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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

 

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Southern Exposure


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at The Art Junction

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

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Opening reception Saturday, October 17, 2015 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays, October 23 – November 7, 2015 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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Come celebrate visual creativity, fun and diversity through these wonderful expressions of art from our greater community of Huron County!

Artists’ Open Studio, Inc. was created for adults with developmental disabilities from Huron County. However, it is a place for aspiring artists of all abilities who enjoy sharing their creative spirits among other local artists. Each person works independently, yet with the support and encouragement from the group and AOS staff. Artists come from many walks of life with various skills to our uninstructed meetings. Painting & ceramic studio artists gather weekly at Christie Lane in Norwalk.

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Artists’ Open Studio sponsors an annual Art Exhibit – traditionally held the 3rd Friday of June at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center Gallery, 350 Shady Lane Dr, Norwalk. Our 2016 exhibit at Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center Gallery, Begins Friday, June 17, 1:00-7:00

Artwork may be purchased at our shows or from our displays at Christie Lane with profits going directly to the artists. AOS also creates products for sale to purchase art supplies for the artists from Christie Lane. Purchases of handmade ceramic tile, recycled glass jewelry, note cards, stationary, and custom printing help to support AOS.

Artists’ Open Studio is sponsored by Huron County Board of DD and has received funds from Fund for Huron County, Citizens Banking Company, Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Ohio Arts Council & private donors. Contact Lynda Stoneham for more information. 419-668-8840 ext. 1439 or artistsopenstudio.inc@gmail.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

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

Digital Photography Club


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The Art Junction announces the formation of:

The Digital Photography Club

 

The first meeting will be Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 7-8 pm at the Art Junction in New Haven, Ohio. 

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If you have an interest in digital photography, wish to meet others with the same interest, wish to share your images, learn more about photography, or just want to improve your skills. …this may be the place for you to explore and grow your interest in photography!

 

The Digital Photography Club is free and open to all with an interest in sharing and learning more about photography.  Meetings will be the 1st Thursday of each month from 7-8 p.m.

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If you are interested in participating or learning more, plan on attending March 7 at 7pm at The Art Junction in New Haven.  Bring your camera and an example of your photography to share!

 

For more information contact Kevin at 419-935-3404 or email: 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! 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

Diversity Exhibition


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The Art Junction announces:

The Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Exhibition

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Sunday, January 20, 2013   2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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We need your Art Work!

Come Celebrate Diversity in our community & the Life of Dr. King by participating in this event.

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Drop off your Art: drawings, paintings, photography & mixed media images ready to hang at the Art Junction

Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 9am -12noon

For questions or information call 419-935-3404 or email theartjunction@yahoo.com

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Artwork should follow the theme of peace, diversity, community and the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.

 Create some art as a group, family, as friends or by yourself and display it in this Local Community Exhibition.

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This is a Free event sponsored by the Art Junction & The New Haven United Methodist Church.

 All ages are welcome to participate!

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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

 

Closing Weekend


Closing weekend for the Art of Drue Roberts at The Art Junction.

The Art Junction presents:

                         The Road So Far…

The artwork of Drue Roberts

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays September 14 – October 6, 2012 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

 

Drue Roberts graduated from Willard High School in 1993 and went on to study Geology. After graduate school, he became an environmental geologist performing studies at superfund sites, the military and national laboratories. Drue is a self-taught artist who specializes in acrylic painting and has shown his work in Santa Fe, New Mexico and in Ohio. He and his wife have travelled the country and now reside in Granville, Ohio with their two boys.

Art is an extension of the inner artist and there is always some trepidation in sharing so much of one’s self. “When I think of showing my artwork in my hometown, it simply terrifies me,” Roberts shared. “Here I stand at the midpoint of my life worrying how people I haven’t seen in 20 years will react to it. Much of what I’ve spent my life seeing, analyzing and interpreting is wrapped up in these paintings.” A lot of how he sees the world has been colored by his experiences and the culture that exists in Willard, Ohio.

 

Roberts, a geologist by trade who has traveled the country with his work, taught himself to draw and paint. He began with colored pencils and eventually graduated to acrylic paints, which he’s used to develop his unique style of layering paint using bold colors and pronounced light and shadows to produce his diverse themes. Roberts’ experience as a geologist dealing with environmental contamination inspires much of his work. “Presenting an amplified view of our surroundings awakens the viewer to the impact our lives have on the world around us,” he said. He also adds that the murals of Diego Rivera, the sparseness of Edward Hopper and the dinosaurs of William Stout influence his work.

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On Wednesday evening the exhibition Deleted Scenes was installed at the Art Junction.

New York artist Bruce Bitmead was helping to direct the installation of the exhibit.

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Selected drawings, paintings and sculptures since 1997 by Bruce Bitmead

Opening Reception Friday, July 20, 2012 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

at The Art Junction

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

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays July 21 – August 18, 2012 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

Bruce Philip Bitmead was born in Buffalo, New York in 1963 and graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1983, starting to paint in earnest that same year.  He has been exhibiting his works steadily since 1987, mainly in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York, with solo shows in California and London, England.  Bitmead spent much of the 80’s and 90’s employed as a graphic designer and illustrator in Chicago, but returned to Buffalo in 1998, where he concentrates on his personal work.  Bitmead is no stranger to North Central Ohio, having served as an artist in residence in the 90’s at Black River Local Schools and Willard City Schools.

“Since 1983, I have alternately concentrated on drawing, painting and sculpture in both representational and abstract manners.  The skills I learn in one discipline inform the others, which has enabled me to slowly but surely develop a cohesive artistic vision over the past 29 years.  I am glad for the opportunity to gather various types of work and present them in one exhibit at the Art Junction.”

