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   The Art Junction presents:

“Who We Are”

Art Exhibition and Senior Project culmination of Marnie-Kate Lillo and Kourtney Craft

Friday, November 17, and Saturday, and 18, 2017,
6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Art Junction,
located at 2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio
(Special showings available upon request.)
Come view the artistic and photographic products of two Willard High School seniors,
Marnie-Kate Lillo and Kourtney Craft.
Marnie-Kate has designed and led painting sessions with students and adults in the Willard area. Each acrylic on canvas painting is a unique representation of the artist.
All paintings are 11”x14” with a vast array of color and design, knit together by the common image of a person present in each work of art.
Kourtney’s photo journalism product will be on display chronicling current events in our community.
All art pieces are for sale during the exhibit.
They would be a welcome addition to a home, business, or classroom.
All proceeds from the sale benefit the Willard Hope Center, a faith-based community center servicing students and located in the heart of Willard, Ohio.

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The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibits, lessons, and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create 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: theartjunction@yahoo.com or

visit our blog: http:// theartjunctionwillardohio. wordpress.com
The Art Junction and Willard Hope Center are non-profit organizations benefiting the Willard community.
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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

Yarn painting


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Tuesday afternoon art class explored painting with yarn recently.

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After soaking their yarn in tempera paint, students slowly pulled the yarn across their paper to create patterns of color.

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Everyone had fun exploring this new method of painting.

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The painting process took some time to learn how to master the yarn and control the paint.

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Everyone was very happy with their paintings and learning how to paint in a new way!

Fingerprint Art


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Students at the Willard Hope Center explored making art with their fingerprints.

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After making fingerprints with ink, everyone explored turning them into a new creation.

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Armed with ink and and marker, everyone explored this new medium.

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Even the director of the Hope Center joined in the creative process.

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Fingerprint art can be a lot of fun with only some ink and your fingers!

 

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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

Digital camera art


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Saturday the Art Junction had the first winter workshop, which was “Getting to Know Your Digital Camera.”

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We had a lot of fun learning all of the functions of everyone’s camera, and then we spent some time learning some basic camera techniques.  Maybe you can  join us for one of our winter workshops!

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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

The Super Summer Art Contest & Exhibition


2015 Summer Art Contest

If art (photography, sculpture, weaving, painting, collage) is a hobby, passion or passing interest, this is a great way to use your talent and share your creative images with our community at the art gallery in New Haven –The Art Junction.

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This contest is open to everyone ages 12 years and older. Artwork must be gallery ready: framed, matted (ready to hang.) For more information call the library @ 419-933-8564.
 Up to three entries may be submitted at the Art Junction on July 27 from 6:30-8:00 & July 30 from 6:30-8:00. The exhibition will take place August 8 – August 29, 2015. 
 Contest categories: photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, and fiber-based art with awards for each category as well as Best of Show, Art of Reading Award, and Judge’s Award.

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Drop off artwork at the Art Junction July 27, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Drop off artwork at the Art Junction July 30, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

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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 contest & exhibition consists of work submitted through the Willard, Greenwich, North Fairfield and Wakeman branches of the Huron County Community Library.

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Entry forms may be picked up at any branch of the Huron County Community Library.

The exhibition will take place August 8 – August 29, 2015.    

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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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Expressive painting


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Expressive painting classes at the Art Junction allow students the opportunity to explore painting through various methods, mediums and techniques.

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Maybe you can join us for one of our winter workshops.

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Maybe you can enroll in our Wednesday afternoon art classes.

Elyria Arts Depot


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The artistic spirit of Lorain County will soon have a home in downtown Elyria, a project that will not only breathe new life into a long-empty storefront, but also will bring a tried-and-true Lorain initiative to the city.

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For an up-and-coming artist, the biggest struggle in establishing a career is finding a place with plenty of foot traffic to showcase pieces. Likewise, the biggest obstacle standing in the way of revitalizing downtown Elyria is finding ways to bring more pedestrian traffic to the area.  Marrying the two problems and birthing a solution is taking shape in the soon-to-open Elyria Arts Depot.  “This space will give someone like me a place to showcase my work,” said artist Elizabeth Hamister-Burnett, 32. “I’ve shown artwork everywhere but my hometown. To be in my hometown is huge.” Hamister-Burnett has painted since she was a young child, but has done so professionally for two years. Her works have graced walls in galleries at Cleveland State University and the Waterloo Arts District in the Collinwood area of Cleveland.

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Starting Saturday, she and other artists will have a temporary home in Elyria.

Four years ago, the Lorain Arts Council opened shop in downtown Lorain and now the arts movement is coming to Elyria with the opening of the Elyria Arts Depot in the former Brandau Jewelers Building at 336 Broad St. The space, which will feature the works of 10 to 15 local artists, will open to the public 10 a.m. Saturday to coincide with Elyria’s Festival of Lights Holiday kick-off.  The Elyria Arts Depot is a project that has been 18 months in the making, said Mayor Holly Brinda. It will, hopefully, serve as the springboard for more pop-up shops and businesses that support the arts.  “We are trying to set the stage for revitalization and growth,”

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Brinda said, inside the former store that, with several days worth of sweat equity, will be transformed into a working gallery. “This is part of a larger strategy for downtown Elyria. It has been proven in other cities that those communities that know how to leverage the artistic and cultural spirit of the arts can move forward.”  Brinda said she looks to other communities such as Reno, Nev., St. Paul, Minn. and Pittsburgh for inspiration. Closer to home, it’s the Gordon Square area of Cleveland that is a model of transformation to mimic. It has been nearly a decade since the work began in the west side neighborhood, but pumping more than $400 million of economic development into the community has made it one of Cleveland’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Elyria is far from becoming the next Gordon Square, but every project has to start somewhere, said Antonio Barrios, president of the Lorain Arts Council.

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“When we started in Lorain, there were no art galleries anywhere in the city,” he said. “Now we have three locations where art is being shown. We are not trying to reinvent the wheel here. But with just a little education as to what an art district can do for a community, we are seeing change.”

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The Elyria Arts Depot is coming together with the help of a lot of people. In addition to the city’s sponsorship and the Lorain Arts Council taking ownership, property owners Janice and Tom Haywood have offered the property for six months at a reduced rate.“By offering the building for the cost of utilities and insurance, we hope to help jumpstart Elyria’s new arts district and provide added exposure for the marketing of our building and other buildings downtown,” Janice Haywood said. It is unknown at this time if the Haywood property will be the permanent home of the Elyria Arts Depot. That possibility remains a viable option, depending on the group’s success. “We are stepping out here and Elyrians can support us very easily by coming,” Barrios said. “Come, visit the gallery, talk to the artists and take an interest in what they are doing. Of course, we hope people will support the arts by purchasing the one-of-a-kind pieces, but the traffic and word of mouth is also very important.”

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Contact Lisa Roberson at 329-7121 or lroberson@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @LisaRobersonCT.

– See more at: http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2013/12/03/elyria-arts-depot-opens-saturday-in-former-brandau-building/#sthash.u3nJuoId.dpuf