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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

Completion


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Wednesday afternoon students worked hard to complete their monoprints.

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Everyone added details with lines, shapes and various mediums to complete their images.

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Students incorporated colored pencil, acrylic paint, and marker to create wonderful mixed media monoprints.

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Here are examples of the students’ work as they used pop art imagery for their ideas.

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Maybe you can join us for our fall sessions of Wednesday afternoon art classes.

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.

 

 

Winners


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Remembering the winners from The Art Junction’s 2012 Photography Contest & Exhibition Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.

1st Place Winner- Jim Funk, Willard, OH for his image titled “Fading into the past”.

2nd Place Winner- Allison Cogar-Zeigler, Willard, OH for her image titled “The trail”.

3rd Place Winner- Alec Casto, Willard, OH for his image titles “Nature reflecting itself”.

Honorable Mention –Jen Farrell, Willard, OH for her image titled “Iron Road”.

Honorable Mention –Alec Casto, Willard, OH for his image titled “Looking at the old chicken coop”.

 Judge’s Special Recognition- Kyrie McDevitt, Willard, OH for her image titled “The News”.

Judge’s Special Recognition- Jim Funk, Willard, OH for his image titled “An old building”.

 

Symbols of hope


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The Art Junction has returned to the Willard Hope Center this fall to offer some creative opportunities to the student members.

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This fall we explored symbols and how many symbols surround us in our daily life.

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We explored combining the various symbols together to create a pleasing design to the students.

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Everyone enjoyed the activity and could easily relate to the symbols we encounter daily.

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Everyone chose different combinations of symbols.

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A symbol is an object that represents, stands for, or suggests an idea, visual image, belief, action, or material entity. Symbols take the form of words, sounds, gestures, or visual images and are used to convey ideas and beliefs. For example, a red octagon may be a symbol for “STOP”.

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These symbol ideas will be used in an upcoming painting project the student members will be participating in.

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Everyone had fun in the creative opportunity and the fellowship we had.

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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! Located at 2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to 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

Buckeye Landscapes


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The Art Junction presents:

 

Buckeye Landscapes

 

A Photographic Journey by Amanda Kiplinger

 

Opening Saturday, September 14, 2013 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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at The Art Junction

2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays, September 20 – October 5, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

 

Come; take a journey with Amanda through her photographs of beautiful Ohio.  From Cuyahoga Valley National Park to Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio is a uniquely beautiful area of the United States.

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Amanda Kiplinger, landscape photographer from Polk, Ohio, has turned her love for photography into a profession. She has had solo exhibits including one at the National Center for Nature Photography in Toledo.  Amanda has exhibited her images throughout North-Central Ohio, most recently with the Ohio All Media Juried Exhibit at the Coburn Gallery at Ashland University. Amanda not only photographs the landscape, she also writes about nature. She has had many articles with supporting photographs published in Nature Photographer Magazine, as well as photographs only published in Cobblestone Magazine, Michigan-Out-of-Doors, Wyoming Elements, Heart of Ohio Magazine and Truth Consciences Magazine.  Two galleries represent Amanda: the Creative Chateau in Ashland, Ohio and Art 101 Gallery in Medina, Ohio.  Join us to view Amanda’s wonderful images of the beautiful Buckeye State!

 

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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! Located at 2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to 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

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Art Camp -day 2


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On day 2 of Art Camp students reviewed their outdoors paintings and used masking tape to cover elements they wanted to save before adding more paint to the images.

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This process was a new experience for the campers.

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Campers explored adding thin layers of solid color to allow the previous layers to peek through.

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After adding some some solid color to their paintings, students returned to the studio to create stencil shapes to add to the images and also allow for some drying time.

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Stencils made by the campers.

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Everyone enjoyed using the spray paint to bring their stencil ideas to life.

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Campers really had a wonderful opportunity to explore the creative process through this painting project.

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The completed images by this year’s Art Campers.

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Digital Photography Club


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There will be NO Digital Photography Club meeting this Thursday, July 4, 2013!

Enjoy the holiday and take lots of images!

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The next meeting will be August 1, 2013 at 7pm at the Art Junction.

We will have a special guest speaker: Ohio photographer, Amanda Kiplinger.  You won’t want to miss this special evening!

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Groundbreaking Photography Contest


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The Extension Library District of Huron County and The Art Junction

invites adults, photographers and those interested in digital photography to participate in the Adult Photography Contest & Exhibition:

Groundbreaking Photography

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This is a great opportunity to explore Huron County, which is a part of the Fire-lands, using the medium of photography.  If photography is a hobby, passion or passing interest this is a great way to use your talent and creative interest to view where you live.

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This contest is open to adults ages 18 years and older.  Photographs can be from one of three categories: groundbreaking moments, out of doors/place/gardens, or digging into history (historical places, etc…).  Photographs must be at least 5”x7” and be mounted, matted or framed.  For more information call the library at 419-933-8564.

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Entries must be submitted at any of the four Extension Library District of Huron County locations (Willard. Greenwich, North Fairfield, Wakeman) by Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The exhibition will take place August 9 – August 31, 2013.  Winners and prizes will be announced and awarded at the opening on Friday, August 9 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

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Disclaimer: The Art Junction and Extension Library District of Huron County will exercise every caution in the handling of your entries but cannot be held responsible for any damage, loss or theft to them!  For more information on this program call the library at 419-933-8564 or Kevin Casto, director of the Art Junction, at 419-935-3404.

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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

Local and unique images


 

Looking At The Old Chicken Coop by Alec Casto

The Art Junction presents a great opportunity for you to see local and unique images of the greater North Central Ohio community of Willard.  With the holiday season approaching this exhibition allows you the opportunity to own a piece of  unique and local art that is one of a kind!  Take the time this weekend to stop by and see a wonderful exhibition that you can be a part of.

Fading Into The Past by Jim Funk

This photography exhibition, Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow continues this Friday and Saturday evening from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Art Junction.  This is a great opportunity to view the images of ten area photographers.  Come and experience the Willard area through new eyes, exploring the Firelands as you may not have seen them before, from traditional to digital and manipulated photographic images.  Sharing and exploring the beauty of your community awakens your senses to the environment we live in which most of us take for granted.  Come view this exciting new exhibition!

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays October 13 – November 10, 2012 4:30 -7:00 p.m.

The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH.

Next to the New Haven United Methodist Church

Matthew Ramsey, Photographer, juried this exhibit.  Ramsey states, “The photography in this exhibit is very strong and gives the viewer a unique and wonderful view of the area that most casual viewers would not see.  This exhibit is a must see!”

 

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