Community-based 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

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

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

Beginning Fused Glass-Jewelry


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2 Sessions Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10 am – 1 pm

& Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10 am – 11 am

Discover the basics of glass fusing over 2 classes with Jill Groves. Each student will make 2 from the following choices; pendant, pin or pair of earrings. The first class is an introduction of art glass. The remainder of the class is spent choosing and layering glass.

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The second session will involve adding bails & earring wires to our finished pieces.

No experience with glass is required for this course. Beginner’s welcome!

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Cost $30.00 Before 3/11/18 after 3/11/18 $35.00

Class size minimum of 5-maximun 10

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Sign Up & Prepay for Spring 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 prepay for Fused Glass Workshop!

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Looking for a unique gift for Mother’s Day?

Why not create your own mini work of art perfect for your mom or yourself!

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

Each student will make 2 from the following choices; pendant, pin or pair of earrings.

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The first class is 2 hours long and begins with an introduction of glass fusing with a kiln, and instructions on glass cutting and equipment usage.

The remainder of the class is spent choosing and layering glass.

At the next session, you will add bails, earring wires, posts, or pins to our finished pieces.

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.

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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

 

Tuesday afternoon art classes


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Classes will cover art history, visual & motor skills, principals of art & design, creative thinking, basic drawing, painting and 3D art concepts as well as integrate with basic educational concepts of math, science, language and history.

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Come explore ART and have some fun!
Cost: Cost $30 a student for 5 sessions Instructor supplies all materials!

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Dates: Beginning Tuesday, January 16 – February 13, 2018

 4:05-4:45 p.m. 1st– 5th grade students

4:45-5:30 p.m. 6th grade – Adults

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*If bad weather cancels Willard City Schools –Art Classes will be canceled and a make-up date will be added.

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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.

Art Camp Jr.


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Need some creativity in your summer?

Let’s explore art!

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Dates: July 18-19, 2017 10 a.m.- 12noon Ages 6-8

$30.00 before 6/30/17

After 6/30/17 $35.00

All Materials Provided     Class Size: 6-8 Students

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2 days of Painting, Drawing, Sculpture & Creative Explorations Indoors & Outdoors!

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Sign Up & Prepay for Summer Classes Today!

For more information call 419-935-3404

Class Size is Limited

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Cash accepted or make checks out to Kevin Casto

*You must prepay for Camps to reserve your space!

             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

 

 

Paint Camp


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Take an artistic break this summer!

Dates: July 12-13, 2016 10 a.m.-12noon

$30.00 before 6/30/17

After 6/30/17 $35.00

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Class Size: 6-8 Students   Ages 9-15

All materials provided

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2 days of exploring many types of Mediums, Paints and Painting styles.

Class Size is Limited

Cash accepted or make checks out to Kevin Casto

*You must prepay for Camps to reserve your space!

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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