8. Easter Sunday: The ‘Resurrection’ of Jesus.

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This group exhibit of visual art will reach out to the local community through the visual arts and communicate a message through invitation of the Passion of Christ in a visual method. The exhibit will invite the viewer to examine the life of Jesus and to discover a deeper meaning of the passion through a unique opportunity to worship Christ visually.

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New Haven UMC would provide the canvases to the artists. Artists would complete paintings by March 5, 2016 and installation would be on March 19, 2016.

Artists would retain rights to artwork and can sell artwork with the stipulation that the work will be available for display at New Haven UMC for the next five years during Lent/Holy week.

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The exhibition of artwork will be from Sunday, March 20 – May 1, 2016.   A reception will be held either at the beginning or end of the exhibition.

Artists will be given the opportunity to speak about their painting during the exhibit of the work and during a Sunday service.

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Artistically yours,

Kevin Casto

Director of The Art Junction

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

 

Helmet


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One of my amazing students is creating a helmet in the style of Boba Fett.

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Ben began with research into various helmets from Star Wars and decided upon a mandalorian helmet.

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Using recycled materials Ben is carefully crafting his helmet.

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Now into the paper mache process the helmet is taking shape.

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It’s exciting to see the process of Ben’s work as it continues to take shape.

Opportunity


The Art Junction is looking for an artist or artists who would be interested in participating in an upcoming project…

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Art of the Passion: paintings that examine the events of Holy Week and the Passion of Jesus Christ.

Interested parties should contact Kevin Casto email: theartjunction@yahoo.com

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Southern Exposure


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at The Art Junction

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

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Opening reception Saturday, October 17, 2015 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays, October 23 – November 7, 2015 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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Come celebrate visual creativity, fun and diversity through these wonderful expressions of art from our greater community of Huron County!

Artists’ Open Studio, Inc. was created for adults with developmental disabilities from Huron County. However, it is a place for aspiring artists of all abilities who enjoy sharing their creative spirits among other local artists. Each person works independently, yet with the support and encouragement from the group and AOS staff. Artists come from many walks of life with various skills to our uninstructed meetings. Painting & ceramic studio artists gather weekly at Christie Lane in Norwalk.

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Artists’ Open Studio sponsors an annual Art Exhibit – traditionally held the 3rd Friday of June at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center Gallery, 350 Shady Lane Dr, Norwalk. Our 2016 exhibit at Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center Gallery, Begins Friday, June 17, 1:00-7:00

Artwork may be purchased at our shows or from our displays at Christie Lane with profits going directly to the artists. AOS also creates products for sale to purchase art supplies for the artists from Christie Lane. Purchases of handmade ceramic tile, recycled glass jewelry, note cards, stationary, and custom printing help to support AOS.

Artists’ Open Studio is sponsored by Huron County Board of DD and has received funds from Fund for Huron County, Citizens Banking Company, Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Ohio Arts Council & private donors. Contact Lynda Stoneham for more information. 419-668-8840 ext. 1439 or artistsopenstudio.inc@gmail.com

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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