New Haven United Methodist

A Harvest of Attributes


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Coming this autumn

-a new visual art project that is a collaboration of The Art Junction and New Haven United Methodist Church.

A Harvest of Attributes: art that examines the fruit of the spirit.

The Fruit of the Holy Spirit is a biblical term that sums up nine attributes of a Christian life according to Paul in his Letter to the Galatians “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

  1. Love –Nancy Beckett
  2. Joy –James Easter
  3. Peace –Alec Casto
  4. Forbearance/patience -Kevin Casto
  5. Kindness –David Wolff
  6. Goodness –Cynde Spyker
  7. Faithfulness –Karen Wilson
  8. Gentleness –Lynda Stoneham
  9. Self-control –Anita Andrews

The Art Junction and New Haven United Methodist Church present an exhibit to examine the fruit that identifies a Christian through visual art.

This group exhibit of nine visual artists will examine and lead the viewer through a visual journey and communicate a message of Christian love and encouragement.  The exhibit will invite the community to examine the attributes of the Christian life that can be gained through a life centered on Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Family Art Day was held on December 5, 2015.  We had a large attendance this year.

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Everyone enjoyed creating a candy cane from sculpey clay.

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It was a fun day for families to come and build a memory together for the Christmas season.

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Everyone enjoyed the simple building process and working with their hands.

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The Art Junction enjoys sponsoring events that bring families together with art to create a stronger community.

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There was a wonderful, wide variety of colors used to create the canes this year.

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We had a great time at this year’s Family Art Day.  A big thanks to New Haven United Methodist Church for helping with this event and serving a lunch along with crafts and hosting a community Christmas tree in the square this year.

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Thanks also to the Artists’ Open Studio for exhibiting their work during Family Art Day.

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Maybe you can join us for our Spring Family Art Day coming in March 2016.

Art of the Passion: paintings that examine the events of Holy Week and the Passion of Jesus Christ.


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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.

Eight artists will examine the themes listed below:

  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/ 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.-Alec
  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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This group exhibit of visual art will reach out to the local community through the visual arts and communicate a message through invitation of the Passion of Christ in a visual method. The exhibit will invite the viewer to examine the life of Jesus and to discover a deeper meaning of the passion through a unique opportunity to worship Christ visually.

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New Haven UMC would provide the canvases to the artists. Artists would complete paintings by March 5, 2016 and installation would be on March 19, 2016.

Artists would retain rights to artwork and can sell artwork with the stipulation that the work will be available for display at New Haven UMC for the next five years during Lent/Holy week.

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The exhibition of artwork will be from Sunday, March 20 – May 1, 2016.   A reception will be held either at the beginning or end of the exhibition.

Artists will be given the opportunity to speak about their painting during the exhibit of the work and during a Sunday service.

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Artistically yours,

Kevin Casto

Director of The Art Junction

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.

 

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

 

Opportunity


The Art Junction is looking for an artist or artists who would be interested in participating in an upcoming project…

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Art of the Passion: paintings that examine the events of Holy Week and the Passion of Jesus Christ.

Interested parties should contact Kevin Casto email: theartjunction@yahoo.com

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Charles Casto -Exhibition of a Creative Life


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     Retrospective

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       “I made signs before I could talk”

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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 with the artist Saturday, October 11, 2014 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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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

Landscapes -A group exhibition of painting and photography


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Landscapes

A group exhibition of painting and photography

at The Art Junction

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

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Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays, September 13 – October 4, 2014 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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Landscape is the depiction in art of natural scenery where the main subject is a wide view, with its elements arranged into a coherent composition. Landscape views in art may be entirely imaginary or copied from reality with varying degrees of accuracy. Come; view the 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.

 Join us to view 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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Spring ART Exhibition


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The Art Junction presents:

Willard High School Art Department’s

Spring ART Exhibition

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Opening Reception Friday, April 25, 2014 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

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Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays April 25 – May 10, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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Come view the paintings, drawings and sculptural 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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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