Art

A Harvest of Attributes: art that examines the fruit of the spirit.


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In a season of change and transition, art is a deep voice, which speaks authentically to our times, and the reality of what is and to the possibility of what might be. The Art Junction and New Haven United Methodist Church present art that examines the fruit of the spirit, which identifies the characteristics of a Christian through visual art.

The Fruit of the Holy Spirit is a biblical term that sums up nine attributes of the Christian life according to Paul in his Letter to the Galatians “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23.

Artists participating in this exhibit are locally and regionally known around Ohio for their talents. Nancy Beckett from Norwalk, James Easter -Toledo, Alec Casto –Willard, David Wolff – Collins, Cynde Spyker –Attica, Karen Wilson – New Haven, Lynda Stoneham – North Fairfield, Anita Andrews – Bellevue, and Kevin Casto – Willard

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Art is a symbol, pointing to something else that is beyond us and what we can strive for as an individual and as a community… this group exhibit is The Art Junction and New Haven United Methodist Church’s method to reach out and share a visual story with our community. Community arts provide a new gathering place, a cultural and spiritual touchstone that is a source of community revitalization and neighborhood revival.

The exhibit invites the viewer to examine, participate and listen to the visual story of the attributes of the Christian life that can be gained through surrender to the power of the Holy Spirit.

The exhibition of artwork opens Sunday, October 27 and runs through November 24, 2019. There will be a closing reception at the end of the exhibition on Sunday, November 24 at 11:15 a.m. The exhibit is located in the New Haven United Methodist Church at 2644 Prairie Street in New Haven, Ohio. Special showings are available upon request.

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8 years of Art -An Invitational Summer Art Exhibition


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Come view the newest exhibit of local art at the Art Junction in New Haven,opening

Friday, July 5th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 The Art Junction is celebrating our 8 years of art in the New Haven area with our Invitational Summer Art Exhibition.

Artists featured are: Lynda Stoneham, North Fairfield, Lora Garcia, New Haven, Charles Casto, Willard, Linda Brown, Willard, David Wolff, Collins, Terry Anderson, Willard, Lauren Brown, Willard, Drue Roberts, Columbus, Ben White, Willard, James Easter, Toledo, Marnie Lillo,Willard, Kevin Casto, Willard, Gloria Predmore, Willard, Karen Wilson, New Haven, Amanda Kiplinger, Polk, Alec Casto, Willard.

 The Art Junction has invited these sixteen artists to return and exhibit with us in this group invitational exhibit. These artists have been part of the Art Junction in the past eight years either exhibiting, teaching classes, or as supporters of our mission of community-based art for area.

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When you visit the Art Junction you will be supporting local visual artists of north central Ohio. Who knows; you might find some art to decorate your life! This exhibit consists of local, area and regional artists who are exhibiting over 30 items composed of paintings, watercolors, pastels, and photography.

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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 Invitational Summer Art Exhibition

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We will have a closing reception for this exhibition on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. This reception will be part of the New Haven Block Party, which includes the music of Mike White, free hot dogs, ice cream, and kettle corn, along with a bouncy house for kids. The Art Junction will also award its first art scholarship. Come and be part of the fun as we celebrate summer, art, and our local community!

 Regular gallery hours for the Summer Art Exhibition will be Fridays & Saturdays, July 5th – 26th, 2019 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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 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 Camp


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Monday – Wednesday July 29, 30, 31

10 A.M.-12 P.M.

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Do you love color?

The focus of this camp will be color and exploring many new mediums with color.

Class size is limited 10. Come dressed to be messy.

3 days of colorful fun.

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$30 before 6/15/19  $40 after 6/15/19

Ages 6 – 12

Sign up and prepay for summer programs today to reserve your space!

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Class size is limited!

Call 419-935-3404

Email: theartjunction@yahoo.com

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Or mail your registration to:

Kevin Casto

802 S. Main St.

Willard, OH 44890

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We have 2 scholarships available for Art Camp!

Let us know why you would like to come to Art Camp in 50 words or less and email us: theartjunction@yahoo.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

 

Painting Workshop


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Tuesday, July 9

5:30 -7:30 p.m.

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A one evening workshop where you can explore painting on a 16” x 20” canvas that you can keep.

Explore and discuss a style of painting that you have always wanted too in a collaborative atmosphere from landscape to abstract. Come with an idea and see what you can create.

