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Painting at the Hope Center


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The Art Junction recently began a painting program with the kids at the Willard Hope Center on Tuesday afternoons.

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Students are exploring acrylic painting to express themselves and to create paintings to be used in the Hope Center’s upcoming auction at the end of May.

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During the first painting session students explored mixing and blending related colors as they applied the first layer of color to the canvas.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of mixing and applying color.  It seems to be a very therapeutic process to the kids.

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Vincent van Gogh stated, “The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting.”  I think the students at the Hope Center felt alive during our first session.

Closing Night!


There’s one last chance to see the 4th grade Art Exhibition: this Friday, June 1st, from 4:30 – 7 pm at the Art Junction.

Students have worked hard and would appreciate your support of their artistic endeavors.

The 4th graders are selling their paintings to raise funds for their future trip to Mohican Out-of-doors School and would appreciate your help and support.  They have raised two hundred dollars so far in their efforts at the Art Junction Exhibit.

I hope you can drop by to help us have a great closing night at the 4th grade Art Exhibition!

Steak and Art this weekend in New Haven


I hope you can add the Art Junction to your weekend plans!

This is the last full weekend for the 4th grade art show, Friday & Saturday, 4:30 -7 pm.

Come view the monochromatic paintings of the Willard City Schools 4th grade visual art students under the direction of artist/teacher Kevin Casto. 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. Students will also have their Underground Railroad quilt on display.

The 4th grade students’ 16” x 20” monochromatic paintings will be on sale during the exhibit.  All proceeds from the sale of their artwork will be placed in the Outdoor Education fund for their 6th grade experience at Mohican Outdoor School. We hope you will participate!  Their artwork would be a great addition to your home, business or organization!

If you know of any businesses that need some great art for their offices stop by the Art Junction and support the 4th grade as they raise funds for their Outdoors Education Trip to Mohican by selling their monochromatic paintings.  Saturday night next door to the Art Junction the world famous Swiss Steak Dinner will be held at the New Haven United Methodist Church from 5 – 6:30 p.m.