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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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Family Art Day


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On Saturday, April 12, 2014 drop by the Art Junction between the hours of 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 noon and create

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a 3D Butterfly out of air-dry clay or non-traditional materials together as a family.

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In one Saturday morning using a few hand-building skills families can 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!

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

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Please sign up by 4/11/14.

 

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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

Visual Music


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Willard City Schools Elementary Art Department

4th grade ART Exhibition

Opening Reception Friday, May 17, 2013 6:30 – 8:30 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 May 18 – June 1, 2012 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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Come view the expressionistic paintings of the Willard City Schools 4th grade visual art students under the direction of artist/teacher Kevin Casto. Students explored the theme of music in the style of expressionism with mixed media on 16 x 20” canvas.  Students worked in groups as they combined the ideas of music and expressionism to create Visual Music. 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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The 4th grade students’ 16” x 20” expressionistic 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!

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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

Art and Steak


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This weekend stop by

The Art Junction  to see the

Willard High School Art Department’s

Spring ART Exhibition

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Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays April 19 – May 11, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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Come view the paintings, drawings and clay work of Willard High School visual art students under the direction of Art Teacher John Buss.

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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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Saturday night next door to the Art Junction

enjoy the famous homemade Swiss Steak dinner of the New Haven United Methodist Church!

 

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Spring Art Show


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The Art Junction presents:

Willard High School Art Department’s

Spring ART Exhibition

Opening Reception Sunday, April 14, 2013 2:00 – 4:30 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 April 19 – May 11, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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Come view the paintings, drawings and clay work of Willard High School visual art students under the direction of Art Teacher John Buss. 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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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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Family Art Day


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Family Art Day

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Drop by between 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon

 Bring your family and create a 3D Butterfly out of air-dry clay together as a family.

In one Saturday morning using a few hand-building skills families can create their own butterflies together to celebrate renewal and rebirth.

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Cost is $3.00 per person

(This helps to cover the cost of the materials)

*PLUS a canned food donation to the Willard Food Bank!

 Plus you can 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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 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

2013 Diversity Exhibition


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On January 20, 2013 the Art Junction held its first Diversity Exhibition.

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We had images displayed from the Willard Hope Center.

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Students from the Willard City Schools Elementary Art Department also had their collaborative work on display.

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Our Town Studios in Mt. Vernon submitted this image of Dr. King for the exhibition.

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Celeryville Christian School and Stockyard Elementary in Cleveland submitted many wonderful images of  Dr. King and his dream of freedom, equality and diversity for our country.

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We also had the opportunity to display images by local and regional artists along with the students’ work.

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Community-based art education brings together a wide variety of community to celebrate, inspire and build a working understanding of the wonderful diversity of our community and country.

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If you were unable to join us this year, plan on next year to create some art to celebrate the diversity of our community, and join us for this wonderful artistic celebration of diversity.  Help keep the dream of Dr. King alive!

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