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Class size is limited to 4-6 participants.

$20 before 6/1/19 $30 after 6/1/19

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Sign up and prepay for summer programs today to reserve your space!

Class size is limited!

Call 419-935-3404

Email: theartjunction@yahoo.com

Or mail your registration to:

Kevin Casto

802 S. Main St.

Willard, OH 44890

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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

Fused Glass Plate or Coasters workshop


Saturday, June 29 from 10 am to 12:30 pm

Cost $30.00 before 6/1/19   $35.00 after 6/1/18

Create a beautiful & truly unique work of decorative and functional art for you or for gifting. You will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of creating glass objects in the kiln and then make a 7” x 7” fused and slumped glass plate or 4 glass coasters, choosing from a selection of different types and colors of glass. This popular class is tailored to beginners and advanced students. Finished work will be available for pick-up in 1 or 2 weeks.

Cost includes all project supplies, use of equipment, kiln firing and art glass.

Class size 5-10 participants.

Sign up and prepay for summer programs today to reserve your space!

Class size is limited!

Call 419-935-3404

Email: theartjunction@yahoo.com

Or mail your registration to:

Kevin Casto

802 S. Main St.

Willard, OH 44890

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 Harvest of Attributes


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Coming this autumn

-a new visual art project that is a collaboration of The Art Junction and New Haven United Methodist Church.

A Harvest of Attributes: art that examines the fruit of the spirit.

The Fruit of the Holy Spirit is a biblical term that sums up nine attributes of a Christian life according to Paul in his Letter to the Galatians “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

  1. Love –Nancy Beckett
  2. Joy –James Easter
  3. Peace –Alec Casto
  4. Forbearance/patience -Kevin Casto
  5. Kindness –David Wolff
  6. Goodness –Cynde Spyker
  7. Faithfulness –Karen Wilson
  8. Gentleness –Lynda Stoneham
  9. Self-control –Anita Andrews

The Art Junction and New Haven United Methodist Church present an exhibit to examine the fruit that identifies a Christian through visual art.

This group exhibit of nine visual artists will examine and lead the viewer through a visual journey and communicate a message of Christian love and encouragement.  The exhibit will invite the community to examine the attributes of the Christian life that can be gained through a life centered on Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Art Junction Scholarship


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Art Junction Scholarship

This is a $500 scholarship to aid in purchasing art materials for high school seniors preparing to enter college, current college students, graduate school students, or a local artist for a special project that will assist the recipient in creating art that reflects and builds up our local community through visual art.

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Describe what your scholarship will be used for. If you are applying for funds to aid your college or graduate studies discuss how your program of study will aid you in creating art that reflects and builds up our local community.

If you are applying for funds that will aid in a special project please discuss the materials you wish to purchase, the project you want to undertake with the materials and how your project will aid you in creating art that reflects and builds up our local community.

Please submit the above information and a detailed descriptive explanation of your studies or project along with six examples of your artwork in jpg format to: theartjunction@yahoo.com

Recipient of this scholarship must be willing to have an exhibit of your artwork or your project at the Art Junction in the next year to demonstrate how you have used the funds from this scholarship to create art that reflects and builds up our local community.

Application Deadline is June 1st.

You can download an application from a word document or a pdf below.

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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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Family Art Day


 

 

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On Saturday, December 8, 2018 drop by the Art Junction between the hours of 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and create your own candy cane Christmas tree ornament out of sculpey clay.

 

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In one Saturday morning using a few hand-building skills, families can create their own Christmas tree ornament together to celebrate the season. Cost is a canned food donation for each family member to the Willard Food Bank!

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 Enjoy a free lunch next door at the New Haven United Methodist Church at Family Art Day.

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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.
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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 7th Annual Community Summer Art Exhibition


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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!

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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

 

Art Camp


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Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Cost $25.00 before 6/30/18 $30.00 after 6/30/18

Ages 7-14

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Join us for an evening of painting, drawing, sculpture and creative explorations indoors and outdoors! All materials are provided.

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Class size 6-8 students.

Sign up and prepay for summer programs today to reserve your space!

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Class size is limited!

Call 419-935-3404

Email: theartjunction@yahoo.com

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Or mail your registration to:

Kevin Casto

802 S. Main St.

Willard, OH 44890

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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