community 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

 

Explore Clay Workshop


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2018 Winter Workshop

Paint & design a bisque-fired

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with food-safe glazes!

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10:30 a.m. – 12 noon   Ages 10 and up!

Cost $20.00 Before 1/10/18

After 1/10/18 $25.00

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Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018

Class size is limited to 10.

Reserve your spot today!

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Sign Up & Prepay for Winter Classes Today!

for more information call 419-935-3404  

Class Size is Limited

Cash accepted or make checks out to Kevin Casto

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Mail your registration to

Kevin Casto

                           802 S. Main St.

Willard, Ohio 44890

email theartjunction@yahoo.com

 

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

 

 

BEGINNING FUSED-GLASS JEWELRY


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Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10 am – 1 pm  

2 Sessions to complete this workshop

         & Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10 am – 11 am  

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Discover the basics of glass fusing over 2 classes with Jill Groves.

You will learn how to create beautiful works of wearable art by layering art glass and fusing the glass in a kiln.

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Each student will make 2 from the following choices:

pendant, pin or pair of earrings. The first class is 3 hours long. The first hour is an introduction of art glass, kilns, effects of heat on glass, etc. The second hour includes instruction on glass cutting and equipment. The remainder of the class is spent choosing and layering glass.

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At the next session, we will add bails,earring wires, posts or pins to our finished pieces. No experience with glass is required for this course,which is recommended for beginners.

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Cost $30.00 before 3/4/17     after 3/4/17 $35.

Class size minimum of 5 maximum 12

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Sign Up & Prepay for Today!

for more information call 419-935-3404  

Class Size is Limited

Cash accepted or make checks out to Kevin Casto

*must prepare for Fused Glass Workshop!

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Mail your registration to

Kevin Casto

                          802 S. Main St.                      

Willard, Ohio 44890

email theartjunction@yahoo.com

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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.

 

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

 

 

Soap Making Workshop


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Instructor Sue Wolfe, owner of Kait-Tana Soaps, will teach & lead participants on how to create 2 bars of soap and a 4oz bottle of lotion.

All materials provided!

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10:00 a.m. – 12 noon  

             Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Cost $10.00 Before 10/1/16   After 10/1/16 $15.00

        Class size 4-12 participants Ages 7 and up!

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Sign Up & Prepay for Fall Classes Today!

for more information call 419-935-3404  

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Class Size is Limited

Cash accepted or make checks out to Kevin Casto

*must prepare for workshops to reserve your spot!

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  Mail your registration to

Kevin Casto

                        802 S. Main St.                      

Willard, Ohio 44890

email theartjunction@yahoo.com

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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

 

Candy cane day


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Family Art Day was held on December 5, 2015.  We had a large attendance this year.

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Everyone enjoyed creating a candy cane from sculpey clay.

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It was a fun day for families to come and build a memory together for the Christmas season.

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Everyone enjoyed the simple building process and working with their hands.

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The Art Junction enjoys sponsoring events that bring families together with art to create a stronger community.

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There was a wonderful, wide variety of colors used to create the canes this year.

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We had a great time at this year’s Family Art Day.  A big thanks to New Haven United Methodist Church for helping with this event and serving a lunch along with crafts and hosting a community Christmas tree in the square this year.

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Thanks also to the Artists’ Open Studio for exhibiting their work during Family Art Day.

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Maybe you can join us for our Spring Family Art Day coming in March 2016.

Expressive painting


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The expressive painting class was very successful this summer.

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All of the participants were very motivated to explore and complete their paintings.

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Everyone had a different idea and method as they approached their project.  Some completed their paintings while others were still in the process, but everyone grew in their skill and knowledge in the creative process.  Maybe you can join us for our next painting class!

Family Art Day


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On Saturday, December 6, 2014

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drop by the Art Junction between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon 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.

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Cost is $5.00 per family (this helps to cover the cost of the materials)

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

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Plus you can enjoy a free snack lunch and Christmas activities next door at the New Haven United Methodist Church at Family Art Day.

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For more information contact Kevin at 419-935-3404 or email: theartjunction@yahoo.com Please sign up by 12/4/14

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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

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Symbol painting


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We have an on-going painting project at the Willard Hope Center with the student members.

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Students are creating paintings based upon symbols of the Christian church.

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We have had different students working each session on the paintings, and it has really become a community project.

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Students are learning about their own abilities as they step out in faith to push their artistic skills in new areas.

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Students are also learning about symbols of the church and how they tell a story.  Their artwork will be on sale this spring to help support the work of the Hope Center.