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Digital Photography Club


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Last month at the Digital Photography Club local photographer, Matt Ramsey, spoke to the group about lighting and basic operational techniques with digital cameras.  Matt’s information was very helpful to everyone in the group.  We hope to have him return soon.

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This month we will discuss photographing indoors versus outdoors as everyone will have the opportunity to have some hands-on experience with these types of photographic settings. 

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Jen Wall from the Extension Library District of Huron County will be here to give a presentation on the up-coming photography contest the library will be sponsoring.

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The next meeting will be Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Art Junction from 7:00-8:00 pm. 

Kevin Casto, Director of the Art Junction, will be facilitating this meeting.

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Digital Photography Club


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The Digital Photography Club will be meeting this Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Art Junction.

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Local photographer, Matt Ramsey, will be sharing tips, resources, ideas and methods for lighting indoors and outdoors.

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The meeting will last from 7:00 – 8:00 pm and is free and open to all interested in this medium.  Come and bring an image to share!

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Create an ornament….Family Art Day!


Saturday December 1, 2012

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Make your own Candy Cane Christmas tree ornament out of Sculpey Clay.

In one Saturday morning make your candy cane, bake it, shine it and take it home to hang on your tree!

 Cost is $5.00 per family

(This helps to cover the cost of the materials)

*Plus a canned food donation to the Willard Food Bank!

Plus you can enjoy a free snack lunch next door at the New Haven United Methodist Church along with other fun Christmas activities!

The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie St. in New Haven, 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 and children to learn to create together a better community!

For more information call 419-935-3404 or see us on the web at https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com

Local and unique images


 

Looking At The Old Chicken Coop by Alec Casto

The Art Junction presents a great opportunity for you to see local and unique images of the greater North Central Ohio community of Willard.  With the holiday season approaching this exhibition allows you the opportunity to own a piece of  unique and local art that is one of a kind!  Take the time this weekend to stop by and see a wonderful exhibition that you can be a part of.

Fading Into The Past by Jim Funk

This photography exhibition, Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow continues this Friday and Saturday evening from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Art Junction.  This is a great opportunity to view the images of ten 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

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.

Steak, Art and Hope this weekend!


This is a big weekend in Willard and at the Art Junction.  On Friday the gallery is again open from 4:30 -7:00 pm to view the work of Drue Roberts and his exhibition “The Road So Far…”

On Saturday The Art Junction is again open from 4:30 -7:00 for “The Road So Far…”

The New Haven United Methodist Church next door to the Art Junction is once again having its famous Homemade Swiss Steak Dinner from 5:00 -6:30 pm.

Finally, the Willard Hope Center is having the HopeFest which is a huge, free concert in downtown Willard on Saturday evening!

We hope that you can come and be a part of these great activities in the Willard area!

The Road So Far…


The Art Junction presents:

   The Road So Far…

The artwork of Drue Roberts

Opening Reception Saturday, September 8, 2012 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

at The Art Junction

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

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.

 

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

Summer Painting Class


Our summer painting and drawing class ended with a wonderful collection of landscapes of New Haven.

The participants used a variety of materials: from acrylics and canvas to pastels and cardboard.

The main objective of this class was to become comfortable with the creative process as we endeavored to visually describe the landscape around us.

Everyone enjoyed the  creative process and made progress on their creative journey.  Maybe you can join us for a class or workshop at the Art Junction this fall.

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Take a 10 minute Art Break this Friday or Saturday to view the latest show at the Art Junction.

The Art Junction is a great 10 minute stop on your weekend trip to Mansfield or Sandusky.

Bruce Philip Bitmead was born in Buffalo, New York in 1963 and graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1983, starting to paint in earnest that same year.  He has been exhibiting his works steadily since 1987, mainly in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York, with solo shows in California and London, England.  Bitmead spent much of the 80’s and 90’s employed as a graphic designer and illustrator in Chicago, but returned to Buffalo in 1998, where he concentrates on his personal work.  Bitmead is no stranger to North Central Ohio, having served as an artist in residence in the 90’s at Black River Local Schools and Willard City Schools.

“Since 1983, I have alternately concentrated on drawing, painting and sculpture in both representational and abstract manners.  The skills I learn in one discipline inform the others, which has enabled me to slowly but surely develop a cohesive artistic vision over the past 29 years.  I am glad for the opportunity to gather various types of work and present them in one exhibit at the Art Junction.”

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

A walk in the park


For our last digital photography class the group took a walk in the Willard Park to explore the many wonders to a photographer’s eye.

Part of the skill of a photographer is to turn an ordinary scene into an interesting image.

Everyone has their own vision of the everyday landscape that surrounds them.  It’s the photographer’s job to find the beauty in the ordinary.

Sometimes beauty is discovered through a gray scale of a black and white image.

One of the joys of this class was the fun of discovery, finding something new through the lens of a camera and learning how to compose a compelling image.  Maybe you can join us for a class in the future.