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The 7th Annual Community Summer Art Exhibition


2018 Summer Art Exhibit

Come view the wonderful local art, see the images of the 7th Annual Community Summer Art Exhibition.

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You will be supporting local visual artists of north central Ohio.

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Who knows; you might find some art to decorate your life! This exhibit is composed of 17 local, area and regional artists who are exhibiting over 40 items composed of paintings, watercolors, pastels, fiber and photography through the Willard, Greenwich, North Fairfield and Wakeman branches of the Huron County Community Library for this exhibition and contest.

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         When you support local art from an independent artist you are buying more than just a painting, drawing or photograph. You are buying hundreds of hours of experimentation and thousands of failures. You are buying days, weeks, months, years of frustration and moments of pure joy. You are not just viewing a thing; you are viewing a piece of a heart, a part of a soul, a private moment in someone’s life. Most importantly, you are participating with the artist and providing them encouragement for something they are truly passionate about! That’s why we hope you will join us and view our Summer Art Exhibition!

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On Saturday, August 4, 2018 join us for the opening celebration of this exhibit! Local musician Mike White will be performing on guitar, and homemade ice cream will be served by members of the New Haven United Methodist Church on the lawn next to their Community Prayer Garden, which is next to the Art Junction, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

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Regular gallery hours for the Summer Art Exhibition will be Fridays & Saturdays, August 4 – 25, 2018 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.)

*Special Showings Available Upon Request!

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Clock Tower Fundraiser/Auction

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We are auctioning off a watercolor painting of the Willard Clock Tower by former Willard artist Teruko Wilde who now creates and resides in Taos, New Mexico.

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Teruko Wilde was born in Nagoya, Japan. After moving to the United States as a teenager she studied at the University of Cincinnati and Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio. An award-winning artist, Ms. Wilde has had numerous one-person and group shows. She initially established herself as a prominent pastel and watercolor artist before moving to Taos, NM in 1986. Expansive southwestern skies, approaching storms, and moody sunsets describe the colorful oil paintings of Teruko Wilde, which became known as her ‘Southwest Series’ and have been in popular demand for more than a decade. She has said that Mother Nature creates beautiful artwork in her sunsets, mountains, and trees…Ms. Wilde believes that it is her job as a fine artist to alter and reinterpret that beauty into beautiful and joyful paintings.

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This painting auction is to help raise funds for the Willard Clock Tower.

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The painting will be on display at The Art Junction in New Haven at the 7th Annual Community Art Exhibit from Saturday August 4, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Regular gallery hours for the Summer Art Exhibition will be Fridays & Saturdays, August 4 – 25, 2018 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.)

*Special Showings Available Upon Request!

2018 Summer Art Exhibit

Bids will be accepted at the Art Junction through August 25, 2018.

Bids can also be emailed to theartjunction@yahoo.com

This auction will end after the Planes, Trains and Automobiles Event in September in downtown Willard.

Buy a piece of Willard history to help replace a piece of Willard history!

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

 

A visit from the third grade


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Third graders visited the Art Junction this autumn to view the exhibit Southern Exposure –Artists Open Studio visits the Art Junction.

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Students had the opportunity to view the work of artists from the Artists’ Open Studio in Norwalk, Ohio.

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This was a great experience for students to see art in their community and to view art in a new context outside of the art classroom setting.

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The Art Junction’s mission is to bring the community together for creative experiences, and this field trip really began to allow students to see a larger world beyond their classroom.

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The third graders enjoyed their tour of the exhibit and learning about art in their community.

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.)

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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 Exhibition!


2015 Summer Art Exhibit

 This exhibit is composed of local, area and regional artists who have presented their paintings, sculptures, watercolors, pastels, digital art, and photography 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 8, 2015 join us for the opening celebration of this exhibit! Local musician Bob Cox will be performing on guitar and home-made ice cream will be served by the New Haven United Methodist Church on the lawn next to the Art Junction from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.   *Art awards will be presented at 7:00 p.m. on August 8, 2015.

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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. Please join us for our opening night on August 8, 2015 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 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

The Super Summer Art Contest & Exhibition


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If art (photography, sculpture, weaving, painting, collage, digital art, pottery, etc…)

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.

2015 Summer Art Contest

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.

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

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.    

 2015 Summer Art Contest

 

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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2008-14 Art Review & Sale


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Come view over 170 canvases from six years of emerging talent from the visual art students of Richmond, New Haven, Central and the former Greenfield Schools from the 2008-2014 school years. Under the direction of artist/teacher Kevin Casto, students have been introduced to painting and explored various themes, concepts and skills along with color theory and art history with mixed mediums on 16 x 20” canvas.

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PLEASE SUPPORT the emerging art talents of these young artists by attending their exhibition this spring as they visually express themselves and the greater community around them. This work has been on permanent display in the various elementary buildings and the board of education. Now see the work collectively in one exhibit as we transition into the new Willard Schools facility.

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The students’ paintings will be on sale during the exhibit for $20 each. All proceeds from the sale of their artwork will be placed in the art fund for the Elementary Art Program. Their artwork would be a great addition to your home, business or organization!

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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

Drue Roberts


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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.  Drue had a one man show at the Art Junction in the fall of 2012.

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.

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