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Family Art Day


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On Saturday, April 8, 2017 drop by the Art Junction between the hours of 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

In one Saturday morning families can create their own butterfly out of sculpey clay to celebrate renewal.

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

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                                                  Please sign up by 4/7/17 for Family Art Day.

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The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH. Next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.

 

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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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

The Community Summer Art Exhibition!


2016 Summer Art Exhibit
 

This exhibit is composed of 17 local, area and regional artists…

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who are exhibiting 40 items composed of paintings, pottery, watercolors, pastels, fused-glass, and photography…

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through the Willard, Greenwich, North Fairfield and Wakeman branches of the Huron County Community Library for this exhibition and contest.

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 On Saturday, August 6, 2016 join us for the opening celebration of this exhibit! Local musician Doug Tudor will be performing on guitar

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and homemade ice cream will be served by members of the New Haven United Methodist Church on the lawn next to the Art Junction from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

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   *Art awards will be presented at 7:15 p.m. on August 6, 2016.

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Regular gallery hours for the Super Summer Art Exhibition will be Fridays & Saturdays, August 6 – 27, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

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Please join us for our opening night on August 6, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30!

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 The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street in New Haven, OH (next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.)

The exhibition will take place August 6 – August 27, 2016.    

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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

 

Spring Family Art Day


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Family Art Day was all about butterflies.

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Everyone had the opportunity to transform bow-tie pasta into butterflies.

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There were many different ways to approach the project.

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All involved had fun.

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It was great fun to see families create together.

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Maybe you can join us for our next Family Art Day in December.

Art of the Passion


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8 artists & paintings that examine the events of Holy Week.

 

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 Closing reception Sunday May 15, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Exhibition Hours:

March 20 – 25, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays, April 2 – May 14, 2016 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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The Art Junction and New Haven United Methodist Church present an exhibit to examine the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ through visual art. We invite you to examine the events of Holy week and reconnect with the passion through a unique opportunity to discover Christ visually! Eight artists will examine the themes listed below:

 

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  1. Palm Sunday: Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem. Crowd proclaims him “King”
  2. Holy Monday: The cleansing of the temple. Jesus frees the animals to be slaughtered.
  3. Holy Tuesday: Outraged Pharisees plot to eliminate Jesus/ the withered tree/Mt. of Olives sermon.
  4. Spy Wednesday: Judas agrees to betray Jesus / tells how to easily capture him.
  5. Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper / Agony in the garden / Jesus is arrested.
  6. Good Friday: The trial, crucifixion, death, and burial of Jesus.
  7. Holy Saturday / Black Sabbath: the Sabbath on which Jesus rested in the tomb.
  8. Easter Sunday: the ‘Resurrection’ of Jesus

 

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The artists used a 30 x 40” canvas to depict their day of holy week 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 holy week in one venue.

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The eight artists participating in this event are: Matt Ramsey, artist from Norwalk; James Easter, artist from Toledo; Heidi Helgeson, artist/teacher from Norwalk; Alec Casto, photographer & painter from Willard; Karen Coffey Wilson, artist from New Haven; Lynda Stoneham, artist/teacher from Norwalk; David Wolff, artist/teacher from Collins; and Kevin Casto, artist/teacher, photographer from Willard.

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The Art Junction invites you to experience and celebrate the passion of Christ through this unique visual opportunity for our community!

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 Super Summer Art Exhibition!


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 This exhibit is composed of local, area and regional artists who have presented their paintings, sculptures, watercolors, pastels, digital art, and photography through the Willard, Greenwich, North Fairfield and Wakeman branches of the Huron County Community Library for this exhibition and contest.

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On Saturday, August 8, 2015 join us for the opening celebration of this exhibit! Local musician Bob Cox will be performing on guitar and home-made ice cream will be served by the New Haven United Methodist Church on the lawn next to the Art Junction from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.   *Art awards will be presented at 7:00 p.m. on August 8, 2015.

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Regular gallery hours for the Super Summer Art Exhibition will be Fridays & Saturdays, August 14 – 29, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Please join us for our opening night on August 8, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:30!

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The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street in New Haven, OH (next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.The exhibition will take place August 8 – August 29, 2015.    

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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

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

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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.

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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

Thank-you!


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The Art Junction wishes to say a big thanks to the New Haven United Methodist Church for giving us the space we use for the gallery, art classes and studio space and to share it with our local community!  Thanks so much!  We have had over 600 visitors this year!

Closing Weekend


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Charles Casto

Retrospective

       “I made signs before I could talk”

Exhibition of a Creative Life

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Closing Weekend at The Art Junction

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

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays, October 11 – November 1, 2014 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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Charles Casto artist, art educator, sign painter, and entrepreneur; this exhibition will examine his model of a creative life. Eisner (1998) states, “The act of creation -does not follow an unalterable schedule but is a journey that unfolds…a conversation between the worker and the work”. Come view the varied work that spans a 40-year sign painting/ billboard painter career, 31 years in art education and 50+ years in creative pursuits.

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            Art shows, exhibits and working as technical/art director of the theatre program were some of highlights of his tenure as a visual arts teacher.  Watching students develop their skills over four years and pursuing collegiate art and a career in the arts has been very satisfying to Charles.  He states that there is not a week that goes by that he does not hear from former art students who enjoyed his classes. Charles states, “I am thrilled with all of the former students who have continued in the arts as a career path and those who continue to pursue a creative life!”

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…A cabinetmaker’s son

His hands were meant for different work

And his heart was known to none

He left his home and went his lone and solitary way

And he gave to me a gift

I know I never can repay (Fogelberg, 1981).

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Come to the Art Junction and celebrate a creative life that has inspired many to pursue the arts. View Charles work and examples from former students who are now professional artists like Steve Axtel, Don Moore and others.

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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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