viewing your community

A lesson in local art history


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3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade students from the Willard City Schools visited the Art Junction in November to view the art work of military artist Don Moore, who grew up in Willard and had an exhibit of his work at the local art gallery.

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Students viewed the work of Don Moore and were led in a discussion of the artist’s work by the Art Junction’s director, Kevin Casto.

audieStudents viewed many examples of Moore’s work and learned of his influences such as Audie Murphy, whom he recreated in several drawings and prints on display at the Art Junction.

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Students had many questions about the artist, his work, and being a military artist.

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Students really enjoyed the various images of Don Moore that gave them an unexpected history lesson of the United States through his art work.

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The students learned that in 1968 Don left Willard, Ohio for the United States Marine Corps recruit depot at Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon completing boot camp and advanced combat training, he received the military occupation of illustrator/combat artist. Don served 16 ½ years in the Marine Corps before joining the Army in 1984 as an illustrator. Don retired from the military in 1989 with 22 ½ years of service.

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Students learned that Don Moore has received many awards for his artistic skill, service, and excellence. His most prized achievements are: induction into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club, knighted into the Order of St. George, and commissioned an admiral in the Texas navy.

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Owner and operator of Don Moore Illustration since 1989, Don has had a variety of notable clients, including authors John Carroll, Robert Utley, Steve Wise and Paul Hutton; United States presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush; and the magazines and corporations Armchair General Magazine, McDonnell Douglas Helicopter, the National Park Service, the Institute of Heraldry, and the History Channel.

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This was a great opportunity for students to see and learn about an artist who grew up in their hometown and became a very successful artist.

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This was a great field trip for the students to see how art is alive outside of the classroom and how they can participate in local art events like this exhibit at the Art Junction.

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Closing weekend!


 

Fading Into The Past by Jim Funk

This is the last weekend to stop by and view the exhibition: Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.

Friday and Saturday evening from 4:30 – 7:00 pm at the Art Junction.  This is a great opportunity to view the images of 10 area photographers.  Come and experience the Willard area through new eyes, exploring the Firelands, as you may not have seen them before, from traditional to digital and manipulated photographic images.  Sharing and exploring the beauty of your community awakens your senses to the environment we live in which most of us take for granted.  Come view this exciting new exhibition!

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays October 13 – November 10, 2012 4:30 -7:00 p.m.

The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH.

Next to the New Haven United Methodist Church

Matthew Ramsey, Photographer, juried this exhibit.  Ramsey states, “The photography in this exhibit is very strong and gives the viewer a unique and wonderful view of the area that most casual viewers would not see.  This exhibit is a must see!”

Autumn Fog on Peru Center Road by Kevin Casto

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

Opening Night for 2012 Photography Contest & Exhibition


 

An opening reception and awards ceremony was held Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm at the Art Junction where the cash prizes were awarded.

This photography exhibition, Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow continues every Friday and Saturday evening from 4:30 to 7:00 pm at the Art Junction.  This is a great opportunity to view the images of 10 area photographers.

Honorable Mention –Alec Casto, Willard, OH for his image titled “Looking At the Old Chicken Coop”.

Come and experience the Willard area through new eyes, exploring the Firelands as you may not have seen them before, from traditional to digital and manipulated photographic images.  Sharing and exploring the beauty of your community awakens your senses to the environment we live in which most of us take for granted.  Come view this exciting new exhibition!

Matthew Ramsey, Photographer, juried this exhibit.  Ramsey states, “The photography in this exhibit is very strong and gives the viewer a unique and wonderful view of the area that most casual viewers would not see.  This exhibit is a must see!”

The Art Junction announces its 2012 Photography Contest & Exhibition Winners from the show:

Willard, Ohio…Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.

1st Place Winner– Jim Funk, Willard, OH for his image titled “Fading Into the Past”.

2nd Place Winner– Allison Cogar-Zeigler, Willard, OH for her image titled “The Trail”.

3rd Place Winner– Alec Casto, Willard, OH for his image titled “Nature Reflecting Itself”.

Honorable Mention –Jen Farrell, Willard, OH for her image titled “Iron Road”.

Honorable Mention –Alec Casto, Willard, OH for his image titled “Looking At the Old Chicken Coop”.

Judge’s Special Recognition- Kyrie McDevitt, Willard, OH for her image titled “The News”.

Judge’s Special Recognition- Jim Funk, Willard, OH for his image titled “An Old Building”.

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