abstract art

Closing weekend


11807433_10205071152673666_2362742363132859771_oThe Super Summer Art Exhibition is composed of 40 works by 17 local, area and regional artists and includes paintings, sculptures, watercolors, pastels, digital art, and photography.

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Eight prizes were awarded from the Huron County Community Library on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the opening of this year’s exhibit: 1st place in drawing was David Wolff of Collins with 2nd place going to Lauren Brown of Willard; 1st place in abstract art was Mark Fisher of Norwalk with 2nd going to David Wolff of Collins and 3rd place to Karen Wilson of New Haven; 1st place in realistic art went to Gloria Predmore of Willard, 2nd place to Char French of Norwalk and 3rd place to Terry Anderson of Willard; 1st place in photography/digital was Sandy Power of Norwalk, 2nd place was Benjamin White of Willard and 3rd place was Sabrina Brandenburg of Orrville; 1st place in youth art was Courtney Taylor of Willard and 2nd place was Lauren Wood of Willard; 1st place in 3D art was William Foster of Willard and 2nd place was Benjamin White of Willard; and with Honorable Mentions in craft were Kylie Gahr and Jeannie Snay, both of Willard.

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Best of Show went to David Wolff of Collins for his drawing titled “Disappointment” and a Judge’s Award went to Alec Casto of Willard for his mixed media painting “Untitled”.

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 Juror Lynda Stoneham commented on the wonderful mix of media and styles from local and area artists. “It was nice to see an exhibit that includes amateur and professional artwork together! It’s a great way to encourage all artists and give the public a wide view of visual art in our area.”

 

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The exhibit runs through August 29, 2015 and is open on Fridays & Saturdays from 5-7 p.m. Special viewings can be arranged by appointment: 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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Regular gallery hours for the Super Summer Art Exhibition will be Fridays & Saturdays, August 14 – 29, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street in New Haven, OH (next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.)

2015 Summer Art Exhibit

 

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

 

Lettering


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Students at the Willard Hope Center were exploring adding lettering to their images recently.

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Students used stencils to transfer the letters to their canvases.

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Focus and concentration were a large part of our painting session at the Hope Center.

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The students’ work is slowly taking shape as they add more layers to their images based on the idea of love.

Abstract Art


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Wednesday afternoon art students explored the abstract art of Ad Reinhardt this past week.

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Students began with the idea of repeating the rectangle shape.

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Students used collage as their medium for this project.

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Everyone chose related colors from the color wheel.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of creating  their abstract image.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work.

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Untitled


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An untitled image from 1973 by Charles Casto from his Retrospective exhibit held this autumn at the Art Junction.

Art of the name


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Wednesday afternoon art class for older students was spent creating a graphic lettering project for several weeks.

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Students used marker to create the letters of their name in several different sizes and styles.

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The next step was to cut apart their project into squares.

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Next students arranged the pieces of their design that they wished to use on an 8″x10″ piece of cardboard.

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The shapes were adhered to the cardboard with matte medium.

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Finally students applied white acrylic and black marker to create an abstracted version of their name.

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Everyone approached their project in a different way as they added more or less detail to their beginning ideas.

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Here are some examples of the students work.

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