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Art of Advent


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The Art Junction & The New Haven United Methodist Church present:

Art of ADVENT

at New Haven United Methodist Church

2644 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850

We invite you to examine the events of Advent and reconnect with the wonder that led to the first Christmas through a unique opportunity to discover Christ visually from the perspective of eight area artists.

Opening reception Sunday, November 27, 2016 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Music by Ben Holida

Exhibition Hours: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Fridays & Saturdays, December 2, 2016 – January 7, 2017

*Special showings upon request!

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The Art Junction and New Haven United Methodist Church present an exhibit to examine the events of Advent and reconnect with the wonder that led to the first Christmas through a unique opportunity to discover Christ visually!

Eight artists will examine the themes listed below:

  1. Coming, longing, anticipation and arrival of the Messiah, exploring the themes of prophecy, John the Baptist’s parents, supernatural visitation, personal reflection.
  2. Annunciation of Mary, exploring the themes of Angels, prophecy, supernatural visitation and the Mother of Jesus, Joseph her husband to be.
  3. Town of Bethlehem, exploring the themes of Angels, prophesies, government, census, travel, and homelessness.
  4. Birth of Jesus, exploring the themes of Angels, prophesy, government, census, homelessness, humility, nature, mankind, Savior of the world
  5. Annunciation of the Shepherds, exploring the themes of Angels, prophesy, homelessness, supernatural visitation
  6. Dedication of Jesus in the Temple, exploring the themes of prophesy, supernatural visitation, Simeon and Anna
  7. Visit of the Magi, exploring the themes of prophecy, supernatural visitation, Herod, travel, stars, nature, dreams
  8. Death of Innocents/Flight to Egypt, exploring the themes of prophecy, visitation, Herod, dreams, government decrees

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Each artist was given a 30 x 40” canvas to depict their event of advent in the medium and style of their choosing. These paintings will be on display in the sanctuary of the church allowing the viewer to experience visually the advent of Jesus Christ in one venue.

 

The eight artists participating in this event are: Matt Ramsey, artist from Norwalk; James Easter, artist from Toledo; Timothy Gorka, artist/wood carver from Lexington; Alec Casto, photographer & painter from Willard; Karen Coffey Wilson, artist from New Haven; Prescot Lillo, Willard High School Senior from Willard; David Wolff, artist/teacher from Collins; and Kevin Casto, artist/teacher, photographer from Willard.

 

The Art Junction invites you to experience and celebrate the Advent of Christ through this unique visual opportunity for our community!

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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

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.

Artistsopenstudio2015Students enjoyed seeing a variety of art, mediums and styles of artwork.

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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.

Art of the Passion: paintings that examine the events of Holy Week and the Passion of Jesus Christ.


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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.

Eight artists will examine the themes listed below:

  1. Palm Sunday: Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem. Crowd proclaims him “King.”
  2. Holy Monday: The cleansing of the temple. Jesus frees the animals to be slaughtered.
  3. Holy Tuesday: Outraged Pharisees plot to eliminate Jesus/ Mt. of Olives sermon.
  4. Spy Wednesday: Judas agrees to betray Jesus / tells how to easily capture him.
  5. Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper / agony in the garden / Jesus is arrested.-Alec
  6. Good Friday: The trial, crucifixion, death, and burial of Jesus.
  7. Holy Saturday / Black Sabbath: The Sabbath on which Jesus rested in the tomb.
  8. Easter Sunday: The ‘Resurrection’ of Jesus.

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This group exhibit of visual art will reach out to the local community through the visual arts and communicate a message through invitation of the Passion of Christ in a visual method. The exhibit will invite the viewer to examine the life of Jesus and to discover a deeper meaning of the passion through a unique opportunity to worship Christ visually.

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New Haven UMC would provide the canvases to the artists. Artists would complete paintings by March 5, 2016 and installation would be on March 19, 2016.

Artists would retain rights to artwork and can sell artwork with the stipulation that the work will be available for display at New Haven UMC for the next five years during Lent/Holy week.

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The exhibition of artwork will be from Sunday, March 20 – May 1, 2016.   A reception will be held either at the beginning or end of the exhibition.

Artists will be given the opportunity to speak about their painting during the exhibit of the work and during a Sunday service.

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Artistically yours,

Kevin Casto

Director of The Art Junction

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

 

The Hill


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The Hill by Nancy Beckett was part of the Landscapes group exhibition of painting and photography at The Art Junction the fall of 2014. The exhibit was composed of painting and photography of 11 Ohio artists who each have a unique view of our wonderful Ohio beauty that you may have overlooked or taken for granted. Amanda Kiplinger, landscape photographer from Polk, Ohio; Nancy Beckett, painter from Norwalk, Ohio; Jen Wall, photographer from Willard, Ohio; Timothy Gorka, sculpter & painter from Lexington, Ohio; Alec Casto, photographer & painter from Willard, Ohio; Matthew Ramsey, photographer from Norwalk, Ohio; Karen Coffey Wilson, painter from New Haven, Ohio; Drue Roberts, painter from Columbus, Ohio; Mary Ann Clady, painter from Shelby, Ohio; Lynda Stoneham, painter from Norwalk, Ohio; and Kevin Casto, painter & photographer from Willard, Ohio.

 

 

Artists’ Open Studio


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The Art Junction was thrilled to exhibit work from the Artists’ Open Studio in the winter of 2012.  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.

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. 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.