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

Meet Painter Bruce Bitmead


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Bruce Philip Bitmead was born in Buffalo, New York in 1963 and graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1983, starting to paint in earnest that same year.  He has been exhibiting his works steadily since 1987, mainly in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York, with solo shows in California and London, England.  Bitmead spent much of the 80’s and 90’s employed as a graphic designer and illustrator in Chicago, but returned to Buffalo in 1998, where he concentrates on his personal work.  Bitmead is no stranger to North Central Ohio, having served as an artist in residence in the 90’s at Black River Local Schools and Willard City Schools.

“Since 1983, I have alternately concentrated on drawing, painting and sculpture in both representational and abstract manners.  The skills I learn in one discipline inform the others, which has enabled me to slowly but surely develop a cohesive artistic vision over the past 29 years.  I am glad for the opportunity to gather various types of work and present them in one exhibit at the Art Junction.”

Bruce Bitmead’s long-weathered painting table, or taboret, carries 20 years of paint and scars.

Slick black ice coats the walk on the winding way to Bruce Bitmead’s basement studio. He welcomes me into a single long rectangular room with a low ceiling right off the laundry room of a large brick apartment house anchoring one corner of a Richmond Avenue roundabout. Bitmead is a painter who loves paint. His paint table, or taborette, is evident of the 20-plus years of his artistic life. A short, ordinary, mass-produced, two-shelved cabinet, it is essentially grey with years of built-up encrustations of flicked pigment mixed into a congealed impasto. It stands on little wheels as over time he moves it from one studio to another.

“Twelve years in Buffalo, the longest I’ve ever stayed in one place,” he says, “Seven years in one apartment.”  After art school, Bitmead was a graphic artist for a while in Illinois. With no car or bike but not far from work, he spent evenings walking home through lighted suburban neighborhoods wondering what lives were lived within. His paintings, landscapes for the most part, create for the viewer the same wonder lust. Using the pictorial vocabulary of Edward Hopper, Fairfield Porter, and more recently Alex Katz, Bitmead situates his subject houses in a built environment. They look heavy in the earth, fixed vessels with strong intentional architecture in a palette of grays, blues, and ocher-whites that appear inhabited but give no animate expectations. He illuminates these in brush-width strokes: windows in the side of a house, moonlight grazing sidewalks.

Unlike Hopper or Porter, there is no narrative, no visual story line to identify time or place. Nothing to suggest familiarity. His paintings are closer to those of the well-known New York painter, Alex Katz. Like Katz, Bitmead builds paintings modularily with a fully loaded brush, creating a stark solid weight of a roof line in one stroke, placing one tree slightly in front of another tree and both in front of a house within a raking light ebbing at the penumbra of a cast shadow all with an assured sense of the way paint color affects the perception of volume in a painting.“I always felt outside, even in a city, felt left out of things, uninvited wondering what it would be to be part of something inside,” he says.

Bitmead’s paintings are strong in exactly those terms and why a viewer might recognize a similar vantage point: the sense of outside, just passing through. One new painting is of doors—one facing another, each seeming to question the other’s interior. Another sites a low brick wall featuring a vacant open rectangle with blue sky beyond. Bitmead works in a painterly way, investing his images with both craft and character, but it is the character of a glimpse, a brief encounter, a momentary memory flash to a film, or novel, or poem. It is in the rectangle and how the distance from the painter (observer) to the space (subject matter) creates a context, a believable place. In Bitmead, an artist with a gentle probing curiosity, inspiration is fused with an incentive to find the intrinsic character of each spatial mystery.

-From: Artvoice Buffalo, NY  http://artvoice.com/

Bitmead’s exhibit called Deleted Scenes Selected drawings, paintings and sculptures since 1997 by Bruce Philip Bitmead, which opens at the Art Junction on Friday July 20, 2012 with a reception.  The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church Regular Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays July 21 – August 18, 2012 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. *Special showings upon request!

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

Create your own Basket Workshop


Linda Kirgis will teach you how to make a small, round reed basket.

The basket will be from 5-1/2” to 8-1/2” in diameter (your choice) & will be woven from flat reed and round reed.

You will have the opportunity to weave in the color of your choice.

 Cost $25 includes all supplies.

We have extended the deadline -Sign up by June 16, 2012

The tools are simple and will be provided for your use during the class.

Class Size 6-8 people participants Ages 10 and up

 Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012 

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

(or until all baskets are completed.) Please feel free to bring along snacks,drinks or a lunch for yourself.

To sign up for this workshop email: theartjunction@yahoo.com  or call 419-935-3404

Drawing the out-of-doors


The home-school art class had a drawing session outdoors to explore viewing the environment around the Art Junction and capturing it in a drawing.

This was a new experience for the students and a great way to learn how to really look at the world around us that we tend to take for granted.

Drawing outside is known as “Plein Air” drawing. Literally translated, this French term means “in the open air”.

Drawing and painting outside is a common thing for artists to do today, but as writer Marion Boddy Evans explains, “…in the late 1800s when the Impressionists ventured out of their studios into nature to investigate and capture the effects of sunlight and different times of days on a subject, it was quite revolutionary.”

French Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir advocated en plein air painting, and much of their work was done outdoors, in the diffuse light provided by a large white umbrella. The popularity of outdoor painting has endured throughout the 20th century and continues today at the Art Junction!

Everyone had fun in this great creative exercise on a warm spring afternoon in north-central Ohio.