Kevin Casto

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

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2008-14 Art Review & Sale


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Come view over 170 canvases from six years of emerging talent from the visual art students of Richmond, New Haven, Central and the former Greenfield Schools from the 2008-2014 school years.

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Under the direction of artist/teacher Kevin Casto, students have been introduced to painting and explored various themes, concepts and skills along with color theory and art history with mixed mediums on 16 x 20” canvas.

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PLEASE 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.

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This work has been on permanent display in the various elementary buildings and the board of education. Now see the work collectively in one exhibit as we transition into the new Willard Schools facility.

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The students’ paintings will be on sale during the exhibit for $20 each. All proceeds from the sale of their artwork will be placed in the art fund for the Elementary Art Program. Their artwork would be a great addition to your home, business or organization!

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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! 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

Family Art Day


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On Saturday, March 28, 2015 drop by the Art Junction between the hours of 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 noon assemble and create a 3D Butterfly out of air-dry clay or other non-traditional materials together as a family.

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In one Saturday morning using a few hand-building skills families can assemble & create their own butterflies together to celebrate renewal. Cost is $5.00 per family (this helps to cover the cost of the materials) and a canned food donation for the Willard Food Bank!

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Enjoy a free snack lunch next door at the New Haven United Methodist Church along with other fun activities!

For more information contact Kevin Casto at 419-935-3404 or email: theartjunction@yahoo.com

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Please sign up by 3/26/15.

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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! 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

Clay Bead Workshop


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Learn to create your own clay beads with polymer-based clays with various colors and designs.

Create a necklace or bracelet for yourself or as a gift!

All materials provided!     10:00 a.m. – 12 noon Ages 7 to 100

Cost $15.00 Before 1/15/15     After 1/15/15 $20.00

Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015     Class size is limited to 8.

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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

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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! 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

Winter workshops


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The Art Junction announces:

2015 Winter Workshops

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Clay Bead Workshop

Learn to create your own clay beads with polymer-based clays with various colors and designs.

Create a necklace or bracelet for yourself or as a gift!

All materials provided!     10:00 a.m. – 12 noon Ages 7 to 100

Cost $15.00 Before 1/15/15     After 1/15/15 $20.00

Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015     Class size is limited to 8.

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Intermediate Basket Weaving

Instructor Linda Kirgis will teach a class on

“How to make an intermediate bread basket”.

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.   All materials provided.

Class size minimum 5 maximum 8.

Bring a lunch, snacks and drinks.

Cost $15.00 before 2/6/15     after 2/6/15 $20.00

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BEGINNING FUSED GLASS-JEWELRY

2 Sessions         Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 10 am – 1 pm  

         &  Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 10 am – 11 am  

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. 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. 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.

Cost $30.00 Before 2/2/15     After 2/2/15 $35.00

                                           Class size minimum of 5-maximun 8

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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

*must prepay for Fused Glass Workshop!

    

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.

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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

BEGINNING FUSED GLASS-JEWELRY


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2 Sessions

Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10 am – 1 pm

         & Saturday, November 8, 2014 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.

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The first class is 3 hours long.

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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.

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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 9/27/14     After 9/27/14 $35.00

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Class size minimum of 5-maximun 8

Sign Up & Prepay for Fall Classes 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

 

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! 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

Soap Making Workshop


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Soap Making Workshop

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.

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All materials provided!  10:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Ages 6 to 106 

Cost $10.00  Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014

Must sign up by 2/4/13.

Class size is limited to 12.

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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! 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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